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Wednesday, 26 March 2014

John Frieda Frizz Ease...

As a mature female my hair has become more coarse with age. I don’t help matters by having it professionally bleached to within an inch of it’s life on a regular basis, so when offered the chance to road test Frizz Ease products I grabbed the opportunity with both hands. I’m always on the lookout for anything that can help to turn my long, dry, frizzy locks into something more sleek and glorious without the use of GHDs (which are simply a temporary fix and probably do more damage than I dare imagine) and reading the blurb about Frizz Ease I was cautiously optimistic.


Once signing up for the product test I went to the campaign home page, where I discovered:
“Agents who opted for a smooth style get:
Four FREE full-size items: Frizz Ease® Smooth Start® Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner, Frizz Ease® Original 6 Effects Serum and Frizz Ease® Secret Agent® Perfecting Crème
Pass-along sachets to share with girlfriends”.


On a wet and windy Thursday morning the postman arrived with my eagerly-awaited package, and I was like a child at Christmas!



My box was all taped up with fancy bee tape, which was only adding to the excitement (no, I don’t get out much).



When I opened the box I was greeted by a card with brief instructions (basically, use the product, visit the BzzAgent website and then start talking about it).



My box contained:
1 x Smooth Start Shampoo (250ml) – RRP (March 2014) £5.89
1 x Smooth Start Conditioner (250ml) – RRP (March 2014) £5.89
1 x Secret Agent Touch-Up Creme (100ml) – RRP (March 2014) £6.00
1 x Frizz Ease Original 6 Effects Serum (50ml)  - RRP (March 2014) £6.29
8 x Sample packs of 3 sachets (shampoo, conditioner & serum).

Here’s the official blurb from the John Frieda website:

FRIZZ EASE® SMOOTH START® HYDRATING SHAMPOO

“Nourishes each and every strand of hair to replenish lost moisture and restore the hair’s natural defence against frizz.
Contains Frizz-Mending complex and natural olive oil.
Fights all levels of frizz with added nourishment and a moisture-boost.
Leaves parched tresses silky, shiny and highly manageable.
Ensures hair is given the optimal smooth start leaving parched tresses silky, shiny and highly manageable, without residue.
Lightweight formulations that won’t weigh the hair down but deliver exceptional results.
Available in:
250ml size”

FRIZZ EASE® SMOOTH START® HYDRATING CONDITIONER

“Specially formulated for all hair types and hair colours.
Nourishes each and every strand of hair to replenish lost moisture and restore the hair’s natural defence against frizz.
Contains a unique Frizz-Mending Complex, together with natural olive oil Fights all levels of frizz with added nourishment and a moisture-boost.
Ensures hair is given the optimal smooth start leaving parched tresses silky, shiny and highly manageable, without residue.
Lightweight formulations that won’t weigh the hair down but deliver exceptional results.
Available in:
250ml size”

FRIZZ EASE® ORIGINAL 6 EFFECTS™ SERUM

“Instantly eliminates frizz and repels humidity for glossy, silky-smooth styles. With thermal protectant.
Available in:
50 ml size”

FRIZZ EASE® SECRET AGENT® PERFECTING CRÈME

“Exceptional crème, applied to dried hair, instantly transforms puffy, parched hair into a perfectly smooth, supple, shiny texture.
Replaces natural oils lost to blow-drying and daily styling stress.
Works instantly on dry hair to camouflage imperfections by smoothing away dullness, puffiness and frayed split ends.
Immediately restores “silkening” moisture to “quench” parched hair.
Creates ultra-glossy, supple hair with an incredibly healthy-looking finish.
Contains a UV filter.
Available in:
100 ml”
I will now start dishing out the samples to my friends...

Review:

Shampoo
This translucent white cream has a slight scent. I can’t think what it is, but it’s quite nice. It’s quick to lather up and the millions of tiny bubbles feel slippery as you wash your hair. Seemed to rinse out ok.
Conditioner

This white cream has an even fainter smell, similar to the shampoo. It rubs in well, although it did take a little longer than usual to wash out of my hair, possibly because I used a bit too much the first time.

Serum

I haven’t the faintest idea why it’s packaged in this way, other than to bump up the price! The red plastic test-tube filled with serum is inside a clear outer plastic container with no base. Also, the pump needed a few attempts to get the clear gel flowing (as it was the first time I’d used it).
As per directions, I only used a small amount on the ends of soaking wet hair. I wasn’t sure what this added to the procedure as my dry split ends actually felt softer after the shampoo & conditioner than they did once I’d applied the serum, although admittedly it was much easier to get my detangler comb through my wet hair prior to drying.

I thought I’d done something wrong when my hair frizzed up so badly once I got my hairdryer on it, but eventually it settled down. Once fully dried my hair actually did feel smoother to the touch and looked a bit straighter than usual; not ‘GDH straight’ but certainly not the usual frizzy mess. My hair felt lighter and blew around my face at the merest puff of wind outside. The scent of the shampoo/conditioner was quite noticeable once my hair was dry, and it was a clean, fresh smell. My split ends didn’t feel as dry/brittle, so the serum must’ve worked.

Creme

After venturing outside on a damp day the frizz had returned, so I decided to test the touch up creme. This white cream has a pleasant smell and disappears quickly into the hair. This seemed to help to tame the frizz again and left my hair smelling fresh.


The verdict?

The shampoo is deceptive, a little goes a long way, and you don’t need as much of the conditioner as you think either. This actually makes these products quite cost effective. I wasn’t too keen on the serum to begin with but I did find it helped with my split ends. The creme is very useful for quickly taming any returning frizz and all products left my hair smelling freshly washed, even a few days afterwards.


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