Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Rapunzel, let your hair down!

In October last year I set out on a mission - Operation Rapunzel, to try and grow my hair a bit longer, but also to better look after my hair in general. As part of that, I've tried to limit how often I wash my hair every week (my current allowance is max 3 times), I'm usually good with conditioners but I've also really focused on using hair masks and other treatments, oils for a little pre-wash moisture boost and to help detangle my hair (using the amazing tangle teezer) and of course the all important heat protectants when I've styled my hair. All in all, I think I've done fairly well and the quality of my hair seems to have improved - I have fewer broken, crazy hairs and haven't lost much hair this winter either. So far so good, but did I manage to grow my hair?
 
To encourage my hair to grow I got the Lee Stafford Hair Growth Treatment which is a protein based complex that you use after shampoo but before conditioner, that moisturizes the scalp and helps to keep the follicles healthy so they can produce long luscious healthy locks. The formula is very rich and it feels quite heavy on the hair, but it's still easy to wash out and it doesn't leave any residue or film on the hair. When I've used it, I've applied quite a lot because I have a lot of hair, and then I've scooped up my hair in a shower cap to let it do its magic for about 15 mins before rinsing. It's made my hair feel so nourished and smooth, and my hair has also behaved much when I've heat styled it.

Since hair grows about 1.5 cm every month by now my hair should have grown more than 4.5 cms, so it should be about a bit below my elbows, if not longer so let's look at the evidence:
 Exhibit A: Photo Oct 13 2013
Exhibit B: Photo Jan 18

Just looking at my hair, and not actually measuring it has grown about 5-6 cms, and it now reaches below my elbow, which is great and seems to be a bit more than I would have expected based on avg growth/month. I can't of course say that it's all down to the Lee Stafford treatment, there can be other factors that have impacted as well e.g. diet etc, but what I can say for sure is that this is a wonderful creamy treatment, with a nice nutty scent that feels lovely and soothing on the scalp and it leaves your hair nourished, soft, sleek and glossy. I will definitely continue to use this treatment weekly, in fact I have already bought my third pot of it, and if my hair continues to grow even more over Spring and Summer (which it should with the change in weather), I'll live happily smooth, sleek and detangled ever after!


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  1. Sounds great and can't believe how much your hair has grown! I'm desperately trying to grow mine so may have to give this a whirl!
    Heather
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    1. Thank you so much, let me know if you think it's working for you :o). Xx

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  2. Your hair is absolutely gorgeous! I've just gone for the chop but if I grow it back I'll be reaching for this x

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    1. Aaah, that's so sweet of you thank you! :o). Xx

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  3. Your hair looks incredible!! So long and shiny! xxx

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    1. That's so lovely of you - thank you very much :o). Xx

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  4. I always want my hair longer! I use the treatment too and LOVE it, it smells amazing too!

    Stevie | Stevie Hearts Makeup
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    1. Oh, you're so right, it has a lovely nutty smell and the good thing is that it stays on your hair as well :o). Xx

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  5. sounds brilliant , your hair has grown so much , i really must try this , my hairs taking forever to grow back
    The Inked Blonde

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    1. It's a great treatment and it's definitely made my hair feel nourished and healthy :o). Xx

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  6. Sounds great! your hair is beautiful!! :)

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    1. Hiya Almu - that's so lovely of you thank you :o)! Xx

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  7. Both the before and after of your hair makes me jealous, it's totally gorgeous! I'm also on Operation Rapunzel (excellent name!!) - trying to grow my hair for summer, at the moment it's probably not far off your first photo...wish me luck! Any more tips would obvs be appreciated xxx
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    1. Hey Cate, thank you so much - it's never easy growing your hair and I'm even reluctant to let the hair dresser trim it for me LOL. I haven't tried the Lee Stafford shampoo and conditioner, but I've heard great things about them - so you might want to try them too :o). Xx

