As my hair has been looking a little bit dull and lacklustre I decided to treat myself to some John Frieda products which were especially designed for brunette hair to give it some life back and bring out the natural tones and highlights. I have used some different products in the range before and thought they were really good so when Boot’s were having a special offer on them I decided to ry some different products in the range which I hadn’t tried before.
One of them was the John Frieda brilliant brunette hairspray which is something that I hadn''''t tried before but which I was looking forward to using as I need to use hairspray everyday and usually they end up building up on my hair and contributing to the lack of shine and this one promised to give my hair a luminous shine and a lusterous finish while helping my own natural brunette tones and highlights shine through.
I probably wouldn''''t have bought this had it not been on offer simply because at 6.00 GBP it is a bit expensive for my budget but on offer it was much more reasonable.
I really liked using this because it gave just the right amount of spray. It came out in a fine mist which coated my whole head in a few short bursts without making it wet. I could just style my hair and then spray this and my hair was ready to go.
It gave a good hold but no better than most hairsprays but where it really scored points was in the fact that it really gave my hair a lot of shine and unlike with the shampoo and conditioner I actually felt as though this really did highlight the colour of my hair and make it look more luminous and brought the colour more to the fore while subtly highlighting it.
It made my hair look shinier and more luxurious while giving good hold that didn''''t go stiff or leave white flakes. I will definately be looking out for this and plan on buying some more next time that I see it is on offer.
John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Fixing Shine Hairspray
This is another of those products that has been lurking in my bathroom cupboard and rediscovered whilst I am trying to clear out what seems to be an endless supply of products!
The John Frieda brand is created by a British celebrity hairdresser who was born in London and specialises in salon quality products that are sold worldwide. Their products are specially designed for blondes and brunettes and include shampoos, conditioners and styling items.
The Brilliant Brunette Fixing Shine Hairspray comes in a metallic brown circular plastic bottle which shows you that it is for brunettes. The bottle has the John Frieda branding and Brilliant Brunette written in fancy font on the front. The top of the bottle has a pull off clear plastic cap with a pump action spray dispenser. Overall it is a nice looking bottle of hairspray.
This spray is supposed to deliver Brilliant Brunette Fixing Shine with exceptional hold while revealing incredible multi-dimensional vibrant shine and luminosity to brunette hair. The product boasts throughout the day flexible hold with a non-sticky finish.
To use this product you shake the bottle well and spray onto dry hair from 8-10 inches away. I mainly use hairspray on my fringe, which is quite thick and side parted which goes against the natural fall of my hair, so I need something to hold it in place. I hold my fringe where I want it and spray about 5-8 pumps of the product onto my hair.
The spray is very fine and smells like a salon, fresh and lovely! It sprays a light mist onto your hair and settles well. I find the pump action can be a bit more awkward and harder to control than the simple hold and spray hairsprays, but the results are great! The spray has very flexible but strong hold and can withstand wind and light rain very well. As well as being a good firm hold hairspray it also gives you a lovely shine on your brunette hair and adds a glossy and conditioned look.
This hairspray/gloss spray is gorgeous and really gives brunette hair a boost in addition to good strong hold. I can sometimes find myself reapplying a light dose during the day but it really does a good job at being a two dimensional product. This is available in supermarkets and high street shops such as Boots and retails at £5.59 full price. The bottle lasts well with it being a finer mist and a control pump action means (I find) you apply it more prudently. Well-deserved 4 stars!
~John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Fixing Shine Hairspray~
I bought some John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Fixing Shine Hairspray recently as part of a really good 3 4 2 deal in a well known store, as I saw it on the in store display and thought it might be worth a try. This product is not something that I have bought before, although I often buy from the John Frieda hair care range, so I was keen to see how well the hairspray performed when applied to my hair. If buying from this brand I most often buy John Frieda Moisture Barrier Hairspray as I find it works rather well on my hair, however as the John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Fixing Shine Hairspray was relatively cheap in comparison I felt it was worth a try.
