Lee Stafford has been one of my favourite haircare brands ever since I discovered their bestselling Poker Straight Flat Iron Spray, and still to this day almost sixteen years on, it’s my favourite drugstore heat protection spray. Although I’m a massive Lee Stafford fan, I have to admit I wasn’t enamoured by their Choco Locks range as I really disliked the synthetic chocolate scent but that hasn’t put me off trying their other new launches, and their newest range; Lee Stafford Cactus Crush Haircare Collection is a massive hit in my opinion. The brand new Cactus Crush range consists of four products, all of which are available from Boots priced between £7.99 and £8.99.
Lee Stafford Cactus Crush Collection
“Stay hydrated with my NEW CaCtus CruSH haircare collection! We’ve used the vitamin & nutrient properties of Cactus to replenish and restore hair’s natural moisture levels, leaving it hydrated & healthy. This juicy blend of Cactus, Wild Lime and Kalahari Melon Oil is the perfect strengthening saviour for dry and thirsty hair.“
Lee Stafford Cactus Crush Shampoo £7.99
“Cleanse, hydrate and rejuvenate with this ultra-weightless SHaMPOO. My cocktail of succulent Cactus, Wild Lime and Kalahari Melon Oil quenches hair’s thirst, leaving it super soft and instantly hydrated.“
Lee Stafford Cactus Crush Conditioner £7.99
“Drench your hair in weightless moisture with this hydrating CoNDiTiONER. Formulated with my super juicy & succulent blend of Cactus, Wild Lime & Kalahari Melon Oil, to leave hair feeling super soft. This CoNDiTiONER will leave hair glistening in the desert sun!“
The scent of the whole range really is divine like the whole Lee Stafford range (Choco Locks aside) and has a somewhat fruity melon/apple scent which is a lot subtler than their original Pink range which to me, smell identical to Thierry Mugler Angel. I had no idea that the cactus plant was used for haircare products and I can’t remember ever using a cactus based range so I really like how unique this range is.
The shampoo does a really nice job at lathering well with little effort and thoroughly cleanses the scalp and hair, as well as easily rinsing away too. It leaves my hair feeling super clean but not at all squeaky or stripped, and the conditioner is the perfect accompaniment as it’s rich enough to hydrate the hair without weighing it down.
Although the conditioner is quite thick so you could definitely get away with using it more like a mask but leaving it on the hair for 10-15 minutes for an extra hydration boost although the mask from the range is fantastic too.
Cactus Crush Dazzle Drops £8.49
“Cactus super juice to hydrate, soften and make hair glisten! Small but mighty! This super serum instantly hydrates hair on application. One shot of this juicy concoction will leave hair feeling beautifully soft whilst adding dazzling shine!“
I’ve tried shine sprays and shine products before and I’ve never really rated them as they tend to make my super fine hair look greasy as they tend to be quite oily so I didn’t have high hopes for these drops. They’re essentially an hair serum which you can apply to dry or damp hair by rubbing them between your hands and then smoothing your hands through your mid-lengths to ends.
I use around a twenty pence sized amount of the drops as my hair can become overloaded very quickly, but they do a nice job at taming flyayways, adding shine and making the ends of my hair feeling smooth and soft.
Cactus Crush Mucho Moisture Mask £8.99
“The Millionaire of Moisturisers! Packed with antioxidants and vitamins to repair and nourish hair in minutes, this treatment delivers intense hydration deep into the hair shaft without weighing it down. Instant & long lasting hydration to quench hair’s thirst!“
This is such a lovely mask, and you’ll love it if you like the Lee Stafford For Hair That Never Grows Past a Certain Length Hair Mask. It’s a thick mask which you apply to the roots and ends, and massage evenly through the hair and leave for five minutes although I always like to leave my masks to work their magic for at least ten minutes whilst I shower and then rinse.
I don’t think this mask will work for those with oilier scalps as it’s a very mositurising, rich mask which is why I love it as it gives my hair a real hydration boost which is perfect in this crazy heatwave we’ve been experiencing in the UK as my hair has been super curly.
I’d love to know if you’ve tried anything from the Lee Stafford Cactus Crush collection? Do you have a favourite Lee Stafford product?