The Natural Hair Edit

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I’m currently taking a short break from wearing extensions and whilst I’m counting down the days until my next appointment, there are some undeniable silver linings to this short, boring and devoid of volume hair cloud.

Besides the fact it doesn’t take seven-hundred hours to blow dry my hair at the moment, I’m also loving being able to reach for my oils and sprays which are completely incompatible with keratin bond extensions.

I thought that whilst taking this hair hiatus it would be good to post about some of the high street hair products for natural hair I love.

I’ve rounded up the six products I’m using at the moment to achieve glossy, healthy hair. I’m trying to give my hair a much needed break from heat styling, so if I’m not going out I tend to opt for minimum styling.


First up are three products by Lee Stafford, which I find are awesome for achieving and keeping super straight hair. Photographed above is Night Patrol spray from the Poker Straight range, which is a life safer, especially for work. To save time in the mornings I style my hair and straighten before bed, applying a small covering of this to the top layer of my hair and combing through. It’s really light, leaving next to no noticeable product in your hair the next day but it helps hold the styling whilst letting a night’s sleep give it more of a natural look than freshly straightened hair.

I’m also a big fan of the detangling spray, which I use on dry ends whilst damp before brushing through. A year of ombre has left the ends of my hair in bad condition and whilst it’s almost all grown out, this product is perfect for masking the frizz and avoiding more damage when brushing.

Lastly from Lee Stafford, when using straighteners I love this heat protection spray which also helps hold a straight look.


Next is probably my most beloved product and the one I have the hardest time giving up … Moroccan Oil. I would attribute most the improvement I’ve made in my hair condition to this little beauty.

And whilst not strictly high street, I’ve included this GHD style total volume foam as it’s my go-to product when I don’t want to do much heat styling. I apply a pump of this to wet hair then blow dry on a low heat setting for a casual wavy look which gives my heat damaged hair a well deserved break.


Lastly on my list is a product from a budget brand I’m really excited about, OGX. I tend to steer clear of budget shampoo and conditioner, as I seem to have a bad reaction to something in a lot of them; I only have to look at Tresemme to have a really dry itchy scalp and sore skin / blisters where it’s come into contact with my skin. But when a friend recommended OGX shampoo / conditioner I gave it a try and was really pleased with the results. Their products are kind to hair, don’t seem to strip colour and leave you with really silky mermaid hair.

This heat protection spray is no exception, I use it to give hair a light spritz before doing any styling and have noticed my hair is considerably less frizzy.


Have you tried any of these products?

  • Cara E

    these all look great! somehow I’ve never tried moroccan oil which is criminal x

    • Amy

      Ahh, I would recommend it! You use such a tiny amount a bottle lasts forever 🙂

  • Claire Cavanagh

    Night Patrol sounds like my dream product, I hate how my hair kinks in the night and ruins my straightening! Also love the smell/look of Lee Stafford stuff so that’s definitely going on my wishlist 🙂

    Claire | xx

    • Amy

      Ah it sounds like it would be ideal for you too! 🙂

  • thriftylilpixie

    I’m all about the natural hair! I’ve never tried Lee Stafford but I must do! I use mainly Aussie products and some Bumble&Bumble for styling

    • Amy

      Bumble&Bumble is one I’ve wanted to try for a while, might treat myself whilst I can! x

  • AngeliePangilinan

    My hair currently needs all the help it can get and this post gives me great ideas of what products to try.

    Angelie // Tagaytay Roadtrip 2016: Picnic Grove, Tagaytay City

    • Amy

      Mine is in a permanent state of that ha. Glad it’s given you some new ideas to try! x

  • Christina Marie

    I haven’t tried any of these products but I’m keen to try some products from the GHD range. I’m a massive lover of the straighteners and I remember really liking their heat defence spray but haven’t tried any products since! Great post 🙂 x

    Xtina G Says..

    • Amy

      It’s really good to be fair and that bottle has lasted for ages. I like their products a lot. Thanks Christina! xx

  • ✨Rachieface✨

    I love Lee Stafford hair products, I use the dry shampoo and the dehumidifier spray, but I need to try that night patrol spray, sounds amazing 🙂 x

    • Amy

      I haven’t tried the dehumidifier spray but I’ll be keeping an eye out for it next time i’m in Boots as I could do with it! x

  • Rachel Stinson

    I had a big love hate with Lee Stafford for a while but their purple shampoo and conditioner was great for my dyed hair 🙂 Loved this post 🙂 x

    • Amy

      Nice! I haven’t tried their shampoo / conditioner in literally years. Thanks Rachel <3 x

  • The Age Beauty

    I`m using Lee Stafford Hair Growth Treatment and loving it! I have noticed a huge difference, so I recommend it for you! Besides, great post! xx

    • Amy

      That sounds great, thanks for the tip I’ll check it out! x