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The John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Lightening Spray is available for GBP 6.99.
The spray is described as follows. "Lighten and brighten blonde hues by up to one and a half shades. The patented peroxide lightening formula has been expertly formulated with a blend of chamomile and citrus, for radiant blonde tones that gradually lighten after 3-5 uses. With thermo-protectant to guard your hair from damaging heated styling tools. Maximum lightening occurs after no more than 10 uses."
The spray fluid itself is transparent, and in my opinion a very pleasant fragrance, slightly floral, somewhat fruity, at least not as breathtaking as other hydrogen products. I always turn the spray as follows: First I wash my hair, they dry reasonably with the towel, then hang me by a towel to protect your clothing. Then I comb my hair gently, and begin to separate individual strands, which I then sprinkle with the go blonder spray. Here, I make sure that I do not spray me of the spray on the eyebrows so that they are not even bleached. Then, when I think of having all sprayed on blondie-generating streaks, I wash my hands first, before I start with drying the hair. The liquid can also be namely sticky. I imagine, to notice a slight lightening of my hair, anyway, I find the smell of lightening sprays during and after blow-drying very pleasant. After the first lightening I see a slight result, after the second whitening this is even stronger. My hair is from the spray neither brittle nor fragile, I could not find even that my hair grease behind faster through the spray. The blonde color is permanent, there are beautiful color reflections in her hair, the smell of the spray is even after hours perceptible but not intrusive.
My hair is quite light but can look a bit dull at times so when a friend recommended this lightening spray to me I bought it from Boots where it was on offer for £4.00 which was a reduction from the full price of £6.29. It comes in a white and yellow box which displays the ingredients and instructions for use. The bottle is 100ml and it has a spray nozzle which has a small clear cap. This Sheer Blonde Go Blonder controlled lightening spray is designed exclusively for blonde hair and it is not recommended for natural brown hair, intensely bleached hair or platinum or white blonde shades of hair.
The bottle tells you that it can lighten and brighten your hair by up to one and a half shades and this can be achieved in three to five uses, so it does work quite quickly. The ingredients include citrus and chamomile which work with blow dryer heat to gradually lift your hair colour for a natural look. It contains something called Thermo-Protectant which will help to protect your hair when you are blow drying it or using other styling appliances. You will get maximum lightening within ten uses but you can obviously use less than this and just use it until you get the required colour that you need.
To use you just wash and condition your hair in the usual way and then towel dry your hair. You need to spray this liquid directly only your hair and then just style it and dry it in your usual way, but the more heat you use the greater the lightening effects will be. If you want the colour all over then you will need to comb it through your hair right through to the ends making sure that you have combed or rubbed it right up to your scalp, but if you want a highlighted look then you can just spray it on sections of your hair and then dry it.
I have used this spray now three times and I can say that my hair does look a bit lighter and definitely brighter. I find it easy to use and there is no mess or stickiness as the spray just seems to evaporate into your hair, although it must attach onto it for it to lighten. I have been pleased with the results of this spray and will use it in between colouring my hair as a cheap and easy way to keep it looking good.
Okay red, brown, and blonde? No I am a light to medium brown in hair colour and in summer under the blighty sun, hold on there is none :) I seem to go a little lighter in my natural colour and picked this up on recommendation to make my hair look less dull during this time.
I also had my hair cut a bit shorter and in even my hairdresser notice, I was slightly lighter around my neckline, strange but honestly true.
Would this have made an impact?
It did, slightly. With citrus oil and chamomile, this really lifted the colour and nourished my hair all throughout summer I was very conscious of tying my hair up and people noticing the lighter parts of my hair and it looking really dull as it was appearing at the time
You are meant to use this with towel dryed hair and apply it before you blow dry to complete the look.
I thought it might help the coverage of lighter strands of my hair all over, but it weirdly was only beneficial in the areas I actually desired, its weird how it knows?!
I was relieved with the result as the product says its long lasting I didn't see that, but it gave the best conditioning to the colour, which is also strengthened so it didn't look dry and the colour looked more enhanced.
I only used it during last summer and sprayed when I knew I would wear my hair up.
Would I use it again, probably not as now I treat all my hair with one colour since the red has finally come out but to anyone who has blonde hair or lighter hair in parts that is looking dull this is very good to use.
This is retailing currently at £4.66 for 100ml
My hair is naturally dark blonde, but I have had bleach blonde strips dyed for as long as I can remember. Whilst my hair retains the blonde colour for a long time, I begin to notice my roots after only a few weeks. This product is the best on the market for combatting this problem, I use it every few days, a few sprays onto my roots and I really notice the difference. I have also used it at the end of summer to keep the lighter colour that I get from the sun.
The small bottle lasts surprisingly longer than I thought it would, even when I use it to spray all over my hair, it can last me anywhere between 1-4 months when using regularly.
Definitely leads to lighter hair - my hairdresser noticed that my hair was lighter 6 months after dying it, and this was over winter when the sun hadn't lightened it!
