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By: Maddie

We know… Labor Day marks the end of the summer season… That doesn’t mean we have to be happy about it!  Therefore, if you are like me, you are heading out this weekend to make the most of the small amount of summer we have left.  And again, if you are like me, you are scrambling to figure out what you need to bring and what you can leave at home!

There a few things that always make it into my bag when I travel and sunscreen is definitely one of them – to avoid those pesky wrinkles I try and make sure to apply sunscreen to my face every morning and that means when I’m on vacation as well!  Garbo’s facial sunscreen stick is the PERFECT travel size sunscreen.  I have one of these in my purse, in my car and in my travel bag.   Just in case I end up losing one I still have a few more laying around 🙂 

Garbo's Sunscreen Face Stick

Another thing I can’t go without is lip balm / chapstick.  I always find that my lips get super cracked and dry when I travel and it takes weeks to get them back to normal… I always try and use something that has an SPF to it as well so not only are my lips staying hydrated but they are also protected from the sun.  Yes, your lips can burn too!! 

Last but not least is my shampoo and conditioner.   I rarely wash my hair but I am very picky about what I use when I do wash it…  Unlike a normal week when I have a good idea of what my days will consist of, when I’m on vacation there really isn’t any telling.  You never know when you could be thrown in a pool, get all gross and sticky out on a hike or just feel like cleaning yourself up a bit!  For that reason I always bring the travel version of whatever I am using at the time.   Right now I happen to be loving the True Hue Highlights Shampoo and the Colormoist Conditioner by Garbo’s since my hair is colored and needs some extra love.

Regardless of where you’re going or what you’re doing this Labor Day weekend make sure you don’t forget to pack your travel beauty products.  You don’t want TSA throwing away your new conditioner you just splurged on do you?!  Find some time to make a quick pit stop at your nearest Garbo’s before you head out of town to pick up everything you need (and maybe more?!).


Sending Love,


Winter is a tough season.  It takes a toll on everything – from our homes, cars, and schedules to our minds, attitudes, and bodies.  In addition, it also isn’t particularly kind to our hair.   There are many ways the cold and dry weather effect our hair but we have outlined the top three winter hair fails below and included easy ways to fix or remedy them!

1. Dry Air = Dry Hair

As the temperature drops, so does the humidity.  We know you aren’t a fan of what humidity does to most hairstyles but it is a double-edged sword…  Yep, don’t celebrate too long because before you know it, that sustained lack of moisture in the air does the same thing to your hair.  Ugh, it’s like you can’t win, right?  Don’t worry, read on for a few helpful tips!

Our number one shampoo for dry hair is called “Pure Moisture Shampoo“.  It’s going to drench your hair with moisture but not weigh it down.  That’s a very tricky task but Pure Moisture crushes it.   Use it just once and you’ll feel the difference.  In addition to moisturizing your hair it also comes with all the bells and whistles:

  • sulfate and salt-free
  • no petrochemicals
  • formaldehyde-free
  • no animal testing
  • gluten-free

2.  Split Ends and Fly-Aways

Fly away with me…on vacation away from this cold dry air!  Ok so now you have more than just dry hair.  Your ends are splitting and your fly-aways are out of control.  Once again, it’s the dry air plus hats, sweaters, heaters, furnaces, and static electricity that are doing this to you!  Yay, winter!  Oh but wait,…we have your hair life preservers right here. The aforementioned Pure Moisture will work for any type of dryness you are experiencing.  However, we do have some other options that can help.

Argan Anti-Frizz Shampoo – smooths, silkens and adds shine to unmanageable, curly, frizzy or chemically treated hair.  You will also want to make sure you are using the Intense Anti-Frizz Conditioner as well.  Both of these options have Moroccan Argan Oil in them which is the ingredient that helps control your flyaways and helps to protect the hair shaft so fewer split ends occur.  If you are looking for more information on the great effects of Argan Oil, visit Hairguard.

3.  Dry Scalp

Oh pretty it’s snowing….oh wait.  Never mind.  I’m afraid that’s your dry, flaky scalp on your hair and your navy top.  This takes us full circle: Cold Air = Dry Air = Dry Hair = Dry Scalp = Flaky Scalp 🙁

Listen, just like a snowflake, we are all unique.  Some of us have an oily scalp when it’s dry out and some of us suffer from a very dry scalp.  It’s weird, I know, but it has to do with your physiological makeup and what you are using on your scalp and your hair.  Garbo’s makes a few products that help maintain a healthy scalp:

Garbo’s Energizing Shampoo or our Lucky Man Scalp Stimulating Shampoo change your thoughts on shampoo.  It’s made specifically for your scalp and you’ll know the first time you use it.  Infused with menthol and caffeine, this shampoo stimulates your scalp and promotes blood flow which in turn cleans your scalp and helps your hair grow longer.  Now that you have taken care of your scalp you need to make sure to follow it up with a great conditioner.

When you really need the big guns (which you will during the winter), it’s time to bust out Garbo’s Indulge Masque Deep Conditioner.  This is the ultimate in moisturizing treatments.  What is particularly unique about this conditioner is it won’t weigh your hair down after using it – just make sure to give your strands a good rinse.  Garbo’s Indulge Masque renews and revitalizes your hair with moisture which gives it bend and flexibility again.  Since this product does pack some punch we recommend using it weekly.

Now that you have read the three most common winter hair fails and their fixes we hope you feel more confident when styling your hair this season.  The weather can really do a number on our hair but if you have the right products and tools you’ll be in a much better position to take on the challenge!