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As I stated in my review for the shampoo I bought this when my usual John Frieda shampoo was out of stock. A bottle of the conditioner costs around £5.50 for 250ml. You can get the conditioner in Boots and most supermarkets.
The conditioner comes in two types, one for lighter shades of blonde and one for darker shades. It is suitable for colour treated and natural blonde hair. I use the conditioner for lighter shades of blonde.
The conditioner is designed to enhance blonde tones and prevent build up which makes blonde hair look dull. It also contains extracts of jojoba, sunflower and white tea extract. All of these help to prevent the build up from tap water and any styling products you use.
To use the conditioner you simply apply to wet hair after shampooing. You are recommended to use the same shampoo from the range. You then massage into your hair from root to tip and then rinse thoroughly.
The conditioner has a citrusy smell much like the shampoo. The conditioner is quite runny it is not as rich as other conditioners I have tried.
After using this I found my hair was really manageable and easy to style. After a few days of using this and the shampoo I did notice a difference in the 'brightness' of my highlights. I did however find that it is not rich enough on days when my hair feels particularly dry so I would recommend the sheer blonde deep conditioner for use in between.
I would definately recommend paying the extra money for this shampoo and conditioner as it really does work.
I got this conditioner as part of a prize a few weeks ago when I was blonde. I've had a home dye disaster since then and am currently brown. I had never really tried many of the John Frieda products before and I was pleased, especially with this conditioner.
The conditioner I'm reviewing is the Sheer Blonde Highlight Activating Conditioner. It can be found in many chemists and department stores. Price wise its approximately £5.00 for a 250ml tube, give or take a few pence depending where you buy it.
The conditioner is in a gold coloured plastic tube with a clear plastic screw top which can be used to stand the conditioner on. I would have preferred to be able to see the conditioner through the tube but unfortunately with this one you cant. The front of the tube has John Frieda Collection written in a black banner across the top. It also informs the customer that it is "sheer blonde highlight activating moisturising conditioner". It contains Light Enhancers to bring out the highlights in your hair, either natural or from your hairdresser, in my case it was the hairdresser.
The front of the tube also advises that this particular conditioner is for hair colours Platinum to Champagne.
The back of the tube has the instructions which are the same as for most conditioners. You are advised to use this particular conditioner after washing your hair with the matching shampoo. I have personally done this but have also used it with other brands too and not noticed any real difference. There is also a long list of ingrediants printed on the back as well.
The actual conditioner is white and slightly "pearly" in appearance. Its quite thick and although it smells nice, fruity and sweet, the fragrance is quite faint.
After shampooing I applied the conditioner. It feels very creamy and reminds me of Dove products. You can actually feel the moisturising cream in it. I was very impressed while applying it. The conditioner rinsed out easily. I have medium length thick hair and always find I have to use a lot of conditioner but with this one I found I didn't need nearly as much as with other brands I have tried.
Does It Work?
After drying and styling my hair ( hairdryer and straighteners) I really couldn't believe how my hair felt. It was so soft and silky right to the ends, no dryness at all. There was no fragrance from the conditioner but this didn't matter at all. My hair felt gorgeous. Even when I woke up the next morning I could run my fingers through my hair before brushing and it was sleek, soft and snaffle free.
As for the " highlight activating" well I cant say I noticed any huge change. Admittedly my hair looked really shiny and felt beautiful and in certain lights my hair did appear lighter.
Overall I would recommend this particular John Frieda conditioner. Its certainly one of the nicest ive used. As I said, the conditioner I won was a prize and it was for Platinum to Champagne shades, now I had no idea if my highlights fell into this range or not, but to be honest I don't think it really mattered.
The product is on the pricey side but the quality of my hair definitely reflected this.
The one thing I would say about this conditioner is that if your hair is very fine it could make it so smooth and silky that it could appear a bit "flat", this aside thought it has my total 100% recommendation.
A conditioner which claims to activate highlights? How exactly do you activate them then? I used this in conjuction with the Sheer Blonde Highlight Avtivating Shampoo, as usually if you combine products you get a better overall result.
What is it supposed to do?
After your shampoo, this conditioner is supposed to transform tired dull looking blonde hair into shiny and sleek tresses while bringing out the depth of the highlights and restoring all their bright tones.
It is one of those squeezy bottles. Quite satisfying to squirt out the conditioner. It balances well on the bath and the artwork is pretty smart so it looks the business.
