If you plan to travel with only your carry-on, chances are you'll want to save room for clothes, not shampoo bottles. Weight matters just as much as room does.
Here are a few tips to ease the packing space dilemma on your next adventure.
1. Have you collected those tiny shampoos and lotions that hotel rooms offer? Use them. They are a bit smaller than the travel containers usually found in the toothpaste isle at your neighborhood store. These are not always professional quality, but sometimes you will get lucky, like I did with this Paul Mitchell product.
2. Ask your stylist for foil sample packets of your favorite shampoos and conditioners. (If you are like me, you won't want to take chances with your hair :)) Chances are they will also have samples of styling products in foil packets. Pros usually get samples when they purchase their salon supplies. They are all professional quality products and foil packets pack down real cozy in your cosmetic travel bag.
3. Plan ahead when purchasing hairspray and cosmetics. Grab the travel sized version while you're making your regular purchase and put it in your travel case.
4. Consolidate products - Choose a BB or CC Cream in place of a sunblock AND a foundation. Just make sure it says Broad Spectrum sun protection. CC cream can sometimes even replace your moisturizer. (That's 3 in 1!)
Choose a moisturizer with Broad Spectrum sunblock in it. I Love Dynamic Skin Recovery from Dermalogica. It is an awesome Broad Spectrum moisturizer that combats the causes of aging skin and nourishes my dryness with an added SPF of 50 for ultra protection! At full size, it's still travel worthy.
Here are a few places you can get samples:
*Ulta Beauty Supply and Salon - They often give out professional haircare and skincare samples...Even Dermalogica. Ask their esthetician for a recommendation for your skin type.
*Subscribe to a Beauty Box subscription. Companies like Beauty Box 5 send up to 5 samples a month for a nominal subscription fee. It's pretty fun to see what you get each month. Often it is professional quality haircare, skincare and makeup, but not always. Save the good ones for travel.
*Order your products directly from Dermalogica.com online and you can receive 1-3 free samples of awesome skincare with every order over a certain amount.
*Buy online from Beauty Store Depot and get free samples with every order. (They can be random, like nail stickers or toe separators)
Finally, If possible, don't shampoo every day. Bring a hat for those dirty days.
Want more information or possibly a discount code for beauty products?
Email me or leave me your email in the comments below. I will be happy to help you find what you are looking for.
Peace, Love, and Beauty,