John Frieda Frizz Ease Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner

Last year, I loved the John Frieda Frizz Ease Straight Ahead Shampoo & Conditioner - it gave me super smooth and sleek hair, and despite having SLS, my hair wasn't any drier than usual. Naturally, I was then excited to try the Hydrating range to see how it compared.

Unfortunately, the results were pretty catastrophic. Sure, my hair wasn't as frizzy as usual, but my goodness, these were the most unhydrating hair products I have ever used! I've never had problems with a dry scalp, nor with dandruff but these have made me go from having no hair concerns, to having one massively embarrassing one!

In terms of packaging, scent and how the formula feels, I have no complains at all. The tube is easy to use with wet hands, and the product distributes nicely. It smells nice without leaving an excessive scent (which I really like!) and your hair will feel clean and conditioned. But let's face it - no one wants dandruff.

A few months after realising that these were the cause and stopping use, I still have issues with a dry scalp. I don't recommend risking it with the Hydrating range from John Frieda, and recommend the Straight Ahead range instead! Me? I'm going back to non-SLS shampoos - there's just no substitute!



  1. Replies
    1. It's sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate. It's a foaming agent that's quite drying, and there's debate on its effects like being a potential carcinogen!

    2. I've just discovered my Herbal Essence Hello Hydration shampoo has SLS?! It seems to work fine for me though. What shampoo is good for dry hair?

  2. I've always found the John Frieda ones so hit and miss and so expensive too!!

    1. That's funny you say that - someone else said the exact same thing to me the other day!


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