Monday, September 21, 2009

John Frieda Curl Around Style Starting Daily Shampoo and Conditioner

My relaxed hair LOVED John Frieda products. Which is what led me to trying it out on my natural hair.

Let me just say I'm not impressed.

Shampoo Claims:

Curly. Awakens & improves natural curl patterns for shiny, salon-style spirals; hydrates, nourishes & glosses.
Curl up with a good look right from the start.Developed for wavy, curly frizz-prone hair, this Style-Starting Daily Shampoo with a curl-enhancing complex, targeted moisturizes and frizz-fighting silicone re-awakens and invigorates your natural curl patterns for shapely, styling results. The ideal final step towards creating gorgeous, salon-style spirals that resist frizz all day long. Gentle enough for everyday use. Safe for color-treated hair.


So the shampoo is not THAT drying, it just does nothing for the frizz and defining curls. I found I can get BETTER results with my VO5. It's pretty typical of shampoo. It's a pearlescent white liquid. I almost forgot. I'm NOT a fan of the scent. It smells exactly like Pantene. It's too perfumy. AND it had the nerve to be almost six dollars.


Shampoo Ingredients:

Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Glycol Distearate, Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Betaine, Laureth 23, Laureth 3, Cocamide MEA, Polyquaternium 47, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil (Jojoba), Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycine, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Hydroxide, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Sodium Xylene Sulfonate, Malic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Sodium Chloride, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance

The ingredients pretty much aren't good. There is Jojoba Oil (yay), Vitamin E, and.........well that's it.

Now the Conditioner.

Conditioner Claims:
Curly. Energizes & defines natural curl patterns for shiny, salon-style spirals; conditions, nourishes & maximizes shine.Get into condition for serious curl power.Developed for wavy, curly frizz-prone hair, this Style-Starting Daily Conditioner with a curl-enhancing complex, hydrating conditioners and frizz-fighting silicone re-awakens and energizes your natural curl patterns for soft, smooth curls with lasting definition from root to tip. Replenishes moisture for glossy, salon-style spirals that resist frizz all day long. Gentle enough for everyday use. Safe for color-treated hair.

So the conditioner is actually less moisturizing than the shampoo. Not Good. It smells like the shampoo which smells like Pantene which is too perfumy for me. As for detangling it was aight. I've used way better. Plus I detangle out of shower and this just seems to dissapear to quickly before I can get my whole head. But what I did like about this was that it kept my hair from tangling on itself as much as it would with other conditioners. I also like the consistency. It's thick and spreads easily.

Conditioner Ingredients:
Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Esters, Cyclopentasiloxane, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil (Jojoba), Tocopheryl Acetate, Malic Acid, Dimethiconol, Polyquaternium 47, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Sodium Citrate, Glycine, Fragrance

Again the only good ingredients were Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E.

So for me this was a no go. I think it would be better for someone with wavy hair or loose curls that want tight curls. I'm mad at the eleven dollars for this though.