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Friday, June 12, 2009

Frizz-Ease Secret Weapon Review

Hey guys! Now I'm reviewing Frizz-Ease by John Frieda Secret Weapon Flawless Finishing Creme. The label says "Exceptional creme works instantly on dried hair to camouflage imperfections by smoothing away dullness, puffiness, and frayed split ends. Immediately restores 'silkening' moisture to 'quench' parched hair. Replaces natural oils lost to blow-drying and daily styling stress. Creates ultra-glossy, supple hair with an incredibly healthy-looking finish. Use anywhere, anytime. Contains sunscreen." Hmm... this isn't my favorite shine product, but it's not bad. It says apply on dry hair, but I think you could get away with putting it on wet hair too. ;-)

The ingredients include Water, Avocado Oil, Phenyl Trimethicone, Propylene Glycol, and Glycerin. Avocado Oil (Persea Gratissima) is a precious, natural oil derived from the flesh of the avocado fruit that is rich in Vitamin A, C, D, E, protein and amino acids. It is also an emollient and can penetrate hair and skin quite well. Phenyl Trimethicone, if you've read Cosmetic Chemistry Tidbits #2, is a silicone derivative that is resists water, adds shine, elasticity, and flexibility to hair. Propylene Glycol (yet again) is an emulsifier. It keeps all the ingredients from separating. And Glycerin is a humectant, which draws in moisture from the air, and lubricates hair and skin.

The thing I don't like about Secret Weapon is that it feels kind of greasy/sticky when it's in your hands. It's also very easy to use too much, which will make your hair feel heavy and look dirty. I'm not really a fan of John Frieda products, I actually inherited this from my mom who felt it was too heavy for her hair. So like I said, it's not my favorite, but it's not bad for someone on a budget.

Frizz Ease Secret Weapon Flawless Finishing Creme comes in a 4 oz./113 g tube, and retails for around $5-$6. If you use this, or have used it, comment and tell me about it. I love feedback from my followers! Take care of your hair! :-)


G. said...

Thanks for the honest review. I'm with you on this--I used it a while ago and what I remember was that it was greasy and there's a strong potential to use too much. Glad to know my memory is not failing me! I do want to say that the only John Frieda product I keep coming back to again and again is Sheer Blonde Crystal Clear Shape & Shimmer Hairspray. If you haven't tried it, you MUST pick some up. I have used it when I've had dark brown hair, red hair, and now with light brown hair and OMG. It is amazing. It's the only hairspray that truly leaves my hair shiny without being greasy. It has fantastic, brushable hold, no flakes, no crunchies, and it's cheap! It is definitely one of the best kept secrets out there and I can't rec it enough :)