I used to love John Frieda. I remember being 14 or so and seeing an advertisement for his Frizz Ease serum on TV. For a girl with hair like mine, that advert was a dream come true. I was too young to know that what happens in the adverts isn't what happens in real life. I bought practically everything from that range, it worked..and then abruptly stopped.
Root Awakening set, I thought they were a root lift combo. Then I found out that their premis was to strengthen the roots so as to give your hair strength.
I have the set for dry hair as I know my hair isn't normal and as it has frizz at times, I assume its dry..
So..(I feel I haven't done this for ages!) what do John Frieda say?
Of the shampoo: "Refreshes and feeds the roots while restoring deep moisture for silky, soft 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."
Of the conditioner: "Deeply hydrates from roots to ends for soft, silky-smooth 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."
What do I/my mother/my brother say?
ETA: I've edited this from my initial review..
I took this shampoo to my mum's house when I went to stay with her and as you know, you leave something in the bathroom, the male of the species will use it. My brother did this. He said it smelt of minty stuff..but not polos or mint..kind of like if an apple had a bit of mint injected into it. I echo that.
I didn't like the shampoo. It made my head very dry and itchy. My mum found the same. It worked for my bother though and he really liked the smell and said it gave him that "time to wake up and get your arse out of sleep mode" feeling. I don't think it made the roots feel any softer and there was no moisture as my scalp was very dry and itchy and my hair didn't look much more hydrated than it had done before. The tingling claims are all correct though, it definitely tingles.
My brother has short hair and it worked fine on him, no itching or anything. A few days later his scalp started to itch like mad and became really really dry, there were massive flakes of skin coming off and he had to oil it to stop the itching and get the moisture back.. Suffice to say, all bottles of the shampoo have been chucked out.
I really liked the conditioner but now I'm having second thoughts, if the shampoo is that bad, I worry that the conditioner will turn on me..
Would I repurchase?
No..the shampoo will definitely not get a repurchase from anyone in the household. I wouldn't really buy the conditioner either unless I was in a bind and couldn't find anything else that I liked. It does work but I've used better. Re. the shampoo, if it was the only one on the shelf, I'd dry shampoo it up.