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John Frieda Three Day Straight
I have really curly and fairly frizzy hair. I love when my hair is perfectly straight, but it never lasts. Yes my GHDs mean it only returns to (a rather pleasant) wavy and not full on curly and they certainly reduce frizz, but I want it to be straight - really straight. So I decided to try this. I have been eyeing if for a while but at more than £7 I didn't get round to it. I saw I recently for £3 and I just had to grab it.
The first thing I noticed was the huge amount of product they expect you to use 15 sprays. First of all 15 sprays mean it would not last very long, also my hair wouldn't take that much!
I used 10 sprays (and this was difficult). I then blow dried my har straight and then went over with straighteners. When I first straightened it, it went more straighter than it usually does. Then I went out in very windy/ damp weather. I turned up to work slightly wavy and stayed in the building all day. I then walked to station with horrid weather. My hair is still just slightly wavy. I am really impressed! Nothing has ever been this good - my hair isn't as greasy as it normally is either. I really wasn't expecting much from this. I think someone who's hair is a little less curly than mine would definitely be kept straight!
This did not leave it straight but if I'm honest that's never going to happen. This is currently at Superdrug for £3 grab it.
I've got quite curly, frizzy hair and am always looking for great products to use when I am straightening it to try and make it a bit straighter and a bit shinier and nice looking. I have used frizz ease serum in the past and really liked the results I got with that so when I saw this three day straight from John Frieda advertised I though it sounded quite good and decided to give it a try. I often don't wash my hair everyday, preferring to use dry shampoo to keep it fresh so a product that helps to keep my hair straight for three days was something I was really excited to try.
According to the information, "John Frieda Frizz Ease spray, 3 day straightening treatment, works with your straighteners to give you smooth, perfectly straight hair." This is exactly the type of product I was looking for as I use my straighteners every time I wash my hair to make my hair straight so obviously I am concerned about getting a product that straightens it but also protects it too.
What I like about this product is that it comes in the form of a spray and not a serum that you have to rub into the hair yourself. This spray is really easy to use as I just spray it onto my wet hair when I come out of the shower and them I comb it through to make sure it has reached all of my strands. They do tell you on the bottle to not use it on dry hair but I can't see that you would want to anyway so it's not really a problem. The spray has a bit of a fragrance but nothing too strong and definitely not a chemical smell which is nice.
John Frieda say this is, "a weightless spray with heat protection which blocks out frizz as you straighten. A revolutionary blend of polymers with keratin protein wraps each strand, sealing in straight style for up to 3 days."
Once I have sprayed it on to my hair I simply dry my hair with a hairdryer and then straighten it as I normally would. The spray is not sticky and I can't feel it on my hair once it's on there. When my hair is dry you cannot feel any stickiness or greasiness either which is nice. I find the spray really does work to flatten out my strands and I do not get as many fly away strands as I normally would.
So, does it last for three days though? I would say in most cases yes. The times when I leave my hair for that long it does seem to stay quite straight with obviously a few kinks after I have slept on it or got caught in the rain or something like that but this spray does do a nice job of keeping it nice and smooth and glossy.
**** What is it? ****
This is a semi-permanent styling spray by John Freida, which claims to keep you hair straight for 3-days. It is made especially for curly hair and should be used on wet/damp hair, before blow drying and straightening. The spray comes in a silver bottle, with a push down button/applicator. To use, you simply remove the lid and push down on the applicator, which then release a mist of liquid. The product suggests to use between 7-15 sprays depending on you hair length and thickness.
John Freida's spiel for this product:
'Designed to work with your hair straighteners, this weightless spray with heat protection blocks out frizz as you straighten. A revolutionary blend of polymers with keratin protein wraps each strand, sealing in straight style for up to 3 days.
- Keeps hair glossy, smooth and swinging with body
- Safe for colour-treated and chemically-treated hair
- Or until your next shampoo if less than 3 days'.
**** Price and Availability ****
You can purchase this spray, which comes in a 100ml bottle, from Boots for £6.99 and it is currently on an offer, 3 for £12.00 on selected John Freida products. I have also seen this for sale in most supermarkets and chemists.
