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I've seen rave reviews for this product everywhere from in fashion magazines to on my favourite beauty blogs, so I picked it up a few months ago as I'm currently trying to grow my hair out. In a nutshell - it's one of the best deep conditioners I've ever used, has improved my hair considerably and this has led to it looking much thicker and healthier. On the other - there is no actual sign of hair growth (so, apart from improving its condition, this has done nothing for my hair that a good volumising blow-dry or serum couldn't). I was a little reluctant to buy it due to the price, and I'd recommend getting it when it's on offer, even though you don't need to use anywhere near the "egg-shaped" amount recommended on the container - that is clearly a ploy by the manufacturers to make you use more than you need! I used about half an egg once, and my thick, long hair was very much oversaturated with product which meant that it took ages to remove. It smells beautiful - I get compliments on my "perfume" after washing with it, when it's actually my hair! - and also has a fairly good "consistency" and leaves your hair feeling smooth, shiny and revitalised. Like most deep conditioners, you apply it, then leave it in for a few minutes (or half an hour to an hour, wrapped in foil, if you really want to give your hair a treat!), and wash it off. You don't need to use much more than you would if you were wearing a "normal" conditioner for everyday use; it doesn't wash out so easily, but this isn't too much of a problem and it kills the point of using a deep conditioner if you scour your hair completely clean afterwards anyway. After about 3 months of consistent use a couple of time every week, my hair is much shinier, healthier and in better condition. My scalp, which was also fairly dry, has improved considerably. So what's the downside? Unfortunately, this really doesn't do "what it says on the tin." While it has improved the quality of my mane and scalp and made it look much thicker and more volumising, it is simply not a "hair growth" treatment at all in that my hair has not grown thicker and/or longer at a faster rate. I have read similiar reviews on beauty blogs. It's an excellent (if rather overpriced!) deep conditioner, but don't use it expecting to get thicker hair - if you want that, I would recommend a good serum and eating plenty of protein!
LEE STAFFORD HAIR GROWTH TREATMENT*
** PERSONAL USAGE - MY HAIR TROUBLES **
I am one of those super unlucky people who was born with ultra fine hair that is prone to breaking/splitting really easily. Early this spring after years of pushing my hair back with alicebands or up with tight hairbands I began noticing that my scalp was looking bare and stringy in places. This was particular on the right and left sides of my scalp about 2-3 inches up from my ears. Obviously being someone in my late teens this gave me a big scare. I did some research into hair conditions and started worrying myself. I even considered female pattern baldness! I talked to my aunty about this and she told me that she too was noticing her hair thinning at the sides (She too pushes hair back for work). Once again I went back to google and found that many people find with constant hair styling/putting up/pushing back it is really damaging and I read several stories similar to mine on blog sites. After learning this information I stopped styling my hair so much and began wearing down much more. This felt a lot better but I found my hair was still thin and I still has stringy patches they just weren't getting worse. I will also add my hair all my life has never grown quickly at all.
My mum however came home one day and told me she'd picked up a treatment from Boots for me to try. She told me it cost her £7.99 and to give it a go. It was the Lee Stafford hair growth treatment in the 200ml tub. That night I thought I would trial the product. I read the instruction thoroughly and carried out the treatment as stated. Shampoo (preferably with the Lee Stafford hair growth shampoo - although I did not) then massage an egg size amount of the treatment from roots to tips and leave for 5 minutes. Then wash the product out of hair and finish with a conditioner on the ends (again it says to use the Lee Stafford growth treatment conditioner but I did not). Instantly after doing this and stepping out of the shower my hair felt almost thicker and definitely more nourished than usual. I then brushed my hair whilst wet. Usually my fine hair is so knotty to brush through after showering - usually takes a good 10 minutes to become smooth. However, I brushed my hair through in 2 minutes and it felt smooth and slick. I followed by drying and styling as per normal routine. I was overjoyed by this point as my hair had bounced up and had a lovely shine to it. Similar to if I had gotten a salon blowdry. The texture of my hair was sleek and smooth right from roots to tips.
The treatment said to use like I had every wash until improvements were seen. I had by this point obviously felt and seen physical improvements but on the growth front nothing yet. So, I carried on using every wash for about 3 weeks or so. I even purchased the recommended shampoo and conditioner to use with it. After that 3 week period I will honestly say I saw vast improvements. I won't lie to you and say my hair was 5 inches longer because it wasn't. But, texture had improved and it was at least 1/2-1 inch longer in growth than 3 weeks prior. For me this was fabulous. Personally, I think this was because for the first time I was actually treating my hair with a conditioner rather then simply removing of excess oil. similar to say moisturising your body. You can wash with a soap and feel clean but you don't feel smooth and nourished until you've moisturised.
After noticed improvements the tub said to continue using 1-2 times per week.This I still do now. However I use a Tresemme shampoo instead as I found the Lee Stafford Growth Shampoo made no difference and was pricey for regular use. To this day my hair feels better and is growing all the time. Not huge amounts but more than before in a smaller time frame. Also, my areas of thinning are virtually gone. My whole scalp feels full again like it should.
From my experience I would recommend to anyone who has thinning hair issues or struggles with a good growth each month. it does the job it say it does. No false claims here.
**LEE STAFFORD TUB/PRICE/AVAILABILITY/SIZE**
Firstly, I would like to mention the design of the tub and infact the whole Lee Stafford range. Lee is a professional stylist who has a huge range of product for everything from hair growth to poker straight. I can't vouch for any of his other products but if they work as well as this one then I would recommend. His whole range comes in this hot pink coloured packaging. personally this gives the range a nice feminine touch. All his product information is also printed in a capital letter, not capital, capital letter fashion. For example HaIr GrOwTh TrEaTmEnT. Reading it here looks kind of tacky but when printed on these hot pink tubs/bottles it give the range a consistent but different feel. it is unlike anything else on the shelf in Boots. Personally being a younger person it is visually appealing to me. Maybe not my nan who prefers traditional packaging but for a younger person I would say. However, I won't stereotype! A final nice touch is the printing of the barcode on the bottles/tubs. it is printed in a coloured fashion with blue and green/purple bars. this again is visually appealing to me. It adds another colour and stands out from other barcodes.
