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On the quest to find a shampoo that would protect my coloured hair but also cleanse it thoroughly I tried this shampoo. I have naturally brown hair but dye it blonde. My hair tends to be on the greasy side but since dying it it has become dryer. That being said I found this shampoo left my hair rather greasy too.
I love the packaging of all John Frieda's colour ranges (Radiant Red, Sheer Blonde and Brilliant Brunette) as they stand out on the shelf and also make it easy to identify which colour hair it is targeted at.
This product claims to provide mega-watt shine and although my hair was slightly shinier, I would not describe it as mega-watt shiny! I should have read the information on the front of the bottle more carefully as I know moisturising shampoos tend to leave my hair flat and greasy, which is exactly what this one did. However, if you have dry hair, this may be the product for you as it is very nourishing.
Although this product didn't work very well for me, I think between £5 and £6 is a fair price, especially considering John Frieda products are often on offer.
All in all, although this product didn't work for me, I think it would be good for someone who bleaches their hair blonde as this often leaves the hair very brittle and dry, which this shampoo would counteract.
It was that time again where my Shampoo was running out. I'm normally quite organised and have a spare on hand which is normally due o the fact that I like to take advantage of special offers and not pay full price for a product.
So I was looking for something that would match my hair type. My hair is greasy and it used to be quite easy to find a greasy hair shampoo in Asda but these days it seems to be getting a little tougher to find. I know I wouldn't struggle in Boots or that but sometimes Asda serves as a 1 stop shop for everything.
I picked this one up as it was on offer. I got it for £2.99 and I think it is normally around the £5 mark. This is because it is a designer brand so it will sell at that higher price point. Although this one isn't for Greasy hair it is suitable for natural or dyed blonde hair. My hair had just been highlighted again so I thought it would be good for my hair to use a product that could take out the brassy tones that often are there when my hair has been highlighted and I was hoping that this would add some Moisture as well.
The tube for this is alright. It comes in a 250ml tube which stands on its end so you should get all of this out of the tube. The colouring of the tube is alright. It is just a light yellow colour. The Shampoo is a medium thickness and is a kinda pearly gel consistency.
A little blob of this lathers up well. The scent of this is nice. It is a fresh scent which isn't that strong but it does linger on your hair. I didn't use this with the matching Conditioner as I've got nearly a full bottle of Charles Worthington Conditioner to use up.
So how do I find this works? I find that this seems to do fine for my hair. It makes it look silky and it is nice and soft. So I do like how this makes my hair look. My roots do look oily the day I would normally wash it - I have to wash my hair every 2nd day. But I would find that a greasy shampoo would keep the oil away that bit longer than this one but that would be understandable I guess.
A good Shampoo which I would buy again.
I have blonde hair, although unfortunately it's not natural, it comes from a bottle and coloured by myself at home. I sometimes notice that after a few washes, my hair colour dulls a bit and doesn't look as bright and blonde as it does when first coloured - that dreaded word 'brassy' springs to mind after it's been coloured for a couple of weeks. I've tried a few products from John Frieda's range of sheer blonde to try and counteract this problem - my first being the original sheer blonde highlight activating shampoo. I actually ended up using this moisturising shampoo a few years ago when it first arrived in the shops as I picked up a full size 250ml bottle unwittingly instead of the original one and had to use it as I wasn't going to let it go to waste. I've since used it again recently when I received it as part of a gift set for Christmas.
The shampoo is available for around £5 in the supermarkets, Boots and Superdrug - which is a price that I find a bit insulting really, shampoo I normally use costs at most £2.99 for a 400ml bottle! It is however from a premium brand and can often be bought as part of special offer deals eg 3 for 2 and 3 for £10 offers which will bring down the price a bit per bottle if you want to buy in bulk. The current bottle I have from the gift set has 50ml and if you're not sure, a bottle of this size may be available in the travel toiletries sections for a cheaper price before splashing massive amounts out for the full size versions.
The shampoo comes in a pale yellow bottle that stands on it's lid. The full size version bottles have a flip top lid, whereas the small bottle I've got now has a screw top lid. The flip top lid is a much better design but I still have had a few tussles with them - they can sometimes be so hard to push open, especially with wet hands! The clear plastic that the lid is made from is just so strong, I sometimes feel like I need to be a wrestler in order to open it! I suppose this is good while not in use so none leaks out but it makes it incredibly difficult to use sometimes. The design of the lid also makes it quite awkward to empty the bottle when it's nearing the end.
The shampoo is white in colour and to me feels very creamy, much creamier than other shampoos. The scent is delicious and definitely is one of the better ones I've tried - it smells just like the lovely shampoos that are used in hairdressers salons although I can't really tell what the scent is, it smells to me like a collection of flowers in the garden but I can't detect a strong scent of any flower in particular. The bottle states that it's sunflower, jojoba oil and white tea but I don't think I can pinpoint the scent to those alone really, perhaps it's just an even mixture of the three put together.
