Who knew? Hair colorist Louis Licari has a blog! Although he has high-profile celebrity clients such as Susan Sarandon, his down-to-earth blog has a lot of surprisingly easy suggestions for low-maintenance women, too. I like his ideas for sporting pretty hair after a long plane ride because they're things you'd actually find time to do while traveling. Take a look:

  • Brush it and leave it alone. I know that you don't change the style of your hair on a plane but don't touch it at all. I don't think women are aware of how much they play with their hair. Touching your hair will make it dirty faster.
  • Ponies work! Long-hair girls can put their hair back in a loose ponytail. This keeps your hair up and off your face, and will look amazingly fresh when you take it down upon landing.
For three other ideas,

  • Hats can protect you from more than the sun. A loose fitting hat, something that won't give you "hat hair", will act like a barrier to keep your hair fresh.
  • Plane time is the perfect time to sport a twist or a braid. They always look good, on the plane and after you land, and usually look better when hair is a bit dirty.
  • Go to the restroom just before the "fasten seat belts, we are preparing to land" announcement. This is the perfect time to make yourself "land ready". This is when you fluff or brush your hair. Women with fine or oily hair should keep a pinch of baby powder in their bags. Brush it through your hair and it will absorb oils and give your hair a bit of extra body.

I like how simple these tips are, because they don't rely on messing around with lots of products (most of which you probably can't bring on board due to travel regulations). I'm off to find a cute travel hat for my next trip!