In my decades-long effort to control and manage my curly hair, I’ve learned a few things along the way. The first being that curly hair is sensitive. It’s also finicky and most days it has a mind of its own. If I slack on my hair care routine, even a little, things can quickly head south. But few things wear on my hair as much as travel does. Salty ocean water, chlorinated pools and the sun are all great for my soul, but hard on my hair. In an effort to keep my hair healthy, beautiful and flake-free I use a few tips for maintaining healthy hair during travels.
5 Tips For Maintaining Healthy Hair During Travel
1. Always pack a wide tooth comb or hair pick and not a brush.
I was taught from an early age to never use a brush on curly hair. Brush bristles separate your hair strands and actually cause your hair to become more frizzy. A wide tooth comb or hair pick allows you to work out the tangles without separating the strands of hair.
2. Always rinse off after being in the ocean or the pool.
I love the way salty ocean air gives me great beach hair but I don’t like the drying effect it has after. Rinsing off after a trip to the beach or pool will help get rid of most chemicals on your hair until you can shower. The longer the chemicals can hang out, the more damage they do.
3. Bring your hair care products with you.
In the age of the TSA 3oz rule, this isn’t an easy task, but narrow down your items to the most essential you own and pack them in smaller TSA-approved containers. A good hair care routine is important to the health of your hair: bringing your favorite items with you allows you to maintain that routine – and as much as I travel, I spend more time in hotel room showers than I do in my own! You can buy 3 oz. TSA-approved travel containers to fill with your own hair care products at just about any store that has a travel-sized product section.
4. Use the right hair care products.
This goes with #3. Great hair starts at the scalp! Just like no one enjoys dry, damaged hair; neither do we enjoy itchy scalp and dandruff. So using the correct shampoo and conditioner is important – a shampoo such as Head & Shoulders Green Apple Shampoo! Angeline and I both have thick, curly hair and we have been using Head & Shoulders off and on for years to in an effort to combat the itch and keep our hair healthy.
All Head & Shoulders products contain the active ingredient pyrithione zinc, which has been proven in numerous clinical trials to get rid of dandruff when used on a regular basis.
Head & Shoulders is clinically proven to provide relief for even the toughest of dandruff, but it also cleans, protects and moisturizes. All of which work to achieve healthy, shiny and smooth hair. It’s a win-win! Plus it easily transfers to those TSA-approved bottles so I can take it on the go!
5. Learn a few cute but easy up do’s or pack a flat iron.
There are days when no matter what you do, the curl is going to do what the curl wants to do. On these days it’s great to have a few cute and easy up do’s…or you can skip the curly mess all together and bring a mini flat iron with you to straighten your hair. I have to flat iron my bangs anyway, so I sometimes use it to straighten ALL of my hair while traveling to make styling easier.
Why You Should try Head & Shoulders
Head & Shoulders has been around for more than 50 years and it’s actually the NUMBER ONE shampoo brand IN THE WORLD. In the WORLD, folks!! It’s a high quality shampoo that helps us all live flake free, and I can tell you from personal experience since I was a teenager (we are talking 20+ years experience using Head & Shoulders) that even when I DON’T have any dandruff issues, Head & Shoulders helps keep my hair shiny and pretty!
Whether you suffer from occasional dandruff or everyday scalp stress (product overuse, sweat, over styling), Head & Shoulders can be your everyday hair care hero. Not only is it clinically proven to provide relief for even the toughest of dandruff, but it also cleans, protects and moisturizes, leaving your hair smelling, feeling and looking great.
There are a few Head & Shoulders products that you may not even be aware are available on Amazon! For instance, there is the Head & Shoulders Instant Relief Shampoo that utilizes the standard Head & Shoulders proprietary 1 percent pyrithione zinc technology, but is also formulated with tea tree essence and peppermint oil that provides instant, cooling relief to your scalp on contact and begins working with the very first wash to restore and maintain the health of your scalp to keep your hair healthy, shiny and smooth.
The Head & Shoulders Green Apple Shampoo boasts that same superior dandruff technology and proprietary 1 percent pyrithione zinc technology, but is formulated with fresh scent technology in a crisp, clean green apple scent! Yum! It’s pH balanced and gentle enough for daily use on all hair types, including colored or chemically treated hair, and removes up to 94 percent of dandruff irritants.
Head & Shoulders Old Spice Pure Sport 2-in-1 is a shampoo plus conditioner formulated with the scent of Old Spice Pure Sport, and is specially formulated to take on grease, oil and flakes and removes up to 94 percent of dandruff irritants!
You can find the full line of Head & Shoulders products on Amazon.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Head & Shoulders. The opinions and text are all mine.