Hair Care

The Jetsetter Type? Here Are Must-Haves for the Hair

Words by Chatel Theagene

Man stares outside of his window

Words by Chatel Theagene
Photography by Karston Tannis

It’s probably one of the few seasons where many of us have high aims to travel the globe, pocket newfound experiences, yet still pay little if any thought to what to pack when it comes to keeping the hair looking pristine. Even though the summer months may be short, the hair care essentials you pack while on the road can make a huge difference.

Argan Oil Repairing Deep Conditioner Packette

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Travel light, but still travel with what works. This conditioning pack is by far the most economical pick you’ll find for a conditioner that’s easy to pack, but delivers on all fronts. Packed with the oils you need to keep humidity and textured hair from tangling, and breaking off, it’s incredibly affordable and easily found in most drugstores across the globe. If you’re low on styler, leave a bit of this stuff in your hair after shampooing to keep matters smooth.

Argan Oil Repairing Deep Conditioner Packette – $2.99

Sun Care Protective Hair Veil by Aveda

We have a feeling this is the last thing you’d want to consider packing on a trip, but if you’re headed to the beach and expect to be glowed up for an extended period of time, make sure your hair escapes being fried to death. A few quick mists of this stuff will makes sure the fro stays intact by maintaining its moisture quotient.
Sun Care Protective Hair Veil by Aveda – $26.00

Dr. Harris Shampoo Bar + Conditioner w/Coconut Oil

This shampoo bar is quite literally the best of both worlds as it cleanses hair without stripping those strands of the oils it needs, but makes life less worrisome when packing an essential item that won’t break or spill out onto your clothes. With the bit of coconut that’s nudged into the formula, those with flakey or irritated scalp can still keep those annoyances at bay, even when traveling. Pair up with the coconut cream conditioner and you’ll likely have zero need for a styler post-shower. Use sparingly for both, as a little goes a long way in getting the look you need.
Dr. Harris Shampoo Bar + Conditioner w/Coconut Oil- $17.70 + $34.00 

Herschel Carry Case

With a waterproof main compartment to store any tricky liquids and with enough internal storage compartments for all your carry-on squad essentials, this is a great get that slips easily into any luggage and comes with a lifetime warranty. Strapped so that you can carry just about anywhere while on the beach or meeting up with a client on a business trip, it’s got a pretty dope aesthetic, inside and out.

Herschel Carry Case – $39.99

Bevel Trimmer

Bevel Trimmer in the wild.
The thoughtful design of the Bevel Trimmer means that you can finally forget about finding a trusted barber in any city you travel to, because, quite literally, the tools are officially in your hands. Cordless power, with enough battery life to last you through your longest travels, touch-ups and shape-ups on the go are now at your disposal. 

Bevel Trimmer – $179.95

Oyin Handmade’s Travel Pack

Convenient, TSA friendly with pretty much all juices and berries your strands can handle while you’re traveling. Equipped with a conditioner, styler, and the best smelling pomade [hands down] on the market; you’ll want for nothing for most of your journeys. And truth be told, there are more than enough pint sized travel items you could use for you hair, but going the more natural route with these picks means you won’t have to worry about build-up, an irritated scalp or hair that feels crisp to the touch.

Oyin Handmade’s 5-piece travel pack – $21.99