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24.6.12

John Frieda Frizz Ease {Review}

In most of the photos I post of myself on my blog you may notice that I have my hair up. I very rarely wear my hair down, since I've had children anyway, as I simply don't get the time to wash, dry and straighten all in one go. It tends to take 3 days to get all three tasks done and in that time I need to wash my hair again so putting it up is the easy option.
I have been blessed with thick hair. And when washed it gets frizzy.
I can wear my hair curly or straight. It has a natural wave to it so the majority of the time if I want it straight, I have to straighten it rather than relying on just blow drying it.

Before I had children I worked for two high street health and beauty brands. One of the main sellers in both of these stores was John Frieda haircare products, in parfticular the Frizz Ease range.
I was one of the regular customers to the brand, particularly liking the leave in conditioner because my hair gets extremely knotty.

One product which we would constantly sell out of in both stores was the Frizz Ease Original Formula Hair Serum. I constantly recieved great feedback from other customers about the product, and found people would stock up as they feared it would one day be discontinued (simply because this kind of thing tends to happen, you find a product that works and is amazing then you can't get it anymore)
Thankfully it hasn't been discontinued and I was sent a bottle of it to review.

The Original Formula Hair Serum is aimed at those with medium to coarse frizzy hair. The directions on the box instruct you to "Apply to soaking wet hair, dispensing 1 pump of serum into your palm. Rub hands together and distribute evenly throughout hair, avoid direct applying to the roots. Use more or less depending on the thickness of hair".
I found I had to use at least 10 pumps of the serum to feel as though my hair was covered. One pump certainly didn't provide anything for me at all.
The serum didn't feel greasy on my hands, or hair, after I had applied it which I expected.
As I dried my hair I could notice a difference. I'll be honest and say that it didn't totally cure my frizz but it certainly helped and I didn't have to use and other products to calm it down.
Normally I would have to use another product to calm down my hair and lose the frizz (wax or similar) and then would straighten my hair. This time all I had to do was straighten my hair and the frizz was then completely gone.

I did find that my hair took a little longer to dry with the product on, maybe adding a further 10 minutes, although this wasn't too much of a problem because of the results but as my hair takes a long time to dry anyway because of it being so thick I was hoping the serum may reduce drying time.

I would buy this product again and would recommend it.

* I was sent a bottle of Frizz Ease Original Hair Serum to review but all words above are honest and my own.