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John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Shine Release Moisturising Shampoo

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      05.11.2013 16:17
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      A great product at a great price :)

      John frieda Brilliant Brunette Moisturising Shampoo (50ml)

      I bought this shampoo as it was on a 3 for 2 offer and I like to try new shampoos and I have used this in the past and I like it so I wanted to try it again. I have been a fan of John Frieda products for a while and I recently won a john freida hairdryer on their Facebook competition - very happy with it!

      - Product description (from amazon.co.uk)

      "Redefine your shine, illuminate your hair with John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Multi-Tone Revealing Moisturising Shampoo. Moisturising formula with crushed pearls and sweet almond oil softens as it brings out rich, multi-dimensional brunette tones and adds shine. Non-colour depositing. For all shades of natural, colour-treated or highlighted brunette hair."

      - About the product

      I have tried the full size product before but I just bought the 50ml to try again, it is great that john frieda (and now loreal) make travel size products! The shampoo is for all brunette shades and it claims to preserve the colour - it is a non colour depositing shampoo. The shampoo contains sodium laureth sulphate which is a common ingredient in haircare/body products but it can cause irritate for some people and it doesn't usually for me but I try to avoid it where possible, which is a lot easier said than done!

      - Scent

      The shampoos I have tried from john frieda have always smelled really nice with a salon kind of smell rather than a fruity or floral scent like most high street shampoos. This shampoo smells like the Body Shop shea butter/cocoa butter body butter (tongue twister) - it smells like vanilla, it is a warm and comforting smell which I love! The scent does stay in my hair to an extent but it doesn't last as long as I wish it would. Love the scent of this product!

      - Using the product and results

      I have recently had nine inches cut of my hair so my hair is about collar bone length now - it was almost reaching my hips before the cut so I don't need as much shampoo now which makes the small travel size last a bit longer - I use about a ten pence coin sized amount for my mid length, thick hair. Just a side note, I had 9 inches cut of my hair so I could donate it to the Little Princess Trust, a charity that makes real hair wigs for children with cancer and I would definitely recommend donating your hair, the minimum length is 7 inches - check out my blog for more information.

      Anyway, the shampoo smells gorgeous and using it just intensifies the scent. It lathers really well but that is not surprising because of the inclusion of sodium laureth sulphate which is a foaming agent. It lathers well, it feels like it is cleaning my hair well but it doesn't feel like it is stripping my hair. It does feel moisturising to an extent which is evident when my hair is dry. The shampoo creates a really thick lather which can be a little bit difficult/time consuming to rinse out but it leaves my hair detangled and smooth to an extent. I follow with my conditioner, not the matching one, and when my hair is dry, it is smooth, soft, shiny (not massively shiny) and moisturised. Overall, I am very happy with this product I am would buy it again, although I find that sometimes after I use this product my scalp can get a bit flaky which isn't normal but it isn't a big problem. it doesn't really do anything to the colour of my hair but that isn't a big negative point for me.

      - Price and availability

      I bought this travel size shampoo from Boots as it was on a 3 for 2 offer. This shampoo (50ml) can be bought from feelunique for only £1.99 along with the conditioner (numerous JF ranges can be bought as minis from feelunique.com). The full size 250ml bottle can be bought from Boots for £5.59 currently.

      - Conclusions

      Positives

      *Good brand, widely available - and travel size bottles
      *Lathers really well
      *Smells gorgeous!
      *Leaves my hair looking and feeling smoother, moisturised and sleek

      Negatives

      *Doesn't really do anything to the colour of my hair
      *VERY slight scalp irritation

      Thank you for reading my review

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      11.05.2013 09:23
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      A good product, does exactly what is says and leaves me with a satisfyingly shiny head!

      I'm really not one of those people who buys a hair product based on the flashy sales and adverts - my early experience with 'Pantene' shampoo when it first came out in the 90's put pay to that. But going off my Mums advice not to go cheap on my hair I have always used products based on performance and not price where I can. I started using John Freda Shampoo's and Conditioner's for brunettes a few years ago after a recommendation. I have never been disappointed and haven't used anything else since.

