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      13.06.2013 20:47
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      Great product which actually works

      Leading up to Christmas, I spotted a Lee Stafford gift set in Boots that I liked the look of and I thought to myself, if Santa does get me this (my sister works at Boots so we normally get a lot of presents from there), then I will treat myself to it in the sales. Luckily enough for me, my sister knows that I like trying new products aimed at giving gorgeous straight hair and she brought it for me.

      Although I cannot remember how much the set cost, to purchase this alone would be £5.99 for a 200ml bottle. I have seen this available from Boots, Amazon and EBay, prices don't vary too much however Boots quite frequently have offers such as 3 for 2, buy one get one half price or even 2 for £9 so I would always recommend stocking up when the offers come along.

      The main reason why I was first attracted to the product was the colour of the bottle; it is vibrant pink colour and really stands out on the shelf. The bottle is slightly see through which is always handy as I have a good indication of how much is left. The pump is brilliant and dispenses an even fine mist when spraying. The spray doesn't 'clump' or make my hair go l like straw and I can easily get the brush through after spraying.

      The product is meant to be used in two stages, once upon towel dried hair and then again, once the hair has been dried and just before I straighten your hair. I didn't start using this product straight away as I still had some of my other brand left but I have been using now for around 3 months and still have about half the bottle left so although the RRP is a little steep, it lasts me quite a long time.

      The first time I used this, I was amazed at how much my hair shined from using, I had washed my hair with the same shampoo I had been using for weeks and not done anything different in my styling routine yet my hair had a fantastic shine to it. My hair also felt amazing to touch; wonderfully soft, that feel that it normally gets when I have been to the salon. Lee Stafford boast that it will make my hair straighter, I wouldn't say it looked straighter than any other time that I used it but it did seem to straighten a lot quicker and I didn't need to go over the same section of hair as many times as normal.

      I do think the product is great at keeping my hair straight by locking out moisture, I took my daughter to school this morning, with perfectly straight hair but by the time I got halfway there, it started to rain, not heavily, but that really fine rain. I had no umbrella and started to chunter to myself that my hair would end up like a ball of fuzz by the time I got home, however although my hair had gone 'a bit bigger' and wavier, it was still quite sleek and shiny and hadn't frizzed at all.

      I must say that the spray has a wonderful aroma, quite sweet yet not too sickly or overpowering that it may interfere with my perfume. My other half has even commented on how nice my hair smells and he never normally notices anything!

      Although people always comment on how lovely curly hair is, I actually hate mine, so spend a lot of time straightening it and always use a heat defense spray to try and protect my hair as much as possible. I must say, that since using this, my hair does look in better condition, although I still have the odd split end, no where near as much as normally would from using my regular products.

      Overall, I would recommend and despite the slightly expensive price tag; I would still give this 5 out of 5 stars.

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        20.04.2013 15:26
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        Not the best product in the world

        ~Poker Straight ~ Not really!~
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        I managed to pick up a bottle of Lee Staffords Poker Straight hair care product in a well known store when I saw it reduced to just £2. I bought a number of hair care products from the Lee Stafford range at the same time to try out as I felt that even if they didn't suit my hair they were worth worth try at that price. I feel that the bright and breezy product presentation used for Poker Straight is modern and youthful, with the bright pink used on the product bottle standing out well if placed amongst other similar products. Although I wasn't expecting all that much from Poker Straight, as I have used other Lee Stafford products and found them to give mixed results when used on my hair, I bought the product with an open mind as I feel you never know if something will or won't work for you, unless you try it.


        ~Using the product~
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        The idea of Poker Straight is that it can help to reduce frizz and make it easier to get that sharp and sleek poker straight look that hair straighteners give but can't maintain throughout the course of the day. I used to find that very often I would have used my hair straighteners and styled my hair in a way I liked, only to have everything ruined by the british weather! I hoped that using Poker Straight would help to ease this situation, although sadly I found that this product didn't help as much as I hoped it would. I was looking forwards to having sleek and super smooth, glossy looking hair after having used Poker Straight but found that results were not as good as I hoped they would be.

