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John Frieda Beach Blonde Cool Dip Refreshing Shampoo

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Brand: John Frieda / Type: Hair Shampoo / What it does: Refreshes,

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      04.05.2004 01:52
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      This shampoo is great if you?re off on your holidays and want the ideal treat for your hair. It has a gorgeous revitalising smell that wakens up your hair and your mind. The shampoo is green in colour and it contains a gold tint to it. Although this does not make a big difference the shampoo will clean your blond up. The bottle is quite generous and the shampoo has a thick consistency that really lathers up this means that you don?t need to use very much in order to create a good lather. I used the shampoo very frequently and it did not make by hair greasy. The shampoo removes any chlorine for your hair and so it is ideal if you are a budding swimmer like myself. it has aloe vera and seaweed in it. I bought this shampoo because I liked the idea of ?sexy summer hair all year round? as it advertises. For best results you should use it with the smooth sailing conditioner. These products compliment each other well. Another product from the same range that is a good companion for the cool dip is the deep conditioning kelp help. There are cheaper shampoos on the market but this one lasts along time and is great for a touch of summertime in the shower. The shampoo has nice packaging. I particularly liked the way it had a clck open top. Some of the sheer blond products from john freida are in tubes and undoing these while in the shower can be difficult with wet hands. The shampoo has a nice cooling effect on the head and I found it was brilliant if you have sunburnt skin it is a real pick-me-up.

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        06.11.2003 20:37

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        I live on the Emerald Coast of Beautiful Florida. After a day of sun and sea,(or just an average work day,) there is nothing sweeter than a shampoo with Cool Dip shampoo followed with a slather of Smooth Sailing Conditioner which I usually mix with a little Kelp Help to provide some conditioning muscle. These products work great and have the added advantage of appealing to both Men and Women. I love the delicious smell of the shampoo and conditioner. I wish Mr. Frida would make a body cream with this invigorating scent. I also wish I could have a wander around Boots with you lovely English people. I just LOVE England and while it's true I can go to the beach pretty much year around I would trade this for England in a minute! Now off to inspect my bottle of Cool Dip, I have been using it for months and never noticed that the formula has shimmers in it! Have a nice Day!!

