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Five Accessible, Travel-Friendly Hair Care Products



Hair care is important to people of all creeds — it can emphasize natural features, allow individuals to experiment with their look, and can support self confidence and empowerment. However, some hair care products may not be accessible for disabled individuals, particularly those with mobility related disabilities. For that reason, we have provided a range of adaptive and accessible products that are useful for those interested in keeping their locks looking perfect wherever they go. Many of these products are especially meant for easy travel, whether it be to work, the airport, or vacationing somewhere far away. 


This mini straightener may be small but it packs a big punch. Instead of using straighteners which may be unwieldy and hard to hold, the small size of the straightener allows the user to get an easier grip on the device. It is quite slender and light, thus making it more mobility disability friendly. The straightener does also come with its own travel pouch, so you can take it on the go for fast and simple use. 


  1. CHI Spin N Curl ($119.89)

Though this curling device is on the pricier side, the results and usability may make it worth it. The CHI Spin N Curl comes with a 1-inch ceramic rotating barrel and a wide handle, giving users more room to grasp the device. The upper part of the barrel does not get hot, so a misplaced hand will stay safe from burning. Finally, the buttons controlling the temperature are larger than conventional curling irons, allowing users with vision related disabilities to get a better grasp of the device’s settings. 


Sitting in the shower is a necessity for individuals with mobility related disabilities and chronic pain — that’s why this product is perfect for keeping needed hair care products close to users during their shower time. It is also easy to travel with — you can just roll it up and pack it for later use. All buyers have to do is hang the shower caddy up, keep necessary products nearby, and go about their hair care routine. 


Scalp care is a must in many individuals’ hair routines — thus, the scalp scrubber becomes a needed product. Unfortunately, many scalp scrubbers may be hard to grip after some time, especially for users with muscular dystrophy and chronic pain. This model, however, offers a solution — the handles at the top keep the scrubber attached to the user’s hand, even when the muscles start tiring out. The handle can also assist those who cannot bend their fingers or wrist. 


  1. Blow Dryer Stand ($25.89)

‘90s blowouts are back in style, meaning blow dryers are becoming popular again. However, blow dryers are often heavy and hard to maneuver — but that doesn’t mean the device needs to be abandoned altogether. This blow dryer stand can either be placed on the counter or clipped to the side of a table, where the device can be used while a person is seated. The neck is also bendable, and can be adjusted to a person’s height. Accessible hair care forever!


We would like to add a note that we do not get a commission for including the above items. Also, we are trying to make sure the content we suggest is accessible in different ways. Although it can be difficult to find websites that are fully accessible, we review many to offer you the ones that are the most accessible. As always, if you find barriers or have suggestions please reach out to us at info@bluetrunk.org and let us know so that we can improve!

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