“ Brand: John Frieda / Type: Conditioner / Suitable for: curly hair / What it does: Smoothes, „
My hair tends to fit the annoying category of 'wavy and frizzy'. I've tried out a lot of different conditioners all of which claim to 'stop frizz' but haven't come across one as successful as this. The product states that it aims to restore/enhance the hair's natural curl pattern, and it actually seems to work. I bought this product (together with the Frizz Ease Curl Around Shampoo) on an offer in Superdrug (2 John Freeda products for £7) and despite it usually being reasonably expensive, there are many offers to be had on such products. Asda, for one, usually promotes the range with offers from half price individual products or 3 for £10. Similarly, I found a cracking buy one get one free deal in Boots last month, so essentially, there are ways to avoid the heavy price tag.
The bottle itself is a good shape with the lid at the bottom so you don't have to vigorously shake the contents down each time you want to wash your hair (plus the plastic is easily squeezed meaning the conditioner comes out without difficulty). In saying this, it's difficult to get the last few drops out and I have found myself cutting into the carton and still having enough conditioner for another 3 washes! Also, the cap at the top tends to fill with water which, despite not getting into the actual bottle, often comes out as you squirt the conditioner onto your hand which is a little frustrating.
In terms of the actual conditioner, I only have one complaint: it takes quite a long time to wash it all out. However, I have found a solution that also seems to enhance the curls even more: rinse the product out with your hair upside down (obviously only works in the shower not bath!). This seems to get the product out far more quickly and adds volume to your hair as well! Doing this with cold water leaves the hair shinier and when applying the conditioner, I find it helps if the hair has been towel dried. It's not a sticky conditioner and immediately makes your hair feel smooth without leaving it greasy at the end of a wash. It's also good because you really don't have to use much to get the maximum out of the product which means its longer lasting (so cheaper per wash!).
Once the product has been washed out you don't immediately notice the curls and I find it helps to scrunch the hair and then blow dry with a diffuser. Saying this, the outcome is actually the same if you leave it to dry naturally so it just depends how long you have! Usually, if I want tighter curls I'll use the curling mouse too which just makes them a little neater.
All in all, the product does what it says on the tin and my frizzy mop has definitely benefitted from John Freeda's creation!
I have wavy hair that tends to get frizzy and flyaway at the first sign of moisture so I bought this hoping it would help.
The conditioner comes in a squeezy tube with a flip cap. It's designed to stand on the cap so the product falls to the opening end, making it easier to get out especially when it's nearly empty. Annoyingly the cap does tend to retain some water (it doesn't get into the container, just the cap, so there's no risk of affecting the product inside) which I find annoying as when I pick it up to use it I usually get cold water dripping on me.
The product itself is a white cream. It's not too thick so it's easy to get out of the tube. It goes on to your hair easily and massages in well. I found I needed less of this conditioner than I've had to use with other brands so it lasts longer. It washes out well so I've not had any problems with greasy residue. It doesn't smell of anything in particular which is a shame as I prefer scented ones that leave my hair smelling of them.
After use my hair felt soft and manageable. It was wavier than when I use other conditioners and the waves were much more coordinated, rather than messy. I had less frizzy bits and it even behaved after I went out in damp weather. Since switching to using this conditioner my hair has looked and felt much better.
This costs £4.79 for 250ml which I would estimate lasts about 2-3 months which my long hair washed twice a week. It's frequently included in offers in Boots such as 3 for £10, 3 for 2 and £5 off vouchers so it's worth keeping an eye out for those.
I've been a big fan of the Frizz Ease for some time now and recently started using the Frizz Ease Conditioning Styling Gel along with the original Frizz Ease Serum. If i'm honest I did not really expect to be able to tell much difference from any regular styling gel - but what a surprise. As I am mixed race my hair can tend to get a bit dry and frizzy especially when its really humid and I have always used styling gel to try to combat this problem. The Frizz Ease Gel really did what it said it would - It smoothed my hair and made it much more managable without it becoming sticky and hard which can happen with other styling products. I now use the full range of Frizz Ease products from Shampoo and Conditioner right through to styling products and would recommend them for anyone who is trying to tame their hair - whether it be wild curls or flyaway straight hair.
conditioning and styling / available in 250mL and 50mL / How it works: developed for wavy, curly, frizz-prone hair, the Curl Around Conditioner re-awakens, energises and defines your natural curl patterns for soft, smooth curls with lasting curl definition; specially developed with a curl-enhancing complex, hydrating conditioners and frizz-fighting silicone; gentle enough for everyday use; safe for colour-treated hair; resists frizz in any weather / The result: salon-style, soft smooth curls with lasting definition from root to to tip /