The Only Hair Product That l I Travel With
I have been known to tell my friends that blowouts change lives™. Ever since I was a teenager, getting a blowout was a glorious, confidence-boosting treat to myself that I still to this day adore. What's better than an hour of quiet time, having someone wash your hair, and walking out looking (and smelling) like a million bucks? Not much.
Normally when I leave on vacation, I'll get a blowout right before. This way, the first few days, the ones where I take the most photos, are the most ~glam~ Having a blowout for me is akin to wearing a gorgeous statement shoe. It just brings the whole look together, even if you're wearing a potato sack.
For me, this lovely blowout will only last a few days. And yes, I've heard of dry shampoo, and I know about the baby powder trick. Yet after 4 days, my head is SCREAMING for me to wash it. So what then? On the one hand, I don't want to look like Hagrid from Harry Potter in all my photos. On the other, I'm not open to standing and blowdrying my hair for an hour, or spending trip time at a local salon. I just want something I can smooth into my hair that will make it will look cool-messy vs. ugly-messy.
After years of trial and error, I finally found a product that really works. It's literally called "Don't Blow It" by Bumble & Bumble and it's a miracle worker. There is one for thick hair, and one for thin, but surprisingly I prefer the latter. It's more lightweight and prevents my hair from becoming greasy for a longer period of time. After I wash my hair, I just massage it in and then my hair dries with a nice wave to it, significantly less frizz and with more shine. The larger sizes are much more cost-effective, so before any trip I go on, I fill a travel-size squeeze bottle with some product and keep it in my cosmetics bag. Make sure it's under 3oz if you're only bringing a carry-on!
And there you go guys! My secret for how to have messy-cool hair while traveling, without needing to lug around a huge blowdryer (by the way, I use this one) or waste time in the bathroom. The whole point of travel is getting out there and exploring, so go do it!