“ Brand: John Frieda / Type: Hair Colour / Hair type: for natural and highlighted blonde hair „
My hair was naturally a nice dark blonde colour but as I've got older it is more grey unfortunately so I tend to dye it blonde still. My roots are quite noticeable now, especially as I'm not 20 anymore, and my grey hairs are starting to appear quite determined. I hate getting roots and think it looks really unsightly, but a trip to the hairdressers will end up costing £30 at a minimum, money I would prefer to spend taking my grandkids to the pictures, or buying some food for the house, so I tend to try and find products to make my hair look better at home. Dying my hair regularly leaves it a bit dull and more like a dirty blonde than a vibrant blonde so I decided to try a new product to give it a boost.
This was recommended to me by a friend and while shopping in asda a few weeks ago I came across this John Freida colour glaze from blonde hair for about £5.00 for a 250ml bottle and thought that I would give it a try. I know John Frieda is a well known brand for your hair. It's meant to give you salon quality treatment at home, so I had high hopes for it. John Frieda do a range of haircare products like shampoos, conditioners and different sprays.
This one is designed for blonde hair, to try and make the colour last better and give it a nice shine and add vibrance.
I washed my hair twice (my hairdresser said you should always do it twice) with my normal shampoo, then conditioned it as normal before applying this to my hair and leaving it for five minutes. I then rinsed it off with warm water and combed my hair.
After I had rinsed off the glaze, my hair looked instantly better and after drying it, it had a brilliant shine to it. I felt like I'd stepped out of a salon. It looked even beter once I had styled it as well. My hair felt softer and had more body to it which was nice as it normally just looks limp and dull.
I was very pleased with the results and after I used it, a few people actually asked if I had had my hair done! M hair looked replenished and fresh after I'd used it.
This product is also available in brunette and other hair colours so it can be used by everyone.
I'd definitely recommend this brilliant product. I think it is the best £5 I've spend on myself in a long time and I'll definitely continue to use it.
As a blonde I'm always looking for products to maintain that just from the salon colour at home and as soon as this came onto the market I thought i would give it a try.You can get two different shades for blondes, I tried the lighter version for platinum to light blondes and I have also tried the honey to caramel which I prefer. The consistency is a bit like a gel conditioner, its not very thick and rinses out easily. It only takes 3 minutes after your usual shampoo and conditioner, which for best results i would use the John Freida blonde range. The first time I used it i noticed my hair looked very shiny and felt very soft, but did notice any colour effects however with a few more uses I noticed a hint of colour and my hair was definately not as dull and discoloured as it usually would have been by this stage. I have also changed blondes and tried the lighter product for platinum and I can't say it did anything for me but that could have been down to my hair being coloured lighter, I think it would work well on natural hair but as all hair takes differently to colour products you'd have to try it for yourself to find out if it works for you.
**** Introduction ****
Having very dull blonde hair has been a real problem for me just lately, even though my roots were only a few centimeters long I would insist on a visit to the hairdressers to get them touched up just to freshen up the colour.
Over the past few months I have noticed that my hair is really drying out so I needed to take drastic action.
while shopping in asda a few weeks ago I came across this John Freida colour glaze from blonde hair, it was on offer for £2.50 a bottle so I thought it w2as worth a try.l
**** The Product ****
This colour glaze is designed for blonde or highlighted hair, it is used to enhance and prolong the the colour.
It comes in a 250ml bottle similar to a shampoo bottle and is applied to your hair after it has been shampooed and conditioned.
Apply this to your hair roots, mid length and end and leave it for three minutes before rinsing it off.
**** Results ****
After I rinsed this off my hair felt instantly refreshed and it had an amazing shine after it had bee dryed, therefore it has prolonged my next visit to the hairdressers.
one thing you must remember to do is wash you hand straight after you apply it as it can stain your hands leaving them yellow looking.
**** My Views ****
For the price I am amazed how good this glaze is it has really made my hair look healthy and shiney, so I have no choice but to recommend this to you all.
You can buy this for blond, brown or dark hair colours so you will find a shade to suit you.
I came across this on my weekly shopping trip (i was drawn like a moth to a flame) I have blonde hair which is bright but like alot of us blondes i wanted my blonde refreshed and brighter and i wanted gorgeous locks like it promised me but all i got was greasy dull hair! I'm not sure how something thats meant to brighten your hair makes it duller!? but when i dried my hair it looked like the blonde had gone down a few shades. But anyway... when styled my hair as normal etc it looked very dull and although bone dry looked greasy and wet. It also felt very greasy and when i out my fingers through my hair it looked as though i had gel or something in it. I do get greasy hair quite quickly so I re-washed my hair and halved the recommend amount(basically half a pea size) but nope... still was greasy looking and dull. Maybe its just my hair? I dont know... all i know was that day I was an hour late! For the price Id just stick to a bit of lemon, cheaper and more effective!