        Having now used the product a number of times I feel results are fair but nothing special as I still had issues with my hair remaining frizz free and super straight even after having used the spray, no matter how much or how little Poker Straight I applied to my hair. The main issue I found I had after using Poker Straight was that it didn't keep my hair very smooth or straight once my hair was at the mercy of the elements. I still had issues with frizz and I also found that the spray left my hair feeling coated and a little unclean after having used it, which I didn't like at all. I feel that Poker Straight was unable to deliver what it promised in this case which is a shame. I also found that the product left a very unattractive residue on my hair straighteners and hairbrush after use which was quite hard to remove without damaging the styling plates of my straighteners.

        I found that when I used the Poker Straight the spray applicator worked well as it delivered a good amount of product without any wastage. The simple pump action applicator is very easy to work with in my opinion and the product bottle is not overly large and feels easy to handle. This simple product is meant to be able to prevent heat damage as well as contain and control frizz although I found it rather lacking in that aspect. Poker Straight contains green tea which is there to remove/ prevent free radicals after styling, which sounds interesting but really didn't add any thing special to the results I had when using the product in my opinion.


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        I really tried to work with this hair care product to get good results but always felt that it gave me lack a lustre finish which is a shame. I didn't like the way that Poker Straight left a nasty coating on my hair, as well as on my hair brush and hair straighteners. I don't feel that this product suits my hair at all and am now using other products which work better for me. I feel Poker Straight it is not something I would buy again. My rating for this product is just 2 stars which I feel reflects its performance.

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          15.03.2013 09:02
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          A brilliant hair product and has converted a very sceptical me!

          I bought this product as part of a gift set that was on sale in boots at a bargain price of £7 for a 200ml bottle of the flat iron shine protection mist and two other 200ml bottles from the same range. I ran to check how much it was to buy each item separately and this product retails for £5.99 a 200ml bottle normally and the other items in the gift set where similarly priced. As far as I know, there is only Boots that stocks Lee Stafford products, that's the only place I've ever seen them anyway.

          The main reason I bought the set was for this flat iron shine protection mist because my poor hair has had a battering over the years and every time I go to the hairdressers, I get little comments about how dry my hair is, even though I do try to use the correct shampoo and condition it often too! I felt like it was finally time to see what all the fuss was about as regards to hair protection.

          I'll be honest, I'm not one for spraying, spritzing an filling my hair full of gels and other products because I tend to get greasy hair quite quickly and they always seem to make it go greasier even quicker. That, and I have a bad memory and always forget to use it. I'd always heard from the hairdressers and magazines that it was so important to protect your hair from the heat that it's subjected to but I'd always laughed it off and thought it was a bit of a money maker for the hair industry. My hair is a bit problematic - it's really thick and long, takes forever to dry and is hard to straighten so takes ages with my trusty GHDs.

          This product however has completely changed my opinion and my routine - I now use it every time my hair's been washed when the hairdryer and the straightening irons are making an appearance.

          The mist comes in a gorgeous coloured neon pink bottle but is clear so it's easy to see where it's up to and know when it's time to replace. It looks modern and as though it would sit looking good in a posh hair salon.

          The Routine
          I wash my hair as normal - I've not found that you need to use any specific type of shampoo, I just use one from the l'oreal range. There is a shampoo in the Lee Stafford range (I've tried a mini travel version of this but didn't think it made a difference really when using the heat protection, both took to the protection spray just as well as each other). I towel dry my hair once washed so it's damp, then section it and spray, kind of guessing the 'half an arms length' distance that you're supposed to leave. The spray bottle makes it very easy to apply. Sometimes I don't section it very much and end up spraying a bit more on the top part but I suppose this is the bit that I use the hair dryer and the straighteners on more and sometimes between washes I'll use the straighteners on the top of my hair for a quick minute to make it look half decent after sleep. Then, I blow dry my hair and straighten it in the normal way. It doesn't make much of a difference to how your hair feels, it doesn't feel sticky when sprayed on and I never really notice that it's even been applied.

