This Morning's resident hairdresser Leo Bancroft has launched a bargain haircare range for Tesco, promising salon hair at home. Y! Lifestyle asks — can you really get high end looking hair from a supermarket?
Leo Bancroft is fast becoming the go-to hairdresser of the moment.
His signature salon in Weybridge, Surrey boasts WAG Abbey Clancey and X Factor judge Gary Barlow on its books, and Leo’s been the resident hairdresser on This Morning since 2011.
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And now he wants us all to benefit from his expertise so he’s teamed up with Tesco to launch a haircare range to help us recreate the Clancey coif at home.
Here are Y! Lifestyle’s stand out products…
Intensive Moisture Mask and Volume Boost Mousse
Leo Bancroft Intensive Moisture Mask (left), 150ml
All the products in Leo’s haircare range have a lovely, feminine scent. We love an intensive conditioner here at Y! Lifestyle – and one that works quickly gets the thumbs up in our books. This gives glossy, A-List locks in minutes.
- Leo Bancroft Volumising Mousse (right), 200ml
A 50p sized amount rubbed into towel-dried hair was enough to make our hair look massive without weighing it down. Perfect for those days (er, every day) when all you want is Cheryl Cole barnet.
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Beach Wave Spray and Dry Shampoo
This product was ideal for creating the dishevelled, separated waves that were all over the SS13 catwalks. It also made styling our hair really easy. Spray it all over towel-dried hair - no need to comb it through - and once your hair has dried, you’re left with bed-head waves. Great for girls like us who like a quick-fix to A-list hair.
- Leo Bancroft Dry Shampoo, 150ml
Leo’s dry shampoo concoction doesn’t leave that horrible white, flaky residue that most dry shampoos we’ve tried seem to - and it’s great for spraying into roots to get rid of grease in a couple of seconds. But one problem we encountered was that after just one or two uses the bottle ran out. Surely our hair isn’t unusually dirty! We’d suggest Mr Bancroft invests in a making a bigger bottle of this, next time!
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Worth your pennies?
Leo’s range really helped us re-create some catwalk and celeb looks at home, for around £4 a pop. Some of the products were better than others – notably the mousse, which made our hair really massive, and the deep conditioner really sorted it out after too styling. It’s definitely worth checking out – though maybe use the dry shampoo with a light hand…
More information on Leo Bancroft for Tesco is available on Leo’s website and Tesco’s online Leo Bancroft store.
What are your favourite bargain hair products?