My hair is (I think) naturally dark blonde. However, I have been dying it blonde for about 7 years now using different shades of blonde highlights throughout.
I have been using John Freida products for about 3 years now, although I do sometimes switch to another brand as I don't think you get the same effects using the same shampoo all the time.
The one thing I have not stopped using throughout this time is John Frieda's Luminous Glaze. The glaze is available in 5 different shades, 2 of which are for blondes. Platinum/Champagne for those with white blonde hair and Honey/Caramel for those with darker blonde shades.
Although I have used both glazes I find the Platinum/Champagne to be the most effective at really bringing out the blonde in my hair. The Honey/Caramel made my hair look shinier but definately didn't bring out the colour. If you really want to emphasise the blonde in your hair I would recommend going for the lighter shade too.
The glaze comes in a bottle which is contained in a, rather unneccessary to be honest, plastic package. I suppose this is there to make the product look a bit fancier but in these times of recycling is really unneccessary. It does however give the product a more expensive look.
I wouldn't recommend squeezing the bottle to dispense the liquid as it does come out very quickly and a little goes a long way with this!
The liquid does have a rather potent smell to it when you first squirt it out but don't worry as the smell doesn't stay in your hair once you have washed it out. The liquid is a pale colour with a slightly jelly consistancy, although not quite so thick.
The instructtions reccommend leaving the product in your hair for at least 3 minutes. Personally I have found that this has little effect and I leave it on for about 10 minutes - I wouldn't recommend leaving it for a long period of time as this can have a damaging effect on your hair.
To achieve an all over colour it is best to comb the product through your hair, focusing on your roots if you have any as you don't want to be left with dull roots but the rest of your hair to be light and shiny!
I have read that other people complain about how long it takes to wash out and that it has dyed their skin, towels etc. I use this product weekly and have never had this experience personally. The product, for me, washes out very easily - much easier than regular hair dye and definately doesn't leave the mess of dye.
I wouldn't reccommend replacing this product with your conditioner as it's not good for your hair to dye it everyday. I use it after my conditioner and as previously mentioned only use it once or twice a week. Using a deep conditioner once a week is also recommended.
If you are expecting platinum blonde hair at the end of the process you are sadly mistaken. When your hair is still wet you will notice no difference. However, after drying, hair is around 1 shade lighter and is much shinier and noticeably softer. My friend has slightly lighter blonde hair than me and also uses this product with the same great results.
The bottle does say that you may not notice a visible change in colour until you have used the product around 5 times so don't expect results straight away.
The bottle retails for £6.99 in Boots although John Frieda often has 3 for 2 on their products and this is when I stock up as I think it is a little pricy. Also the bottle contains 190ml but I only get about 4 glazes from it. Admittedly, I do have fairly long and a somewhat thick hair. I'm also rather generous with the amount I use.
I feel the product works best when used with John Frieda platinum/champagne shampoo and conditioner.
I would definately reccommend this product to blondes who want a little boost of colour and smooth, silky hair. Quite a few of my friends also use this product and alll reccommend it too.
The only reason this gets 4/5 from me is because it is a little pricy.
Well, I tried one of these last year and I am pleased to say that I did try it, because I now know not to try it again, here is why.
It is supposed to revitalise coloured or natural blonde hair and leave it looking glossy and with intense shine. It is easy to spot on the supermarket shelf, usually sitting with the John Frieda sheer blonde shampoos and conditioners. As a regular buyer of these prodcucts, I thought this was going to work wonders. The bottle is easy enough to dispense and you work the liquid through the hair, making sure it is coated evenly. It doesn't have a bad smell and seem to apply well.
Rinsing off took longer than expected, I think it was because this is quite heavy duty stuff. Anyway, after rinsing for a good minute or so the hair was ready to be towel dried then blow dried. At this point I noticed little difference.
After the drying process the hair felt rather lank and greasy and I really could notice little change in the colour. It does say that you need to use more than one application to get the best results, so on the next wash the following day I tried it again, but again it made the hair feel lank. The volume seemed to have been zapped from it too.
Verdict: It is supposed to deposit colour, well I noticed no change in colour, my blonde seemed the same as before, no brighter for sure. It did not really gloss, just made the hair feel coated in something not quite right and I was itching to shampoo it out from the moment I finished using it.
Not worth buying and pricey too at about six pounds.
I came across John Frieda's Sheer Blonde Luminous Colour Glaze, whilst grocery shopping at Sainsbury's one day. They had an offer on, I think it was 3 for 2 and I was quite intrigued by these products, as I needed a shampoo anyway, why not try one that helps maintain my colour? It read on the box that this colour glaze is like the stuff they use in salons and that it would make my hair shiny, whilst adding some colour. It advised to use this colour glaze once or twice a week after using the sheer blonde shampoo and conditioner, to get the desired effect.
