Lee Stafford My Big Fat Healthy Hair Shampoo is designed to boost hair's body and texture, enhance gloss and shine, and banish dulling deposits that make hair go lank and limp. It's priced at £5.99 for a 250ml tube, but can often be picked on a 3 for 2 offer making it better value.
I do love the whole Lee Stafford range and the packaging is usually great, but I have had slight issues with this tube! It looks good enough, but the plastic it's made from is quite thin and after I got part way through the tube I found it was starting to break at the sides where it had been squeezed, so I ended up with a bit of leakage from the tube. Other than that the packaging is good, it has a flip top lid which makes it easy to use.
The shampoo is a thick gel texture and has the usual Lee Stafford scent which is a kind of very artificial sweet floral smell, but I find the scent to be stronger in this shampoo than most of the other products.
It lathers really well and I hardly need to use any to create a lovely thick, luxurious lather which feels lovely to massage through my hair. It takes a little more rinsing than other shampoos, but still not enough to cause any problems. My hair feels fresh and clean after rinsing it out.
Once my hair has dried after using this it does feel and look quite a bit fuller than usual, and that's without any styling whatsoever. Having fine hair I've used a lot of thickening and volumising shampoos, and none of them have ever made any noticeable difference until I tried this! My hair feels soft and smooth but it has extra body and texture that means it looks fuller and more bouncy, and it's much easier to style.
If I use this every day it does start to feel a little drying after a couple of weeks, but this is easily solved by using a more intensive conditioner with it, or using a leave in conditioner. It can also feel like it's leaving a build up on my hair after a while, but I just switch to a tea tree shampoo for a couple of days to detox my hair and then switch back to this.
Absolutely. For many, many years this was the only thickening shampoo that made any difference to my hair, and whilst I have since found a couple of others that work, this one remains the best value and I keep going back to it.
I've used a few products from Lee Stafford - those products that seem to come in the hugely bright pick packaging. At the moment I'm using Lee Stafford My Big Fat Healthy Hair. I have also bought the conditioning treatment to go with this and I've used them both about 10 times in total. I have fairly thin and limp hair so I am constantly on the lookout for anything which claims to add volume to my hair. When I bough this I paid £12 for three products as it was on offer in Tesco's. These products normally retail for £6 each so I thought I'd got a bit of a bargain. I actually bought two tubes of the shampoo and one of the conditioner - I always use more shampoo than I do conditioner anyway.
This shampoo comes in what resembles a huge tube of toothpaste. The tube stands on it's head, which is great when I use this in the shower as it means that the contents all fall to the bottom and it's much easier to get the shampoo out and there's no fiddling about.
The shampoo itself is medium thickness in consistency and a sort of off-pearly white iridescent colour. It has a nice smell, not a particularly fresh smell, more of a smell of one of my daughter's new baby dolls, like a melting rubbery smell. That's probably not a very good description, but it's the best I can do. It still smells quite nice, however, and the fragrance also seems to intensify with the heat from the shower.
This shampoo lathers very well and I only need to use the smallest amount for a huge amount of foam and suds. It rinses off well to and leaves my hair feeling squeaky-clean. The tube states to use this shampoo twice and then to follow on with the matching conditioner, for best results. Personally speaking, I only ever wash my hair once anyway and whenever I've used this shampoo I have mainly used the conditioner too, but on about four occasions I've used a different one.
Whether I choose to use the conditioner or not, this shampoo works very effectively at actually plumping up each strand of my hair and making it both look and feel a lot more voluminous than it was before There is a noticeable difference to the volume of my hair, which I'm really pleased about, because this is a product which actually lives up to it's claims.
My hair does look in better condition after I've used this shampoo but the increase in volume is the best thing about it. I will continue to buy more of Lee Stafford My Big Fat Healthy Hair because unlike a lot of hair care products, Lee Stafford's claim is actually one I believe in as I have seen the results for myself. If it can add volume to my hair, then it can add volume to anyone's!