          The Result
          Firstly you don't see too much difference when you look in the mirror - although I will say that I've found that my hair straightens a bit better now and is more 'poker straight' (although not to the stage that you'd find it hard to distinguish between my hair and a ruler!) It's the feel that I think it makes such a difference to. It has made my hair feel so much softer to touch and the best thing is (and what I always worry about when using hair products) is that I've not had to wash my hair more often because of it going greasier quicker and can stick to my 'every other day' routine. I would even say that my hair looks a bit shinier too, especially on day one.

          The Smell
          It has an almost musky smell to it and I think it smells a lot like other hair products really - I find it has a really nice smell that doesn't irritate my nose and reminds me of other premium hair products I've used previously. It doesn't smell cheap to me!

          I really recommend this product - it was very difficult to convert me to any styling products but it's done just that. Even though mine was part of a set, I will definitely be going back to Boots when I need to so that I can replace it before mine runs out.

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            30.12.2012 17:12
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            an ok hair protection spray

            I recently bought the mini travel size version of this, I have been on the lookout for a decent heat defense spray, but didnt want to pay for a big bottle incase it was no good so opted for the travel size, which set me back around £2.

            It comes in a bright pink and eye catching bottle like all Lee Stafford products do. The bottle is transparant so you can see how much of the spray you have left, and it has a push down nozzle on the top to spray it over your hair.

            The directions tell you to spray it at arms length onto your hair before blowdrying, and then again before using straightening irons. When I used it I sprayed it on my hair before blowdrying but not before straightening, as I only tend to straighten the ends of my hair and I thought it might make my hair feel sticky or greasy if I sprayed it straight onto my already dry hair. It seemed to do an OK job of protecting my hair, there was no steam or burnt hair smell after drying my hair, and it felt nice and soft afterwards. My hair didnt feel greasy or as though I had put anything on it which is good.

            My only problem with this one is the smell. Normally Lee Stafford hair products smell so nice and that is one of the most appealing thing about them as they leave your hair smelling lovely and fresh all day. All I can say about this one is that it smells HORRIBLE. I dont really know how to describe it but its sort of industrial, chemical, bitter sort of smell - I didnt like it one bit.

            Overall I dont really know whether to recommend it or not, the smell of this one puts me off using it on my hair again, but it did seem to do a good job of protecting my hair from the heat of the hairdryer. I would suggest going for the other protection spray from Lee Stafford that comes in the white bottle, as this one seems to be better in every way - saying that it is about £3 more expensive.

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            14.12.2012 11:53
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            Poker Straight? - greasy and coated in product more like!

            I always use a heat protection spray on my hair before using my ghd straighteners or my curling tongs, and I do think that using this makes a big difference to the look and condition of my hair after straightening or curling it. I do normally buy a ghd branded heat protection spray, and I'm currently using the ghd Heat Protect Spray. This comes in a 120ml bottle which unfortunately is over the liquids size for hand luggage with airlines, I travel a lot both for work and for pleasure and so I needed something smaller to travel with. I decided to buy a travel size bottle of this Lee Stafford Poker Straight Flat Iron Protection Mist from Boots, to use whilst travelling, and then once it was finished I could just decant some of my ghd Heat Protect Spray into it and continue to use the bottle.

            The full size of this Poker Straight Mist is a 200ml bottle and it costs £5.99, the little travel size that I bought was a 50ml bottle and it was £2.19.

            This heat protection spray supposedly helps you win the battle against frizz, protects and cares for hair, but most importantly leaves hair Poker Straight. To use this you are supposed to spray from arms length onto towel dry hair and blow dry, and then on each section of dry hair before you use your irons, spray again lightly from half an arms length, then iron.

            I've only used this just on dry hair as I don't own a hairdryer! I always let my hair dry naturally and then straighten it or curl it if necessary. I've got slightly longer than shoulder length hair, and I typically used about 8 sprays of this per application, I would spritz this all over my hair from the roots to the ends, and then I would comb it through to ensure that it was all evenly distributed throughout my hair, and then I would straighten or curl my hair depending on my mood. I found this to be quite a heavy and greasy spray, and it seemed to leave my hair quite lank and greasy looking. My hair also felt slightly greasy, and felt like it was 'coated' in products. I did try using less of the product, to try to cut down on the greasy and 'coated in product' feeling, but I found that it didn't work quite as well as I wouldn't have spritzed it all over.