So, I used this the next day, along with my John Frieda sheer blonde shampoo and conditioner, which I was also trying out for the very first time. I usually (and still) mainly use Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner, as I find that my hair feels very soft and tangle free, smells great and the price is very reasonable. Unfortunately, I found that the sheer blonde shampoo and conditioner didn't detangle my hair as well as my herbal does. Also, the glaze actually made my hair more tangled and harder feeling and I didn't really notice that much of a difference in shine or colour.
Despite many people thinking Im a completely natural blonde (hmmm yeah) it has to be said that I have been known to have layers and layers of blonde highlights to brighten up my otherwise dark, dull blonde hair. Ive since stopped having quite as many highlights but I do miss the sheen and shine that highlights seem to bring to your hair. However on a recent trip to Boots I was persuaded to splurge out on a John Frieda product in an attempt to add some shine to my hair without spending a fortune at the hairdressers.
The John Frieda Luminous Colour Glazes come in five different shades according to your hair colour, theres two suitable for blondes (platinum/champagne for those of you blessed with very light hair or honey/caramel for those of you with darker but warmer tones), two for brunettes (chestnut/hazelnut for those of you with lighter, warmer brown hair or chocolate/espresso for those of you with cooler, darker tones) and lastly one for red heads. I selected the honey/caramel one as Ive got a darker but warmer shade of more golden blonde rather than white blonde hair.
The product comes in a plastic case which is a bit unnecessary in my opinion but does give the product quite an extravagant look. The bottle itself is quite plain in comparison and simply an off white colour with a screw top white lid and dark blue writing on the bottle. To dispense the product you need to unscrew the lid which isnt really that ideal when youre in the shower with wet hands, I think a flip top would be much easier to open really. You need to squeeze the bottle to dispense the product but only do this very lightly as it does come out quite quickly.
The product itself was quite odd, there was quite a strong, astringent smell to it almost like nail varnish remover mixed with hair dye. As for the consistency it quite was like squirty thick jelly if that makes sense, it sort of glooped out over my hands but was quite easy to dispense into my hair. The colour was what shocked me (and scared me!) the most as it quite a vivid shade of off golden yellow, put it this way you wouldnt want your hair to be quite as brash looking as this colour!
The instructions recommended that you leave the product in for at least 3 minutes which I thought surely wasnt long enough and so proceeded to leave it in for a good 20 minutes. You use it like you would a normal conditioner and simply apply it straight after shampooing your hair, ideally in place of your usual conditioner. I found it best to comb the glaze through my hair once Id applied it to ensure that it was evenly distributed and then simply wrapped my hair in a towel for the duration. When it comes to washing out the glaze I found it was harder to wash out than your typical conditioner, mainly due to the thickness of it and it did take a good few minutes to ensure it was all out.
I should warn you now that the glaze does stain your hands, your bath and your towel although it is quite easily removed. My friend used the brunette version and managed to stain her forehead with the product, she had to use nail varnish remover to get it off. She also found that it stained the bath quite heavily and she needed to use a bathroom cleaner to scrub it off! Gloves may be a good idea and also use an old or dark towel if youre going to leave it in your hair for a while.
Im not sure what I was expecting from this product, part of me wanted to come out of the shower with bright blonde hair while the other part of me hoped the effects would be minimal in case it made my hair brassy! In any case I neednt have worried, while my hair was wet there was no noticeable difference except for the fact it was practically knot free. Once it had dried it did appear to have lightened about one shade but what was most noticeable was the fact that my hair was not only shiny but so unbelievably soft!
I wouldnt hesitate to recommend this product to anyone, even if you just want to use it as an intensive conditioner as it really did improve my hairs quality. The colour boosting element does seem to work somewhat although in retrospect it didnt really make that much difference, it possibly lightened my hair one shade and my sister did comment that my hair looked lighter and more golden.
I found about a third of the bottle was required to thoroughly cover my hair which is quite thick and comes to a couple of inches below my shoulders. As such Id say a bottle would only last me about 3 washes although its not recommended you use this product every time you wash your hair, Id probably say once ever 3 or 4 weeks is plenty. A bottle currently retails at £6.99 in Boots which is quite pricey for the number of times you get to use the product but it seems to be quite inline with other deep conditioning products that recommend you thoroughly cover your hair with product.
I will be using this product again to give my hair a good condition and boost the shine. It gets 3 out of 5 stars from me, it looses one for the poor and wasteful packaging and a second star is lost because the colour intensity effect isnt quite as great as Id hoped.
Thanks for reading.
hair colour / suitable for natural and highlighted blonde hair / John Frieda Sheer Blonde Luminous Colour Glaze for honey to caramel blondes is an easy to use salon inspired treatment that refreshed dull blonde hair with glistening shine and a touch of fresh blonde colour / This gel/creme formula boosts shine and adds a hint of glossy colour right in the shower in just three minutes / For darker shades of natural, colour treated or highlighted blonde hair /