Traveling is one of the fun adventures in life, but it definitely comes with a unique set of obstacles in terms of packing your things. Whether you’re a regular traveler or not, packing tends to be one of the biggest stressors when it comes to traveling. Figuring out how to fit as much as you can into a bag, and also packing in a way that all of your belongings stay in tip top shape is no easy task – especially when it comes to your hair care items. Typically the most expensive hair care items we have in our collection are our irons, logically we want to make sure we care for them properly when we travel. Since there isn’t a lot of information on caring for your irons while you travel, we thought we would share some of our favorite tips to help you out!
Consider the size
The great thing about the world we live in today is there’s no shortage of options, especially when it comes to irons and beauty products. There are a TON of different sizes in all sorts of irons now, even a bunch that are made specifically for traveling. When you are traveling, we suggest considering the size of the irons that you’re taking with you in relation to the space that you have in your suitcase. Trying to cram a large sized curling iron or straightener into a tiny carry-on might not be the best use of space, and it can lead to your irons breaking potentially. Instead of trying to cram one of your irons in your bag, look for irons that you still like to use and find work well with your hair but won’t leave you stuffing your bag to make the room. Even if it’s not necessarily a travel sized iron, there are so many different sizes you’re sure to find something that works.
Protect your flat iron
Once you have your decision of what iron you want to travel with, we also suggest you think about protecting it. Since there is a major chance that your bags will get thrown around and you’re probably shoving as much into your bag as possible your iron can get caught on things and really be put through the ringer. We love getting some sort of cover for our irons to travel with, and don’t worry you have options. Many companies make actual covers and things for you to store irons in, which are great because they’ve been made specifically for protecting and covering irons. Regardless of what you decide to use to protect and cover your iron(s) make sure it’s something that will truly protect them and ease the blow as your bags make their way with you to your destination.
In addition to those tips, we suggest cleaning your irons before and after a trip – this way you don’t have to worry about doing it on your trip and can use them knowing they’re not going to cause any damage to your hair from being dirty.
What tips to you swear by when it comes to caring for your irons while you travel?