            It did do a fairly good job of taming any frizziness and split ends that I can get if I use my ghd's without a heat protection spray, but I suspect that's just because it weighed my hair down so much! I don't wash my hair every day, maybe three times a week, however after using this on my hair I felt that I needed to wash my hair again, even if I'd only washed it that morning.

            Another negative for this is it's really strong chemically fragrance, I did sniff the bottle instore before I bought it, but I though that it might not be as bad actually on my hair as I would only be using a small amount and spraying it all over. However the fragrance is just as strong on my hair, and it lasts for absolutely ages, which is a really bad thing! It basically even overpowers my shampoo, conditioner and other styling products that I may have used.

            I personally wouldn't buy or use this again, in fact I didn't even finish my small 50ml bottle, I poured most of it down the sink and then rinsed the bottle out and refilled it with my ghd Heat Protect Spray. Although I didn't end up using the Poker Straight Mist, I have ended up with a really handy little 50ml bottle to take my heat protection spray as carry on luggage. I suppose that I could have just bought a clear travel spray pump bottle from Boots to do the same thing, but I find that because I decant a lot of toiletries for travelling I can sometimes end up using or taking the wrong thing if they all look alike, and this way I have the bright pink bottle and so I instantly know that this is my heat protection spray and not anything else.

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              26.09.2012 14:59
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              It's great and smells as good as perfume

              Lee Stafford Poker Straight Flat Iron Protection Mist 200ml ~
              currently £5.99 at Boots and in the three for two mix and match

              The Lee Stafford range comes in wonderful distinctive bright pink bottle with white writing on the bottles. The bottle label holds details of all ingredients.

              How to use ~
              The instructions tell you to spray onto towel dry hair, blow dry, and then use on each section of hair before using your straightening irons. (I would add don't spray it to close to your roots as it can cause steam which can be very painful). I have to admit that I generally use the product only when straightening my hair, as the straightening will often only be performed time, and weather permitting. I don't feel the product makes it easier to straighten but it does help protect against damage that will occur over time.

              I have always found the spray to be great, it has the wonderful scent of all Lee Stafford products (kind of sweet and good enough to eat - maybe a little like candy floss or sherbet). It helps to eliminate any little wispy little bits of frizz that may occur. The spray seems to act to stop as much damage being done by the intense heat of the straighteners, and stops your hair from drying out. This is apparently aided by the fact the spray contains green tea an anti oxidant that will eliminate free radicals (I don't know about the free radicals but it does leave your hair soft).

              The product has not been tested on animals, and is really effective. I personally highly recommend this product, as it lasts for ages (I don't straighten my hair every day though so this would depend on how often you used it). It leave your hair wonderful and soft, frizz free, poker straight and it washes out easily all while leaving your hair smelling beautiful.

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              29.08.2012 00:37
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              The best heat protection spray I have found so far!

              I have very thick, frizz prone hair and trying to manage it every day is a bit of a nightmare. From time to time I do use some of the Lee Stafford products from the poker straight range and one that I purchased recently was the flat iron protection shine mist. My purchase was mainly made due to me buying some new straighteners which reach higher temperatures than my previous ones and wanting to make sure my hair was protected from the heat to help it to stay in good condition and to hopefully banish some of the frizz and gain a little shine.

              ~~~~~The Packaging~~~~~
              The flat iron mist comes in a bright pink transparent plastic bottle with a pump action spray dispenser. I do love the signature pink coloured packaging of the Lee Stafford range of products as they look great in my bathroom. On the front of the bottle is the Lee Stafford name and dog logo and on the back you can find more detailed information including ingredients listings, cautions and tips on how to use the product. To use the spray you simply pull off the pink plastic cap covering the pump action dispenser and press down to spray the product in a fine mist over your hair.

              ~~~~~The Price~~~~~
              The mist comes in two sizes and is currently priced in my local Boots store as follows:
              - Travel size 50ml - £2.15
              - 200ml bottle - £5.99
              This is not the cheapest heat protection spray that you can buy but a little really does go along way so even a travel sized bottle can last me around 3 weeks when using every other day.

