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10 Tiny Hair Products You Need to Pack


Have you noticed the trend of hotels—even upscale chains—not offering free conditioner anymore? After a recent mishap—asking reception for conditioner only to have an air-conditioning repair person sent up instead—I decided to never rely on free supplies again.

Travel Hair Products You Need to Pack

From sulfate-free shampoos to pint-sized straighteners, here are some perfectly compact travel hair products and tools that will ensure that every vacation day is a good hair day.

2-in-1 Mini Hair Straightener/Curling Iron

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Hey, it’s good to have options while you’re on vacation. Whether you want curly or straight hair, you just need one travel hair tool: this combo straightener/curling iron by AK Pro. It’s dual voltage and travel-sized, so you can take it anywhere. Simply flip a switch to convert it from curler to flat iron; it even comes with an insulated carrying bag so you can pack it safely while it’s still hot.

Conair Travel Smart Folding Hair Dryer

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There’s room in even the smallest carry-on for this TravelSmart by Conair hair dryer, which has a folding handle to make it super compact. It’s dual-voltage, so you can use it pretty much anywhere, and the 1200-watt power will dry your hair quickly.

DevaCurl Kit for All Curl kind

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Caroline Morse always packs her own shampoo. Follow her adventures around the world on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline and on Twitter @CarolineMorse1.

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Editor’s note: This story was originally published in 2016. It has been updated to reflect the most current information.

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