John Frieda products always bring back lots of memories for me!
I remember my Mum using John Frieda Frizz Ease products when I was a teenager, she used to put them away in the bathroom cupboard and buy me and my 3 sisters whatever shampoo and conditioner was on offer in Tescos. I used to sneak the shampoo and conditioner out of the cupboard and use them as they made my dry, coloured, permed hair (yes it was the 90s!) soft as silk and so shiny.
I have used the Brilliant Brunette, Sheer Blonde and Volume Ranges and I always have a bottle of Frizz Ease on the go so when I heard about the Full Repair range I was keen to try it out. The Full Repair range revives overstyled hair and weightlessly repairs damage from heat and colour. I do get my hair dyed every two months and I use my hairdryer and straighteners a few times a week so my hair definitely needs some TLC!
The products contain Inchi Oil - I have not heard of this oil before and John Frieda are the only company to have a full range of hair care products that containing this oil.
Inca Inchi Oil is a natural oil that grows in a star-shaped fruit in the Amazon rainforest. It is high in Omegas-3 and -6 and has a wide range of uses, dating back to the ancient Incan women who used the oil in their daily rituals. It has been used in nutrition, skin care, and now Hair Care. Non-greasy Inca Inchi Oil is infused within the Full Repair™ Hair Care line. Our restorative formulas transform damaged, overworked strands into silky, shiny hair that's full of renewed life.
Shampoo and Conditioner
These smell gorgeous, they have quite a strong floral scent. The shampoo doesn't produce a lot of lather and rinses out easily. The conditioner takes a bit more rinsing to get out and it did feel like there was residue left on my hair.
Deep Conditioner Mask
The directions say to leave it on for 2-5 minutes. I have been leaving it on for about 10 minutes and my hair is sooo super soft afterwards! Again this smells gorgeous. The mask rinses out easily and I don't feel any residue left like I do with the conditioner.
Sheer Mist for Fine Textured Hair
You spray this through wet hair, concentrating on the ends and other damaged areas then style as usual. I spray this on the ends, then through the middle of my hair and comb through. The spray is a light fine mist and doesn't weigh my hair down.
These products left my dry coloured hair soft, smooth and shiny. I do blow dry my hair and I got the right amount of volume with these products which didn't drop after 10 minutes! I only needed to run the straighteners lightly over my hair too because it wasn't frizzy.
I am overdue for a haircut and I have choppy layers around my face which tend to be the first places I see heat damage and these have looked much better since using the Full Repair range.
Unfortunately though the shampoo and conditioner both contain SLS, I dye my hair brunette and have been reading that SLS strips the colour so I have been trying to use products that don't contain this ingredient.
I am a little confused with the sheer mist product, on the box it says "feels like it instantly absorbs into worn-torn strands, instead of simply coating the surface" I am not sure if this is clever wording and it means it does coat the surface or whether it is absorbed?
I was sent these products for review and the opinions are my own honest ones! I was also sent some tutorial links to share with my lovely readers, so check out these helpful tutorials! I have been practicing the perfect straight blow dry and watching the topknot one and willing my hair to grow a bit faster as its still a bit too short :(
Have you tried anything from the Full Repair range yet? What do you think of the tutorial videos, do you think they are easy to follow?