I have the opposite hair problem to almost everyone else I know. While others complain about how long it takes to straighten and de-frizz theirs on the daily, I’ve genuinely sat and googled “how to make your hair less silky”. Yes, I’m one of the few that actually wants to mess up their hair.

Since I was little, I’ve always had poker-straight hair. You might think “fab, that means I don’t have to straighten it every morning” but it’s genuinely the bane of my life. No matter what I do to it, it lies flat against my head and will. not. hold. a. curl. Trust me, I’ve tried everything! Use a curling iron and the first bit has fallen flat before I’ve finished, even with all of the hairspray. Sleep in plaits and I look like Hermione crossed with an electrocuted sheep – I just want beautiful beachy waves!

I’ve always been a bit skeptical about putting too much product on my hair, especially oils and serums, for fear they might weigh my hair down even more. However, when a friend recommended Lee Stafford’s Scalp Serum, her hair looked full of life and body, I thought I’d give it the benefit of the doubt – especially as Boots currently has a 3 for £15 offer instead of the usual £10 a bottle!


The bottle suggests massaging 2 full pipettes of the serum into your scalp, however it’s pretty much impossible to fill the dropper more than halfway so I went with 3 to be sure. In hindsight, they may have meant the half-pipette was a full one, as I had a bit of a crispy hair situation going on afterwards, but more on that later! I then brushed it through my hair as instructed and waited for it to work its magic.

Here’s where the crispy hair situation comes in. If you’re using the serum while your hair iswet, you have to be one of those people who dries their hair properly with a hairdrier. Otherwise you will end up with all the product still in your hair and not brushed through as you dry it which is probably the point of it!

So, second attempt – wash hair, apply serum, brush through, dry hair. Much better! Still slightly crispy on top, but my hair didn’t feel too much different to having used dry shampoo. This seemed perfect as I always feel like my hair is more voluminous after using my Batiste.

I have to say, my hair did look like it had more volume – for about 5 minutes till I stepped out into the wind. As I said, I’m skeptical about hair products that claim to give hair volume, so maybe it needs more than a couple of weeks’ use to really make a difference, but as of yet I’ve not noticed a drastic change. I’ll keep using it to really test it out, but for now I’m glad I didn’t pay full whack for it!

If anyone has any tips whatsoever for styling poker-straight hair, please let me know in the comments – I’m desperate!


I was not gifted this product. All views and opinions expressed are my own and not affiliated with the product or its makers.

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