Review: John Frieda Full Repair Haircare.

Friday, 13 September 2013


I was recently sent a couple of John Frieda hair products to road test. Being someone who uses heat on their hair far too often (I should really have some no heat days!) the Full repair Shampoo* & Conditioner* were a welcome addition to my morning routine. The Full repair ranged is aimed at hair that has been damaged from excessive use of appliances or colouring. So if you're like me and use a hair dryer daily, alongside a curler or straightener this could be the range for you. I've been using the products for a couple of weeks now and I can tell you I've seen an improvement with the way it looks and feels. I'm onto a winner with these!

John Frieda Full Repair Full Body Shampoo:
 It sounds silly, but you know when your lathering up a shampoo through your locks and you can just tell, that your hair is getting a deep clean.. That is what I get when I use this particular shampoo. Both product contain Inca Inchi oil, which is meant to penetrate the hair & repair any damage caused by heat (styling) or colouring. Consistency wise, it is just like any other shampoo, but  it did lather really well. I always go for the 2 shampoo, 1 condition routine when it comes to washing my hair! This meant that I didn't use as much product as I would normally, the bottle will last me a little longer than usual which is a nice little bonus.

John Frieda Full Repair Full Body Conditioner: 

The first thing that struck me as a bit strange was the consistency of this conditioner. Being that it is a repairing conditioner I would have thought it would have been quite thick, however I was left a little disappointed when I discovered its thinner than the shampoo! That is personal preference though, I just always assume repairing conditioners should be really thick and masque like! That aside, it is a nice conditioner, I use a wide toothed comb to evenly distribute it throughout my hair, leave it for a few minutes and rinse.

Since adding these two products to my morning routine, I've found that after towel drying my hair is a lot less tangled than usual! I still have to reach for my Denman Tangle Tamer brush (review here) but I don't have to fight with my hair to get all the knots out! Once dried (on a low heat setting may I add) my hair is visibly a lot shinier and looking healthy. I have to admit my ends still look a bit damaged, however this could simply be because I haven't had a trim since January! To combat this little annoyance, I have also been using the Full Repair Repairing Oil Elixr* This also includes Inca Inchi oil, so it works well alongside the shampoo & conditioner duo. Using this oil  after washing, it helps to seal the hair cuticles making my hair smoother and look healthier. This is perfect for now, while I'm trying to conceal my split ends. However once I finally get my haircut I will continue to use the oil is it helps reduce further breakage and improve the strength of your hair. This particular oil isnt greasy at all, its very lightweight and doesn't leave your ends feeling weighed down at all! I really like the pump despenser as you can control the amount of product you want to use! Nothing worse then pouring out too much hair oil!

Overall I am really pleased with this range & I can hand on heart say that when I've finished these products I'll be heading over to boots to purchase the range myself. The Shampoo and conditioner both retail for £5.99 and the repairing hair oil elixr (which I think will last me a long time as you only need one pump each time!) is £9.99. So if you're wondering how to treat damaged hair then I definitely recommend this range!

Have you tried anything from the John Frieda Full repair range or something from one of the other ranges they have on offer?

Much Love,


  1. John Frieda products are some of my favourite haircare ranges! I shall have to try this out x

  2. I love the sound of the oil, will definitely have a look the next time I'm in Boots! xo

  3. I have never really used the John Frieda range, I must actually give it a go now!

  4. It's a really good range, I recommend! x

  5. It's really nice, doesnt leave your hands feeling horrible after using either! x

  6. Great review, this sounds great! The oil sounds like just the thing, I'll definitely try it out! xx


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