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John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Satin Shine

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      16.02.2011 17:24
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      A nice product to smooth flyaway hair and make it soft to the touch.

      Brilliant Brunettes Satin Shine Finishing Crème by John Frieda is a product designed especially for us girls with the chocolate coloured locks. It has been developed as part of a collection to expose the unique richness of brunette hair colour. It claims to illuminates a rich array of beautiful brown tones without adding or depositing colour.

      The packaging is well designed and ringed with chestnut, bronze, coffee, cinnamon and chocolate browns. The lid is flat so the product can be stood upright. You'll get 125ml of finishing crème which considering you only need to use a tiny amount each time, it should last you up to a year. It's priced at around £5 or cheaper if you have time to shop around.

      As it says in the name, this is a finishing crème. It's to be used once you have done all the hair drying, straightening or styling that is part of your every day routine. The crème is used on dry hair and only a tiny amount is needed if you don't want your newly washed hair to end up looking greasier than when you started. The crème needs to be rubbed into the hands and then smoothed into the hair to achieve a flawless finish.

      The product itself is a milky brown colour and has a faint smell which is quite sweet.
      Its purpose is to calm flyaway hair and wispy ends leaving you with perfectly silky and shimmering locks. It creates definition between your layers and the moisturising action will smooth down wispy ends. It can be applied as often as is required. I carry mine around with me to reapply during the day in order to calm my hair as it tends to have a mind of its own.

      It certainly makes your hair softer and silky and although you might not see the difference indoors, you will when the sun shines on it and your hair will look really glossy. The different tones of your hair will be more noticeable.

      Despite all this, I don't think Satin Shine Finishing Crème would ever be something that you couldn't live without but it certainly is a handy and useful product to buy if you have a bit of spare money.

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      02.02.2011 21:26
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      Please see review :-)

      I got the Satin Shine a few years ago as part of a Christmas giftset from Boots along with the brunette shampoo and conditioner. It is from the John Freida brand which is specifically designed for brunettes and can be purchased individually in Boots and costs £5.10 for a tube of 125ml. It does last ages as only a small amount is needed to achieve desired style. John Freida products, along with other premium branded products, can be bought on offer in Boots for example at the minute you can buy two John Freida products for £7.50.

      The Satin Shine is a finishing creme and is meant to be applied to dry hair to leave a glossy finish. You can achieve two different results using the creme- either a FLAWLESS FINISH by rubbing a small amount between the palms and smoothing through under the layers of hair and finishing by lightly going over the surface of the hair, or SUBTLE DEFINITION by using the finger tips to pull the creme through sections of the hair and creating separation. By doing this it is meant to illuminate the brown tones in the brunette hair without adding any extra colour and moisturises whilst taming fly away ends and creating subtle definition.

      I have very fine hair and don't really like to use a lot of product on my hair for fear of it making it greasy and lank with heaviness. I have found that by using too much of this product my fears are realised! If you rub too much into your hair it does leave it feeling greasy and over producted. Thus I have learnt my lesson and only use a smidgen, rubbing it into my palms and fingertips before drawing it through the ends of my hair only. I have layers in my hair which sometimes I worry look more like split ends, and so by using this product it smooths the layers and leaves it looking glossy. I haven't particularly noticed it highlighting my hair but perhaps that is what other people would notice especially if they saw my hair in the natural daylight. The product itself smells great and leaves you with a salon-esque scent to your hair which I adore :-) I do find though that it leave your hands a bit greasy after use and so giving them a good wash after use is a must. I only apply the creme once a day, after washing and blow drying before I leave the house, but the product does advise that it can be reapplied as necessary. For me that would make my hair far too greasy and think this would be better if you had quite thick flyaway hair that needed controlling.

      Overall, I can take or leave this product. It does smooth my hair nicely but for me its not an every day part of hair styling for me. I think I could probably easily tame my ends with a bit of leave in conditioner and angled blow drying.

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        10.11.2010 22:49
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        A fantastic styling product that is exactly what my hair needs.

        I initially bought this product purely to attempt to calm my hair which can at times be quite flyaway and static after styling. I have tried many different products in the past to style my hair which I regularly wear straight and loose. I have often found that moose, gels or waxes can make my hair feel and look quite greasy. Brilliant Brunette's Satin Shine simply sits on the surface of my hair and also enables me to still touch my hair without ruining the style which I have a terrible habit of doing. This product is also very light and it allows my hair to retain its volume unlike a lot of other heavy products I have tried.

        The Satin Shine has a fantastic coconut scent to it which I absolutely love. I also find that Brilliant Brunette's Satin Shine does bring out the subtle tones in my brunette hair as it claims to illuminate a rich array of beautiful brown tones.

