John Frieda Sheer Blonde Highlight Activating Moisturising shampoo and conditioner and Full Repair Perfect Ends Deep Infusion review

Man, that was one crazy long headline but it’s all about the SEO, okay?!

So, to get started, if you’re a blonde like me, John Frieda’s Sheer Blonde hair care collection, exclusive to Clicks, has a lot to offer. Like loads. Think violet-tinted shampoos and conditioners to help prevent brassiness plus a Go Blonder range that gradually lightens up your locks and really does work. On top of those there’s another Sheer Blonde collection called Highlight Activating which is available in two variants; one that ‘moisturises’ and another that ‘enhances’ by bringing out your highlights without depositing or lightening the colour.)

This last week I’ve been using John Frieda Sheer Blonde Highlight Activating moisturising shampoo and conditioner for lighter blondes. (There’s a version for darker blondes too; Meneer Frieda’s options are endless!)

John Frieda
John Frieda Sheer Blonde Highlight Activating Moisturising shampoo and conditioner, R95 each.

Like I said, neither of these boys deposit any colour or lighten up your hair, but they do promise to help remove product build-up that can make blonde hair appear dark and dull. The conditioner, which is formulated with hydrating jojoba and sunflower oil plus a urea derivative, promises to quench the thirst of dry, porous hair while silicone smooths and seals the shaft to create a shiny, glistening effect. There’s white tea in the mix too which is said to offer UV protection.

Anyway, I really like both the shampoo and conditioner. They both smell fresh and citrusy and the shampoo does a great job of cleansing without over stripping. The conditioner is especially fab in that it ensures my fine, tangle-prone hair is super easy to brush while wet but doesn’t feel weighed down or heavy when its dry.

While I haven’t noticed any brightening effect, the other benefits I’ve mentioned would make me happy to buy these guys with my own hard-earned cash. In fact, I took them both along with me to review a guest house the other day and when the shampoo leaked all over my clothes I was more sad by the loss of some of its contents than the mess I had to clean up. (And yes, I know I should have toss my ‘leakables’ into a separate bag but I packed in a serious rush, okay? I’m fully aware that I’m a total moron.)

Moving on; another John Frieda goodie I’ve been playing with is this dude:

John Frieda Full Repair
John Frieda Full Repair Perfect Ends Deep Infusion serum, R110.

It’s pretty much a mix of light silicones and Inchi oil, an antioxidant and essential fatty acid-rich oil derived from the seeds of the Amazonian Inchi plant. I’ve been applying a teensy pump (that’s all you need) to lengths of my hair while it’s wet before blow drying and if definitely makes them feel silkier when it’s dry. You can also apply it to dry hair to smooth down frizz but I do this very sparingly and keep it far away from my roots to avoid crossing the delicate line between sexy ‘n sleek and total grease ball.

But ja, if you ever want a sleekening serum that’s a little lighter than most on the shelf, this one’s a goodie. It also smells nice; like a mix of Cream Soda (every hungover person’s little green ambulance) and Burberry’s new-ish EDT, Burberry Body.

Anyway, are you also a John Frieda fan? Which of their goodies are totally floating your boat right now? Chat to me in the comments section.

Love, love


Posted by

Editor of South African beauty blog Lipgloss is my Life.

5 thoughts on “John Frieda Sheer Blonde Highlight Activating Moisturising shampoo and conditioner and Full Repair Perfect Ends Deep Infusion review

  1. I love John Frieda products. I have used the Shampoo and Conditioner for Brunettes, but my alltime favourite is the Full Repair Shampoo and Conditioner. CAN NOT wait until it goes on special at Clicks again so I can stock up.

  2. I’ve been using the Deep Infusion for a while now and I think it may be a can’t-do-without product. The first time I used it I didn’t expect miracles, but when I started getting compliments on the shine and condition of my hair, I thought… well, maybe.

    Then I didn’t use it for a while and my after a month of dedicating my life to cramming for exams and not doing anything other than taking a shower once in 36 hours, my hair took a bit of a knock. Since starting my routine again and probably overdoing it by running half a pomp on the ends every time I brush my hair this last week I can see a difference again, for the better. And I haven’t found that it weighs my hair down. Well, not yet anyway. I’ll revert back to using it just before I blowdry my hair again in about a week or so.

    I have naturally curly hair so it can take it’s fair share of product before it starts to show signs of overdoing. I can say for sure that this will probably be a constant in my haircare stash, if it doesn’t get discontinued, like most of the haircare products that actually work for me.

    1. Oooh, thanks a mil for the detailed feedback. Ja, John Frieda makes some seriously fab products that, in my opinion, work just as well as many seriously overpriced salon brands.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s