Now, the annoying niggle I have with this treatment is that it is only available in Boots. obviously, you can buy online from places like amazon or ebay too but it is a Boots range. similar to Andrew Barton products which are only available from Asda stores. As long as you can get to a Boots it's usually okay but several times I've been to my local Bristol store and found it's out of stock. Also my more local small Boots doesn't stock it altogether. This can be a pain.
Once you can actually locate the product it cost £7.99 from Boots for a 200ml tub. This is about the size of a large boots body butter. I found using an egg size portion originally (which is needed for longer/medium length hair) for 3 weeks every wash I used a good two tubs. however now using about once a week I go through a tub every few months. £7.99 isn't cheap but for 3 months worth it isn't stupidly expensive. Initially however it is pricey. As it is a Boots items if your an advantage card holder you can use 799 points but obviously you need to have those points to do that! What I did was about 2 months back Boots did a 3 for 2 on all Lee Stafford so I stocked up with 3 pots paying just £15.98 instead of £23.97. This was much cheaper. I don't know whether this was a one off offer however so if you want the item look out for that at boots. I did consider in the past purchasing online at amazon but they at that time were asking £10. This was just too much for me so I waited on Boots to supply.
I will finish this section just talking about the product look and texture. When you open the tub I will be brutally honest and say the treatment looks a little odd. It is a nasty old chewing gum colour with a pearly look. It also feels thick and gooey. This is a little off putting. But the scent is very pleasing! It doesn't have say a fruity smell but more of that fresh washed hair aroma. it a clean smell that coincides with the shampoo and conditioner from the range. When used and washed off/dried it leaves that nice scent in your hair. I often had compliments form it.
I really like the words on the product. I'm a bit odd in the sense I really read my new products claims/info before I use so I know what to expect/complain about. Printed on the bottle were these words. (I am now quoting from Boots.com via the product itself)
"If the earth's not nourished, you'll never grow beautiful flowers" is the philosophy behind Lee Stafford Hair Growth Treatment. Its vital hair and scalp complex helps to reduce hair loss. It improves follicle health which in turn increases the ability of the hair to anchor to the scalp.
The soothing formulation reduces irritation and moisturises the scalp. It addresses hair and scalp ageing at a cellular level whilst providing an improvement in tensile strength to give body and texture by penetrating the hair reaching the inner cortex. Lee Stafford Hair Growth Treatment also improves the volume and feel of the hair.
I really loved the reference to flowers here. It gave it a sense of femininity and made me think that honestly my hair isn't ever nourished! it claims the product is a scalp complex which improves follicles and honestly I cannot disagree with this. I'm not a scientist so I cannot analyse the formulae but from my experience my follicles feel thicker and stronger. Again it also does nourish like stated and adds body and a smooth texture.
After reading and thinking about this again today it is rare to find a product which actually does everything it claims to. The majority of things I've used whether cheap or pricey often lack compared with claims. But honestly this is the first product I've come across which doesn't and isn't really pricey. If your someone who finds trust in certain brands like me then for the claim reason alone I would recommend Lee Stafford Hair Growth treatment. Again, I have never used his other items so cannot comment there. Furthermore though I really trust the brand so I might even have a stab at the poker straight range and see how that goes.
I'm sure by now you've gotten the gist that I LOVE this product. It works well, follows it's claims, smells great, is packaged well, is an okay price and lasts long after that purging period of using every wash. the only fault I can find is initially it looks like old chewing gum in colour. So, for anybody thinking about this item or new to it I would really and truly recommend. I am not just saying this for the sake of it. It is incredibly. As long as it's made I will use it!
Thanks for reading - check out my other review if you have time. also, I love to hear any comments whether positive or negative so leave a message here or mail me! Samii1995
When my fiancé joked that I had a bald patch on the top of my head around 4 months ago I didn't really take much notice of him.
It was only a little more recently that I noticed that I actually really was starting to lose hair and that it had started to thin as well, especially on the top of my head. As a young (I'm only twenty, so hair loss certainly isn't something I had expected to experience this soon), very self conscious woman, I was understandably horrified. Luckily I didn't literally have any bald patches, but I did have areas on the top of my head where the hair loss and thinning was quite noticeable unless I styled it right, and unless I spent time styling it there was quite a bit of scalp visible - sexy(!)
As soon as I realised that I was definitely suffering from hair loss (which I'm certain is down to a stressful period of time that I recently had), I went into panic mode and didn't hang around in researching how to make my hair grow back and how to keep it strong and healthy. I bought various oils and hair masks, and though this was a product that I discovered via google fairly early on in my quest to find a miracle product to help with the problem I had, it is the most recent one I have purchased.
The reason that I didn't buy this sooner was the marketing; it is marketed as a product that can help hair grow past a certain length, which obviously I didn't need as I was suffering with hair loss on the top of my head. When I eventually did read more about it though I realised that the manufacturers claim that as well as helping hair grow in length, it can also help reduce hair loss and improve the quality of hair, which is when I bought it.
LEE STAFFORD HAIR GROWTH TREATMENT
This hair treatment is basically a hair mask which you leave on your hair for five minutes each time you wash it in-between shampooing and conditioning. It is advised to use the product every time you wash your hair, and when you begin to see an improvement you can just use it once a week. I wash my hair quite often - 4 times a week usually and at first I used it every time, but after a while I reduced this to two times per week and now I use it once a week.
At first, the reason I reduced the frequency that I used it was purely down to trying to make my tub of it last longer rather than actually seeing an improvement, though a month down the line I can honestly say that there's a noticeable improvement which I will talk about later in the 'My Opinion' section of this review.
As well as this hair treatment, there are also other products in Lee Stafford's hair growth range including a shampoo and conditioner, which he advises using alongside this product. Personally I just use my usual shampoo and conditioner with it, and I have still seen results. If I was a little richer I would definitely invest in a few bottles of the condition and shampoo, but as I'm on a budget this isn't really an option given the amount I wash my hair and the time I get through a bottle of shampo/conditioner!
In my opinion this is marketed as a bit of a miracle product and although I thought it seemed a bit gimmicky when I was researching it and deciding whether or not to spend my well earned money on it, I was desperate and decided to risk it, and I am glad I did. The manufacturers state that this hair treatment has got a 'protein-based complex' and 'soothing formulation'.
They claim that the product nourishes the scalp and hair, moisturises the hair and helps prevent hair loss, and that it also improves hair strength as it the keeps follicles healthy and strong. Another claim is that it gives hair body and texture.
