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This post has been a long, long time coming tbh and I am not proud of that. But here I am today to show you some of my favourite hair products, from John Frieda! This was an incredible box sent to me about a million years ago by a PR company, but it took so long to even get the chance to try some of these products that I just never got around to making a proper post about it. But hey, here we go - better late than never, I always say. In a quick update with me, I've been an absolute slacker, even with videos on Youtube, since my exams are coming right up. I'm studying full force (procrastinating 50% though) and trying to get that final cram in before I start both my exams and internship on the same date next week! I did however post, a new Youtube video, which was my STUDY HACKS, which you can find on the youtube right now, just by clicking this link right here :)
And throughout all of this, I've been craving a change ~ perhaps something to do with my hair? I'm not sure what I want to do with it. I can't decide whether I want it cut and dyed or just dyed etc.
What do you think?
I'm also worried that if I dye it again, it's going to fry my hair even more :( Even though I've never gone a crazy colour, I have dyed my hair quite a lot in the past, causing my hair to become dry and brittle. Let's see the evolution form the early days ->
This was back when I first started my blog! It must have been one of the first posts I wrote. My hair was just a normal dark brown then...
Next I went a bit more chocolately, dying my hair just a shade up and lightening the tips as well. Right before this, I had also had red tips making my hair shade transition from dark brown to light brown to red :P
Then I went all out, dying my whole hair blonde...or orange... LOL
Next, I went red - I really loved this colour a lot but it washed out so quickly
Then my hair faded into a copper, which was pretty nice as well
This was when I dyed my hair chocolate brown with the John Frieda dye actually! ~ I'll talk about that laterrr
Afterwards, I let my roots grow out and lightened my tips to blonde again!! (that's my signature hair haha)
And then last year, I dyed my roots black and bleached my tips twice and THEN dyed them ash blonde zzzz that was absolute destruction for my hair!
So as a result of all this dye, you can see how my hair is in need of some serious care...so that's where John Frieda comes into play ~~ What a brand. I actually really like this brand and I find it extremely professional and worthy of hair-salon use. Like, it 's a little more pricey than regular, home hair care, but the quality and the care that's gone into producing it is outright awesome. From the packaging to the scents to the effect, it's all the little touches that make it a top of the range product.
When I was sent this, I was actually still quite a small blogger and I was so shocked about receiving something so big and heavy in the mail. It was one of the most incredible packages I've ever received (which is why I feel so bad about not having reviewed it before). But I had no idea it was coming and one day, it just showed up - a big, black box with my name on the top. Of course, I was so excited and grateful!
Inside this box contained a WHOLE bunch of hair care products, from all different ranges from John Frieda. There were hair dyes, hair toner, shampoo, treatment, conditioner, spray - the whole shebang. Obviously, I wouldn't be able to use ALL the toner at once, because they were suited for different hair colours, same goes for the hair dyes... ^_^ But from what I did try, it was really silky, non-damaging and effective...so let's dive into more indepth analysis on each of the products :O
This was one of the hair dyes I was sent. I didn't end up using this one, but I love the Pearl finish in the colour. The foam dyes are pretty amazing because they really get into every crack and crevice within the hair, so you are left with less patchiness.
Does anyone actually know what those hair colour codes mean? haha.. This was the one I used to get my chocolatey brown hair colour. Obviously, I knew it wouldn't turn out this blonde because I was originally working with dark, dark, asian hair :) A downside of having dark hair unfortunately! But anyway, when I used this dye, I felt like it was easy to apply, smelt decent and worked great. I didn't leave it in for that long and my hair didn't feel horribly damaged after using it - plus they include a mini hair care conditioner to use for a couple of washes afterwards, to treat the hair damage caused by dye. I thought it looked really good and I'd definitely do it again if I had this shade (but kinda want to go a different colour...something crazzzyy)
Whilst this is awesome and looks so fancy in its packaging, I can't really give you a proper review, since I haven't had the need to use it ever. However, from the generic description, it's a 6-in shower treatment hair toner to boost your dark hair colour and create shine and glossiness!
More and more toner for all different hair colours! So cool to get all of them :) There's this red colour for warm reds, one for warm brunettes, one for warm blondes and the last one for all blondes! Who knows when I might need this (I could just go ash blonde next hey?). But for all those friends reading this that have dyed their hair and need some toner, hit me up ahah I have too much ><
So next in the lot is this range of shampoos and conditioners. I actually bought the Sheer Blonde Shampoo and the Frizz Ease Repairing Conditioner myself, after I bleached my hair twice. The Sheer Blonde is a purple conditioner that helps to treat and also tone your blonde hair and neutralise the colours so it doesn't turn a brassy orange. The conditioner is AMAZING. Everytime I put it in, it just completely silkified my hair and made it feel so soft and brand new again. This was something that I'd definitely invest in and am so happy I bought, so I highly recommend it to the rest of you. The other two are rather large tubs of product as well, and I'd expect they act similarly, to remove frizz and brittle, fried hair to repair the damage you may have done to it.
Just more shampoo, which I couldn't fit in the last photo hehe. It contains coconut oil, which is a popular ingredient to go in shampoo, because it covers your hair shaft and protects it, making it slippery and smooth.
Frizz Ease has GOT to be my favourite series in the John Frieda brand. It has all the perfect products to suit my hair and make it healthier. This is a hair mask, used to really get inside the shaft and repair the hair from inside out. Although, because it is a tub hair mask, it's a bit ceebs for me to put on and wait, then wash off since I'm pretty lazy with my beauty care.
I'm also yet to use this, but assuming it is for when you want to curl/straighten/place some sort of heat on your hair. Heat can be really damaging to hair, making it dry and cracked. So placing a primer on is pretty important, to protect from the heat. A must have in any hair fanatics kit.
This is the PERFECT kit for the summer. It's got 3 pieces, each around $12 (affordable enough) consisting of a conditioner, shampoo and spray. It's a minty kit that leaves you feeling refreshed, with some textured, beachy hair for a carefree look. It's lightweight and makes you feel summer time ready, as it is infused with mint and seaweed extract!!
This is for those who prefer not to use heat to style their hair. If you want some soft, natural waves, you can just spray in the Air Dry Foam on damp hair and shape it into those pretty curls. I think it's a great alternative for those who style their hair often, just to give it a break and let that hair repair naturally, without too much interference on a daily basis.
So that is the end of my haul! What a great deal of items and all such high quality and fun! :) My only problem now is when I'm going to finish using it all but hey, I'm not complaining!! :)
Good luck for exams everyone and hope you aren't stressing out too much
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