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I've recently started swimming and my poor hair has been a bit frizzy since hitting the chlorine waters. It has prompted me to change from my shops own mousse brand to this Frizz Ease mousse. I thought this Curl Reviver Styling Mousse would be great for me as I have wavy to curly hair which quite often loses it's shape. This mousse is especially designed for people with 'curly styles'.
The product comes in a 200ml sized tall can which has a button on the top which dispenses the mousse foam through four long, thin holes. The button has a large lip so is easy to press down. The bottle should be held at a slight angle when dispensing and the slanted shape of the dispenser means you can create a neat ball of foam.
The can is printed with product information in multiple languages. John Frieda, the brand who create this mousse, say that this mousse "energises and defines curls" as well as being able to control frizz and produce shine. The mousse is free from alcohol ingredients and also contains a "thermal protectant and UV filter" meaning it protects from sunlight's drying rays.
The mousse is designed to be used on damp hair although I've tried using it on dry hair and it works quite well. You should work the mousse through your hair evenly and onto the strands you want to style. You can then dry hair either naturally or blow dry. I almost always leave mine to dry naturally.
The mousse is a thick, rich white foam which is only very slightly sticky, certainly less so than cheaper mousses I have used. The mousse is easy to work through the hair as it's thick enough to be able to massage into the strands before it melts into the hair shaft. The mousse has a pleasant sweet and fresh fragrance which does not smell at all chemically like many mousses do.
As I mentioned I have used this on dry hair and this result leaves the hair a bit more 'formed' and crispy than if you use it on damp hair as you are supposed to. After applying to towel dried hair and leaving to dry my curls have great shape and aren't stiff nor do they look loaded with product. The mousse is great at being able to reduce any dryness and I'm very impressed that even the most straw-like bleached parts of my hair are able to become softer and more shapely after application. The mousse reduces frizz without a doubt and is similar to the effect that other Frizz Ease products have (such as the serum or conditioning spray) except with the mousse you are able to create and hold a style too.
Between washes the mousse does tend to make my hair heavier but there is never a build up of product and when I come to wash my hair I don't feel like I have to worry about washing this product away.
I'm very pleased with this mousse and will certainly use it again. I would recommend this to anyone who has dry, difficult to control hair.
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I have thin, fine, curly fly away hair which is prone to static build up so styling my hair is a big problem. The mousse is very light and expands rapidly in your hand so only a small amount is needed at any one time. It is not at all sticky and is very easy to apply, although the fragrance is not the nicest on the market. Personally I find it is best applied when my hair is damp and I scrunch the product through my hair. This helps to make my hair more curly, bouncy and accentuates the curls as a pose to dull, static and fly away. The only downside is that it does not last very long, only a few hours so it is good for a night out but not so good for lasting all day. The product is extremely cost effective, especially if you can find it on offer and as you don't need much it takes a while to get through a can.
I've owned a fair few products from the frizz-ease range, and as they go, this is not amongst my favourites. It claims to have a soft-hold formula that restores bounce to tired waves and ringlets.
Packaging: the product comes in a shiny silver metal tin, which is cylindrical and around 20cm high. It holds 200 ml, and is a pressurised container. The silver does look good, but I am fairly indifferent to the light purple plastic lid.
Price: similarly priced to other John Frieda products, this is available at Boots for £4.89.
What it claims to do: it is meant to encourage ringlets and wave patterns. It is alcohol-free and is supposed to be non-crispy and non-sticky, and is meant to leave hair shiny. It contains sunscreen to protect from UV rays, and also contains heat shield.
What it does: the mousse, when dispensed, is light and fluffy, and not a lot is needed to spread it evenly through hair. Once applied, the ends of my hair did appear less frizzy, but I would definitely recommend not using it anywhere the roots, as these end up looking greasy!
It did make my natural waves look a little more defined, but it didn't hold very strongly. Using more doesn't help this either, as it leaves hair crispy (despite this being something it is specifically not meant to do).
It is easy to apply but doesn't smell great, and doesn't work as well as what I'm used to from John Frieda. I would not buy it again.
