21 March 2015

John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Liquid Shine Range Review

John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Liquid Shine Range Review - Aspiring Londoner

I have recently had ‘the chop’.  I was bored of my long hair for quite some time, and seeing a photo of RHW’s chop on instagram made up my mind for me.   I will post about my experience of this soon.  After having my hair chopped I wanted to go a little lighter with my hair colour. 

The worst thing for me with having lighter hair colour is the maintenance.  My hair tends to go brassy and look a strange shade of red after a few days.  So I wanted something that could help the colour stay and retain that just coloured shine.  I’ve loved John Frieda Frizz Ease collection for a long time, so wanted to try out the Brilliant Brunette Range.

The John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Liquid Shine Illuminating Shampoo and Conditioner for all brunettes stood out to me because of the description.  The ‘liquid shine’ instantly gave me an image of my hair being the shiniest most vibrant it has ever been! 

The packaging is really nice, I love that it comes in the large tubes rather than bottles as you don’t hae to turn it upside down towards the end; that’s a pain in itself.  The shampoo is clear in colour and has a fluid gel consistency.  It smells really nice without being ‘too scented’; it lathers up really well and leaves my hair feeling clean.  Not squeaky clean (which it never should be), just nice and clean.  Then I go in with the Brilliant Brunette Conditioner, it’s white in colour and has a lot of shimmer in it.  It’s not something that you can feel or see once on your hair, so don’t be worried.  The consistency is again fluid without being completely liquid.  I knew I’d love the conditioner as I absolutely love the frizz ease conditioner.  Makes my hair amazingly soft and my hair looks healthy too.  I’ve used this since I coloured my hair so about 3 weeks now and the colour looks just as vibrant as it did the first day.  I’m really happy with the result! 

If I’m adding waves to my hair, or styling it, I add a little bit of the John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Liquid Shine Shine Shock Perfecting Glosser when my hair is wet.  I only add to the ends, as the heat can make my hair look dull but this acts as a serum to sort any flyaways and makes my hair glossy.  Yes, glossy!  This has a gel consistency and shimmer in the product, but once applied you can’t see shimmer at all.  As the shimmer catches light, hair looks amazing! 
I’m absolutely obsessed with hair stuff at the moment!  I feel like having the chop has just reminded me how much fun you can have with short hair.  I always had to tie up my hair for work, wrapping up for the cold, whereas now it’s all about texture, styling; the world is my (hair’s) oyster! You can expect a lot more hair related posts as I’m having a whole lot of fun styling my hair! 
What products do you reach for to retain your hair colour longer?  Do let me know in the comments below or tweet me @aspiring_london!

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Some of these items have been sent to me for review purposes. 

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