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I have had this conditioner a while, after buying the matching shampoo and conditioner as an add on deal from Amazon. I found though that it wasn't moisturising enough when my hair was very damaged hair, after my old hairdresser wrecked my hair, but as my hair is slowly getting back into a good condition, I thought I'd give this conditioner another go. I normally like the John Frieda Sheer Blonde collection, but I was very disappointed with this conditioner and the matching shampoo (which I have already reviewed).
This is part of John Frieda's Sheer Blonde Go Blonder collection. It is designed to gradually lighten blonde hair, while keeping it moisturised and soft. The conditioner contains citrus and chamomile to help lighten natural or colour treated hair. It is Ammonia and peroxide-free and gentle enough for daily use.
This comes in a 250ml squeezy tube. The conditioner itself isn't as thick as some that I own, and it is a bright yellow colour. I was slightly taken aback to discover that this doesn't really have much of a scent, I was expecting it to be citrussy or to have a slight camomile scent. The conditioner is easy to apply onto my hair as it is quite thick and easily melts onto my hair. it doesn't give any guidelines on the bottle for how long to keep this on your hair, but I usually keep this on for about 1 - 2 minutes. It is also easy to rinse out and doesn't leave any residue. It is (of course) recommended that this conditioner works best with the matching shampoo (which I also was disappointed with).
Considering this is a premium brand that promises to lighten hair as well as protecting it, I was very disappointed. It's an okay conditioner, but I haven't found that it has lightened my hair, and in fact, my hair looks greasier more quickly than when I use my normal conditioner. It's not the most moisturising of conditioners either, and I feel that it's definitely not worth the premium price for this conditioner. I definitely wouldn't recommend this conditioner, and as I am almost near the end of the bottle, I will be glad to be rid of it being honest, as it's been one of my worst conditioner buys. It does say that it's suitable for daily use, and I find that when I do use this, I could do with washing my hair daily, or even twice daily as it seems to leave my hair so greasy and dull.
Normal price for this is £5.99 from Boots Superdrug and supermarkets (some of which have the price at £5.89), but I got mine with the matching shampoo and leave in conditioner for £10 from Amazon. It is available from Amazon for £3.50 as part of the add-on programme.
Aqua, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Behentrimonium Chloride, Parfum, Dimethiconol, PEG-14M, Amodimethicone, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Trideceth-12, Glycine, Malic Acid, Cetrimonium Chloride, CI 19140, Benzyl Alcohol, Lactic Acid, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Vitis Vinifera Juice Extract, Alcohol, Citrus Medica Limonum Peel Extract, Helianthus Annuus Seed Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract, Tocopherol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool.
~~~ John Frieda Sheer Blonde ~~~
~~~ Go Blonder Lightening Conditioner ~~~
My natural hair colour is a nondescript mousey dark blonde, and after a trip to the salon about a year ago, I came back with bleach blonde highlights, which as a qualified hairdresser I knew would need some careful looking after; to maintain the brightness and that 'just stepped out of the salon' look. I immediately turned to John Frieda's range of products; as a well-known celebrity hairdresser, I trusted that he wouldn't put his name to something that didn't live up to its claims but did this prove to be correct? This review discusses my thoughts concerning the Go Blonder lightening conditioner.
~~~ Conditioner ~~~
Go Blonder Lightening Conditioner is said to gradually lighten natural, colour-treated and highlighted blonde hair so it sounded just perfect for my fresh new highlights. It is also supposed to tighten the cuticle and strengthen the hair shaft which is what my hair seriously needed after being chemically processed, it really dries your hair out and weakens the structure, and I want to prevent breakage as much as I could.
~~~ Price ~~~
This conditioner is currently on promotion in Asda for £4, or 3 for £10, a huge saving on the £5.89 regular price in Boots. It was on promotion too when I made my first purchase, and after my first use, I immediately went out and purchased more while still on offer. I wash my hair nearly every day and each tube lasts me just shy of a month, so while not hugely expensive, this isn't one of the cheapest options available. My initial experiences had been positive, but in reflection, it's more about how a product works over time that matters.
~~~ Appearance ~~~
The conditioner, as with the matching shampoo from the range, doesn't come in a bottle but comes in a rather funky looking tube. The bright zingy yellow fading down to white outer, is easily identifiable on the supermarket shelf. The packaging has changed from the photo above, but there is still no mistaking the Go Blonder products just from the vibrant colour. The trouble here being, that they look so similar, there is no easy way of identifying between them when you're in the shower. The small font blends into the background somewhat, and I've lost count of the times I've grabbed the wrong tube by mistake and shampooed my hair again, or conditioned my hair before I've washed it; it's such a waste, not only of time, but of product too in the long run. The tube stands upright on its lid, so it doesn't take up too much room on your bathroom shelf, and it also means that you can easily squeeze out every single drop, which is a minor plus point to redeem itself.
