Wednesday, March 28, 2012

John Frieda Full Repair review and giveaway!

Recently I went to the launch of John Frieda's Full Repair range and holy moly was I excited for this one.  John Frieda stylist Jake Davis was on hand to talk us through the range and show us how they work.  We all know that I treat my poor hair so badly and the Full Repair range is designed to help repair damaged hair.  It's like it was made for moi. 

Jake had a model with him to show us some of the products in action.  On one half of her hair, he used a regular shampoo and conditioner and on the other half, he washed and conditioned it with the Full Repair shampoo and conditioner, both of which contain Inca Inchi oil, a lightweight oil rich in omega-3.  He also applied the Deep Infusion serum on the same half and pinned her hair up, ready to show us her locks in all their glory.  (Be aware that most of my photos of Jake show him to be blurry.  This is because he was moving at the speed of light trying to show us everything, not because I didn't know how to use my camera properly and was very aware that I was the only person taking photos and my camera was making the really loud picture taking noise "cha-chick".)

If you could take note of the model's untouched hair please... That is my hair most mornings and the reason why I wear my hair up most days, it's better for everyone all round I think.  So Jake got stuck in and started styling the model's hair, we sat back and watched him work his magic.

All he was doing was brushing, manipulating and handling her hair to create the styles he wanted.  One of my favourite things in life is to have my hair brushed and played with, so watching him made me happy.

I was given this set to play with and play with I have.   

John Frieda Full Body Shampoo & Conditioner €6.31 each, Perfect Ends Deep Infusion €7.03, Deep Conditioner €7.03

I've been using the shampoo, conditioner and Perfect Ends Deep Infusion for the past couple of weeks and have fallen in The Love with them.  The man knows how to make my hair looks nice.  First of all, the products promise to deliver body to the hair and holy moly, they do.  I use them the same way I use any hair products, wash once with shampoo, apply conditioner but not at the roots and leave on while in the shower.  Rinse out well and apply one pump of the Deep Infusion to my hair, again avoiding the roots.  I always dry my hair the same way, bent over and head upside down because it makes my hair dry quicker and injects some volume to the roots.  

Well folks, when my hair is dry and I flip it back over, I may as well be a child of the 80s again with the amount of volume I have at the roots.  We're talking Debbie Gibson and Tiffany hair (I realise this will 1. not make sense to my younger readers and 2. make me sound like an aul wan) that adds inches to your height.  Because I don't apply the conditioner or Deep Infusion to my roots, I know it's the shampoo that helps lift my hair.  The whole length of my hair has body and oomph but at this point, it's wild and needs to be tamed a bit.

When using the Perfect Ends Deep Infusion, Jake told us that it's important to use heat with it, either with a hairdryer or straightener as it's the heat that infuses the product into the hair instead of just coating the strands.  It protects the hair so you can keep styling it with whichever heated appliance you'd like!  I use this every day and after day one, my friend at work knew I'd used something different.  My hair is silky soft, shiny and feels healthy.  I don't feel any residue on my locks and they're not weighed down at all.  It just feels like my hair, only better.  The only thing I haven't tried yet is the Deep Conditioner and that's just a timing issue.  I have a tendency to shower in the morning with no time for anything other than the steps outlined above but hopefully this weekend I'll treat my hair.

I will repurchase the shampoo, conditioner and Deep Infusion in a heartbeat.  There are a couple of other products in the range that I'll be trying out once payday comes this weekend and I'll report back!

Now, we have a set like this up for grabs for a lucky reader!  
This giveaway is only open to residents of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Good luck!

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  1. Just entered! Great prize!

  2. Brilliant Prize!

  3. My hair needs this, looks amazing

  4. Oh dear god I need. Badly. This heat - never mind Tiffany, think Tiffany in a wind tunnel standing directly in front of all of Bon Jovi circa '85 and you're there. The hair gods were overly generous to me, have enough for a colony.

  5. Great prize,would love this! Just entered !

  6. fab prize
    have entered

  7. All done! Great review would love to try!

  8. My hair is in dire need of some TLC. With the help of "John Frieda Full Repair" and I could just manage it.

  9. Just entered the competition with Tweeting and liking John Frieda Ireland on Facebook !! Crossing my fingers!! xx :)

  10. Great review... Just entered:)

    Thankss for that

  11. THANK YOU! DM sent on twitter. Chuffed

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