Monday, February 4, 2013

Carry-On Friendly Skin and Hair Care Bits


I promise this is the last beauty packing related post that you will read on this blog for awhile! This last segment is going to focus on some shower must-haves that can come be stowed in your carry-on without taking up space in the tiny bag allotted for liquids. This is particularly useful for a two or three week trip because you have enough product to last you the entire trip without weighing your suitcase down.

Instead of lugging a heavy bottle of shower gel, try a solid bar soap instead. I love my L'Occitane Shea Butter Extra Gentle Milk Soap because it conveniently fits inside my soap dish from The Container Store and leaves my skin soft after use. For body exfoliating, try a solid soap with scrubby particles like the L'Occitane Almond Delicious Soap. Lush also make several solid body scrubs such as the Buffy Body Butter. Hair care can be a bit daunting when traveling because I know I'm tempted to bring every single hair product with me. But the basics are obviously shampoo and conditioner, both which you can find in solid versions at Lush. Lush Godiva Solid Shampoo is a product I've used up before and absolutely loved so I had to repurchase it for this extended trip. The puck is lightweight and easy to use. A few swipes on wet hair will yield lots of suds to get your locks clean in a pinch. Since I've had such good experience with their solid shampoo, I gave Lush's Jungle Solid Conditioner a go. I cut the block for easier storage (the other half is in a plastic baggie awaiting the first to run out) and the directions are the same as the shampoo. I swipe the block of conditioner on my hair, concentrating on the ends, and wait a few minutes before rinsing off. Lastly, I packed a disposable Gillette Venus Razor that I received in my Influenster Cosmo VoxBox as disposable razors (not the kind where you can remove the blade) are allowed on planes.


Everything fit neatly in a small makeup pouch and was ready to fly with me! If you're a low maintenance person who doesn't fuss with 289374243 products, seriously consider looking into dry products to reduce weight and liquid carry-on restrictions. Do you use any solid bath and body products?

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