      The bottles are a good size and shape for use with wet hands. 10 years and I've never dropped it and never spilled a drop!
      It's not filled with noxious perfume smells but doesn't smell like you're putting a concoction of chemicals on your head.
      The texture isn't too runny or squodgy and is strangely satisfying when you squeeze it onto your hand!
      It goes a long way. I have quite long hair and a small amount in the palm of my hand is plenty. If I'm a bit strapped for cash to shell out at the salon this stuff keeps my hair looking in good condition regardless.
      And yes, it does leave your hair feeling all silky smooth and looking shiny too!
      Shampoo twice for extra effect if you're going out!!
      If you knock the side of the bath trust me, they will be the last bottles to go! These bottles are sturdily little mites!

      The price can indeed be off-putting, you'll find it circling around the £5 mark per bottle but you'll rarely catch me buying individual bottles as it is frequently on 3 for £10 offers in Morrisons, Asda, Boots (and presumably others). I grab three bottles when I see them on offer (a combination of 2x Shampoo to 1x conditioner suits me perfectly) and that lasts a long time at one wash every other day. I usually end up with a little collection in the bathroom cupboard but its worth it ;)

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      21.10.2012 21:53
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      A brilliant shampoo from John Frieda

      When I first starting buying my own shampoo I always went for average priced brands so when I was bought a John Frieda gift set one Christmas I had never tried this shampoo before. From the first use I was a convert and despite having tried other expensive shampoos since none have impressed me like the Brilliant Brunette range. The range also includes conditioners and hair styling products.

      Packaging
      As you would expect from a more expensive shampoo this one comes in a good quality tube. The plastic doesn't crease so the tube retains it's shape. It has an easy to open flip cap and you can easily control the amount of shampoo you dispense. Although you can't see through the packaging to tell how much is left I really like the look of this shampoo in my shower.

      Using the shampoo
      Suitable for all brunettes whether natural or coloured this shampoo is 'multi-tone revealing', it has crushed pearls and sweet almond oil in it which gives it a luxurious feel and fragrance. I apply about a 10 pence piece sized amount of shampoo to my shoulder length hair and it lathers up instantly making it really easy to wash my hair. It also rinses out easily leaving my hair feeling clean.
      I use this shampoo about once a week and also use a brilliant brunette conditioner and I love the way it makes my hair feel and look. There is definite extra shine to my hair after using this product and despite colouring my hair it helps to keep it in really good condition.

      Price and Availability
      This shampoo is available from stockists such as Boots, Superdrug and Asda. As it is usually about £5 for 250ml I tend to wait until it is on offer before buying. You can currently (October 2012) buy 3 for £10 at Asda which makes it a bit more reasonable.

      Would I recommend?
      Yes, this is a great high quality shampoo which gives the results you would expect for the price. Although I can't afford to use it every time I wash my hair I feel like I'm giving my hair and therefore myself a treat when I do use it.

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        06.05.2012 20:26
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        Good and nice to use, but hair gets used to it

        This is a lovely shampoo. It smells really nice and has a creamy formula- sometimes I don't need conditioner after using it. A bottle seems to last about 6 weeks and I have long, past shoulder length hair. It leaves my hair soft and shiny and smelling really lovely- the smell seems to last even after my hair has dried. It can be expensive depending on where you shop. I have seen it sold for £6 a bottle in some stores. The only slight problem is that my hair gets used to it after about three washes and does not seem to be as soft as it was after the first few washes. I have got solved this by alternating with another Brilliant Brunette shampoo. In all I would say it's a good product for hair that is slightly on the dry side, but you may feel you need to alternate it with another shampoo in order to get the best result.

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          30.01.2012 15:14
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          A good but expensive shampoo

          I dye my hair and I love the look and feel of it just afterwards when my hair is looking shiny and full of vitality. Unfortunately that never lasts so I am always looking for something that will help bring out the colour of my hair and leave it looking full of life. I decided to try the John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Moist Shampoo as a friend of mine was always raving about the blonde version and she does have lovely shiny hair that catches the light.

          The shampoo is available in all the usual places such as boots and superdrug and costs in the region of £2 for a 50ml bottle which does make it expensive. You can buy larger bottles which do make it work out cheaper in the long rum but the smaller bottle makes more sense to try to see if you like it before splashing out on the bigger one.

