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I've tried several different volumising shampoos in a bid to give my fine hair some body, but have found that most seem to dry my hair out with daily use. This shampoo is a lot gentler, leaving my hair very clean and soft and definitely blonder. It doesn't add as much volume as some other products, so sometimes I use it as a second shampoo after the Herbal Essences volume shampoo, this gives more volume but I still get the nice blonde effects. It still makes a difference if used on its own. However, my hair is very thin and lightweight and the effect might be less noticeable if your hair is different.
The smell isn't very noticeable. It definitely isn't unpleasant but isn't particularly appealing either. Although it costs about £5.50 a bottle, this is a price I'm willing to pay for nice hair and you don't need to use a lot so a bottle does last a long time. Boots also seem to do regular vouchers for money off professional haircare brands, so I make good use of them.
John Frieda Sheer Blonde Volumising Shampoo
Description: Brand: John Frieda / Hair Care Type: Shampoo.
Before I begin this review, I should explain that I have blonde highlighted hair which I visit my salon around every 10 to 12 weeks to have redone. I also straighten my hair (I do use GHDs and straightening heat protection spray too) so have to take extra care to ensure that it doesn't become dry or damaged.
Visiting the salon regularly is a treat (I love having my hair done, I always feel relaxed and pampered!) but of course it is also expensive and so I like to try and use products which help to stretch out the time between visits. I have tried quite a few and found that the John Frieda Sheer Blonde range is really effective and genuinely leaves my hair brighter and healthier looking. I hadn't actually tried this shampoo before but saw it on offer and picked some up.
Unfortunately, the John Frieda range is not the cheapest haircare range (expect to pay around £4.50 for each shampoo or conditioner) but not too expensive either, especially when you compare the cost to that of salon products (if you buy from Boots, you can also collect Advantage Points). You don't need to use large amounts and so the bottles last quite well enough too. The plastic bottles are a bright yellow colour making them easy to spot on shelves, you can but the range in most chemist and some supermarkets too.
Unfortunately, I wasn't particularly impressed with this one. I bought it on sale and got the conditioner free (normally, you would pay around £4.50 for a bottle of this shampoo) and because I have previously liked the John Frieda rang so much, assumed that it would be as good. I usually buy the Go Blonder lightening shampoo which is amazing and gives really noticeable results. I might have been expecting too much from this one but I didn't see any difference to the colour of my hair and it certainly didn't seem any blonder.
Now as far as leaving my hair clean goes, this shampoo was great. It has a pleasant fruity smell and creates a decent lather. Unfortunately, after drying and styling, I didn't really feel as though my hair had any extra volume either and so I could probably have achieved the same results with a cheaper shampoo.
This shampoo is nice enough but doesn't really deliver the results that I have come to expect from John Frieda. If you are looking for a shampoo to brighten and lighten your hair while leaving it is fantastic condition, go for the Go Blonder lightening shampoo and conditioner instead, the results are so much better.
In summary, this shampoo is okay but nothing special, and for the price and the brand name, I had expected more. If you are looking for a blonde shampoo, check out the rest of their range and perhaps give this one a miss!
John Frieda- 3 Words...Sexy, Shiny, Fresh!
This shampoo as you can she is dispensed from the bottom of the tube and is very easy to use as with all shampoo. It's attractive colours appeal to the eye and make this very hard to resist! John Frieda is well known for excellent hair care and great products. It is trusted by many male and females and this is the reason why they provide us with these great products. After you have styled your hair you can kiss goodbye to flat hair because this leaves your hair nourished and full of life.
This is not a cheap product and can be picked up for around the 5£ mark. In my personal opinion, I find this quite expensive and I only use this product as a one of due to the fact that I have other things to buy as we all do. It can be brought from places such as Boots and Tesco. Also, if you do buy it from Boots you gain 16 advantage card points which can be quite useful. The problem with this is if you were to buy this product you would probably feel obliged to buy the conditioner to match as well which is also around the same price.
Well, as always, John Frieda products provide brilliant consumer satisfaction due to the effects that their products have on your hair. I do not think I have seen my hair in such good condition since I stopped using this product. Obviously this was down to the price...
The Product Itself
The product is so brilliant it leaves hair feeling sexy and healthy. This particular shampoo is used to volumise Blonde hair and if definitely does the job! Hair is brighter and you feel like a new woman! This is down to the great ingredients that John Frieda use for this top of the market product. I cannot stress how good this leaves your hair feeling and it would be wroth buying if you have the money.
