Product Type: John Frieda hair care products
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John Frieda Luxurious Volume Thickening Shampoo
Member Name: hanmillie
John Frieda Luxurious Volume Thickening Shampoo
Advantages: Clean scent, boosts fine hair, deep cleans and softens
Disadvantages: None really
This shampoo is packaged quite simply and yet stylishly in my opinion with the bottle being a light blue in colour, featuring a flip top gold lid and black logo to tell you that the shampoo is part of the John Freida Collection. The bottle, although blue in colour, is quite transparent plastic allowing you to see the shampoo within, a handy feature given that you can then see how much shampoo you have left. Another good feature of the bottle design is the fact that it stands upright on the lid of the bottle meaning that the shampoo runs easily out of the bottle during use and that the last dregs of product are easily squeezed out.
Upon squeezing out a pool of shampoo you will find that it is clear in colour and has a light consistency. The smell of this shampoo is very cleansing being that it smells similar to a shampoo that you would expect in a hair salon, clean, fresh and ever so slightly fruity.
This shampoo comes in a standard bottle size of 250ml meaning that it should last for around 4 - 6 weeks if you, like me, wash your hair every other day.
~~John Freida Claim~~
The front of the bottle indicates that this is a thickening shampoo which promises to deliver 'Luxurious Volume'. It also claims to deliver 'wake up volume and shine' as well as being a 'salon formula'. These are quite big claims to make in my opinion and claims which I was more than happy to test out on my own locks.
~~Price and Availability~~
A bottle of this shampoo will usually set you back around £4 - £6 if bought individually from most supermarkets or cosmetics stores. However I regularly see it on offer in stores and I bought mine as part of a 'buy 2 for £6' deal at Tesco. This price means that it is about right for a shampoo in this bracket, and one which I considered reasonable paying.
~~Application and Use~~
Without teaching the reader how to suck eggs, this shampoo is applied as with any other shampoo by simply massaging into wet hair and rinsing out. John Freida recommends that shampooing is followed by using the conditioner in the same range before being towel dried and blown dry. For additional volume there are also other styling products in this range which can be applied to the hair before drying. In my experience I like to shampoo and rinse my hair twice before applying conditioner to ensure that the hair feels squeaky clean. This does have an adverse effect as I find that I go through the shampoo much more quickly than the conditioner.
For your information this shampoo contains the following ingredients:-
Aqua, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Laureth-16, Lauramidopropyl Betaine, Cocamide MEA, Benzyl Alcohol, Polyquaternium-10, Cocamide MIPA, PPG-9, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Glycine, Malic Acid, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Sodium Chloride, Disodium EDTA, Parfum, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional.
Now for the all important question, were the results as good as they claimed?
I have been using this shampoo as advised, by applying to the hair, rinsing out, and applying a small amount of conditioner before blow drying. I find that when used in this way my hair looks and feels very clean, bouncy and noticeably voluminous. This volume generally lasts for the day if used in the morning, before slightly flattening over night and going back to normal on the second day. However, unlike other shampoos I have found that this one leaves my hair feeling clean even on the second day and is therefore more than adequate for use every couple of days. In addition it makes my hair feel really soft without the feeling of product build up and gives a good shine to my now dyed hair.
Alternately, there is another way that I wash my hair that I like to do more in the summer and this is by washing and then leaving to dry naturally without the use of any heat. When used in this way the shampoo still leaves my hair feeling very clean and smelling fresh but fails to give significant volume at the crown. I would therefore recommend that this shampoo is used for maximum effect with the use of a good blast of heat to add instant volume.
Overall this is a reasonably priced shampoo that does deliver volume to my rebellious hair. I have found is to be a good if not excellent way to add volume to my hair and based on that I recommend it to you. Based on my comments above, this shampoo scores a good four stars from me.
Thanks for reading! x
Summary: For best results use with a hairdryer