A Guide to Travel Haircare Essentials
Our team has started travelling again, which has brought up the question from our guests... what do hairstylists take in their suitcase?! We've perfected our travel kits, whether you're checking a bag or you only ever travel with carry on luggage!
Haircare essentials for travelling
Travel size Haircare
If you want to continue with your amazing haircare routine on vacation, Innersense Organic Beauty has all the travel sizes you need to keep that momentum! We love the Colour Awakening Hairbath, Colour Radiance Conditioner and Sweet Spirit to start (also available in a TRIO). For curlies, I Create Volume and I Create Hold are amazing for different climates with more humidity! For finer, straight and wavy hair, we love I Create Waves Sea Salt Spray. We recommend bringing just what you need, we hope that vacation hair will be effortless and free flowing!
Since travel has opened up recently, we've kept the CUTEST travel kits by Innersense in stock as well. Receive a cotton travel bag, 2oz hairbath, 2oz conditioner, 2oz leave in, as well as a bonus FULL SIZE Detox Hair Mask, perfect for when you get home to reset your hair.
Shampoo and conditioner bars
Already maxed out on your liquids? We got you. Our shampoo and conditioner bars from the High-End Hippie Wellness Company are perfect, since they're a solid! We have both sizes available, but the Mini's are the perfect size to pack for most vacations. We also totally use the shampoo bars for shaving and as a body wash #LifeHack. Our best seller is the Awaken line, and we even have a 3 in 1 for short hair and masculine folks in our life.
Styling and Tools to Take on Vacation
This section will get more personal with how much time you like to spend on your hair when on vacation, so we'll tell you the basics and you can build from there.
Travel sized Blowdryer
Diana discovered this toy sized Babyliss Pro blowdryer. OKOK, so it's not going to be like the one at home, but... it will do the trick (and is probably better than some of the hotel dryers!). The Babyliss PRO Nano-Titanium Bambino Compact Dryer offers a hot and very powerful airflow while being compact, ultra-lightweight and well balanced. Diffuser & narrow nozzle included.
Packable Small Brushes
Next up is a salon favourite of ours, the Tangle Teezer, but this time in Compact style! There are a lot of benefits to using a wet brush vs regular hair brush or comb, including reducing breakage, more efficient detangling and healthier hair. Make sure that your hair gets the same VIP treatment on vacation, that it does at home! The compact is a smaller size than the Original or Brush and includes a removable cover so the bristles don't get crushed in your bag.
Did you know that our best selling Boar Bristle Hairbrush comes in a travel size?! The news is true. Your new best friend is a hairbrush... the Boar Bristle and Nylon brush is designed with a natural rubber cushion allowing the pressure to be absorbed and distributed evenly, providing a gentle brushing action on your hair and scalp. Hair brushing can stimulate the scalp and polish the hair shaft, supporting healthy, shiny hair. This is for dry hair only.
You might want to take that hair towel too...
Not quite a tool, but a must have in Diana's suitcase, is the Stray & Wander Hair Towel. We love a fluffy hotel towel, but they can sometimes be heavy on your hair. causing tension when you've wrapped your hair to dry. Traditionally used for Hammam (Turkish baths), these beautifully-crafted towels are now widely used in spas, on the beach and in the home. Made of Turkish cotton - they are both absorbent and quick-drying (needed for anyone travelling!). Life hack: They can be used as a scarf on the plane as well.
Body Care for Travel
We love focussing on the hair love, but there are a couple body care items that we've found to be really helpful for travel.
Solid body butter
Fersk Selfcare's Body Butter Bars are formulated to be an all-in-one exfoliant moisturizer, replacing a liquid in your suitcase. The finely ground rose petals and sugar act as a gentle exfoliant ensuring to scrub away at the dead skin cells, while all the other ingredients serve to keep your body moisturized and silky smooth. Hydrate your body with our ultra-nourishing, long-lasting, rose and beetroot body butter bars! Keep your skin nourished while you're away from home.
the body treatment you need on every trip
The final tip is to always have your small bottle of Harmonic Healing Oil with you... this healing oil from Innersense is an amazing multi purpose product. This sacred oil is formulated with a blend of emollient oils and flower essences, including sacred tamanu, evening primrose and macadamia. Rich in antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients, this luscious oil delivers hydration and nourishment. We love this as a scalp treatment for itchy and irritated scalps, sunburns (yes, that tamanu oil is amazing), bug bites or a body oil. We've even heard a rumour that Joanne from Innersense uses it as a deodorant, but you'll have to try that yourself.
Now packing for that long awaited trip is as easy as 1, 2, 3! We hope you find this helpful on your travels, and if you do end up following our guide, make sure you tag us in your photos!