After putting my hair through hell the past few years I decided to give it a break. Dying it black at 16 then leading up to now I have been all shades of brown, and going bleach blonde in summer of 2010 you could imagine how dry and brittle my hair was.
For this reason my hair as been short for the past few years. When I was 16 I cut my hip length hair very short and dyed it black, I had a emo/scene hair style, which I liked at the time but looking back now I'm now thinking, Lauren..emo? WHY, seriously!
I haven't dyed my hair for over a year now, which is a big deal for me, I hate having roots and get bored easily. Luckily last year was the year ombre-ing was big, and It looked like I had ombre hair.
I have naturally mousey brown hair, and the tips were lighter,it looked OK. Now, my own hair colour is fully though and feeling much healthier!
This is turning into a hair history post. I forgives;) The point I am reaching is, I am now growing my hair, and for that reason I had to stop dying it, to get it back into a healthy state, I have been keeping up with regular trims as there very important in growing hair, and I am happy to report that my hair is growing! Now this leads up to the products that have been helping me...
I will talk about the Hair growth treatment first, as they are the first products I tried in the range.
I have gone through about 7 of these pots,there quite pricey but I stock up when theres offers on, on lee stafford products. I purchased 3 pots for £12 in boots in October 2011, and they last me quite a long time, but the question is do they work?
To a point yes they do work, but they will not magically grow your hair over night. You need to keep using them, it says to use them every wash until you see an improvement then use twice a week. That is what I did at first. What the growth treatment actually does is repair your hair, so it doesn't break, thefore helping it grow. Your hair cannot grow if you have broken/damaged ends.
When I heard that the shampoo and conditioner was out in the range I admit I got a little excited, as the growth treatment worked lovely on my hair. Leaving it soft, looking healthy helping my ends. So I quickly went to my local boots to pick them up. I have used them about 5 times in total, you only need a small amount of each as they are quite thick.
The first wash left my hair feeling ever so soft and manageable. I have quite thick wavy hair, so blow drying and straighting takes a while, but on the first wash it took less time. I don't know why that was because I haven't had the same experience since, I use the shampoo and conditioner once a week along with the growth treatment, as the shampoo and conditioner seems to leave my hair quite dry. I use my Lush hair care or Tigi products on the days I'm not using these.
I should of stuck to just using the growth treatment as its working for me. I don't know what else I expected with the shampoo and conditioner, faster growing? unlikely.. The most they could do is repair my hair faster, but as I said my hair is healthier now. I will stick to using the range once a week and who knows, I may have the hair length I desire by summer! I will get back to you of course.
The heat protection isn't from the growth range but I thought I would share it with you anyway as I am loving it. I spray a light mist all over my hair before blow drying and also before straightening, it doesn't drown my hair, so it doesn't take long to dry before you use your hot tongs. The smell is great and I cannot say one bad thing about it!
Have you tried this range? or thinking to do so?