When I was sent John Frieda's Root Awakening Shampoo and Conditioner for review and read the claims, I was actually quite intrigued to see if the claims would ring true.
Root Awakening claims to work from root to tip to awaken stronger, shinier and 3x healthier hair in just one week, giving you the hair you’ve always dreamed of. Your hair, just better.
"The Root Awakening® range is enriched with natural ingredients and nurtures the roots and scalp in 4 unique ways:
PURIFY: Enriched with natural Eucalyptus and an exfoliant derived from Willow Tree Bark, these formulas remove impurities at the root and scalp, creating a foundation for stronger hair.
FEED: Once purified these formulas, containing a unique blend of eucalyptus and vitamins, deliver improved strength, bounce and manageability from root to tip.
STIMULATE: Infused with revitalising peppermint oil, Root Awakening products stimulate the scalp with an invigoratingly cool, tingling sensation.
NOURISH: With natural Eucalyptus and essential oils, the range works to replenish lost moisture from root to tip, at the level that’s right for your hair type".
Like I said earlier, I don't look after my hair as much as I should. My hairs quite long and I do suffer with split ends and its generally dull looking, so with these product claiming to deliver stronger and healthier looking hair, they sounded just perfect for my hair type.
Ive been using both products now for around 2 weeks and can definitely notice a difference in my hair. It seems to feel a lot thicker, whether that's because its become stronger I don't know. The shampoo foams really well and leaves my hair feeling silky smooth and less flyaway. My ends also seem not to be as dry as they usually are. The Conditioner is a bit thicker than what Im normally used to, but it doesn't cause a problem. It spreads nice and easily. As my hair is very long, I do have to use a lot of conditioner to actually cover my hair, but I found no problems with rinsing the conditioner out.
Overall Im really pleased with both products. My hair is noticeably healthier and a lot shinier. The one thing both product don't offer me though is volume, but this isn't a major problem as I only normally like a lot of volume when I wear my hair down. During the week, when Im busy with the kids etc, its nearly always tied up. I will definitely re-purchase and continue to use both products a couple of times a week and when I need volume I'll revert back to my Aussie or Sebastian.
John Frieda also currently have a competition running over on their facebook page and will also be offering spot prizes on their twitter account, so its worth checking both out if you fancy winning some products.
Both products are available at Boots priced at £4.49.