Wednesday, March 16, 2011

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum

One of my favourite hair products is Moroccan Oil. But while Moroccan Oil delivers wonderful, shiny, frizz-minimal results, it can be a bit of a messy product and one that’s not well suited to travel.

So for my honeymoon, I decided to skip packing the Moroccan Oil and instead bring with me John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum (original formula).

I decided to go with this product for two reasons. One is that this slippery, silicone-heavy serum comes in a small, plastic pump bottle, making it ideal for travel.

The other is that I used to use Frizz-Ease Hair Serum (as well as other products from this line) all the time when I was younger and the results were always positive.

Unfortunately, something, maybe the product, maybe my hair, has changed and my first experience with this serum in at least five years was downright disappointing.

After running a dime-size amount through my wet hair, I busted out the blow dryer, a step that usually results in silky smooth hair (well, until I go outside). Instead, I ended up with hair that was visibly frizzy and looked like it hadn’t been blow dried at all.

Things looked even worse when I didn’t use a blow dryer. On that day, I found myself generously applying Schwarzkopf’s got2b Smooth Operator Smoothing Lustre Lotion to smooth out the many, many fly-aways that were, uh, decorating my head.

But while Frizz-Ease failed in fighting frizz, it did do an excellent job at detangling my hair and making it shiny and soft. So I decided to keep using and bring it on my trip because well, it was certainly better than nothing (and like I said earlier, it does have a great design for travel).

Thankfully, after consecutively using this product for around two weeks, the results were closer to what I would get when I used Moroccan Oil. In fact, on some days, the frizz-fighting results were essentially the same and on those wonderful days, my hair was actually shinier than when I used Moroccan Oil.

However, since those days weren’t as consistent as I wanted them to be, I do plan on switching back to Moroccan Oil once I’ve used up this bottle of Frizz-Ease Hair Serum. Then I think I’ll only use this product when I’m on vacation.

Would I buy this again: Only for travelling.
Should you buy it: If you find Moroccan Oil too rich or messy for your hair, you might want to give this product a shot.

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