Because my hair loss was down to stress, I wondered if even if the strength and health of my hair actually had anything to do with the hair loss and if it would continue falling out regardless, but I thought that the product claims were definitely very impressive and the product seemed quite reasonably priced too considering everything it is claimed to be able to do.
PRICE AND VALUE FOR MONEY
I was actually surprised by how reasonably this is priced, as I was expecting it to be much cheaper after reading about it on the Lee Stafford website. The price can vary depending on where you buy it from but the average price is £8 or under. I purchased my 200ml tub from Boots for £7.99, and whilst the tub isn't the largest, you get a decent amount of product for the money and my first tub lasted me for a good fortnight when I was using it four times a week.
It will last you even longer if you use less than the recommended amount each time - it's recommended that you use a dollop the size of an egg each time you use it, which seems a lot but because I was desperate for my hair to grow I literally slathered it on hence why my first tub didn't last me for any longer than a fortnight.
I'm on my second tub at the minute which I've been using once a week for the past three weeks (a decent sized dollop each time) and there's around 1/4 of the product left, so it isn't bad value for money at all and it is certainly one of the cheapest hair growth treatments that I know of. Availability wise this is hugely available, including online as well as in store, so you won't be struggling to get hold of a tub if you decide to purchase it.
There's no denying that the packaging is very eye-catching and girly as it is bright pink, and I was easily able to find it whilst looking for it in Boots as it stands out on the shelf. The tub is simple and neatly designed and it is compact, so it takes up hardly any space at all on the area which I keep my hair and bath products. The tub has a screw-top lid which is easy to open - no effort is needed at all so for someone like me who sometimes struggles to open jars and tubs this is great.
The lid, as well as the tub is plastic though which can make it slippery and hard to grip with wet hands, but still possible and I have only had to dry my hands off a few times before opening it. I like that the tub has directions for use as well as all the product claims written on the side, and there is also a full list of ingredients on the bottom of the tub. Although the writing is quite small I am still able to read it. I have already used up one tub of this and I washed it out and recycled it along with all the other plastic rubbish I had, although because it is a nice colour it could easily be re-used as storage for jewellery or money.
When I first began using this hair growth treatment I was skeptical, mainly because of the price being quite low compared to a majority of other hair growth treatments around. I also didn't like the smell at first, as it is quite heavily perfumed and I was kind of worried that I was loading my hair up with chemicals.
I was, however, impressed with the texture and consistency. It is very easy to scoop a dollop of the product out without it dripping everywhere as the consistency is thick and not runny, so no product ever spills out of my hands and goes to waste. The hair treatment is a light pink colour and when in the pot it smells very strongly of perfume, although once I have used it on my hair the smell becomes sweeter and it fills the entire bathroom. The smell lingers on my hair for a good 2-3 days which is a bonus, and although I think that the smell is a bit too much when in the tub, once it is on my hair I like the smell.
When using the hair mask I use a large dollop after I've shampoo'd my hair and as directed on the tub I massage it over my hair from root to tip. I then keep it on for the advised five minutes, but instead of them washing it off I massage my scalp to make sure that my scalp is also nicely covered in the product, leave it on for another minute then rinse it out. I tend to use this whilst in the bath as I prefer baths to showers and it washes out pretty easily, though it does take longer to rinse out than shampoo or conditioner does.
Once I have rinsed it out my hair is always left feeling noticeably weighed down, and even after using conditioner and rinsing it again this feeling remains. Once my hair is dry however the weighed down feeling is no longer noticeable. You're probably thinking 'well duh your hair felt weighed down because it was wet' but the feeling is different to how my hair feels when it's just wet, it just feels heavy and a bit limp in all honesty but once dry this isn't an issue. After using this, once my hair is dry, my hair always looks frizzy and it has that strange straw like texture to it but with a slight soft fluffiness, and it always needs straightening afterwards.
It does look more volumised, but it looks a little dull. I found this surprising considering that one of the products that the manufacturers make about the product is it is moisturising, and I will certainly be knocking one star off because of this. I was concerned that after using it regularly my hair would become dried out and brittle, but it hasn't, and after around 5 weeks of regular use my hair looks and feels noticeable stronger, and it is easier to style as it has more volume.
The question you all want answering - am I still a baldy?! I'm very happy to say that I no longer have such visible areas of scalp on the top of my head, even before I style it my parting isn't as wide as it once was and it has thickened up quite a bit on top as well as grown a little (a barely noticeable amount) in length.
My hair still isn't as thick and luxurious as I would like, but it looks ten times better than it did before I began using this product and I no longer feel as self conscious. I think it is important to mention that I have also been using castor oil on my hair, however I am certain that the majority of the hair growth & improvement is down to this hair growth treatment as I use castor oil very sparingly and not often as I don't want to make my hair greasy, whereas I am able to use this product as much as I wish without worrying about greasiness.
Although this product isn't perfect, it has helped improve the quality of my hair noticeably after a relatively short period of use (five weeks). My hair no longer feels as thin and brittle and the areas of scalp which were visible are now no longer as noticeable and the overall quality of my hair is so much better, which I think is amazing and I have been shocked at how effective this is considering the amount of money it cost me - it is very affordable.
The product has done almost all of what it claims to do - I am no longer losing big clumps of hair despite sill being under quite a bit of stress, and my hair is stronger, feels thicker and looks better. However, the product doesn't moisturise my hair and it does leave it feeling pretty dry, so I am unfortunately going to knock one star off to give this product an overall rating of four out of five stars. I very highly recommend this product and I am so happy with the results I have gotten from it!
I was looking for a way to speed up growing my hair and because I am both a review and hair care fiend I turned to the internet for reviews and raves about ways to make it happen! There are very simple hair care methods that you can add to your routine such as not brushing your hair when its wet, brushing it sparingly, lots of hot oil treatments, minimum heat styling, castor oil but I had exhausted these and I wanted to try something new. There was one product that kept popping up on various blogs and forums which was this Lee Stafford........... I had never used any products from this brand before but I placed my faith in this treatment and as there was a 3 for 2 on at Boots I purchased three tubs of the stuff to give it a real trial.
--First impressions of the product --
I really love the smell - to me it reminds me of oats and slightly floral notes - this may just be me though as a lot of the blogs said they really didn't care for the smell but I love it! The consistency of it is creamy but not thick and rich as most hair masks are. I was worried that the formula would not be able to tame my coarse thick hair.
