Travel might do good for my soul, but my hair has an equal and opposite reaction. After all, complying with TSA requirements also means going without the full-size products that have helped me finally (finally!) get my blowout regimen down to a science on home turf. And this, of course, means that no matter what country I visit, my hairstyle is guaranteed to look like a complete and total disaster.
Or at least that used to be the case. On a trip to Paris a couple years back I stumbled on a little bundle of Klorane minis on mega-clearance at Citypharma, a packed-to-the-rafters beauty emporium-slash-pharmacy on the city's Left Bank. It only took a single wash back at my Airbnb for me to realize the super-moisturizing kit was the solution to my travel-frazzled hair. And this made me wonder what other miracle products I had yet to discover.
Ever since that vacation, I've treated each trip as an excuse to test out new items on my must-try list, including the 8 hair kits ahead.
Christophe Robin Regenerating Hair Ritual Travel Kit
After hours spent in a dry aircraft cabin, the dose of prickly pear oil in this trio rehydrates strands and leaves them softer for days.
Bumble and Bumble Getaway Set for Fine Hair
Even if your travel takes you thousands of miles inland this thickening set helps you fake totally believably beach waves.
Oribe Travel Essentials Set
This little kit brings together the Oribe’s top products, including Gold Lust shampoo, conditioner, and dry shampoo — plus a little bonus of the brand’s balm and signature fragrance.
NuMe Jet Setter Pro Set
They might be small in size, but nothing about NuMe’s petite dryer, flat iron, and curling wand feels skimpy. They style just as well as full-size tools but pack away into a tiny zip case that leaves plenty of room in your carry-on for all your other essentials, like, you know, clothes and shoes.
Rahua Jet Setter Kit
Pack the volumizing shampoo and conditioner from this quad when you head to humid climes and save the ‘normal’ duo for drier locales.
Space NK Olivia’s Kit
Take your next trip as an excuse to try out three cult beauty brands with this set, which teams star products from Ouai, Oribe, and Christophe Robin.
Moroccanoil Volume Travel Kit
Whatever your hair type, the argan oil in this set will leave hair perfectly hydrated while boosting volume.
Living Proof Restore Repairing & Damage Reversing Travel Kit
Even if you don’t have an official spa day booked, this set will let you revamp your tresses in your hotel room.
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