The Boots Christmas sale always start on Christmas Eve so I always ensure I am online with an aim to pick myself up some bargains, a couple of years ago, I picked a few Lee Stafford gift sets up which contained this.
At the time, the set was £8 (which was half price) so I thought this was an excellent bargain and not only did it include this, is had a Dehumidifier Spray, a bottle of Flat Iron Spray, a comb and some pony bands. This can be purchased separately and costs around £5.99 from Boots, the range does have offers on frequently too such as 3 for 2. The Lee Stafford Poker Straight range consists of several products such as shampoo, conditioner, iron spray, serums and straighteners, the hair products are all priced around £5 - £8.
The product comes in a hot pink canister which really a stand out on the shelf in store, to the front of the bottle is the product name is in funky bold white letters. The spray to the top of the bottle is quite large and really easy to press and dispense the product.
To use the product, you should hold around 16cm from your roots, spray a generous amount then rub into you hair with your fingertips, I found that the whiteness disappears really quickly and leave my hair looking refreshed. I actually find that my hair seems to have a bit more bounce to it too. I always wash my hair on a daily basis (mainly due to the fact that it looks greasy the following day) however using this, I find that I can now wash my hair every other day which gives me loads of time back in the mornings (I have curly hair which I like to straighten), I also found that my hair feel a lot softer and in better condition as I am not using my straighteners on it on a daily basis.
While I have never been a huge dry shampoo fan as I never really found one that worked long term but this is perfect for my needs. When it comes to the smell, I think it smells really nice, not chemically like other dry shampoos have in the past, its smell quite sweet yet not too sickly or overpowering that it may interfere with my perfume.
Previous to using this product I hadn't yet found a dry shampoo that I could use which didn't make me look like I had poured a bag of flour over my head, yet I was extremely impressed with this, it leave my hair looking quite full and fresh and leaves it with a nice fragrance too. I would definitely recommend this and it gets 5 out of 5 stars.
Dry shampoo seems to be on the shelves everywhere at the moment, I assume it's one of those things out there to try and help with busy daily lives. I've never been overly keen on the whole dry shampoo concept though - my view is that all it's doing is masking dirty hair, although it's trying to make it look nice, it's still dirty underneath and needs washing at some point in the near future.
That said, I've received two bottles of dry shampoo in gift sets. This Lee Stafford product was one, coming in a 150ml bottle. They also sell a travel size version. The bottle I have came in a gift set worth £10, but the bottle costs £5.49 individually. It's in a bright pink bottle, which is a metal tin and not plastic. It has a spray dispenser at the top. I think the only reason it must cost so much is because of it's packaging, because the product itself I found to be a waste of time.
When I wasn't having a full night's sleep (my baby liked 3am feeds!), it seemed the perfect time to try this product out as washing my hair wasn't the first thing on my mind in the morning and I wasn't venturing out a lot as there was obviously a lot going on at home. I normally wash my hair every other day so this was used on the second day to try and make it last into the third day before washing.
To apply, it needs to be sprayed at the roots holding the can around 16cm away (this was always a best guess thing). Then the powder residue left needs to be rubbed away until it disappears. The first thing that got me is that the directions don't tell you how much to spray - I just did a few squirts but who knows if that's correct? All I know is that I've used it around seven or eight times in total but the bottle is nearly empty so it doesn't last very long. Expensive item at that price!
The powder left is like talcum powder - I know a friend told me this was a method used years ago to help with greasy roots and having tried that as well it works exactly the same way (yet talcum powder costs a lot, lot less than this item!). Anyways, quite a lot of powder is left on the hair from this spray and this is where I have a problem. It states to rub it away vigorously but I feel this is going to activate greasy roots even more and make them worse. The whole point is to hide them! I find that when I've done this, my hair looks a bit (and I mean a smidgen) better but only for around an hour and then it starts to look worse, probably from that rubbing away of the powder but also because of the extra time passing from when it should have been washed in it's normal routine. With it only lasting around an hour on my hair, it would only ever be useful if I was nipping out to the shops quickly and didn't want to look a mess but apart from that, it's definitely not a longer term solution. If you don't do the whole rubbing away thing, a big white patch is left there, making me look like I have a lot of troublesome grey roots appearing!