              ~~~~~What it claims to do / How to use~~~~~
              The protection mist claims to 'help protect the hair from environmental and heat damage reducing free radical formation caused by UV and heat styling'. I use this spray exactly as it recommends by spraying a small amount on my towel dry hair before blow drying and then spraying a section of my hair at a time before straightening.

              ~~~~~My Opinion~~~~~
              This in my opinion is one of the best heat protection sprays I have used. Firstly it smells gorgeous, more like a sweet vanilla perfume than a hair product and secondly it makes a huge difference to the look and feel of my hair. Even after using a small amount of this protection mist before blow drying my hair has less frizz, is softer, smoother and much straighter. This also means that my hair takes less straightening than it does if I do not use the mist before blow drying. After I have completed the full process of using this spray before drying and straightening my hair looks so much healthier and has a lovely shine to it.
              This is not the cheapest heat protection spray around but as stated previously a little goes a long way and the results are just fantastic. My hair looks so much better when I use it and teamed up with other products in the Lee Stafford poker straight range allows me to gain results closer to looking like I have just walked out of the hairdressers than any have ever done before. My hair also holds its style much better and frizz stays away throughout the day after use even if it is a damp day. This is certainly a product that I would highly recommend and one that I will definitely continue to purchase!

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                08.01.2012 10:35
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                An amazing heat protectant

                Today I am reviewing the Lee Stafford, Flat Iron Protection mist. I got this product from boots after christmas in the sale with three other lee stafford products. I had used a mini of this before after being recommended it by a friend, and I already loved it so I bought the full size with two other products on sale for £7.50, but I bought it with boots points so I got a very good deal !

                It is packaged in a hot pink plastic bottle which holds 200ml, and costs £5.89, the mini is 50ml. It has a spray which is easy to use and doesn't get stuck. The bottle looks really pretty and stylish if it is left on your vanity or dressing table which is always a bonus.

                To use this I just spray it in a few sprays around my head, brush it through and then straighten my hair. When I do use this my hair generally stays straight for longer than if I don't, plus this makes my hair smell amazing ! The smell is absolutely gorgeous, It's a bit floral and it's quite a strong smell but it's not that strong in your hair, it's just right !! The smell stays in my hair all day too !

                I use this spray everyday on my hair and my hair looks so much healthier. My hair doesn't dry out, the way it used too when I didn't use any heat protectant and it's not greasy the way it used to be when I used other heat protectants. It's a great product and it's not that expensive either ! I would really recommend this product !

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                07.11.2011 22:16
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                Recommend to all

                I straighten my hair almost every day, although I have naturally straight hair, the straighteners give it extra shine and a finish which gives my hair a nicer feel and look. I tell myself that I should use a heat protection spray but I do not always remember to, although I do try! I have used many heat protectors but this is the one I always come back to. This spray is really light and does not leave my hair feeling heavy or like it needs to be washed again. Lee Stafford has a large range of products and there are others in the range to use with the heat protector but there is no need if you just want to use the protector alone as I generally do.

                Packaging
                Lee Stafford Heat Protection comes in a 200ml plastic spray bottle, the bottle looks really stylish and is a bottle which can be left on the dressing table and looks really good. There is a label on the bottle giving brief detail on the product and instructions for use. Overall I really like the design of the bottle.

                To use
                Lee Stafford Heat Protection can be used on wet or dry hair, so for me this is before drying and straightening. Before drying I spray it all over my hair and before straightening I use it on each section of hair. It is such a simple product to use and I do not think you can really go wrong with it.

                Availability
                - Boots 200ml - £5.89. Often on 3 for 2 so worth looking out for offers to stock up on or to try other products.

                My Opinion
                I can not say that I use this spray everyday in the way I should but when I do it is a complete pleasure to use. If I am to stop using this spray I do not notice a difference in my hair but in general my hair is in good condition and I will not stop using this spray. A bad hair really does start my day in a bad way, this spray starts my hair styling off in a positive way!

                I would recommend this to everyone who uses heat on their hair and wants a straight style

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                  24.10.2011 08:03
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                  In the sales after Christmas last year I used my boots advantage card points to treat myself to a few things and one of the things that I purchased was a Lee Stafford poker straight gift set. In there one of the items was the flat iron protection shine mist.

