“ Brand: John Frieda / Type: Hair Colour „
there are so many shampoos to choose from and in my opinion its quite hard finding the one that you wont. especially it you want a shampoo that does something inparticular like volumizing or frizz taming. there are so many to choose from.
i first saw this John frieda luminous colour glaze shampoo when i worked at boots a few years ago. i didn't buy it start away but it always court my eye. eventually i gave in to the temptation and brought my self some and i am so pleased that i did.
i dye my hair and after a few weeks it starts to fade through washing it and all the other hair products a lather my hair in and my roots were starting to show. and at that moment in time i couldn't really afford to buy more.
the shampoo its self as really creamy and foamy which i think is great. the colour of the shampoo its brown - dark brown. i cant actually describe the smell but it has a lovely smell to it.
i knew that the shampoo says is a luminous glaze but i didn't realise what it actually did until i had dried my hair.
my hair colour had some how originated back to the colour i was when i first applied the hair dye. my hair was really lushes, thick and glossy. i had all these lovely brown colours in my hair. and the most amazing thing of all...my roots had been covered up. my hair felt and smelt amazing. i couldn't believe how soft and shiny my hair was.
the colouring only lasted a few days max and then it starts to fade. but then you just use the shampoo again. when i brought it cost me about £9.99. its quite expensive but well worth it. you can get aleast 2 or 3 weeks out of just one bottle depending how many times you was your a hair a week.
I am a huge fan of the John Frieda Brilliant Brunette range. The hair care range is aimed at brunette's and have everything from shampoo's and conditioners to serum's and spray's. John Frieda also caters for blonde's and redheads, noticeable by the colour scheme on all of the products.
I have always found the Brilliant Brunette range to be of an excellent quality, and using their shampoo's and conditioner's certainly enhances my natural colour, I've actually been complemented and asked if I'd had my hair dyed, even my hair dresser asked!
I was first given the Luminous Colour Glaze as a present one christmas from my Mother. She's also a huge fan of the range and assured me this stuff was brilliant. I hadn't actually heard of it before, so I was eager to give it a try.
Brilliant Brunette Luminous Color Glaze is actually a gel-creme formula that you use on your hair after your usual shampoo and conditioner. It aims to boost shine and add a hint of colour with 'multi-dimensional' shine and it says will give you 'dazzling' brown hair. The forumla is non-damaging ad contains Colour Illuminating Technology, blended with mild dyes and shine boosters. I should point out this stuff isn't a permanent hair colour, and doesn't contain any peroxides or ammonia, and it won't lighten your hair colour.
Packaging & Price
The Luminous Glaze comes in a cream coloured bottle and is packaged inside a plastic container, as you can see in the image shown, and you get 190ml. It costs £6.84 so it is expensive, but it's one of the most expensive products in the range, if not the most expensive. However Boots have a 3 for £10 offer on the John Frieda range at the moment, so you could get 3 for £10 and save quite a bit of money!
The instructions direct you to apply this after you hae washed your hair, and squeezed out the excess. I then squeeze out a small amount onto my hand, rub my palms together and smooth evenly through my hair. The product itself is a strange gel, but it's a dark and shiny brown colour. You will find your hands ae brown afterwards but afte a quick wash they will be fine!
The instructions state to leave this in your hair for 3 minutes and that's exactly what I do. I usually wash my face and body without getting my hair wet whilst I let this get to work. Rinsing it out is very easy to do, the water doesn't run brown as this stuff isn't too strong, it's aim isn't to be an actual hair dye as some people mistakenly believe!
After blow drying my hair I notice it feels really soft, and it only feels this way when I've used the colour glaze. My hair is also shiny and my natural brown hair colour is really enhanced. I have been using this stuff for months now, and I often use it with the Brilliant Brunette Shampoo, which also really helps. I remember when I first started out using the colour glaze I didn't notice too much of a difference aside from the softness, but afte a few applications you really begin to notice the difference, especially when using with other products in the range!
I can't recommend this stuff enough, if you have brown hair (dyed or natural!) then I do recommend the whole of the Brilliant Brunette in general, and this product fits in perfectly. It gives you lovely and soft, shiny hair and I certainly notice some nice tones of brown in my hair, and my colour just looks much better! It might be quite pricey, but there's often offers on the John Frieda range so it's silly to ever pay full price on their products. In my opinion, it's a must-have product for your hair!
I have coloured hair which as we all know, tends to fade. This product seemed like a Godsend to keep colour looking fresh between salon visits. The premise is that you leave it on wet hair for a few minutes and it gives a sort of coating to the hair, leaving the colour reinvigourated and the hair looking glossy and shiny.
The first thing I'd say is that it stains the hands quite badly, so you need to make sure that you wash them thoroughly, especially between the fingers! You then rinse it off and blow dry as normal.
This product did leave my hair nicely shiny but it still looked like I needed a colour touch up. It's hard to know what to make of this product really, it's not a conditioner but nor is it a substitute for a proper dye-job.
All in all I probably wouldn't buy this again and would rather out the money towards a home dye kit which is roughly the same price.
Because I colour my hair a lot, I was looking for a product to give it that much coveted "just stepped out of a salon" gloss. Having read several reviews on the product, I was excited to try it.
In terms of price, I thought it was quite reasonable. Like all John Freida products, there was a product formulated for use on my particular shade of hair colour.
The packaging, like almost all John Freida products, was overly faffy to use and there was far too much of it. Like other reveiwers, I found it highly unneccesary and very wasteful - I thought we were supposed to be working on saving the environment?!
Anyway, enough about the packaging - on to the actual contents!
After shampooing my hair (with a John Freida product, naturally!), I rinsed and applied the glaze. I left it on for the required amount of time (about 10 mins). The product quickly stained my hands and shower and I had to be careful to rinse the product quickly before it became too difficult to remove. As I was apllying the product, I noticed my hair felt very dry and stringy. With a glaze, I expected it to feel smooth and silky - the same as your hair does when you apply a decent conditioner. When it came ot rinsing, my hair felt much the same but I thought I would give the product a chance and not judge until my hair was dried and styled. When I had dried and straightened my hair, I noticed that my hair no longer felt dry - it felt like I had rinsed my hair in a big vat of chip fat! It felt coated, stringy and smelt quite repulsive...so much so I washed my hair again immediately.
Maybe my hair wasn't suited to this product, who knows? One things for sure, I won't be using this product again!
treatment and colour / for lighter shade brunettes / 190mL / For lighter shades of natural, colour treated or highlighted brown hair / John Frieda Luminous Colour Glaze for hazlenut to chestnut browns is an easy to use salon inspired treatment that re-awakens lack-lustre brunette hair with multi-dimensional shine and a shot of dazzling brown colour / This gel/creme formula boosts shine and adds a hint of glossy colour right in the shower in just three minutes /