I'm always trying new products for my hair so that it remains looking healthy, clean and shiny and one such product I have recently tried is this My Big Fat Healthy Hair shampoo by Lee Stafford. I bought this shampoo a few months back when Lee Stafford products were on a three for £12 offer in Boots and, given the shampoo's usual price is £5.99 for 250ml this seemed like a pretty good offer so I picked up a bottle of this, the matching conditioner and a blow dry jelly, saving me a further £12!
The shampoo comes in plastic bottle which is bright pink at the top and gradually fades to being clear at the bottom. It's an upside down standing bottle with a flat, clear plastic flip top lid and, whilst the bright pink bottle doesn't particularly appeal to my tastes I imagine it would to a lot of others and I certainly don't mind having is visible in my bathroom. On the front we get the Lee Stafford logo, product name and short description written in white font which is a mix of random upper and lower case letters. I'm not sure if this is an attempt to look 'trendy' but I just think it's a bit annoying really.
The shampoo claims to 'boost hair's body and texture, enhance gloss and shine and banish dulling deposits that make hair go lank and limp'. We're also told the shampoo has a pro-volume complex for bigger, fuller and fatter hair. My hair is quite thin and so I do have problems with achieving volume and a 'fuller' look, it's also still a little bit dry towards the ends due to having it bleached a few months back so a shampoo which claims it can give me 'big fat healthy hair' sounds right up my street!
The shampoo itself is a clear liquid with a sort of sweet, soapy scent to it. It's not a particularly great scent but it doesn't smell unpleasant either so I don't few this as a problem. Although quite runny, the bottle allows me to easily control how much of this I squeeze out on to my hand so I don't waste any which is a good job, at £6 a bottle I certainly don't want to waste any!
I usually use an olive sized blob to coat my fine, just above shoulder length hair and this lathers up really well and is easy to evenly spread through all of my hair. I have come across no problems with rinsing it out either and it doesn't leave any residue in my hair. For a shampoo, it leaves me hair surprisingly soft too. After rinsing this out my hair does have a conditioned feel to it although I obviously still use a conditioner too.
I have been using the Lee Stafford My Big Fat Healthy Hair conditioner in conjunction with the shampoo to maximise the results and I am quite pleased with both. My hair is left very manageable after washing with these products and the shampoo does an excellent job at making my hair feel, look and smell nice and clean and that 'just washed' look and feel remains for a couple of days too. I definitely feel as though I can go a little longer between washes when using this.
After styling I do notice a bit of improvement in terms of body and bounce, the effects in terms of volume don't make me think 'wow, this stuff is brilliant' or anything but the effects are still there and are still noticeable and satisfactory so I can't complain too much. My hair is, however, left looking very healthy indeed. It just looks clean and shiny and in a general good condition which, considering how dry my ends are, is a pretty impressive achievement.
I'm just about coming to the end of my bottle now and I'll definitely be repurchasing. I will be waiting until it's back on offer though. As much as I do really like this there are a good few other shampoos I really like which are a fair bit cheaper. Given I couldn't buy the shampoo without the conditioner I'd be paying £12 every time I ran out which for my finical situation means these products will be occasional treats for my hair rather than a constant addition to my bathroom!
I have been using my dear other half's shampoo which she has been buying from Boots. This was on an offer of three for £12 but she missed that offer and paid £5.99 each for the shampoo and the matching conditioner. Typical! That to me sounded like an awful lot of money to be forking out for a bottle of shampoo and conditioner.
I wasn't too keen on the colour of the container. It's PINK once again - as are so many of the hair things she buys lately. I think this range appears to be geared toward the female of the species as I know of no bloke who would go into Boots to buy this for himself. The bottle alone screams GIRLY in my opinion.