**** My Thoughts ****
My hair is just below shoulder length, thick and curly. If I was to leave my hair after washing, i.e. not blow dry and straighten it, it would resemble an unkept, wild bush. And trying to tame the wild beast, which is my hair, is an extremely time consuming and tedious job. My normal hair-wash routine usually takes me about an hour and a half. This consist of washing my hair, trying to get a tangle teezer (the best thing since sliced bread!) through it , blowing drying and then straightening. The main problem with my hair is after spending so much time and effort trying to get my hair into some sort of order, as soon as it is any contact with any moisture, it drinks it up and balloons into a frizz ball.
I have used a lot of John Freida Frizz Ease products, as they are designed for curly hair, and usually do a pretty good job of making my hair more manageable. So when I came across John Freida 3-days straight, I could not wait to try it out.
It is very simple to use, I usually spray between 10-15 squirts of this spray on wet hair, which gives an even coverage. The first thing you notice with this spray is a lovely, fresh scent, which lingers in the hair for a couple of hours after use. Once I have blow dried and straightened my hair (I use Cloud 9 straighteners), it looks noticeably straighter and smoother (compared to not using the product). So far so good...
Now the real test for me was whether it was actually going to keep my hair straight, and prevent it going frizzy/curly once in contact with moisture. Unfortunately I was very disappointed, considering how straight it made my hair immediately look after straightening. After about ten minutes of stepping outside my hair started to get thicker and frizzier. I would have expected this if it had been raining heavily, however this particularly day was just misty. So my hair reverted back to its usual, unruly self and I was in the same position as if I had not used this spray. Overall it was pretty useless.
After studying the bottle closely I found, in very small print, that this spray 'lasts for up to 3 days*'. In my opinion this is a very easy get out clause from the makers of this spray. The title of this product is called ' 3-days straight', not 'up to 3 days straight' and I for one, actually felt quite duped by this product. If I had paid closer attention on the small writing, before purchasing, I probably would not have bothered buying it. I think that manufacturers need to be more transparent on what the buyer can actually expect from their product.
On the back of this bottle it recommends to use straighteners to do 'touch ups' after the first day, if needed. Now in my opinion, if it is recommending touch up's then it is not doing it's job, by keeping my hair straight, in the first place. This, once again, contradicts the ' 3-day straight' title/gimmick.
*** Would I recommend? ***
No, I would not recommend this product as it does not do, what it claims to do. It is a gimmick to sell a product which is useless. Like I have mentioned above, I really like the John Freida range of anti-frizz products, but this one is a real let down. I am still going to use this product ,as a heat protection spray, until it runs out but I will certainly not be re-purchasing.
I bought John Frieda's 3 day straight after hearing many positive reviews of the product and thought it would be ideal for my hair. I have slightly wavy but mainly frizzy hair with many flyaways. I do straighten my hair after washing as the fizz cannot seem to be tamed any other way. Due to very dry skin and painful scalp I wash my hair every 3 days and anymore is painful so I thought 3 day straight would be ideal cause that's about the time I go between washing.
The product comes in nice packaging and looks very attractive. The smell is actually really nice which I wasn't expecting too much. However, on use the product doesn't seem to do anything for my hair. By the third day I believe my hair looks exactly the same as when I do not use the product.
The back of the bottle suggests using 7-15 sprays which is nowhere near enough for my hair which is medium-long and thick. The bottle suggests increasing the amount for my type of hair but I don't feel I get coverage until I get to around 30 sprays so I have to use a lot of the product.
I am currently using up the bottle as I don't find it has any adverse effects other than not really working and I don't particularly want to through away something I've paid for.
Perhaps this product would work better for people with curly hair? It has crossed my mind that perhaps it is working but only to a certain extend so I can't really tell with my wavy hair.
Personally, I would not buy this product again as I feel it was a waste of money but I have heard positive reviews so I would probably suggest it if a curly haired friend was looking for a similar product.
It seems that if someone has straight hair they want it curly and if they have curly hair they want it straight. Me? I have stupidly curly, frizzy hair so naturally I want straight, sleek hair.