You are meant to use this product after shampoo but before conditioner and the directions state to use it from root to tip and really massage it into the scalp. I was worried that this would be too much for my roots to take and I would be a victim of oily roots. However, I followed the instructions and massaged the product from root to tip coating every strand and left it on for 5 minutes before rinsing and applying conditioner. When I was rinsing it off I noticed that my hair was not its usual tangly mess but had plenty of slip and I could run my fingers through it easily. This made me excited.
Before my hair was in desperate need of moisture - it was dull, dry and prone to frizz. Since using this my hair is lovely and manageable and smooth - a major improvement - I had every right to be excited! It is certainly not as glossy as I would like it to be but it looks healthy and considering the amounts of bleachings I have put it through I am thankful for this!
Has it helped my hair grow? Well this is an impossible question to answer empirically as I am unable to ascertain how much my hair would have grown had I not been using the product. However, it has certainly has made my hair look great and I have noticed far less breakage which helps the hair achieve maximum growth. Also the whole ritual of massaging it in to the scalp is great for hair growth as your stimulating the follicles regardless of whether the formula really works.
As I have previously mentioned I have coarse thick unruly hair which is bleach coloured blonde. I noticed in a lot of the online reviews that those with thin hair didn't get on so well with this especially as its recommended that you use it in conjunction with conditioner - it might be a bit too rich.
Well since I have discovered this product I have bought it consistently - something I never do as I am a fickle consumer always looking for something better! There are no quick fixes when it comes to growing your hair but you have to learn to be patient and gentle and in the meantime this product helps prevent damage and breakage which can only be a good thing. Having said this I only stock up when it is on offer in Boots (normally 3 for 2 or 3 for £12) making it affordable - I flat out refuse to pay £7.99 but that's because I know it will go on offer!
When I first heard of the Lee Stafford Hair Growth treatment it was a wet day in February and I was despairing over my shoulder length hair which had not grown a jot since dying it before Christmas. Whilst I had started taking my sea kelp tablets by this time, I was still at a loss as to why my hair seemed to stall at a certain point of growth and therefore decided to put some of the hair growth treatment on my shopping list for an upcoming shopping trip at the weekend.
Regular users of this product may find that it can be hard to come by and this was certainly my problem when I went out to buy some. My local Boots had completely sold out of the treatment having decided at the exact point that I wanted some to put it on a 3 for 2 offer (grrrr) so I trekked down to my not so local Boots a few miles away. Again, same problem, they had completely bare shelves, so at this point I made the decision to buy a tub online from Amazon.
===The Product and Packaging===
Upon receiving my tub of hair growth treatment I was pleased with the appearance of the packaging, although with the colour of the tub I am amazed that I have never noticed it in Boots before. This hair growth treatment is packaged in a rather girly and shiny bright pink tub which is the same size you would expect to find a tub of body butter. The lid of the tub is printed with the sentence 'for hair that never grows past a certain length' whilst the side of the tub states that the formula does a number of functions which are as follows:-
* Vital hair and scalp complex helps to reduce hair loss.
* Improves follicle health which in turn increases the ability of the hair to anchor to the scalp.
* Soothing formulation reduces irritation and moisturises the scalp.
* Addresses hair and scalp aging at a cellular level.
* Improvement in tensile strength to give body and texture by penetrating the hair reaching the inner cortex.
* Improves volume and feel of the hair.
The tub is rather sturdy in construction and unlikely to fall from the side of your bath tub and it houses 200ml of treatment.
Upon screwing off the lid of the tub the contents look and feel rather like an intensive conditioner. The treatment is a light pearlescent creamy pink in colour and smells heavenly. The smell is highly perfumed and musky with a trace of what I can only guess to be beeswax, as this is noted as one of the ingredients inside. The beauty of this smell is that it lingers in your hair for a day after washing and also leaves a feminine scent in the bathroom after washing.
Being a sceptic of all beauty treatment claims I was eager to read the back of the tub to see what the 'miracle' ingredients consisted of. Amongst a huge list of ingredients, the majority of which not only baffled me but I have not a hope of spelling, the main ones that stood out to me were as follows:
Aqua (water), Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone beeswax, citrus fruit extract, hydrogenised wheat protein, hydrogenised wheat starch, parfum and magnesium.
===Price and Availability===
In all my hunting I have only been able to find this treatment for sale on the high street in Boots and as previously mentioned I have found this product to be incredibly hard to come by when it forms part of an offer in store. However it can be purchased more reasonably online from Amazon. A tub of this treatment will set you back £7.99 in Boots and around £6.99 - £7.99 online, plus packaging.
This treatment is often in a deal at Boots and therefore is you are lucky you may be able to pick up three tubs for the price of two which would give you a grand old saving of nearly £8. The price of this treatment means that it is pricey in my opinion and if you do use it every time you wash your hair (as the tub advises you to do) then you will find you get through it quickly.
The tub advises you to wash your hair as normal and then to add an egg sized amount of treatment to your hands and massage it into your scalp and down the ends of the hair. This should then be left on your head to works its magic for five minutes before rinsing and following with your usual conditioner.
I found that I had a few issues with these instructions, the first of which being what is an egg sized amount? One can presume that Lee Stafford is referring to a chicken sized egg by which point you have to question whether you really need this much when you have shorter hair or whether this just refers to those blessed with longer locks. I assumed this to be the latter and have therefore been using a smaller egg sized amount, lets just say two thirds of a chicken egg.
The second of my issues was physically applying the treatment to my scalp. This is actually harder said than done as it can be quite hard to get the treatment through the mass of wet hair and actually onto the surface of the scalp, a process which I found took a great deal of kneading and massaging.
Now being someone that does not get a huge amount of 'me' time in the day I generally wash my hair every other day as opposed to doing it every day. However, upon putting this onto my hair I loved the excuse of needing to wait for five minutes before rinsing as I find that this gives me an excuse to relax in the bath for a little while longer. This being said, I would question how effective this could be if you shower rather than bath. Being that I don't do things by halves I often tend to leave the treatment on for far longer than five minutes, particularly when I'm in the middle of a good book, and therefore will often rinse it out a good 15 minutes after applying.
