Having been a Frizz Ease serum user for years now, you can imagine my excitement on being contacted about some additional Frizz Ease products. I have been using some lovely new John Frieda products for 3 weeks now, so here are my thoughts on them!
The shampoo claims to block frizz and moisturise extra dry hair, for smooth and sleek hair. The formula contains a Frizz-Mending complex and olive oil to replenish moisture and restore natural hair frizz defences.
I was a little apprehensive that this shampoo would make my limp hair greasy after seeing the words "extra dry hair" and "moisturise", however, I was pleasently surprised. As with all John Frieda products, it smells lovely! The texture isn't as thick as I was expecting, a creamy gel, that foams up easily in to a good lather. I can't really comment on the shampoo's "frizz-mending" ability on its own, as I used the shampoo and conditioner in conjunction. However, I did notice a significant reduction in frizz. After drying my hair, I usually straighten it immediatley after as I hate it feeling frizzy. However, since switching to the frizz ease range (in conjunction with the serum, of course!), I don't feel the need to straighten my hair. Following a blow dry, it is silky, manageable and incredibly soft! As aforementioned, I'm not sure of the ability of a shampoo on its own to give these results, so I'll put it down to using the products together - a collective effect.
The conditioner claims to work on the same basis as the shampoo: to tame frizz and replenish the hair's moisture. I really like using a deep conditioner on the ends of my hair, and this didn't disappoint. The texture is thicker than your regular conditioner, so makes a really nice base if you (like me!) add a couple of drops of hair oil to your conditioner. I'm not the most patient of people, and having conditioner on my hair for 5 minutes for it to "work" is incredibly annoying. I like an immediate effect after 1-2 minutes, and this shampoo definitely provided that - big thumbs up from me! You know the feeling when your hair is so smooth as you rinse conditioner off? Yep, this definitely gave that feeling! A big thumbs up from me, for being very hydrating, and leaving my hair very soft after only a couple of minutes of waiting, hurrah!
Claiming to be ideal for both straight and curly styles, it instantly smoothes hair and camouflages dry, frizzy ends for a flawless, shiny finish.
I did stop using my beloved serum in place of this, but I found that in conjunction with the other products, it left my hair feeling weighed down. So, my sister was delighted to give it a go instead, and gave me her thoughts on it. She prefers to let her hair dry naturally and "scrunch" it with product to give a curly effect. She used this in place of her usual Herbal Essences (in the purple tub, the name escapes me), and was very happy with the results. Her hair usually gets a little frizzy the day after washing, and that was significantly reduced. She also commented on how soft her hair was since using the creme (although she may have stolen some of the shampoo and conditioner in addition!)
If you fancy trying out the products for yourself, you can buy them from Boots where the entire range is currently on 3 for £12!
For expert advice on hairstyling, head over to the John Frieda Youtube channel where you have access to a plethora of videos on everything from the John Frieda ranges to creating professional-looking hairstyles.
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