Hair Essentials for a Weekend Away

by Sarah Joan Ross

From a bustling city escape to a relaxing jaunt in the country, we have all the exceptional hair solutions covered when packing for days away.

What to Pack for a City Break

Along with athleisure and a pac a mac, you'll also need to find easy hair styling solutions that will slot into a hectic itinerary. Think about investing in some hair oil, as it can be a brilliant, all-round multi-tasking product, especially for those who have curly and frizzy hair. Massage the oil in before you shampoo to soften tight curls and allow you to detangle with ease. Plus, applying a few drops to dry hair can tame, add definition and provide a much-needed moisture boost—try Frizz Ease Nourishing Oil Elixir. Those with thin, flat hair will benefit from a hard-working blow dry spray to help give your style hold and longevity and ensure you look nice from day to night. We love Luxurious Volume Root Booster Blow Dry Lotion. It adds oomph to roots and offers heat protection too. 

What to Pack for a Girls Weekend

Two pretty women with cucumbers on eyes and towel on their heads



Half the fun of a girlie gathering is the primping and preening you have in your room before a big night out. So don’t forget to pack a few of John Frieda’s brilliant travel-friendly Miracle Drops Masks to indulge in your suite. The one-use treatment comes in three varieties; Damage Repair, with Vitamin E Oil, helps make breakage-prone hair stronger, Frizz Smoothing, with avocado oil, for out-of-control locks, and Sheer Blonde, with grapeseed oil, boosts shine and brightness. Once hair is nicely nourished, you’ll need a styling product for a night on the town. Dream Curls Daily Styling Spray is rich in magnesium and boosts the contours of your existing curl. Your hair will spring nicely back into shape when applied to both wet and dry hair. A quick-fix to transform limp, lacklustre hair is Luxurious Volume Fine to Full Blow-Out Spray. It can plump up the volume and is available in 100ml can, so it won’t weigh you down.

What to Pack for an Escape to the Country

Girls enjoying summer outdoors



A chunky knit, wellies and a brilliant hair mask will all serve you well when running for the hills. Those windy country walks can whip hair into a frenzy, and lazy pub lunches spent in front of a roaring fire is the fastest way to dry and dehydrated hair. Restore some order with a therapeutic conditioning treatment. Try Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Deep Conditioner, it contains targeted Anti-Damage Technology and helps repair surface damage, increase moisture levels and rescue hair in distress. It conveniently also comes in a 25ml sachet, so it won’t take up any room in your overnighter.

What to Pack for a Romantic Weekend

Romantic couple in restaurant

If you’re jetting off for a romantic weekend away, you might want to think about packing a few easy prettifiers. Hotel amenities are often not designed for your hair type, so it’s worth stowing travel-sized versions or decanting some of your favourite John Frieda shampoos and conditioners. For hair that fluffs-up in any type of heat or humidity, pack John Frieda’s Frizz Ease Extra Strength Serum. It helps keep frizzies at bay in sweltering climates—even in up to 90% of humidity—which means you don’t (literally) have a wig out in the sauna or steam. It’s also worth taking some sort of shine treatment, as nothing screams sexy hair like shiny, healthy-looking hair. We love 100% Shine Glossing Mist, as you can simply spritz and go. 

What to Pack for a Beach Break

Two young women in sundresses with bicycle on sandy beach, Krabi, Thailand



Whether you’re heading to Rock in Cornwall or Ibiza’s Cala d’Hort, there are two essentials: one is bronzer to bestow a sunny glow and the other is a great salt spray to give hair a surf girl texture. Try Beach Blonde Sea Salt Spray by John Freida. It works on any hair length and leaves hair tousled and voluminous. Plus, spray over dry hair, and it will revive your style in seconds, imparting a lovely coconut scent that teams perfectly with that Pina Colada. Cheers to that!

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