The shampoo lathers up very well in wet hair, although I find it's not extremely easy to wash out, especially if you've missed a tiny bit when lathering up. I also find that I do need a fair bit, more than my usual 10p size amount to cover my hair properly. When it has been washed out, I find that my hair is tangle free and I don't need to fight with it to brush through. I have very thick and long hair so normally there's a couple of tangles somewhere. I personally don't use the conditioner that belongs to the same range - I use another non branded one every few days.
I have dry hair at the roots but it can end up going greasy quickly on top, although perhaps not as much as it used to when I was a bit younger. This shampoos main aim is to brighten blonde tones in the hair and I have to say that I think it does this well - my hair doesn't look as yellow if that makes any sense, it takes the dirty yellow look away and does brighten it by a noticeable amount even without the conditioner. The problem is though that this moisturising shampoo does make my hair greasier much quicker than it gets when using other shampoos that are specifically designed for that hair type. This is a bad thing because the shampoo costs so much and it then needs to be washed more! I assume this is because of it's moisturising qualities - perhaps it's just moisturising my hair a little too much! I would expect though that it would be good at moisturising dry hair types. When I've finished styling my hair, it does always feel nice and soft but I do find that it needs washing more regularly.
I now just use the shampoo every so often, perhaps more so for weekends rather than everyday weekday life and it seems to do the trick. Even just using it a couple of times a week has made a difference to the colour of my hair and I don't feel the need to colour my full head of hair quite so much (although I still need to target those darn roots just as often!). It definitely helps to keep it brighter for longer once coloured. I'll continue to do this until my stash has run out and then I might revert back to using the original sheer blonde shampoo as I find that that one works better for me really but this is purely on my hair type and the fact that it seems around 30p cheaper per bottle. I will probably still only use that one intermittently though too because of the cost factor because it still works out expensive. I just can't justify spending that much money on one bottle of shampoo.
I would recommend this shampoo in some respects - I think the moisturising shampoo is great but just not for people like me who find that their hair goes greasy quite quickly at the roots. In those cases, I would recommend trying their original sheer blonde shampoo but I still wouldn't recommend using this exclusively purely because of the large price tag. I think it's fair to give it 3 stars as it does really help coloured blonde hair out but it is very expensive and isn't suitable for all hair types.
Thanks for reading :o)
WHAT IS IT?
Shampoo in a tube developed for blond hair.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
Use a small amount to wash your hair. It is a thick gel but is not sticky so smoothes through my hair and foams to a thick amount of bubbles. It is best to follow the shampoo with the Sheer Blonde Moisturising Conditioner because both will brighten your blond hair.
WHAT I THINK
I have got golden blond dyed hair and since I began using this I see my colour is lasting is for slightly longer. It lathers up quickly and is luxurious to use, you do not need to use very much so the tube will last for a long time. I am the only person who uses it and washing my hair six times a week means my tube lasts for over two weeks.
If you use it without conditioner it is not very moisturising but doesn't dry my hair like some blond shampoos do. It shows up my highlights and does work to enhance the golden tones in my hair, I can see a difference and I use lots of different colour enhancing shampoos on my clients but this is the only one that works for me.
My hair is long and dry because I have dyed it heavily for a long time and this shampoo cleans it very well. It removes all styling products such as hairspray and wax and my hair looks shiny as soon as I start blow drying and styling my hair.
A 250ml tube of Sheer Blonde Moisturising Shampoo is about £3.50 but it is sometimes on special promotion with the conditioner as a multi buy.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
About John Frieda/The Product
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John Frieda an English celebrity hair stylist and founder of hair salons and special hair products. His hair products are widely available in the United States and other countries including the UK. In 1988 at the age of 37, John Frieda moved to the US for 12 years and collaborated with Sally Hershberger (another celebrity stylist) to create different hair products for blonds and brunettes. Now John Frieda has a large range of hair care products which can be found in most Boots and Superdrug stores and can also be purchased in some supermarkets as well.
The product I am reviewing is aimed at blonde haired people and is a highlight activating moisturising shampoo suitable for lighter shades of blonde. The shampoo claims to brighten the full spectrum of blonde tones so they appear healthy looking and shiny. The salon inspired formula contains jojoba oil, sunflower and white tea, which smoothes hair as it gently removes darkening, dull build-up. The formula is also moisturising which provides mega shine without adding or depositing any colour. The product is suitable for light shades of natural; colour treated or highlighted hair which needs a little extra moisture and care. I have very light blonde hair which is why I decided to go for the shampoo for lighter blondes. My hair can sometimes look dull (probably due the products I sometimes put in it), and I wanted to brighten my hair up a bit and give it some TLC. I have used John Frieda Sheer Blonde products in the past and have been impressed with the results so I was hoping that this product was going to be as good as the others I have tried. The product comes in a squeezy plastic tube which is a very pale yellow colour. The tube does have a shimmery/pearlescent look to it as well. The tube stands on its lid which is white in colour and simply unscrews so the whole lid comesoff. On the front of the tube it clearly states that this product is part of the Sheer Blonde range by John Frieda and is a moisturising shampoo. It also states that this shampoo is for lighter shades (you can purchase a different shampoo for darker shades). On the back of the tube is some information aboutthe product and how to use it. You can also find a list of ingredients as well.
