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I'm not brand loyal when it comes to conditioners/shampoos, I'm happy to use whichever products happen to be on offer or seem to be the best value. In fact I would generally say that the cheaper conditioners/shampoos work just as well, if not better, most of the time than the mid priced conditioners/shampoos. I travel quite a lot for both work and pleasure, and most of the time I'm happy enough to use the conditioner/shampoo supplied in the hotel bathroom. I've just been away for a week to Spain with a group of girlfriends, and we rented a villa rather than stay in a hotel, and so this time I took my own conditioner/shampoo. We all flew Easyjet, and to keep costs down we flew with cabin baggage only, so I needed bottles under the 100ml per item limit. Whilst I was rooting through my vast collection of toiletries for travel bottles to decant some of my existing conditioner/shampoo into I came across a Lee Stafford gift set that I received at Christmas, which I hadn't yet used containing a selection of travel sized bottles of his products; including the Poker Straight conditioner and the Poker Straight shampoo, both of which then went straight into my carry on case to take with me.
Lee Stafford products as I'm sure most people know are available in Boots. They are overpriced in my opinion, but they are typically on offer, normally on a '3 for 2' so this does make them slightly more affordable. A quick look on the Boots website tells me that the full size bottle of the Poker Straight conditioner is £5.49, and that it's a 250ml bottle. My little travel size bottle is a 50ml bottle, it's not listed on the Boots website, but I'm sure that I've seen them for sale in Boots in the region of around £2.
So the travel size Lee Stafford Poker Straight conditioner comes in a 50ml bottle, it's in a hot fushia pink coloured bottle like the rest of the Lee Stafford range, and it's just really a scaled down version of the full sized bottle. The conditioner itself is quite a thick and substantial creamy conditioner, and it has quite a difficult to describe fragrance; 'clean and fresh' is probably the best description that I can think of. The fragrance didn't really seem to linger for very long in my hair, even though I layered it with the shampoo as well, I'd say that only an hour or two after my hair was dry the fragrance had vanished completely.
Lee Stafford Poker Straight conditioner apparently ''helps you to win the battle against fluff and frizz, protect and care for your hair, but most importantly leaves your hair Poker Straight''.
I found this conditioner easy to apply all over my longish hair, concentrating on my ends rather than my roots, and I left it on for between 5 to 15 minutes, depending how long I spent in the shower. This didn't seem to rinse out of my hair very well, it still felt as though my hair had a sticky coating of the conditioner left on it after I've rinsed it all out, in a bad way not a good way though. It also took absolutely ages to rinse all it out of my hair. Once I got out of the shower my hair was easy enough to comb through after using this conditioner, I still had the odd tangle, but nothing too major.
Once my hair was dry I guess that you could call it 'poker straight', if by poker straight your interpretation of that is; lank, limp, lack-lustre and lifeless. It seemed to leave my hair looking dull, and feeling and looking quite heavy. It did seem to tame my frizzy ends somewhat, however I suspect that's just because it weighed my hair down so much. I also found that I needed to wash my hair more often after using this conditioner and shampoo, I always used them both together so I can't comment as to whether it was the conditioner or the shampoo that caused this.
I was totally unimpressed with the results of this, my hair didn't look or feel clean or healthy at all after using it. I ended up washing and conditioning my hair with a girlfriends shampoo and conditioner the day we came home as I couldn't stand the look or feel of my hair anymore, and it was such a relief to have hair that looked and felt clean and healthy again. I wouldn't recommend this, and I certainly wouldn't purchase any for myself (my bottles were a gift as I mentioned earlier).
Lee Stafford is committed to providing consumers with products which are a cut above the rest. It is for this reason that they are my hair-care range of choice.
My previous addiction to straighteners has left my hair in serious need of some love. Not only do I need to deep condition my hair on a regular basis to try to reduce the frequency of it snapping but I also need a shampoo and conditioner set which is going to sooze my frazzled ends and provide my with sleek and smooth straight hair. I always use coupled shampoos and conditioners so after using Lee Stafford Poker Straight Shampoo, I make use of Lee Stafford Poker Straight Conditioner. They introduce their conditioner and explain it's benefits on the Lee Stafford website "To silken, soften and shine your second step to poker straight hair. Your second step to beautiful, sexy, smooth, straight hair is this thick, luxurious, softening conditioner. I've designed this gorgeous little conditioner to silken, soften and shine; leaving your hair in fantastic condition and Poker Straight. For the next generation of heat tool junkies we've added the P2FiFTY COMPLEXTM to keep our hair safe and healthy from the scorching heat of professional straightening irons up to 250°C."