          The shampoo has been especially designed for brown hair and it claims that it will gently clean hair and leave it with deep volume, clarity and luminosity.
          The shampoo is a lovely rich brown colour which does shine and have multi tone in the light before you even apply it to your hair.

          It also smells absolutely gorgeous and it is one of the few shampoos that I have found that is capable of scenting my hair for the entire day after using. You don't need all that much of the shampoo to be able to get a good rich lather but I did find that I needed to wash my hair twice to be able to remove all the product I had in my hair.

          It was fairly gentle and I didn't feel as though the shampoo was completely stripping my hair from moisture but at the same time for a moisture shampoo I didn't actually think it was all that moisturising and for those of us with dry hair I really wouldn't recommend using this without also using the conditioner that goes with it afterwards.

          After using this and the Brilliant Brunette conditioner my hair was left looking lovely and shiny and full of volume and life but to be honest I was a little disappointed that it didn't also leave my hair looking a little bit more multi tonal like it promised. My hair was gorgeous but no more than it would have been from any decent shampoo and I could have quite easily forgotten that I was using a shampoo that was especially designed to bring out the highlights of my dark hair.

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          29.01.2012 16:24
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          John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Shine Release Moisturising Shampoo

          I saw this shampoo in the supermarket and decided to get it as I have used John Frieda hair products in the past which were very high quality. This shampoo is usually £5.62 at Tesco and, because I wash my hair once every day, I wouldn't be able to buy this product regularly as it would get too expensive. However, I recently spotted the glorious yellow sticker on the shampoo and discovered that it had been reduced from £5.62 to £2.81 which is a bargain for 'designer' hair products. You also get 250ml of shampoo for this price and this tends to last me a long time as I try to use the smallest amount possible. One bottle has lasted me 2 1/2 weeks before!

          The bottle says 'all day satin smooth' on it which I wouldn't necessarily agree with but this may just be my terribly heat damaged hair causing mine to not look 'satiny smooth'. Something that impressed me about this shampoo was that it didn't make my hair feel weird when I changed from the previous shampoo to this one. Sometimes when I switch hair products my scalp gets irritated and my hair looks really greasy at first but this didn't occur even a little bit with this product. I'm not sure why it is specifically marketed towards brunettes as it doesn't seem to affect my hair whatever the colour. I've used this when I was both brunette and blonde (I've had to use it a couple of times as my back up shampoo when blonde as I dyed my hair and had left over bottles of Brilliant Brunette left) and it didn't make my hair any browner either time. It does make your hair feel very clean and pleasant but not necessarily any more smooth than a cheaper product.

          I am also rather sloppy with shampoo and have succeeded in getting this product in my eyes a few times and it didn't sting much at all which is great! The bottle says to 'rinse thoroughly with water' which is what I did and there were no problems at all. The packaging is also very pleasant and looks professional. The brown is a different shade to the conditioner so it is easily distinguishable in the shower if you have terrible eyesight like me! Also, the cap being on the bottom rather than the top of the bottle makes it much quicker and easier to get the shampoo out, particularly when you're running low as it all flows to the bottom thanks to glorious gravity.

          I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who is willing to spend a little extra money to get a high quality shampoo from a great company. I personally would only buy this shampoo when on offer or for a special occasion as the price is just a bit too hefty for my budget.

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          24.09.2011 17:30
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          A fantastic shampoo for brown hair-also good at calming curls and waves!

          John Frieda, brilliant brunette shine release shampoo, is a light enhancing shampoo for brunettes and promises to reveal multi-dimensional shine. It is suitable for natural, highlighted or colour treated brown hair. The shampoo comes in a 250ml bottle and I buy mine at boots for £4.99. You can either chose to buy the volumising or moisturizing version of the product and there is a bottle for lighter shades of brown- chestnut to hazelnut - and one for darker shades - chocolate to espresso. I have used both types of shampoo for some time, when I dyed my hair dark brown I used the chocolate version, but since becoming pregnant I have used the lighter hazelnut shampoo as I have not dyed my might brown hair for some time, so it is now lighter in colour.

