Your Ultimate Travel Haircare List

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The temperature is beginning to rise as summer, summer, summertime approaches. Warmer weather also means that vacation season is right around the corner!

While you’re booking trips and planning your itinerary, figuring out which looks you’re going to slay and how you’ll wear your hair can leave you stuck on how to pack. Whether you rock your natural locks, braids or a straight hairstyle, deciding what haircare needs to toss into your luggage can be a bit overwhelming.

Before you start stressing, The Cut Life has got your back with a list of travel-friendly haircare products, plus style options that will have you stunting flawlessly throughout your vacation.

Snatched & Laid

Keep your hairline sleek with Creme of Nature Perfect Edges On the Go Hair Gel. This pomade comes in a petite tube with an easy-to-apply applicator tip that will leave your edges laid.

Satin Everything

Those hotel room pillows may be comfy, but that pillowcase could be ruining your hair. Instead, use a satin pillowcase to protect your mane from dryness. This foldable fabric doesn’t absorb the hair’s natural oils like cotton and allows you to maintain your hairstyle.

No More Tangles

All you’ll need is one single brush with Tangle Teezer’s The Ultimate Professional Finishing Hairbrush. This tool works on both curly and straight textures to detangle and smooth your tresses, and it’s perfect for styling.

Freshen Up

Keep your curls from falling flat, your braids popping, and your straight strands looking lustrous with hair refreshers. Try Drybar Triple Sec 3-in-1, Uncle Funky’s Daughter Defunk Hair Refresher Spray or Vernon Francois SCALP NOURISH~MENT Braids and Locs Spray to give your hairstyle a touch-up between washes.

Go Wireless

Uphold your straight hairstyle with a compact, cordless flatiron. Conair Travel Smart Thermacell Straightener and CHI Smart Titanium 1-Inch Ceramic Cordless Iron are convenient heat styling tools and essential when traveling to foreign countries without compatible outlets.

On-the-Go Curls

If your curls are looking limp, opt for curlers to keep your tendrils springy without the heat. Try a soft, bendable curler like Conair Comfy Curlers. This product works on either wet or dry hair and is easy to store in your carryon luggage.

Now that you know what haircare products to pack, it’s time to pick a hairstyle that will stay on point while you’re vacationing.

Braids, Locs, Twists

From a twisted updo to cornrows or long plaits, these protective styles can be worn in a variety of ways. 

Get Wiggy With It

Wigs are a quick way to switch it up while on vacay. There are many styles to try, so let your inner chameleon out to play.

Crotchet It

This style is a fierce way to add some textured length and can be worn in several ways.


If you prefer wearing your own hair, then add a colorful printed scarf, a stylish hat or hair jewelry to a top knot bun, low ponytail or free-flowing hairstyle. These accessories are sure to take your look up a notch.

Hopefully, these tips help you stay summertime fly and vacation ready. Bon voyage!

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