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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 never to rely on free supplies again. Instead, I went out and found the best travel hair products. If you’re interested in putting together the ideal hair travel kit, read on.

Travel Hair Products You Need to Pack

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

6th Sense’s Two-in-One Mini Flat Iron/Curling Iron

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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 6th Sense. 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’s Travel Smart Folding Hair Dryer

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There’s room in even the smallest carry-on for Conair’s Travel Smart hair dryer, whose folding handle makes it super compact. It’s dual-voltage, so you can use it pretty much anywhere, and the 1200-watt power dries your hair quickly.

DevaCurl’s How to Quit Shampoo Kit

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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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