“ Brand: John Frieda / Type: Conditioner / What it does: volumizeses, „
WHAT IS IT?
A tube of conditioner developed for blond hair. It claims to add volume to hair and bring out the natural golden tones of blond hair whether it is naturally blond or dyed.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
This is a cream conditioner and such high quality that I can use a very small amount and run it through my hair easily. It is very rich and makes my hair feel slinky as soon as I apply it, John Frieda suggest you to keep the conditioner on your hair for a few minutes and I do this because it helps the cream to penetrate the hair.
WHAT I THINK
This is a very effective conditioner and leaves my hair smooth, soft and free from tangles. It is a must after washing my hair with the Sheer Blond shampoo because when combined they make my dyed golden blond hair shine and enhance the highlights.
My hair feels strong after I have used this shampoo but it does not add very much volume. I use rollers and mousse for volume and this conditioner does not make any difference. I like it as a conditioner but would use another brand for volume such as Charles Worthington or Tigi.
I can run my fingers through my hair even when it is still wet and the conditioner rinses out very quickly. It impresses me that when I wring my hair out to towel dry it my hair is already smooth and visually without knots. I use this conditioner every time I wash my hair and my hair looks healthy and moisturised after repeated use, I can see this the most when I wear my hair up to exercise or work because my ponytail is sleek and smooth.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
I have fine, mousy hair, so I have my hair highlighted every two/three months and I use volumising products to keep it looking good and full bodied. I use the John Frieda Collection "Highlight Activating VOLUMISING Conditioner with Light Enhancers" about once a week on my highlighted damaged hair. I use the shampoo in this range first, and then when I have rinsed it out I use this conditioner, leave it on my hair a couple of minutes and rinse out, (when I put the conditioner on I make sure it is not on the roots of my hair, so that I don't have greasy roots).
The bottle says it is for all shades of blonde hair - whether it is colour treated/natural or highlighted blonde hair. It comes in an "upside down" container, similar to the shampoo bottle. You get 250ml for £4.85, to me this is expensive when you consider all the other products that I use on my hair, but it was bought on a 3-4-2 offer from Boots, so I do have other products in this range as well. The good part of this is that it lasts for a long time, so the intial outlay might be expensive but it is long lasting.
The conditioner smells lovely, it's not too strong and has a light floral smell. When I apply this to my hair I just use a small amount on my hand, rub it in and leave it on for a couple of minutes, then rinse it out and straight away it has made my hair less straw like and more silky and smooth, and easier to manage when it comes to blow drying my hair.
The whole idea for this conditioner is that it makes blonde hair look much brighter as the light is supposed to shine through after using it. I must be honest and say I haven't noticed this on my hair, but it does leave my hair beautifully conditioned, soft and smooth. I would recommend this product, it might be pricey but it does it's job well and lasts for months.
John Frieda's conditioner gives a boost to flat hair leaving it looking bouncy and bright thanks to its brightening extracts. The product gives magnificent results but I definitely would alter a few things about the product if I could.
I first tried John Frieda's products about two years ago. I had been given a lovely John Frieda gift set from my brothers ex girlfriend which included the shampoo conditioner and gleam crème for instant silky hair in the sheer blonde collection. I really loved the way my hair look and felt after using the shampoo and conditioner so I started to use it religiously and bought the shampoo and conditioner on several accounts. The reason I stopped using the products was although my hair looked the most radiant and volumised it had looked, I almost felt like I was ruining my hair when I used these products because they are so heavily scented and it didn't seem very natural to put it onto my hair as strange as it sounds.
Despite the fact the product is heavily scented and seemed to heavy to put on my hair ( I prefer more natural lightweight products on my fine blonde hair) I did like how wonderful the conditioner was on getting knots out of my hair. My hair is naturally wavy/ curly and so after I have had a shower it tends to get a bit knotty and frizzy but whenever I used this product it got rid of all the knots on my hair and looked really sleek and smooth.]
The price of the John Frieda conditioner is fairly average; it's £4.79 for 250ml which is the same price as the shampoo in the sheer blonde collection. Some people would find this price too high but it does offer really good hair salon results that most cheap conditioners wouldn't leave so I found the price fairly good. It comes in a golden bottle which suits the name of the collection perfectly, it doesn't look like a cheap conditioner it's packaged in a squishy bottle a bit like Sunsilks bottles but a little bit classier due to the nice golden shade they have picked. You can't really complain about the look of the packaging, it looks really nice the problem is getting the conditioner out when it's running low because it seems to stick to the side of the tube you have to try and make sure that when you want to get conditioner out of the bottle you squeeze from the bottom instead of the top as conditioner will stick to the sides and you will have trouble getting it out unless you cut the bottle in half to get the rest out.
I wasn't disappointed in the John Frieda conditioner because it does everything it claims to do. Before using the conditioner my hair felt really dry at the ends but thanks to the moisturises in the conditioner my hair felt really soft and not at all dry or brittle like initially.
I only used this conditioner occasionally when I owned it because it seemed to be a product which would cause a lot of build up because of how moisturising it is and didn't seem at all like a lightweight product so I didn't want to put it on my hair all the time, I used it approximately once a week or sometimes once every two or three week so it wouldn't do any damage to my hair. I would use the John Frieda conditioner again if I had to, I probably wouldn't go out and buy it but it's not an offensive product it is probably better for people who have thicker hair because it seemed too heavy for someone who had fine hair. The John Frieda conditioner really enhances your hair colour and makes it look really healthy and blonde I just wish it was a more lightweight product like my other shampoos which contain natural ingredients.
