Thursday, 3 July 2014

Holiday packing: hair care

On Tuesday, I'll be going on my first cruise. I'm incredibly excited as I haven't been on holiday for a while, and also there are eight other family members going. For me, the best part about going on holiday is picking up miniature beauty products. They look adorable, and you get the chance to try out new things. So although I have another week before I go away, I have already packed my beauty bits (minus fragrance and make up) so I thought I would show you.

Shampoo and Conditioner
When choosing a shampoo and conditioner to take on holiday came around, I really struggled. Some days my hair is extremely oily and fine, but other days it's very dry and in need of a bit of love. So I decided to take two products I've never tried before; the Aveda Damage Remedy Restructuring Shampoo* and Conditioner* - full size £22 & £24.50 and two products I have tried before; the Bumble & bumble Surf Foam Wash - full size £18.50 and Creme Rinse - full size £20. The Aveda products will be perfect for when my hair is in need of some TLC and the Bumble & bumble products are wonderful at injecting a bit of life back into my hair. They also smell incredible.

Bumble & bumble Surf Spray - full size £21.50
I absolutely adore this product and if I could afford it, it's one that would always end up in my collection. I got this and the shampoo and conditioner in a little travel-sized set from Boots' clearance section. It cost me a measly £4.50 (plus staff discount!) even though it currently retails for £18. Bargain.

Macadamia Control Hairspray* - full size £15.70
I've never tried this hairspray before but I love Macadamia so I doubt it'll let me down. I don't really style my hair, just straighten it every now and then, so I tend to use hairspray to add a bit of volume and lift. This one claims to resist humidity and also has UV protection in it. Perfect for my holiday.

A dry shampoo is a must-have for me. I use them mainly to inject volume into my hair, but considering I have oily hair, they're an absolute staple. I haven't used this scent before but in terms of affordable dry shampoos, you can't go wrong with Batiste.

I can't live without hair oils and the only reason I'm packing this one is because it comes in a plastic bottle. It's also a lovely hair oil that doesn't weigh the hair down or make it greasy. It is, however a little bit large so if anyone has any decanting ideas, please do let me know.

Originally I was going to take a Bumble & bumble volumising spray but this one is much smaller. I haven't used it before but I did get it used on me at an Aveda consultation. It added lots of body and movement to my hair, and hopefully I'll be able to do the same with it.

Of course, I had to pack this little hair mask. I can't remember how my hair reacts to the sun so I'm taking this just in case. I'll use it as a mid-week pick me up to nourish and repair my hair. It also smells absolutely delicious.

Are you going on holiday this year? What beauty products will you be packing?
*PR Sample