So here was how my hair came out for my week long vacation in Barbados:
Not bad! And it lasted the whole trip with only the expected fuzziness and one braid re-done a bit looser.
Lush" called "Jungle". I would wash my hair and then just put that in thickly and leave it in, particularly on the ends. My ends stayed soft and curly, and it smells great. It even worked on my boyfriend's looser curly hair- making it curl and shine. I got through security no problem with a huge chunk of it I bought for $11 in Georgetown. The solid shampoo was decent, but for the price I could have just stuck to the Dudu Osun black soap I always use and enjoyed its added benefits for the scalp. When I got home, and finally took all the braids out, I washed with the solid shampoo (also smells great), and used a decent amount of Jungle as a leave in conditioner, and I was still impressed. It doesn't provide the hold of a gel, which was no shock, but it does support my curl structure and give a shine, with a glorious scent. So I definitely have a new travel buddy, and maybe more when I have the money!