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SeaViewBliss Sat 23-Mar-19 18:48:01

Long haul, 2.5 weeks.

Do you pack shampoo/conditioner/shower gel? Or buy it when you get there?

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MoreSlidingDoors Sat 23-Mar-19 18:49:17

I’m fussy so take it with me

Trumpton Sat 23-Mar-19 18:49:59

I like my favourites so decant into 100 ml bottles . I estimate 5ml each wash so enough for 20 days .

marcopront Sat 23-Mar-19 18:59:55

It depends where you are going.

If plenty of people with your hair type buy it there.

I can't buy good stuff for my hair where I live, so stock up when I can.

dementedpixie Sat 23-Mar-19 19:01:04

I pack my own. Can be more expensive abroad

FiveShelties Sat 23-Mar-19 19:02:33

Where are you going?

noenergy Sat 23-Mar-19 19:05:38

I put mine into 100ml bottles as well. Don't waste time on holiday going shopping for toiletries which I may not find and will probably b more expensive

Todamhottoday Sat 23-Mar-19 19:10:36

Depends on where your going, and what kind of places your staying in????

More info would help

spritesandunicorns Sat 23-Mar-19 19:12:41

I use the shampoo and shower gel provided but take my own conditioner. If it’s not going to be provided I’d take my own. Hate having to shop when I get somewhere. At least enough to start you off anyway if you do decide to shop there.

SeaViewBliss Sat 23-Mar-19 20:19:01

Sorry! A villa in Florida 2 minutes from Walmart.

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Expressedways Sun 24-Mar-19 04:30:49

You’re going for a long time so would need to take a lot with you and you’re near a big store with tons of choice that presumably you’ll have to go to anyway for groceries etc. so in your case I’d definitely buy there and save the packing space.

chatwoo Sun 24-Mar-19 06:42:03

I pack shampoo and conditioner in the pesky little travel bottles, but double up the amount of shampoo as I have a fussy scalp and don't want to run out. If I run out of conditioner, would just buy some locally or use the hotel provided one.

MyOtherProfile Sun 24-Mar-19 08:05:17

I take a shampoo bar and soap bar.

Rainatnight Sun 24-Mar-19 08:07:26

In your circs, I'd pack travel sized bottles to get me through to the next shop, and then I'd go crazy in a big American pharmacy! grin

thesunwillout Sun 24-Mar-19 08:15:51

Primark travel bottles set £1, buy two.
Put your must haves in them, you even get little pre printed stickers.
I usually take fave shampoo and conditioner, face stuff.
Shower gel I buy abroad.

sar302 Sun 24-Mar-19 08:21:37

Unless you have any allergies, buy some there and ditch them when you leave. Never pack anything that you don't have to!

BarbaraofSevillle Sun 24-Mar-19 15:59:55

If I've got hold luggage I just take what I have from home with me.

CBA going shopping for toiletries abroad and they're almost always more expensive. Buying stuff to leave behind is just wasteful.

Or if I don't have hold luggage I take 100 ml bottles with decanted shampoo etc in. Plenty for 2 weeks.

Knittedfairies Sun 24-Mar-19 16:05:36

I'd take enough to get me through the first morning, and then would go to Walmart; I like a good mooch round an American supermarket.
(This has reminded me of the time I saw someone take a dripping suitcase off the carousel at the airport in Naples. Some bright spark had packed a half used bottle of water, which had leaked into the bag...)

MyOtherProfile Sun 24-Mar-19 19:44:02

I'd take enough to get me through the first morning
If you do that you may as well take enough to last 2 weeks. Which is what I would do, and buy more interesting stuff in walmart.

BarbaraofSevillle Sun 24-Mar-19 19:51:05

Or spend your holiday somewhere more interesting in Walmart!

BarbaraofSevillle Sun 24-Mar-19 19:51:29

'more interesting than Walmart!

MyOtherProfile Sun 24-Mar-19 20:13:56

BarbaraofSevillle grin

Rat1nthek1tchen24 Mon 25-Mar-19 11:02:45

All hotels supply small toiletries, soap. You can buy a Lush solid soap/hair bar. I've used the travel soap leaves, which are mini & weigh nothing & can hand wash using these too.

LesLavandes Mon 25-Mar-19 11:06:00

I decant into small bottles

Stompythedinosaur Mon 25-Mar-19 20:42:13

I take it with me. I don't want to have to worry about it when I'm there.

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