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You can purchase a 250ml tube of the shampoo from boots for £5.59. I have never tried this product before so wasn't sure what it was going to be like so I actually purchased a 50ml tube of the shampoo from my local Boots store for £1.99. At least if I didn't like the product or it wasn't very good I wouldn't have wasted all that money on a larger sized tube. You can also purchase the product from Boots website and other websites. Prices may vary.
Using the Product/Results
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After ensuring my hair was completely wet I unscrewed the lid which wasn't very easy with wet hands. The lid comes fully off so I popped this to the side as I squeezed some of the shampoo out. The shampoo came out quite fast as it was quite runny. It was a white pearlescent colour which had a slight shimmer to it. I started to rub this into my wet hair which created a lovely soft, rich lather. As I did this I could really smell the product. I can't really describe the actual scent of the product but I really like the smell which was light and not too overpowering. After ensuring I had shampooed all my hair I rinsed the shampoo out. The shampoo rinsed out really easily and my hair felt a little smoother than it had done before. I did also purchase the conditioner but I wanted to test each of the products to see how good the products were when used separately.
Before drying my hair I always comb it using a wide toothed comb to get out any knots. Luckily there weren't that many knots in my hair only a few. I started to blow dry my hair as normal and as I did this I could smell the scent of the shampoo which was nice. I looked in the mirror at the results & I was sure that my hair definitely looked a little lighter than it had done before washing it. My hair looked healthier and in better condition. I loved the fact that I could still smell the shampoo on my hair and this lasted for at least 1 whole day before the smell eventually faded out and disappeared completely. My hair felt softer than it had done with previous shampoos; how-ever I think if I had used the conditioner with it then it would feel much softer than it did now.
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The smell of the shampoo is really nice and it really lathers up when using it which feels as though my hair is getting a really good wash. The shampoo didn't leave any residue in my hair and I loved that the smell stayed in my hair even though I had used hair mousse in it. My hair definitely looked a little brighter than it had done before using the product and my hair also looked healthier too. I would definitely buy this product again and next time I will buy the product in a full size. I was a bit sceptical when picking up this product but I was willing to give it a go if it made my hair look brighter and healthier. The product certainly lives up to its claim and is a product that I would recommend to other light coloured blondes.
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My hair is naturally fair but I have light blonde highlights put through every few weeks to make it blonder, however I always find after a week or two from my visit to the salon it fades from bright blonde to slightly more golden blonde, to keep the lighter colour I don't want to have to keep returning to the hairdressers on a weekly basis as the constant bleach would make it frazzled and I would bare a shocking resemblance to the wild woman of Borneo. Thus I am always on the look out for shampoos that claim to lighten and brighten my hair.
My Mum bought me a John Frieda travel kit containing; Sheer Blonde Moisturising Shampoo, Conditioner and a Sheer Blonde Crystal Hold Hairspray a few weeks back for when I go round my boyfriend's house. I immediately wanted to try the shampoo as I had heard rave reviews about it before. Presented in a light toned almost blonde colour bottle that is made from a soft plastic - a little like a lip gloss tube. It is glossy meaning easy to wipe any spillages and waterproof for the shower. You can purchase a 250ml bottle for roughly £4.95 or a travel size for £1.99, if you have not used it before I would recommend buying the smaller version to see how you get on with it first. On the front is the trade mark logo of John Frieda London, Paris and New York with Sheer Blonde Highlight Activating emblazoned across and on the back are the ingredients if you so wish to know. It tells me that it is a moisturising shampoo that brightens the full spectrum of blonde tones - on reading that I was soon in the shower read to have my highlights activated!
I will admit I was a little sceptical as I have tried many of these products that promise to turn me from dull blonde to Marilyn Monroe in a few lathers and low and behold nothing. But I had a feeling this little beauty would be different. Unscrewing the cap, it is very easy to squeeze some shampoo out onto your hand (as with some shampoos your have to be pop-eye to get any product!) the shampoo is pearly white in colour and smells like sun cream with a hint of fruity tones but not too over powering. I have mid length hair so I used about a 50 pence piece amount for the first wash, it lathers very well and made my hair feel so soft, silky and manageable even whilst washing! I gave it two washes like usual and followed with the conditioner, I wasn't expecting to see an difference until I blow dried it with my hairdryer but as I was using the towel I noticed that it was looking noticeably lighter! Result! After blasting it with heat and styling it I was VERY impressed with the results! My highlights had returned to the bright blonde they once were and even my natural hair underneath had been lightened a little. I received a lot of compliments and some even asked me if I had dyed my hair again!