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  8. Oooh I have never thought to try Lee Stafford's treatments. I am always looking for new masks etc to keep my locks in their best shape. You hair looks really lush and healthy now.

    xoxo One Stiletto At a Time fashion and beauty blog

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    1. Thanks so much - it's a really lovely treatment, and I love it when products feel as if they're actually doing something :o). Xx

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  9. Oooh it look like you have been reading my thoughts! Last year I cut my long hair really short but now I want my long hair back (i'm never happy haha) so I'm been thinking about using some kind of hair growth thingy. Where did you buy this? I want to try this out now. xx

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    1. Hiya Anna - they stock them in Boots and since they've always got such offers on, I'm sure you can get a good deal :o). Xx

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    2. Thanx I will have a look this weekend. xx

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  10. I am so glad you followed this up. Wow, you have found something that works. Brilliant post! My hair has been ruined at the ends by a curl setting blower so i will have to get it chopped a bit but this sounds great to get my hair growing. I love when my hair is long.
    Your hair is stunning!

    Rachael x
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    1. Hi Rachael, it's a lovely product and I highly recommend it and I hope it works well for you too :o). Xx

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  11. Your hair is so lovely and long! I recently chopped all mine off for a start over and to start looking after my hair properly! I might give this a try! Did you use this every time you washed your hair or once a week? :)

    www.ceejayell.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. You can use it every time you wash your hair, if you want but I only used it once a week and in between I used other moisturising masks :O). Xx

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  12. I love your hair! OMG! This seems like a miracle product! I will so try this!

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    1. It's a great reasonably priced product and you should definitely give it a go :o). Xx

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  13. Wow, your hair has grown a lot - it looks lovely, really healthy! :)

    Jess xo

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    1. That's so lovely of you - thank you very much :o). Xx

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  14. Your hair is not just look longer but a lot stronger too. Amazing results :) Wish your hair to grow long and healthy, kisses <3

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  15. This product seems good, what beautiful hair!!

    Viky --- MySecretFashionPoison

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    1. Thanks a million, that's really lovely of you! Xx

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  16. Your hair are so beautiful!!!

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    1. It's a really lovely treatment and I highly recommend it :o). Xx

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  18. Wow there's a noticeable difference! I find not styling my hair is a winner - but obviously this isn't too convenient/a good look for everyone. So if there's a magic potion, let's use it :)

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    1. Absolutely, although ideally it should grow as long as you want immediately :O) Xx

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  19. Gorgeous hair! I am
    Growing my hair out and it's taking sooo long :( thanks for the share x

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    1. Thank you, that's so lovely of you - maybe try this treatment as well and see if it helps you :o). Xx

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  20. Loved to see 1 result oriented hair product. very nicely reviewed

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  21. I'm doing an Operation Rapunzel of my own too, and I may give this a try. :) L'Oreal Exraordinary oil is supposed to be fantastic for hair growth too, I just bought it today :)
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    1. Ah, excellent - I hope it works for you :o). Xx

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  22. i have the same! and i also already did a review on that. this product works wonders:))
    just love lee stafford products!

    lots of love xx

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  23. I'm desperately trying to grow my hair long! I'll have to check this product out!
    Your hair is lovely!
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    Alice
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    1. It's so nice when a product actually delivers on what it promises :o). Xx

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  24. It's gorgeous! I was taking biotin pills for awhile but I'm not sure they helped, might just have to try this stuff out!
    Glad I found your blog, new follower via BlogLovin :)
    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

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    1. Hi Miche - thanks for visiting and for the lovely comment, hope to see you here again soon :O). Xx

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  25. I recently had a haircut and i'm craving my long locks again! Damn! Never tried any conditioning tretments from leo stanford, although i've tried a heat protectant from them and I loved it! <3

    Sharlotte // Sharlotte

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    1. It's lovely and heavy on the hair making it feel so nourished - definitely worth a try :o). Xx

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  26. I haven't heard of a product like this before, sounds like it's working wonders for you Hun.
    Maybe Its Megan Leigh xx

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    1. It worked so well that now I'm tempted to try the shampoo and conditioner too :o). Xx

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  27. Your hair looks fantastic!
    xo
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    1. Thank you so much, that's really sweet of you :o). Xx

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  28. this looks amazing..im definitely getting this!

