>> OK guys, you can zone out for this post or perhaps send it to your gal pals. This post is for the girls. <<
I’ve been traveling to Hawaii for nine years now, the first seven of those years, my hair was an absolute mess. Oh, I’d spend the time carefully styling it with curls, but within five minutes of being outside in the breeze and humidity, my hair would look terrible. The curls evaporated. What previously looked like a smooth style quickly became an embarrassing, frizzy mess.
Finally, I found the right hair products that do a much better job at holding my style and preventing the frizz. I don’t travel to Hawaii without these products now:
- Bumble & Bumble Tonic – Being out on a breezy beach, snorkeling, etc. makes my hair tangle. This tonic makes combing wet hair much quicker and easier. I use this product at home and in Hawaii.
- Bumble & Bumble Straight – This product is probably the key to preventing frizz for me. Though the product’s name is Straight, I can still curl my hair after using it. I apply this product after I’ve combed out my wet hair. By the way, this is the only styling product I use and I only use it in Hawaii.
- Rusk Being Wired – This product is a hair wax and I only use this one in Hawaii, too. To be honestly, I’m not super keen on this product as I have to be careful to apply a light layer or it will weigh my hair down too much.
- Living Proof’s Hold Flexible Hairspray (not pictured)– Another product that I’ve recently started using and liking is this hairspray. I purchased it because it claims that it blocks humidity. Sometimes I use this spray instead of the hair wax and It seems to do a good job holding my style.
All the the products mentioned are sold in containers holding less than 3oz, so you can carry them with your liquids through TSA. They can be purchased at Sephora.com, except for the Rusk hair wax. I’m sure Sephora would have a comparable hair wax product. By the way, as you probably already know, I don’t receive any compensation for recommending these products or retailers.
My hair frizzes in humidity, but your hair may have a different reaction. So, talk to your hairstylist for your strategies for having good hair days in Hawaii.
In addition to the styling products, I also recommend you bring:
- Hats, visors to keep your hair from flying into a reckless, tangled mess on the beach. They also shield your face from the suns strong rays
- Hair bands to keep your hair back when snorkeling, boating, riding a convertible, etc.
- Small travel brush in your day pack or purse to smooth your hair after visiting windy points.
- You might want to consider bringing a dry shampoo. My mother recently gave me a sample size of Tresemme’s FreshStart dry shampoo and I want to bring it with me to Hawaii to use when I don’t have the time to wash, dry and style my hair.
What other hair tips do you recommend for Hawaii travelers?