After seeing a few John Frieda Frizz-Ease products floating around on various blogs, I have been interested in trying them out as my hair is prone to frizz, even more so now that has been ombred and dried out. I had always put off buying it however, as I just tend to use whatever shampoo is sat round the side of the bath, but I thought I would take the chance when I was offered to try them out.
L-R: John Frieda Frizz-Ease Smooth Start Shampoo* & Conditioner*, John Frieda Frizz Ease Straight Fixation Smoothing Creme*
I don't think there is anything particularly special about the packaging of John Frieda products, but then again I never do. I do think that the simple, sleek packaging makes it look like a professional salon quality brand, however.
Smooth Start Hydrating Shampoo*
What it says: Formula with Frizz-Mending Complex and olive oil replenishes moisture and restores hair's natural frizz defences.
John Frieda products have a trademark fragrance which I am not going to try to explain as I am rubbish at describing scents, but if you have tried any John Frieda product you will know what I mean. I think it is nice none-the-less; it takes me back to high school, when I used to use the Radiant Red range to maintain my bright red flashes. The product has a typical shampoo consistency and lathers up well. It does it's job of leaving my hair feeling clean and fresh, and I do notice that my hair is a lot less frizzy and easier to tame when I get up in the morning. The scent also lingers for a couple of days, which is always good.
Smooth Start Hydrating Conditioner*
The conditioner has the same trademark John Frieda fragrance, which actually reminds me of the kind of product that they use in salons as it is quite strong and lingers for a while, adding to the professional quality that John Frieda goes for. It has the typical, thicker consistency of a conditioner. As with all conditioners, I tend to leave it on my hair for around 10 minutes before rinsing it off. I find that it makes my hair feel a lot more hydrated and easier to untangle, and again, my hair looks a lot less frizzy when I style it in the morning.
Straight Fixation Smoothing Creme*
What it says: Smooths, moisturises and aligns strands for silky-straight styles that last up to 24 hours.
I always find that if I straighten my hair, the humidity in the air means that my hair starts to go wavy again within a couple of hours, so I was interested in seeing if this product would really help it last for 24 hours. This smoothing creme contains a Thermaguard Complex which helps to protect your hair against heat damage. To use, you apply the product to damp hair before blow-drying. I found that it made my hair easier and quicker to style, I didn't have to repeatedly drag my straighteners through my hair to get it straight once it was dry. Unfortunately, I cannot say that my hair stayed straight for 24 hours after using this, however it did last around five or six hours of being out and about which I am quite happy with, so if your hair tends to stay straight for quite a while naturally, this may make it last even longer for you. If I am not wearing my hair straight I also like to just apply a tiny amount of product to the lengths of my hair to smooth it down.
I have really enjoyed trying out these products and I do see myself repurchasing them as I love the smell of them and I am always for a product that helps tame my hair when it is being wild! I definitely recommend trying these if you have very dry hair.
You can purchase John Frieda products in Superdrug and Boots; the shampoo and conditioner are £5.69 each (250ml) and the smoothing creme is £5.89 (100ml), which may seem a little expensive compared to most brands, but I would say it is worth it if you have dry hair as it does the job well and you get a decent amount of product.
Have you tried anything from the John Frieda Frizz-Ease range? What are your favourite John Frieda products?
*DISCLAIMER: PR samples. My opinions are still 100% honest.