The other thing I noticed was it didn't make my hair feel any cleaner - this is where it's clearly not shampoo. Shampoo should make your hair feel nicer and this just feels as though it's sat on top of dirty hair.
Even the smell gets on my nerves - it smells really chemical like to me, there's no nice scent to it at all!
I rate it 1 star overall, I can't possibly give it any more because there's not anything I like about the product, especially the individual price as I think that's ridiculous. But, to be fair to this particular item, I don't think any dry shampoo would win a high score from me as the other gift set item I tried faired just the same. They don't work some sort of miracle.
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I am a firm believer in dry shampoo for those days when you overlay or simply dont have time to wash and dry your hair, and being a new found fan of Lee Stafford products I thought I would give their dry shampoo a try. I am a regular user of the Batiste dry shampoo and really cannot fault it, but Lee Stafford was on a 3 for 2 offer and I didnt know what to get as my third product so I opted for a botte of this as I knew it would get used.
The dry shampoo comes in the normal bright pink metal container with a spray action nozzle at the top. To use simply spray over the hair, paying particular attention to the roots and then rub it in with your fingers to get rid of any excess powder.
I have to say that I do prefer the Batiste range of dry shampoos to this one, although there isnt actually anything wrong with this one. It does its job, leaving my hair feeling revitalised, adding a bit of volume and making it look refreshed - but in comparing it to Batiste it just doesnt smell as nice, and you dont get as much for your money. This Lee Stafford one costs around £5.99 for quite a small bottle, whereas Batiste costs around £2.99 for a big bottle of the stuff and comes in various different scents and sizes.
Overall I would recommend dry shampoo, but if you are going to buy one I would say go for the Batiste one, it does just as good a job for half the price, and comes in many different scents for you to choose from. Theres nothing wrong with the Lee Stafford one, but I feel you are paying for the name and not just the product.
Today I am going to review the lee stafford dry shampoo.
If you go into boots I am sure you will have seen this dry shampoo as the bottle is bright pink and so tempting to buy !! I love all the other lee stafford products to death (especially their heat protectant !) but this one just did not cut it for me.
The packaging is fine, in fact it's great. It's bright pink so it's super girly and feminine and looks so pretty on your dresser. It comes in your average spray can with a push down nozzle and a cap all again, in the bright pink colour. The problem comes with the actual product.
So I spray it onto my hair and first thing was that for it to even work a bit I had to spray on so much product, it honestly felt like I would get about 10 uses out of the bottle because I had to use that much. It's a pretty big bottle too, it's 150ml so it's not like a tennsy tiny can.
After it has settles on your hair it looks so white, it looks like you have a really bad dandruff issue. I tried to massage it in and then brush it out but it had kind of stuck to the oils and grease in my hair so instead of absorbing the oils it had just stuck to them and made my hair greasy and white ! I couldn't brush it out, I couldn't wash it out with a little water from the tap, literally, to get it out I had to wash my hair with nearly a handful of shampoo!
Under no circumstances buy this dry shampoo unless you want your hair to be white and greasy !! It doesn't work and is not worth the 7 pounds you pay for it !
Now whenever Christmas comes around Boots is always one of my first stops for presents - and to treat myself a little bit of course! I was shopping for a secret Santa gift for a girl at work when I came across a Lee Stafford gift set that I knew she'd absolutely love, and because I knew I'd love it as well I took advantage of the 3-4-2 offer and bought myself the same thing! I wanted to try this mainly because I love having straight hair but I often find that my hair kinks and curls up again very quickly so I thought I'd try out these products to hopefully make the straight style last a little bit longer - especially when the weather is doing everything to make my hair look rubbish LOL. The first product I chose to use from the set was this 'Lee Stafford Dry Shampoo' simply because my hair was feeling a bit limp on the day I bought this so I thought this would be an excellent product to start off with - turns out I was right!!
