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John Frieda Sheer Blonde Spun Gold Balm

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      24.02.2012 22:18
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      Best for occasional use when you want some extra shine and texture

      I tried the Sheer Blonde Spun Gold Balm around a year ago, and still have the tin in my bathroom cabinet. I bought it when I decided to try the Sheer Blonde Shampoo's and as they were on offer if you got three products it was the only other product that caught my eye.

      Sheer Blonde claims this balm to "Style it mild or wild. Separates shapes and adds texture as it infuses blonde highlights with sexy, shimmering shine". To apply you need to drag your fingers upward through your hair to give texture and an edge, or smooth down over hair to give a smooth look so it does cover both much coveted styles.

      At full price it is £5, but Superdrug have an offer on at the moment where you can buy 2 Sheer Blonde products for £7.49 which is a good deal! The Balm is packaged in a gold tin which is presented in a creamy gold case. The case has simple black writing telling you what it is and its uses. It is a simple design thats exudes class and for a small price of £5! The tin itself is a shallow shiny gold tin, and it about the size of a coaster.

      The balm inside is a glossy golden colour and has flecks of sparkly gold in it. It is near solid in texture and you need to rub you fingers over it to get some on to apply. To apply you need to drag your fingers upward through your hair to give texture and an edge, or smooth down over hair to give a smooth look.
      When you apply the balm is very stick and can form lumps. I find I need to get a bit onto my fingers and then rub between both hands to even the balm out before applying. Otherwise it can be way too thick.

      It works really well a texturising the hair and I use it on my layers to give definition and an more edge look. It also gives a lovely shine and the gold flecks must help to add to the shine which I loved.But I can't use it to smooth my hair down as no matter how little i use it still makes my hair look greasy. This is also true when I use it to texturise and when first applied it does give a great result but when you briuh your hair you can feel it still clinging to the hairs and making them feel greasy and in need is a wash. I do only tend to use it therefore for special occasions and have to wash my hair the next day.

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      01.08.2011 21:53
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      Make your hair shimmer!

      I use lots of different hair products. I own several serums and creams I tend to alternate what I use on a day by day basis. Recently with the hot weather my blonde hair has become a bit dry and flyaway. I am also trying to grow out my fringe so I have to use hairslides to keep it back. I was looking for a product that would hold my hair and smooth it at the same time.

      I saw this product in Boots, it was on a 3 for 2 offer, separately it costs around £5. You can also get John Frieda from most supermarkets. The product comes in a little tin which is small enough to fit in your handbag. When you open the tin the product is a shimmery gold colour and it is solid in the tin. There is 35g of product in the tin.

      The balm is designed for blonde hair only and will separate and add texture to your hair as well as enhancing your colour by adding shimmer.

      To use the balm you need to lightly run your fingertips over it then rub through your hands to warm and soften it. You then need to rake it through the under sections of the hair to add texture, or smooth lightly throughout your hair to add a polished finished look.

      The balm itself is easy to use, it melts really easily in your hands. You only need to use the smallest amount, if you apply too much you can end up with greasy hair. The balm is great for smoothing down flyaway starnds of hair without leaving it sticky and heavy. I have also used it to smooth back my fringe with a clip and it provides sufficient hold.

      After using this balm my hair was shiny and really soft. I have been using this for over a month and I have used hardly any of the product. It is really good value for money as you only need a small amount. This works perfectly with other products in the Sheer Blonde range. I would definately buy this again.

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      19.07.2010 13:39
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      Recommended

      I am not blessed with the kind of hair that effortlessly flows down my back, looking thick, healthy and glossy. Oh no. My hair does indeed flow down my back - but it is super-fine (my best 'friend' once said I had hair the exact same consistency and colour as a Barbie doll. I took this to be an insult) and very fluffy.

      My hair is naturally fairly straight - though it goes wavy if I don't blow-dry it - but holds more static than a power station. So, you can see my dilemma - I need something to smooth the static but also something that won't weigh my hair down and make it look greasy.

      Step foward, Sheer Blonde Spun Gold Balm. This product comes in a circular silver tin, with a twisty lid and contains a yellow-gold balm. It doesn't have much of a smell and you need to use a small amount between your fingers, to smooth over the hair. The tin is wasy to store and the product doesn't get the container greasy.

      It is a little gooey and you have to be careful to only use a small amount -too much and your hair will look like it needs a wash. I find that a small amount works well and smooths my hair, making it less fluffy and calms down the static. I recently used it on holiday in Thailand - the humdity and my hair did not get on - and it worked well. The downside is that it does make your hands greasy and you need to give them a wash after.

      Because you only need a very small amount, it lasts for ages. I actually can't remember how long I've had mine, but it's years and it hasn't gone off or lost any effectiveness, so good value for money.