I feel that the product presentation used for this hair care product is neat and clean in appearance giving the impression that the product is specifically made for darker hair colours. I often use a range of products from John Frieda and like to try out new items for the brand from time to time, so I was looking forwards to using this hairspray for the first time on freshly washed hair. This hairspray is meant to give a nice enhanced shine to darker hair colours and I must admit that I was rather sceptical that it would make my hair look very much different in terms of sheen and shine, although I was looking forwards to seeing how well the hairspray could hold my style in place.
~Using the hairspray~
When I use this hairspray I make sure to shake the can well prior to use and style my hair in a way that I like, before spraying a light mist of the hairspray all over the areas that I want to cover. I find that the hairspray feels light and not overly strongly scented when I use it, which I feel is a benefit as I don't experience any overpowering fragrances when I use the hairspray. The old school Elnett hairspray scent that used to accompany most hairsprays in the past is notably absent from this product, which I am pleased about. I find that this hairspray has a light fragrance to it that soon fades after application of the product, so are no nasty effects to my breathing when using the product.
The product container that the hairspray comes in is light and easy to hold in the hand when wanting to spray a little of the product onto the hair. The simple push down applicator button works well without me having to exert too much pressure on it and it delivers a nice fine mist of hairspray each time. I find that I need to use just a very small amount of hairspray in order to hold my style in a very natural way that allows plenty of movement with a light yet reliable degree of hold at the same time.
I have found that this hairspray does add a very light sheen to my hair which I like. I wouldn't say that my hair looks amazingly glossy when I use this, although the level of shine/ gloss is slightly enhanced when I apply this to freshly washed hair. I was worried that the product may contain a dark tinted colourant as it claims to enhance darker hair styles, although I am happy to say that the actual product is relatively clear in colour with no added extras that might stain clothing.
The cost of my can of John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Fixing Shine Hairspray was £5.29 when I bought it which was a little less than the moisture barrier product that I buy most often from this range. If I compare the two products I would say that I do slightly prefer the other product over this one, although I can agree that this particular hairspray does work rather well for me. I like the fact that you can spray on a little of the product and have a good degree of stability to a hairstyle yet still have a nice amount of natural movement to the hair.
This hairspray is light and non oily, it doesn't leave any nasty sticky or gunky residue on the hair once you have combed or brushed your hair through and the light fragrance is easy on the nose in my opinion. The hairspray is not overly expensive and works quite well in my opinion, which is why I want to give the product a 4 star rating. The slight downside for me is that I feel the hairspray ought to be able to enhance the colour and shine levels of my hair more than it does, as it is marketed as being an enhancing product, although I do like the way the hairspray holds a style in place in a nice natural way.
I normally go for L'oreal Elnett hair spray as it is one that I have been using for years and I find it to be one of the best around. I decided to try the John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Fixing Shine Hairspray as it was on offer along with the shampoos and conditioners and I had wanted to try it for a while.
Its usual price is around £5 so it is quite expensive but I have to say that I was really impressed with it and will definitely be purchasing again.
The hairspray not only gives hold but it also promises to bring out the multi tonal shine and richness of brown hair. It also contains UV to protect hair from the sun which I am starting to see in more and more hair care products.
This has to be one of the nicest smelling hairsprays out there and instead of smelling like a chemical factory it actually scented my hair in a lovely sweet smelling scent which I absolutely loved and would buy again just for that.
As well as smelling nice though it also did a fantastic job at keeping my hair in place even in strong winds and light rain.
Even though it was so good at keeping my hair in place it felt light on my hair and didn't weight it down or make it hard and brushing it out at the end of the day was easy and I was left with no white flakes or any other trace of it in my hair except for the lovely smell.
I also thought that this did a better job of making my hair shiny and bringing out the different tones to my hair than either the shampoo or conditioner did and when wearing it I could actually see my hair shimmering in the light.
Although it is more money than I would really like to be paying for a hairspray it is one that I shall definitely be buying again and can highly recommend to those of you who have brown hair either natural or dyed and who want to bring out its richness and shine without compromising on the hold.