                  I have to say that I am not really aware of who Lee Stafford other than that he is a celebrity hairdresser and so it was the packaging of this product that caught my eye because it is hot pink with white writing which looks some what jumbled but funky as it is in different sizes. The flat iron protection shine mist comes in a 200ml bottle which you can see the product through which I always think is a nice feature so you can see how much you have left. The bottle has a pump spray to use the product which is covered by a pink cap.

                  The purpose of the spray is that it apparently will help give your hair some protection against heat generated from hair straighteners and dryers. The product contains green tea which apparently is an anti oxidant and helps protect the hair from environmental and heat damage.

                  It is advised that you spray this on to towel dried hair and then blow dry which is what I did the first time that I used it and I found that my hair was incredibly difficult to dry and felt quite greasy afterwards which isn't something I want when I have just spent time washing my hair! It is also suggested that you can you spray this on to your hair before you straighten it too and so I now tend to do it like that whenever I use the spray. Using the product sparingly like this doesn't make my hair feel heavy or greasy but I do wonder how much protection my hair is getting from using it so sparingly.

                  What I do like about this spray is the smell of it because it has quite a sweet scent which is almost perfume like. The scent is pretty strong initially but it does settle down on the hair and just makes your hair have a light scent to it for a little while.

                  I have had this flat iron protection shine mist for heading up to twelve months and still have almost a full bottle because I just don't use it very often at all and when I do I use it sparingly. You can use the product for thirty six months after opening though which I think is a good thing or I can see there would be a lot of waste. I won't purchase this product again purely because it didn't make my hair feel any more protected and it didn't really make it shine any more than normal either. Should you be interested in purchasing it though you can buy it for £5.89 from boots.

                  Thank you for reading my review!

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                    22.07.2011 14:36

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                    One of my Holy grails

                    Price: Boots 5.89
                    The first thing i done when i picked this up was smell it. Might be strange, but to like a product, I feel I have to like the smell of it too. This smells nice, it does remind me of a scent but I cant place it. I spray this this all over my hair after ive washed and conditioned it. I then blowdry and take sections of my hair and spray this again, then straighten my hair.
                    My original hair (before straightening) is curly and prone to puffing in heat, its not afro but my dad has afro hair so my hair isn't the easiest hair to deal with. However this product makes my hair smooth, shiny and straighter than without use, smells good and im glad I found this product!

                    Holy Grail product? Yes, I think so, if you haven't tried this already then please do!

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                    09.06.2011 13:06
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                    Get some protection ladies

                    Lee Stafford is an award winning celebrity hairdresser who has his own line of products that can be bought in Boots. All of his products come in bright pink packaging and are not tested on animals.

                    Blow-drying, curling or straightening can cause a lot of damage to hair. That is why it is really important to use a heat protection spray before doing any of those things.

                    As well as protecting your hair against heat, this product contains green tea, which is an antioxidant that will help to eliminate free radicals formed from UV and heat styling. It also promises to leave your hair shiny and straight.

                    Before using a hair dryer you spray this on to towel dry hair. Then once your hair is dry, you spay on each section of hair before you straighten or curl. You should spray quite sparingly from half an arm's length away.

                    I can't comment on whether this keeps my hair straight, as i can't really tell the difference between this and other sprays i have used but i didn't buy it for that. What i have noticed is that it doesn't feel heavy weighing down my hair or make my hair greasy, which many sprays i have used do. Instead it leaves my hair feeling soft and shiny.

                    It also has a really lovely sweet smell which leaves your hair smelling gorgeous.

                    Although the bottle is pink, it is see through so you can see how much spray you have left.

                    It costs £5.80 for a 200ml bottle. You can get a 100ml bottle for £2.95. I have used both sizes and both last ages.

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                    06.03.2011 10:01
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                    Light protective mist that leaves the hair silky and straight

                    Lee Stafford Poker straight, is a light, sweet smelling spray mist to be used in conjunction with flat irons, to protect hair from the dry damaging effects that straighteners cause.