      I'm not sure it really makes the hair blonder as it claims but I don't really use it for that. I've not really used it for hair texture either so can't comment on that but it is good at smoothing hair.

      I've had it so long, I can't remember how much it was but I would recommend it to fellow Barbies!

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      20.11.2009 21:32
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      Buy it!

      As my friends and my boyfriend would tell you I am very funny when it comes to my hair, I am very fussy and only like my hair to look a certain way, if it doesn't it goes up in a bun. One of my best friends gets so annoyed with me when we are getting ready to go out as I never like my hair, if I straighten it, I wish I had left it wavy, if it's wavy, I wish I'd straightened it!

      I have many haircare products and this is definately one of my favourites. If I use it on straight hair it gives me the tousled look I am always after. If I leave my hair wavy its often thick and frizzy and if I straighten my hair it can look limp and boring, this product gives me a happy medium, it means I can straighten my hair and then ruffle it up slightly and give it some body!

      The balm comes in a lovely silver disc shaped tub which looks very sleek on my dressing table. You pull off the top and the balm is a yellow/orange colour with no smell. The instructions tell you to use sparingly and apply the balm to dry hair using your finger tips. The balm has a horrible consistency but I warm it up in my palms and fingers and then scrunch up my hair and almost mess it up rubbing the balm through my hair. I love the way it makes your hair look, it definately does what it says on the tin, it gives you shape and body and makes hair look blonder. The balm has specks of glitter in it and this obviuosly rubs off onto your hair, catching the light and making it look brighter and lighter. I find my hair holds its style all night when I use this as well.

      The only downside of this balm for me is that it can make your hair feel sticky, especially if you use too much. Put it this way, you definately cannot run your fingers through your hair after you have used this.

      I feel this is a small price to pay for tousled, brighter hair that has body and style and looks glossy and healthy. It costs about £4.70 in Boots and it lasts for ages as a little goes such a long way, I think this is a very reasonable price to pay.

      All in all I love this product, it's the only haircare product that I have used on dry hair that has really had a long lasting effect.

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        23.05.2009 21:34
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        Fantastic, can't do without it now

        I have just reviewed the crystal hairspray in the sheer blondes range which i insist on calling just for blondes (as that was the original name).

        I use this product every day. It costs about £4.70 for 35g which lasts me at least 6 months so in my opinion it's a bargain! It's advertised as a styling product. I have very dry, fine blonde hair which believe me is a pain in the neck to style as it really doesn't hold any shape well at all as it is ultra straight and lacks body.

        I originally started buying this when I had my hair in a shoulder length bob which was ever so slightly feathered. I was attracted by the packaging and name Spun Gold. It comes in a silver metal tin about the size of a small boot polish tin and has a cardboard protective case around it which is gold, cream and black.

        The instructions tell you to apply it to dry hair but I actually get better results from applying it to my wet hair before blow drying. You only need a small amount but this really depends on how dry your hair is. The product is basically a wax which is gold and extremely shimmery. Once you have a small amount of the wax on your fingers rub it between the palms of your hands to allow an even application. apply it by rubbing your hands over your hair particularly the ends if they are dry and split.

        When styling the wax moulds your hair to the required shape and helps separate it so you don't get that static problem. Your hair will appear smoother, feel softer and looks naturally shiny. It's really important that you don't use to much as it may appear greasy. My hair holds it's shape all day, with a little extra help from hairspray. And it is hard to tell I have split ends.

        A lot of people think my hair is naturally blonde as it doesn't look dry at all. If you could see the difference in my hair before and after you would be impressed at what this product is capable of.

        I love it and can't imagine how I would cope without it now!

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          26.11.2008 16:51
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          lovely balm to enhance blonde hair

          I bought some if this John Frieda at Boots the other day for £4.79. You can also buy this online at boots.com or they also sell it in supermarkets and Superdrug stores.

          This product is one of the many styling products available in the John Frieda Sheer Blonde range. I've tried some of their other stuff before and really like it so I expect this to be of excellent quality too.

          This product is a balm specially formulated for blonde hair, to give it more shine, definition and help illuminate and define the high lights. To make your hair look like spun gold; hence the name of the product.

          So this product comes in a little cardboard sleeve with some instructions about the product and inside, you'll find a little round gold coloured metal pot with the hair product inside.

          The hair product is a gold coloured balm that you're meant to rub into the hair. It smells similar to all the other John Frieda Sheer Blonde stuff (I can't quite put my finger on it as it smells quite unusual) but the scent is very pleasant and not too heavy.

          So I take a little amount of the balm and rub it in my fingers so it warms up (it needs to be warmed up in this weather as the balm get a bit harder when its colder) and then I run my fingers through my hair, concentrating on the outer layer because that's where I want the most shine and definition. You have to watch out that you don't apply too much as it might make the hair look too oily/ greasy or clumpy, which is not the look I'm going for.