          I was first advised about the product after speaking to a friend who used the shampoo and loved it. As I have dry, wavy hair I am always on the search for hair products which make my hair silky and smooth, so I thought I'd give this product a try. Since using the brilliant brunette shampoo in both shades I have found that around the top of my hair I can clearly see a multi dimentional brown shine, this is harder to observe in the rest of my hair which is more wavy, but is noticeable on straighter areas. I also find that the product does create extra volume as promised and gives me a definite shine which is hard for me to achieve with my hair type and many other shampoos. After use my hair feels softer and is more manageable which is really important when dealing with curly hair.

          The shampoo smells fresh, although it hasn't got the most distinctive or sweetest smell it does leave hair feeling fresh and clean and john frieda describe the shampoo as 'a mositurising formula with crushed pearl and sweet almond oil'. I do find in order to get the best result from the shampoo it needs to be used with the brilliant brunette enhancing conditioner. One thing I will say however is that the conditioner is also a rather expensive £4.99; so when it comes to buying both products £10 can feel like quite a lot to spend. However the product in my view does do what is says on the tin, it lasts quite a while even though I wash my hair every 1-2 days and for my rather curly rebellious hair I have found it hard to find a shampoo set that not only manages curls but helps me make the best of my brunette hair. This is more important to me right now as I am not comfortable dying my hair due to my pregnancy, so having a more luxurious light enhancing shampoo helps me to feel a bit more glamourous.

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          26.03.2011 16:36
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          a pretty good shampoo, well worth trying out, im just not convicned its the best shampoo ever

          Normally £5.30 each from boots, i got my john frieda brilliant brunette moisturising shampoo and conditioner on offer, 2 for £7, offers like this are frequent at boots so look out for them! okay, well my hair is very very dry, and that why i opted for the moisturising shampoo, however they also stock brilliant brunette shampoo and conditioner for volume and shine. Each bottle contains 250ml, however also available in a 50ml mini bottle for just £1.99, if you want to try this out for the first time you should possibly opt for this smaller bottle.

          So, what was it like? When i first opened the bottle i was pleasantly surprised by the lovely smell, the smell is rich, a bit like chocolate, and it smells full of spices, difficult to explain but i loved it! the shampoo its self looks pearly and shiny so i was very optimistic about the results. the shampoo is very thick and smooth, it feels lovely to massage into the hair. It claims to cleanse and perfect every strand to create a flawless surface for light reflection which will create dimension and shine, it claims to rehydrate and soften dry hair. Im not sure if it does all this, but my hair was certainly a little less dry and more soft, and had a lot more shine than normal, as well as smelling great!

          However the smell does not seem to last long, and while it did the basics of what it said, i couldnt help feeling that it isnt the best shampoo on the market, so my search still continues. But i do think its a pretty good shampoo, the conditioner and shampoo worked very well together, and its definitely one worth trying. A good shampoo, a decent price, a lovely smell, and does what it claims, just to a slightly lesser extent......but for me it didn't quite have the wow factor im looking for, but having said that, a shampoo that would have the wow factor im looking for would probably be a lot more expensive.

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            23.02.2011 16:49
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            Wonderful product tailor made for brunettes

            Superb brunette hair product. No chemically smell but a lovely and light shampoo that is dispensed and produces alot of foam. The shampoo washes out easily and it leaves fine and fly away hair clean, shiny and not weighed down. The moisturising variety works very well leaving your hair looking and feeling healthy without making your hair over conditioned and unmanageable. The shine release variety also works well but lacks the moisturising properties and where it leave the hair with a shine it can also leave hair feeling slightly dry. The John Frieda range is not the cheapest on the market but in comparison to results from other brunette products I feel it is the top of the bunch.
            The shampoo is available in standard bottle and the handy mini size - just what is required for holidays or swim bags. It is available in two colour ranges Chestnut through to Cappuchino to encompass all variations of brunette.

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            07.11.2010 11:35
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            Give your hair a treat!

            I generally use Alberto Balsam apple conditioner on my hair as I really like it. However, a couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to win a couple of 250ml tubes of John Freida brilliant brunette shine release moisturising conditioner so I have been using that recently instead. It costs £4.89 in Boots for each of these which is a lot more expensive than the pound I pay for the 400 ml bottle of Alberto Balsam that I get from Sainsburys. Therefore I was really interested to see if I would notice a difference and think that the more expensive conditioner was worth it.