*About Lee Stafford
Lee Stafford is an Essex born hairdresser who first opened a salon in 1996 named The House That Built Hair. In 1997 he earned the coveted "Men's British Hairdresser of the Year" and it was from there that his career blossomed. His hairdressing skills have attained many awards such as:
~ National Hairdressing Federation Celebrity Hairdresser Of The Year
~ Hair Magazine Hairdresser Of The Year
~ Best British Hairdresser of 2004 - Fellowship of Hairdressers Awards
~ Most Influential Hairdresser of the Year 2001
~ Men's British Hairdresser of the Year 1997
He opened his second salon in London in 2000 which has also allowed him to achieve:
~ BHBA Business & Website Innovation of the year
~ The BHBA Salon Design Award 2005 for Brighton salon
~ Growing Business of the Year Award 2002
~ Training and Development Award 2002
~ Investors in People Award 2002
~ British Manager of the Year 1999 - 2000 (1 of 6 nominees)
~ British Salon of the Year 1999 - 2000 (1 of 6 nominees)
It was 2001 when the Lee Stafford range was introduced providing consumers with girly products presented with hot pink packaging and the sweetest of smells to cater for all their hair care needs. Lee Stafford states "I never decided to create a range of products, but when the opportunity presented itself, I jumped at it. I mean, to have my own products is a dream come true...
The products have given me the opportunity to develop what I've always wanted for me and my clients. Since we started, it's incredible the wish-list that we've been able to turn into reality." The wide range of products that are offered by Lee Stafford can be found at www.leestafford.com/uk/products/ and even from the format of the website you gain an insight into the style and creation behind the products. Their vast product range includes hair tools, fake tan, full-size hair care products as well as mini-sized products and also fragrances.
*What attracted me
I love my hairdresser, but I understand that every time I visit he feels a sense of desperation at my ruined hair and how long it takes to detangle because of its poor condition. He will often deep condition my hair and advise me to purchase their expensive in-salon products. I was reluctant to pay their particularly steep prices and so instead I headed to my local Boots to see what they had on offer. I was first attracted to the Lee Stafford products of their eye-catching packaging and their quirky design as they write their letters in a mixture of capital letters - a BiT LiKe ThIS. It was also in a 3 for 2 offer in Boots and I really can't resist a bargain! Upon deciding that the offer would be too good to miss and I bought their shampoo, conditioner and heat protection spray. I was attracted to their Poker Straight Conditioner because I am a real straightener addict and not only do I need protection from this but this particular conditioner also claims to keep your hair straighter due to its "extra special ingredient Mega Quat" which neutralises the negative energy which causes static in your hair. 5 years on and I still have a major soft spot for the Lee Stafford range.
Boots are currently charging £5.29 for 250 ml/8.4 fl. Oz of Poker Straight Conditioner. As you can see this is not the cheapest conditioner on the market however it is less than you will pay in most salons and therefore it sits in the mid price range. Lee Stafford products are often on 3 for 2 in Boots which mean that you can at least but the shampoo and the conditioner and then you can pick something else from the range to get for free. As with all Lee Stafford products, you will find Poker Straight Conditioner either from the official Lee Stafford website (http://www.leestafford.com/uk/products/product.php?pi=11), through visiting Lee Stafford salons themselves or it is handily available at Boots stores. The range is exclusive to Boots so unfortunately you won't find it in other high street retailers - meaning that it can be slightly more difficult to find.
As with most of the products in the Lee Stafford range, the chosen colour is hot pink and the white writing and barcode theme stands out well upon its background. The conditioner bottle matches that of the shampoo and therefore is held in a hot pink, opaque, plastic bottle which has a flip lid at the top from which the conditioner is dispensed. The bottle is quite hard but when some force is applied you can squeeze it to release the liquid. Asthetically it is an excellent bottle and looks gorgeous sitting in your shower however I can't help but feel that a squeezy tube may be better in this case in order to get the conditioner out with more ease. At least it means that you don't use too much and the bottle lasts longer!
