What I Took On Holiday – Hair and Body (Holiday Heroes)

I’ve shared the (rather excessive) makeup I took away with me here, as well as the considerably more refined skincare here, now it’s the hair and body products, which again were a lot more carefully selected than the abomination of makeup I selected. I’ll also be sharing the sun care I took away, since I did quite a few features on sun care before I went, so I thought it might be of interest to see which bits made the cut.

How cute are these bright and dinky toothpastes? They’re Curaprox Be You Whitening Toothpastes and they’re really handy to travel with – technically you could get away with one or two to last the week, but I took all five as I knew Teddy would get a kick out of trying a new flavour each night.  Speaking of flavours, that’s where these really shine as you get options like Watermelon, Apple and Aloe as well as Peach & Apricot.  Find them here – link.

I took a small selection of hair bits and bobs as I didn’t know how my hair would react to the change in weather and all that lovely chlorine, so I thought I should give myself a few options, just in case. I took the Noble Isle Perry Pear Shampoo, purely because I love anything that smells of pears, but this fragrance was actually a lot more masculine than I expected.  Thankfully, Teddy was a big fan so this was his shampoo for the duration of the holiday.  I took all three of the products included in the Schwarzkopf Sun Protect Travel Kit as I figured they would likely all come in handy at some point.  I used the shampoo every day, the conditioning spray a few times (although it proved particularly handy as a makeshift shaving spray to create a glide for my razor) and I didn’t actually use the protection spray as I was soooo lazy.  I included the Fair Squared Apricot Shampoo because it smells yummy, but I tended to favour the Schwarzkopf shampoo over anything else.  The Philip Kingsley Elasticizer was the product that proved the most used all-round in hair, as I used it for both Teddy and my hair every day; it was great for repairing the damage from the sun and sea, plus it also meant I could follow with the shampoo and not bother with a conditioner – this is a duo that really worked for my hair type whilst I was away.

In my weird little mind I decided that the Ecooking Facial Mist was, in fact, a body product…you think the clue would be in the name, right? Anyway, here it is in the body post, although obviously it isn’t a body product.  It’s an odd one actually, as it’s kind of like a foaming cleanser but in a spray form that you don’t have to wash off.  As you may have read in my skincare post, I was rubbish at cleansing whilst I was away and relied heavily on a micellar water to do the bulk of the work, then, if it was feeling particularly motivated, I would follow with this to remove any additional residue.  I also took the Wipes and Multibalm from the same Ecooking travel set, but I didn’t find a need for either – although they are both perfectly sized for travel.  The final product was the Noble Isle Summer Rising Shower Gel, which Teddy and I both used as our daily shower product.

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