I have found that once applied the treatment rinses easily out of the hair and in my case I have not followed it up with my usual conditioner but have instead used this as both a treatment and a conditioner, saving the cost of using two products at once. The smell of this treatment plus how soft and shiny it makes my hair look and feel means that it is in my opinion a good investment particularly at times when your hair is looking a little damaged and frazzled.
Now as I have already mentioned, I was not expecting a miracle product here but nevertheless was expecting to see some improvement in my hair growth and condition. Since starting this treatment at the end of February my hair has grown around an inch in five weeks. Now to some of you who have faster growing hair this may not seem a lot but for me seeing my roots begin to show has been a real result. In addition, my hair condition has vastly improved with it now being very glossy and soft to the touch and noticeably healthier and fuller looking.
Not only has the condition of my hair improved but my scalp also feels less itchy also. I had for some time before using this treatment an itchy and sometimes irritable scalp (the reasons of which are unknown to me and also to my doctor) and this treatment seems to have calmed the skin and made my head feel normal again.
Whilst the results have been impressive I still think that the product is a little costly especially as I have already got through two tubs of the treatment in the time I have been using it. An egg sized scoop of treatment will reduce the tub to half full in around two weeks if using it every couple of days and it is therefore best bought as part of a three for two deal if you are fortunate enough to be able to come by it before the frenzy has left the shop shelf empty.
Overall the results have spoken for themselves and I would therefore recommend this hair treatment to anyone in a similar boat to myself or to someone who simply wants to have healthier and glossier looking hair. I am therefore scoring it four stars out of five, the price and the fact that you can't buy larger sized tubs being the only components that has been a slight disappointment to me.
Thanks for reading! x
I bought the Lee stafford hair growth treatment because my hair is fine & just returning from a hot country my hair needed some tlc.
The product comes in a 200ml fushia pink pot. It is a protein based complex which claims are as follows:
reduce hair loss
improves follicle health
Soothes & moisterises scalp
addresses hair & scalp aging at a cellular level
improvement in tensile strength to give body & texture by penetrating the hair reaching the inner cortex
Improves volume & feel of hair
All very impressive claims & I couldnt resist buying!
The product itself is pale pink & of a thick consistency & the fragrance is pleasant & pretty strong.
An egg sized amount is to be massaged into scalp & hair after shampooing but before conditioning. It should then be left on for 5 minutes. It is advised that it should be used at every wash.
I used as directed & after rinsing & applying my hair styling products dried with a hair dryer.
Results....very conditioned but also very lank hair! Unfortunately this added neither volume, body or texture but just made my hair stick flat to my head. I think this product would be great for anyone with thicker hair as it does do a very good job at conditioning even if a separate conditioner is not used in addition.However for anyone with fine hair my advise is stay well away from this product!
£7.99 from Boots though fortunately I got mine on a 3 for £12 offer
I used to have beautiful, long hair but as it was difficult to keep in a good condition it did end up quite damaged with a lot of split ends. I had enough of the upkeep of it and decided to get it cut off to just above my shoulders so it could grow again quite healthy. My hair has always grown quite quickly in the past, so I thought it would just grow back down my back within a month or two. It had been around half a year and my hair seemed to be about the same length, therefore I decided to do something about it. I had looked into hair extensions, but I did not want to damage my hair or have to hassle with those daily. I had heard about the Lee Stafford hair growth treatment in the past, so I decided to treat myself and hope for the best.
I was wandering around in Boots when I spotted this. You get 200ml worth of product which is quite a big tub and it retails at £7.99. This is quite an expensive price, however Lee Stafford do provide professional hair care treatments, so I was happy to pay this price. I picked up the shampoo along with this, however it is important to keep a look out in Boots as they often have these things on a 3 for 2 offer to save you money. Although it is quite expensive, I am only planning to buy it for a small period of time, so it is probably worth the investment.
As you can see from the image, the treatment comes in a hot pink, striking tub as do all the other products in the Lee Stafford range. When you open it up you are shown a liquid similar to the colour of cream but a little duller. It has a smell to it which is not unpleasant, but not particularly pleasant either. It smells similar to many other professional hair care products. It looked a great product and I was happy to get started on it.
The treatment is targeted at people who's hair "never grows past a certain length". This seemed perfect as my hair hadn't had much growth in a while, and I was hoping this was the solution for me. The treatment is really simple to use. Before using it, make sure you have shampooed your hair and you use this after. It states on the tub to scoop out about the size of an egg into your hands to be used. Although this is a significant amount, you don't always need this much, and you do end up losing loads of the product from having this much out each time. Once you have scooped out the treatment, you need to massage into the roots of your hair, and then finger through the hair until you reach the ends. It is important that you let this condition through the hair for five minutes rather than just washing it out instantly. After the five minutes are finished, you just have to wash out this treatment as you would shampoo. It is quite a thin liquid therefore it does not lather in your hair, it is more like a serum than anything. You will be able to tell when it has all rinsed out, and then you can apply conditioner after if necessary. I would recommend using the shampoo and conditioner in this range for optimum results. As far as usage is concerned, this is simple to use, however it can be annoying having to get into the tub without getting water into it. And you also have to step away from the water for five minutes while it sets in which can be slightly annoying. However, you only need to use this on a daily basis until your hair starts to show results, and then it is only once a week from then on to keep the results flowing.
So although it is simple to use, were the results good too? The way in which this works is that it contains a vital hair and scalp complex which helps to reduce hair loss and improves the follicle health enabling growth. It is protein based and supposedly allows the hair to grow to its maximum length. I did find that after a week or so of using this along with the shampoo there was not very noticeable results which I was a little disappointed with. I was starting to give up hope with this, but after the second week some changes really started to happen. Now, I use this treatment once a week and my hair has grown a good three or so inches since I started using it just over a month ago. Although the results are a little slow, I was really impressed with this and I will happily repurchase it again in the future. It is a much safer alternative way of growing your hair than some of the other options available, and I would recommend trying this out to see if it works for you before looking at glue in hair extensions or something that could end up damaging your hair quite badly. Although the only reason I purchased this was to help try and grow my hair, I did find this treatment to have much more benefits also. It leaves the hair smelling nice and looking lovely and shiny. It conditions the hair well and I don't find the need to use a conditioner along with this as my hair is silky after using this which I was impressed with. Overall, this is a long process but the results are brilliant and I was extremely happy with it.