            The conditioner comes in quite an attractive golden coloured tube. However, the gold writing on the back is quite tricky to read against the gold background. The cap is easy to open and you just need to give a slight squeeze in order to dispense the conditioner. It tells you on the tube that it is designed to infuse dry hair with rich moisture and that it perfects each strand for multi-dimensional brunette shine. Now I'm not sure that I really understand what that last bit means but I guess I could be persuaded that that is what my hair needs! The conditioner is suitable for all shades of hair from hazelnut to chestnut and is suitable for either natural or colour treated hair. (Mine is the latter).

            So what is the conditioner actually like you might ask. It is creamy white in colour and a thickish consistency. I only need to squeeze a little out of the tube to get good coverage for my shoulder length hair. It goes through my hair quite easily and helps to work through any tangles very well. It has a pleasant smell which reminds me of coconut. It felt quite thick on my wet hair and I wondered if I would have difficulty rinsing it out but it actually washes out very well.

            Once my hair is dry I can see that it looks quite silky and that it feels soft and shiny. It feels in good condition and looks good too. However, I feel the same after using my Alberto Balsam apple conditioner too. Having now used the John Freida conditioner quite a few times, I can't really say that it is that much better than my usual conditioner to warrant paying so much extra money. I have realised that I get roughly about six times the amount of my usual conditioner for the price of one of these 250 ml tubes and that's a huge difference! Therefore, although I do like this conditioner and there is nothing wrong with it I doubt that I will actually start buying it on a regular basis. However, I still have a long way to go to use up my two prize conditioners so I will enjoy using this conditioner in the meantime.

            It is worth mentioning that at the moment Boots has a two for £7.50 on John Freida hair care products but it is still quite expensive! (November 2010).

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              06.07.2010 22:59

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              Its GREAT!!!

              Although its a little pricey for every day shampoo i always have a bottle at home ready for that night out, my hair just feels like i have stepped out of a salon when i use this, even when i have run out of the shine release conditioner, my hair still feels soft and thick and unbelievable shiney. However the price is nothing compared to the price of the hair dressers, because i dont know about anyone else but i always end up have something else done to my hair than just styling, im rubbish.

              For the best results though i have found that if use the shampoo, condtioner and the shine release serum everyone always compents on my hair and asks if i have had my hair done.

              I love the smell its like a coconut smell but not to over powering i love it and when i move my hair during the night i get a nice wiff of the shampoo i love it.

              I also always for xmas buy the little gift sets for my friends, they always tell me how much they love getting their present as they know what im getting them. obviously i get them other things as well, but its great just to top up a small present.

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              07.06.2010 16:47
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              the best brunette shampoo I've used

              I've got to confess, I never had any intensions of buying this as it's a bit pricey, but when I was given some one Christmas, I had no choice but to give it a go

              This comes in two varieties, one for lighter shades of brown - chestnut to hazelnut - and one for darker - chocolate to espresso. I use the lighter one and so will be reviewing that one.

              ====General====

              It's got a very smooth appearance, and whilst the fragrance is nice, I can't quite put my finger on what it smells like. I find you only need a small amount as it lathers up very easily, providing you've made your hair wet enough to begin with. It also rinses very cleanly, and only one application's needed.

              I have to admit, being a shampoo for dark hair, I was expecting the shampoo to be brown - but it's creamy in colour. Not a major point, but something that took me by surprise!!

              ====Packaging====

              This comes in one of those trendy looking tubes that stands on its end. I'm not sure if it's the sort of plastic that can be recycled at a general recycle point, but it does say it can be recycled.

              The tube itself holds 250ml, which lasts me about a month and a half to two months and I wash my hair at least once a day.

              It does look stylish, with glossy writing and lots of gumph on the back saying it can be used for natural brunettes or those who use colours

              ====My Impression====

              I have quite frizzy curly hair, and since using this, even my hairdresser has commented on how curly and well behaved my hair's become. I wouldn't say it's brought out the multi-tones of my hair, but it's certainly made it softer.

              I do have a problem with the flip top. Nine times out of ten, I have to prize it open with a pair of tweezers as it suctions shut.

              ====Cost and Value====

              Normally I see these priced up around £4.79 in Tesco, which for shampoo, I think is a lot of money. I will only buy this when it's on offer, then I stock up, as I do find it does my hair good. As it lasts quite a long time, I think value wise it's ok.

