Traveling is a wonderful experience — whether you’re going to the next town over or taking a long flight to visit the 597 square miles of Oahu, visiting new places is good for the soul. But traveling does come with its challenges, especially when it comes to looking fresh after a long flight or road trip. So let’s explore a few simple beauty hacks to keep you looking your best during your travels.
Get a Blowout Before You Go
Managing your hair while traveling can be surprisingly difficult. This is especially true if you’re going somewhere with high humidity or with beaches. But one of the best things you can do for your hair is getting it styled right before you leave for your trip.
Getting a blowout can leave your hair looking fresh and styled for a few days at least — all you need to do is touch up with dry shampoo and a few fresh curls. With each strand of hair growing for two to six years before falling out, it’s important to treat your hair with care. And with the average woman changing her hairstyle a 150 times in her lifetime, you will surely have to go to salon to get tips on how to best manage your look. And getting it professionally styled is a great way to treat yourself and make managing your hair a million times easier.
Stock Up on Free Samples
It’s next to impossible to bring all of your full-size toiletries and makeup products, unless you want to bring an additional suitcase on your trip. So a great way to avoid having to buy travel-sized toiletries or putting your products into smaller containers is to stock up on free samples.
When you go to your favorite stores, ask about any free samples they’re offering — whether it’s lotions, perfumes, or any other product, you’ll save time and money by just throwing a bunch of samples into your toiletry bag. And any products you do need to bring from home, buy some cheap containers instead of buying travel-sized versions of your products to save some money.
Bring a Silk Pillowcase
While it may seem excessive to bring your own pillowcase on a trip, your hair and skin will thank you later. Silk pillowcases are something everyone should own — not only are they amazingly soft and comfortable, but they’re great for keeping your hair frizz-free and preventing your skin from drying out overnight.
So when you’re packing your clothes and toiletries, throw a silk pillowcase in your bag as well. It will help you feel and look great throughout your whole trip and you won’t have to worry about sleeping on hotel pillowcases.
Traveling can be harsh on both your skin and hair so it’s important to do what you can to keep yourself looking and feeling your best. Hopefully, these simple tips will come in handy when you’re preparing for your next trip.