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creativelicense 03-24-2013 07:11 PM

Traveling to Hot and Dry Israel, Tips?
 
The traveling threads I've found on here ask for advice when going from a dry climate to a humid one. I'm doing the opposite.

In May, I'm embarking on a 10-day trip to Israel (the good ol' birthright trip), and I know the climate is dry and hot. I live in San Francisco, where it's often humid and cold. That means I rarely follow other's switch to lighter products in the summer since we don't really have a summer in San Francisco.

Any tips on what types of products I should bring? In case you can't see my siggie, I have fine, normal porosity hair and no problems with protein.

Any good packing advice? I plan to check my bags, but in case I must carry-on, I am freaking out about getting 10 days' worth of product into a TSA-approved quart bag.

And for anyone who's already done the birthright trip, any general advice?

Thanks guys!

LisaN 03-24-2013 07:36 PM

not so dry!
 
I've been to Israel for months on end and it is rarely dry, usually quite a bit of humidity. I use the same products I use at home, always wear a sunhat, and if you have a safe style to put your hair up you won't need as much product as you expect. I have been able to wash, condition and air dry my hair twice a week with this plan. The Birthright trips are power packed and you will not have time to primp, so have a simplified grooming plan, a hat, sunglasses, and some scrunchies! and sunscreen! and sunscreen for lips! Have a wonderful time!

creativelicense 03-24-2013 08:13 PM

Thanks for the advice. I assumed desert = dry, but I'll pack for the humidity.

dresdendoll 03-24-2013 09:44 PM

I've been to Israel too! I also found that it wasn't very dry, except for in the Negev, but it was so hot throughout, I wore my hair in a pony tail to keep it away from my face. Honestly, I would just bring your HGs because they will probably still work pretty well. Have a great time!


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