After opening the flip top lid, you are greeted with a lightly floral perfume with a hint of citrus, and it's a really lovely fresh fragrance and one I adore. I can instantly recognise the chamomile, which is used for its lightening properties, along with lemon for the same reason; the delicate scent is light and summery.
~~~ Application ~~~
I have a chin length bob at the moment, so I apply about a fifty pence piece sized measure to my prewashed hair. With the shampoo I do think this amount could be a little too much, but with the conditioner this is most definitely needed. I only have highlights, so only a percentage is coloured and the rest is natural; you might want to use more if you have a full head of colour, but everyone is different and you'll get to know how much works for you. When I dispense the conditioner, I am met with a lemony yellow cream, and the look and texture of it reminds me of lemon curd, it could almost be edible. It's not the richest of conditioner's, you couldn't call this a mask as sadly that's something that this range is lacking, I would recommend that you left this product on the hair for a longer period of time if that was what you were needing. The conditioner is quickly distributed through the hair and sort of melts around each hair shaft and coats it. It works through really well so you don't feel that it's sitting where you put it, and not doing its job all over.
Rinsing the product is done quickly and effectively, the product simply washes away with ease. It's almost too easy. Each hair shaft feels smooth and tangle free and moisturised. It's not until your hair is dry that you see the real results though.
~~~ Positives and Negatives ~~~
While your hair is wet, you can certainly feel a coating on the hair. It's not weightless, but even with my fine, limp hair it doesn't really weigh it down further. I can't say that this product causes excess greasiness on the hair as I wash it every day, but I do find that since using this shampoo and conditioner that I do have to wash my hair more often than I used to. Maybe it's just me; I love the brightness that this product, in conjunction with the shampoo, gives to my hair.
When I leave my hair to dry naturally if I'm not going out that day, my hair does feel a little bit crispy, like I've left some conditioner still in, so I don't tend to do it too often; drying with a hairdryer doesn't give that effect I'm pleased to confirm, and my hair is left feeling full of vitality.
The main negative about this product for me, is the one it's marketed for providing - It does not make you go blonder in any way, shape or form. The chamomile and lemon ingredients are natural lighteners and along with the aid of the sun, will bleach your hair and give you those lovely natural, warm glints. There is no peroxide or ammonia within this product so any effect isn't chemical which is good to know, but without them you aren't going to obtain any noticeable lightening effect, at least not in the short term. While this doesn't lighten my hair, I do feel that it has kept my highlights from going brassy or ashen, but this product would be needed to be used from the time you had your hair coloured initially. If your hair is already brassy, I'd recommend a shampoo or conditioner with a purple hue to it like the Touch of Silver range from Boots, which is half the price of this. I've used this product from the moment I got my highlights, so for me personally, it's left them bright and fresh since that time.
~~~ My Thoughts ~~~
All in all, I'm unsure whether to recommend this product. It conditions the hair well and it is left feeling and looking, adequately moisturised. Yet, I don't like the fact that you can still feel a coating of conditioner on the hair when you dry it naturally and you get that crispy, brittle feel. The real negative for me is that it doesn't lighten hair like it promises to; but it does keep your 'freshly' coloured or highlighted hair bright, and prevents that horrible brassiness creeping in. It's six of one and half a dozen of the other; you have to take the good with the bad. For the reasons that I have discussed above, I award John Frieda Go Blonder Lightening Conditioner three stars, deducting one each because it doesn't actually lighten, and I dislike the fact that I have to blow dry every day, which in itself causes further damage to my chemically treated hair. Yes, I'm still using this product despite its faults, but not for much longer, I plan to go back to my original colour very soon.
As I said in my review for the shampoo I bought this shampoo and conditioner to try and make my highlights last longer as I don't have much time to go to the salon. Currently you can get all John Freida products in Asda on a 3 for £10 offer which works out a good deal as the conditioner is normally £5.89.
The conditioner replenishes moisture to natural, colour-treated and highlighted blonde hair. With citrus extract and chamomile, the moisturising formula smoothes and nourishes for silky, healthier looking hair.
To use the conditioner you massage into clean wet hair from root to tip then rinse with warm water.
It is recommended on the bottle that you use the shampoo and conditioner everyday for best results. The conditioner like the shampoo smells like lemons, it is also a pale yellow colour, it has a really thick consistency which is usually the sign of a good conditioner for me!
After using this for a few days I noticed my hair was a lot lighter. My roots were noticably blended in. After using this daily my hair was soft and shiny and felt really deeply conditioned. My hair was also a lot shinier and my blonde looked a lot brighter.
