Product Type: John Frieda hair care products
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Fully repairing my hair!
John Frieda Full Repair Conditioner
Member Name: chrisandmark
John Frieda Full Repair Conditioner
Advantages: Excellent consistency, leaves my hair shiny and glossy, repairs damage
Disadvantages: None worth mentioning!
One of my recent campaigns as a Bzz Agent has been trialling John Frieda's Full Repair shampoo and conditioner, I've been incredibly impressed by both products but especially so with the conditioner as it leaves my hair so healthy looking and actually does help to repair the hair issues I have (unlike most conditioners, which tend to smooth and disguise hair problems rather than actually dealing with them).
I've been using it after washing my hair with the matching Full Repair shampoo and when used together the effects are surprisingly good. The conditioner is supplied in an attractive red tube which is instantly recognisable as John Frieda as it compliments the other hair care ranges they produce, the tube contains 250ml of conditioner but I believe smaller travel size tubes are also available in places like Boots. The flip top lid, like the one on the shampoo tube, is very well designed; chunky so that I can grasp and use it regardless of how slippery and wet my hands are, while having a hole that will allow me to dispense the correct amount of conditioner.
The conditioner has a thinner consistency than I was expecting and is fairly drippy. It's easy to squeeze too much out of the tube and for the sake of economy I'd suggest you use as little as possible, simply due to the fact that if you put too much into your hand in one go you'll just end up dripping it down your body as you apply and waste more than you use! There isn't a specific fragrance to this conditioner, it has a creamy smell but really just has a generic conditioner aroma that's nothing to write home about but isn't offensive in any way either.
I apply to the ends and length of my hair, avoiding the roots for the usual reason of conditioner near the roots of your hair could cause greasiness to develop quickly - and this is always bad news! The thin consistency makes it incredibly easy to spread through my hair and just by using my fingertips I'm able to coat each individual hair in this surprisingly luxurious conditioner, from the instant I apply it my hair feels healthier and I can literally feel it absorbing into each hair to smooth and condition them. I always leave my conditioner on my hair for a few minutes and when I rinse Full Repair off I'm amazed by how soft and sleek my (still wet) hair feels, it's ridiculously easy to rinse by the way and simply runs off my hair as I stand under the shower. The conditioner leaves absolutely no residue in my hair (I've had issues with John Frieda products not rinsing properly in the past) and after I get out of the shower I am able to brush my hair straightaway as it rids me of any knots and tangles, a minor miracle for me as my hair has the unfortunate problem of knotting almost to the point of dreadlocks when it's wet!
The magic ingredient in John Frieda's Full Repair conditioner is Inca Inchi Oil, a highly prized oil which has been known as a 'miracle' beauty product since ancient times with Incan women using it as part of their daily rituals. I can tell it's the oil providing the smooth feeling to my hair, and suspect the added Omega-3 helps to do the actual physical repair to my hair. It has a tiny feeling of oily slipperiness when I pour it into my hand from the tube, but thankfully this doesn't transfer to my hair and Full Repair is actually a really lovely conditioner to use. I don't style my hair and it's simply brushed and loose or tied up in a ponytail, I've noticed a small improvement in the volume of my hair when I have it loose but it's negligible really and doesn't last too long anyway - my daughter has a tousled hairstyle and tells me she can see a huge difference since she started using the Full Repair shampoo and conditioner, like me giving the bulk of the credit to the conditioner.
I wash my hair each morning when I shower and find my hair behaves well throughout the day, never becoming limp or weighed down despite the conditioner being an oil based one. It's rich enough to work wonders on my hair, but light at the same time and doesn't add any weight whatsoever to my rather basic hairstyles.
One brilliant effect of the conditioner is the gorgeous shine it gives my hair, this becomes apparent as soon as my hair is dry and lasts all day long. It's not just shine either, my hair looks glossy and healthy while there's a definite brighter tone to my colour - this conditioner really does make my hair look and feel fabulous.
Price-wise the Full Repair conditioner, like the shampoo, is on a par with other John Frieda products. Luckily, as the £5 - £6 price tag is a bit hefty, this brand is usually on special offer in one supermarket or another and thus far I've managed to avoid paying full price. I will do eventually though as I love this conditioner so much that I plan to continue buying it until I find something better. And I don't think it really gets much better than this.
Summary: A fabulous conditioner for my hair