(Note: I work at Folica.com, but these are my own words and do not represent the opinions of Folica.com.)
On a recent trip to the Midwest, I was serious about packing light and brought only one hair product: this Sally Hershberger Soft Touch Shaping Cream.
Initially, I was surprised that the directions advised applying it to dry hair, but that's perfect for me. (My hair is thick, curly and always in need of moisture. I also don't wash it often, so being able to apply to dry is a must.)
The right product can revive it so easily and this was definitely that.
The cream is thick enough to hydrate and light enough to reapply multiple days in a row. It smelled great - a powdery, sugary, clean scent that was light and unobtrusive. The consistency is something between a hard cream and a mouse - it squeezes out into your hand a little like thick whip cream but is drier. Half a pump was enough for my whole head (I focused on the ends), which is saying a lot. I scrunched it in or pulled it through to smooth and redefine curls. It moisturized, added shine and several hours after applying, my curls were thick, nicely defined and felt repaired. After a co-wash midway through the trip, I used the cream on wet hair. Again, it worked like a charm.
And, it's 2.5 oz: not too big to carry on. :)
Rachelle aka HairJunkyhttp://hairjunky.com/