The only downfall about this product is that it does run out quite quickly. When you pay near to £8.00 for a treatment, it is a shame when it runs down quickly. Because my hair was not short when I started using this, it did mean that I needed to use a fair amount. Lee Stafford recommends using an egg sized amount each time, and if you are using it daily to begin with, it does mean that the 200ml disappears quite quickly. I am now on my second tub so it can be quite an expensive venture when trying to grow your hair, but it was important to me to get my long locks back. If you are serious about growing your hair, I would recommend giving this a go despite the price, just be wary of the amount it costs as the shampoo and conditioner also retail at around the same price, and I used the shampoo in conjunction with this.
Overall, I would definitely recommend the Lee Stafford hair growth treatment to all of those people who's hair does not grow past a certain length, as you will start noticing results. I can not believe how long my hair has got over the past month or so, and although it is a slow process, just try and stay patient as the results will come. Be prepared to fork out a bit of money for the results, but they are definitely worth it in the end! Well recommended to all, and I would also recommend purchasing the shampoo along with it for better results. Thanks for reading and I hope this helps!
I first heard about this treatment when my hairdresser recommended it to me to help get my hair back in good condition and to hopefully make it grow faster. After years of straightening it (making it also stop growing) I decided to finally stop and work the look of my naturally curly hair. After a year of persistence my hairdresser said that my ends were still frazzled from the straightening and if I wanted to grow my hair healthily then I should try out this product. Now a year and a half later I am so glad I ditched the straighteners for my long curly hair instead.
So, after some time passed from hearing what my hairdresser had to say, I then thought I would try and find this product and give it a go.
Just from opening it in the shower I could tell that this treatment was of high quality due to the intense smell and lovely texture and colour. I then scooped some out and put it all over my hair concentrating on the ends. After that first use my hair was softer, silkier and it helped to maintain my locks with more shine and less frizz.
Over the next few weeks I used this every time I washed my hair and then (as it says on the instructions) just once per week as a treatment, although sometimes I may have used it twice per week.
Because of my curly hair I would tend to wash it either every other day or sometimes leave it for 2 days. After using this for the next 3 or 4 months I wasn't really taking much notice of the length of my hair from being busy with studying (and because the curls just bounce up!) but then a few people started to say to me how long my hair had got, only then did I actually notice and think my gosh it has! When I pulled my curls straight it had actually grown quite a lot! After this revelation I then made this miracle accountable to the Lee Stafford Hair Growth Treatment and started to recommend this product whenever I could. For a while it was even proving hard to get my hands on this stuff in Boots as it was always sold out and I was sure more and more people were falling in love and finding out about this fantastic product. I even considered stocking up on the stuff just so I didn't run out!
The only downfall I can think of about this product is that it is another thing to put on your hair while in the shower. You use this in-between your shampoo and conditioner so you still have to use a conditioner afterwards. However, this product recommends that you use this treatment every time you wash your hair for a while, and then to only use it once a week thereafter, so when you reach the latter stage then there isn't exactly anything to worry about!
Overall, this has become one the hair products I would highly recommend to people who want to keep there locks in lovely condition, smelling great and to speed up the growing process. You will notice the difference in the condition of your hair from the first use, so give it a go!
After 10 minutes consideration in February this year I decided - very stupidly - to cut my relatively long hair (it reached down to about my elbows) up to just under my chin. My reasoning behind this was that my hair wasn't going to grow any longer because it was all dead through years of heated appliance abuse unless I chopped it off & basically allowed it to grow from scratch. Great plan, or so I thought. Fast forward to August this year & the best thing happened - I got engaged to the love of my life. Cue major wedding planning (I know, I know, a bit early perhaps but I'm a girl!), I started to think about possible hairstyles of all things. It was at this point I realized that in 6 months my hair hadn't grown more than an inch - bang goes my theory! Panic stations all around as I tried to find a way to kick start my hair into growing back to its' original length plus maybe a little more. Believe me I've tried everything; taking my hair out of a bobble before I go to sleep - I convinced myself this was breaking all my hair, stopping blow drying & straightening it unless I was going out, I even bought one of those head massage thingys - you know the one that looks like a metal spider on a wooden handle that send shivers down your spine when you use it? I figured it would stimulate my scalp into making my hair grow - at least that's what the reviews said. Fail, fail, fail! I didn't know what else I could possibly do, then one day I stumbled across a review for Lee Stafford Hair Growth Treatment at 7.99 for a tub I thought it was a bit pricey so I put it out of my mind. I happened to be walking through Boots a week later & noticed that it was 2 for 8.00 on Lee Stafford hair products - basically buy one get one free on the Hair Growth Treatment so I figured i'd give it a try. The way it works is you wash your hair with your normal shampoo & then massage the treatment into your scalp leaving it to soak for 5 minutes, you then rinse it out & follow up with your usual conditioner. I made one change to this & that was that when I put the treatment on I put all my hair inside a shower cap - I thought the heat would help it soak in deeper! I did this every time I washed my hair for about 1 month & BINGO! My hair has never been longer or thicker, not only does it look healthier but it feels stronger & smells amazing! Since then I've only used the treatment once a week & continue to see results. I could not recommend this product any more highly. I absolutely love it - yeah it may be a bit pricey but it works, so in my humble opinion you might as well give it a go. Even if your hair doesn't grow drastically it will look & feel 100 times healthier I guarantee it !
so far i like this product - i don't particularly like the smell, it's a bit weird, or the colour (looks greyish pink), but i think it does help your hair grow! you scoop a golf ball size amount in your hand, and massage into your hair inc. the roots - you do this in-between shampooing and conditioning. however, when i have done this, i feel like my hair is greasy when it's being dried - so i prefer to put it on at night, on its own and rinse 10minutes or so later. lee stafford recommends putting it on everyday until the condition of your hair improves, then once a week. doing this, the pot would only last 2 weeks or so, so u may choose to use it less! it definitely makes your hair easier to comb through, which to me means the condition is improving! :) i've used it for a month, and my hair, alongside with leaving it natural instead of straightening (hairdresser's recommendation) has DEFINITELY grown! woohoo!