The container is a tube which stands upside down on ts head and it is easy to use this range whilst standing in the shower. This is the way I have used it. I have used this shampoo quite a few times recently as my other half tends not to mind me dipping in and using her gear (well, just her shampoo and conditioners) and she had left this standing in the shower and that is why I tied it.
I have to say it did annoy me trying to get the shampoo out of the tube. The hole seems to be very small indeed and I found myself having to stand for what seemed like ages trying to squirt the clear, fairly think shampoo out of its tube container, into my hand. It came out, but very very slowly and I found this quite annoying.
The shampoo lathered well and I also used it on my facial beard and around the rest of my body - much like a shower gel. I know it's not designed for this purpose but I tend to do this with all hair shampoos - I rub it around everywhere.
The shampoo rinsed off well and the smell was really rather nice, I have to admit. It's not a girly smell at all, and this is what I had been expecting, if I am honest. It smelled fresh and natural and what is more, once I had got out of the shower and dried myself off, I fund that this fresh great smell actually lasted me throughout the whole day. It's actually one of the nicest smelling hair shampoos I have used in a long time.
My hair certainly did look much fuller and fatter and I find that the more often I have been using it, the better condition my hair seems to be in. I think this is the sort of shampoo where you benefit from regular use, rather than a one off application.
I was also impressed that although my hair was fuller, I was still able to control my beard - which usually flies off in all directions. I combed myself through and found my hair looked great - full of natural bounce and very healthy.
I will definitely keep on using this shampoo and Mr Stafford - you have done yourself proud!
Recently in Boots I took advantage of a 3 for £12 offer which was on selected Lee Stafford products. I have used Lee Stafford products in the past but hadn't used any in a while. After a while you forget which products you liked and which you didn't so to be honest I couldn't remember if the shampoo products I'd used from the brand before were any good. But I liked the look of this shampoo so I bought it and the matching conditioner, as well as the hair regrowth treatment (which I have used before and I do remember about that one as it is amazing!). On their own they would have been expensive but because of the offer I didn't think they were too bad value for money. I was pleased.
The bottle looks great, especially if your girly, as it is pink and white, like all the products from this brand. I think this design is great and like it in the bathroom, some products look dull but this one brightens the room up a bit, I can't really understand why there is a dog in the logo though, maybe I have missed something!
This smells fabulous. It is hard to describe as it is quite unique but it definitely is very nice, it has a distinctive fragrance which can be detected on the hair all day long after use. I love it!
This is very easily made up into a lather and I like the experience of shampooing with it mostly because of the smell.
After using this shampoo for a week I have noticed a difference in my hair which is for the best, as it seems bigger, fuller and fatter which is exactly how it promises on the bottle. My favourite thing about this is the smell it leaves in your hair. My second favourite is the bottle design, and there is only one disadvantage I can think of for this shampoo and that is the fact that this is quite expensive when bought at full price. I also would recommend using this alongside the conditioner as that is when I have found the best results. This left my hair feeling stronger, looking shinier, and smelling fabulous so for those reasons I will definitely have to recommmend it!
I haven't written about a Lee Stafford product for ages - it's about time again! ;)
I absolutely love Lee Stafford and have tried out almost every product they offer - from dry shampoo to glitter spray, I get curious for every single item and I even bought the perfumes and deodorants as well as a comb. I like everything about the products - the pink packaging, the scent, the names and of course how my hair benefits from them.
When I discovered this shampoo, I couldn't hold back again - and ,,My Big Fat Healthy Hair" sounds really promising for a shampoo! My hair is somewhat damaged and gets greasy a little too quickly, so I thought this shampoo might give me a soft but thick mane!
The bottle of the "My big fat healthy hair" shampoo stands on it's head and is mainly see-through, but tinted pink in most places. The colour fades from pink to clear from top to bottom. You get both Lee Stafford logos - the silver terrier dog and the multi-coloured barcode on the side.
