20 Experts on Which Hair Products to Pack When You Are Headed Out on a Beach Vacation

Written by Priscila Martinez

The only part about a beach vacation that isn’t fun? Packing. As veteran travelers, we know the struggle is real, especially when faced with the dreaded carry-on-only travel. So, we’re taking the stress out of your next trip by having 20 pros give us their favorite products to pack when they skip town. Scroll below for the best hair products to pack for a beach vacation!

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Best Hair Products to Pack for a Beach Vacation

Macadamia Nourishing Repair Masque: $16.36

“One of my favorite things to do on vacation is to indulge in a little self-care. That’s why I always bring a travel size of the Macadamia Nourishing Repair Masque. After spending a day on the beach, my hair is in need of serious hydration. The masque gives me an instant moisture boost and nourishes from within with macadamia and argan oils. And it leaves my locks smelling amazing.” —Beth Hickey, Educator for Macadamia Beauty

Macadamia Nourishing Repair Masque
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Raincry Brush: $110

“When on vacation, we typically spend more time outdoors. This can expose our hair to the damaging elements of the sun, surf, and airborne pollutants. This can make hair more tangled, dry and dull looking. It is important to rehydrate our hair regularly throughout the day with a high-absorption leave-in cream and be sure to brush hair every few hours to minimize breakage/tangles and help to remove some of the sand, salt, dust, and pollution.” —Feisal Qureshi, Raincry Founder & Creative Director

Raincry Brush
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Batiste Dry Shampoo: $18.99

“Always in my travel bag? Batiste Dry Shampoo. Because who wants to wash their hair on vacation? This product really helps you stretch your time between washes.” —Clariss Rubenstein, Celebrity Hairstylist

Batiste Dry Shampoo
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Bumble and Bumble Bb Tonic Lotion: $28

“Bumble and Bumble Tonic Spray is great to give moisture to the hair or refresh your waves or curls in humid climates.” —Anthony Campbell, Celebrity Hairstylist

Bumble and Bumble Bb Tonic Lotion
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R+Co Dallas Thickening Shampoo: $32

“For me, it depends on what kind of vacation I’m going on (adventure or lounge), but regardless I will always bring the tiny version of my favorites. Always a baby version of R+Co Dallas Thickening Shampoo + Conditioner. Then I usually bring a very small kit of pins, elastics, bobby pins, etc. for any kind of braid or updo moment—you never know!” —Ashley Streicher, Celebrity Hairstylist and R+Co Collective Member

R+Co Dallas Thickening Shampoo
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Seen Travel Trio: $29

“I would pack Seen shampoo, conditioner, and blow-out crème travel kit, our Seen Travel Trio. I am a Harvard trained dermatologist and used to breakout from my haircare, that’s why I created Seen. Many people don’t realize it though what’s on your hair is on your skin, and haircare products can cause breakouts and other skin issues. Seen is non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores) and non-irritating. Hotel products can be some of the biggest offenders with pore clogging and irritating ingredients in haircare.” —Dr. Iris Rubin, Dermatologist and Founder of Seen Hair Care

Seen Travel Trio
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Oribe Priming Lotion: $38

“If I had to only use one product ever again on myself and all my clients, I would choose Oribe Priming Lotion Leave-In Conditioning Detangler. It is a medium weight, silicone-free, frizz fighting leave-in conditioner and detangler. To use an analogy, even if you aren’t going to wear makeup on your face, you’re still at least going to put on moisturizer, sunscreen, lip balm, and probably a serum or eye cream before you leave the house because they keep your skin supple, protected, and healthy. Priming lotion does the same thing for your hair. Zip it through your hair after the beach for velvety beach waves. It’s also really good on a long flight, too.” —Adam Livermore, Oribe Educator

Oribe Priming Lotion
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WOW Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo & Conditioner: $25.95

“It is essential to bring shampoo and conditioner like the WOW Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo & Conditioner set. This duo is formulated to have a wide range of benefits for your hair, especially after a day under the sun and in the ocean. As added bonuses, you won’t have to wash your hair every day and this one set accomplishes what multiple hair products would, saving you money and limited luggage space!” —Ashwin Sokke, Co-Founder of WOW Skin Science

WOW Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo & Conditioner
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Unite U Oil: $46

