Product Type: Lee Stafford hair care products
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A protein treatment for hair but not a magical wand
Lee Stafford Hair Growth Treatment
Member Name: Pookiesmama
Lee Stafford Hair Growth Treatment
Date: 14/06/11, updated on 14/06/11 (286 review reads)
Advantages: Makes hair more manageable
Disadvantages: Smells like Lynx body spray, Hate the packaging a pain to handle in the shower
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.
Summary: Made hair more manageable but nothing special - just as good as Aussie 3 min miracle