Haircare / Styling

Major holiday hair issues…

I’ll get straight to the point. My hair is a holy state.

I blame the humidity, the sea, the chlorine, the sun and the fact that I haven’t allowed my mam to trim my hair since it was last cut – an attempt to cling to every millimetre of hair. Whatever the reason, my gruaig has been so unruly that I have resorted to slinging it in a knot at the top of my head.

I know I shouldn’t complain.  This time last year I had about a third of the hair I have now. I should be thankful for my crazy mop of hair.

As far as packing went I decided to leave the usual mammoth size bag of hair products behind and be ‘sensible’- this is not a word one uses often in relation to Amy Dillon let me tell you. Anyway, I settled on a bottle of Redken shampoo and a mini pot of Wella hair mask. The Redken Colour Extend Sun is great. It contains a UV filter to protect your hair and your colour. It also smells yummy – the main attraction I must. The Wella Brilliance mask is great at home but not intense enough for the sun.

Problem one, where is the conditioner? Problem two, where is the humidity spray? Problem three, where is the sea salt spray for nights when I just can’t be bothered? Problem four, where is the heat protection spray to use with the crapest hair straighteners on the plane? On the shelf at home in the name of sensible that’s where!

I also brought one of those rubbish travel hair dryers that blow your hair in every direction except down. The Corioliss Pro straighteners was lobbed in my suitcase with the aim of using it to both straighten and create waves. It was a bit much to expect from it apparently, it just drags through my hair instead and leads to breakage.


I was on the hunt for a miracle.

I stumbled across a bottle of Palmolive hair conditioner and a small bottle of Frizz Ease yesterday. They seem to have tamed the beast for now. My hair isn’t exactly silky or anything but at least I doesn’t look insane.

Note to self – don’t be sensible next time you travel, be realistic. Oh, and buy a new hair straighteners for the love of god!

What hair products do you like at the moment?

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  • http://makeup-hair-glitz.blogspot.com Makeup Hair and Glitz

    I also have the same problem my bag just ain’t big enough for all the crap I need to bring !!! Next time or even still you should ger a bottle if equave 2 phase leave in spray that stuff is amazing literally amazing !!! You can get it in sallys for about 7 euro I always use it on hols it really protects my delicate previously bleached hair I lash loads on in the morning before going in the sun it works wonders :) x x

  • Nikki

    I was a former ‘sensible’ things packer too and end up purchasing my missing bits much like yourself in foreign packaging, prob using after sun as conditioner !! I have since created a mini travel hair pack containing mini’s of all of my hair care routine and no more emergencies, I also invested in a mini hairdryer and straightener that actually work – I am reformed !!

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