|The John Frieda Luxurious Volume Haircare Range|
Today I've got a review for you (oooooohhh!). The lovely Olivia at The Communications Store contacted me recently asking if I'd like to try out John Frieda haircare products*. After a quick question about my hair type (lacking volume, fine but lots of it), she swiftly sent out - what I assumed to be - a product. Then, a whole range turned up on my doorstep. Suffice to say I was pretty pleased, considering I am absolutely useless with hair care..
Until recently, I was using the Pantene Pro V shampoo (mainly because of an offer in Tesco.. ahem..).
Before that, I exclusively used L'Oréal Triple Resist shampoo because I lost about half my hair 3 years ago after using Aussie shampoo(!) and it was the only product that didn't make the situation worse. It really made me cautious about products and ingredients. It's perhaps why I'm so ingredient-focused even in my skin-care now.
Anyway, one day I was complaining to Iona that my hair felt brittle, dry and coated, and my scalp was starting to get irritated - cue terror in me. She informed me that they use plasticisers in their shampoo (check out that shiny mane on the tv! ...plasticisers) and recommended I try out John Frieda. So, talk about timing when Olivia piped up!
|John Frieda Luxurious Volume Shampoo & Conditioner|
On to the conditioner! Now, as with most hair-care ranges, a gratuitous themed conditioner is usually a filler product. And, I suppose this still stands with the John Frieda Luxurious Volume Conditioner. I normally use a Moroccan Argan Oil extract conditioner on this step, so I do expect a lot. I'd recommend going for the John Frieda Full Repair conditioner instead if, like me, you're prone to a wee bit too much heat styling (naughty!). However, adequate enough conditioner, nothing to complain about here particularly.
|John Frieda Luxurious Volume Blow Dry Lotion|
But it was time to give my hair some extra clout.. You just spray this into roots, concentrating on the under-sections of your hair and voila! Simple.
|John Frieda Luxurious Volume Blow-Out Spray|
"The Luxurious Volume Fine to Full Blow-Out Spray creates natural volume by plumping fine hair from root to tip for the body and shape of a salon-quality blow dry."I'm not sure I'm convinced on this product. I do think I need to persevere and perhaps add a little more product sprayed into my hair, as it didn't add much to the volume. However, I am a bit apprehensive about putting too many products on my mane & near my scalp incase of build-up. A clarifying shampoo (a la Phyto Clarifying Detox Shampoo) is on my shopping list to get rid of that issue. If you're feeling experimental, this is one of those hit & miss products..
|John Frieda Luxurious Volume Hairspray|
|John Frieda Luxurious Volume - the results!|
|John Frieda Luxurious Volume Dry Shampoo|
The range is priced at between £5.89-£8.99 at Boots.
What do you think of the John Frieda Luxurious Volume range? Have you had a go with any of the products - or will you be giving them a wee look over in your next Boots haul?
*Products were kindly gifted by The Communications Store on behalf of John Frieda