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Shampoos and conditioners are something you can never have too many of as they always get used. When stocking up a couple of months ago when they were mega cheap I purchased a few different brands and this John Frieda brilliant brunette liquid shine shampoo was one of them, at 38p a bottle I couldn't not buy any.
The shampoo is quite widely available to purchase from places like Asda, Tesco and Boots. It retails at around the £6 mark but can often be found on special offers where you can buy any three John Frieda products for £10 making it only £3.33.
The shampoo comes inside a squeezy tube type bottle where it is mainly squishy with a hard lid for it to stand up on. It's quite eye catching being a metallic silver colour, but the bottle is very busy in regards to text as it seems to repeat everything in a couple of languages. The lid is found on the bottom of the bottle so it is used to stand the bottle upright, it's a flip top lid that isn't too stiff and easy to open. I love this type of packaging as it means when you have nearly run out of the product it's still easy to get the remaining out with having to faff around shaking it.
The shampoo itself is clear in colour, it's the first shampoo I've come across being totally see through, usually there is a tint of white but that isn't the case. The consistency, although quite thick, is nice and it lathers without too much work on your scalp. Whilst lathering it, the fresh scent definitely starts to shine through, it isn't of anything particular and I can't pick up a floral or sweet type scent like I have with other John Frieda shampoos.
Washing the shampoo out is where this product definitely starts to lack, whilst rinsing it, my hair feels brittle and straw like despite being coated in shampoo. For some reason, this shampoo takes an absolute lifetime to wash out and even once it's all out my hair still feels dry. I use this shampoo alongside the matching conditioner and the results once my hair is washed and dried aren't very good. As far as the shine goes, my hair isn't left anymore shiny than when I use normal shampoo products. My hair is left clean and healthy looking but not as good as I was expecting given it's quite an expensive shampoo.
I'm not impressed with this shampoo, although I love the fact that it's clear in colour, the straw like feeling after application and taking ages to wash out definitely let it down. I won't be in a hurry to purchase anymore of this and I'm glad I only stocked up on one bottle and not more when they were cheap.
A little bit pricier...
I bought this shampoo a while back when I had some Boots vouchers and decided to treat myself to a shampoo that was a bit pricier than my usual purchases! This costs a quite steep £5.89 in Boots, although it is currently part of a 3 for 2 offer. It is designed to add shine to brunette hair.
This shampoo comes in a nice silver tube, and it looks more expensive, and perhaps a bit more professional, than other products. silver tube. Inside is a clear gel that is quite thick.
Getting in a lather
I find I need very little of this shampoo as it lathers really well, and I find it easy to apply to my hair once it is wet through. It lathers really quickly so it takes no time to wash my hair using this shampoo. It also has a lovely fresh fragrance - again it does smell like a more professional haircare product, and does remind me of the sort of scent that the shampoos hairdressers use have!
I do find that this takes a bit longer to rinse out of my hair than other shampoos. I am not sure why this is, but it definitely doesn't wash away with ease. I also find that while I am washing this out, my hair feels a bit dry and unpleasant however, thankfully, once I've washed this out of my hair completely my hair no longer feels dry, and in fact feels nice and clean, and quite smooth. It also leaves my hair with a fresh feeling.
A three star shampoo
I am currently using this shampoo alongside the matching conditioner, which I will review separately. But judging this alone it is a good shampoo. It smells nice and fresh, and it leaves my hair feeling clean and quite smooth. But I am going to deduct two stars. One because it is hard to wash out, and my hair feels a bit unpleasant while I do this. I also don't think it makes any difference to my hair in terms of adding shine.
But the biggest negative for me is the price. While this is a nice shampoo, I really don't think it is worth nearly £6 and I think it is difficult to justify this price. I have used other, much cheaper shampoos and this is not really superior in any way at all - in fact I would say that some of the cheaper shampoos I have used are in fact a bit nicer to use, especially as they tend to wash out more easily! So it is three stars from me - a perfectly nice shampoo but it is nothing special and it is rather overpriced!
After years of using my usual cheaper shampoo, my hair was becoming frustratingly frizzy and dry. I swapped to John Frieda's Brilliant Brunette range which did seem to do the trick for a while... In the end I bought a bottle of the Liquid Shine shampoo and conditioner and a tube of the Liquid Shine serum thinking these might be better for my needs.
Although they're pretty pricey at £5 each, there's usually 3 for £10 offers, and comparing the size of the bottles to the amount of product you actually need, the cost doesn't seem so bad. When I buy them they usually last me for about a month or so before I need to buy more.
I wasn't sure whether this would actually do what it claims but after a few uses of using both the shampoo and conditioner, followed by the serum, I did start to notice the difference. My hair was beginning to look a lot healthier with a nice shine to it, also a lot less frizzy. Plus it has a nice smell to it too, which is always a bonus.
I'm not sure how well either product works on its own as I've only ever used all 3 products together, so can't comment on that. But if thinking of making good use of a 3 for £10 offer, I'd definitely recommend buying one of each and using all three each time you shampoo. You'll soon notice the difference it makes!
One thing that I really love doing my hair and buying different kinds of nice shampoo so this year when I got this as a little extra in my stocking from 'Santa' I was really excited to try it out.
