Our favorite holiday of the year, Thanksgiving, is next week and whether you’re taking a train, plane or automobile, the busiest travel day of the year can take its toll on your tresses. From random airplane cabin air to dry, heated car interiors your locks are subjected to a lot. And once you’ve reached your destination, your hair game plan should be in place whether you’re hibernating with mile high turkey sandwiches or going out and celebrating with family and friends. Here’s what to do:
Don’t overload on product.
You’re going away for maybe seven days max so there’s no need to take every cleanser, conditioner, styling product and heated tool you own. In fact, besides a brush, travel size blow dryer, and maybe a light spray or pomade, there’s really only one thing you need to pack: a good shampoo. Our Follicle Forever Strengthening Shampoo is a gentle cleanser that removes harmful debris – dead cells, oil, sebum, product buildup – for hair that’s instantly fuller, thicker and healthier after every application.
En route ease.
Re-circulated cabin air along with any heated, enclosed travel environment can dry out your hair as easily as your skin. No matter your hair type, keep a natural boar bristle brush handy (we love Mason Pearson) to control static electricity flyways. For those with strands that tend to frizz, apply a dab of hand lotion to your palms and smooth static-prone and/or frizzy areas. Longer hair can be loosely braided in a side ponytail – one of the hottest hairstyle trends for fall – and once undone at your destination will reveal beach-y waves. Sexy!
Whether spending Thanksgiving at grandmas or a warm-weather resort, your hair care regimen should be easily adaptable to your environment and your activities. Our advice: keep it simple. A family gathering doesn’t require an elaborate blowout when a neat, side-parted ponytail looks both sleek and celebratory. The same goes for socializing outside the home, where styles both short and long can be elevated with a simple jeweled clip. And guys, no matter your hair length or heft, a short classic cut kept neat with a small spot of product looks great no matter the occasion.