All the Lee Stafford range of products support a similar smell which is something that I love as it causes them to be very distinctive and a great investment. I would compare their scent to that of Angel by Thierry Mugler as they almost mimic its sweet, musky smell (at a considerably lower price). What I love is that once you have used any of the Lee Stafford products, their smell will linger in your hair for hours meaning that it is not only a pleasant smell when you are using them, but it provides you with a great scent which lasts all day. I always use the conditioner along with the shampoo and heat protection spray which means that I have three times the intensity of the Lee Stafford scent, however I have no doubt that through using this product solely you would still benefit with great smelling hair.
The conditioner is a particularly thick, pearly-white substance which means that you don't need to use too much to coat your hair thoroughly. I tend to use a lot of conditioner because my hair is in such a bad condition and I then leave it on for at least 3 minutes. However if the conditioner was to be used on normal, mid-lenth hair then I would say that you would only need around a walnut-sized amount and therefore you can get plenty of uses out of a bottle. If you prefer to you can always dilute your conditioner with a small amount of water before use which will mean that it lasts you even longer.
This product makes two claims; that it will protect your hair from the use of heated tools and it will also provide you with poker straight hair. You are directed to that after shampooing with their Poker Straight Shampoo and rinsing the product out well, you should work the conditioner into the palms of your hands and distribute it evenly through your hair. This is easy enough as the conditioner is nice and thick and therefore it absorbs into your hair well. It doesn't say that you should leave the conditioner in your hair however I always feel that you gain the best results through doing so and therefore I leave it on for at least 3 minutes. Lee Stafford says that to remember to rinse your hair thoroughly, as the better the rinse that you give your hair, the straighter the end results you will gain with your hair. After rinsing thoroughly and towel drying my hair too add some volume I always apply some Lee Stafford Protection Spray and then blow dry. The good thing about this conditioner is that I notice fewer knots and tangles in my hair when brushing (and that is something that I suffer from greatly). I blow dry my hair at a downwards angle with a rounded brush and always find that after using the product the need for using my straighteners is considerable less - maybe this is partly where the protection lies. I notice that when I do use both my Poker Straight Shampoo and Conditioner the condition of my hair is greater and it is much softer and smoother, it's just a shame I can't afford to make it my regular shampoo and conditioner.
As much as I love this product and think that it is a great asset to my hair care routine, I use too much conditioner to justify buying it on a weekly basis. Until my circumstances change I guess I will just have to stick to using this as I treat as and when I can. But if you wish you are a heat-driven addict and you wish to give your hair a little TLC I think that this is just the product you have been looking for.
A few years ago my mother bought a set of small sizes of Lee Stafford poker straight hair care for my girls. They aren't really into fussing with their hair, which meant they weren't as selfish with these products as they might otherwise have been, so mam got to share - if my mother had bought make up or skin care I wouldn't have got a sniff. I was impressed with the performance of the products and loved the smell, so recently when my girls bought me the 250 ml size of the shampoo and conditioner for mothers' day I was chuffed. These products are exclusive to Boots and Boots online.
This conditioner is part of 'The Pink' collection which contains a bewildering range of products, and true to the collections name it does indeed comes in a vibrant pink bottle, with all the information you would expect including a huge list of ingredients. A great thing about Lee Stafford products is that they are not tested on animals. The blurb on the bottle says that it helps to combat static and is the second step to poker straight hair. It also says that it contains P2FIFTY complex for added heat protection (up to 250 degrees C), it doesn't say what P2FIFTY complex is.
My hair is fairly thick, and has a strong 'kink' in it, it's what I would describe as wavy, with a halo of fuzz around the top where the short newly growing hairs are all out of sync and refuse to lie nice and smooth with the rest of the hair. My eldest daughter informed me a few years ago that my hair was rubbish and told me exactly what I should do with it. Grow out the 'Ariel' (from the Little Mermaid) fringe and straighten it. I hate to admit it but she was right. I mention the texture etc of my hair only to point out that this product may work differently on more strongly curly or kinked hair, or any other type of hair.
Since my daughters intervention I use straighteners about two or three times a week, and using a product with built in heat protection is a nice treat. You use this product pretty much as you would any other conditioner, applying it to wet hair after washing, I have long hair and rarely apply conditioner to the hair nearest the scalp as it can make it feel heavy or greasy, however when I use this I do usually brush the residue left on my hands through the roots to keep those pesky fuzzy bits under the kosh. The bottle doesn't say the product has to be left on for a minute or two, but I always do anyway before rinsing.
