My New Hair Heroes: John Frieda Full Repair Range Part 1Wednesday, April 11, 2012
So there I was sitting watching Geordie Shore the reunion envying the girls and their big hair. It then suddenly dawned on me that I haven't told you about some new hair products that I've been reviewing that have become a god send for when you want big hair! You all know I love big hair and Cheryl Cole is my hair icon after all but I've always struggled to achieve the perfect big hair do. I always put it down to my hair being long and thick but that's not the case at all I was just using the wrong products and tools!
So cast your mind back about two weeks I posted about a teaser video and said how I was trying out the new John Frieda Full Repair range and that I'd get back to you with my thoughts. Two weeks later of testing, I'm back with my opinion and let me tell you, it's a thumbs up from me. So a little about the range first, it's a 'unique line of salon inspired products that revives over worked hair.' So think hair that has been straightened too many times, had the life coloured out of it.. etc. The products aim to repair the look and feel of the hair and also add full body too! This range is completely up my street, I always want big hair but I don't want to forgo the look of it if you get me. So a range that gives me big shiny hair is a must! I've decided to do this review in two parts, this one will be the shower part, so shampoo, conditioner and intensive conditioner. Then tomorrow will be the styling part.
So let's get started. The shower part as I'm calling it consists of Full Body Shampoo and Conditioner and a Deep Conditioner.
Full Body Shampoo & Conditioner*: My scalp is a bit iffy at the moment, it seems to get built up very quickly so I was a bit apprehensive about switching to a more styling shampoo than a cleansing one. This shampoo and conditioner claims to repair the look and feel of hair with help from Inca Inchi ( a lightweight oil) and add body to the hair. The conditioner also helps to smooth and detangle strands. I've been using this a few times a week for the past couple of weeks and I'm really impressed with the way the shampoo and conditioner make my hair feel. My hair always feels soft and shiny and always has more volume in the roots when it does when I just wash my hair with a regular shampoo and conditioner. The shampoo is quite lightweight and refreshing and so far hasn't caused a build up in my scalp. They smell fresh and I've really been enjoying using them. I've decided that I may ration these though and use them once or a twice a week instead of every other day. These are great for using when you're going to an event or a night out and want your hair to look specially voluminous and shiny!
Deep Conditioner*: This is an intensive conditioner which I use as a hair mask. It's like the regular conditioners tough older brother. I use this about once a week as a treat for my hair. I tend to scoop a palm full out and apply it to the length of my hair and leave on for about ten minutes. It's a really nice conditioner which makes my hair feel very soft and shiny. But I do have a squabble with it, the consistency is very much like a regular conditioner, it's quite runny so it means getting it out of the tub can be a bit messy and like this morning some slipped out of my hand and fell to the floor which was a bit of a waste. I typically associate intensive conditioners as a bit more thicker and creamier. It is nice though but I'm not quite sure it's a must have from the collection.
So there's my thoughts on part 1 of the John Frieda Full Repair Range, the big boys are coming out tomorrow with the style range so look out for that. Just a heads up John Frieda hair care is part of the 3 for 2 in Boots at the moment, so now is a great time to stock up on the Full Repair range. Prices for the products are: £5.69 for the Shampoo and Conditioner (each) and £5.99 for the deep conditioner. Have you tried any of the new John Frieda Full Repair range? What's your favourite product?