April 17, 2017

When I travel I try to save the space (and weight) of my luggage for my shoes, clothes and makeup.  That being said, I don't like to sacrifice on quality and sometimes the bins at Target just don't cut it with the product selection.  Thankfully, a lot of my favorite brands come in travel sizes and for those that don't I have found some GREAT alternatives.   When it comes down to it, I just want to have good quality products in smaller sizes. 


Number one on my list:  a great dry shampoo.  I've been using Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo for a little under a year now and I will never go back to anything else.  It smells great and actually gives your hair a ton of body as well as taking away the greasy-haven't-washed-my-hair-in-three-days look.  


Second on my list:  A great hairspray that holds without being stiff.  I LOVE this Nexxus Comb Thru Volume Finishing Mist but I have yet to find a travel size (insert sad face).  Good news though: Alterna Caviar Working Hair Spray and Aveda Air Control Hair Spray are excellent alternatives.  I would even buy these in full size if I didn't love my Nexxus so much.  


Third:  An effective yet gentle facial cleanser.  I use Philosophy Purity Made Simple most days and they also have a travel size.  It smells heavenly (like you just stepped out of the spa) and it's super gentle.  Works great in taking off makeup - I even use it to clean my makeup brushes.  


Lastly, I need a shave cream, shampoo & conditioner.  I have to say that I bounce around a lot when it comes to shampoos & conditioners because my hair has changed a lot since having a baby (hormones, amiright mommas??) but recently I've been using OGX Renewing Argan Oil of Morocco when I travel.  Leaves my hair soft, smells great and is easy to find at Target or a drug store.


I realize how lame I am about to sound when I say this but: my most favorite travel find on this last trip (we went to The Keys & West Palm) was this shaving cream.  I am so happy that someone finally realized that I don't want to carry around a mini-coca-cola sized can of shaving cream in my toiletry bag!  On top of that, it's a brand I really love.  Imagine that - travel sized shaving cream in a tube!   Genius.


EOS Shave Cream


Some additional products that are comparable if you are on a budget for travel items

Psssst! Instant Dry Shampoo 

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser


Talk Soon,


 shampoo | hairspray | dry shampoo | shave cream | leave-in treatment

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