A while ago, Tine at Beautyholics Anonymous generously gave me a bunch of hair products to use and amongst these goodies was John Frieda Frizz-Ease Crème Serum Overnight Repair Formula.  What did I think of this?  Read on for my review.

What John Frieda Say

  • Visibly repairs breakage and split ends while deeply nourishing to replenish essential moisture, making hair softer and healthier-looking.
  • With Damage Mending Technology, Frizz-Ease®Crème Serum Overnight Repair Formula envelops each hair strand to stimulate deep transformational mending overnight.
  • Contains a blend of conditioning agents and a humectant, plus an infusion of chamomile extract.
  • Lightweight formula absorbs quickly into hair without leaving any residue on your pillow.
  • After just one use, hair texture is dramatically improved with a silky-soft feel.

How I Use It

They say that a quarter-sized amount should be applied to dry hair before bedtime, left overnight and in the morning, hair should be shampoo-ed, conditioned and styled with Frizz-Ease products.  But the way I use John Frieda Frizz-Ease Crème Serum Overnight Repair Formula is different from the instructions stated (yes, it’s a guy thing – the thing where they never read instructions – even though I’m CLEARLY not a guy!).

2-3 times a month, I like to apply tons of this all over my hair with extra serum at my dry ends.  Wait for 4-5 hours and then wash it with whatever shampoo and conditioner I am using.  This means that I go to bed with freshly washed hair.

My Opinions

The crème serum is indeed a lightweight formula and I think that’s why I don’t use a quarter-sized amount because I can’t feel it so I go a bit crazy and pump loads out.  It has a freshly sweet scent which disappears pretty quickly after rubbing it into hair.

My hair has responded well to using this John Frieda product.  It feels softer and is definitely more nourished, especially at the tips.  It definitely helped when my hair was feeling all yukky and rubbery after I DIY dyed it recently.

As for its claim to “repair split ends”, let’s not be silly here…we ALL (should) know that once a strand of hair has split, it cannot be repaired!  Okay, okay – the exact words were “visibly repairs breakage and split ends” which means that unless you have microscopic vision, it will appear that the split ends have been repaired.  Anyway, this misleading claim annoyed me.
I am not an ingredient expert, but I can see that there are a number of silicones (dimethicone, trimethicone) in this product so just be aware of silicone build-up in hair.  I only use this a few times a month so that I won’t bog down my hair with silicones.

Likes :  Hair feels softer and more nourished, pleasant smell, lightweight formula
Dislikes :   Misleading claim, silicone build-up possible

If a friend was suffering from dry, brittle hair ends, I would recommend John Frieda Frizz-Ease Crème Serum Overnight Repair Formula.  But once I finish this product, I doubt I will be repurchasing as my quest for a better leave-in conditioner / hair serum continues…

6 Comments on John Frieda Frizz-Ease Crème Serum Overnight Repair Formula

  1. Marusya V
    15/08/2011 at 7:08 pm (6 years ago)

    I like John Frieda products. Got hooked on their shampoo a couple of years ago and still going with them. Have not tried this one though. Silicone… I am not worrying about that to be honest:)
    xoxo

    • Ling Tung
      16/08/2011 at 1:21 pm (6 years ago)

      @Marusya V, Oh yes, my hair has seen a few John Frieda products in its time – some good and some meh…

  2. Stacey
    16/08/2011 at 12:15 am (6 years ago)

    ive been looking for an overnight hair repair product that i can use regularly for some time now but i think i might skip this one…john frieda products have never really worked well with my hair…thanks for the review though!

    • Ling Tung
      16/08/2011 at 1:22 pm (6 years ago)

      @Stacey, Thanks for the comment Stacey – and yup, the quest for the Holy Grail miracle hair repair product is unending!

  3. bravoerunway
    16/08/2011 at 4:34 am (6 years ago)

    I have the same comments regarding John Frieda hair products, they over promise and don’t deliver as such. I tried the frizz ease and it did nothing for my hair. I have stuck by Redken Smoothdown line and it really has helped keep the frizz at bay after a good 400 degree flatironing job!

    • Ling Tung
      16/08/2011 at 1:23 pm (6 years ago)

      @bravoerunway, Ooh, Redken – I used their shampoo and conditioner a while ago – may have to check out their Smoothdown range. 😉