John Frieda Frizz Ease Thermal Protection Hair Serum

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Written by catsholiday   August 21, 2013  
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Protects against damage and dryness caused by heat-styling & UV exposure.
Created with our salon expertise, this exceptional hair-transforming serum instantly shields hair against the damaging effects of heat-styling that lead to frizz and colour fading caused by UV exposure.
This revolutionary formula is infused with a Thermal Shield Complex. It safeguards strands with a layer of protecting gloss helping protect hair against UV rays and heat styling stress, which can cause breakage and split ends. Ideal for straight or curly styles.
Minimises colour fading. Regular use helps your hair look and feel healthy.
The Result: Fine hair looks sleek, smooth and shiny.


Apply serum on TOWEL-DRIED hair. Can also be used on DRY hair to smooth, shine & protect. Dispense a small amount of serum into palms. Rub hands together and distribute evenly throughout hair. Use more or less depending on the length and texture of hair.


Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Benzophenone-3, Polysilicone-15, Bis(C13-15 Alkoxy) PG-Amodimethicone, Phytantriol, Paraffinum Liquidum, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydrolyzed Silk, Parfum, Butylphenyl Methylpropional.

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I bought this serum when I was going through a period of trying to straighten my hair. I failed as my hair is quite determined and fought back valiantly. My hair won and I think that it was correct as looking back at photos it didn't suit me anyway. I do still use a straightener at times but almost as controller for bits of my hair that are doing their own thing with regard to stying and I don't like it.
I also like a serum as my hair is curly and as such doesn't really shine so a bit of serum adds a touch of shine and also gives my dry hair a bit of moisturising too. If I don't look after my hair it has a tendency to get a bit dry and feels like horse hair which I am not so keen on. If we are out in the sun a lot this happens so after a holiday I need to give it lots of TLC. Serum is quite a small item to carry and an easy one to apply daily while we are away to try and protect my hair from the sun a little. The serum does protect against UV rays as well so is perfect for taking on holiday in the sun for me.

I do also dye my hair as I have an annoying patch of greying hair at the front. Dyeing does dry and damage my hair too so once again this serum helps with that dryness too.
I don't know why they insist on putting the plastic bottle inside a silver cardboard with a plastic window so you can see the bottle inside. This seems excess to requirements and the plastic bottle with a lid over the pump would surely be adequate and cause less landfill. A cynic might suggest the extra packaging is to make the product look more expensive and bigger than it is in fact.

The plastic bottle is orange and comes with a press down pump dispenser. It is pretty thin and easy to hold. It is light and the 50ml bottle is okay to take in the hand luggage in a ziplock bag as it is less than 100ml.
It costs £6.29 from Boots but sometimes Boots have offers of two products for £??? or three products for the price of two so it is worth watching out for these offers. I also got Boots points by using my advantage card too.

I use this in two ways. First I apply the serum to my hair when it is towel dried and before using the hair drier. This makes it much silkier feel I find and gives my hair a much softer and smoother look when dried. It doesn't make it any faster to dry but just gives a nice finish to my hair.
The second way I use this is after my hair is dried I squirt a bit into my hands, rub them together and then run my hands with serum on them through my dry hair. This gives the hair a bit of a sheen and also the subtle fragrance makes my hair have a nice sweet aroma too.

I find when I use the first method that I use two pumps of the bottle for my hair which is short but very thick. For the shine effect one pump is plenty as I don't want it looking greasy just shiny.
This serum is quite a thin oily consistency and not a thick oily gel like some I have. This is fine but you have to be aware otherwise it runs off your fingers and onto the floor. Use a little at a time to prevent this waste.

The serum seems to be full of chemical sounding names but it does have hydrolised silk and perfume that I recognise. Heaven knows what the rest of the ingredients are but they sound far from natural.
Yes, I find this is a light serum that doesn't weigh my hair down. I like the fact that it protects from UV rays as well as heat from hair drying and straighteners etc. I also like the fact that it has a pleasant but not overpowering scent. The fact that it is quite a thin runny oily texture means that it really is light and gives a lovely shine without being greasy looking on my hair.

My bottle is pretty near empty now as I took it away on out last holiday to the Galapagos and used it daily while at sea. I think it helped prevent too much drying of my hair and protected it well from the sun and sea. I have a few other serums on the go but this is one I would be happy to repurchase.

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Strongest points
Really effective protection for hair by the sea and in the sun.
Weakest points
Over packaged as far as I am concerned
A quality hair serum to be used on dry or wet hair.
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