John Frieda products are known worldwide for being salon quality without the price. Now John Frieda has a new collection of “Root Awakening Strength Restoring” products.
The strength restoring conditioner is said to “Improve hair health with natural eucalyptus and instantly fortifies & silkens from roots to ends for smooth, breakage resistant hair”.
After some of the mediocre products I have tried lately, I am definitely ready for something that moisturizes and restores, to luscious-up my locks again.
The back of the label proudly says, “The Root Awakening line with natural Eucalyptus hydrates your scalp, nourishes from roots to ends and stimulates your senses, for hair that’s noticeably more radiant and resilient with every use”.
Yep, sounds good. I’m in.
Upon further inspection of the bottle, I noticed the bottle also said, “Root Awakening Strength Restoring Conditioner reinforces hair from roots to ends for strong, silky strands. Safe for color-treated hair”. Which is important because in my line of work, my hair is colored-treated, and often.
Now its time to try it out, and see if it works.
Because I cannot sacrifice my hair any more than I have lately, I used my normal favorite brand of shampoo, and rinsed my hair.
I noticed the conditioner was extremely thick which is a common quality, of some of my favorite conditioners. And the smell was incredible. It was Minty and powerful, but not too strong.
I did as the directions said, and smoothed the Strength Restoring Conditioner through my hair from roots to ends. I actually left the conditioner in my hair for a few minutes, even though the directions didn’t say you needed to. The conditioner made my scalp feel tingly and cool, and it was actually really nice-almost invigorating.
After rinsing the conditioner from my hair, my hair felt silky-soft and clean. Then after applying my normal styling products and drying, my hair was soft and manageable, and it smelled fantastic. But I also noticed that my hair was really frizzy after drying it. But nothing a bit of magic serum, and a straightening iron can’t handle.
So I decided to try the conditioner for a few more days to see if the “Strength Restoring” claim was true.
After six more daily uses, I did notice some improvement in my hair, but not quite as much as I had hoped. Although I loved the smell and the cool-tingly scalp part, it didn’t “restore” my hair like I had wished for, and I had to straighten it everyday that I used the conditioner, which was an extra step for me.With that being said, a lot of the products that don’t work for my hair, work wonders for my daughters extra long and beautiful hair.
So I passed the product along to her. I replaced her regular conditioner a couple times a week, with this Root Awakening Strength Restoring Conditioner. It made her hair soft, shiny, and manageable. And the smell just lingers all day-which she loves. After using the conditioner a couple of times each week for several weeks, she started using it everyday because she loved the way it made her hair feel and smell.
Overall, I think it was a decent product for the price. It worked much better in my daughter’s hair than in mine. But then again the label does say to use it with the shampoo, and the leave in spray, for best results. And I didn’t.
I bought my John Frieda Root Awakening Strength Restoring Conditioner for $6 at Walmart.
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