I would recommend that you also use this with the Go Blonder spray which will enhance the effects even further.
This is a great product if you are looking to save money and extend the life of your colour.
I thought I would give this a try as I've been looking for something to lighten my hair for the summer. I died my naturally blonde hair dark brown in the winter and got blonde highlights in it in April. After one use I noticed a difference and after using it for the 3rd time this morning I have noticed that it definitely looks lighter. I would say that it works best on blonde hair or dyed blonde hair but it has helped the colour of my hair look more the same all over. I found both easy to apply and wash out and really like the smell of it. The bright yellow colour is slightly off-putting though, but I really love this product. It is a must buy for the summer and would recommend it to anyone! I do however use a leave in conditioner spray to make my hair even softer! :)
I'd never glorify myself with a title such as veteran when it comes to conditioners. In fact, these shampoo companions never made a drop of sense to me in the past as I saw them standing tall in the bathroom for months and months, until the replacement arrived with the same instinct to stare at me. After growing my hair to a length that could be styled with spikes, twists and messy patches, I soon learned the importance of a conditioner the hard way. From heat appliances, wax and daily washing, my hair has become horribly split (even to the root in places) that I've had to go into a kind of rehabilitation of my hair by treating it the best I can. The answer to that, was conditioner. John Frieda's go blonder conditioner is designed for blonde highlighted hair that has become damaged from the process of highlighting itself. It is also suitable for naturally blonde hair ( which I used to have many years ago ) so I felt like giving it a try as to stop the staring from these mysterious shower dwellers.
As with any other conditioner, for best results you are expected to also make use of their shampoo regularly which in turn will burn your money away with the attached price tag of around a fiver! Cheap it ain't. The subject of this review is to examine if 'John Frieda's Sheer Blonde Go Blonder conditioner' is justified to have such a large asking price.
The design of the conditioners confinement is quite appealing with its tube sporting a bright yellow background colour that blends into white towards the bottom of the tube. This gradient makes easier reading of the most important word: 'conditioner'. Perhaps this is due to the guilt that has been felt, considering that the cap on both the shampoo and conditioner are situated on the bottom. Black against white is easy to spot, but with an unforgiving font size you'll find yourself picking up both of the tubes to locate the type. Another not so smooth move is made considering it is sandwiched between words in multiple languages informing you what it is meant for. The tube itself seems to be larger than others with its 250ml worth of conditioner. The cap is hinged and has a large thumb sized groove that makes plucking the tube open a little less rigorous than the next. The conditioner flows out at rate that doesn't keep you waiting long, unlike its shampoo counterpart which creates thin coiled snakes before enough is present on your hand. The tube is of course water resistant but sometimes water can seep into the cap which may lead to a nasty surprise if you happen to open it next to your computer to test its hinge durability whilst writing a review. This may dilute the product so drying it after one has bathed or shower may be a nice idea.
Lightly squeezing some of its slightly sparkling yellow contents onto the palm of my hand I would proceed to the hair application. You don't seem to require as much as other conditioner and spreads nicely through your hair. There isn't a vibrant scent to this conditioner, but a nice faint vanilla fragrance which unfortunately does not last. After sitting in my hair for a good few minutes it becomes the time to wash it all away. The very highlight of this conditioner is how ridiculously soft your hair feels as you try to rinse your hair. This doesn't last to deep disappointment, for drying my hair brings out the nasty splits that ruin the feeling of the hair. Areas which are least split are exceedingly soft however. Of course if you had none, then the softness may be far more retained and I strive to achieve such hair this year! It can take a while to rinse off and I sometimes feel like there is residue of the conditioner still on the ends of my hair when I come to dry it. Apart from that, the application is smooth with smooth feeling smoothness hair of a smooth nature.
The idea of this conditioner is that it 'visibly lightens for sun-kissed sparkle'. Whilst the concept of the sun kissing my hair sounds terrifyingly painful, the intention is that together with the shampoo, your hair will gradually become lighter and sparkle like magic pixies. I've been using this combo for a good few months now and I've noticed no change at all to my hair. It used to be golden blonde as a kid, but it has slowly degraded to a light brown dark blonde that has no idea what it wants to be. Perhaps my hair has changed somewhat, but the gradual change the tube refers to must assume you will have a life devotion of use. It didn't tame frizz any better than other conditioners and it felt slightly heavier than most types of conditioner I've used. I do have to admit that my hair did look a little bit more sparkly than it did, but not as well as some other brands I've used.
Overall the conditioner felt mediocre which is a shame considering its price tag that I'd have to disagree with. It may produce better results for those with definite blonde tones but for me, this was really a disappointment.