              ====Other Products Available====

              As with so many products these days, there's also a conditioner, deep conditioner and many, many other products available in the range. All of them are pricey.

              ====Recommended?====

              Yes and no really. Yes because it does leave my hair soft and manageable. No because it's pricey, and doesn't bring out the highlights as promised. That might just be because my hair doesn't have any!!!

              If you do plan on trying the range, I would say wait for an offer in Tesco or Boots, or wherever you do your shop.

              Thanks for reading

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                21.04.2010 22:20
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                A great shampoo that has fantastic results - great to treat yourself with!

                Before I used John Frieda's Brilliant Brunette range, I thought that that glossy, rich kind of sheen on hair dye TV adverts was something unachievable by human means - maybe the models or the directors made deals with the devil or something!

                Well, as a woman with plain Jane naturally mousy brown hair, I'm here to tell you that it is possible! With the right hair care system, you can add such a depth of colour and such a richness (without dying) that it's almost as if you'd re-coloured.

                The shampoo as just a plain, ordinary shampoo works brilliantly. I have quite fine, greasy hair (how unfortunate, I know) and I shampoo every day as a general rule. I found that the shampoo was quite suitable for frequent use, but I did find after a while that I got that "build up" kind of feeling - when you feel as if you've some product in your hair but you know that you haven't. To solve this I would use an alternate shampoo about one day in the week. One thing I really loved about this shampoo was the smell - its scent is just *clean.* It smells really good - nothing particularly fancy-pants about it. Just clean.

                As for the "Shine Release" claim - I couldn't agree more. My hair was really glossy, really smooth and in great condition. I felt like a film star when it was freshly combed!

                My one real gripe is the price. At around £5(plus) for a bottle of shampoo and a bottle of conditioner (and that's each!), John Frieda is a little bit out of my price range except for as the occasional treat. It is important to treat yourself though, so if the price doesn't put you off - this is a great product and a great little treat to help you feel good about yourself!

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                  03.04.2010 18:04
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                  Doesn't do what it says on the tube

                  The John Frieda Collection is one we will all have passed in the supermarket hair care aisle, but perhaps one many will have avoided, predominately due to the size of the products and the price that comes with them. The target audience is broken down into Sheer Blonde, Brilliant Brunette, Radiant Red and others such as Frizz Ease and volume products. The basis of my review is the Brilliant Brunette Shine Release Moisturising Shampoo which will be followed by the Brilliant Brunette Shine Release Moisturising Conditioner.

                  I bought my 50ml tube of Shampoo from Tesco in the bargain bin for 90p. I thought this price was good for a shampoo I would use for a short period of time, unless it had miraculous effects which may have persuaded me to shell out for a larger version.

                  The dark chocolate brown tube is made from a soft plastic which when empty is more opaque rather than clear. The tube stands on its lid which has a clear, round, plastic screw cap. The range is very distinctive and automatically recognised in the shopping aisle, the white writing on the brown background is both clear and readable, whilst the smaller writing in a pale brown is less so. The key element to this particular product is its moisturising ability and this is highlighted by a blue background to the text. The writing on the front of the product varies in size and colour, depending on importance. For example the word brunette is larger than the word brilliant, whilst the word shampoo is in a different font to be clearly seen.

                  This product is suitable for natural and dyed shades of chocolate to espresso brown and boasts to rehydrate, revitalise and reveal a "multidimensional brunette shine."

                  The information on the back of the tube follows the same pattern of using different fonts and sizes to highlight the important facts. There are a lot of ingredients to this shampoo and I won't bore you with them. I will readily admit that when I read ingredients on cosmetics I don't know what half of them are, or do.

                  I used this shampoo on my hair alongside the conditioner of the same function. I found that the product lathered up okay, but I felt that I hadn't used enough shampoo to cover the whole of my hair. This was because it felt rather dry and less bubbly than my usual shampoo. In one case I re-shampooed my hair because it really lacked that clean feel.

                  Obviously this means that you are getting less from your product because you are using double the required amount to do the same job as half should do. On rinsing I found that my hair still didn't feel clean, because I couldn't tell whether my locks were coated in shampoo I found it very hard to determine whether it was fully rinsed or not; Again not impressive results and certainly not moisturised.