Price: I can't find the price for an individual bottle of this - even though I know it is sold singularly. I paid £10 for the whole P.S set though which I thought was brilliant value!!
Stockists: Boots - the singular bottle & the set are available from the store and online.
Other Info: This dry shampoo is actually designed for people with oily roots - but it can be used even if your hair is just a bit greasy or could use a little Oomph! Also as far as I can tell this can be used on any hair length and on colour treated hair as well - so even if your roots aren't always oily you can use this product.
Now even though before using this I had never tried a Lee Stafford product the packaging for his entire range has always caught my eye - and I think most women will agree with me there! All the PS range comes in very bright pink containers and this one is no different - the can I own is 50ml in size and comes in a hot pink canister that looks great in my bathroom and stands out from all the other hair products we have lying around for sure! Around the can is all the usual information you would expect - ingredients, cautions and warnings etc but what I like about this one is that it also has handy tips from Lee on the can so you can apply this just the way a hairdresser would (do hairdressers even use dry shampoo?!) - So even if you've never used a dry shampoo before applying it will be simple as well. At the top of the can is the usual pull off lid and push down nozzle you would expect - it seems very secure to me and I've never had any problems with it leaking when I've travelled with this so very effective packaging in my opinion. The size makes this perfect for travelling as well - it's a festival must have! Stunning design that's sure to catch your eye and effective as well, nothing bad to say packaging wise from me.
Applying dry shampoo is very simple and this one is no different. Just hold the can about 16cm from your hair (I did nick that bit of the can!) spray a small amount onto your roots, work it like mad through your hair and then brush it out. Now normally - and I'm sure other dark haired girls will agree with me here - I find applying dry shampoo to be a bit of a pain in the bum because it sometimes leaves those tell tale white flakes behind. Fortunately I don't have that problem with this one because it sprays out totally clear and doesn't leave any white residue on your hair at all - no matter how much you use, although I still wouldn't recommend using too much simply because you don't need to, to get maximum results. The application is so quick and simple so it's perfect for those early mornings when you just don't have time to wash and style your hair all over again - it's such a massive time saver, even more so when you don't have to worry about it leaving grey stripes in your hair! Scent wise this isn't as nice as some other brands I've tried - to me it smells like a mixture of hair spray and slightly floral - though the scent is noticeable and pleasant so I won't complain about it too much!
Results wise it does everything it promises to for me. I use this in between washing my hair when I feel my locks are looking a bit lank and need a bit more volume and this helps massively. My hair doesn't look as greasy or limp after I've used this and it definitely looks and smells so much cleaner. This also adds serious volume to my hair as well - which helps it look fresher and healthier in my opinion, it looks like it has just been freshly washed and styled after using this in my opinion. My one small criticism is that I don't think the results last quite as long as other dry shampoo brands - even though I would only use this one day and then wash my hair the next - I feel that if I needed to use this more than that my hair would feel a little more weighed down, and if thats the case it might as well be greasy LOL. I'm going to knock one star off for the fact that its slightly heavier than other dry shampoos so I couldn't use it more than one day in a row - other than that I'll be buying and using it again for sure! This would make a perfect little present for someone - go and buy the set before it sells out!!
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Xo Salz oX
Earlier on this year my Grandma was in hospital and she was in for quite a few months, and during this time she was almost completely bedridden so was unable to wash her hair. She was quite a particular woman and her hair was always immaculate so it distressed her somewhat that she wasn't able to wash and style it. One afternoon she asked her daughter to buy something that she could use to keep her hair looking nice. She came back with a bottle of Lee Stafford Dry Shampoo - totally not what we were expecting!! After one use my Grandma decided she hated it and wouldn't use it again so she gave it to me to use as I have to wash my hair every single day or it just looks awful.
