Friday 23 March 2012

Review- John Frieda 3 day straight

Good Afternoon Girlies! 

I was having a look back though my old posts yesterday and realised the thing I seem to neglect talking about the most is hair care, which is odd as I use so many different hair products! So today I thought I'd do a review of one of the products that has become a staple in my hair care routine and this is 
John Frieda 3 day Straight...

As some of you may know my natural hair is very curly and frizzy (for more about my hair take a look at-
and once I had it cut short I  started to straighten it with my ghd's every day. However, once I dyed it blonde and started growing it long again I realised I needed to hold back on the heat tools if I wanted to keep it in good condition, so I invested in the John Frieda 3 day straight spray and the fact I now only straighten my hair after washing it and let my hair go ghd free in the one or two day gap inbetween is testament to how good this product is!

The Claims-

'John Frieda Frizz Ease Spray transforms curly, frizzy hair into a straight, smooth style that lasts up to 3 days.

Designed to work with your hair straighteners, this weightless spray with heat protection blocks out frizz as you straighten. A revolutionary blend of polymers with keratin protein wraps each strand, sealing in straight style for up to 3 days.
Keeps hair glossy, smooth and swinging with body
Safe for colour-treated and chemically-treated hair
Or until your next shampoo if less than 3 days.'

How you use it-

'Spray throughout damp or wet hair, NOT on dry hair. Start with 10-15 sprays. Use more or less, depending on hair length and thickness.

Step 1: Wash & condition with Frizz-Ease® Smooth Start® Shampoo and Conditioner
Step 2: Spray Frizz-Ease® 3-Day Straight™ Semi-Permanent Styling Spray on wet hair
Step 3: Blow Dry
Step 4: Straighten with hair straighteners
Days 2 & 3: No need to wash, just touch-up with hair straighteners if desired.'

The Verdict-

So firstly, yes I do think this keeps your hair straighter for longer, obviously it doesn't always keep it perfectly poker straight or totally protected from the weather, but the most I ever have to do in-between washes now is touch up places where I've slept on it funny or where it's been blown about or rained on! It also seems to make my hair less frizzy and more manageable after blow drying so the straightening is easier anyway. I'd definitely agree the spray is weightless too, as it doesn't leave my hair feeling sticky or heavy and the feeling that you have product in your hair seems to go when you straighten it. 

 I feel like it's hard to tell how well it protects your hair from heat, but considering how much my hair has been exposed to heat over the years it's in pretty good condition, so I think that shows the protection works. As for making hair 'glossy, smooth and swinging with body' I feel like it would depend on your hair type, as I don't have fine glossy silky smooth hair naturally so it would be quite amazing if it changed my hair type completely, but I do think it gives my naturally frizzy hair a nice smooth finish, although I'm pretty sure the volume I have comes from hair spray!

So overall I'm very happy to give this product a secure place in my hair care routine as it lives up to its main claims, can be used in conjunction with other products (such as smoothing serums or oils) and comes in at a very affordable £6.99 (plus it's usually on some sort of offer in Boots anyway!). You don't get the biggest bottle ever at 100ml, but a few sprays covers my whole head so I find one bottle does last a really long time.

Have you tried this product? Or have you got any other tips to keep me away from the ghd's?

 I'm just having a pretty relaxing day off from uni today, then I'm making a belated birthday dinner for my friend Joe later tonight so I need to go on the hunt for some recipes now!

I hope you've all had a lovely week!
Love Meg


  1. Meg I LOVE this product, I have long, wavy and extremely thick/frizzy hair and this has worked wonders for my hair! I use it after every wash then straightne with my GHDs and my hair stays so straight.

    Great review!



  2. Might consider trying this product out! I had the same problem when I had my hair cut short and now have to use GHD's everyday! Great review x

  3. John Frieda products are always great <3
    x the cookies

  4. I have heard so much about this product and am VERY tempted to buy it after seeing this! Great post <3
    Zoe xoxo

  5. thanks girls! glad you like my review :) xxx


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