        I don't necessarily think that this product defines and separates layers but tor the purpose of calming flyaways I definitely think this product is second to none which is why I use this product on a daily basis. I would certainly recommend this product.

        This is the first product I have used from the Brilliant Brunette range but I will certainly consider using other products from the John Frieda range in the future.

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        15.10.2010 16:37
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        A great product for dry hair, especially if you have curly hair.

        I often use the John Frieda Brilliant Brunette products, including the shampoo and conditioner. I never really noticed any difference with the colour of my hair after using these until I started to use the Satin Shine finishing creme. I did however, like the results of the shampoo and conditioner anyway, hence why I continue to use them often.

        The finishing creme is used on dry hair to silken, smooth and create definition. The bottle states that its ultra-light, non-greasy, moisturising formula is perfect for seperating layers, calming pesky flyaways and wispy ends, while adding rich brown tones. Well... it does exactly this.

        I have dark brown and naturally curly hair with layers. I do straighten my hair a lot though and when I do I tend to use a different product to this on my dry hair. However, this is perfect for when I choose to leave my hair curly. My layers tend to stick out and I have bouncy curls all over. This product calms my hair down and seperates the layers and curls nicely. It really is non-greasy and light too. Other products I have tried on my curly hair, that are actually meant for curly hair, have often left my hair looking greasy.

        After I first started using this, a few people complimented my hair and even asked if I had dyed my hair a slightly different colour, as it looked a different shade of brown. I never really noticed this myself, I just liked how it calmed down my curls, so the added colour is a nice bonus to me.

        I have been using this product ever since I first tried it a few years ago, and now I am not too fussed about trying out any other products on my curly hair, as I used to always experiment and try different products from different brands. One 125ml bottle lasts me a long time, over a year in fact, but this is because I don't use it when I straighten my hair and I don't have my hair curly every day.

        A 125ml bottle costs £4.89 in Boots, which I think is very reasonable and I wouldn't mind paying this because of how long a bottle lasts me. However, they are often on offer for 3 for 2 across the whole John Frieda range in many retailers. This is when I purchased mine, along with the shampoo and conditioner. I would never have purchased it by itself, I simply got it because I needed another product to recieve for free. However I am glad I chose this now as I love it and will continue to use it.

        Highly recommended by me!

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          15.09.2010 23:28

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          not for me

          Hi i brought this product nievely expecting an obvious different it was expensive as i normally spend about 3 pounds on tresemme shampoo. However i thought i would treat my self and i found i had to use quite a lot as it did not want to lather up very easily and when it did the results afterwards left me feeling disapointed as it was no different than that of the cheaper shampoos, i feel for the money i was very un inpressed and i would not purchase it again and would stick to other products in future. The visuall look of the product was excellent and came in bronze/ brown tube and is distinctively a chocolate brown serum. All i can say is that perhaps this product needs a long period of time to view noticeable differences that will encourage further purchaces. As i have log hair this may also be a negative as i struggled to lather up the shampoo and ended up using a vast amount.

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          08.03.2010 00:01
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          Overall not really worth it as any real shine just results from greasiness

          As an avid fan of the Brilliant Brunette shampoos and conditioners, which really do deepen the colour of my hair and make it smell gorgeous, I decided this Satin product was the next logical step for my hair care routine.
          The first time I used it I definitely saw that it gave my hair extra shine, but then begun to notice that it was also slightly greasy looking. The greasiness problem always seems to arise with this type of product, but as it was John Freida I had higher hopes. Not to be discouraged I tried using smaller and smaller amounts, brushing my hair more afterwards etc, but came to the sad conclusion that if I used a small-enough amount to avoid greasiness, it was also too little to add much shine. I think there is an optimum amount to use which offers a trade-off between these two undesirable states, but the benefit is too small to be worth it, especially considering how relatively expensive the product is.
          The best feature is the lovely smell, and now I've taken to using the product in emergencies if I haven't got time to wash my hair. I just think hey, if it looks greasy anyway then this stuff won't make much difference, but at least my hair will smell better!

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          24.02.2010 12:14
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          Syling product

          I started using this Satin Shine product quite a long time ago. Its purpose is give your hair a satin shine. I, however, use this product to make my hair curly.

          I often scrunch my hair when i am drying it to make it curly. I use moose and when its nealry dry i use this satin shine product to smooth out my curls. It is really effective considering it is not its primary purpose.

          I the product also has a really nice smell which lasts throughout the day. I do think it works as i think my curls often look quite shiny when i use it.

