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Do You Bring Your Own Hair Products With You When You Travel?

Do You B.Y.O. Hair Products When You Travel?

I love to check out the new and exciting product amenities that hotels have to offer, but using them is a whole different story. Chancing dry, brittle hair is a risk I don't often take. That's why I always bring along airline-approved bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and even a body lotion with me. I do, however, love to load up on the free nail files and shower caps (admit it, you know you do too). How about you? Do you pack your own hair products when you travel?

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Allytta Allytta 6 years
if i travel bacxk home i'll use my mum's products (she uses more expensive stuff). if somewhere i have no idea what's waiting for me - my own stuff all the way, down to slippers :)
xmargarida xmargarida 7 years
I never use hotel's products. They can keep it :) But I don't bring my own either. Usually my hotel stays are when Im in Europe. I usually go out and buy the products I need. I've never been disappointed and it allows me to be introduced to some high end lines that I wouldnt be able to find here in North America. Works out great!!
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 7 years
I bring my own, except when I stay at Hotel Monaco. They have Aveda products, and I love adding to my growing collection!!!
thelorax thelorax 7 years
I ALWAYS bring my own...unless I'm staying at a Hyatt - their Hyatt SPA products are wonderful.
MrsJigglesworth MrsJigglesworth 7 years
always
maisiegirl maisiegirl 7 years
Always. Lately, I've just been toting my good conditioner. I generally stay @ nice hotels that provide decent products. For my trip next week to NYC, our hotel provide AVEDA products. I have very thick, long curly hair that needs extra moisture and hotel brands just dry my ringlets out besides stripping color.
Dana18 Dana18 7 years
I never travel with out my own hair care. You can't trust my hair to any old stuff.
JennaV JennaV 7 years
Almost always
cottonpoots cottonpoots 7 years
This is sorta weird, but I occasionally use a combo of both my personal shampoo and the hotel's :D
i-am-elle i-am-elle 7 years
For long trips, I bring my own. For shorter trips, I just stick to the shampoo & conditioner provided by the hotel. But I always make sure I have my own leave-in conditioner (Sebastian Potion 9, etc.) to tame any naughtiness. :-P
LettyRN LettyRN 7 years
I always, always bring my own. I'm very picky, I don't like using the cheap stuff because my hair ends up dry and tangled. Some of the hotel stuff doesn't smell very good either.
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 7 years
I UPS my luggage to my destination, so I bring full-size bottles of my toiletries. I do always check the free goodies provided by the hotel, but if it's any less than $150-200 a night, they're generally crap. I use crystal nail files because they're gentler on nails, and I use a sonicare toothbrush, etc. Nothing the hotel gives is usually worth anything to me. Although, I do like shower caps!
scmeggiry scmeggiry 7 years
I second bluecanary's idea. My church collects mini bottles for homeless shelters.
sandinmytoes sandinmytoes 7 years
I always bring my own products. FYI the Palace Resorts (in Mexico and elsewhere) use Biosilk products. Best surprise ever!
sfbutterfly24 sfbutterfly24 7 years
depends on the hotel. If I stay at the Four Seasons you better belive I am not bringing my own because mmm Bulgari smells so nice BUT when I go to my Holiday Inn (Say What!) I have to bring my own.
0danielle0 0danielle0 7 years
Sometimes I'm pleasantly surprised when hotels provide Aveda products, but I always bring my own just in case. :)
AnnieQ AnnieQ 7 years
I thought that hotels only offered mini shampoo bottles only in case you forgot your own stuff. I would never use them though, it would dry out my hair/body too much!
DreaAST DreaAST 7 years
Always! You never know what you are going to get at the hotel. Luckily at my recent stay at The Beverly Hilton, they give you L'Occitane which was awesome!
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Always!
Tabloid Tabloid 7 years
ALWAYS! I just can't use the hotel's product.
kelsey6 kelsey6 7 years
I never use the samples or bring them home with me. I'm extremely picky about my products and I won't use just anything! Plus, a lot of the lotions and soaps that they have cause my skin to react, which is just icky :( And I agree with ur_momm, I think it's wasteful to use them if you're just going to throw them out later.
Anaiva Anaiva 7 years
I always bring my own no matter where I'm going. For some reason, most hotel shampoos seem to just dry my hair out. Bleh.
karisaamy karisaamy 7 years
I always bring my own, you never know that the quality is going to be.
ALSW ALSW 7 years
Absolutely. The stuff in the hotels either dries my hair out or makes it oilier than ever. But usually we're at my in-laws and I feel bad using my MIL's stuff - better to stick with my own, especially since I have longer hair.
bluecanary bluecanary 7 years
Always bring my own just in case. I have family that travels a lot, they bring home the minis to give away (homeless shelters, red cross, etc...).
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