The John Frieda Full Repair* range has been on my radar for quite some time, but over the last year or so I've been pretty much stuck in my ways when it came to haircare. I was extremely excited to try this range as it had been something I'd been meaning to pick up for a good few months, so was overjoyed to be sent some to test out. For reference i have thin, over processed, coloured hair that although it is damaged is prone to greasiness... Wow that was a mouthful! In other words, my hair is a pain in the bum.
I love volumising and nourishing/strengthening hair products, but most of the time i have to choose just one which can be quite annoying. I'd previously use a more nourishing shampoo and conditioner plus a thickening spray or vice versa... Its a lot of products. So to find a range that has volumising and repairing qualities within the same product line is a pretty rare find for me.
John Frieda - Full Repair Shampoo and Conditioner* - £6.99 each
I popped all my regular shampoo and conditioner away for a good few weeks while testing these out and I've actually not hooked them back out yet, so safe to say this little review is going to be on the positive side!
"Bodifying formula, with Inca Oil rich in omega-3, repairs the look and feel of over styled hair as it weightlessly restores bounce for full, flowing styles. Detangles strands, reducing the risk of breaking and snagging when combing or brushing."
Simply put, I'm a fan. I normally opt for a more clarifying shampoo as i find the majority of brands I've tried tend to weigh my extremely fine hair down. I'm happy to say this isn't the case with Full Repair! It lathers up a treat and has a nice fresh fragrance that i quite enjoy. It is also safe for colour or chemically treated hair, which is a god send considering just how much dye and bleach my hair has seen over the past few years. I may sound crazy here, but while lathering up it does give your hair that feel certain thickening shampoos do (i can't be the only one who notices things like this?) which i quite like as the other ingredients like Inca Oil work to leave you hair feeling thicker and healthier without feeling heavy.
The conditioner gets a thumbs up from me too, I've not tried anything quite like it before. Its nourishing without adding weight to the hair, for such a lightweight formula its surprising how soft and healthy it actually leaves my hair, I'm impressed. I still like to use my home made purple hair mask once a week to eliminate any brassiness that comes alongside with being blonde, but other than that I've been using these two pretty steadily for the past three weeks or so.
John Frieda - Full Repair Repairing Oil Elixir* - £9.99
We all love a good hair oil and this one is no exception. I was a little bit sceptical about the results i was going to get with the Repairing Oil Elixir as I've been using the same oil for a good few years now, but yet again i was pleasantly surprised.
It claims to "Reverse the look and feel of damage with every use" which is a pretty big statement to make. I've been using this on wet hair, just a small pump through my mid lengths and ends after every wash. It has a thinner consistency to a lot of the oils that I've tried and having ridiculously thin hair i actually prefer the texture of the John Frieda offering. A lot of thicker oils i have to be incredibly careful with the amount i apply otherwise i look like a greasy mess... A small pump is ample enough for my hair and with the bottle being a generous 100ml i think this is going to last me an awfully long time, so great value for money there.
Overall I'm pretty darn impressed with John Freida's Full Repair range, so impressed that when I'm done with these I'll definitely be repurchasing them. The hair snob in me has well and truly been proven wrong and i actually think these out perform my more expensive shampoos and conditioners, so in future I'll be saving my pennies and picking some more of these up when I'm next in Boots!
For more information on the Full Repair or other John Frieda ranges check out their website and how to oil dry hair.
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* Product sent for review consideration but all opinions voiced on My Makeup Obsession will always be 100% honest and my own. You can view my disclaimer here.