8 Travel-Size Shampoos You'll Probably Need This Holiday Season

Updated 04/29/19

Traveling can be a stressful experience, especially when it comes to packing. How are you supposed to decide which products make the cut? Even worse, how are you supposed to settle for products you don't love solely because they're TSA-approved? Thankfully, good things come in small packages when it comes to your favorite haircare products. Dealing with less-than-awesome strands on vacation is a thing of a past when you can bring minis of your favorite shampoos anywhere you go. Click through to check out some of our favorite travel-size shampoos.

Bumble and Bumble Color Minded Shampoo

Bumble and Bumble Color Minded Shampoo ($31)

Lock your color in with this invigorating shampoo that creates shiny, smooth hair. It works to seal any damaged hair, preventing color wash-out from showering and natural humidity. Your hair will be left looking healthy and luscious, like you just stepped out of a salon every day. It's great for anyone on the go who needs their hair to stay lustrous without losing its integrity or color.

Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo

Herbal Essences Hello Hydration ($3)

Your hair will be left irresistibly soft after using this Hawaiian coconut– and hibiscus-infused hydrating shampoo from Herbal Essences. The essential moisturizers included in the shampoo are meant to lock in any moisture and replenish your hair, keeping it silky and smooth. And let's face it—keeping your hair moisturized is an absolute travel must.

Kérastase Aura Botanica Bain Micellaire

Coconut and argan oil enrich your hair as the aroma of Kérastase's sweet orange–infused shampoo transforms into a luxurious lather. The natural ingredients (which make up 96% of the product) work to remove any dirt and impurities from your hair, leaving it clean and smooth.

Leonor Greyl Shampooing Creme Moelle de Bambou

Complete with ingredients like bamboo marrow, vitamin B, and silk proteins, this tiny shampoo goes a long way to keep your hair nourished, smooth, and protected. The plant extracts work to regenerate dry hair and bring it back to life, and although it's a shampoo, it works to condition your hair, too. For anyone who needs a hair pick-me-up, Leonor Greyl's is always a go-to.

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Travel Kit

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Travel Kit ($29)

Living Proof is a cult-favorite brand when it comes to hair care, so its Perfect Hair Day Travel Kit is guaranteed to be a winner. The three-piece kit aims to deliver smoothness, volume, conditioning, strength, and polish to your hair using the brand's patented volumizing and healthy-hair molecules. Together, it's all meant to leave your hair cleaner for longer and maintain any color treatment and improve hair over time.

Malin + Goetz Essentials

Malin + Goetz Essentials ($30)

This TSA-approved set of haircare essentials is the ideal product for any traveler. The hero of this kit is the peppermint shampoo, but the amino acid-based cleansers work to keep your hair balanced and purified while the cilantro conditioner leaves your hair with more volume and shine. The best part is that this kit comes complete with skincare products as well, truly living up to the collection's name.

Rita Hazan True Color Shampoo

Rita Hazan True Color Shampoo ($10)

Designed for color-treated hair, the gentle lather of this shampoo removes any buildup on your scalp without stripping away color. Thanks to ingredients like rice proteins and moringa seed extract, your hair will be left feeling weightless and nourished with as much shine like a fresh color treatment.

Verb Hydrating Shampoo

Verb Hydrating Shampoo ($8)

Just because it's mini doesn't mean it's not mighty—this shampoo cleanses hair, replenishes moisture, preserves color, and protects from heat. Plus, it will detangle your hair and leave it feeling incredibly soft, smooth, and fresh. As a bonus, it's totally cruelty-free and great for every hair type.

Looking for more tips on how to pass through TSA smoothly? Check out our guide to travel-size toiletries.

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