John Frieda Luxurious Volume Shampoo* and Conditioner* - £5.99 each
Now this review was going to take a completely different turn of events however thanks to a random chat about co-washing (conditioner washing) at work, my opinion of this has completely changed. John Frieda's new range aims to maintain volume and texture of freshly coloured hair. However first up, I'm going to talk about the scent of this - I don't know if its just me and my over sensitive range of smell, however this smells slightly of watermelon which I adore. If I use this the right way (ie shampoo then condition) I find that my hair is slightly more voluminous yet this only lasts for a few hours. Doesn't do what it says on the bottle.
However in order for this to work, I've found that if I condition first, then use shampoo - hello massive hair. I know the whole issue of co-washing was causing at least my work colleagues cause for concern however what I have found is that when you're using the conditioner you actually use much less. I found that I was focusing this on the ends of my hair and trying to avoid as much root as possible. After washing I did feel like my hair was slightly dry, however what is strange is the fact that my knotted hair post washing was much more manageable and the more I dried it the softer and shiner it became. Did I see an improvement in my hair - yes!! Much more shiner, manageable (no frizz) and there was quite a bit of volume in my hair. I didn't mention this at work, however someone did notice that my hair was fuller than normal - win win.
Personally I found that this didn't work for me using it in the conventional way (it did clean my hair so technically it works), however if you're new to co-washing I would definitely recommend these. Also if you want to try the range - they're currently in the 3 for 2 offer at Boots, however you can pick these up at any chemist and supermarket.
* PR Sample