Fabulous Holiday Hair With Travel-Proof Styling Tips

With the holiday season less than three weeks away, many of us are getting ready to travel and make our appearance elsewhere. Speaking of appearance, many of us battle with “travel hair”, where despite truly valiant effort, our hair never looks as fabulous as it does when we’re at home with our own products and tools. Tired of relatives and others making comments about your own lackluster hairstyle when you come to visit? Afraid to bring all the wrong hairstyling items again? StyleBell decided to take action on this “situation” and call in an expert. Here, celebrity hairstylist Rodney Cutler gives us his exert advice on how to get fantastic hair on the road:

What are some of the mistakes women make when packing as it pertains to hair care?
People take for granted the impact the right or wrong shampoo can have on your hair: it all starts with the right hair cleanser. Transfer your full-sized shampoo and conditioner into generic 3 oz size containers. Our salon produces a great Cutler Carry-On Kit ($22) that includes travel sizes of our Daily Shampoo, Daily Conditioner, Body Wash, Body Milk, and Face Soap. Also, consider what climate you’re traveling into, i.e. more or less humidity than where you live. Different climates require different styling products. Finally, look at the events you’ll attend and plan the desired looks you want to achieve.

What are your essential do’s or don’ts when it comes to travel-proof hair?
Limit your possessions. For example, if you aren’t sure if you’re going to wear your hair curly or straight, bring one tool that does both like a flat iron that works as a straightener and a curling iron. 
 
What are the essentials any woman should pack to make her hair look its best when she travels?
A must-have is a bungee cord to pull hair back into a bun or ponytail so you don’t disturb the texture of the hair.
 
Is there anything a woman can do in advance of traveling that can make doing her hair on the road any easier?
Go easy on finishing products with too much oil, like a shine spray because travel time will lead to your scalp producing oil, which creates greasy hair.  Stick with products with more of a matte finish because. Quick and easy and you’ll be ready for any holiday function with gorgeous hair!

By Kristin Booker

Ten Healthy Hair Tips

If you’re looking to improve the health of your hair, these ten tips are tops!

1- Never wring your hair with a towel, gently blot instead.

2- Switch your hair dryer to a cooler setting when hair is 60%-70% dry and finish.

3- Remember to deep condition once a week.

4- Use your flat iron on the lowest setting that will still straighten your hair.

5- Always a thermal protectant before using a heat appliance.

6- Don’t brush wet hair, it’s too vulnerable, use a wide tooth comb instead.

7- Use a conditioner with Panthenol, Keratin or Vitamins to add strength and nutrients.

8- Be gentle, use damage-free ponytail holders.

9- Reduce sun exposure by finding hair care with UVA/UVB protection.

10- Don’t skimp on nutrition – drink lots of water, eat whole grains and veggies.

-CurlyBelle

Static-y Winter Hair?

Bounce Dryer SheetsGot static? It’s a common hair problem in the winter, especially if you whip off your hat too fast. And it’s never a good look. What to do? Try a dryer sheet! Yep, just rub a dryer sheet over your strands to keep static away! Who knew?

-StraightBelle