Hair…When we’re over There

While initially drafting this post,  it looked a little like this…

How to wear your hair in Iceland: Wear a hat, it’s cold AF.

Matching hats are recommended, but not required.

How to wear your hair in Southeast Asia: UP, it’s hot AF.

messy buns, for the WIN!

How to wear your hair in Africa: Accessorize with a monkey!



If we’re being honest, our hairdo’s are often at the bottom of our priority list while traveling.  We’re usually too eager to hit the ground running (and/or running late) to spend much time on our hairstyles.  We’ve actually embarked on trips without even a hairbrush between the two of our cosmetic bags.  If we haven’t packed a hairbrush, it’s a safe bet we aren’t toting around hairdryers, flat irons, or curling irons.

So, without heating tools in tow, we stick to the basics; beach waves, top knots, messy buns, braids & hair accessories.




While we’ve mastered our travel hairstyling, we often find ourselves adventuring through places that leave our hair feeling a little “grittier” than normal.  As a result I find myself washing my hair nearly every night, so I’ve compiled a list of my favorite products to help achieve a carefree look, while also keeping your hair healthy & hydrated!

1. Davines MOMO travel moisturizing shampoo and conditioner

Its gentle enough to use everyday and the moisturizing benefits leave you with soft, manageable hair that feels light and not weighted down.  As a bonus it also comes in a generous 3ounce travel size!

I am a big fan of this company! It believes in sustainable beauty and develops zero impact products that are ECO friendly!


2. Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray

This Surf Spray gives you the perfect combination of tousled and wavy!   Spray it in your hair when its wet or dry, and soon you’ll be sporting the perfect beach wave!  Worth noting- the dryer your hair the more texture you will get.



3. Oribe Surfcomber

Another great product for texture and wave! When we’re in places that are really hot I find my hair needs an extra boost of hold to maintain my waves and this is the perfect product to do just that! It gives hair the staying power it needs, while the essential oils it contains give your hair a healthy, shiny finish.


4. R +CO Death Valley Dry Shampoo

I can’t live without this dry shampoo here at home, never mind on another continent!! It is the perfect dry shampoo! It comes out clear (great for all hair colors) and leaves the hair, especially on your scalp, feeling clean and smooth. Added bonus, it smells AH-MAZE-ING! No one will ever know how many days its been since your last wash!



5. Honorable Mention: The perfectly stretched out hair tie

You all know what we’re talking about.  It’s that one silly elastic that has stretched to just the right size to fit on your wrist comfortably while maintaining it’s hair holding power.  This perfect elastic will inevitably get lost, so pack some back ups!




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