Before the Easter holidays began, my daughter was taking part in the school play. Calamity Jane. It was a lot of hard work for the kids and my daughter ended up having three different parts to play. One was a saloon girl in the tavern, the next was a soldier riding shotgun with the wagon train and the last part was a singer on stage with one of the leading parts. As you can imagine there was lots of scenery changes and costume changes too, along with three different hair styles to go with the costumes. This is where Frizz Ease styling mousse came in handy. My daughter has wavey hair which she likes to straighten and always gets me to buy frizz ease so that she can use it before she goes out with her mate's, at 15 years old you have to look your best even if it's just for hanging around town. When the school play was on this was the natural thing to buy, at 3. 99 per can it's not a bad buy, especially as it works so well. The cans are silver and you get about 200ml of white foam which you smooth onto the hair, then you can style it in your choice of hair style. For the quick changes on stage it held well, the saloon girl had to have ringlets and the frizz ease held the style firmly. For the soldier, my daughter had to have her hair straight and tied back, the mousse did this in minutes, then for the singer on stage with the lead part she had to have her hair tied up with curls at the top. I must say that in all the rushing around backstage it was fun and the can of frizz ease did do for about three other girls hair as well, it was quick to use and a little went a long way. The smell of the foam isn't too overpowering and doesn't smell chemically, though at the end of the day my daughters hair was getting sticky and setting, but this was not normal use of the frizz ease, so I suppose in all fairness to the product if you used it just for styling your hair, with the normal amount your supposed t
o use, then it is kind on your hair. My daughter always has a can of this in her room, like I said she loves to do her hair before going out. Frizz ease can be bought at most supermarkets, I get it from safeways. I would recommmend this to you, not having used it myself on my hair, but having used it for styling in the school play and knowing that my daughter uses it is good enough for my recommendation. Fizz ease is made by John Freida and there are other hair products in the range to try too, although they seem to be a bit on the expensive side, they do work well and last a while, so I think you get the value for money factor. It leaves your hair shiney and managable
My hair is a disaster area and I must admitt I probably own every product that has ever claimed to restore bounce to curls or make curls last longer or get rid of frizz....in reality I'm a hair product junkie. Even though I still buy new products all the time I have consistantly used Frizz-Ease Corrective Styling Mousse for sometime now. Frizz-Ease is by John Frieda and promises to instantly revitalise tired perms,restore bounce to curls, and smoothes away frizz. It is prescribed for dry, frizzy or colour treated hair...which it pretty much my hair! Heres the science....Frizz-Ease contains special silicones that smooth away frizz and add incredible shine. To encourage ringlets and wave pattern, a unique blend of panthenol and polquaternium revitalises curls and restores elasticity. Apparently it also provides professional holding power without sticking and contains a sunscreen which is always good. Now I don't know about all the science rubbish but it is darn good. My hair is always frizzy especially because I blow dry it and Frizz-Ease helps to calm it down and define curls. Now I wouldn't dry my hair without using Frizz-Ease. Its non sticky and doesn't leave any residue or make my hair dry and dull. You only need a little bit to give your hair new definition and shine, which is good as it is about £5 a bottle. Most importantly in my opinion is that it makes my hair less frizzy and makes it so much easier to style and control. Its simple to use, just shake the can, turn upside down and dispense and rub evenly into damp hair with fingertips. So if you are stuck for a frizz solution give this stuff a try, its definitely great for your hair whether its permed, coloured or just plain tired out. Thumbs up.
I am one of the fortunate people to have been born with naturally thick, curly hair. I used to really hate it when I was a kid - mainly because the products we have today weren't available back them. I had tried many brands of styling products which had left my hair frizzy, flat, or dry with lack of curl definition. A couple of times during my teenage years, I resorted to cropping my hair short so as to avoid the havoc of hair styling. This now is a thing of the past. What John Frieda has come up with is nothing short of a miracle. His mousse not only fights away the frizz, but I am also left with lovely bouncy springy curls. I have since become an unpopular person with women with straight hair!! It really does eliminate frizzy hair (i.e. it does what it says on the tin!!), and it does give naturally curly hair something of a boost. The scent is very nice, and one can tell from the texture of the mousse that it is of high quality. Although this mousse is one of the more expensive brands, it is definitely worth the money and for those possession Minnie Driver or Nicole Kidman curls, this is the product for you.
My hair is not extremely frizzy, but its kind of frazzled around the edges. Whilst in Lloyds chemist the other week, it just so happened that all the Frizz Ease products were only £2.65 which is a real bargain considering how much they normally cost. I decided to purchase the mousse because mousse is quick and easy to use, and because the can says that it instantly revitalises tired hair, and smoothes away frizz. I tried it out after washing my hair, I used a generous sized ball, on my short shoulder length hair, and blow dried as normal. When dry my hair was visibly smoother, and shiner, and there was a wave to it, thats normally not there. I've used this product about eight times,and it seems that each time you use it you hair becomes better, so I suppose it works over time, repairs and restoring shine in your hair. I also noticed that if you use a diffuser, it makes your hair really curly, which is quite a nice change. The packaging is rarely plain, but it looks quite professional. I would definitely recommend this mousse, to anybody, no matter what your hair type is, as it really makes a big difference to your hair. I wish I would have stocked up, whilst it was going cheap!
I have tried just about evey product of John Frieda's Frizz-Ease range, including his Corrective Styling Mousse. I found this worked better than the Frizz-Ease Serum but only slightly. It was easier to apply being a mousse, and less messy - I found the serum to left my hands really greasy and slimey afterwards. It is alcohol free which lessens the drying out of hair - especially if you are like me and use a heated styling brush to style everyday. You should apply it when your hair is still damp and before you dry it for maximum effect. I would advise using it an inch from the roots of your hair, as if I applied it right to the root it tended to leave the root greasy - although this may just be my particular hair type. Try it when you dont have to go out immediately after - just to check. It lessoned the dryness at the bottom of my hair (where it is worse) and smoothed it out slightly - although I would not say the results were particularly dramatic and I wont buy it again. It had a pleasant smell and is quite long lasting as a little goes a long way. Worth a shot as I havent yet found anything better - but I'm going to carry on looking!
I was in Superdrug the other day looking for a new hairspray to purchase as my previous bottle of Tigi Hold and shine had run out and they no longer make it. There was an offer on of “Buy on product of Frizz Ease and get a free mouse”. They had some hairsray in exactly the same size spray bottle as the Tigi one so I thought I’d give it a try. I have a lot of problems finding suitable products for my hair. A lot of them make it greasy very quickly. I tried the mouse. It smelled really nice. Very similar to the stuff they use in hairdressers that I always love the smell of. It was excellent. It really gave my hair body and hold. The hairspray is excellent also. I am so pleased that I have found a new product that I am pleased with so quickly. I actually look forward to drying my hair now as It has always been a chore to me.