My only problem with the product is the smell, it's not overly strong but it is noticeable, and I notice it on my hair throughout the day when I've used the product. Nothing a spritz of perfume wouldn't cover though!
Overall I am very pleased with this product and I don't know what I'd do if they discontinued it - my bank balance has got used to the fewer visits to the hairdresser!!
Over the years my hair has been a variety of colours yet I tend to favour being blonde the most! My natural hair colour dark blonde with lighter shades running through it but in order to get my hair any lighter realistically I have to reach for the peroxide. Even though my hair is thick dying it constantly takes its toll and I would much rather have healthy darker hair than it being super blonde but dry and brittle!
I had used highlighting kits and even used the old fashioned lemon juice and sunshine to achieve a lighter colour but both of these were rather time consuming and results varied. So when I was shopping at boots and saw the John Frieda Lightening Spray I had to try it.
I love John Frieda products and normally purchase when Boots have their regular 3 for 2 offer on haircare as it can be a little pricey. However, it takes a lot to make me loyal to a product and use it exclusively so I often rotate this brand with others. I always come back to John Frieda though because the products can normally deliver on their promises.
The product comes in a bright yellow spray bottle which you simply spray onto your towel dried hair where you want the hair to be lightened - for example if you want to touch up your roots target it there or spray all over and brush through for all over lightness. Then simply blow dry and style your hair as normal. The product admittedly has a chemical smell but this does not claim to be a natural product so that's to be expected, it is not exactly unpleasant. The lightening effect builds every time you use the product so at first use you will notice that your hair is lighter but not shockingly so!
I would recommend using either a really conditioning conditioner before applying the product or a heat protection spray/serum on towel dried hair as the lightening spray will draw moisture out of the hair. The spray is a part of the go blonder range which you can use in conjunction with the spray or separately. The shampoo is also designed to visibly lighten hair whilst the conditioner will mitigate any damage/dryness caused by the lightening process.
This product is intended for those who already have blonde tones in their hair and will not work on brown or darker hair due to it not being a strong colourant.
I really like this product as it is easy to use there is no mess or mixing hair dye. I see it normally priced in shops at around £6.99 which is a mid-range for a hair care product but as Ive said it is included in some store offers (which is when I purchase it!). I feel this is a fair price considering that women spend A LOT on going to the hairdressers and hair dye and this product can be used when you want a touch up on colour but don't want to fork out for the hairdressers! I try to be low maintenance as possible and this is definitely a go to product when you want to boost your fading hair colour or a slight change. It does exactly what it promises to do you just have to be careful and especially look after your hair by conditioning it so it does not dry out.
I was a great fan of John Frieda's Beach Blonde gel which they discontinued a few years back, it gave great highlights and was really quick and easy to use. Can't believe they stopped making it. I have tried some alternatives but none have produced such good results.
They have just bought out John Frieda Lightening Spray in 100ml spray bottles, priced at £6.99 in Boots but it is available in most larger supermarkets and Superdrug.
I was anxious to try it and see if would deliver the same results and provide 'cheap' and effective highlights. I have thick, short, dark blonde hair which highlights easily if I was to spend a month in the Caribbean! Since I'm not going to the Caribbean anytime soon I have to resort to something else.
The directions are on the box, and also written really small on the bottle. I would recommend either keeping the box or making sure you have read it properly as the directions on the bottle are brief. The box also shows photos of before and after, and different ways the spray can be used to achieve highlights e.g all over, or strands, or touching up roots. You need to spray on to towel dried hair, and apply heat in the form of a hairdryer, tongs, straighteners etc. The more heat you apply the better the results. Results show in 3-5 uses. So it's not going to be a quick fix, but I guess it is more natural if you were to gradually get highlights.
The first time I used it I washed my hair, towel dried and sprayed all over, and dried I couldn't really see much of a result. I was hoping for a quickish result, and although I usual wash my hair every 2-3 days, the following evening I just conditioned it - (not wanting to dry it out too much either with the peroxide!), applied the spray and blow dried, again still not really noticeable. I am now on my third application, and there isn't a dramatic difference, but the colour has slightly lightened up a bit but it is subtle. I have only used a hairdryer though and not yet used straighteners, which would get the hair hotter. I am slightly concerned about frazzling my hair with heat and peroxide, although apparently the product does contain thermoprotectant. My hair feels fine after using it, but I am conscious to use more conditioner than I normally would and leave it to soak in for longer.
The spray nossle is a standard spray nossle, so if you wanted to achieve specific strands of highlights it would be tricky to achieve this neatly without applying to a gloved hand and applying directly to the strands. Likewise I'm not sure how easily roots could be touched up.The bottle is quite small, and if you have long hair I don't think the product would go very far.
So far I haven't found John Frieda Lightening Spray to be as good as the previous Beach Blonde Gel, but I will perserve and see if the result gets any better.