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    1. Yeeay - I hope it works as well for you as it has for me :o). Xx

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    1. LOL - it's always good to do a proper trim so the hair can recover and get stronger and healthier :o). Xx

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    1. I would definitely recommend the treatment and it smells amazing :o). Xx

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  31. I have been interested in trying this and now you've convinced me to buy it! I'll be waiting til it's on sale though!

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    1. I'm sure you won't have to wait very long, they've always got good offers on in Boots :o). Xx

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  32. You have beautiful hair! I'm on a bit of an Operation Rapunzel at the moment myself, as I want super-long mermaid waves for my beach wedding. xx

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    1. Thank you so much - sounds beautiful!!! :o). Xx

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  33. Your hair is beautiful! I have never heard of that mask before so thanks for the tip. I will definitely be looking to pick this up.

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    1. It makes the hair so nourished and soft, I hope you see super results too :o). Xx

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    1. Ah, that's so nice of you - thank you, it really does feel much stronger :o). Xx

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  35. Wow! That gives some nice texture! That's great summer style!

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  36. Amazing!!

    xoxo

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  37. Amazing!!

    xoxo

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  38. your hair looks awesome! Want to follow each other on GFC, Bloglovin and Twitter? If you do, let me know when you're following and I'll follow right back! x

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  39. awesome looking hair.. wish i can grow my hair that healthy and fast too!

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  40. omg! your hair is so gorgeous! I'm loving it! thanks for sharing I would love to try that product my hair is all frizzy :))

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    1. It's a wonderful treatment, I hope you see great results with it too :O). Xx

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  41. Hahaha! I must admit I almost pissed myself when I read "Operation Rapunzel" hahah :)
    Your hair looks beautiful by the way! <3

    From Making Things Alive

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  42. Wow, this is a pot of magic! I actually get annoyed at how fast my hair grows so I won't be using it but I'm impressed. :)

    Tara xo

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    1. Ooh you lucky girl, I wish I had that problem :o). Xx

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  43. I tried to grow my hair out for YEARS but it doesn't grow. The one tip I can give you is to take biotin, which is a daily supplement. Your hair looks great!

    x. jill
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    1. Hiya Jill - that's great advise, I'll see if I can get some Biotin in Boots at the weekend :o). Xx

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  44. I love this treatment, I'm currently on my second tub and it's grown wonders. Your results are amazing :)

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    1. It's definitely helped to improve the quality and I will continue to use it every week :o). Xx

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  45. Great results! I think I may have to get this because although my hair is pretty long, I want it to be as long as possible for my wedding at the end of May! xxx
    The Jolly Fashionista

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    1. I'm very happy with the product and would highly recommend it - and since it's for your wedding, maybe throw in the shampoo and conditioner at the same time :o). Xx

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  46. Your hair looks amazing! I nearly purchased the Lee Stafford hair growth treatment but I bought the argon oil shampoo, conditioner and oil instead and I loved them!

    lovefrombethan.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much! That's a great recommendation, I'll give them a go next :o). Xx

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  47. I've always heard great things about this but it's nice to see pics. I don't think we can get it in the states. :( Stopping by from the Beauty, Fashion, and Hair Google community. Hadn't see you around lately:)

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting and for leaving a comment :o). It's an excellent product and I would definitely recommend if you should come across it somewhere in the US :o). Xx

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  48. Definitely will be buying this! Anything that could make my hair grow is a miracle x

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    1. It's a brilliant product, I*m so pleased with what it's done for the quality of my hair :o). Xx

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