When I was growing up, I really struggled with having oily hair. My locks would get so greasy so quickly but then I discovered dry shampoo and the game changed. I could banish my oily roots in seconds and get more than one day out of a wash and blowdry. Literally life changing! Dry shampoo is great at giving the hair texture as well as absorbing excess oil but the trouble with it is that it also makes the hair matte; great for creating styles that you don’t want to have any slip such as braids but it also means that the hair lacks gloss and healthy shine. That’s why I turn to light weight oils and shine sprays to add a sheen to my locks and hydrating products to put the moisture back into my hair.
The Lee Stafford Cactus Crush Hydration Hit is one such product and I’ve been trying it out now since the summer. It’s a spray that’s designed to hydrate the hair and seal in moisture while protecting it from the elements. The formula contains a blend of hydrating ingredients including cactus stem extract and lime extract which are great for hydration, almond extract which is great for adding shine to the hair and watermelon seed oil which is fantastic at adding moisturise and hydrating the hair without making it greasy.
This spray helps to create definition which I really see working when I curl my hair as the spray sort of picks out and smoothes the curls and gives them a light sheen. It helps with de-frizzing the hair and stopping it from looking too fluffy which is great if you’ve just washed your hair and blasted it off with the hair dryer. Although the roots of my hair are oily, the ends are dry, especially as I do colour my hair so this is a good product for helping to tame the frizzy, fluffy ends.
It also helps to shield the hair from humidity and fight the frizz that can come from being in the elements. While I’m not someone who experiences frizzy hair in the rain or humidity on holiday as such, I did use this spray all throughout the time that I was in Bali and Cape Verde and found that my style seemed to last longer. It was a really nice spritz for my hair during the day while I was away, especially as the water was a lot softer than I was used to at home so I felt as though my hair was a bit fluffier.
The Lee Stafford Cactus Crush Hydration Hit is really easy to use; simply create your style and as the last step, spray this mist through the mid lengths and ends from a distance. The spray itself is incredibly lightweight so it doesn’t overload or weigh down the hair. I’ve been using it most days since the summer and I’m coming to the end of my second can now. It smells amazing and I love the results.
I’d definitely recommend it for those of you who are wanting to add the moisturise back into the hair without weighing it down or adding excess oil. Its isn’t a heavy duty shine product so if you’re looking for something with a bit more gloss then I’d recommend another fave of mine, the Lee Stafford Cactus Crush Dazzle Drops.
As a brand, Lee Stafford don’t test their finished products on animals and they don’t buy their ingredients from suppliers who test on animals either, hooray!
If you’d like to pick up a can of Hydration Hit for yourself, it is available to buy from Boots here.
*My first can was sent as a press sample, the second can I bought. Affiliate links are used where possible in the blog post.