Recently I have been trying things from John Frieda and came across the 3 days straight - GREAT!
The packaging for the product is really simple and looks like most John Frieda products. It's in a small circular bottle which is a silver colour, with purple and grey writing on the front and easy to read instructions on the back. At the top, the actual spray lid is a light purple. To get to the actual spray you have to move the safe guard so you can push down the squeeze type handle. The product comes in a 100ml bottle.
The product promises to keep your hair straight for 3 days, as well as on the advert. You use the product when your hair is wet/ damp giving it 7-15 sprays depending on the length, thickness and frizzyness of your hair. Brush the product through your hair and then use the hair dryer, drying it straight. Then follow with hair straighteners if need be. The spray has a light fragrance when put in the hair and makes it smell nice after straightening.
Personally after blow drying my hair using the spray it seems like my hair is the same as it would be if I didn't, still needing to straighten and still slightly frizzy. After straightening I only have slightly less frizz than what I normally would have. This is only very slightly.
In regards to the 3 day straight, well it depends if you can go without a shower or not. The longest I've gone is 2 days. My hair gets quite greasy after a day. So when I get out the shower all the product has gone and I have to start all over again. However when left my hair does stay straight. When I use to much of the product I do find that my hair does get a little oily. My hair is just past my shoulders and I use around 8-10 sprays.
You can pick this up for around £6.99 a bottle. It has last me around 4-5 months. I was a little disappointed with the product really as its only slightly stopped a tiny bit of frizz, I don't think I will be buying it again.
~3 Days Straight Spray~
John Frieda Frizz Ease 3 Day Straight is a product that I have been using for the last 6 to 8 months after having tried a good number of similar products that promised to put a stop to frizzy looking hair. Before using this product I found that even though I used hair straightners to get a nice sleek finish to my hair, it was still very often effected by damp weather as well as heat and humidity. I bought my first pack of 3 Day Straight with an open mind, hoping that it might be something that would work for me and having used it for a few times I soon found that it helped to tame frizz to a fair degree the majority of the time.
~Product presentation and ease of use~
The product comes nicely packaged in a tall silver coloured cardboard box that holds the 3 Day Straight spray bottle neatly and safely inside. The product bottle has a silver toned finish that matches the product box and the other products in this range, which I feel looks neat and modern. There are a few easy to read instructions printed on the pack that I found helpful in the first instance, some of which are repeated on the product bottle itself. The product bottle is tall and slim, being easy to handle and stands well when placed on a flat surface. The applicator spray nozzle has a safety guard fitted when you first open the pack, which is very easy to remove when wanting to use the spray. The applicator is operated by way of a simple push and squeeze type handle mechanism that I find easy to work with, although it did take a few tentative goes with this to get the right balance between too much and too little of the actual product.
~Why use the product~
The product has been specially made to work along side hair straighteners in order to combat frizzy hair, which means that you only seem to get the complete effect from the product when using it with them. I have found that when I have spritzed on some of the product and then dried my hair with a hair dryer the frizziness is sometimes less than when not using the spray and sometimes just the same as not using it which is rather odd. The results from the product are only really noticed when I have used hair straighteners to activate it. Too much of the product weighs down my hair and makes it feel heavy and too oily, even though I wouldn't say this product has an oily feel when you spray it on to the hair. Getting the right amount of spray on to the hair is important as results will be effected if too much or too little has been used.
I feel that the product is lightly fragranced, yet has a pleasant aroma that doesn't tend to sit for very long after having been sprayed on to the hair before drying. I find that 3 to 4 light sprays of this product is more than enough to help keep frizz at bay, when combined with an anti frizz serum and some optional anti frizz hair spray on very damp or humid days. On warmer dryer days the 3 Day Straight spray works reasonably well on its own, without any extra help from other products once I have finished my hair with the hair straighteners. The effects after using a nice hot set of straighteners is usually good, with the finished result looking silky, smooth and relatively frizz free for up to 2 days. The spray does seem to help to keep my hair straighter and less frizzy than when I don't use it no matter what the weather and on days when its raining , windy, damp or humid, I find using the spray to be a real bonus.
