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25 Best Travel Size Curly Hair Products To Bring On Your Next Trip

July 7, 2022


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List of travel size curly hair products

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So, you’re finally taking that long-awaited trip! But before you even think about packing your bags, you need to make sure you have all the right travel size curly hair products to take care of your hair.

After all, there’s nothing worse than having a bad hair day on vacation or forgetting your favorite product at home.

Luckily, we’ve put together a list of the best travel-sized products for curly hair, so you can be sure to have everything you need for your trip.

From conditioners and curl creams to serums and leave-in treatments, these products will keep your curls looking their best, no matter where you go.

So, what are you waiting for? Start packing your bags (and your hair products) and get ready for an amazing trip!

One other thing to note is that if you’ve always wanted to try a curly hair product but weren’t sure if you would like it, travel sizes are a great way to test it out before committing to the full size.

TSA Rules

According to the TSA rules, you are allowed to bring a quart-sized bag of liquids, gels, and creams in your carry-on bag and through the checkpoint.

These are limited to travel-sized containers that are 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less per item.

So, when it comes to packing your hair products, be sure to choose items that are under 3.4 ounces and can easily fit into a quart-sized bag.

To help make sure you don’t leave any important hair product, tool, or accessory behind, snatch my travel checklist too!

The size of the following travel sized products will be 2 ounces or less.

These 25 travel kits/items have everything you’ll need to keep your hair slaying while soaking up the sun, sightseeing, and more.

Travel Size Curly Hair Products

Rizos Curls 4-Step Travel Kit for Curly Hair

The ideal Wash N’ Go Travel Kit for Curly Hair! For all hair types, from coils and waves to curls and kinks!

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Curl Defining Cream
  • Refresh & Detangle 

All About Curls Essential Moisture Starter Kit, 4-Piece Set

If you haven’t heard about this brand, then this is your chance to try them out! This set comes with a travel sized version of their:

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Bouncy curl cream
  • High definition gel

All About Curls is a curl-care brand that caters to all types of curly hair. No SLS/LES Sulfates, silicones, parabens, drying alcohols, artificial dyes, or minerals. They are also cruelty-free and safe for color treated hair.

Uncle Funky Daughter’s Ultimate Kinky & Curly Girl Kit

This kit has everything you need for your kinky or curly hair! These small but mighty products will make sure your curls are hydrated, defined, and looking their best. Plus, they’re all under 3 ounces, so they’ll easily fit into your quart-sized bag.

The kit includes:

  • Extra Butter Cream
  • Super Curl Cream
  • Curly Magic Curl Stimulator
  • Midnight Train Leave In Conditioner
  • Thirsty Curls Leave In Curl Activator

Innersense Organic Beauty – Natural Hydrating Travel Hair Trio

The Hydrate Trio is color-safe and suitable for dry, coarse, or thirsty curls. If you are not familiar with the Innersense brand, they are a hair care company that uses clean, non-toxic ingredients that are ethically sourced and grown organically.

This kit includes:

  • Hydrating Cream Hair bath
  • Hydrating Cream Conditioner
  • Sweet Spirit Leave-In Conditioner

MopTop Trial Travel Sample Size Bundle

MopTop is designed for any hair type and condition, whether it’s dry, frizzy, colored, or chemically treated.

The sample pack provides everything you need to wash, condition and style your hair for natural and long-lasting results. The price is so affordable, I would grab three sets if I were you!

This kit includes two of each in .5 oz sample packets:

  • Bamboo Gentle Shampoo
  • Bamboo Daily Conditioner
  • Bamboo Essence Leave In Conditioner
  • Citrus Kumquat Curly Hair Custard Styler

Royal Locks – NEW Classic Essentials Trial Set

Here’s a brand you’ve probably never heard of before, and this is a good opportunity to try them out! These products are concentrated and designed to give you shiny, bouncy, and healthy curls.

The products contain ingredients to moisturize and condition hair. They are sulfate-free, paraben free, cruelty free and safe for color-treated hair.

The set includes:

  • Clean Curls Shampoo
  • Curl Quench Conditioner
  • Pro Curl Cream Gel

Pro Usage tip: Start by washing and conditioning your hair with a shampoo and conditioner to prime hair for the styling products. When using the pro curl cream gel, use a nickel size amount at the beginning to sopping wet hair, distributing evenly through out your curls. Apply more (if needed). Finally, diffuse or air dry to finish.

OUIDAD Advanced Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel

You’ve probably heard me rave about this product before, and there’s a good reason why. It’s one of the best gels out there for combating humidity and frizz during summer!

Now you can try it for yourself with this travel sized version!

Ouidad Botanical Boost Curl Energizing & Refreshing Spray

You will need a good refreshing spray to help you get through the summer heat! You can also use this to hydrate and reawaken curl definition.

This one is packed with botanical ingredients to help invigorate and refresh your scalp and curls.

PATTERN On-The-Go Hair Care Kit

I didn’t know Pattern had a travel size kit! This is great for taking on the go, or if you want to try out the products before committing to the full size. It’s perfect for curlies, coilies, and tight textured hair!

This kit includes:

  • Hydration Shampoo
  • Heavy Conditioner
  • Leave-In Conditioner

Curly Hair Solutions Loose Curl Kit

This is another great option for those with looser curls! These products will help to hydrate and define your curls. These lighter products will give you plenty of volume and sheen.

The kit comes in 3.4 oz sizes and with a plastic cosmetic bag:

  • Treatment Shampoo
  • Original Liquid Styler
  • Gel
  • Slip

CURL KEEPER – Kinky Curl Kit

If you have kinky curls, this is the kit for you! These products will help to hydrate and define your coils.

