My hair has seen it’s ups and downs over the years, and with the stresses of blow drying and straightening/curling on a regular basis topped with the now colder weather, lets just say its seen better days. I find when winter starts to set in my skin and hair can become really dry and dull. So when John Frieda contacted me to try some of the products from their new full repair range I jumped at the shot and was really excited to try out some products that would potentially care for my dry hair.
I’ve dabbled in John Frieda briefly in the past but to be honest I’ve always fallen back into a routine of buying the brand that’s on offer or just using whats already in the house (the joys of living with your parents). So when these arrived at my door I was so excited, the packaging looked so ‘expensive’ in comparison to the shampoos and conditioners i’m used to using, I felt like I was really treating myself.
The Hydrate & Rescue Shampoo* smells luxurious and lathers like a dream. It made my hair feel super light and airy and when I rinsed my hair felt squeaky clean and was really smooth. For me, I find after I’ve shampooed my hair usually feels matted and rough until I put conditioner on, but with this it felt great.
The Hydrate & Rescue conditioner* smelt just as great, I found it didn’t go as far as the shampoo but that’s pretty typical with conditioners I find. As always I left the conditioner to sit while I do the rest of my shower routine, before rinsing it out. honestly, mu hair felt so smooth and silky I couldn’t keep my hands of it! The biggest difference came when I dried my hair, usually it dries quite tamed, but I was amazed at how smooth it looked, it was like it had been professionally blow dried, not blasted.
I chose a separate occasion to try out the samples from the luxurious volume range, something I was really excited about. My hair is pretty straight naturally and being long its weighed down, add that to the fact my hair is dip dyed means my hair looks flat when its straight. I sprayed the Blow Dry Lotion Root Booster* into my root area and the Fine To Full Blow-Out Spray* mainly to the roots as well as through the mid lengths. I blasted my hair as normal, before using a round brush to lift the hair at the crown of the head. As you can see from the below picture, it did make quite a difference.
I trialed the products for a week or so and found that the Blow Dry Lotion Root Booster* worked best for me on its own. Fine To Full Blow-Out Spray* I think would work best for people with fine hair, because mine is quite thick and heavy it needs a thicker product to make a difference.
Overall I really enjoyed using the John Frieda products and would definitely repurchase the shampoo and conditioner and the Blow Dry Lotion Root Booster*. I will definitely be trying out some of the other ranges from John Frieda an would definitely recommend you check them out too 🙂