Product Type: John Frieda hair care products
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Weather Works? Not Sure
John Frieda Weather Works Daily Shampoo
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John Frieda Weather Works Daily Shampoo
Advantages: Nice consistency, leaves hair feeling clean and fresh
Disadvantages: Not overly pleasant smell, limited effect
I am a big fan of hair care products, but while I will spend a fortune on conditioners I will rarely pay more than £1 for a bottle of shampoo. In my experience unless the shampoo is of a very poor quality indeed, it is only a soap and most will remove dirt and grease from your hair in an identical manner. Obviously, if you have special requirements and are looking for a shampoo that will give volume, etc, then this is not necessarily the case, but in general I have found this theory to work well. Given my opinion then, I would never ordinarily pay the £4.50 - £5 this product normally retails for, and if I did I would have very high expectations. The reason I came by a bottle of the Weather Works shampoo is because my mother bought a batch of them on special offer and gave one to me.
Reading the blurb on these mid to high end products often amuses me. This shampoo claims to be equipped with 'special Shielding technology, [and] creates a barrier to block out style-ruining moisture and provide essential preparation for weather-resistant hair.' It is also formulated for all hair types, despite the fact that it is by Frizz-ease. My own hair is what I would describe as 'normal' and while I rarely style my hair, preferring to wear it loose and straight, I will admit that I do get frustrated when I spend time brushing it out and arranging my fringe only to find the effect spoilt by a gust of wind the moment I leave the house. Similarly, while my hair does not curl or frizz as a result of precipitation, this also tends to spoil my style a little. So while I may have scoffed at these products in the past, I was willing to put this one to the test.
The shampoo comes in a long tube that flattens out at the end. The background colour is a pale, pearlescent blue, with the texts coloured black and cobalt blue on top. The bottle contains 250ml of shampoo, which emerges via a round hole under the flip cap. The product itself is white and has a scent that is simultaneously floral and soapy. It is a little too soapy for my taste, but it has a nice consistency in that it is fairly gooey, but not so much that it will easily run out of your palm. I used the shampoo by applying a small handful to my wet hair, working into a lather and leaving for several minutes before washing it out. It works up into a nice lather, yet it is easy to remove all of it from your hair given a minute or two of being run under the tap. I detest it when some shampoos leave your hair feeling tacky, and I am pleased to report that this one left my hair feeling clean and soft.
Given the impressive claims of this product I was keen to see whether it would live up to expectations. I will admit that when I stepped out into the rain having used this product for a few days I did feel my hair kept straighter and more styled than it might have done had I used a different shampoo, however this effect was so slight I cannot be sure whether it was as a result of the product, the atmosphere, or my imagination. Certainly there was no major revelation, and you cannot reasonably expect to remain impeccably groomed when you are faced with pouring rain and gusts of wind.
I liked the consistency of the shampoo and the way my hair felt so fresh and clean following use of it, but I would not purchase this shampoo for £5. I would be reluctant to buy it for a quarter of this price, to be honest. I will continue to buy cheaper shampoos, as I maintain that all shampoos are almost identical in their effect.