Monday, 24 September 2012

John Frieda Brilliant Brunette ~ Review

There has been a bit of an influx of major hair care brands lending themselves to retro hair styling. Both John Frieda and VO5 have created a succession of You Tube tutorials - some of which have oddly become TV adverts - aimed at certain products, which are to help you achieve the "look". 

Last year, Tickety Boo Tuppney created a fabulous set using a John Frieda tutorial. Behold her locks here.

Brilliant Brunette® Multi-tone revealing Moisturising Shampoo

It all looked like a bit of faff to me -  despite the excellent results on Tup's hair. All that said, I am a  fan of John Frieda products -  especially their Frizz Ease serum. Next to Vitapoint, which my Nan & Ma swear by -  it's something I have been known to use a lot in the past.

After the recent chameleon hair debarcle thanks to ColourB4 -  which I guess is ironic, as my hair did, in fact, return to the colour it was before using it - I have been toying with the idea of just giving in and dying over it again. A nice chocolate brown is all I am after.

 Mmmm. Chocolate.

So -  when JF contacted me and asked me if I would like to write a review for some of their  range, I thought "Fo Sho". With the promise of a "multi dimensional" and  "illuminating" shine, from the  shampoo & conditioner I was sent -  I was hoping that my barnet might be a little more salon-esque.

The Brilliant Brunette Shampoo lathers well -  rather a lot for such a small amount - which gets a tick in my book, as it means you can be a bit frugal and make it last for ages. It also smells rather nice and left my hair feeling clean, but not squeakingly so, as with cheaper hair soap.

Liquid Shine Illuminating Conditioner

The conditioner - a product in general I am faithful to Aussie Hair Care for on account of smell and performance - did make me feel like the woman from the Timotei advert of my youth (I spent a long time, as a child, washing my hair sitting on the side of the bath, whilst pretending to actually be rinsing my bum-legnth hair in a river. Ahem.)

My hair was nice and silky -  again, not using very much product - and once dry, actually, very glossy looking. And most importantly, for my hair, not fly away.

All in all, John Frieda products work for my hair in the way advertised. 

Now, I just need to decide if I want to dye my hair again. 

Mmmmmm. Chocolate.


  1. Blimey, is Vitapoint still going ? My Nan used that too. Nice to meet you yesterday.

    1. Hi Fiona! Lovely to meet you too! I hope you had a good day :) Yes - tis very much still going - i know Wilkos sell it for sure :)

  2. I am a big fan of Frizz Ease, I am also a brilliant brunette so may try this part of the range once I've accumulated some more Boots points!

  3. Hm, flyaways you say? Your hair always looks so smooth! I need to pick your brain on solutions, I go about most of my days looking like a poster child for frizz. I know I've tried Frizz Ease in the past and can't remember why I stopped!

  4. I was a Linco Beer fan for years and years until the wretches stopped making it....I was not happy! I've swapped to the Aussie stuff now.


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