We've got emergency hair-care replacement suggestions for the dreaded time the airline loses your luggage



Shopping for my 3 emergency replacement products, I first have to give myself a pep talk, “silicones and sulfates will not kill my curls”, “you will not get addicted to them again”. I take a deep breath; let the shopping begin.

I know I can get by without cleansing my hair, so I skip the shampoo aisle completely, and move on to the conditioner aisle. This is an easy choice. I really like Suave Tropical Coconut Conditioner. It is inexpensive and perfect for co-washing. It has a lot of slip and moisture, and I am thrilled to have it.

Suave Tropical Coconut Conditioner

My last two items will have to be a mousse and some sort of curl cream. The Tresemme Curl Care Flawless Curls Mousse catches my eye. The “all day control” part of the description sounds great. I was surprised when I tried it. The mousse was lightweight, smelled good and wasn’t super sticky. I had good curl definition, and it wasn’t crunchy.

The curl cream that I chose was Garnier Curl Sculpting Cream Gel. I know this is the new version of a very popular curl cream that was discontinued. I put some in as a leave-in conditioner before I applied the mousse. I also used it on dry hair to touch up a little bit of frizz on the ends. In both situations I used a small amount. I admit I was a little afraid of using it, especially the part about it being “extra strong”, but after trying it the hold was not as strong after all. I can’t imagine using it on its own, but combining it with the mousse was a winning combo.

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