The dry shampoo comes in a bright pink tin with a pink see through lid. Down the side of the tin you will see the Lee Stafford logo and some information about the product. It is quite a funky modern looking tin so it certainly wasn't something that I think an older person would choose if looking for a dry shampoo, it is definately aimed at younger generations. The tin contains 150ml of dry shampoo.
It states that the dry shampoo will refresh, revitalise and clean hair between washes! As I have to wash my hair daily I had quite high hopes from this product due to such claims. To use the dry shampoo you must shake the tin well before use, and then spray approximately 15cm from your hair onto the roots. Once the spray is on the roots you must rub it in to absorb it into your hair.
The scent of the dry shampoo was quite pleasant though that is really where the positives end for me. After rubbing the dry shampoo into my hair I have to say that I didn't notice any difference in my hair whatsoever. It certainly didn't look any less like it needed a wash than it did before I rubbed in the product. I tried spraying a little more in but again there was no effect. My hair certainly wasn't all that greasy so it wasn't that it was so desperate for a wash that it was too far gone to be sorted with dry shampoo!
The price of the Lee Stafford Dry Shampoo is a whopping £5.49 for 150ml which I think is outrageous and you are clearly paying for the name though if I honest I had never heard of it before recieving this product!! There are smaller tins available, and a 50ml tin will cost around £2.09.
I am unable to recommend this product at all as it just didn't work for me, though I am aware of people who have used this and found it to be ok. The scent is nice, it is easy to use but just doesn't seem to work which is a real shame.
Thank you for reading my review.
I try not to wash my hair everyday as I feel that this can cause it to become greasy and too flyaway and besides some days I just don't have the time for the whole washing/blowdrying/straightening production. However there are times when I haven't been able to wash and style my hair as I would have liked and that's why I like to have some dry shampoo in the house.
I have tried loads of different brands and they aren't the same and some are most definitely better than others. The Lee Stafford dry shampoo is available in boots and costs £5.49 for a bottle so it is at the more expensive end of the spectrum so I was expecting it to do a good job. Unfortunately I found that it wasn't quite as good as I might have expected given its endorsement from Lee Stafford and the fact it was more expensive than some of the other dry shampoos that I have tried.
I do love the styling of the bottle that it comes in as it is hot pink and really eye catching. It comes in a spray bottle and to use all you have to do it hold it away from your hair a few inches and spray the product all over the bits that need the most attention which for me is the root area.
Once you have sprayed the shampoo in you then need to just rub it in making sure that you are quite vigorous to ensure that all the product has been absorbed.
It leaves a powdery residue which absorbs all the grease and leaves your hair looking quite good with some bounce and life to it. It also smells absolutely fantastic and the smell is strong enough that I could smell it for hours afterwards.
The problems start a few hours after using the product in that the great results you get to begin with start to fade and once the grease has got through the powdery coating it becomes noticeable again and it also starts to look a bit more limp and lifeless. I also noticed that although my hair looked fabulous when I first used the dry shampoo it did lack its usual shine which I think was caused by the powder. This was ok because I used some shine spray and this soon got the shine back in my hair.
I would say that the results of the dry shampoo only last somewhere in the region of 3 to 4 hours which is fine if you just need to leave the house for a couple of hours but if you are planning on using this in the morning and expecting it to keep your hair looking good for the whole day then I really recommend that you look elsewhere.
A few days after Christmas last year I was shopping in the boots half price sale as I had some advantage card points to spend and I do like to get an even bigger bargain with my points if I can! One of the items that I picked up was a Lee Stafford hair set and one of the items in there was the poker straight dry shampoo which I am reviewing today.
I had heard a lot about dry shampoos, mainly from my sister, but I had never tried one and so I was keen to give this one a go. It comes in a hot pink tin with a see through pink lid. Coupled with white writing in mixed up font sizes the tin looks trendy and it is not something I would be embarrassed in pulling out of my bag. The fact that the product is endorsed by a celebrity hair dresser was also a bonus although I had never tried any Lee Stafford products before.
