Jun 12, 2015

How to Travel With Long Hair

How to Travel With Long Hair

1. Clear Pouch / 2. Travel Tubes / 3. Coiled Bands / 4. Fine Hair Spray / 5. Hair Oil / 6. Shampoo / 7. Conditioner / 8. Leave In Spray / 9. 1″ Styler / 10. Half-Round Brush / 11. Tangle Teezer / 12. Fine Comb

One of the topics I get asked about most is my hair. I know it’s intimidating to have long hair, let alone to travel with it. Today I’ve partnered with ghd to bring you my best tips for how to travel with long hair. I always aim to pack lightly, and find that this setup works out best for me. Most of these pieces serve an important function, or are very versatile.

1. Clear Pouch / You will want this to make it easy to remove your liquids from your carry-on.
2. Travel Tubes / Don’t buy travel size products! These are perfect to store your shampoo, conditioner, and anything else you may need.
3. Coiled Bands / I swear by these. They don’t fall out of my superfine, yet thick, hair and don’t leave creases. They work in styles from topknots to braids.
4. Fine Hair Spray / This is a small can, only 2.2 oz and the top twists to seal it for travel. I love how light it is
5. Hair Oil / This is a natural based oil by HED. I swear by it and use it daily. It gives my hair a little extra shine
6. Shampoo / I love the Soma hair care line for a myriad of reasons, my favorite shampoo is the blonde silver type.
7. Conditioner / Again, love Soma. pH balanced, vegan, cruelty free, and natural. This is a light conditioner that won’t weigh your hair down.
8. Leave In Spray / I put this in a small spray bottle. I basically can’t comb my hair wet without it. It’s helped me get out the worst of knots.
9. 1″ Styler / This Rose Gold Styler by ghd is amazing and comes with a heat and travel pouch. You can straighten, wave, or curl your hair with it!
10. Half-Round Brush / If you want to skip the straightener and add volume, this brush is perfect for styling while blowdrying.
11. Tangle Teezer / This was a gift to me from Nancy and has been a godsend. My hair has never been easier to detangle.
12. Fine Comb / I use this to part my hair and smooth any flyaways. It takes up virtually no room in my case and I often pack it in my purse too.

So there you have it! My favorite hair styles when I travel is with my hair down, but sometimes I put it in a bun to keep it from getting tangled. I don’t pack a dry shampoo, but if I need to I sometimes use my bareMinerals translucent touch up veil as a dry shampoo. I never pack a blow dryer since I usually stay at places that provide one, or I let my hair air dry and touch it up with the styler. Sometimes I’ll let it air dry for the day, then curl it with the styler for dinner or night events. I braid my hair when I sleep to avoid tangles, and only detangle it with the tangle teezer out of the shower.

If you have any questions for me, I’d be happy to answer in the comments!


This post was sponsored by ghd. All opinions, text, and images are my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that make life here at Team Wiking a little sweeter.

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I recently cut off all my hair, but I’ve always had pretty long hair. I didn’t really think long hair was that difficult until I didn’t have to deal with it anymore. Ha! Now I think I would have benefited from your advice!

xo, Mae // Mae Amor

how do the coiled bands work??? im intruiged!!

xoxo, Elena Michelle

They’re just hair ties. They work like any other rubber band/hair tie, except they don’t fall out or leave creases. 🙂

ghd makes excellent products! i have long hair–as of friday it’s medium–so i know all about thes truggle! ps: the machine is a fan machine, not a white noise one. it specifically has different types of fans on it, like a box fan. who knew??

I want to try that tangle teezer!!

It really works wonders. I was so skeptical and still can’t go root to tip with it in one go, but it doesn’t pull half as much as a wide toothed comb.

dang I would have lovvvveeeddd this a couple of weeks ago but I now I need all the short hair tips I can get haha! Great post though babe!

xoxo Amanda

Oh noo! But your new hair does look great!

Love these recommendations…I also have very long thick hair and often times I find myself wearing it up just because it is easy! Have you tried spiral pins for your topknots? I swear by these and can’t live without them…they are the only thing that will hold my hair up in a bun.

Brooke | KBStyled

Reading this makes me kind of want my long hair back!! Mine is I’d say medium length because it’s at my shoulders so I feel like some these can still apply to me. I want to try those could bands!! xo

These are such great ideas! I will definitely remember this the next time I travel!
Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

Love your tips….wish I had long hair!

Great post. I’ve never seen the coiled bands before. I need to try them, especially for top knots!

Although my hair doesn’t qualify for long YET, it will pretty soon and this is helpful because I’m always on the road. I just love the smell of good smelling hair 🙂 xx

Great post with awesome products I’ve never tried! I have long hair too and I’m definitely going to have to try the coiled bands…I hate the creases regular hair bands make!
CS Gems

Oooh – what a SUPER helpful list, considering I also have long hair! I use the Wet Brush (like a Tangle Teaser) and its been major!! xx, Karen // Glam Karen

What fabulous ideas!! I adore that Oribe Hairspray – one of my all-time faves! And I am totally going to purchase coiled bands now – they sound like the best hair invention ever!

xo, Christina

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