“A product I like to bring on a beach vacation is Unite U Oil. Not only does this product control frizz and creates weightless shine, but it can also be applied to the skin for an added island glow.” —Morgan Parks, Nine Zero Nine Salon

Unite U Oil
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Sachajuan Ocean Mist: $34

“The Ocean Mist gives my waves volume and texture that replicates what my hair would do air dried after the beach.” Derek Yuen, Hairstylist

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Paul Mitchell Shampoo Three Chlorine Removing Cleanser: $14.50

“Vacation is a lot of fun but it’s easy to generate a buildup on your hair from the different waters. For this, I always pack a clarifying shampoo to eliminate the buildup that can leave the hair limp and heavy. Paul Mitchell has a great clarifying shampoo that is available in travel size and works well for this purpose.” —Gina Rivera, Phenix Salons

Paul Mitchell Shampoo Three Chlorine Removing Cleanser
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Christophe Robin Daily Hair Cream: $43

“My first must-have is Christophe Robin Daily Hair Cream: $43.00. It’s a lightweight, vegan cream that prevents your hair from drying out. Because it is lightweight, I can always layer it on without my hair feeling weighed down. Plus it has SPF if you’re vacationing somewhere sunny (which I usually am). Giving me protection and shine!” —Sky Kim, Hairstylist

Christophe Robin Daily Hair Cream
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Rita Hazan Weekly Remedy Treatment: $42

“My packables are Rita Hazan Weekly Remedy Treatment. I always love to do a conditioning treatment and keep my hair healthy no matter where I go, especially if I’m on the beach. Plus, it’s a travel-friendly 2 oz.” —Rita Hazan, Celebrity Colorist

Rita Hazan Weekly Treatment
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L’Oréal Elvive Dream Lengths No Haircut Cream Leave-In Conditioner: $6.99

“Flying, mixed with the change-up in climate, can take a toll on hair making it feel and look dry. My secret weapon is L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths No Haircut Cream Leave-In.” —Jonathan Colombini, L’Oréal Celebrity Hairstylist

L'Oréal Elvive Dream Lengths No Haircut Cream Leave-In Conditioner
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Kérastase Genesis Masque Reconstituant: $63

“When you’re on vacation hair can get so dry from the sun. I always recommend bringing Kerastase Genesis Masque Reconstituant to hydrate and strengthen your ends after a long day in the sun. You’ll know when you come back from your vacation, your hair is healthier and glossier not dull and broken.” —Gregory Russell, Kérastase Celebrity Hairstylist

Kérastase Genesis Masque Reconstituant
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Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector: $30

“Olaplex No. 3 is great to take to the beach and use it as a pre-shampoo bond-building product. To use while ‘on the go’ and vacationing, mist your hair with Evian spray. This is another must-do for extra hair hydration! Then apply a quarters worth of the Olaplex No. 3. You’ll end up with great waves and you will be strengthening your hair bonds and keeping hair healthy.” —Paul Labrecque, Celebrity Hairstylist

Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector
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Scünci Effortless Beauty Classic Fabric Headbands: $5.49

“Headbands, headbands! I love all of Scünci’s headbands to help tame salty air-dried hair. Even if your hair is in a low bun or in perfect beach waves, a headband completes the look.” —Laura Polko, Celebrity Hairstylist

Scünci Effortless Beauty Classic Fabric Headbands
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Rahua Body Shower Gel: $9.50

“On my environmental trips to The Galapagos Islands, I bring Rahua Shower Gel Travel Size.” —Fabian Lliguin, Co-Founder and President of Rahua

Rahua Body Shower Gel
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T3 Featherweight Compact: $150

“I always pack a T3 Featherweight Compact Dryer Mini with a maxi punch. It is engineered with T3 SoftAire technology and emits an expansive volume of air to rapidly dry large sections of hair. Custom blend ceramic coated elements help create shiny, frizz-free results that last all vacation. It’s also dual voltage and works around the world.” —Laura Polko, Celebrity Hairstylist

T3 Featherweight Compact
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#MyDentity Shampoo: $12

“When vacationing on a beach, it is important to protect the hair from the sun. #MyConfidant Shampoo has a pH of 5.7 to help remove most oil and dirt, minimizing color washout. Both the shampoo and conditioner are formulated without sulfates, parabens, and sodium chloride.” —Guy Tang, Celebrity Colorist and Creator of #Mydentity

#MyDentity Shampoo
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