          The product is fairly pricey at around £4 or £5, but as you only use a pea sized amount it last for ages, I also don't use it every day so that prbably helps too. I would recommend this to anyone with curly or straight hair to give your hair a really nice shine!

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            14.01.2010 21:15
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            I'd try it if you had flyaway hair after styling

            Until the start of this summer before i went brunette, i used the 'Sheer Blonde' version of this product, and it smoothed down flyaway hairs and gave my hair a lovely sheen! After i made the change, i decided to invest in this Brilliant Brunette version just to see what it was like. I would have happily carried on using my blonde one because i knew it worked, but when i tried this, i wished i'd have bought this as soon as i dyed my hair!

            John Frieda products are usually quite expensive, around £4.50 from supermarkets and shops like Superdrug, Boots, etc. But occasionally there are offers on, like Aussie products, in Superdrug they do a '2 for £5.99' offer on branded haircare products. It is a 125ml bottle, and it lasts for months as you only need a tiny dab of the product on the ends of your fingers to run over and through your hair.

            It gave my hair a lovely smell, eradicating the straightener smell on my hair. It smoothed away flyaway hairs and made my hair really sleek and gorgeous. Other sprays and creams that i have tried to try and achieve this look, they all made my hair look really greasy. You don't have that problem with this product!

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            31.10.2009 16:26
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            A great finishing creme for your brunette hair.

            I am quite a fan of John Frieda's Brilliant Brunette range, and regularly use the shampoo, conditioner and shine shock glosser.
            The only thing is, the products can be quite expensive if not on offer, so I tend to try and stock up when they are available at a reduced price or part of three for two offers.

            Knowing how much I like them, my daughter often buys me products from the range for presents, and as part of my recent birthday present she gave me a tube of Brilliant Brunette Satin Shine.

            Prior to her giving me this, I had never tried this product before, so had no idea what to expect, but as I have been pleased with the products in this range so far, my expectations were high.

            Brilliant Brunette Satin Shine is a finishing creme which promises to silken and separate your hair, as well as illuminating natural, colour-treated or highlighted brunette hair.
            It comes in a handy 125ml tube with flip top lid.

            The information on the tube states this product will leave your brunette hair silky and shimmering.

            Created with John Frieda's salon expertise, it promises to :-

            * Easily create subtle definition and silky smoothness
            * The Ultra-light moisturising formula calms flyaway hair while softly separating layers and wispy ends.
            * Illuminate a rich array of brown tones without adding or depositing colour.

            Now the thing I like the most about all the Brilliant Brunette products is that they really do illuminate my dark brown hair, leaving it looking multi-tonal and reflecting in the light.
            I have been asked if I have just dyed my hair, often when I haven't, and also if I have had highlights due to the multi-tonal effect.

            This effect gradually builds up with continued use, and I have always finished styling my hair by adding shine shock glosser from this range to my wet hair, as I love the shine it gives my hair without leaving it feeling sticky.

            Bearing this in mind, I wasn't sure about adding this Satin Shine to my hair also, although you do use this on dry hair, I was worried my hair would end up feeling too heavy or sticky.
            The problem is I have found in the past that products you apply to dry hair usually leaves my hair feeling heavy or sticky and looking lank.

            The directions for use are that you apply this product to dry hair. Rubbing a small amount between your palms, you then smooth your hands through the under-layers of your hair, then lightly over the surface.

            For a 'subtle definition' it states to use your fingers to pull the creme through sections of your hair, then gently pull your hair apart to create soft separation.
            It states to reapply as needed.

            I have long hair which is layered at the ends. Having washed and dried my hair as usual, I decided to use a small amount on the ends of my hair to define the layers, especially the layers at the front of my hair which fall around my neck.

            Squeezing a little from the tube, the creme is beige in colour and smells the same as the other Brilliant Brunette products, which have a lovely cocoa butter fragrance.
            I smoothed a little onto the layers of my hair, pulling my fingers through and separating the strands.

            The creme blended easily into my hair and did not feel sticky at all. It also felt nice and light.
            I was very pleased with the results. My layers were much more defined, without feeling heavy, sticky or looking lank.

            I have been using this regularly and continue to be pleased with the results. I also have found it very handy when I have been out in damp weather or rain, as my hair has a natural curl to it, and always ends up going frizzy in those conditions. I simply smooth a little onto the frizz and it calms my hair.

            This satin shine also illuminates your hair as I have come to expect when using Brilliant Brunettes products. After a few days you will notice the difference.

            Overall I can highly recommend this Satin Shine creme, and will continue to use it. It gets 5 stars from me!

            You can buy this from Amazon priced at £7.49, but it is also regularly part of 3 for 2 offers in Boots, as well as being sold in supermarkets.

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