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My hair is long and curly and gets a bit untamed and frizzy if I don't add some sort of serum on to define the curls. I add a serum or spray after I wash my hair and over the years have tried many frizz reducing solutions.
John Freda Frizz Ease is one of the better sprays I have tried, and i have tried many! It comes in a clear plastic bottle with a spray dispenser, the bottle holds 220ml of liquid. The spray dispenser is easy to push down and on squirting a thin clear liquid comes out. The liquid looks much like water put smells quite fresh in a slightly chemical sort of way, but I quite like the smell. I do find that if I am not careful in my aim of the spray more ends up on the bathroom mirror or walls, so I spray it quite close to my hair, and sometimes if I feel I have missed a bit spray it into the palm of my hand and then rub my hands together and apply.
This spray, which is for curl defining, spiral style needs to be used on towel-dried hair. Therefore I would use after every wash, for me this is one a day. My hair naturally curls into spirals however this spray helps keep my spirals in for longer and reduces the amount of frizz, especially that at the top close to my head.
I do find that if I have sprayed too much on one part then it does make that bit of my hair a bit crunchy, so its important I don't use too much as I don't like my hair looks as though I have used any definer. A bit of practice and I soon got to the point where I had applied it more evenly and thinly stopping this from happening.
I usually pop to Boots opposite my office and by whichever of the best curl refiners is on offer. One bottle lasts me about two months which at around £5.30 a bottle at full price isn't too bad. This is certainly one of the better curl refining sprays I have found, I have never found one that I really, really like but this Frizz Ease visibly improves my frizz and helps define my curls so is on my list of likes. I therefore give it 4 stars.
John Frieda is one of my favourite hair care brands. I have quite thick, frizzy hair, so the "frizz ease" collection is just right for me! I have been using this brand for a while and have found that the products all work on my hair, so I was not reluctant that this wouldn't work.
I put this on my hair as it is wet and would scrunch my hair to create curls and leave to dry naturally. I loved the effect it created on my hair. My hair is already quite curly, however frizz usually masks it. I was over the moon to find that the product was sucessful and my hair was lovely and curly.
I found that I used quite a lot of the product on my hair after showering to get the full effect and so the bottle ran out very quickly. I will be definitely buying this product again!
I have long thick hair that I'd describe as being wavy. If I want it to be especially curly though all I need to do is scrunch it up with a bit of product and I end up with strong ringlets. As my hair is also bleached and very long though, my curls tend to go frizzy and tatty unless I manage them well. Using mousse to define the curls, serum to smooth the flyaway frizz and hair spray to set them means my hair is overloaded with gunk and it ends up heavy and feeling dirty very quickly. When I saw this Frizz Ease Spiral Style Spray Gel I hoped it would mean that I had found an all-in-one product that both sets and smoothes hair. It sounded like a product that could make my life a little bit easier!
The product is part of the John Frieda Frizz-Ease Collection and is especially for curly hair with medium to unruly frizz. It comes in a transparent recyclable bottle which is sized at 150ml. It is a medium sized bottle whose contents will be best used within twelve months of opening. There is some information about the gel spray on the bottle. The brand claim this will give you "bouncy curls" and "highly defined spirals without the crunch" that is normally associated with using other curl defining products like mousse or hair spray.
Directions for use are also printed on the label. This is a product that should be used after washing and towel drying your hair, so your hair should be damp but not totally wet. You should spray all over the hair including the roots and then scrunch or twist your hair around your fingers to create a tight spiral effect. You can then either air dry, use a hair dryer or diffuser to dry your hair.
The bottle has a pump action style button with a fitted top over the button which makes it quite secure if you want to travel with this. The pump action is easy to use but the actual jet spray of gel is ridiculously thin - it shoots out like a water gun. I expected it to come out as a fine mist but instead you get this awkward squirt that is very fast and has a long reach. It means that spraying it on selected pieces of hair is a bit difficult - I actually find that all the gel spray hits the same spot on the piece of hair then drips down the shaft. It's best to aim at the roots in this case as the spray will run down the hair. It also leaves what looks like a gob of spit on the place where the jet spray has hit so you need to make sure you comb your hair well. You can't control how much gel spray comes out either, so you just have to work with it.
The gel spray has a nice fragrance that reminds me of apple juice and cut grass. It's a mild scent though, which is unnoticable unless you sniff your hair. When you are drying your hair the fragrance is warm and fruity and on totally dry hair the scent is noticable for about half a day afterwards.
The gel spray has no stickiness that I'd normally associate with gel products although the liquid looks and feels quite thick it feels more like a runny serum than a gel. You have to use your hands a lot to style when using this product and the fact that it's not sticky is excellent for me as it makes the process much easier and nicer. I find that once my hair is coated with the product it's very easy to mold the hair into the shape you want it. I don't need to do much except scrunch up the hair for the natural curl to take but on more damaged parts of my hair, such as the pieces around my face, I find twirling a section around my finger really helps define more shape.
My hair doesn't take any longer to dry when using this product and it doesn't feel tacky or as if the heat of my hair dryer is frizzing it up out of shape. The gel spray seems to protect the hair and it's shape although as far as I know this product has no particular heat-defence ingredient in it.
When my hair is dry it looks curly in a very natural way - as though I have hair like this all of the time and haven't had to work at it much. My hair looks big and swings and the curls have a bounce effect that I find very cute - something that makes my hair look and feel healthy. It's a totally different effect to how it ended up using the products I had before. There is no hardness to the style or to the spirals, no white dustiness caused by product overload. Although this product claims to eradicate frizz I do find that if I blow dry my hair rather than air dry it a little bit of Frizz Ease Serum can help to pull in the ends of my hair that the heat has caused to be a little bit dry. Finger drying or letting hair dry naturally is better if you have really dry and damaged hair. So whilst this product does help control frizz it's not 100% controlled.
I really like the result the product gives me though and find it's a product that makes styling curls an easy job. It leaves my hair feeling smooth, light and clean and looking shiny with curls that move and flow. What I don't like about the product is the way the spray is dispensed as I feel it makes it difficult to aim around the head of hair. Otherwise though, a great product from John Frieda that I'd recommend to those who want shaped, soft and virtually frizz-free curls.
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I'm a big fan of John Frieda, because my hair can't make its mind up whether it is straight or curly, and usually hovers in between. What doesn't change is the frizz: I have very thick hair and frizz therefore shows up pretty clearly.
Heat protection is also a key feature for me, as to get my hair to do anything at least a blow-dryer is required, and often curlers or straighteners too. This spray is what I use when going for curly, and it definitely delivers in terms of heat protection. It's quite hard to tell whether my hair would have been damaged had I not used this spray, but it certainly is in good condition and not remotely damaged at all.
As far as looks go, it's not an especially beatutiful bottle but it is functional, and for those who care about that kind of thing, carries the John Frieda brand logo on the front. It also has a plastic lid that means it won't just spray itself when being moved around, making it more useful for travelling.
Does it deliver spiral style? On my hair, kind of. I think that my hair needs some more encouragement than this provides, although compared to other similar products I've used, it is up there with the best.
As for easing frizz, here is where this product has been absolutely invaluable to me. My hair feels soft and sleek, and slightly detangled too. It also makes my hair lovely and shiny. This lasts all day, although the improvement in curl doesn't last quite this long.
Overall I'd definitely recommend this product. It's great for those with frizzy hair and natural curls that just need some tidying up. On waves, it still works to get rid of frizz, and I suppose makes waves more wavy. It lasts quite well. All in all, I'd probably buy it again.