My hair isn’t in the best nick right now. If I’m not blow-drying or straightening it, I’m doing the something even worse— tying it up when it’s wet. Urgh! It always seems like the easiest and quickest thing to do at the time, when I hear Byron getting aggy while I’m getting ready, but I always pay for it later when my hair is splitting and moulting everywhere.
When an email recently landed in my inbox, asking if I’d like to try some products from John Frieda, naturally, I said yes and opted for the Full Repair range. John Frieda is probably most famous for the Frizz Ease range, of which I’ve tried a few products and loved (Secret Agent is amazing!), so I had high hopes.
I’ve been using the Full Body Shampoo and Deep Conditioner for over a fortnight now and my hair does feel soft, but I expect all shampoos and conditioners to do that! I can’t help thinking the products are just okay, in comparison to others I’ve used. Nothing groundbreaking or anything to write home about, but nice nonetheless.
Personally, I don’t pay too much attention to the ingredients on beauty products— it’s all a bit mind-boggling if you’re not a scientist, isn’t it? However, I do know that anything ending in ‘cone’ or ‘one’ is usually a silicone and sure enough, both the Full Body Shampoo and Deep Conditioner contain Dimethicone. It’s down to personal preference I suppose, but even with this knowledge, I’m not put off using it completely, however I’d probably limit it to once a week, or for before special occasions when I need some extra shine. Silicone weighs your hair down after a while and can leave it looking a bit lank, so I wouldn’t want to carry on using it regularly. The product builds up and you’d have to use a clarifying shampoo— and who wants to buy one product to sort out another?
• Leaves hair silky and soft
• A little goes a long way
• A standard ‘drugstore’ price
• Contains silicone, resulting in product build-up
• The Deep Conditioner is in a tub and will often collect water in the shower
• Although it smells lovely, I like my hair products to be fruity!
Have you tried any of the Full Repair range? What did you think?