The kit comes in 3.4 oz sizes and with a plastic cosmetic bag:

  • Silk Conditioner
  • Leave in Conditioner
  • Styling Cream
  • Original Liquid Styler

CURL KEEPER – Kinder Curls Kinder Travel Set

If you have kids with curly hair, this is the perfect set for them! The products are designed to hydrate and define curls without weighing them down.

The set comes with 3.4 oz sizes and a plastic cosmetic bag:

  • Magic Mist Detangler
  • Creamy Curls (softens and smoothes curls)
  • Super Curls (fights frizz while adding shine)

Curl Keeper Original Travel Set

This set is great for any type of curly hair! These products will help to hydrate and define your curls.

The set comes with 3.4 oz sizes and a plastic cosmetic bag:

  • Original
  • Ultimate Gel
  • Styling Cream

LURA Mini Portable Travel Hair Dryer

In need of a travel size blow dryer? This one is compact and lightweight, perfect for packing in your suitcase.

It features:

  • Dual Voltage Small Lightweight Blow Dryer
  • EU Plug
  • 1200W Compact Hairdryer
  • Folding Handle
  • Concentrator Nozzle
  • Diffuser Attachment

Universal Collapsible Hair Dryer Diffuser Attachment

If you already have a hair dryer, but need a diffuser, this is a great option! It’s universal and will fit most hair dryers.

It features:

  • Fits Most Hair Dryers
  • Soft Rubber Teeth to Protect Scalp
  • Lightweight and Compact
  • Collapsible
  • Dries and Enhances Curl Pattern

ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor

In case you damaged your hair while on vacation, this is a great product to help reconstruct and repair your strands.

It features:

  • Protein-rich
  • Moisturizing
  • Helps to Repair Damage
  • Smoothes and Softens Hair
  • Keratin and Collagen-rich Formula

Ouidad Water Works Clarifying Shampoo

If you need to clarify your hair, this is a great option! It’s sulfate-free and gentle, yet effective. Also, great for all curl types.

Ouidad Water Works Clarifying Shampoo
$10.00 ($4.00 / Ounce)
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Righteous Roots Oils

Here’s a great multi-purpose oil! Use it as a hot oil treatment, pre-wash detangler, to scrunch out the crunch, scalp massage, and most importantly – to protect your curls from too much sun exposure!

Jane Carter Solution Natural & Curly Hair Essential Travel Kit

This is another great option for those with curly hair! These products will help to hydrate and define your curls.

The kit includes:

  • Hydrating Invigorating Shampoo
  • Nutrient Replenishing Conditioner
  • Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner
  • Wrap & Roll (Use this setting styler to create gorgeous waves and curls that last)
  • Nourish & Shine (This pomade may be used to enhance shine and texture.)
  • Curl Defining Cream

Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector Kit

Who knew Olaplex had a travel size kit?? I’m shook! This kit comes with no. 0, no.3, no. 4, no.5, no. 8.

These products repairs damaged and compromised hair, strengthens and protects hair structure, and repairs hair and maintains bonds within the hair.

Convenience Kits International Women’s Multicultural 14 PC Grooming/Hygiene Travel Kit 

If you need a travel kit that has everything, this is it! Check this out.

This kit includes:

  • Shea Moisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Shampoo
  • Shea Moisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Conditioner
  • Shea Moisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Leave-In Conditioner
  • 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Shea Moisture Rehydration Treatment Masque
  • Large Shower Cap
  • Shower Comb
  • Body Care: Shea Moisture 100% Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
  • Body Care: Secret Powder Fresh Deodorant
  • Nail File (1ct)
  • Oral Care: Colgate Total Toothpaste
  • Oral Care: Travel Toothbrush
  • Oral Care: Dentek ADA Accepted Flossers (3 ct.)
  • Misc: TSA Complaint Quart Size Zip-Top Bag in Clear Women’s Clear Toiletry Bag with Handle
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Detangling Brush Set for Curly Hair

You need a great multi purpose brush and some hair tools. This set has everything you need!

This curly hair brush set includes:

  • Spray Bottle Mist Sprayer
  • Denman 9-row Detangling Brush
  • Detangler Brush
  • Scalp Massager Shampoo Brush
  • 5 Hair Clips

Moroccanoil Mediterranean Escape Travel Set

This is a great travel set that includes everything you need, and the lovely blue fabric cosmetic bag will be useful long after the products are gone!

The set includes:

  • Dry Shampoo
  • Hydrating Styling Cream
  • Fragrance Mist
  • Signature Moroccan Treatment Oil
  • Blue Fabric Cosmetic Bag

Hair Accessories Set

This is a huge set and has everything you need to keep your hair (and family members’ hair) looking great on the go!

Satin Pillowcase for Hair

Don’t forget about your beauty sleep! This satin pillowcase will help to keep your hair smooth, tangle-free, and frizz-free.

It’s also great for your skin!

Micro Fiber Towel Set

You’ll need a good microfiber towel to help dry your hair without causing frizz. This set comes with 2 towels.


When traveling, the travel sets are the most simple and easiest way to keep up with your regimen.

They’re also less likely to leak when packed and transported, and they’re the right size for the little space in your luggage and hotel showers.

But if you want to save some money, you can always bring your own products from home.

And lastly, don’t forget your sunscreen! No matter what curl type you have, sun damage is real and can happen to anyone. So be sure to take care of your beautiful curls!

What are your favorite travel-sized products for curly hair? Let us know in the comments below!


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