I recently dyed my hair much lighter, so I decided to try and keep the colour lasting as long as possible in between dyeing it again. So I thought I would buy the shampoo and conditioner in this range. Both the conditioner and shampoo stated that they gradually lighten blonde hair so I thought even better. This review is about the conditioner, the product is by John Frieda and is called Sheer Blond Go Blonder Conditioner.
On the Boots website the description of the product states that the conditioner will gradually lighten all blonde shades and at the same time deeply nourishing the hair. Well my hair has still kept the intensity of the colour when I first dyed it, however I wouldn't say that it made my hair go any blonder.
The conditioner works very well and keeps my hair very soft and tangle free. My hair has a bit more shine to it but nothing overly special and I have to be careful as if I use too much my hair becomes greasy more quickly.
Ingredients include citrus extract and chamomile so this conditioner has quite a nice fragrance and not too overpowering. Go Blonder can be used on highlighted, colour treated and also natural hair.
I bought the conditioner when it had £2 discounted off the price. Full price is £5.49 so this product is by no means a cheap conditioner. Although at the moment I believe there is an offer on at Boots where you can buy 3 John Frieda products for £10 so this gives quite a saving.
Overall I would have to say this is a good conditioner and definitely makes my hair soft and manageable but it doesn't work as well for making my hair any blonder. I am quite happy with the conditioner as my hair colour hasn't faded and that was the main thing that I wanted but be honest i'm not quite sure if I will buy this again. The main thing being it is more expensive than other conditioners for colour treated hair. Although if no other conditioner keeps the colour from fading I would go back to this product.
I use this conditioner in conjunction with the shampoo. I have already written about the shampoo which I think really works on my hair and keeps it nice and light but I think maybe the conditioner helps too.
The conditioner comes in the same squeezy tube as the shampoo does with a cap at the end. The tube looks exactly the same which is not a big problem but I do think it would be nice if this tube was coloured differently or something to distinguish between the two as whenever I reach for one of them in the shower, inevitably I always pick up the wrong one.
So, whay use hair conditioner at all? Well, hair conditioner is actually a product that will alter the texture and appearance of human hair. On this bottle it says that Go Blonder Conditioner replenishes moisture to natural and colour treated blonde hair. It has citrus extract and chamomile which smoothes and nourishes hair to make it look silky and healthy. Like I've said in my shampoo review I am very happy with the results from this conditioner. After using it for a couple of months now I can honestly say that I do think the shampoo and conditioner is making/keeping my hair blonder. It is safe to use on natural or colour treated hair so don't worry about using if you do get your hair coloured like me. I find that usually after getting my hair coloured it tends to fade after three weeks or so but with this shampoo I have really found that my hair is still light and blonde which is lovely.
The cream is quick thick as you would expect from a conditioner. It is yellow in colour just like the shampoo but not as bright, it is more of a light lemon colour. I find that after I have used the shampoo my hair definitely needs conditioner to smooth it out. I really like the shampoo but it does leave my hair quite tangly so I definitely need a conditioner to be able to get my comb through it.
The conditioner is easy to use, it's jsut like other conditioners and the instructions are on the back. I tend to leave it in my hair for about 5 minutes or so and then rinse it out. It rinses well and does not leave any residue which is nice. It also has a bit of a smell, much like the shampoo, a bit floral but not fruity or too overpowering.
Just like the shampoo, a 250ml tube of this conditioner costs £5.49. It is quite expensive but then this is a specialised product and not just a regular shampoo/conditioner. At the moment Boots are running a 3 for 2 offer on this conditioner and I have also bought it at Sainsburys where it was buy one get one free so you can get some offers on this if you keep a look out. I find that one bottle of conditioner generally lasts during two bottles of shampoo usage so it's worth buying a few at a time.
I normally don't like to spend more then a pound or two on a conditioner but this one just caught my eye, at a usual price of about £5.50 i thought boot's '3 for £10' on John Frieda products was quite a good deal, and resulted in a good saving of more than £5. When i first started using this product i really wanted it to be good, as i was hoping to justify my spend, and i can really say it excelled my expectations, after just a few washes, (with use of the shampoo aswell) i noticed my hair lightened, not in an extreme way, but it just seemed to look alot heathier and sun kissed, im also awful for using very large amounts of conditioner as my hair is quite dry, however even though i limited myself to just a small amount of this product, (wanting to get a few more washes out of the product then i usually would!) i found my long, and usually hard to handle hair to be really soft and easy to manage. In addition this product left my hair smelling great with its citrus and chamomile, and was good value for money lasting just over a month of everyday hair washing. So all in all i think this is a perfect product for anyone looking for that slightly sun-kissed look and nicely nourised feel, its definitely no alternative to highlights though!
Gradually lightens hair /