Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Review John Frieda Root Awakening

Apart from skincare and make-up, I'm also quite obsessed with my hair care. I have long brown hair - I love long hair, I don't like it short on me- with non-defined light curls in it that never tend to turn out the way I want them to. That's why I regularly use a straightener. I usually use a shampoo and conditioner/mask to keep it soft. At the beginning of summer vacation I spotted that John Frieda had a new range available, called 'Root Awakening', especially for split ends which I have a lot so I bought the 3 products in it: shampoo normal 250ml, conditioner normal 250ml and spray. Products cost about 8-9euros/each and are available in several drugstores. Let's have a look at their claims and whether they turn out to be true.

For healthier-looking hair, start at the roots. For stronger, more manageable style, start at the roots. Infused with natural Eucalyptus, Root Awakening® products awaken your hair's resiliency from root to tip for hair that's bouncy, radiant and easier to style.

Shampoo - How It Works
Invigorate and feed from root to tip with a fresh tingle for bouncy, shiny hair that's noticeably more radiant and resilient with every use. Infused with natural eucalyptus and peppermint oil, simply massage this formula into the roots for a cooling, tingling, and stimulating sensation. Gently cleanses without stripping.

Shampoo - How To Use
For maximum results, smooth Strength Infusing® Shampoo throughout wet hair, lather and massage at the roots to stimulate the scalp. Rinse thoroughly. Repeat if necessary. Follow with Strength Infusing® Conditioner and Strength Boosting® Spray for healthier-looking, more manageable hair

Conditioner - How It Works
Nurtures hair from roots to ends to make it manageable and noticeably more radiant and resilient with every use. Infused with natural eucalyptus and peppermint oil, simply massage this formula into the roots for a cooling, tingling, and stimulating sensation.

Conditioner - How To Use
For maximum results, start with Strength Infusing® Shampoo. Smooth Health Infusing® Conditioner through hair from roots to ends. Rinse thoroughly. Follow with Strength Boosting® Spray for healthier-looking, more manageable hair

I like the packaging, tubes are my favourite as you can get all of the product out of it. Afterwards I cut it with scissors at the top and I always get at least 1-2 more uses out of it as the product sticks to the side. Both products have a green colour but it's a green I like, a modern look to it, nicely done.
The shampoo is clear and very runny, the conditioner is white and quite thick. Both products have a great scent and smell really fresh, most present is the eucalyptus. I really love it and it lingers on in your hair. I think most people will like this scent. I have been using these products for 2months in a row now so I can give you a clear honest review.

The shampoo applies and foams easily, it does a good job at cleaning my hair without leaving it too dry. I need as much product as with any other shampoo. The conditioner is thick but spreads easily. Because of my long hair I need a lot of conditioner, I use about 2 times as much conditioner as I do shampoo. I don't believe in applying conditioner sparingly, I apply it generously but be sure to rinse properly, I always rinse about 3 times: 2 times with warmer water and 1 time with cold water. I leave the conditioner on for about 10-20minutes, there are no time instructions on the conditioner so it's basically up to you.

My results with both products have been really good. After blowdrying my hair it looks perfect, I rarely need my straightener anymore to correct - only a few times when I wake up with some weird curls in it-. My light curls finally turn out the way I want them. My hair feels soft so the conditioner does its job and it doesn't weigh my hair down. It also looks shinier and healthier than it normally does, even my bf noticed it. And the biggest advantage is that it really takes care of your roots, I have less split ends than I normally have.

Now onto the 3rd product in the range, the boosting spray with a build-in thermo protector. It comes in a spray-bottle and has the same lovely colour as the other products.
How It Works
A must-have in the line, this daily leave-in spray nourishes from roots to ends to improve hair's strength and visible health. Infused with natural eucalyptus and peppermint oil, simply massage this formula into the roots for a cooling, tingling, and stimulating sensation. Will not weigh hair down.

How To Use
For maximum results start with the Root Awakening® Shampoo and Conditioner best suited to your hair type. Towel dry. Spray on Strength Boosting® Spray. DO NOT RINSE OUT. Style as usual

I've used this product as stated above, after having toweldried my hair. I've also used it in the morning or before using a straigthener. The product smells the same as the other 2, so that's a plus. When applying it, it doesnt weigh your hair down and is easily absorbed. But sadly enough this product didn't do anything special for me, I didn't experience any 'sensation'. It's supposed to have a heat protector but that's difficult to review as it's hard to see results from it. Using or not using it hasn't made a difference to my hair, so I just spray it for its scent now.

Overall I'm impressed with the shampoo and conditioner -especially for a drugstore brand- and I definitely recommend them, good job John. I will buy these two again. Don't spend your money on the spray, as it's not worth it - there are other protectors out there that are better and deliver visible results.


Loeder said...

John Frieda producten zijn zo fijn!

PinkFairy said...

Klinkt goed! Ik ben al een tijdje benieuwd naar deze producten dus... alleen dat die shampoo zo goed schuimt... stomme sulfaten...

Evelien said...

Loeder: dit zijn de eersten die ik er van gebruik maar vind ze leuk

Pinkfairy: het blijft een drogisterijmerk, er zitten verschillende ingrediënten in waar ik niet helemaal achter sta maar ze geven wel een mooi resultaat

Gaby said...

I'm glad you had great results with those products! I have received some samples that I can't wait to try out (=

Evelien said...

Good luck with them, love to hear your opinion as well! The scent really is to die for!

Kat O said...

This stuff sounds good, I'm always looking for products to lift my flat hair! Good to hear it works on split ends too! Thanks for reviewing!
Kat x Click&Make-Up

Evelien said...

You're welcome, that's why my blog is here. I don't have very flat hair but it did give me some volume, I'm just glad it nourishes without weighing down. I hope you have a similar result with it!

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