The tin contains 150ml of dry shampoo and can be purchased from boots for £5.49 which to me does seem quite expensive and I do know that there are cheaper alternatives out there.
The tin tells me that this product will refresh, revitalise and clean my hair in between washes. My hair does have a tendency to be prone to going greasy and so the claims sounded perfect for those days when my hair needed a little boost but I didn't have time to wash it.
To use the product I shook the tin and then held the tin around fifteen centimetres from my hair and then sprayed it. I first noticed that the product had quite a strong perfumed scent to it. The scent was quite nice though and so I was pleased and hoped it would linger on my hair. I noticed that my hair felt like it was coated slightly as I rubbed the product in to absorb it.
After I had rubbed the product in to my hair I have to say my hair did look slightly less greasy but I wasn't all that impressed with the results to be honest. You could certainly still tell that my hair needed to be shampooed and I was hoping that the product would prolong this for a day really. For the price that the product retails at I have to say that I was expecting better results but that the performance is actually nothing more than average. I do think the smell of the product is its best feature and this does seem to linger slightly in the hair even after you have rubbed the shampoo in.
It is a shame that this product doesn't work well for me as the tin and perfume make it appear to be a high quality product but in actual fact it is probably over priced and no better than any of the non celebrity endorsed options out there.
Thank you for reading my review!
Dry shampoo is perfect for when you haven't got time to wash your hair or you want to go more days without washing it.
This product is like a white talcum powder which you spray onto your oily roots. Before spraying make sure to shake the can. Once you have sprayed you should rub the powder in HARD with your fingers. If you don't some of the powder can stay and it will look like you have dandruff and it can look a bit chalky on top if your head! I spray it all along my roots down my centre parting.
This really works and makes a difference. I have used it when my hair was really greasy and it got rid of my oily roots making my hair look less greasy, and while it absorbs the oil it doesn't dry out my hair.
I have also used this on freshly washed hair if i want a bit of a volume boost at the roots.
It has a lovely scent which makes you feel fresh and clean like you have properly shampooed your hair.
However at a cost of £5.49 i do wander if it would be cheaper to just use talcum powder............
p.s I have blonde hair and this product could make other colours such as brown hair look a bit ashy.
We all don't always have all the time in the world to sort out our appearance. This is when this Dry Shampoo is a huge help. Last christmas i received a Lee stafford Poker straight set. It included the dry shampoo which i am reviewing now and also included a Dehumidifier and some heat protection shine mist. I am not sure how much the set cost as it was a gift. However i have looked on the boots website and it costs £5.49 for a 150ml bottle which i think is a little too expensive!! Also you can get a small travel sized bottle of 50ml which costs £2.09. The product comes in a chunky cylinder tin. It is hot pink in color and has white writing all over it in a funky informal font, for example 'OilY rOOts'.
Dry Shampoo basically gets rid of any greasy roots in your hair or as the product claims it is for 'oily roots, get more days from your blow-dry between washes' The product claims to Refresh your hair, Revitalize it and clean it! Basically it is a way of washing your hair in minutes rather than the time it takes you shampoo conditioner and dry and maybe even straighten it! So it is a huge time saver. Sometimes i do not have the time to do this in a morning so Dry shampoo is a huge life saver to me.
How to use this product?
The bottle states that there is 'Lee's top tips' Lee Stafford is an award winning celebrity hairdresser, therefore i believe it would be a great choice to follow his top tips! He instructs that you must shake the dry shampoo well before use.
Then you must spray from about 16cm onto the root area which is oily and greasy!
Then the next top tip is too vigorously rub away the powder with your fingers!
Then Lee Stafford himself says 'girl you are ready to go without having to blow.'
But personally i believe you should also brush through your hair after you have vigorously rubbed away the powder as i think that this helps from past experience.