The smell for me is absolutely gorgeous; a sweet slightly floral scent which has a bit of a kick, unlike some conditioners the scent does linger for some time after drying. The straightening effect for me is quite dramatic, and it does work better when used with the shampoo of the same 'family'. I have used it with other shampoos and it still works well, just not quite so dramatically.
When my hair is dry, (as long as I have gently brushed it with a wide toothed comb or wide bristled brush or the knots act as a curler) it is already much smoother and straighter than normal even before I get at it with my straighteners. I only use the straighteners if I'm going out, but using them is a doddle after using this conditioner. They slide through the hair really well ironing out most kinks on the first pass, even when I don't use them my hair is shiny and my fingers glide through it. I would say the claim of reducing static is valid, my hair is quite heavy and doesn't suffer terribly with static, but the shorter fluffy fuzz wasn't noticeably standing on end waving at passers by after using this, and there was no crackle or lifting of hair after a thorough fast brushing, usually guaranteed to lift a crackle in even the least static prone hair. I must I am not terribly fussy about my hair being absolutely poker straight, simply straight and shiny will do but this product gets it closer to poker straight than anything else I've used, without even bothering with styling products.
If I had a bigger budget I would buy it on a fairly regular basis, however as I am on a tight budget I am only likely to get my hands on this again if someone buys it for me. I would recommend this product.
£5.29 for 250ml you get 20 Boots advantage pts
£2.09 for 75ml
I bought this to go with the shampoo and heat styling spray on a 3 for 2 offer in Boots. The conditioner comes in the Lee Stafford bright pink bottle and contains 250ml of conditioner it costs £5.10 in Boots, but you can also get a 75ml bottle for £2.
Lee Stafford claim that this Conditioner is the second step to really straight hair. Lee Stafford's conditioner will silken and soften the hair making it ready for a poker straight look, whilst also protecting it from the heat of straighteners when styling. It like the shampoo contains the P2FiFTY COMPLEX which is the next generation of heat protection. It saves the hair from the scorching heat of professional straightening irons up to 250ºc. The conditioner also includes Cetrimonium Chloride, a cationic antistatic agent to help reduce frizz and static.
For best results it is recommended that you use the conditioner after the shampoo. You simply apply a small amount to clean hair and rinse thoroughly with clean warm water. Much like the shampoo I thought this had a horrible chemical smell to it. The conditioner itself was a creamy white colour but it had a rather thin consistency and didn't spread well throughout my hair. It rinsed out really easily but when I tried to comb my hair afterwards it felt matted and it was difficult to get the comb through.
I then followed the bottles recommendation and used the Poker straight ironing spray, which incidently on it's own is a great product. My hair did not feel in any way conditioned. I have dry hair and normally use deep conditioning treatments as I use straightening irons a lot. My hair was a puffy mess, and not at all straight.
I would not recommend this, it is certainly a product I would never buy again. It was a big disappointment it's definately doesn't justify the price tag, I have had better results from cheap shampoos.
I first heard of Lee Stafford products after I was given a small gift set for Christmas last year with the shampoo, conditioner and dehumidifier spray.
I used the small bottle before buying anymore to see what it was like. At first I noticed the pink bottle, it's very bright and right up my street being a lover of all things pink! The Poker Straight part was another factor that made me want to try it as I have very thick wavy and frizzy hair so straightening takes an age.
The shampoo after applying it lathers up really well and gives a feeling of proper washed hair. Then I used the conditioner as I'm one of those people who like to use matching sets. The conditioner was thick and white with a dull perfume smell which is lovely and went through my hair really well. After leaving it a few minutes it was really easy to wash out.
After blow drying my hair I found it was very soft and had a dull shine to it. It also smelled great and although giving the impression that your hair wouldn't need any further straightening I was a little disappointed. In saying that it is much easier and quicker when using the straightners now which is definately a plus in my book.
This product I have seen in Boots and costs roughly £5 so I only now buy it if it's on offer or I fancy a treat. In all it's a good conditioner and definately does a good job in making my life easier.
Ok so I liked the product it was eye catching in its bright pink bottle. I liked the idea that it was meant to give poker straight hair however I was not imprssed after using it. Maybe it is just my hair type I do't know but it made my hakir heavey and greasy, yet smooth and hydrated.
