Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Lee Stafford Argan Oil Hair Care Range...

                   (Picture courtesy of Lee Stafford Argan Oil Press Release)

In May, I was lucky enough to be sent some hair care products from the new Lee Stafford Argan Oil range. I felt extremely privileged as the products weren't available to buy until June 2011, so I got to try them a month earlier which was exciting! I have been using the products I was sent for approx two months now and I have been really looking forward to doing this Blog post for you all to tell you about these wonderful products.

I would like to start with the prices (which I know most people would leave till last when doing a review), I don't want to shock you with any prices at the end when you have read my review and I want to be able to explain within my review what I feel is the justification for the prices.

The products I was sent along with prices are as follows;

Lee Stafford Argan Oil Nourishing Shampoo 250ml £10.99-you can buy this here.
Lee Stafford Argan Oil Nourishing Conditioner 250ml £10.99-you can buy this here.
Lee Stafford Argan Oil Miracle Heat Defence Spray 200ml £12.99-you can buy this exclusively at Boots (I can't find it on the Boots website, but it should be in-store).
Lee Stafford Argan Oil Deep Nourishing Treatment 200ml £14.99-you can buy this here.

Now, I know you might be thinking that the price is slightly steep for each of the products, I suppose it depends on whether you are used to paying these kinds of prices for hair products. Personally, I am used to sticking with Herbal Essences or Aussie which you can get for about £3/£4. So when I first saw these prices, I did think myself that it was pretty expensive and that if I randomly went into Boots for example and saw these products, I would probably look but carry on past them simply because of the price. Hence why I was so excited about doing this Blog post because now I have used these products, I feel the quality of my hair after using them totally justifies the price and I will definitely be re-purchasing these products in the future when I run out.

So, I bet you are all wondering what is so good about these products. Well, let me get onto that but first let me just tell you that I know from the press release that Lee Stafford was involved every step of the way in creating this gorgeous range and he stated - ‘I tried and tested these products again and again until I was happy that the range did exactly what it says on the bottle, driving my team half mad in the process!’
The main ingredient that is used to create this range is Argan Oil and this is what it says on the back of the bottles/tubs to explain the oil and the inspiration behind it;

‘Argan Oil is a rich, nourishing oil, native to Morocco. It contains many of the ingredients associated with repairing hair and the creation of luxurious healthy hair. The Berber women of Morocco have used Argan Oil as part of their daily beauty regime for hundreds of years and consider it to have many benefits, including preventing moisture loss in their unforgiving desert surroundings. Now these ancient beauty secrets, proven for centuries, are spreading worldwide!’

So let me start explaining the products, starting with the Nourishing Shampoo. The first thing I noticed when using this shampoo is that it doesn't come running out of the bottle. The shampoo is of a thicker consistency to what I am used to with other shampoos, it feels more like a serum. It takes a little more time to rub in because of its thickness but believe me it is worth it and it doesn't weigh down your hair at all! I also noticed that when massaging into my scalp, my hair felt a lot thicker. This impressed me because it doesn't state to do this on the bottle, so it was a surprise, but a very good one because I have really fine hair and struggle to get thickness unless I have it cut short, so I absolutely love this feature of the shampoo.

On the tub it advises you (if you have it) to use the Deep Nourishing Treatment in between shampooing and conditioning, leaving in for five minutes before rinsing out. This is like an intensive treatment and is advised to be used every wash until the condition of your hair improves and then used once a week. I must say, although I feel like my hair has improved and feels much better, I do still use this every wash because it just makes my hair feel so silky, soft and luxurious-like I have had some miracle treatment at the hairdressers. It is really easy to glide through your hair, it feels just like the conditioner and both have a much lighter and thinner consistency to the shampoo. It doesn't leave your hair weighed down either, as some products can do when using special treatments. When I rinse this out, my hair feels so incredibly soft I feel like there is no need for a conditioner, but I do still use it to complete the process and who doesn't want even softer hair?!

The Nourishing Conditioner like I said has a much thinner consistency to the shampoo. Don't get me wrong it doesn't run out all over your hands and the bottom of the shower, but I use this comparison because the shampoo is a thick serum like shampoo, whereas most shampoos and conditioners have the same consistency. The conditioner, like the Deep Nourishing Treatment is easy to glide through the hair and leaves it feeling amazingly soft, silky and luxurious. If this is even possible it leaves the hair feeling even softer after using the Deep Nourishing Treatment, you have to see it to believe it or use it to believe it, but you can take my word for it. It is also lightweight so doesn't weigh the hair down.

When it comes to the Miracle Heat Defence Spray, I must admit I was a bit wary about using this. Simply because I am fussy about what I use on my hair out of the shower, worried that it will make my hair look greasy. So upon using it I was pleasantly surprised to find out that it was a lightweight mist, so didn't soak into my hair making it feel heavy and plain nasty! I also noticed it wasn't greasy-which was a major thumbs up for me as some products on the market can make your hair feel greasy even if it does protect from heat. I didn't want to ruin all that good work done by the other Lee Stafford products in the shower, but this just added to the luxuriousness of my hair! It left it feeling exactly as it would feel without any extra product after a shower, whilst still protecting my hair from any heat-which is major for me as I use lots of heat appliances!

