John Frieda: Protecting My Hair And My Color Without Grease

This post brought to you by John Frieda. All opinions are 100% mine.

I have thick hair. Thick hair. The kind of hair that makes every new hairdresser who does my hair comment over and over. I love my hair. Not in a braggy way, but in a it-is-my favorite-physical-feature kind of way. (In case you were wondering, my least favorite feature — my skin.)

My days as a natural blonde have faded, although it lightens nicely in the sun, so I have taken to semi-regular highlights. Plus for some reason my hair decided to get wavier with the birth of each kiddo. Not curly. Not even soft flowing waves, just kind of kinky wavy. To achieve straight, blonde locks that means the blow dryer and straightener are my regular tools. So my hair takes some regular abuse.

The Suburban Mom Hair

All that heat means that my hair need some extra love, but here is something else about my hair — it is super oily. So while I need a shampoo/conditioner to add extra moisture to the ends, it is a delicate balance between moisture and grease. The latter, is unacceptable.

Since I am constantly on the search for the right balance I was thrilled when John Frieda sent me a ton of new products to try. (I won’t have to buy shampoo/conditioner for like a year! LOL.) Years ago, I used to use Sheer Blonde. I don’t remember why I stopped, but I was excited to try it again. I received the following products to try:

  • Sheer Blonde Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Full Repair Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Full Repair Deep Conditioner
  • Frizz-Ease Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Luxurious Volume Shampoo/Conditioner

Top two things I look for in a shampoo/conditioner – performance (including no grease) and smell (I am a sucker for yummy smelling products). John Frieda products have both.

John Frieda Shampoo Conditioner

The Smell Test

Even though John Frieda products are available at the store, they smell like salon quality products. Not fruity and flowery like many brands, they have that professional, just stepped out of a salon smell that I love. The smell test won me over on all four product lines.


I am happy to report that all of the products were lightweight – no grease. That means I can (and will) use them all. My favorite lines were Sheer Blonde (hello, I need all the help I can get to keep my color) and Intense Repair, which left my hair super soft feeling. In fact, I had been actively looking for a deep conditioner, and I have now called off the search. I love the feel of the Full Repair Deep Conditioner.

Let’s review – John Frieda products smell great. They leave my hair soft and shiny, but not greasy. They protect my color. And they are affordable – available at Walmart. Yep, I am a new fan.

Learn more about all of the John Frieda hair care products by watching video tutorials and product videos online.

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