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Hair care travel tips

Traveling is one of the most high-stress activities we encounter. From the traffic on the way to the airport, to the long check-in lines, to the cramped airplane seats, there’s no way to avoid the stress of traveling.
But there are some ways you can ease your stress before you even get to the airport. It starts when you’re packing.
If you’ve perfected your hair routine then you know how hard it can be to go without. Whether its hair care in the shower, drying or styling techniques, or styling products. While some may believe going without for a few days isn’t a big deal, it can throw off your routine, your style, and start your trip off on a foot you don’t want.
So rather than go without, start preparing now so that your packing and travel go with ease, and you arrive at your destination with less stress and anxiety than before you left.
Below are some tried and proven tricks to incorporate all your hair care needs on your next trip.
Buy travel size. Next time you’re at the store, grab some travel size bottles of your favorite hair care products. Most stores also have empty travel size bottles you can buy to fill with your products at home.
Pack light. If your trip is only a few days, you only need a small amount of product. Don’t over pack which can lead to a heavier bag and a waste of product.
Bring a hat. Chances are you’re going to be exhausted and not want to deal with your hair one day. Plan accordingly and bring a hat so you don’t have to feel the pressure.
Plan styles that don’t require tools. While straighteners and curling irons are great, they don’t travel well. Pick out some cool braids, simple up-do’s, or other low-key styles.
Stick to your routine. Don’t change up a hair-care routine that’s been working for you during an already stressful time. Stick to your routine to minimize negative outcomes.
Happy traveling!

Do thickening shampoos actually work?

Anyone who’s strolled down the hair care aisle has been bombarded with all of the claims to solve all of your hair woes. How do you know which to choose?
Strengthen your hair; repair split ends; thicken and plump hair; grow hair; soften and add shine; enhance color; rehydrate; the claims are never ending!
While all of these claims sound great, if they don’t actually work, they’re pretty pointless.
The first way to determine if the product’s claim is viable, is to use common sense. Let’s take shampoos and conditioners that claim to repair split ends, for example. Split ends occur when the hair shaft separates due to damage and breakage. While there are ways to prevent split ends (regular trims, keeping ends moisturized) there is no way to stick the hair shaft back together. So, save your money here and invest in a good moisturizing conditioner and regular trims instead.
The second way to determine if it’s a worthy product, is to assess the quality. While it’s not always true in life that you get what you pay for, when it comes to hair care products, it generally is. If a product is actually able to restore luster, strengthen hair at the core, and replenish moisture, they’ve most likely got their hands on a great combination of high-quality ingredients. And if they’ve found the winning combination, they’re unlikely to give it away without making the profit they know they can. So, if you need high grade replenishment, invest in a brand that is tried and true, has a league of followers, and has high quality ingredients.
In the end, the best way to determine the efficacy of a product is to try it out. A thickening wash may work on one individual well and not at all on another. When in doubt – ask your stylist’s recommendation. They know your hair and they know their products.

How important is a heat protectant product when styling hair?

Are you using a heat protectant before styling your hair with hot tools? If not, you may be damaging your hair.
Hot styling tools are known to cause damage and breakage to your hair. Despite this fact, we continue using hot styling tools such as blow dryers and straighteners to style our hair. This is likely due to the efficacy, ease, and quickness of hot styling tools. While there are some alternative methods to styling hair without heat, they often require more time and a less polished look.
Thankfully, there is a way you can style your hair with hot styling tools and cause less damage. Less damage means healthier, shinier, stronger, and more beautiful hair.
So what’s the secret? Heat protectant products.
Heat protectant products are hair-care products that are applied before styling your hair with hot tools. They are often used on damp hair, before blow-drying or using curling irons, straighteners, or any other heat styling tools. These products can come in the form of a spray, serum, or mousse.
How do they work?
Heat protectant products act as a protective barrier between your hair and the heat imposed by styling tools. This protective shield prevents the heat from permeating the hair strand and damaging the fragile follicle.
While heat protectant products may not eliminate heat damage completely, they can greatly reduce the effects. Besides keeping your hair healthy and less damaged, the products are often infused with vitamins and oils which improve the texture and appearance of your hair.
Next time you style your hair, consider using a heat protectant product first.