          These products do make a difference to blonde hair compared to other styling products, I find that with me, it really illuminates and makes the highlights stand out better. It gives a beautiful shine and just makes blonde hair more vibrant and lights it up, just makes it look amazing, healthy and sleek.

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            05.12.2002 03:36
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            All week I walk around in paint stained overalls, gloss up my fingernails, and flecks of Magnolia Soft sheen finish paint in my hair. Attractive some might say, well I hate to disappoint but no, it's awful. I look awful. Once a week though, I do make a little effort, of course I say a little, I mean looking like me I don't need all that blusher and stuff, ( LIAR! ), I do however need something to keep my hair nice. I'm blonde you know! I digress. A few weeks ago I dyed my hair from Pillar Box Red, to blonde, it looks alright too. I decided to splash out and get myself something for my hair, some hair wax or something. My one night out with the girls, as I said, I go the whole hog because I walk around a mess the rest of the time. I came across 'John Frieda Sheer Blonde Spun Gold Styling Balm' (bit of a handful isn't it?) in Boots, and thought I would give it a try. Nothing attracted me to it, I just fancied a try. At 3.95 for a 35g pot it is quiet expensive, but a little goes a long way. Let me tell you how to spot it if you really want to try it. It's a silver tub, actually it's more of a disk shape. It is about 1cm thick and 5cm's in diameter. Embossed on the front it says sheer blonde, and it comes in a box, which has a hole in so you can see the tub. On the box it has two blonde women,( some may recognize them from the advert) with black sleeveless tops on, and the box is pale blue in colour. Upon opening, you will see a orangey type sticky wax, with speckles of gold, like glitter. There isn't much of a smell to it, and it feels like a sticky, waxy balm to touch. Upon rubbing it through your hands it leaves a glitter residue, which I like, I feel like rubbing it all over my body, that should look good when I go clubbing. The instructions are to use sparingly on dry hair. Lightly coat your fingertips with the balm and then rake through your hair. On
            ly using a very small amount. Then style your hair with your fingertips. Well I've done all that, and what am I left with? I'm left with beautiful looking hair! It looks good, there are glimmering spots of sheen in my hair where I have applied the wax, lots of texture throughout my short shaggy style, and my hair looks thicker too. 'Brilliant', I thought. Ahhh, there is a downside for me though. It feels awful to touch, really awful in fact. I like to run my fingers through my hair, actually I like anyone and everyone to run their fingers through my hair, but I'm not letting anyone touch it. Oh no, not whilst I've got this on. It makes my hair feel sticky, and the parts of my hair that looked nice and ruffled, are actually clogged together. Not what I'm after at all, not what the back of the box says either. Here's what it says. 'In minutes, add shape, shine and glamour to any style. Spun Gold instantly gives hair a modern and sparkling sun kissed shimmer apply sparingly, separate ends and shape hair'. How am I supposed to separate ends when I can't get my fingers through? I'm not keen on it now, it looks good, but it doesn't feel good. Maybe nice for a day in the office, or a meal at a restaurant, but no good for clubbing. No good for running your fingers through your hair! Oh well, I've had my rant, I'll let you make up your own mind. Available from most chemists and superstores, or online at: www.wellbeing.com www.walmart.com Distributed by Gaelle Internatonal, llc, London. Cheers. P.S, the title? got that from the advert, just substituted the 'Yes I Do' for ' No I Don't' simple hehe!

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              12.03.2002 20:27
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              This balm is designed for use on blonde hair, whether it be natural or colour treated. I have found it particularly brilliant on my highlighted hair. The balm itself comes in what I would describe as a simple, yet modern, silvery-gold tin. It is gold in colour, and contains very fine sparkly bits. It a liitle bit on the pricey side (£3.95 for 35g), but it last for ages. It says it should be used sparingly on dried and styled hair, to add shape, shine and glamour. It instantly gives hair a modern finish, and a sparkling, sun-kissed shimmer. You have to warm the balm between your palms before you apply it to soften it up, and make it easier to run through your hair. I have found that it is perfect for defining my blonde highlights, without making them look dull. It really makes the streaks stand out, and adds a lovely shine. It also smoothes out frizz, and is great for shaping curls. But do not get carried away, and add too much balm. It is best to use the least amount possible, and add more if you need to, or else your hair will end up looking greasy rather than glamourous.

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              styling product / 35g / Delivers a perfectly polished finish or a sexy, tousled texture to short or long hair / Gives blonde hair sure-shape, sexy texture with lift, body and soft separation; instantly lights up blonde highlights and keeps blonde hair bright and shiny /