I think that if you do not spray too much of the dry shampoo onto your hair then you will be fine. It is really easy to rub in then and does not leave you with 'grey' hair. However i have in the past put too much dry shampoo on and struggled to rub it in but i think once you have done that you will never make that mistake again! Also DO NOT spray it too closely or this will result in it being very hard to get out and if you have brown or dark hair it will cause your hair to look a grey-ish color which isn't the most appealing look if you are young!
The products effects are great. I certainly believe it gets rid off any grease or oily roots which i wouldn't of been comfortable leaving the house with but once i have put the dry shampoo on i am good to go quickly and confidently! Another advantage of the product is that it smells really feminine like all other Lee Stafford products do. I personally love the smell of his products. Also the product gives volume to your hair.
However the Dry shampoo also has some disadvantages unfortunately. The main disadvantage of this Dry shampoo is the price! £5.49 for a 150ml bottle is that a joke? I suppose you do pay for the name of the brand but i would recommend Batiste Dry shampoo which is only £2.35 and works the exact same! Also that comes in a number of different scents and different ones for different colors! Also another disadvantage is that the Dry shampoo leaves your hair feeling ruff and dry which isn't great if someone tried to feel it.
Overall I believe that the dry shampoo is a great product it certainly cleans your hair and gets rid of them oily roots as it claims it will do however i do not believe it is worth paying the extra money to buy Lee Staffords product when you can simply buy a cheaper companies Dry Shampoo which will do the exact same job. It is not something that you are able to use all of the time but it is certainly a help in those emergencies.
I would definitely recommend this Dry Shampoo if you have the money too buy it but i personally prefer a bargain therefore i recommend Batiste Dry Shampoo as i believe it does the same job for a much cheaper price.
Thank you for reading my review x
If like me you hate washing your hair because it takes so long, but you have to do it often because it gets greasy quickly, then I definitely recommend trying dry shampoo! Batiste is a brand of dry shampoo and it's the first one that I ever tried, and I loved it! Then after a year or so more popular brands, such as Lee Stafford, started to do their own dry shampoo's. I love Lee Stafford's hair products and so when I realised they started to do dry shampoo too, I was very keen to try it!
Luckily, I received a Lee Stafford gift set from my sister a couple of Christmas' ago and it had dry shampoo in it. Obviously I used that ages ago but have bought another myself when I had a Boots coupon sent to me in the post for £2.50 off any Lee Stafford hair product. It is usually £5.49 for 150ml and as Batiste's dry shampoo only costs around £2 and it is just as good (if not better) I have never considered paying so much for a one from a different brand. With the coupon though it only cost me £2.99 so I thought I would give it another go.
For those who aren't familiar with dry shampoo, it can be used on dry hair and it refreshes, revitalises and cleans hair again, and any greasy roots that were visible before will be gone after using it! It is a quick way of 'washing' your hair if you don't have time to wash it properly, and I usually use it when I have work a lot in such a short space of time and I'm too tired to keep washing my hair.
One little tip I have is to use this if you want a bit of volume in your hair. I have often used a little bit of this even when my hair doesn't need washing, just to add some volume to my hair for a night out. Just spray a little bit at the roots and rub with your fingertips!
To use normally you spray from about 16cm onto the root area that needs revitalising then vigorously rub away the powder with your fingers. Don't worry, the powdery spray will go on your hair and turn it grey, but it does come out! I have found that when using Lee Stafford's dry shampoo I sometimes need to brush it out as well as using my fingers. However, by using your fingers you can easily give your hair a bit of volume, whereas you couldn't so much when using a brush, as you will just be flattening your hair.
I do think this dry shampoo is good and it does make my what was greasy looking hair look refreshed and clean again. Not as good as it would if I actually washed it, but good enough for a quick two minute job! It makes my hair look clean all day too, so there is no need to use it again until the next day... if you want to use it again. I have since recommended this product (not this one in particular, but dry shampoo in general) to my friends and they all use it too and one even confessed to washing her hair only once a week now!