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        19.06.2003 18:06
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        People buy new shampoos for all kinds of different reasons - price, change in condition of their hair, they like the smell or they just fancy trying a new product. My reason for buying my latest shampoo is somewhat more sad and pathetic than that - It was the same colour that I've just painted my bathroom and I thought it would look nice!! Yep, I'm really that sad. However, the product range that I bought - John Frieda's 'Beach Blonde' range is actually very good. There are several products in the range but the 3 I tried were the shampoo, conditioner and intensive conditioning treatment, so they are the three I will be referring to here. I've used celebrity hairdresser John Frieda's 'Sheer Blonde' range of shampoos on and off for several years now. It seems OK but I've never been that impressed with it, I just use it because I have blonde hair and my hairdresser recommended it. So I would never have bought the 'Beach Blonde' range were it not for the colour. It's green. The paint chart I used to pick the colour for my bathroom called it 'Watermelon'but it is a pale green. THE SHAMPOO The shampoo is called 'Cool Dip' (another thing I liked about this range is the names of the products - long gone are the days when a bottle of shampoo was just called shampoo) It is described as a 'refreshing shampoo' although lets be honest here, the refreshing bit is actually more likely to be the feel of water on your head not the shampoo. It wasn't until I got home that I actually read the bottle and discovered to my alarm that the product was described as 'minty-cool.' So it was with some trepidation that I took my first sniff of it - the idea of 'minty' shampoo wasn't appealing! I did not want to smell like I had A) Get chewing gum in my hair B) Washed my hair in toothpaste C) Been wearing a hat made of polos!!
        But the minty smell is actually very pleasant. Its very mild - more like wearing a hat made from After Eight Mints than polos and the seaweed and aloe vera smell is more prominent than the mint - so a shampoo that smells like Grimsby Docks, cacti and After Eight Mints - yummy. I don't know why it works, but trust me it does. The bottle is clear and through it you can see the product is flecked with gold so it shimmers - the idea being that your hair shimmers too. I can't say I've noticed this, but it makes the product look pretty. But looks aren't everything - does it work. Yes, it does! The idea is that it washes away chlorine and 'summertime grime' from your hair and leaves sun frazzled hair looking better. Having not been on holiday this year I can't say if it works or not on beach battered hair (although if anyone wishes to pay for me to go on a beach holiday to test it out for them I would be more than happy to!) After using it, my hair felt really silky and clean. I only needed to wash with it once - normally I need to shampoo my hair twice. It felt really well moisturised which is a first. My hair is in such bad condition that normally I need to slap on the conditioner but after using this my hair felt very sleek. (Not that I'm advocating not using a conditioner of course, before all the hairdresser out there lynch me!) THE CONDITIONER You will be pleased to learn after my waxing lyrical about the shampoo that I have less to say about the conditioner. It works very well indeed, smells the same as the shampoo and is the same colour as my bathroom. It is called 'Smooth Sailing' and apparently 'unsnarls surfside snags.' So if you are a sufferer of those pesky 'surfside snags' this ones for you! (I would have thought a 'surfside snag' would have been getting down to the beach to discover you have forgotten your surfboard/wetsuit/f
        ins/snorkelling gear (delete as appropriate) and I don't think that the conditioner will go and fetch them for you, so you would still have a surfside snag - but who am I to argue with the mighty advertising men?!) THE CONDITIONING TREATMENT The best thing about this product, for me was the name - Kelp Help. Any product with a rhyming name has to be a winner in my book! This product comes in a round tub rather than a bottle and is a 'deep conditioning masque' You apply it after shampoo instead of conditioner is your hair is particularly unhappy and its 'protein rich sea kelp formula' works its magic. It is very good. Unlike the other products it does not smell minty it simply smells like you dream the sea smells (of course it never does and I'm rather glad that this product is reminiscent of imaginary sea rather than the actual sea which, lets face it isn't always the most pleasant of smells.) You simply apply a thick layer of the 'masque' which looks rather like green rice pudding, then leave it to work for 10 minutes - for best results sit in the sun wearing it (or under a hair dryer if you don't happen to be lucky enough to be on a beach somewhere exotic!) It works really well, but I'd say it's not worth buying unless your hair is quite damaged. The conditioner works equally as well for hair in normal condition. Despite the name, Beach Blonde isn't just for blondes - any hair colour or type can use it. It isn't just for the summertime either although obviously the ad men are picking up on the summer mood to sell more units at the moment. It can be used by men or women because it doesn't smell girly - it's just a fresh clean smell. Its available at most supermarkets and drugstores - in Boots it retails at £4.29 for the shampoo and conditioner and £4.99 for the masque, but you don't need to use as much as with some shampoo ranges so
        it lasts well and often Boots have it on 3 for 2 promotions. Other products in the range are mainly aimed at blonde hair or lightening hair. They include Lemon Lights, Gold Rush and Sun Streaks. I'm really impressed with it -I'd say it was one of the best shampoo ranges I've come across for a long time and I will definitely be buying it again, even if I paint my bathroom a different colour!

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          20.08.2002 18:06
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          I'm totally addicted to anything with Aloe Vera extract & Mint in it. So you can imagine my delight when I came across this shampoo, which contains both. The shampoo is part of the 'beach blonde' range but I thought I'd give it go despite being a brunette. The shampoo lathers really well and leaves your hair very soft and pretty much tangle free. This is a huge bonus for someone like me who suffers from really tangle ridden fine hair. It was also a light enough formula to leave my greasy hair slick free for the whole day. Unfortunately I found the smell & 'feel' of the mint to be disappointing. For someone who use Original Source mint shampoo on occasions which give you a huge whiff of peppermint and a pleasantly tingley scalp. I found both of these factors were lacking in the 'Cool Dip' product. Of course if you are not after a particularly heavily scented shampoo then this is ideal. Priced at £4.00 this is not the cheapest shampoo around, and as I would say it is very average in it's claims (smells minty fresh etc) I would save the money and buy something cheaper instead.

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            05.08.2002 20:24
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            I bought this shampoo on impulse, despite the deterrent of a £4.19 pricetag. I used it in the shower that night and I have used no other shampoo since. Cool Dip contains loads of minerals and has my beloved Aloe Vera plant in it, leaving my hair fresh and tingly. I did not see the conditioner in that truly pathetic pharmacy but I am well on the lookout and carry an extra fiver everywhere I go. Just in case. The cleanser comes in a clear plastic bottle with a nifty top and the shampoo itself has a slight shimmer.

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