Travel Haircare Do’s and Don’ts: Expert Tips for Healthy Hair

Posted by Shannen Davies on

Traveling is exciting, but it can be tough on your hair. Dealing with changing climates and limited access to your favorite products means planning ahead to keep your hair healthy and looking great. Here are some expert travel haircare tips to ensure your hair stays fabulous on your adventures.


1. Do Use Solid Shampoo and Conditioner Bars


  • Why: Solid bars are perfect for travel as they are compact, lightweight, and TSA-friendly. Plus, they reduce plastic waste.
  • Pro Tip: Discover our sustainable and scalp-friendly shampoo and conditioner bars. They're compact and travel-friendly, making them easy to pack and provide nourishing care to your hair whilst traveling.
2. Do Pack a Good Dry Shampoo


  • Why: Dry shampoo is a lifesaver for freshening up your hair between washes, especially during long trips or busy days.
  • Pro Tip: Our dry shampoo brush - The Day After Brush is formulated with natural ingredients to keep your hair looking clean and voluminous without the use of harmful chemicals found in aerosol dry shampoo.
3. Do Protect Your Hair from the Sun


  • Why: UV rays can damage your hair, leading to dryness and color fade.
  • Pro Tip: Wear a hat or use a UV protection spray to shield your hair from the sun's harmful rays.
4. Do Keep Your Hair Hydrated


  • Why: Travel can dehydrate your hair, especially when flying or visiting dry climates.
  • Pro Tip: Use a leave-in conditioner or a hydrating hair mask to maintain moisture levels. Our conditioner bars are excellent for keeping your hair nourished on the go.
5. Do Use a Wet Brush


  • Why: A wet brush helps detangle hair gently whilst reducing breakage.
  • Pro Tip: Always comb starting from the ends and working your way up to avoid tugging and breaking.


1. Don’t Over-Wash Your Hair


  • Why: Over-washing can strip your hair of its natural oils, leading to dryness and damage.
  • Pro Tip: Use our dry shampoo brush between washes to keep your hair fresh without over-washing. Aim to wash your hair every 2-3 days depending on your hair type.
2. Don’t Skip Conditioning


  • Why: Skipping conditioner can leave your hair dry and unmanageable.
  • Pro Tip: Our conditioner bars are easy to pack and will keep your hair soft and tangle-free, even in challenging travel conditions.
3. Don’t Use Harsh Styling Tools


  • Why: Excessive use of heat styling tools can damage your hair.
  • Pro Tip: Embrace natural styles while traveling. If you must use styling tools, apply a heat protectant beforehand and use the lowest effective heat setting.
4. Don’t Ignore Local Water Quality


  • Why: The quality of water can vary greatly from place to place, affecting how your hair reacts to washing.
  • Pro Tip: Rinse your hair with bottled or filtered water if the local water is harsh. Using our gentle shampoo bars can also help mitigate the effects of hard water.
5. Don’t Forget to Pack Hair Essentials


  • Why: It’s easy to forget your haircare essentials when packing in a hurry.
  • Pro Tip: Create a travel haircare kit with your shampoo bar, conditioner bar, dry shampoo brush, wide-toothed comb, and other essentials. Storing them in a dedicated pouch ensures you always have them on hand.
Traveling doesn't have to mean compromising on haircare. By following these do’s and don’ts, you can keep your hair healthy and looking its best no matter where your adventures take you. Embrace the convenience and benefits of travel-friendly products like our shampoo and conditioner bars and The Day After Brush to make your haircare routine as seamless and sustainable as possible.
Happy travels and happy hair!

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