I have been lucky enough to receive gifts from the John Frieda Brilliant Brunette range over the past few Christmases - they do a lovely range of gift boxes that people obviously know will appeal to me! Usually within these packs there are, alongside the shampoo and conditioner, styling products such as this fixing shine hairspray.
I have long, thick, brunette (obviously!) hair which I usually straighten and wear down. Therefore, I do not tend to wear (or purchase) hairspray often. However, I do like to keep some in the house to fix flyaway strands of hair, rather than holding set a more styled look. The hairspray comes in a metal pressurised aerosol can, which is a lovely bronze, brown in colour in keeping with the theme of the entire range.
A can of this hairspray retails at around £5 for a 250ml, but the range is also usually part of a multibuy offer in stores such as Boots. John Frieda claim that this spray will 'deliver exceptional hold while revealing incredible multi-dimensional shine and luminosity'. The spray also contains sunscreen to help protect your hair.
I found the spray really easy to apply, the nozzle seems to distribute a very fine mist of the spray which is good for me as it didn't apply too much product to one area, leaving hair feeling hard as some hairsprays can. If I needed a more intense application to an area, for example to hold down broken hairs at my parting, the can could simply be held closer to my head when applying and this seemed to work ok. I was disappointed that the spray didn't appear to have any fragrance, however, on the plus side it didn't smell too chemically either.
The hold provided by the spray was good - like I say my need isn't as great as some people's may be - it handled my flyaway hairs perfectly and held them in place for several hours. The hold didn't last all day but I would say that the hold provided and the duration it lasted was adequate. The can is a decent size for slipping in your handbag for a top-up if required, so it's not too much of a problem. The major benefit that this hairspray has for me over any others that I have used is that it really does add shine to your hair. Therefore, it is great as a finishing product, even if hold is not required for your style. The shine is noticeable and my hair looked in lovely condition because of the added shine.
The only problem that I have had with the spray (and I have it with almost all hairsprays) is that the product tends to dry on the nozzle. This leaves a sticky film over the applicator and when you compress the pump either no product is released or it sprays at a completely different angle. Just a minor niggle, and not one unique to this product by any means!
I would recommend this hairspray if you don't have excessive demands and are just looking for a bit of hold, with a lot of added shine!
This hairspray comes in 100ml cans, which cost around £4.50 in Boots, though it is often on offer in Sainsbury's and Superdrug.
First things first, it's easy to use...as much as any other hairspray. There's nothing revolutionary about the can itself (although it is rather attractive looking).
My hair is naturally exceptionally straight, and though that does mean that it is smooth and silky, it lies rather too flat against my head/face for my liking. I recently discovered hairspray as the antidote. I suppose I'd never looked at it before as a solution as I always associated it with sticky, ridiculous up-dos...oh how wrong I was... I think my opinion of hairspray was rather set in stone by an unfortunate incident involving a large can of Pantene extra strong hold and a picture of Madonna, at the tender age of 13.
The first time I used this, the thing I noticed from the off is how lightly it sprays out - it produces a very fine mist that settles gently on your hair. The best thing though? It's definitely not sticky. It makes the dark tones in my hair seem richer than usual, and there's a definite gloss to the overall look - whilst not looking like you've just been varnished.
I've been able to go out for a night of dancing and it stays put without any extra spraying needed. It really does work. It also has a sunscreen in it, which I suppose is rather useful for when I go somewhere hot in the summer. After all, I slather spf 15 on my face even in the winter, so it seems right that my hair also be protected.
The can claims that it gives long-lasting hold and shine. I can't see how I can disagree.
Firstly I will just say that hairspray is not something I use very often these days. I used to get through quite a lot of the stuff back in the 80's when 'big hair' was in and my hair was like Jennifer Rush!
Back then I used to use a hairspray with super hold - let's face it most hairstyles back then didn't move if a force 10 gale was blowing after you had blitzed it with super duper extra extra hold hairspray!