This shampoo smells amazing, it has a really fresh and clean smell that reminds me of going to the hairdressers, all the John Frieda products that I have used before have a very similar smell and it is gorgeous. The smell from this shampoo lingers in your hair after washing for about a day which is nice because it really is a nice scent.
It is really easy to use this shampoo, just a simple lather and rinse would do, and there really isn't any need to repeat wash with this shampoo though I suppose that is just personal preference. This shampoo isn't difficult to rinse out of your hair which is a plus for me as I sometimes find it hard rinsing some shampoos out of my hair thoroughly.
I could not be happier with the results that this shampoo has given, my hair is really shiny and soft and it smells great, also the clean feeling lasted for about 3 days which is better than my usual shampoo which only leaves my hair feeling clean for around 1 day. I used this on New Years Eve before heading out and when I had met up with my friends they were all commenting on how soft my hair was and how healthy it looked.
Also I found my hair quite managable and easily styled after using this shampoo, it left my hair in really good condition and it looked much healthier than it normally does.
You can buy this shampoo in most of the good chemists and also in the supermarkets for around £6 for 250ml, I have seen it in Sainsburys for cheaper on different special deals and plan to buy it there when I am buying more.
Overall I think that this is a fantastic shampoo, it might be a little expensive for everyday use though, the results are fantastic, my hair feels really soft and is super shiny and also the nice smell from the shampoo lingers in your hair which is an added bonus, making it worth buying and using only on special occasions. Overall I would give this shampoo 4 out of 5 stars.
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For whatever reason if I tend to use "cheap" shampoo my hair tends to look horrible and feel it as well. In the past I had always used John Frieda's brilliant brunette range but I stopped because of the price however a few months ago I bought the shampoo again. I thought that the product packaging had just changed but it turns out that I had picked up a different product in the range and this was the liquid shine illuminating shampoo.
The liquid shine illuminating shampoo comes in a tall squishy bottle which is mainly a shimmering white in colour apart from brown and black writing on the bottle and the black block across the top of the bottle which features the John Frieda name. The bottle looks like it is quite an expensive brand so it does look quite nice in the bathroom but to be honest I am more interested in how it works rather than how it looks on a shelf.
The first time I used this clear shampoo I have to say I was impressed with the consistency of the product as well as the scent which smelt somewhat like chocolate to me. I wet my hair and rubbed the shampoo in finding that it did lather well. I rinsed it off and when I dried my hair it felt quite soft and did look pretty shiny. I wouldn't say it looked a whole lot better than when I use some other shampoos but the shine was quite noticeable once my hair was dried and styled. Now, my hair is quite funny in that I can use a shampoo for the first time and think it is great for my hair but on subsequent washes it just doesn't work so well. This is the case with this shampoo and I find if I use it at every wash my hair feels quite dry yet somewhat coated as well which I don't like at all. I tend to use this shampoo mainly before a night out now because I do like the way it makes my hair look and smell but if I use it too frequently it does me no favours at all.
As the shampoo claims to illuminate brunette hair I cannot help think that they are making big promises which the shampoo doesn't quite live up to. Yes, my hair can shine a bit after using this shampoo but to be honest I find that my hair can be shiny after using a cheaper shampoo for the first time as well.
This 250ml bottle of shampoo costs £5.89 from boots and I do think that it is an expensive price to pay for a product which is pretty average to be honest. I would recommend perhaps trying one of the other shampoos in the John Frieda brunette range before this one if you are interested as for me it just didn't work so well.
Thank you for reading my review!
I thought I would try this shampoo and conditioner pair after getting a bit bored with my old shampoo and feeling that it wasn't really doing much for my hair, so wanted something new! Although my hair doesn't tend to look overly dull normally anyway, I was hoping that this set would be able to inject some more shine in to it.
Unfortunately I ended up a bit disappointed with it, though maybe I was expecting too much in the first place! That being said, it is quite a nice shampoo & conditioner pair that has a nice smell and does feel luxurious when you are applying it.
It isn't a terrible shampoo but it really doesn't work miracles. It will leave your hair feeling smooth, soft and looking shiny but don't expect much else from it that you can't get from another brand, at perhaps a cheaper price as well.
Oh well, on to the next!
Following on from my sunsilk review, this shampoo is another one I came across in the quest to optimise my mid brown hair, and hopefully make it a bit more interesting!
The big selling point of this John Frieda tube is the 'liquid shine' it promises to deliver with its 'Crystalline Complex' (not sure what that means but it sounds very impressive). I also thought it would enhance my brunette tones- it is called brilliant brunette after all! But looking at the tube more closely, I noticed it claimed to increase shine 'without altering brunette colour'. So this isn't one which will bring out more tones in your hair. Still, shiny hair is always a good thing, so I looked forward to seeing the results.
The shampoo is a clear, thick gel, unlike a lot of brunette shampoos which are (surprise surprise) brown. It's very easy to squeeze out of the handy tube- no more desperate squishing the bottle to get that annoying last bit out. It smells lovely, quite floral and perfumey, and the fragrance is just enough to waft nicely around your hair without being overpowering or really fake smelling. It's also easy to work into a satisfying lather.
And the results? Well, my hair was shiny after I'd used it, but then it usually is when it's freshly washed. I can't say this shampoo made any noticeable difference. But hey, it smells great, and kept my hair clean and glossy. For £5-6 in most shops, it's a bit more expensive than the other brunette shampoos I tried though, and for the average results I got, I can't say it's worth it.