Unfortunately, I have naff all pictures for this post as my SD card went corrupt, so I lost loads of photos and other than being bedbound, is one of the reasons for my lack of posts recently. You may have also noticed some down-time…
So I leapt at the offer to try John Frieda’s Luxurious Volume range which is supposed to be good for fine hair like mine. Unfortunately, we didn’t get along…
The Shampoo and Conditioner smell pretty standard, just a generic clean smell, nothing to strong or overly perfumey which was nice. The shampoo lathered a nice amount and seemed to clean well, as you want from a shampoo and the conditioner was smoothing.. at first.
After a few uses, my hair was starting to feel quite stripped, but I kept up with it to give it a fair go. My hair was more tangled, dry and straw-like and more prone to breakage. Although it seemed slightly less greasy? Possibly because of it being stripped.. It was a bit more volumous, but it seemed like my hair was back combed by my scalp a bit where it got tangled, but it also wasn’t too weighed down either. I am wondering if this is the actual Shampoo & Conditioner or due to the fact I live in a hard water area and the two just aren’t compatible as I have never had any issue with John Frieda products in the past. I’m also wondering if a more intensive conditioner after would have been better, like a hair masque or something. Unfortunately, there isn’t one of those in the range. This is probably good if you have really oily hair though and my hair is delicate to begin with. It does get oily quickly, just at the roots really, greasy and limp yet its like it’s dry anyway. So it could very well be perfect for a different hair type.
I have noticed that certain products I used to use with no issue in Birmingham are no good on my hair up here, the difference being up here is hard water and back at my folks was not, it’s a shame I’m unable to visit my folks for a while as I’m really curious to see if I’d have a better experience with it there, though I am a bit feart of causing more damage to my hair. It’s getting healthier again after using some different products including macadamia leave in conditioning creme and after chopping all my damaged ends off (this isn’t all down to the shampoo by the way, a cut was due..) I ended up cutting a good few inches off, my hair is the shortest it has been since a scissor happy hair dresser a DECADE ago! Ha!
Have you tried the Luxurious Volume range? What did YOU make of it? Really interested on hearing your thoughts. I have seen a fair few positive reviews and this review here does remark on water differences and it possibly being better for really oily hair like I’ve previously mentioned. We all have different hair and.. everything else. Interested to hear what YOU think!