Well these days my hair is quite long and has a natural curl which I tend to straighten, and the only time I really use hairspray is when I am going out and I use a little to define my layers. Gone are the days of 'big hair' which is just as well as I don't think my hair could have taken much more abuse!
I am a fan of John Frieda's brilliant brunette range and was given a gift set at Christmas a couple of years ago, and inside was a 50ml can of Fixing Shine Hairspray. Up till then I had used a Pantene hairspray if ever needing to use any, and while it was ok, it still wasn't perfect for my hair and I still felt it could feel a little sticky.
So, next time I was using hairspray I decided to try this Brilliant Brunette Fixing Shine hairspray, and was very pleased with the results. Now it is the only hairspray I ever use.
It is suitable for natural, highlighted or colour-treated brunettes and promises to deliver 'exceptional hold while revealing multi-dimensional shine and luminosity'.
On spraying this on my hair, I noticed right away that it isn't sticky at all and has a light feel to it, whilst holding your style perfectly. It is also leaves your hair looking quite shiny, and like the other products in the brilliant brunette range, it does illuminate your brunette tones!
I find it is long-lasting and I only need to use it once, no touch-up or further spraying is needed. My hair didn't feel sticky or straw-like which seems to happen with other hairsprays.
Fixing Shine hairspray also contains sunscreen to help protect your hair from sun damage, which gives it another plus from me. I took this on my holiday abroad last year, along with some intensive conditioning sachets from the brilliant brunette range, to help keep my hair hydrated and moisturised, as it does tend to dry out in the sun.
A can of this lasts me quite a while as I don't use it every day, so I tend to buy it when I see it on offer with other brilliant brunette products in Boots or in the supermarket.
It currently costs £4.69 for 100ml in Boots but it is part of a 3 for 2 offer right now. It is also often on offer in Morrisions.
Thanks for reading!
I have always used John Frieda's Brilliant Brunette shampoo and conditioner, and have always loved these. So when one of my friends bought me a Brilliant Brunette gift set for my birthday, I got to try out some of the other products within in the Brilliant Brunette product line.
Brilliant Brunette Fixing Shine Hairspray is a great product. It gives your hairstyle a firm hold but doesn't have a typical chemically hairspray smell, which really sets aside from many of the other hairsprays on the market.
Brilliant Brunette Fixing Shine Hairspray long lasting hair spray delivers exceptional hold while revealing incredible multi dimensional shine and luminosity. This non sticky exclusive formula leaves brunette hair soft and supple and helps safeguard agaianst wilted styles, moisture induced fly aways and frizz.
Fixing Shine spray also contains sun screen, which helps protect your hair against the damaging effects of UV rays.
A great hairspray!
I have quite mixed feelings about John Frieda hair products, there are some I absolutely love and can't live without (Frizz-Ease Serum) and there are some which I absolutely despise (Luminous Colour Glaze) and then there are a whole range of products in between.
I had already used a lot of the Brilliant Brunette range when I spotted this hairspray. All in all I had been fairly happy with it all (apart from the Luminous Colour Glaze obviously) but I hadn't been particularly wowed by any of the products. I however spotted this hairspray in the little cheap shop near me for about £1.50 so I decided to give it a try.
For anyone who has used any of the rest of the Brilliant Brunette range, the product smells along the same lines as the rest of the line. It's a sort of chocolately smell, but a kind of 'fake' chocolate smell if that makes any sense. It's an okish scent, it smells almost a little like a mixture of chocolate and plastacine, sometimes I think I quite like it but sometimes I'm not so sure but it's not a bad smell either way.
The bottle is shiny (but not glossy) and in various shades of brown and it seems to really catch the light - which is perhaps to reflect what the product will make your hair like. The packaging is okay, I don't love it but I don't dislike it either. I've also had no problem with the spray (aerosol type), on some products I've had the spray has fallen off but it doesn't on this one.