Dry shampoo is a must have beauty product that I will never be able to go without now. I will use the Lee Stafford one again, but only if I can get it for half price or something similar again. I think £5.49 is a lot when I can get Batiste's for only £2 and in my opinion works just as good! This also puts me off using other popular brands of dry shampoo that are also priced at over £5.
This is a product that I have lurking in my dressing table drawer. A 'just-in-case' product that I hope I don't have to use too often, but it's there if I do. For those of you that are unfamiliar with the concept of dry shampoo, it is basically used when you don't have time to actually wash your hair. It is a dry spray product that you can apply to your oily roots to absorb the grease and give your hair a cleaner look.
The dry shampoo comes in a bright pink metallic spray can, which looks very modern and funky. The can holds 150ml of the product and retails at £5.10 in Boots (but is often part of multibuy promotions so can be picked up a little cheaper). The bottle gives directions on how to apply and states that the product will give you 'more days between washes'. The spray 'refreshes, revitalises and cleans hair'. The product is part of the poker straight range, so is aimed at people with straight hair but I can't see why that would be, it doesn't appear to have any straightening properties. Having said that, perhaps by prolonging the gap between blow dries and straightening it is protecting your hair from heat damage.
Lee Stafford products are not tested on animals.
The directions on the can state to hold the can about 16cm from your head and spray onto the oily roots. You then need to vigorously rub away the powder from your roots and you are ready to go. This sounded pretty simple to me, a real quick fix! I found that the spray was quite forceful and this resulted in quite a lot of product being applied to my hair. This left a thick layering of white powder on my roots - which looked a lot like talcum powder. I then set about rubbing this away, which I found very difficult. Perhaps the clue that this would be was in the direction to 'vigorously' rub the powder away. I had great difficulty getting the powder to completely disappear from my hair. I have dark brown hair and this powder left my hair looking grey if there was any left in there, so it took a good five minutes of rubbing to ensure that all traces had disappeared. Not quite the 'quick fix' I was hoping for!
One thing that I did like about applying the spray was the smell. The spray smelt really fresh and feminine and this did seem to last on my hair too.
Once I had completed the application process and ensured that any remnants of the powder had been removed, my roots did look less oily. The powder had definitely absorbed any excess grease and I would be confident enough to leave the house having applied this. However, in removing the oil, it had left my hair quite fluffy and flyaway. When I brushed my hair after applying, it seemed really static and didn't look particularly smooth. It still looked pretty lacklustre and, whilst removing excess oil from the roots, it didn't feel any fresher and I still felt I needed to wash my hair.
OV ERALL OPINION
This dry shampoo really is just a quick fix if you are desperate, it is no substitute for giving your hair a thorough wash and condition. I didn't like how this product left my hair feeling, and I didn't feel that my hair was clean despite the removal of excess oil from the roots. I think there is definitely a place in the market for the product - for example to take to festivals etc - but it's not something I would use to prolong time between blow dries. I would rather wash and style my hair as this product just doesn't leave my hair feeling fresh and clean. Saying that, it definitely removes greasy roots (after pretty vigorous rubbing away of the powder!) so it does what it says it will.
This is another addition to The Pink Poker Straight collection from Lee Stafford as I have said in my previous reviews I like Lee Stafford products and don't mind paying that bit extra for them. Lee Stafford has twenty years experience in the hairdressing industry and so knows his stuff when it comes to hair products. Lee Stafford products are exclusively sold in Boots and this dry shampoo cost me £4.99 for a 150ml bottle.
I use dry shampoo sometimes on my 'inbetween days' I wash my hair every other day and it sometimes needs a boost in between thats where this comes in. So on those days where I need a 'little help' I reach for the dry shampoo. You have to spray this directly onto your hair I focus on the roots and lift my hair up to spray my hairline where it looks most greasy. Once you have sprayed on you rub the powder in with your fingers and then style the results should be none greasy looking hair but heres what happens ...........
