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Nifty, wierd and wonderful travel accessories....
7 years ago, July 13th 2012 No: 1 Msg: #158755  
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Yesterday I was in a local outdoors store looking for that item that I absolutely couldn't do without (hadn't yet decided what, but they were having a sale!), when I came across paper shampoo.

It's a tiny matchbox-size case of sheets of 'paper', which with a few drops of water added liquify, and hey presto - you have shampoo!

One way to get around airline onboard liquid restrictions.....

What other useful travel accessories have you come across? Reply to this

7 years ago, July 13th 2012 No: 2 Msg: #158772  
Paper Shampoo ... excellent.
I just had a thought. How about selling suitcase sized cling film to wrap your suitcase at home? Reply to this

7 years ago, July 13th 2012 No: 3 Msg: #158781  
If you go to a medical supply store you can find all kinds of things that we medical people use on elderly people who are unable to get out of bed easily. A dry shampoo being one of them. They also sell sheets that are a bit bigger for giving a bed bath.

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7 years ago, July 15th 2012 No: 4 Msg: #158817  
Sylvia and I bought two solar powered bedside lamps from Ikea which we take with us in our cases when we travel. They take up little space and provide us with instant light when we need it even when there is no power available.
[Edited: 2012 Jul 15 08:34 - John and Sylvia:18619 - Spelling!]
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7 years ago, August 8th 2012 No: 5 Msg: #159664  
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Have you tried the paper shampoo? Did it work? I can't quite get my head around it! I have used dry shampoo before, but that's no help for the flight as they're in an aerosol container. Paper shampoo sounds intriguing! Reply to this

7 years ago, August 8th 2012 No: 6 Msg: #159670  
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I only ended up buying a handwash version, but now I'm curious myself about the shampoo. Might drop by and see if they still have some.... Reply to this

7 years ago, August 8th 2012 No: 7 Msg: #159688  
Please update us if you try it. Reply to this

6 years ago, August 25th 2012 No: 8 Msg: #160316  
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The Great Shampoo Paper Experiment

1 - "To produce desired shampoo, simply add water to the required number of sheets (one to two for short hair, four to six for long hair"
- The dry sheets feel a bit waxy. In the interests of giving the product a fair go, I thought I would err on the side of plenty, and used 5 sheets.

2 - "Create a lather with the soap in your hands and rub through your hair."
- As soon as you add a few drops of water the sheets turn 'clumpy'(?), but a few more drops were required before the clump could be persuaded to become a soapy lather. My excitement waned however when the handful of cabin-friendly lather failed to perform as hoped when applied to my not-so-long hair.

3 - "Rinse well."
- And so I did, after adding some shampoo of the more common variety....





[Edited: 2012 Aug 25 12:16 - Jo Trouble:16935 ]
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6 years ago, August 25th 2012 No: 9 Msg: #160317  
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The conclusion:

Hmmm, not for me I don't think. I'd rather fill a few 100ml bottles with paperless shampoo - or grow some dreds ;-)

p.s. If any of you happen to see an ad for 1 4/5 packets of an amazingly fantastic newly discovered travel product called Wonder Shampoo Paper in the TB Travel Classifieds forum, do the right thing and make some approriate 'wow' comments ok? ;-) Reply to this

6 years ago, August 28th 2012 No: 10 Msg: #160396  
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I'm disappointed that the paper shampoo will not be a goer in future....but probably not surprised. Well done for trialling this on behalf of travelbloggers everywhere! Reply to this

6 years ago, August 28th 2012 No: 11 Msg: #160397  
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Yes, would have been great if the product had performed as hoped. Never mind.... I can send you the rest of the packet if you want to try it Rachael ;-)

Has anyone else out there done any travel product experiments? Reply to this

6 years ago, August 30th 2012 No: 12 Msg: #160477  
When we lived in the US about 7 years ago there was a product that quite a few people bought that sort of pegged the chair in front of the person up! So, the person in front couldnt lay back in the plane chair. It was quite controversial as the person in the seat would say they had the right to relax and the person behind would say they had the right not to be squished!

and heaps of people bought it and used it....anyhoo.... i have sometimes dreamt of this product since when trying to hold a bub on your lap and the person in front decides to decline their chair to the furtherst horizontal position 😊 so ive since thought it was quite a good idea (until i want to sleep that is lol!) Reply to this

6 years ago, October 1st 2012 No: 13 Msg: #161615  
My favorite one so far that I got to try first hand in remote part of Colombia 10 days ago is the can stove. This is simply brilliant! All you need is an empty soda/ beer can, a needle and a knife/ scissor and you can make a stove out of it, once it s done, you just need to put alcohol in it and you get the perfect light weight stove:-) Reply to this

6 years ago, October 1st 2012 No: 14 Msg: #161653  
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Hi Laetitia,

Don't suppose you have photos of it? A 'Can Stove 101' post would be great! Reply to this

6 years ago, October 2nd 2012 No: 15 Msg: #161678  
Hi Jo,
Unfortunately don't have a pic of it, didn't cross my mind, but you can easily find how to video of it on you tube (more or less elaborated ones) Reply to this

6 years ago, October 2nd 2012 No: 16 Msg: #161679  
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Has anyone seen an ostrich pillow in action? (see article)

The long and short of long haul - NZ Herald Reply to this

6 years ago, October 4th 2012 No: 17 Msg: #161713  
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I've been coveting this since I saw it in a design magazine a while ago... I think they are trying to gather funds to put it into production -I really want one 😊 Reply to this

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