Not only does it brighten your hair, it also makes it feel 10 times smoother and softer and appears to look glossy but not greasy! I absolutely love this shampoo and would recommend it to anyone who wants a hair pick me up! Available in Superdrugs, Boots, selected supermarkets, Wilkinsons, online make up outlets, Amazon and eBay!
I use this shampoo on a regular basis. my natural hair color is quite light, however I do like dying it blonde. After using the shampoo my natural hair color got lighter and the dyed bits became very shiny and bright. Got loads of compliments on my hair, as it is very silky and healthy looking. The color is absolutely amazing, makes me look like I've got golden highlights/threads in my hair. Absolutely love it! I've also tried the hair mask and the conditioner, they well amazingly well together. Leaving the hair so soft and smooth. People at work always ask me if I've dyed my hair as it looks lighter all the time, does not give any yellow ugly color to my hair, makes it so natural and gorgeous. No split ends at all, even though I blow dry my hair on a regular basis. And as my hair is quite greasy on the roots helps prevent that from happening too often.
This review is for John Frieda sheer blonde highlight activating moisterising shampoo for lighter shades of blonde.
A few months back I was looking at some old photos & noticed how much brighter my blonde highlights seemed to be & I tried to remember which shampoo I was using at this time. I finally remembered that it was the sheer blonde shampoo & I cant quite remember why I stopped using it.
I decided to invest in a new tube to see if it could bring my very dull, amber tinged highlights back to life. At £5.59 a tube from Boots this is not the cheapest of shampoos but it is available in a travel size for £1.99. I decided to buy the travel size just to see if it still worked for my hair.
The shampoo comes in a 250ml pale gold tube (travel size 50ml). The product itself is pearly white in colour, not too runny & has a citrus like fragrance. It claims to smooth hair as it gently removes darkening, dulling build-up revealing a full spectrum of blonde tones.Containing jojoba oil, sunflower oil & white tea it also adds moisture.
I used this with my normal conditioner & didnt really expect to see much of a result on first use. My highlights really were that dull & discoloured I thought I would need to use for a few weeks to see any improvements. I was however pleasantly surprised, after just the first wash my hair did appear much brighter, after my third use the amber tinge had totally disappeared & my highlights were the pale ash blonde they were when first highlighted.
This is a great shampoo which I now use to brighten my highlights when needed in between using my usual volumising shampoos. It also leaves the hair shiny & is not too drying. I still cant remember why I ever stopped using it :-/
I've never really been a fan of John Frieda hair products, but when I saw them on a 3 for £10 offer in Morrisons I decided to give them a go. One of the products I decided to try was this Sheer Blonde Moisturising Shampoo, which usually costs £5.99 for the 250ml tube, so I think the 3 for £10 really was a bargain.
It comes in a tube which looks a lot like the picture above. The shampoo comes in different shade ranges and the packaging is a slightly different colour depending on which one you get. Mine is the one for lighter blonde shades so the tube is a lighter colour than the one pictured. It has a flip top lid which make sit much easier and more convenient to use than screw top lids. It also stands on it's lid which means that the shampoo is always ready to come out of the tube so you don't need to spend ages squeezing it before you can use it, even when the tube is nearly empty.
The shampoo is a white pearlescent substance which looks more like a handwash to me than a shampoo. It has a mid consistency, neither too runny nor too thick, and a smooth texture. A little of this does seem to go a long way and I only need a relatively small amount to cover my long hair. It smells nice and fresh but I really can't place the scent at all.
It lathers up quickly and it gives a thick, soft, fluffy lather, rather than a bubbly one. It massages easily through my hair which helps again to make a little go a long way. It feels nice to use and it feels refreshing on my scalp.
I feel like this does do a very good job of cleaning my hair and it rinses out pretty quickly. Once my hair is dry it feels very soft and I do believe that it's more moisturising than most shampoos, but my hair feels light and bouncy and is not weighed down at all. My hair is very shiny anyway but I do feel that this leaves it looking a little more shiny than usual and very healthy. The only claim I would disagree with is that it is highlight activating. I have not noticed any difference there, but as I have naturally blonde hair with highlights anyway I'm not sure how much of a difference a shampoo could make.
All in all I've been impressed by this shampoo, it leaves my hair feeling soft and smooth and looking shiny and healthy. I'd definitely be open to trying more of the Sheer Blonde range and would recommend this product.