When I was younger my hair was always naturally very thick, but unfortunately I didn't listen to my hairdresser's warnings of not to damage my hair by intense amounts of straightening, curling and dyeing, and I did all of these things and now thanks to this reason my hair is a lot thinner and weaker than it used to be. I was desperate to get my hair to back to how it used to be so I researched online lots of different ways that you can try to get your hair thicker. I read about all sorts of crazy ideas, such as head massaging. I massaged my head every day for a month but without luck so I went on to try other things. I heavily doubted that products such as this one which claims to make your hair grow actually work. But after reading a few reviews about this one online and hearing some good things, I decided I would give it a go and see if it would work for me.
This is what the product claims to do:
"For Hair that never Grows past a certain Length', Lee Stafford Hair Growth Treatment with Pro-Growth complex, contains a protein-based complex to fertilise your follicles to help hair grow faster and reach its maximum potential length."
But did it really do this?????
This comes in a hot pink tub which I rather like. It has white writing on it and it looks funky and girly and cute and the tub contains 200ml which is about the same as what you get in the herbal essenses hair masks. It is a good amount but if you use this a lot you will run out quickly so I wish they sold this in bigger bulkier bottles as well so that you would be able to stock up and save money.
Using this product is sort of similar to the way you would use a conditioner, because you use it after first shampooing your hair. What you do is get some out of the tub, a good sized amount, enough to spread generously over all your hair, then you rub this from root to tip of your hair and then wait for 5 minutes before rinsing it off to let it work. When you have rinsed it if you want to you can then use your normal conditioner. It is recommended to use this product every wash until you notice a difference in the thickness of your hair and then once you start to see a difference and are happy with it you can reduce this to using it just once per week.
I was amazed to see a difference in the thickness of my hair, I never thought this was going to work but my hair actually became thicker after using this. It was only a small difference but it was a difference none the less and I was really happy that my hair appeared to have got stronger and thicker after just a few uses.
The product also smells gorgeous! The smell stays with you the next day as well which is fab.
And another great thing is that as well as improving thickness, strength, and making my hair seem longer, and making it smell delicious, this also leaves it looking shiny and feeling really soft and smooth.
A product I would definitley recommend just wish it was a bit cheaper so it loses 1 star for the price.
So I bought this product on offer at boots for 2 4 1 as its £7.99 a pot. Hair felt great after using the product, my hair is bleached very light blonde and it made my hair smell nice feel really silky and smooth and deeply conditioned. Comes in a nice tub and recommends you use a big dollop of the stuff, so doesnt last that long when you have thick hair like me. As for the growth, not to sure if it really was a miracle however Im sure its prepared my hair and deeply nourished it so should be healthier and stronger for when it starts growing, I love using this product as more of an intensive condition rather than the purpose to grow my hair but for my hair its a life saviour and looks much healthier and stronger and shinier even after using my hairdryer and straightners.
I purchased this product in Boots about a month ago along with the Lee Stafford Bleach Blondes Violet Shampoo as they had an offer of 2 for £8 and this product alone costs £7.99 so a pretty good deal. 200mL of the product is contained within a bright pink plastic tub with a screw lid which is a bugger to open when you're wet in the shower and trying to prevent water getting into the container. The packaging babbles on about fertilising the land and that good crops don't grow well on unfertilised land and applies this statement to hair which on a basic level is true although this would more accurately refer to what you consume rather than cream you slap on your head.
The cream is a pearlescent lilac colour and quite heavy and the instructions say to use a egg sized amount.....erm....well...what size of egg? a quail egg, a chicken egg (if so medium or large), an ostrich egg the list goes on. Basically what I'm saying is this is a rather ambiguous measurement and I personally find a £2 coin (British Sterling) sized amount is more than enough for my below shoulder length hair although I'm sure the company that Mr Stafford lent his name, reputation and style to would prefer you use an ostrich egg sized amount.
Right sorry...got carried away, the product is to be applied to hair after shampooing and should be massaged well into the scalp and then stroked along the lengths of your hair and left for 5 min. So I did this and got on with washing my body, shaving etc etc and then rinsed the product out and then as instructed applied my regular conditioner. One thing I should point out is that when you rinse the product out of your hair do not expect any softness as the protein treatment is supposed to add strength and body and is not a softening conditioner which is why you apply the conditioner afterwards. The cream rinses away easily and your hair feels just like it did after you shampooed.
Another thing that is quite strange about this product is the scent - it reminds me of men's deoderant which is not an appealing scent if I'm to be perfectly honest - Maybe Mr Stafford is in Cahoots with Lynx as well. I am very thankful that the scent doesn't linger and that the scent of my conditioner takes over as I would not be able to cope with this scent all day long.
Well I've been using this product now about twice a week for a month and to be honest I haven't noticed much of a difference, I suppose it has made my hair more manageable and although my hair is in pretty good condition I can be honest and say that it was in pretty good condition to begin with albeit a little dry on the ends. I personally wouldn't fork out £8 for this product and would much rather spend the money on a Lush hair treatment as I believe those offer a more effective treatment and smell much nicer than Mr Staffords. For those who are after a miracle cure for split ends and hair that won't grow past a certain length this is not it and the only option for split ends is the scissors and for those who's hair stops growing beyond a certain length stop straightening, bleaching and treating your hair like crap for a wee while and remember that hair grows on average about a cm a month end of story.
I read about this in a magazine a couple of months ago and my first thoughts were that no hair product will make your hair grow faster. However, I trust Lee Stafford as a brand and if a product COULD aid hair growth I would love to use it. My hair is about chest length but it seems to pretty much stop growing once it gets to this length and i'd really like it to be longer. So I read up on the product online and found that it doesn't actually promise to make your hair grow. What it does is creates the right conditions for hair growth. This sounded slightly more believable. The product also promises to improve strength, texture, volume and feel of hair.
I bought this product for £7.99 for a 200ml tub from Boots. This is quite expensive because it doesn't go very far, but more on that later. It comes in a bright pink tub which is very feminine and to be honest I really like it.
The very same day I tried out the product for the first time. You use it in between shampoo and conditioner when washing your hair and leave it on for five minutes. The first thing I noticed when I used it was the scent. It smells lovely; a bit like other Lee Stafford products but maybe even better. I wish I could describe the scent but as hard as i'm trying I can't quite say what it smells like. It is very easy to apply and you simply massage it into the hair from root to tip. I was surprised by how much I needed to use to cover my hair, and a little disappointed as I realised that the tub wouldn't last long. I probably didn't leave it in for the full five minutes but I left it in for at least three or four minutes before washing out. The product washes out pretty easily. When I dried my hair, I noticed that even after that one use my hair looked and felt really nice, really soft.