John Frieda shampoo and conditioner is one of my few luxuries when I fancy a treat just for myself- it's not one of the cheapest products around, but it is, in my opinion, one of the best.
I first started using John Frieda when the Sheer blonde range was released, as with coloured blonde hair, I was looking to find a product that would not give me a brassy hue after a few washes. Having read the back of the bottle, and seen the adverts, I was convinced that John Frieda products were the solution. I wasn't wrong.
When I first started buying this product, there were two different shades- platinum and honey and caramel. Having darker blonde hair, I always went for the honey and caramel, and found that the conditioner, when combined with the shampoo gave me a lightened, less dirty/brassy colour, which looked natural and healthy.
The conditioner itself is fairly thick, and so stays in your palm easily, and massages into the hair very well. It is also easy to rinse off, which is always a plus for people like me who never seem to have enough time.
After rinsing and towel drying, I found that my hair was always very easy to comb through, and any knots came untangled easily, minimising any frizz. After blow drying, my hair looked and felt sleek and smooth, and had a renewed bounce- much like after leaving a hair dressers. Probably the most important factor though is the condition that the conditioner kept my hair- dryness was eliminated after a few uses, even when blow drying, and split and frayed ends were less apparant- even my hair dresser commented on the health of my hair.
As I mentioned earlier, John Frieda is not cheap, its around £4.80 a bottle, and unfortunately, rarely seems to have any offers on it unlike some conditioners. However, the good thing is that you really don't need to use much of this product for it to be effective, and the squeeze bottle enables you to more accurately control the amount of conditioner you squeeze out. While it is one of the more expensive hair care ranges available in the supermarkets, I would say that it is worth every penny- and on occasions when I can afford to splash out a bit more- John Frieda Sheer blonde conditioner is my first choice.
I have just posted a review for John Frieda "luxurious volume" conditioner which I unfortunately had to rate poorly, but then had to take the opportunity to big up this product instead. I have used the blonde shampoo and conditioner from John Frieda for a couple of years and absolutely love it. I have very fine blonde hair and find that this conditioner is light, it doesn't weigh your hair down - after I have blow dried my hair feels volumised, smooth, tangle free and lovely! I only bought the luxurious volume conditioner because it was on offer in sainsburys recently, but do wish that I hadn't bothered. I think that you do need to use this conditioner in conjunction with the blonde shampoo as this definately gives the best effect for both volume and for keeping a nice blonde colour. I am a natural honey blonde and this spoo and cond do seem to keep my hair a nice light colour.
The only reason I really bought this conditioner was because there was a 3 for 2 offer on the John Frieda range in Boots. It normally costs £4.69 for a 250ml bottle, which is not a bad price by any means if it works.
Unlike with the shampoo, there is no choice of shades for the conditioner, this one is suitable for all shades of natural, colour-treated or highlighted blonde hair.
Just like the shampoo, this conditioner is said to contain Light Enhancers to help counteract the effects of any dulling residues on the hair. It is designed to smooth and mend the porous areas of each hair strand, restoring a healthy texture so that light can shine through. It also has an ultra light formula to boost fine hair with volume. The result is blonde hair that looks instantly brighter and full-bodied with sparkling shine. It uses brightening extracts of natural lemon peel, camomile and sunflower seed, and is non-colour depositing.
The bottle is really more of a tube, which stands on it's flip-top lid. Unlike the shampoo, the tube is not transparent, so you can't really see when you're running out, though of course you can have a guesstimate by the weight of the bottle. The flip-lid is easy to use in the shower or bath and it's easy to get just the right amount out of the squeezy tube.
The conditioner itself is a fairly thin consistency, which is about what I would expect from something that claims to have an 'ultra-light' formula. Just like the shampoo it has a strange scent to it, which I find neither pleasant nor unpleasant, but I do find that in the conditioner I can make out the scent of the camomile within it, which I could not with the shampoo.
I find I don't need to use much of this conditioner as it's very smooth and easy to spread through the hair, a little goes a long way. It does feel light on the hair whilst I'm using it and it doesn't give it that overloaded feeling that some conditioners tend to give. It rinses out fairly easily as conditioners go, most likely due to the light formula, and leaves my hair feeling soft and still fresh from washing.
When my hair is dried after using this it does feel smoother and a little softer than if had just used the shampoo, and it seems to leave my hair feeling less flyaway. As with the shampoo however, I don't feel it is anything special. It doesn't give me any extra benefits that I don't get from other conditioners. It doesn't make my hair any shinier, brighter or more volumised, and again I'm left feeling underwhelmed by it's performance. I've now been using it for about a month along with the shampoo and am just coming to the end of the tube, and the results have not got any better, I haven't seen any kind of improvement in the condition of my hair.
Overall I found this to be another disappointing product from this range. It does leave hair smooth, sleek and soft, but just as with the shampoo, it doesn't give any of the extra benefits that it promises. I don't think it's worth the price as you can get a decent conditioner for under a quid in many places, and I won't be buying it again.