Although my hair smells nice, the spray has that trademark Lee Stafford spray which I can only describe as fruity hair spray my hair feels more greasy than ever although it does look abit bette,r for a while I continued using this thinking perhaps thats just how dry shampoo is having not used them before, this was up until I discovered the bastiste range and found that dry shampoo can make your hair feel clean. So I am sad to say this is one Lee Stafford Product I shall not be repurchasing.
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A couple of weeks ago I reviewed Tigi Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo and I was not very impressed with it. I gave it 2 stars, it was £10.50 and it didn't really do what a dry shampoo should do; that is to keep your hair feeling fine (less greasy) for another day to prevent washing your hair again.
However the other day I was with a friend in Boots. We were buying bits and pieces for an upcoming holiday we have got planned. I had a £2.00 off haircare voucher for Boots so I was browsing the hair care products. I then saw this Lee Stafford Poker Straight Dry Shampoo. It is in a bright pink can which really stood out and I picked it up and I had a read of it. My friend then pointed out that she had some Lee Stafford products that she was really impressed with. So I thought well I'll buy it with my £2.00 voucher and keep it in the cupboard until I have used up my old Tigi one.
This made the dry shampoo £2.99 with the voucher off. So it normally retails at £4.99 for 150ml. You can also buy it in a travel size of 50ml for £1.95.
The Tigi Rockaholic dry shampoo like I said earlier was £10.50 for 300ml whereas this one was £4.99 for 150ml. So I was thinking it was cheaper but actually you get half the amount in the Lee Stafford can for half the price. So they actually work out to be around the same price per ml.
***Smell of the dry shampoo***
However the next day I saw it on my dressing table next to the Tigi one and I couldn't wait to try it out and compare it. I was thoroughly impressed with it! The one thing I liked about the Tigi dry shampoo was the tropical smell of it. However comparing the Lee Stafford one on smell I was pleasantly surprised, this also smelt quite nice. So far so good I thought.
Like all dry shampoos you have to hold it several centimetres away from the hair before spraying it and they usually give a bit of a white mist on your hair (similar to talc in powder) so you have to rub them into your hair quite well. The instructions on this spray actually told me this but I actually found that it didn't really leave any white marks compared to the Tigi one probably because I needed to use less for it to do the job.
***Did it leave my hair less greasy?***
Yes it certainly did! I was so pleased with it! The front of the spray can states "for oily roots, get more days from your blow-dry between washes. It's clean hair again baby!" And I completely agree with this statement! My hair was clean again!
***How my hair felt later on in the day***
Once again my hair felt so much better than the Tigi one did by such a point in the day.
So as I am sure you have found throughout my review I much prefer Lee Stafford's Poker Straight Dry Shampoo. And if you look out for the £2.00 off vouchers which they do at certain times in the year you can stock up on it so it is really cheap. Plus you get Boots points 16 points for this particular purchase.
So 5 out of 5 stars from me! I am so glad I have finally found a product that controls my oily hair and allows me to save time on my occasional busy days to not have to wash it.
No more oily roots for me!
I have the 50ml travel version of this dry shampoo. It was part of the pack that my friends bought me for travelling.
This dry shampoo has been a lifesaver, now I am working a lot and in the heat my hair gets greasy very quickly. I dont want to wash my hair everyday, so I use this when my hair doesnt look great.
Its really easy to use, you just shake the can, spray on the area you want clean, then rub it in vigarously until the spray cleans your hair. It works as my hair then looks nearly as good as new, although I dont use it on my whole head, just the roots on my parting.
This dry shampoo comes in a small bright pink can , you can get bigger sizes of can though. I love Lee Stafford products, they dont suit all hair types, but I have blonde hair and this product doesnt show up grey in my hair as I have read in other reviews of the dry shampoo. Perhaps try a different brand if you have darker hair.
I can recommend this if you are travelling and need a small hair pickup that isnt heavy and doesnt take up much room in your wash bag.