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The Best Hair Products for Traveling Moms

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and it’s time to show the family matriarch some more love. If you’re wondering what to get your traveling mom, the perfect gift just might be the best products to help her feel her best while traveling around the world. Whether she’s looking for a high-tech styling tool or a serum that will help her repair her locks, this one’s for you. And the best part? These items can be used on the go and back at home. Below are 10 of the best hair products to gift your traveling mom.

It may be madness, but it’s worth it and for which mom will thank you endlessly. The Dyson Supersonic hair dryer is a game-changing tool, drying hair in a fraction of the time compared to other offerings on the market. But if your mom likes to style her locks too, the Airwrap is the best option. The complete kit comes with six attachments including barrels for curves, smoothing and volumizing brushes and a pre-styling dryer. It’s designed to work with different hair types and delivers results in minutes. Due to its high power consumption, it cannot be paired with plug converters in foreign countries, but can still be used for domestic travel and travel in Mexico and most of the Caribbean.

If mum already has a Dyson Supersonic and needs a styling tool to go with it, but doesn’t need all the accessories that come with the Airwrap, the company’s Corrale is the perfect gift. The cordless straightener is designed so that it can also be used for curls and waves. Boasting copper and manganese alloy plates that bend around the hair, it allows for greater control and uses less heat, reducing damage to strands. Just like the brand’s other products, it shows results quickly, which means mom can spend less time prepping and more time exploring. It’s equipped with a battery disabler so it can travel with it on planes – except for Japan, where regulations are stricter – and can be used internationally. It also comes with a travel pouch to keep the Corrale safe when stored.

If mom is looking for the secret to shiny, shiny hair, 14th Night’s the Hair Elixer is the answer. vogue former student Negar Mohammadi tried “everything on the market and was disappointed to learn that so many luxury hair care brands, while claiming to contain effective botanicals, were made mostly of silicone and alcohol.” Plus, she adds, “the clean hair care brands felt ineffective and didn’t have the luxurious scent and texture I was looking for.” So she invented her own serum that would produce desirable results while skipping the harmful ingredients. Turning to her Persian heritage, she uses precious plants from her culture like the pomegranate, which she says is “a royal fruit that symbolizes authority over death in mythology” and the oil from the seeds “literally brings back hair to life” as well as almond rich in vitamin E, antioxidants and vitamin B7, commonly known as biotin, which helps in the growth of follicles. The Hair Elixer also contains argan oil, known for its nourishing qualities. The result: hydrated, smooth, silky and strong hair. And at just one ounce, it can easily slip into carry-on luggage.

If mom has never been happy with her store-bought shampoo and conditioner, it’s time to go tailor-made. Function of Beauty’s in-depth quiz considers hair type, structure and scalp moisture to create a custom shampoo and conditioner for best results. Their products are also made without harmful sulfates, parabens, phthalates, and gluten, and can also be made without silicones, dyes, and fragrances. Full sizes will need to be checked, but if you’re looking to buy TSA-friendly containers, consider Cadence’s leak-proof pods made from ocean-bound recycled plastic.

Traditional hairbrushes are a little wonky to pack, but Virtue’s Flourish Manta Health Hairbrush is compact; avoids the awkward handle the size of a breadstick; and has been specially designed for fragile hair. This innovation sports soft, flexible bristles that minimize breakage and are gentle on the scalp while gliding through strands effortlessly. From the first brushing, your mom will instantly feel the difference. Plus, it comes with a travel pouch to keep it clean when stored in a suitcase.

It’s time to ditch those cotton pillowcases and go silk. The natural material does not require seams together like other fibers, which eases the hair and reduces friction that can cause tangles and breakage. Silk is also naturally temperature regulating and doesn’t absorb a lot of moisture, which means the hair will retain its natural oils better. And if your mom is a side or tummy sleeper, the smooth texture will also do wonders for her face because it won’t wrinkle the skin. Fisher Finery pillowcases are made from pure Mulberry silk, are available in 11 colors and are incredibly luxurious. They also won’t take up too much space in a suitcase, making them easy to pack for any trip.

Whether it’s spending too much time in the sun or exploring a city with less than ideal air quality, hair takes its toll. To help combat these effects, Davines has developed seven masks to help the scalp and hair recover. Each has a different purpose to meet different needs and can be combined for multiple results. They only take about 10 minutes to use and are small enough to fit in carry-on luggage.

If mom likes to go to tropical destinations, but hates what humidity does to her hair, Oribe’s Raincoat might be just what she needs. This spray helps fight frizz and can work with any hair type. So whether she wants to protect her sleek blowout or maintain her perfect curls on the most humid days, this will get the job done. The full size will have to go in check-in baggage, but there is also a smaller option that is a TSA complaint for carry-on baggage.

Hair is at its most vulnerable when wet, so the sooner you can dry it, the better. Microfiber towels are significantly more absorbent and less rough than traditional options. And thanks to less friction, they also help reduce breakage and frizz. Plus, these towels are compact and lightweight, making them easy to store. Matador offers its version in both small and large sizes – but the latter may be a better option as it’s large enough to use on the body as well – and comes with its own silicone case with a carabiner.

For something that will help maintain styles while simultaneously improving overall hair condition, It’s a 10’s Potion 10 Miracle Styling Potion will get the job done. Lightweight, with no residue or stiffness, this product delivers shine, conditioning and long-lasting results. Actual size should be checked, but there is also a miniature version that is suitable for carry-on luggage