Wednesday, 31 July 2013
John Frieda Full Repair: Hydrate + Rescue
Over the years, I've flitted about with different shampoos, conditioners and other hair treatments. I have long, thick and often frizzy hair that really doesn't react well with the humidity. Prone to split ends and dry, brittle break-offs I've always been on the lookout for products that are going to give my hair that radiance and shine I once achieved so easily as a child.
John Frieda have never been far from my beauty cupboard as my mum has always had something of theirs tucked away in her hairdressing bag which has made it's way into my routine. A few months ago I'd purchased the Frizz-Ease Hair Serum, £6.29, which was great but I found myself having to use so much of the product as I have such thick and long hair. One pump is never enough for me, no matter what the bottle says. With this in mind, when I was asked to see if I'd like to try the new Full Repair range to see if the condition of my hair would improve, I jumped at the chance!
The Full Repair Hydrate + Rescue Shampoo*, £5.89, and Conditioner*, £5.89, have been in my shower for a week or so now and the smell alone is different to most hair products I invest in. It's so much more 'grown up' than I buy, perhaps less floral and fruity and more luxurious and rich. The same can be said of the Deep Conditioner*, £6.99, which I tend to apply to my ends after a general condition and leave it on to really nourish my sun bleached and brittle tips. The inclusion of Inca Inchi Oil, a Peruvian nutrient from the Amazon, gives a boost of omega-3 without being greasy and heavy on the hair. After just one use I noticed a difference in the condition of my ends especially, they don't look anywhere near as dry or break off at an alarming rate. A few more washes and my hair feel silky smooth and I've had so many compliments, people wondering if I've coloured my hair recently which I suppose is down to how healthy and shiny it is.
For my frizziness, the Full Repair Flyaway Tamer Smoothing Wand*, £10.99, is perfect to pop in my bag, or pocket to carry around during the day and touch up any stubborn hairs that just won't lay still. It has the same scent as the shampoo and conditioner, which I can't get enough of. Like a mascara wand, you just brush it through any unmanageable areas and voila! This has fast become my favourite of all the products, but be careful of going too overboard or, like hairspray, it can go a little crispy to touch.
The final product I don't use all too often but, when I'm opting for bouncy curls, a few drops of the Frizz-Ease Dream Curls Enhancing Oil*, £9.99, before drying really bring out the style and adds volume. I have naturally wavy to straight hair, and this just gives me slight beachy waves that stay put. A little salt spray and this look will last all day and night, even in this intense heat!
Have you tried any John Frieda products? What's your favourite?