                    Currently priced at £5.81 for a 200ml bottle, or for a travel bag, or straightening on the go, can be purchased in 50ml bottles for £2.09 (from Boots)

                    I was actually recommended this particular product in Boots, by the sales assistant that was helping me pick my straighteners. She mentioned that she used the product herself, and with the mop of shiny, sleek locks she had, I was more then willing to give it a go. I had seen from friends who had neglected their hair protection spray, the terrible consequences of using straighteners. Brittle, course hair, unsightly white tips and split ends, the list goes on!

                    Once home, after washing and towel drying my hair, i spritzed the mist all over from about half an arms distance, ensuring not to go too heavy on the roots. I tousled my hair with my fingers, to spread the spray throughout. The spray didn't feel too heavy, and the smell was lovely. The product is infused with Green Tea and antioxidants which not only make for a lovely scent but ensure your hair is kept moisturised.

                    After Id finished straightening, using small sections of hair at a time, my hair was beautifully straight but still felt luxuriously smooth and silky. The effects lasted all day, and on the rare occassion that I haven't used the spray I've definately noticed the difference to the quality of my hair.

                    One slight drawback to the spray is the flyaway effect that I sometimes find it gives if I use a little too much, however it usually only occurs straight after straighting and this usually settles down as the day progresses.

                    A final positive is the fact that Lee Stafford Poker Straight is NOT tested on animals, which I feel is an important factor in choosing hair and beauty products!

                    Overall, a quality product at a reasonable price that leaves the hair silky and soft.

                    Happy Straightening!!

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                      27.02.2011 22:12

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                      A good heat protection spray

                      I bought this as part of a 3 for 2 offer in Boots using my advantage card points. I have tried a few Lee Stafford products and I have mixed reviews. I bought this to protect my hair as I straighten it a lot and I often get split ends as a result of this. The product comes in a bright pink see through container which has 200ml of the spray inside and costs £5.81.

                      Lee Stafford say that this product will fight frizz, protect and care for the hair as well as leaving it poker straight. It contains green tea, an antioxidant that will help to eliminate free radials formed from UV and heat styling. A holding agent fixes the style poker straight and panthenol provides long-lasting moisture.

                      This product is simple to use. You spray it onto towel dried hair firstly before blow drying and then you spray it on each section of hair before using your straightening irons.

                      I found that this left my hair soft and very straight it also helped my style to hold for the whole day. It does have a high alcohol content though so if you use too much it can make your hair really dry as well as leaving a horrible brown residue on your straightening irons. My hair had lots of movement and didn't feel weighted down in anyway. It also smells quite plesant I would say it has a sweet smell which is nice. The bottle lasted me a good five months too, so yoou get a lot of use out of it.

                      I would give this 5 out of 5 it is a really good spray, I normally use Bed Head and this is a lot cheaper and gives the same results a great buy.

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                      06.12.2010 17:38
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                      Not one I'd repurchase

                      I'm completely addicted to nice packaging and was instantly drawn to the bright pink packaging of the Lee Stafford range. Couple this with a three for two offer and I ended up taking home three products from the range; one of which was the Poker Straight Flat Iron Protection Shine Mist.

                      The 200ml bottle is bright pink in colour and has contrasting white text to the front and back. Quite specific instructions for use are given along with the normal blurb about Lee Stafford and his salons. The barcode is also made a feature of which I like.

                      Following the instructions I spritzed my dry hair with the product as a precursor to using the straighteners I always use. After straightening I was very upset to find that the very ends of my hair were a bit frazzled for want of a better word. Not totally burnt but definitely not healthy which i was, understandable I think, not happy about. I'd been using the same straighteners as I always use and the heat protection product I normally use sees my hair healthy and shiny.

                      The spray has the distinctive Lee Stafford fragrance to it which can be quite strong if you use other products from the range at the same time. It's a nice girly scent though and many people have commented on it when I've used other products in the same range. The fragrance probably means this isn't one for the guys however. At 200ml I imagine the spray would last a fair while but after my initial bad experience I'm loathed to experiment with it again to find out!

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                  • Product Details

                    Flat Iron Protection Shine Mist / With green tea extract heat protective agent for peace of mind when using hot straightening irons /