On the front of the bottle it is stated that the shampoo contains the patented "pro-volume complex". On the bottom of the bottle it also says that the shampoo is supposed to revive your hair and give it great texture. Limp, thin hair is supposed to be thickened and strenghtend. On the back of the bottle it is also said that the shampoo contains panthenol.
Of course, the ingredients are also listed on the back of the bottle and it contains 250ml.
I quite like the packaging - it's typical Lee Stafford style and all cute and pink.
The shampoo has got the typical Lee Stafford scent which I have grown to like so much! It's somewhat sweet and for some reason reminds me of playdough. The scent doesn't stay in your hair though, but it's nice to smell during the wash! You will immediately know that you're using something special and expensive.
The shampoo is quite thick and it is clear, as opposed to creamy. It is easy to spread and foams up nicely when you massage it into your hair.
Does it work?
The shampoo is lots of fun to use under the shower because it smells so nice and a lot of foam build up. It is also easy to wash out of your hair again. While washing, you already notice that your hair feels so much nice. I hate a horrid shampoo that dried my hair out badly a wile ago and when I used the Lee Stafford shampoo I so noticed the difference! The hair feels soft and smooth even when it's wet. Once it's dry, it is fluffy but strong and nourished at the same time, which I loved. My hair really did feel thicker and revived.
I would recommend this to anyone suffering from limp and lifeless hair!
How long will it last?
Regarding this factor I was also very satisfied. I have long hair and need very little shampoo - about an ammount the size of a hazelnut. If you have short hair, you'll need so little it will last you very, very long.
My skin was absolutely okay with the shampoo, but I'm not a very sensitive person and don't tend to have allergies. So I've your a fragile little flower, read the ingredients before buying.
Aqua (Water), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Phenoxyethanol, Polysorbate 20, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate,Silicone Quaternium-8, Parfum (Fragrance), PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, Methoxy PEG/PPG-7/3 Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Methylparaben, Hexyl Cinnamal, Panthenol, Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, PEG-6, Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Disodium EDTA, Polyquaternium-7, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben. Coumarin, Sodium Hydroxide, Tetrasodium EDTA. Ctric Acid.
I bought this when I was in London and was, again, bulk-buying Lee Stafford products to take home to Germany as they are ridiculously expensive over here and we just get a limited range of products. I think this special shampoo isn't even available here at all!
So I went to Boots, where all the Lee Stafford stuff is being sold and got it for £5.81.
As the bottle will last you so long, I consider the price worth it.
This shampoo is really great for people who have very fine or limp hair that needs to get the kiss of life. But even if your hair is thick and nice already, the "My Big Fat Healthy Hair Shampoo" will provide nourishing care that keeps your mane nice and fluffy - so I can basicaly recommend this to everyone and will defenitely be buying it again!
I usually only really use whatever cheapo shampoos are hanging around the house, so when my sister bought me this I was pleased. She got it because there was a 3 for 2 offer on the Lee Stafford range, so after getting her own shampoo and conditioner she got this for me as the free one.
The 250ml bottle usually costs £5.69 in Boots which I do think is good value for a quality brand like this. It comes in a pink squeezy tube which looks really girly and cool. It has a flip top lid so it's really easy to use in the shower.
It's quite a thick shampoo which is completely clear in colour. It has an awful chemical smell which is really unpleasant but luckily it's not strong enough to really be a problem when I'm using the shampoo. It lathers up quickly and easily and I don't need to use much at a time. It rinses out easily and my hair feels really clean.
From the first time I used this I was really pleased with the results. It leaves my fine hair feeling really soft and smooth but full of body and bounce. It certainly feels thicker than usual and it looks really thick and full with a healthy shine. It's also really easy to style after using it.
There is something quite strange about this shampoo though. If I don't use a conditioner after it my hair starts to feel heavy and a bit dirty by the end of the day but if I follow it with a conditioner it's fine. I always use a conditioner with it not only because of this but because it masks the horrible chemical smell of the shampoo.