18 Apr 2012

John Frieda Full Repair hair care treatment range review

I've been hearing such a lot of buzz about the new John Frieda Full Repair range, and as I've been growing my hair for 18 months without cutting it (I know, shock horror, hair sin!) because I got a short cut I hated, I thought this might be the perfect range to breathe some life back into my crabby ends.

I have oily roots, but I get really dry and frazzled ends and mid-lengths (nightmare hair type right?), so I was looking at the products from the range which would be best for those.  I steered clear of the shampoo, but homed straight in on the deep conditioner.  As Boots were doing a 3 for 2 deal I decided to also try the Perfect Ends deep infusion.  I'd literally just bought these when I was offered the chance to sample something from the range, so I decided to try the style creator spray too.


Deep conditioner - 150ml - £5.99

I knew my favourite product would be the deep conditioner, which was why I bought two tubs in the Boots 3 for 2 offer.  I love nothing more then generously slapping an intensive conditioner on my hair and leaving it on for ages while I relax in the bath (it recommends 2 - 5 minutes, but I think only good things can come from leaving it on longer).

I didn't notice much of a difference the first time I used this, as I always put intensive conditioners on my hair anyway, but as I've continued to use this over the last two weeks I can tell that my hair really likes it and the condition does seem improved and my hair is a lot softer.  My only negative with this product is that I wish it came in a larger size as I like to use this most of the times I wash my hair, and I wash it every day, so I could do with a jumbo size!

Perfect Ends Deep Infusion serum - 50ml - £6.99

This is a hair serum product which is not dissimilar from the one I was previously using - I normally use the Frizz Ease thermal protector serum and secret agent finishing creme from John Frieda Hair - but it seems a bit more advanced.  The perfect ends deep infusion serum is a more intensified and concentrated product as I've found I've needed to use less of this than the Frizz Ease serum I was using.  It  also seems more liquid than other serums, almost the consistency of a hair oil.

I've been applying this to my hair before blow drying and only to the ends and mid-lengths of my hair.  It adds real smoothness and shine to my hair which I love.  I do have to be careful not to brush my roots after applying this though, as because I have grease-prone hair it can make it look oily.

Heat activated styling spray - 100ml - £5.99

I'm actually quite rubbish at styling my hair any way other than dead straight, so I've probably not fully road tested this product yet in terms of trying to achieve some bounce or lift.  But, having used it when blow drying my hair straight and using straighteners, it helped me detangle my hair for drying, and it was easy to get a straight style that lasted. Really I think I need to try this out on a style with a bit of volume or curl, and I might try following the tutorial for big beachy waves which is on the John Frieda youtube channel - the model's hair looks totally amazing in this.  I might need to also pick up the root lift foam product before I can try this - I think I'll take advantage of the Boots 3 for 2 again and get that with some more of the deep conditioner as it's my favourite.

Have you tried anything from the full repair range yet?
*Part PR sample

5 comments:

  1. I heard so many good things about this range. I also haven't been to the hairdresser for around 18 month now. Just because I don't trust them. I need to try out this range or break my fears and visit the hair dresser.

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  2. I haven't been to the hair dressers gor ages either because they always cut too much off! I just trim off the split bits and hope for the best. The first time I used the shampoo and deep conditioner I didn't notice much of a difference but I used it for the second time today with the shampoo and conditioner (not the deep one) and my ends look totally different and not rubbish! So pleased! :)
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  3. Thanks for the reviews! I've actually been suffering with my hair for a couple of months - I just moved in with my bf and the water here is much harder than at my parents and my hair looks so dry! I will definitely try out the deep conditioner and the serum. Boots here I come!

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  4. Great reviews! Have you tried Philip Kingsley Elasticizer? It really helps my frazzled hair! Just done my first review on it - its on special offer on QVC until end of April! http://beautyandthebiryani.blogspot.co.uk/

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