The conditioner is really thick and white however a little bit goes a long way. I did not like the idea of taking time to wah my hair carefully and then getting out the shower to find it looks as though I have not bothered. It is so annoying, I found this a waste of money.
It did make my hair pretty straight but not that straight. I also did not like the idea of having heavey hair. Who does?
I prefer light hair that moves freely.
So the bottle lasts a long time but is it really worth the money for not that great of results. Personally I will not be buying this product again as it does not suit my hair type. I recommed buying a small pot to try first before you buy a larger pot. As it can cost £5 or more.
I'm one of those people that can't buy shampoo without buying conditioner; it's like Ant without Dec or French without Saunders. Boots are currently doing a 3 for 2 special offer therefore I picked up 250ml of Lee Stafford Poker Straight Shampoo, conditioner and 200ml of Lee Stafford Poker Straight Treatment.
When you think about it, £4.79 for 250ml is a bit extravagant seeing as 400ml of Alberto Balsam will set you back a mere £1, however I'm into my designer fragrances, straighteners, clothes, make up and bags therefore I spare no expense when it comes to hair care either.
The bottle comes in a bright pink colour, to match the majority of Lee Stafford branded products. They all look very stylish and are a nice inclusion in your bathroom cupboard. My only problem with the packaging is the opaqueness of it. Why are shampoo bottles always transparent whereas conditioner bottles are always opaque? One of life's unanswerable questions! This means that it's difficult to know how much conditioner you have remaining and the only way to tell is by the weight of it. My only other bugbear (which is prominent in the shampoo bottle too) is the screw lid on the 75ml version as it's very messy and you can end up wasting some and with only 75ml in the bottle you can't afford to waste any. Fortunately I regularly purchase the 250ml nowadays and it includes a handy flip top.
The conditioner is a white colour and is a very thick consistency. You're directed to work it into the palms of your hands before distributing evenly into your hair. The amount of conditioner you use is of course entirely up to you. My hair is shoulder length therefore I use around the size of the 50 pence piece but you should base how much you use on the length of your hair.
The conditioner is easily distributed throughout your hair (after shampooing of course), there's nowhere on the bottle that says to leave it in for a certain amount of time before rinsing but I always tend to leave it in for a minute or so before rinsing it. The smell is divine and is exactly the same as the shampoo, this conditioner adds to the strength of the smell and it will linger on your hair all day whilst not clashing with your perfume and not being too overpowering. The conditioner is easily applied and glides through wet hair like a charm. The white thick consistency becomes invisible when massaged into hair from roots to the tips and like all conditioners has a very slimy feel to it.
The conditioner rinses out easily but does leave your hair feeling slightly weighed down. After lightly towel drying I began blow drying, my hair brush easily glided through my hair which I was very impressed with because it tends to be quite tangled even after using my regular conditioner therefore this product had already impressed me. My hair felt very clean, soft and smooth. After only using the shampoo previously I was disappointed that my hair seemed to lack the shine that my usual shampoo and conditioner gave it however the conditioner adds shine brilliantly.
Subsequent to blow drying I immediately proceeded to straighten with GHD's that reach a 230c heat. Although I wasn't too impressed with the Lee Stafford Poker Straight Shampoo on it's own I was however impressed with the conditioner and I found that my hair straightened a lot quicker than it usually does. This product claims, not only to tame frizz like a lot of products do but to eliminate it all together. I was dubious about these bold claims but they actually do hold up to scrutiny as my hair was completely free of frizz after straightening. I don't suffer terribly from frizz but for people that do this product will be a godsend.
I personally feel that my hair is in relatively good condition despite all the products that I use in it but I always use a heat protection spray before using my hairdryer and straightners. This product claims to use something called Quat which apparently protects hair from heat of up to 250c. This is an impressive claim however it's one that isn't easily proved as you're not going to see real effects or defects unless you have it examined by a professional and I'm simply not that neurotic!
My hair did feel very smooth and soft after straightening though even without using a heat protection spray which I usually do. The smell was still very apparent at the end of the day after washing it in the morning and overall I was very impressed by this conditioner. This is an expensive, quality conditioner that does what it says on the tin; leaves my hair straight, shiny and smelling sublime... what more could you ask for?
