Posts Tagged ‘traveling’

PACKING PRODUCT FOR TRAVEL

PHOTOS/POST/GRAPHIC DESIGN: KRISTIN ESS

To some of you super smarties out there, this may be a really obvious travel tip, but the ¬†first time I learned this trick I was like “whaaaat?”. (Yah, that’s how I talk.) I used to resort to just throwing my bottles of shampoo + conditioner in a gallon ziplock and then into my suitcase. Constantly bummed when I got to my destination to see that ziplock full of shampoo. The lid would pop open almost every time, I assume due to altitude pressure. And if you’re a hair colorist, like me, traveling with color it can be extra sad. Once I tried this method of packing product for travel, I never had that issue again. Thought it would be a nice trick to share with you so here’s how it’s done…

  • Use basic kitchen cling wrap. You can also cut up an old plastic grocery bag, a shower cap, a ziplock, anything plastic that you want to get another use out of.
  • Cut it up into 3 or 4 inch squares.
  • Take the lid off the product and lay the plastic on.
  • Secure the lid back on.

Voila! If you’re doing it on a product with a pump or spout, you will need to have the lid on top as well to keep the pump from pressing down and causing leakage. Regardless, adding the plastic sheet will still help to stop any liquid from coming out where the lid gets screwed on.

NO MORE TRAVELING!

post + photos by amy nadine, graphic design by eunice chun

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