                  The shampoo itself looks to be a reasonably thick consistency but on squeezing on the palm of your hand you will find that the pearl effect brown liquid is actually quite thin and spreads easily over your palm. The consistency is so thin that when the tube is standing on its lid the lid ends up with product in it where it has leaked from the seal designed to keep it in the tube. For me this is annoying, the clear plastic lid is no longer clear but a mucky brown colour which doesn't look too pleasant.

                  I haven't used this product daily as it really didn't live up to my expectations and so I cannot comment how it works over a period of time. However, I am used to a new product having a really good effect on my hair as a one off and this didn't cut it. I wouldn't buy this again and I am glad that I paid just 90p for it because I wouldn't have been very impressed to have paid full price or if I have bought a larger version.

                  You can investigate this product yourself on the John Frieda website, but I found it slow to load and lacking in information. If you try and buy it links you to an external drugstore.

                  I have looked to compare store prices and have found that a 250ml standard tube will cost anything between £4.32 - £5.00; a 100ml tube will cost £1.99.

                  For me the product doesn't justify the price when I can get a decent shampoo which does the job at half the price but lasts twice as long.

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                    25.01.2010 23:05
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                    I have been a fan of the John Frieda range for a long time, however they are quite pricey at around the £5 mark for each of the shampoo/conditioner tubes. These can often be found on special at Boots and also Asda at three tubes of shampoo, conditioner or a mix of all three for £10. I tend to stock up when they are on special, and whilst that does mean forking out £20 or £30 in one go, you make a big saving in the long run.

                    The John Frieda range is a premium range and this is the reason for the hefty price tag. The tubes are sleek and smart and the look good on the bathroom shelf. The brunette range comes in a brown tube, the blonde range in a gold tube and the red in a red tube. I have chocolate brown coloured hair which is long (well below the shoulder) and straight.

                    I have been using this shampoo for over two years now and prior to that I used only Lush's shampoo bars. When I first used the shampoo the difference in the condition and shine to my hair was immediate, I used it in conjunction with the conditioner (which I will review at a later date) and have done so ever since.

                    The shampoo itself is an irridescent brown and is easily dispensed from the flip top lid of the tube. The thickness and consistency of the shampoo means that you dont loose as much of it by it running through your hands as you do with some shampoos of a thinner consistency. The shampoo lathers brilliantly and you only need a small amount to get a rich lather, I use an ammount the size of a 50p peice for my longer than shoulder length hair so the shampoo lasts me around two weeks and I wash my hair once every day without fail.

                    After washing I rinse and the product rinses easily and my hair immediately feels softer as the water runs through it rinsing all of the shampoo suds out of my hair even before using the conditioner the difference is apparent.

                    I follow with the conditioner and leave that on for a couple of minutes and then wrap my hair in a hot towel. After towel drying I am very surprised at how easily my paddle brush glides through my damp hair. The smell of the product is still lingering pleasently in my hair. The smell is difficult to describe, the only thing I can say about it is that it smells soft and luxurious, It is one of those scents you have to smell for yourself, however I think it is a scent that will suit pretty much anyone and you would probably have to be very picky to be overly offended by it!

                    Once my hair is dry the scent is still present and even hours after drying I still get whiffs of the shampoo when my hair moves and a couple of times other people have commented on the smell, not just my boyfriend who cant get enough of the smell and always smells my hair when he cuddles me, for that reason I always feel it is important to me for my hair to smell nice.

                    My hair is straight and i rarely straighten it so it is in good condition and usually has quite a good shine to it anyway but after using this shampoo the shine is much more vibrant and my hair looks and feels sleek and soft.

                    This shampoo makes my hair feel fantastic and really boosts my confidence, I often run my fingers through it after brushing because it feels so soft and lovely. Since starting to use this shampoo I have converted my mam to it as she also has brunette hair and she cant get enough of it either. This is a top quality product and it is worth every penny because the results are amazing, I shant be changing to another brand any time soon, however I do use a lush shampoo bar once a week for a change and so that i dotn get too much product buildup from using the same product constantly, but even when using a lush shampoo bar I always follow it with my John Frieda conditioner.

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