I’m not one for John Frieda hair products – they just don’t enthuse me but I couldn’t say no when I saw an offer on at Boots – any 2 frizz ease items for £7.50. Bargain seeing as one of these serums is about £7 alone.
I bought 3 Day Straight and Frizz Ease Intense Serum:
As some of you may know I got a perm a few months ago and have been struggling with controlling the frizz. I have started to straighten my hair again just so I have some control over it and boy – did I miss my straight locks!
The Frizz Ease serum I haven’t tried enough to review – it’s just silicone that you apply to very wet hair and it seems to work ok although I’m not jumping for joy about it. It’s the 3 Day Straight I am interested in!The instructions are specific:
Spray throughout damp or wet hair, NOT on dry hair. Start with 10-15 sprays. Use more or less, depending on hair length and thickness.
Step 1: Wash & condition with Frizz-Ease® Smooth Start® Shampoo and Conditioner
Step 2: Spray Frizz-Ease® 3-Day Straight™ Semi-Permanent Styling Spray on wet hair
Step 3: Blow Dry
Step 4: Straighten with hair straighteners
Days 2 & 3: No need to wash, just touch-up with hair straighteners if desired.
It’s important to realise the straightening bit is the key. When I blow dried my hair with this stuff I looked like coco the clown. Only with straighteners did they settle. This spray therefore requires time and elbow grease it is not a miracle instant straightener.
The product is easy to use, it smells ok, it made my hair feel a bit rough but it did, totally, keep my hair straight for 3 days with no touch ups.
I get the same result with a good blow dry or a good straighten. My hair won’t just bounce back to curls if I have taken the time to use a straightening product followed by a blow dry followed by straightening irons. The curls only come back when I wash it.
Therefore, for me, I don’t see the point of a specific 3 day straight product if I have to put just as much work in as with a normal blow dry/straighten, but if you do have hair that bounces back to curls perhaps you will have a different result to me.
I also don’t think this product adds shine and if anything, made my hair feel stiff.
Not for me, ladies.