Now obviously apart from the way my hair feels after using the products, the first time I used all these products I didn't know whether I would see much difference when it came to blow drying my hair and straightening it. The first major thing I noticed and I say major because normally I hate the way my hair looks after it has just been blow dried, hence why I have to straighten it. When drying my hair, with no effort at all it looked sleek. Now I say sleek because to be honest I could probably get away with not straightening it. I tend to just use clips and my hands to dry my hair quick (because I tend to have most of my showers just before I go to bed), so without any effort of brushes or anything like that my hair looked straight and sleek and not big, bushy, frizzy or out of control! I must say I was impressed about this and extremely happy with the fact that in the future I could totally get away with not using heat on my hair every day with a straightener-bonus! This would be if I had a shower during the day though and blow dried before going out, because if I blow dry at night before bed by the time I wake up my hair is everywhere anyway and I have to straighten it cause I look like I've been dragged through a hedge, but yeah if blow drying during the morning/day to go out, I could deffo get away with it!

All of the products smell divine and this light perfume smell lingers in your hair! Which is just fab considering they have so many benefits already (you can find some really good products that smell disgusting!). Also, considering the main ingredient in all of the products is the Argan Oil, most people would probably think that the products are oily and leave your hair feeling greasy after a while, but I promise and assure you that they don't! Lee Stafford and his creators have obviously incorporated this ingredient into the products well enough for it to not do that. Very clever!

The only thing I did notice is that because the products make my hair so soft and silky, when it came to styling my hair in an up-do it can take a couple of tries because of how soft the hair is. However, this didn't bother me as I don't mind it taking a while longer to style my hair in return for the quality of my hair after using these products.

So as you can see I highly rate these products and as I said before I will definitely be re-purchasing. I will probably have to buy the conditioner and the deep nourishing treatment sooner as I seem to be using these up quicker than the other two products I have. The shampoo lasts longer because it is thicker and I don't feel you need as much (it lathers up a lot when you keep adding water to your hair whilst massaging the shampoo in) and the miracle heat defence spray is lasting ages, so far I have used it every day for approx two months and only a quarter of the bottle has been used. This is using it before blow drying (spritzing all over) and whilst straightening (spritzing each section).

The range also has another product which is the Nourishing Miracle Oil, designed to add protection and shine. I haven’t tried this product myself but would use it either before drying or after drying to rub this through the ends/layer ends of my hair to seal in any split ends I might have and also add shine. I have no doubt whatsoever that this product would be just as good as the rest! This retails at £11.99-you can buy this here.

The range isn't targeted towards a specific hair type, so anyone can use it. However, I would say if you have damaged, dry, frizzy, out of control or in need of some TLC hair, then this is the perfect range for you! Give it a won't be disappointed. Your hair just feels light, swishy, soft, silky and luxurious! So you can see what I mean when I say I am no longer surprised at the price of these products-their quality definitely justifies their price!

Have you tried this range yet?

If you have any questions about any of the items please feel free to ask me :-).

Thanks so much for reading my post-please like and comment :-).

Much Love Gem XxOo

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Disclaimer: I would just like to add that even though I have been sent these products to review, I am an honest person and all my thoughts and opinions are my own.

Pictures: All pictures unless otherwise stated are my own. If you wish to use them please credit my name by them-Gemma Tranter.


  1. These products do look really good. I think I may use my boots £2 off voucher if I purchase any :) Lucy x

  2. I really love your posts, you're so thorough! : )

    I actually saw these in Boots the other day and was very interested! The price was a little steep at the time, but I think if you look at it by cost per use it's not bad. I know some people spend more on just one treatment at a salon, so I think it's a fine price to get similar results at home, numerous times.

    Think I might try the nourishing conditioner. I'm always a little skeptical about these as ones from different (cheaper!) brands have always disappointed me, but you never know!

    Great post Gem!


  3. Aww thanks so much!

    The nourishing conditioner is really good-goes quickly but works a treat! xx

  4. Great Post! I got the Arganoil as well but i wasn´t that impressed.

    1. Hi there,

      Thanks so much! I didn't try the Arganoil on it's own, but was pretty impressed with the other items I did try. Thanks for taking the time to read my post and for commenting :-). I will have a read of your post now :-) Xx

  5. I really want to try a hair oil but my hair is really fine so I'm a bit wary. This sounds like it works well as a weekly treatment though. Www.PuraDorOil.Com

    1. My hair is quite fine too so I can imagine how you feel. I can only talk from experience with these products and I was really impressed with them and wouldn't at any point describe my hair as being limp or greasy caused by using these. I've even re-purchased. I'd recommend the range but if you're worried, maybe try out the shampoo and conditioner and see how you get on :). Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment, it means a lot!


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