John Frieda Frizz Ease is one of those products that feels like it’s been around for a lifetime, there on the shelves of Boots, offering salvation to all of us fuzzy mopped ladies (and gents too!).
Despite trying to only use SLS free shampoos as far as possible, I am happy to sporadically use SLS laden products as I cannot find a blonde toning shampoo without them.
With that said, I recently tried the Smooth Start shampoo & conditioner in the hope that they would give me sleek, managable hair now that it’s getting warmer outside.
With a light fruity scent, the shampoo lathers perfectly, not overpoweringly foamy but enough to make the wash feel luxurious. The product rinses away well which is a bonus as I personally find a lot of shampoos with SLS are quite hard to rinse out of my dry, curly blonde hair. After shampooing, my hair felt soft already as opposed to that straw feeling from more harsh shampoos that seem to over clarify.
The conditioner is also well behaved. It applies well with the same light scent of the shampoo and again, rinsed out well. Using these products certainly don’t feel like a chore.
After using the John Frieda combo, my hair was a lot easier to dry and I felt that it was much easier to straighten without much effort using a paddle brush. It wasn’t a struggle for straighteness like usual. My straighteners zoomed through the lengths, gliding over the hair.
For comparisons sake, I’ve been using these products without any other styling aids to see how they fair and I’m really impressed. Without using any serums or oils, my hair feels less coarse and more managable but in a humid condition, with only a blow dry, my hair did feel frizzy again at the back but I think that’s nothing that some serum couldn’t contain and manage.
My hair also seems to feel cleaner the day after a wash than it has in a long time, with ends retaining their thickness but not being frizzy and bushy. That’s the major downside of a lot of frizz fighting shampoos, they over load the hair to combat the problem leaving it lank and lifeless.
On whole, I’m not sure I’d use these shampoos every day purely because of my preferences for SLS free shampoos but conversely, the scent and product has triggered absolutely no allergic reactions so I’m very very happy with the duo and I’d recommend it as a daily use if you have any coarse frizz issues.
You can buy John Frieda Frizz Ease Shampoo & Conditioner at all good retailers as well as at Boots