~Product rating and price~
My rating for the product is 4 stars as I feel it has been worth using on my hair, although I never leave my hair for as long as 3 days without washing it, so cannot really say whether the product would in fact keep my hair straight for that long. I can say that when washing my hair every other day the product does mostly keep my hair looking frizz free as long as the product has been activated with hair straighteners. The cost of the product is £6.99 per 100ml bottle which may appear expensive at the time of purchase, although in my opinion as the product lasts a long time and can be used for a good number of treatments it works out to be fairly reasonable over all. I often wait to buy this until it is on an offer or promotion as I find that I am able to pick this up as a set of 3 products for £10, which I feel is very good value for money.
I love my hair, mostly, it dyes quite well (except for one bad occasion), it can be curly, straight and styled in any manner that I so choose. I have had chemical straightening in the past and this lasted for a long time, however, I wanted a cheaper method (£70 I was paying!) to do it myself, or just something that was going to help me keep my hair straighter for longer without having to constantly use straighteners on it.
I picked up my spray in Boots for £6.99 as part of a 3 for 2 offer they they do regularly, I did not buy 3 of these but just 1, and two other items one of which was free. I think at full price I would have bought this anyway as I was browsing Boots specifically for straightening items and their offer just encouraged me to get two impulse purchases to go along with this.
Like all Frizz-Ease products this is designed for use on curly hair and my natural hair is definitely reflective of that. I do not have little tight ringlets but masses of wavy curls that I can style while nicely but that I get a bit sick of sometimes! This is safe for use on coloured hair and chemically treated hair too so this is ideal for me and it claims to last for 3 days or until your next shampoo, whichever comes first.
This is simple to use. I just wash and condition my hair before spraying this on. I spray about 15-20 lengths on my mid-long length hair. My hair is quite thick and so I need to use quite a bit, however, I do section my hair off using clips while I do this to ensure an even coverage. I then blow dry my hair using a paddle brush to give it a straight finish where possible. I focus on the ends and the middle section of my hair more than the roots and I probably just give my full head of roots one or two sprays per session.
I must say that using quite a lot of sprays that this works well. You should concentrate the sprays on to your problem areas (ends or middle section) and this should work quite well. After I have blow dried my hair I can wear my hair straight for a full two days without carrying out additional styling after the straightening I do after application. This is a fantastic improvement for me and though it does begin to go slightly wavy towards the end of the second day this is better than I was expecting it to be.
Only on two recent occasions have I worn this on my hair for three days without washing it or straightening it and I must say that by the third day this was failing miserably. I had not been near any extremes of heat or coolness and so there was no real reason for my hair to begun curling, also I had not been near any water either so I was disappointed that this didn't love up to its claims.
In all I would give this 3/5. It works well, when it works, but it doesn't last for three days, at least not for me, and I do still have to wash, dry and straighten my hair on the day of application and then two days later. This only saves me about 10 or 15 minutes styling per 2 or 3 days and so its not really a great time saver. My hair did not end up extra greasy, that I could tell, and I have still been spraying this when I have been straightening my hair anyway, after all, I did spend £6.99 on it and I don't want that to go to waste.
I bought this as although i do often straighten my hair i feel that sometimes i dont have the time or energy. i first bought this while on offer in asda as part of a 3 for £10 offer. i had high hopes it being John Freida, however when i used the product it seemed to apply easily enough to my wet hair, however, when i began to blow-dry my hair, it started to have a strage texture to it and my hair felt unclean ven though it had just been washed. i carried on throughout. the straightening was just the same as ever, and afterwards the unusual texture remained on my hair. that night i never washed my hair hoping for it to stay straight the next mornig, and as predicted it never. my hair was kinked and flicked out like it usually does and was very greasy. basically a glorified spritzer. there is no way this would last 3 days with no washes in-between!!
