Hair Care Travel Essentials

Travel can take a toll on your hair…but it doesn’t have to.

The products I mention in this video keep my hair looking and feeling healthy no matter what adventures lay ahead. After trying various hair care products, I found several natural ones that work wonders for my hair, and I believe they will do the same for yours.

NuMe Magic Wand

I’ve used several curling wands, and the NuMe Magic Wand is hands down the best! It only takes 15 minutes for me to curl my entire head and leaves my hair looking great for days. Made from 100% pure Titanium and combining Infrared Heat and Negative Ion Conditioning Therapy, the wand doesn’t just create long lasting curls but also leaves your hair soft and silky.


Lush Dry Shampoo

For those travel days when your hair is due for a wash but there is no opportunity to do so, Lush Dry Shampoo will be your best friend. Brush on a bit of the powdered shampoo along your scalp and message it in. In seconds, your hair will be oil free, voluminous and look and smell fresh.

Lush Dry Shampoo

Argan Oil

Argan oil is a multi-purpose natural beauty product. It is a great moisturizer for your hair and body. As a traveller who loves spending as much time in the ocean, keeping my hair moisturized is very important to keep it looking and feeling healthy. While my hair is still damp after a shower, I put a toonie size bit of Argan oil in the palm of my hands and massage into my hair. I start at the tips of my hair, where I need it the most, and working my way up to my scalp.

Argan Oil

2-in-1 Travel Brush and Mirror

Saving even a little bit of packing room is always a plus! Instead of bringing a brush AND a mirror, I bring a 2-in-1 to save space.

Travel Brush and Mirror

Travel Containers

Although most hotels supply their guests with shampoo and conditioner, hostels and guest houses don’t. Regardless of whether your accommodations come with hair products, I still recommend bringing your own. You already know what works best for your hair, so you might as well stick with it. Since I travel with only a carry-on, it’s important for me to follow the liquid regulations set in place by the airport security. I recommend purchasing several small travel containers that you can transfer your favourite shampoo, conditioner and hair serum into.

Travel Containers

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil isn’t just great for cooking, but also for your keeping your body and hair moisturized. My favourite brands are Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil and Organic Fiji Cold Pressed Coconut Oil. Once a week during my travels (and at home), I slather my hair from top to bottom in coconut oil before I got to bed. Before my head hits the pillow, I wrap my hair in a silk scarf and then doze off as my hair gets treated by this fabulous natural beauty product. In the morning, I wash my hair as I normally would and let it air dry. This natural, easy and affordable hair treatment will leave you hair looking and feeling healthier than ever.

Fiji coconut oil

Hats and Other Hair Accessories

For those days where your hair is not cooperating with you, a hat or cute hair accessory will be your saviour. I would highly recommend bringing a hat on all of your travels to also protect you from the sun. Not only will your hair protect your face from the UV rays, but it will protect your scalp and hair from burning as well.

Aldo Hat

Now it’s your turn! What are your hair care travel essentials? 

Kristen Sarah is a full-time traveller, tiny home owner and adventure junkie. She has one of the leading YouTube travel channels and is the head honcha of award-winning travel and lifestyle website, Hopscotch the Globe.



  1. Merlin John
    July 26, 2017 / 6:23 am

    It is not possible to carry out all the hair care products to where ever we go but I used to have some travel containers as suggested by you. It found to be easy to keep small containers with us and thanks a lot for providing such awesome write ups!
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  2. July 27, 2014 / 1:51 am

    how often do you put each product???(coconout oil and argan oil)

  3. May 15, 2014 / 1:07 am

    Love your video. Great info. By the way you look beautiful

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