*The end product of your hair!
*Quality of the shampoo
* Easy to find in shops
*Good that it suits Blonde Hair!
*I find that it takes a lot of squeezing to get this out of the tube and it comes out really slow!
This product is given a 4/5 from me because I know if I had the money I would definitely spend it on this product because it really does give a salon finish!
I always feel that John Frieda is one of the more trusted celebrity hair stylists. His 'No More Frizz' serum is one of the best products on the market and it is a product which I use regularly.
His Volumising Shampoo was very impressive at first. After the first wash I was wowed by the volume and my hair did seem that bit blonder and shinier. I feel now that possibly this was just the effect of a new shampoo on my hair. After a few washes it felt like there was a thin film on my hair like a build up of residue that the shampoo was creating. The volumising effect decreased as I continued to use it which was dissapointing. My hair did go blonder with continual use which was good and I didn't use the product with the Volumising Conditioner which may have improved the overall results.
I am often using the John Frieda range for my highlighted hair. I tend to favour the moisturising one the best. But the thing that puts me off is the price, they are close to a fiver for a bottle and that seems quite steep.
What does this shampoo do?
It is designed to give the hair added volume while keeping the blonde colour true in your hair. It claims to remove dulling residues and restore dazzling blonde highlights.
Non offensive, a hint of fruityness, only slight though, it is almost fragrance free.
How to use:
The good thing is that it lathers up a treat. A small blob is needed and then you need to work it through from root to tip, paying attention to the scalp area in particular to ensure a decent shampoo.
Rinsing is straight forward enough. A warm rinse follwed with a short splash of cooler water to seal the cuticle and add shine.
I then patted dry (never rub) the hair before finishing with a blowdry.
The hair did indeed feel clean, but in terms of added volume it really seemed to have made little or no difference. I would say I got the same level of volume as I did with my usual John Frieda shampoo. That said, the formula does seem to keep the blonde tones in check for longer, though I would not say it makes them super bright. The other thing I find with these is that they can be a touch drying on the hair.
I have actually found Sunsilk to be more effective in terms of lifting highlights and it is a few pounds cheaper (£1.99 a bottle.)
It claims to add volume. If you really want volume then work on a good blowdrying technique. It cleans hair fine and leaves it feeling fresh, but I feel you can get a better result with a cheaper shampoo.
Expect to pay between £4.50 and £5.00 for a bottle.
The only reason I really bought this shampoo 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.
The shampoo comes in a choice of 2 shades - Platinum to Champagne, or Honey to Caramel. My hair is a very dark blonde with highlights, so I went for the Honey to Caramel shade. The shampoo, as with the rest of the Sheer Blonde range, is suitable for both natural and coloured/highlighted blonde hair.
John Frieda claims that the shampoo has Light Enhancers to rid strands of dulling residues, restoring blonde hair's clarity so light can shine through. It is also said to expand fine hair with a boost of volume. The result is blonde hair that looks instantly brighter with full-bodied sparkling shine. The brightening extracts it uses are natural caramel, honey and wheat germ, and it is non-colour depositing.
The bottle is really more of a tube, which stands on it's flip-top lid. The bottle is transparent so you can easily see when you're running out, and the flip lid is easy to use in the bath or shower. The shampoo itself is honey coloured, with a fairly thick consistency for a shampoo. It has a very odd smell which I can't even begin to describe, but I personally find it neither pleasant nor unpleasant.
It's easy to get just as much as you want out the squeezy tube, and a little goes a long way with this particular shampoo. It lathers up easily, though the lather it produces is quite thin feeling and not luxurious. It feels as though it's doing a good job of cleaning my hair while I'm using it, and rinses out easily.
When my hair dries after using this it feels and looks quite nice, but that's really as far as it goes. My hair is always soft,, smooth and sleek, and with this shampoo it is no exception. It does not give any added feelings or effects to my hair, it really just feels clean and soft.
I've been using this shampoo now for about a month and am just getting to the end of the tube. I haven't in this time seen any of the promised brightening effects, it hasn't made my hair look any blonder or more shiny, and it certainly hasn't felt or looked any more volumised or full-bodied.
Overall I was quite disappointed with this shampoo. Yes, it's a fairly good shampoo if all you're after is something to clean your hair, but if you're after the extra benefits this is supposed to give I think you'll be left feeling very under whelmed. I won't be buying this again when my tube runs out.