Back in the late 90’s a friend introduced me to a wonder product called Frizz Ease. It was the first hair product that could actually tackle my coarse, curly, frizzy hair and turn it into the hair I always dreamt of – even though there was still a lot of sleekness to be desired. Frizz Ease has always been the go-to hair product for me, providing smoothness and protection from humidity, but in recent years its been left on the shelf in favour of other innovations. It’s therefore great to see John Frieda re-launching their Frizz Ease range with a whole new look, removing excess packaging and giving it a modern makeover. The new ‘test tube’ inspired tubes are both fun and practical, while the addition of a few new products definitely puts John Frieda back on the frizz fighting map.
Although the original formula is still just that, the addition of a Perfect Finish Polishing Serum and Nourishing Oil Elixir ensure there’s something to meet the needs of a modern woman. The Polishing Serum is great for providing a finishing touch to a look, smoothing stray hairs and adding a touch of shine where it’s most needed; it’s light enough to be used in addition to the original formula (which can be too heavy for the ends of hair,) to perfect your finish and hide split ends. Although it’s not necessary for short hair, for heavily styled mid-length and long hair a polishing serum is a must; it helps to perfect every last hair and keep your look in place.
The Nourishing Oil Elixir provides a serious hit of power, offering 50% more frizz blocking power and a super smooth result. It’s extremely light, but you do only need a couple of pumps for mid-length hair, smoothed through before blowdrying. Containing Argan Oil, this really helps to smooth my hair without weighing it down or causing it to look limp. It’s non-greasy too, meaning that even if you do accidentally over apply it won’t make your hair look like a chip pan.
I really like these budget buys. They provide real impact, without the heavy greasy feeling you often get with cheaper brands. Their targeted range also helps to provide you with what you really need, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach to hair care. Considering these are £6.99, with the Elixir costing £9.99, they’re definitely products to stock up on and help reignite your passion for John Frieda.
The Frizz Ease range is available now from Boots and Superdrug, priced £6.99-£9.99