John Frieda say this hairspray "Locks in hard-to-hold brunette styles with luminous shine and a lustrous finish", this is a statement I completely agree with. The amount of hold this gives is unbelievable. It doesn't make your hair hard or crispy when applied, like some maximum hold sprays, it really does feel "lustrous" and it also does give the hair a smooth shiny finish.
Perhaps the best example of how well it holds is when I was a bridesmaid at a wedding. I had to create a sorta of big (but smooth and shiny) bouffant towards the back of my head that my tiara slid into, I then has some of the hair in a half up style, and the rest of my hair down and poker straight. I did my hair at 11am, rushed around for a few hours helping everyone else get ready, went to the wedding, stood outside in the freezing cold wind waiting for a taxi to the reception for about half an hour, danced a LOT, drank a LOT, lost my camera and had a semi nervous break down/crying fit (and then found it in the fellas pocket!), and then I was stressing out about how I looked (it was about 1am by this time) and everyone commented how I looked EXACTLY as I had at 11am that morning, and sure enough, there's photos to prove I did. My hair had not budged one bit, and still looked really shiny too, and absolutely no tangles - which considering the wind and how bad my hair normally is is amazing!
It also contains sunscreen which is a nice added bonus and it apparently helps to protect rich brunette tones. It also protects against moisture induced fly-aways and frizz so it would be great for in humid conditions. I think due to these reasons it would be perfect for on holidays.
There's not much more I can say about this product but it really is great - it's the best hairspray I've used for several reasons. It's the best because it is also a shine spray as well as a hairspray and does give great shine, it's the best because it doesn't make hair hard and crispy when applied, and ultimately it's the best because it keeps your hair exactly as you styled it, no matter what you put your hair through throughout the day!
John Frieda is widely available in places like Boots and supermarkets and it retails normally at £4.49 which is quite expensive, considering it should last about the same time as any hairspray would, but it really is worth the extra money because it does exactly everything you would want from a hairspray.
I first came across this hairspray about 6 months ago when I was given a voucher for £2 off the John Frieda range, and have been using it ever since.
~About the poduct~
This hairspray is part of the John Frieda Brilliant Brunette range. This can be used on natural, colour-treated or highlighted brunettes. I don't know what sort of ingredients make it particularly for use on brunette hair, but it promises to 'expose the unique richness and multi-dimensional tones of brunette hair.' As well as this it also claims that it will prevent your style from 'wilting', and protect against moisture-induced flyaways and frizz. Strangely (I thought it was strange anyway), the hairspray actually contains sunscreen to protect your hair against the damaging effects of UV rays.
It comes in an aerosol can which is several different colours of bronze and brown. I think this might be made to represent the 'multi-dimensional' brunette tones. The clear plastic button is the one gripe I have, it doesn't seem very sturdy and I was gutted recently when I dropped a can and the button shattered into several pieces making it unusable.
It is used just like any other hairspray and sprayed over finished hairstyles, while holding about 25-30cm away from the hair. One of the things I love about this is that it does not have that traditional hairspray type smell, that makes you choke when you spray it! It actually has a light, pleasant smell, which always reminds me of coconut.
The spray is quite fine, so it doesn't give hair that wet feeling some sprays can. It is non-sticky and doesn't give a heavy feel - you can't feel you're wearing it.
The product promises firm hold, and that's what it delivers. I find it will keep my style in place until I either wash or brush it out. I was quite impressed with that, as it delivers such a fine mist, I was a bit sceptical as to whether or not it would work.
I find a lot of hairsprays make my hair look dull and lacklustre, as well as weighing it down. I'm glad to say that isn't the case here - it actually makes my hair look lovely and shiny after use. While a lot of cheaper sprays can tend to go white and flake out, this one doesn't do that.
At £4.49 for a 250ml bottle this stuff is not cheap. I try to look out for special offers, but I have no problems in paying the full price for it as so far it's the best hairspray I have found. It is available from Boots.
I love this hairspray, it gives fabulous, long-lasting hold, doesn't weigh down hair, isn't sticky and leaves my hair shiny - oh and it has sunscreen which is a bit novel! What more could a girl want from a hairspray??