I've been using this product about twice a week for about a month now. My hair always feels lush after using it and it always has a nice volume to it. It's difficult to say that it has caused my hair to grow but my hair definitely hadn't grown for a few weeks before I used this and since using it my hair has grown probably around an inch. It's not a lot of growth and most people won't notice it but to me it's noticable and i'm pretty impressed with it.
Unfortunately, the tub is now nearly empty. For me, I've probably had about eight uses out of the tub which is disappointing for £7.99. This product is excellent but I can't afford to keep buying it so often. I will buy it again though, just occassionally, and I would definitely buy it if it's ever on offer. I would recommend trying it if you can afford it. It does everything it promises to and for me the only downfall is that for the price you pay it doesn't last very long.
Lee Stafford, a slightly pricy haircare range that you can find in your local chemists, it specialise in making your hair sleek, sexy and healthy. With a variety of products, ranging from conditioners, shampoos, serums and sprays, there is plenty to choose from depending on what look your going for. I've never actually tried anything from.Lee Stafford, so I was a little apprehensive as to how it would suit my dry, bleached locks. I had been trying to grow my hair for about 4 months, with little success, so I was on the look out for quick-fix solutions, and that was when this gem caught my eye..a hair growth treatment! Having never come across a hair growth treatment before, I decided to give it a shot.
The products claims and promises, as stated on the container, are very desirable. Lee Stafford's Hair Growth Treatment claims to: provide vital hair and scalp complex, helps to reduce hair loss, improves folicle health which in turn increases the ability of the hair to anchor to the scalp, soothing formulation reduces irritation and moisturises the scalp, addresses hair and scalp ageing at a cellular level, improvement in tensile strength to give body and texture by penetrating the hair reaching the inner cortex and to improve texture and to add volume. Pretty good claims, right? I was a little dubious about these promises as I have never came across a product that can do all of that.
The treatment is stored in a cute, 200ml, hot pink tub with a twisty lid. The pot is rather squished and stands at about 5 inches high. It says that it is a protein based complex to fertilize your follicles and create a healthy environment on the scalp to help hair grow and reach it's maximum potential length. It compares itself to fertiliser on plants by saying "if the earth is not nourished, you'll never grow beautiful flowers," which I found rather amusing, yet strangely true! Comparing hair to flowers and soil..Makes sense! The trademark Lee Stafford staffordshire bull terrier logo is printed on the lid, as well as that little anthology. The tub is made out of hard wearing plastic, and a durable lid, so it is ideal for traveling with. Overall, gorgeous packaging, which stands out on any cosmetic counter and looks fancy in any bathroom.
Upon opening, you are presented with a whipped light pinky/ off white goo with an iridescent shimmer to it. I love the colour, looks good enough to eat! Although, I wouldn't recommend actually eating it because that would just be sickly and pretty rank. The product also smells divine, a kind of sweet, light perfume-ish fragrance so it doesn't smell chemically like other hair products. The scent stays with you for a long time after using, it's a memorable smell. In consistency, the product is a gloopy, thick substance. This is possibly one of the most attractive hair products ever.
Other natural ingredients include: vegetable protein, beeswax, sugar cane, green tea and natural perfume. These ingredients probably explain why it smells so nice! I also like the fact that these are natural goodness.
For usage, it is suggested to use an 'egg sized' amount however I think that is way too much and could result in alot of wastage. Maybe use half an egg..or a baby chicken sized amount. Firstly, wet your hair in the shower or bath with warm water and shampoo with your favourite shampoo product (I use Aussie Heat Protection Shampoo, it's amazing), massage the shampoo for a few minutes to create a heavenly foamy lather. Then, rinse with water. Next, apply your Lee Stafford Hair Growth Treatment! Squeeze most of the water out of your hair, leaving a damp head. Scoop a baby chicken sized amount onto your fingertips and massage gently into your scalp then smooth it onto your ends. It's important to massage it into your scalp because that's the area we are trying to stimulate to promote hair growth. Leave on for as long as possible, I left mine on for 30 minutes, so whilst waiting for it to work just relax..catch up on Eastenders, read my reviews, write an express review, text your friends, pray to god for longer hair. There's loads to do whilst you wait, the time flies by! Then, rinse off in warm water. The next part is vital, you MUST apply conditioner after using the treatment as it isn't a substitute for a conditioner! Leave your conditioner on for a few minutes, rinse again and then dry your hair.
Don't expect your hair to miraculously grow after using it, as it takes time fo grow hair. After drying my hair, I can immediately see a difference in the condition and texture of my hair. My hair feels replenished and healthy as opposed to dry and brittle. It feels soft to the touch. After styling with straighteners, my hair also appears volumised and thicker. I love the appearance of my hair after usage, and it definitely lives up to many of them claims. The gorgeous smell of the treatment is also transferred to my locks, which is an added bonus.
I got about 8 uses out of this 200ml tub, which is rather reasonable. Admittedly, after using for a month, my hairs length wasn't particularly longer. I don't believe there is actually a product that can make your hair grow to be honest. However, the overall appearance abd texture of my hair was a huge improvement. Rather than stimulating your hair follicles, it creates more of a healthy base for your hair, which in time would make your hair healthier and reduce split ends.
Other ways to promote hair growth are as follows. Drink 8 glasses of water a day to hydrate your body and reduce dryness; avoid heat appliances as they cause split ends; go for regular trims every 6-8 weeks to get rid of any damaged ends, because if your ends are damaged your hair simply won't grow; massage shampoo deeply into your scalp whilst washing to stimulate hair follicles; excerise increases blood flow to the scalp and eat a balanced diet rich in proteins and iron. A healthy lifestyle means healthy hair thus more growth.
In conclusion, I do like this treatment and I would repurchase. The product retails for around £7 in Boots, Superdrug or any chemists, which is a little pricy however it's worth it for stronger hair surely and is perfect to treat your hair once in a while. I don't believe the product could miraculously make your hair grow (it isn't Miracle Grow, for god sake!) however it does lay the foundations, kind of like a fertiliser, for your hair to grow. The volume and texture properties in this product are second to none, like nothing I have ever come across. A great buy and is definately worth a shot! 4 stars, would of been 5 but it doesn't actually make your hair grow faster necessarily.