I’ve used a few Lee Stafford products on and off for years now, but the company have recently created some new products for 2011: Two dry shampoos (mid-brown and dark-brown) and ArganOil from Morocco, all of which I was so excited about that I just had to try and review for you.
There are a number of dry shampoos for darker hair around at the moment which although I’ve found intriguing, I’ve been too attached to my Batiste to try. I was finally brave enough to jump on the dark dry shampoo band wagon and gave them a try. Not knowing whether the mid-brown or dark-brown would be more suited to me I decided to try both and decided I could give whichever wasn’t for me to a friend.
Turns out, the dark brown is really for dark hair. So this review is for the mid brown, however, I’m sure the same applies to the dark too.
I don’t need to explain what it does, because come on, you all know about dry shampoo. The difference is, where (if you’re used to batiste) you would usually have grey roots when you spray it on, its a brown spray which is immediately much more appealing as you don’t feel as if you are suddenly an elderly version of yourself. It is very easy to rub in similarly to batiste and has a lovely smell. I find that batiste is fine if you literally want to not do anything to your hair but leave it but if you want to re-style your hair and blow dry it etc then the Lee Stafford is definitely for you. Another plus point is the colour – if like me, you’re in need of a trip to the salon for a root touch up, then this is an instant wonder! Your colour is replenished and beautiful once more – so for me, this is a must have as even if I don’t use it for just greasy hair, I can use it when my roots look bad on those few days before I head to the salon. It is on sale in Boots for £5.49 which I think is very reasonable.
ArgonOil from Morocco
I must admit, when I read the name of this, I did wonder to myself ‘what on earth is ArgonOil?’. Especially as to be honest, I’ve never really understood the use of hair oil unless they’re those deep conditioning hot oils. I decided though, it was worth a try and boy was it!
The product says ‘Argan Oil is big news. This miracle ingredient has been used by the Berber women of Morocco as part of their beauty regimes for centuries, because of its huge number of benefits, including keeping their hair full of moisture in those dry desert conditions’.
As I said before, I’d never really understood the use of hair oils and so when aplying it to the damp mid-end lengths of my locks, I was admittedly a little sceptical. When drying my hair I didn’t know what to expect, if anything. My hair took a little longer to dry than usual (as would be expected when using products on damp hair) but when it finally did dry, I was amazed with the results. I always end up straightening my hair to get rid of the frizz becasue products never work – but with the ArgonOil, my hair was soft and silky, with a nice wave to it but NO FRIZZ! I can finally achieve the hippy chic waves I’ve wanted for so long without any styling! It is available from Boots and is priced at £11.99 which might be a bit higher than what you’d usually pay but it is so worth it. It will be included in my daily routine from now on.
Any of you tried ArgonOil before or anything similar?