They say that we are never happy with what we have been given. I agree totally. I have thick, naturally wavy hair. Not curly, not straight but somewhere in between and I wish it wasn't. I can spend an hour painstakingly straightening it and within 30 minutes, less if the weather is hot or wet, it will be winning the battle to revert to it's original kinky shape. So naturally the blurb on this bottle of Frizz-Ease Semi Permanent styling spray I found in the supermarket sounded like music to my ears. I am familiar with the Frizz-Ease brand, having used the serum with some success in the past, but this product promised more. Incidentally, I met John Frieda several times during my hairdressing days, lovely man and a trend setter in the world of hairstyling but that's by the by! It said it would keep my curly hair straight for 3 days* (*or until my next shampoo, if less than 3 days) and at £6.99 for 100ml, I thought it was a little expensive but I
was seduced by the promise of good results.
After shampooing, I sprayed my towel dried hair liberally from the snazzy silver bottle and was pleased to note that it had a subtle, fruity fragrance. Following the instructions on the pack I then began to blow dry my hair in sections and this is when I noticed that my hair was sticky, a bit like when you don't rinse out the conditioner properly. As my hair dried it felt tangled and straw-like which was disappointing to say the least. I finished by running the straighteners through it and, although it did straighten more easily, I think that this was because I had blow dried it with a round brush first. All in all it took me about 90 minutes to complete the style and to be fair my hair did look shiny but I hated the way it felt tacky and greasy afterwards. Predictably, after a few hours my hair was curling up underneath and by the following day it needed straightening again.
This product may work more effectively on finer or less stubborn hair but for me it definitely did not do what it said on the tin! A let-down.
My hair is quite curly, and after seeing the advert for this, I thought it looked like a good product that would keep my hair straight for 3 days after straightening it. It cost me around £4.50 for a 100 ml bottle which is an okay price. I use the John Frieda Frizz Ease shampoo which is quite good, so I assumed this product would be great for me.
I got home, washed my hair, and sprayed on around 8 sprays. It says to use 7-15 sprays on wet or damp hair depending on how curly your hair is. Since my hair isn't particularly long and not extremely curly, I applied 8 sprays. I don't usually blow dry my hair but I did this time as it says you should blow dry and then straighten your hair. At first, it seemed fine. I didn't dry it completely before I started straightening it, though. It felt okay until I started straightening it. It felt straw like and wasn't soft at all. It was sticking to my head a lot and I couldn't straighten it because it was so sticky. I thought it might be because I didn't dry it completely before straightening it. I rinsed it out and started to blow dry it. I didn't add any more spray just in case it happened again. I dried it completely this time and before I even started straightening it, I could feel it sticking to my head. It felt absolutely awful. It even made my hair look greasy. I would have thought that it would be fine considering I rinsed it and didn't add any more spray. But no.
I was getting really worked up about it so I washed my hair again. I spent ages trying to get this awful stuff out before eventually I could get my hair back to normal. After that, the spray went straight into the bin and was a complete waste of money. I cant believe they can sell this horrible stuff. Then again, it probably would stay straight for 3 days because it would stick to your head. That is, if you can get it straight in the first place.
I have curly hair which I straighten sometimes. It does tend to go wavey again by the end of the day. After seeing the TV advert I thought this product looked very promising and was just the sort of product I was looking for.
After washing my hair I sprayed it with the product, approximately 8-9 times like it suggests. I then blow dried it and straightened it and went to bed, hoping that in the morning it would still be straight so that I could just brush it and go to work. However when I woke up my fringe was already back to ringlets. Ok the rest was still pretty straight so I straightened the fringe and went about my day. I then realised on the bottle it says that you will need to re-apply product on day 2 and day 3 and restraighten. What! Well I thought the whole point of this product was that it would reduce me having to use heat on my hair. I could have worked this out myself without spending £8 on a bottle of spray. I mean, even water out of the tap would have the same effect.
I must say that I was very disappointed with this product and fell totally ripped off and will not buy it again. Think im just going to embrace the curls for a bit longer!
I am a huge fan of John Frieda products and religiously swear by his shampoos and conditioners. So when I heard about the 3 day straight spray it was an obvious must have. I have dry, curly hair and it doesn't stay poker straight after straightening, unless i've had it done at the hairdressers. So I was thinking i'd found the answer to my hair problems.