At the same time as buying the mini sized Lee Stafford Poker Straight shampoo I picked up the matching conditioner. I always buy the corresponding conditioners to things as I don't like to mix and match fragrances and I'm a huge fan of the Lee Stafford fragrance in general, owning most of what he has on offer including his new fragrance and body spray! As I said in my review of the shampoo I needed little, cute mini bottles of things to take away with me on an overnight stay as I had so much stuff and my bag was so heavy it pulled me over so these were the ideal solution along with the fact they promise to get my hair straight in a poker way! Enticed I was!
I usually style my curly, frizzy shoulder length hair straight, otherwise it's a mop. Now with the help of 220c straighteners on my barnet and so many products it's unreal yes I can get a fairly straight look but it never stays that way for long. I have a sinful cows lick and after a couple of hours my hair does become frizzy mid length and straggly at the ends which curl up after a while making my hair look a terrible mess.
When I can I do buy shampoos and conditioners that may help the styling process but lets face it as a rule they don't work but on this occasion I was full of hope as I know how fabulous the rest of the range is!
Bright pink bottle with matching plastic screw on/off lid. White writing all over it. On the front I'm told it's from Lee Stafford and that it is indeed Poker Straight Conditioner 'to silken soften and shine helps combat static as your second step to poker straight hair'. Under that I'm told the size which in my case is 75ml (this is the mini size at the cost of £1.75 and the 250ml is £4.59 a bottle),there is a bar-code on there and the Lee Stafford website details (www.leestafford.com). On the back I'm told how to use it, ingredients are listed, contact details for The Quantum Beauty Company Ltd (the manufacturers of Lee Stafford products) are given and there is a symbol telling me the packaging is recyclable. All in all nice packaging as usual from this range of products.
How To Use....
After shampooing and rinsing well, work conditioner into the palms of your hands and distribute evenly through your hair and rinse thoroughly. Avoid contact with eyes. For really poker straight hair try other poker straight products.
Well I've only used this after using the matching shampoo from the range. The conditioner itself is white and if you tip the bottle upside down your going to be a waiting a while for it to come out so to me that proves it's quite thick though it isn't a cream of course and the easiest way to get the conditioner out is to squeeze the bottle gently.
The conditioner itself is just stunning. It has an expensive smelling, top class aroma which in my view sets it apart instantly from common garden conditioner's. It's deeply floral and oriental with a hint of cream and a slight sugary caramel smell to it. This one I guess is most suited to women.
All you need is the size of a 20p piece (my hair is long) and gently smooth or rub it in after shampooing. It doesn't foam up and it disappears into the hair almost instantly. It feels incredibly smooth as it glides in and tackles any tangles or knots you may have. If I'm in a hurry I'll put it on and wash it off quick or there are times in the bath I'll leave it on half hour if I want to and the results don't differ at all which again proves how great and powerful this is.
It rinses out easy and when you run fingers or comb through your hair after using this it's a breeze. Just when drying it off, normally I can see frizz pinging about all over the place but not with this. Hair feels hydrated, smooth, frizz free and not one bit weighed down by gunk. The smell is delicious and after using this and the shampoo hair feels clean as a whistle.
Now this is a base to achieving straight hair. I've used this and let my hair dry naturally after combing it and no I still get waves and frizz so this is not a miracle cure, but then it's not meant to be. For me I use this and then use other products and style as usual. The overall result I get is incredibly different to usually having to struggle.
My hair feels light and natural. The smell of on my hair is one that not only can I smell but everyone can and comments on hours after I've used it. Instead of curls and waves popping up after I've worked so hard to get a neat and tidy look, now I don't get them at all. The look I achieve stays put and I end up with shiny, sleek hair I don't even have to think about now. After using this I take it for granted!
Is it worth the money? No. It's worth its weight in gold actually. I never realised until recently how important it is with unruly hair to start the way you mean to go on. I'm getting used to a life where it's frizz and kiss curl free. Whats more after styling my hair and going out for an evening in this humid weather I can go to bed with straight hair and actually wake up, comb my hair and it continues to behave well.
This truly is an excellent range and when I've ran out of this (I've had 20 uses already out of the mini bottle!) I shall be buying the large size as I don't want to live without it! For me it's a must buy! It makes life so much easier and totally recommended from me!
This review is also posted on Ciao nder this same username.
Leaves hair not only conditioned, but soft and poker straight /