How to use:
After a shampoo, I take a small dollop of this stuff, about a ten pence piece worth and gently work it through from root to tip. You can leave it on for a few minutes if you like, though I usually wash it out after a few seconds of having massaged it into the scalp. I use a warm rinse, followed by a cooler splash to seal the hair shaft and add shine.
Does it work?
It did leave the hair feeling quite smooth and silky, this was even in the damp stage. After the blow-dry I was able to see the results. I am not sure whether it dramatically brought out highlights, but using it regularly does help to keep those brassy tones at bay.
My only quibble is that I find it drying on the hair after repeated use. My fringe seems to suffer the most and get quite brittle. I have to leave this stuff then come back to it after a few weeks.
Pricey at nearly a fiver a bottle, it does slightly brighten dull blonde hair, but can be drying.
I bought this shampoo when it was on offer shortly after having my highlights put in. I only bought the brand as it was on offer in Superdrug and I got the shampoo and conditioner for £4.
The packaging does look very up market and I was quite happy to leave the product sitting in the shower rather than hide it away in the drawer. The colour of the tube depends on what type of the conditioner you chose. I purchased the lightest 'Platinum to Champagne Blondes', which is in a very pale, almost golden tube. The tube has a snap close lid which is easy to use with wet hands.
The tube claims to contain 'illuminating minerals and nourishing proteins, so your hair attracts more light.' It also states that it will 'help you add strength, shine and amazing silkiness to your hair.' All good things should they work that way.
The conditioner is very creamy when you squeeze it onto your hand and you can actually see it sparkling where the light hits it. It smells lovely, somewhere between fruity and citrus-like but with neither being overpowering.
The instructions on how to use the conditioner are pretty much the same as any other. I applied it rather liberally as my hair gets quite dry during the winter months. Even before rinsing I could feel it softening my hair.
Once dry and despite having used two products since the conditioner, I could still smell the lovely fresh fragrance that it leaves behind. My hair felt fantastic and soft, but not as flyaway as some conditioners have left it, it even felt soft and clean for the next three days.
After using it for 5 months now, my hair is in great condition and it doesn't look as dull as it sometimes did 6-8 weeks after colouring. If you're looking for a dramatic change you're not going to get it from this, but it will maintain your bright and healthy blonde look.
I stock up when the product is on offer as I feel that £4.69 each for the shampoo and conditioner is far too pricey. I tend to buy at Boots when on offer to get those advantage points to put towards a free bottle.
Sheer Blonde is a range of hair care products specifically created for blondes, natural and otherwise! Sheer blonde products include hairprays, shampoos and conditioners, balms, wax and much more. Sheer Blonde also have a range for Brilliant Brunettes.
Sheer Blonde is a premium quality range of hair care, it can be found in most supermarkets, chemists and high street shops.
I am a blonde and i regularly use Sheer Blonde Highlight Activating Shampoo in Platinum to Champagne.
You pay £4.75 for a 250 ml bottle of the product. The bottle is plastic but is expensive looking and looks good on your bathroom shelf. The product inside is a light cream colour which you can see through the bottle.
The shampoo is thick, you only need a 50pence peice size as it spreads a long way. The shampoo smell quite sweet in smell and lathers up to a nice foam.
The shampoo rinses well and eaves your hair to a nice shine and quite soft. Sometimes though it makes my hair too soft to style and a bit wispy.
A great product, quite pricey but smells and looks fab.
I have been using this product for the last year and I wont use anything else now, It does what it says on the tin! The colour enhancers pick out your hairs natural highlights and add viberancy it also stops blonde hair looking brassy or greenish tinted from chlorine.
This product has a great fragrance and if you dont get a chance to wash you hair for a day or two it still leaves your hair smelling and looking fresh.
It leaves my hair soft, managable and strong and within a week or two you can really see the results, I started using this product at the begining of summer and the combination of the shampoo plus conditioner plus natural sun light had a great effect.
I definatly recommend this product used with the shampoo but I would advise to use the colour match for your own hair for the best results as I picked up the wrong one by accident and it didnt work as well.
The only down side I see to this product is that it is highly priced but I suppose you get what you pay for and I only slighly grudge paying the price for it
conditioner / for blonde hair / available in a range of blonde shades / 250mL / Instantly transforms dry, straw-like blonde into silky, smooth perfection / Boosts shine and maximises highlights for your purest, brightest blonde, whilst also helping to safeguard and keep your blonde hair at its softest / Helps repair chemical and heat damage by mending and perfecting dry, porous, blonde hair strands / Patented texture-transforming formula with proVitamin B5 and natural wheat germ oil, along with natural caramel and honey / For natural, colour-treated or highlighted blondes /