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The Perfect Dopp Kit

Hair Grooming Contents

Brush/Comb

Only if required. There are travel versions available where the handle folds in to the bristles/teeth. The Pop-up Hair Brush from Magellan’s for under $10 is highly recommended. Look at the Fold Up Comb from Kent Brushes, for under $12.

Conditioner

If traveling far and/or for a long period, certainly consider omitting this and purchasing some locally upon arrival. If the trip is short (1-2 days), you could even omit conditioner from your kit completely if weight is an issue.

Some people use a powdered version for space and weight improvement. This is certainly worth trialling if these are important considerations. Try the Therapeutic Sikakai Conditioner Powder from The Amma Shop for $10.

An alternative to this is to use a conditioner bar (looks just like soap), which can be cut up for better use of space and weight. We like the ones from Basin White for around $8.

Hairdryer

The best approach for reducing volume and weight is to simply towel dry your hair. However, if you need to use one, then carry one. Most hotels do have one but, the day you leave yours behind will be the day there’s none in sight (or it’ll be broken). If you travel across different countries make sure you buy a dual voltage model. Try the Andis Micro Turbo dryer from Magellan's at $35 - it's so good you just might use it in place of your regular one, even consider buying two!

Hairstyling Product(s)

If you use an aerosol type hairspray, try switching to a liquid pump type one, which will provide you with the ability to decant into a smaller pump container – it’s also kinder on the environment. Buy smaller sized versions of your regular items e.g. gel, wax etc.

Shampoo

If traveling far and/or for a long period, certainly consider omitting this and purchasing some locally upon arrival.

Some people use a powdered version for space and weight improvement. This is certainly worth trialling if these are important considerations. Try the Soapnuts and Sikakai Shampoo Powder from The Amma Shop for $10 – this is a non-profit charity website. We have found however, powders do not always live up to the same results of a lotion – try for it yourself and see.

Another alternative is to use a shampoo bar (looks just like soap), which can be cut up for better use of space and weight. We like the shampoo bars from Lush, for around $12. Also try the shampoo bars from Basin White also for around $12. 



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