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While it is necessary to oil your hair before a shower and condition it during, it is also very necessary to use a leave-in conditioner or a hair serum after as well.
To understand this entire business better, I need you to hear a little bit about something I’ve learnt about hair. Hair fibres have a structure consisting of several layers, the outermost of which is the cuticle. The cuticle which consists of several layers of flat, thin cells laid out overlapping one another (like as roof tiles). When you give your hair a thorough wash, the cuticles sort-of open up, allowing you to rinse out the build-up of products and pollutants. In some cases, if stop your hair care regime right here, the oils from your scalp aren’t enough to smoothen out your cuticle and this leads to frizz and breaking.
When you apply conditioner after shampooing it strengthens the structure, holds moisture and helps in closing the cuticles. I hope you can picture this?
(Left) A perfect strand of hair.
(Right) A severely damaged strand due to excessive styling.
Now, you think to yourself, what does this have to do with my review and when does it start. Well ladies, precaution is key and to me, that is John Frieda Frizz Ease Hair Serum.
It comes in a 50 ml bottle equipped with a pump. After several uses, I can say it is leak proof and convenient.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Benzophenone-3, Polysilicone-15, Bis(C13-15 Alkoxy) PG-Amodimethicone, Phytantriol, Paraffinum Liquidum, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydrolyzed Silk, Parfum, Butylphenyl Methylpropional.
Directions (as mentioned on website):
Apply to soaking wet hair. Use sparingly, dispensing a dime-size amount of serum into palm. Rub hands together and distribute evenly throughout hair. Avoid applying directly to roots. Use more or less depending on hair length and thickness. Can also be used on dry hair to smooth, shine and protect. Do not rinse out. Style as desired.
Note: (I am a little puzzled as the bottle I use has directions that specify in ALL CAPS that I must use it on towel-dried hair, and the directions online say, also in ALL CAPS, that it must be applied to soaking wet hair).
(A screenshot from the website you can see here.)
(The bottle I own).
My Experience with John Frieda Frizz Ease Hair Serum:
My hair is naturally semi-straight and thin, and abundant. I use a little bit of this product after every time I wash my hair, before I brush it or blow dry it, and it makes a HUGE amazing difference. I take half a pump into my hand and rub my palms together vigorously till it warms up a little and then run my hands through my hair. I then take another half pump and cover the areas that I might have missed.
I always need to blow dry my hair because I rarely ever have to time to wait till it air dries. Also, I prefer the sleek, frizz free look after a good blow-out. The serum makes my hair so manageable, so I can brush the ends without pulling my scalp out and as it provides thermal protection, it combats the damage caused by my ancient hair-iron or barely alive blow-dryer and after ironing it out, my hair looks shiny and sleek rather than dry, coarse and fried. I can’t imagine the horror I have subjected to my hair before I picked this serum up. 😮
I get so many compliments on my hair and how healthy it looks and I have noticed a fewer split-ends since my last trim. You can say I have spent a fortune on protecting my hair from damage and pollution, and to have finally found something that makes my life a lot easier.
(Top) John Frieda Frizz Ease Hair Serum after 2½ months of usage. Wash hair every 2-3 days.
Points in Favour of John Frieda Frizz Ease Hair Serum:
- Does not leave a heavy, greasy effect.
- No discernible product build-up.
- Convenient and sturdy packaging.
- Hair is left smooth and silky.
- Hair appears shiny without looking oily.
- Protection from heat damage, as well as UV exposure and pollutants.
- Gentle appealing fragrance without being overpowering.
- Helps keep hair styled (straightened or curled) longer.
- Only a small amount is required.
- Pump is sturdy and leak-proof (even during travelling).
Points Against John Frieda Frizz Ease Serum:
Price: INR 400-450 from Beautiful, Ambedkar Road, Khar West, Mumbai.
10 on 10.
Will I Repurchase?
Yes, I will definitely repurchase this little miracle in a bottle.
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