No matter what time of the year it is, our hair seems to suffer. Whether we're braving the elements or being harassed by humidity, our hair hates it.. not to mention all the shampooing, brushing and heated hair tools which dry hair and split the ends. Although nothing truly beats a good trim to really rid hair of nasties, there are thankfully a few products on the market that help hair stay healthier for longer!
Lee Stafford's range is exclusive to Boots; like many of the brands they stock, the prices are mid-range. The Hair Growth Treatment is £7.99 a tub. Now, these tubs do last around quite a while if you're using it a couple of times a week and you don't have masses of hair! However, I refuse to purchase unless it's on the '3 for £12 on all Lee Stafford' offer which runs a few times throughout the year. Last time I bought six, yes six tubs - saving £23.94 I may add ;).
|See, I'm not lying! I know this was August 2011, but I'm still working my way through the tubs...|
As you can see from the tub, this product doesn't make those ridiculous claim to speed up hair growth whilst repairing your split ends (because as anyone who knows about hair knows that these things aren't possible..); The Hair Growth Treatment replenishes the lost nutrients in both hair and follicles. Whilst this creates a healthy environment for hair to grow without breakage, it also means hair is soft, manageable and generally feels very lovely. It also smells of Lee Stafford's signature scent - love it or hate it, you can't miss it! This treatment also has been one of the main reasons my hair is finally starting to grow (woohoo!)
My next 'holy grail' product is the Intensive Repair shampoo and conditioner by Dove. I'm less sure about the 'repairing' features of this duo, since it seems like an easier way to describe a nutritious hair moisturiser - not to mention that hair is technically dead, so you can't repair it... I use these a couple of times a week too, and the pair seem to bring a bit of vitality back to my locks. I find my hair likes to switch up hair products anyway, but it also ensures that build up doesn't occur. I do find the shampoo is a bit difficult to lather up - maybe it's a little more clarifying than other shampoos? But it does the job and helps to keep split ends at bay (I haven't had my hair cut since November, and I'm still managing to avoid split ends!) Despite the fact there are many higher end shampoo and conditioners on the market, I just can't justify spending excessive amounts when Dove's Intensive Repair does such a good job! The Intensive Repair duo are on offer at Boots at the moment, with both bottles costing £4; however, I purchased mine from Wilkinsons for around £1.50 per bottle.. Always hunting for a bargain, you see!