I’ve shared with you my love for Lee Stafford Electricals on the blog before when I reviewed the Lee Stafford Academy Straightener and the Coco Loco Long Tong. Today I have another product to share with you. I’ve been using the Lee Stafford Electricals Ubuntu Oils Straight & Juicy Irons (£28.99 on Amazon) for about a month now, which I think is sufficient time to bring you lovelies a thorough review. Let’s find out how I’ve gotten on.
Lee Stafford Ubuntu Oils Straight & Juicy Irons Review
Designed in a hot pink and neon green colour these irons are the epitomy of vibrance and add a beautiful colour injection to any dressing table. As soon as I saw these I thought of my 18 year old sister, as the colours look youthful and like something she would definitely love. The pink is glossy and even looks a wee bit iridescent, whilst the green colour features on the inside of the iron, the hinges, and on the power and temperature adjustment buttons.
The Ubuntu Oil Infusion
Aside from the colours and branding what truly sets this flat iron apart is the infusion of Ubuntu Oils from Africa. Ubuntu Oils are described as a new generation of oils specifically for haircare. Ubuntu means kindess, and all in all these oils promise to nurture, repair, and restore your dry and/or damaged hair.
Specs and Features
- Ceramic plates infused with uBunTu OiLs from Africa for shiny and healthy hair.
- Auto shut off after 60 mins for increased safety.
- Fast heat up time.
- Digital LED control for greater accuracy.
- Professional heat up from 150°C – 230°C.
- Long floating plates for easy gliding of the hair with no tension or snagging.
- Durable swivel cord.
- Locking clip to lock the plates shut
With so many flat irons out there breaking the bank, I was pleasantly surprised at the great quality Lee Stafford Electricals offer. Compared with other products in his range, the Ubuntu Oils irons are a fantastic value, yet not the best of the bunch.
I’ve shared before with you that my hair is long and thick, which is why if I am going to use a flat iron it has to be one that truly works for me. I suppose that if it works for me, it will work for any of you, and this one has definitely worked wonders on my hair.
The thing is, even though this flat iron goes up to 230C, it still doesn’t seem to get hot enough for me. If you are using it on bone dry hair it is perfect. If your hair is a bit damp then you’ll find yourself going over the same parts over and over. I know many of you might say that it shouldn’t be used on damp hair at all, but the reality is that sometimes you’re in a rush, or whatever the case may be, it happens. With me it tends to be that even though I air dry my thick mane, there are some bits that can remain damp and if I use the blow dryer it tends to get frizzy. I suppose I’ll need to invest in a better blow dryer, but there you go.
That was a con for me, but the reality is that it does specify that it has to be used on dry and tangle free hair.
The key is to use it on bone dry hair, and after doing so my hair truly feels nourished and softer and sleek. Overall I give it 4 out of 5 as it does the trick, but doesn’t have enough welly to replace my main irons, which also happen to be from Lee Stafford. I actually leave this in my carry on bag since I travel a few times a month, and it’s been the perfect travel addition to my hair care.
The Ubuntu Oils Straight and Juicy Irons have a 60 day money back guarantee. If you don’t love them or they don’t work for you you can send them right back. There is also a 2 year guarantee direct from Lee Stafford (but you must register your product with them). If you happen to buy through Amazon instead, you can send the product back within the first 12 months if there is an issue with it for an immediate replacement. I doubt you’ll have that issue, but it’s nice to be able to have that peace of mind and guarantee.
Have you used any Lee Stafford Electricals products? Do let me know what your favourite is!