The product instructions state that I should spray on to wet or damp hair. Then blow dry and style with straighteners. Its pretty straight forward and so I set about doing this. My hair instantly felt greasy, this product is clearly too heavy and the required 15 sprays is so not necessary. I blow dried and straightened my hair and I must admit my hair was frizz free and poker straight. However it was a little fine, and I prefer a little volume.
The following morning, to my horror, my hair was limp and greasy. Even if I were to re straighten I wouldn't be able to get rid ofthe greasy feel and look. I washed my hair and had a lot more hairs breaking than usual. I will not be using this product again. It damages your hair and doesn't keep hair straight. Even after thre days I can only imagine how greasy my hair would have become.
Anyone who has read my reviews knows i have thick, insanely curly hair that's prone to frizz. It drives me mad, especially in this winter weather when i straighten my hair before i leave the flat and half an hour outside and my hair starts to curl back up again. Its a really frustrating situation.
I picked up 3 day straight in superdrug when i was buying shampoo and it simply caught my eye. It claims to help make curly hair straight for 3 days running. It contains a heat activated formula made from keratin, which seals the hair and helps it keep its style for longer. It also has the added benefit of being a heat protector so you don't need an extra one.
It retails for £3.99 in superdrug for 100mls. The packaging is lovely and professional, a silver bottle with a purple cap and purple writing.
John Frieda advise you to use this product on wet or damp hair. After washing, use 7 - 15 sprays depending on hair care and style as usual. They advise for best results to use blow dryers and then follow with straighteners.
I did the whole process over a single day, after washing, i rough dryed my hair with a towel and then used about 10 sprays for my bra-strap length hair. I then proceeded to blow dry my hair. The product smells lovely, i have no idea what it is but it's really pleasing. I found that during the blow dry my hair proceeded to become very hard and straw like, and once it was dry it was almost crunchy to touch. It felt horrible. I then continued to section my hair, and straighten it and this took away the crunchyness, but my hair didn't feel right. It looked great, but it didn't feel soft and silky. I also had a really sticky feeling on my fingers once i was done.
The next day my hair was curly again. Not as curly as normal, but no where near straight, it felt horrible, looked as it was starting to become greasy (my hair normally greases up after 3 days, and i go to the gym every other day). All in all this product was a disaster buy, and a waste of my money. I don't think i'll ever use it again. Absolutely awful product.
Before I get into the pros and cons of the product, I should probably describe my hair woes to you as this product will clearly work differently depending on hair type.
I have very long hair which happens to be very wild! Although not curly (which is the primary target customer for this product), my hair is wavy and very prone to frizz which is why I decided to give this a go. The premise is that you wash your hair as normal then spritz the product through damp hair before styling straight. Simple! The style is then supposed to hold for 3 days (provided you don't wash it for 3 days)
So, I followed the instructions and styled my hair by blow drying then straightening. My hair was very sleek, smooth and shiny and was definitely noticed by friends who all commented on the difference. All in all, great so far. However, I'm someone who generally has to wash their hair everyday dye to having greasy roots/dry ends combo. This product made my hair even more greasy than usual and by the evening, I had to wash my hair again. Certainly did not last 3days for me!
Obviously, if your hair tends to be drier, this would be great for you. I'd definitely use again for a night out or special occasion when I needed especially sleek hair but did not need it to last long. You get a good size bottle for £6.99 which is good value.
Although not all positive, I certainly wouldn't dismiss this product.
my hair is coarse and wavy and tends to friz as soon as it is exposed to the elements. i have used john frieda shampoo and conditioner for a number of years as it suits my hair type and thought i would try the e-day straight in the hope that i could avoid having to straighten my hair every day. as my hair is shoulder length and very thick, i used 10 sprays on washed and conditioned hair and then blow dried it and straightened it. my hair felt very dry and slightly sticky immediately afterwards. after going out for 1 hour i got home, checked in the mirror and my hair was an absolute mes, and it hadn't even been raining....just overcast and cool. my hair was frizzy and sticky and i had to straighten it again. even after that, it didn't look right. this product has gone straight into the bin and i would suggest that anyone with similar texture hair to mine doesn't waste their money on this awful product.