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TGIF, right?

I know it is still Thursday, but hey if I am home from work than it is as good as Friday to me : )

In celebration of the end of the week I wanted to post a review for what is, right now, my favorite beauty buy – John Frieda Frizz- Ease Smooth Start Shampoo & Conditioner. I bought these products kind of on a whim. I am a “browsing brunette”, and so while I covet a lot of the items that I see on beauty guru blogs, I usually have way to much guilt to actually buy the products. Thankfully John Freida is not an item I feel guilty buying. Their price range is super decent- usually $6-7 a bottle of 10 fl. oz. I got them for even cheaper, but I’ll tell you about that in a minute ; )

So things I like about this product? Almost everything, down to the bottle. The old shampoo and conditioner I was using had identical bottles- I hated it when I would squeeze out the shampoo only to find conditioner in my hand…grr. But beyond the practical I love the way this shampoo and conditioner combo makes my hair feel. I had always relied on the straightening process to get my hair silky and smooth. I save sooo much time using the product- it has seriously cut my straightening time in half! Which for those of you ladies like me running around like a crazy person trying to get ready in the morning that is a big deal! I purchased the “Restoring” Version of the shampoo vs the “Hydrating”, and I gotta say I really do feel like my hair is healthier!

The one thing I don’t like? This might be my own fault. When you first start to use a product it is kind of an experiment to see how much you need to use, etc. Anyway I find if I use both the shampoo and conditioner, while my hair feels great the first day, it looks a little greasy and limp super quick. So I have been using up an old shampoo and using only the conditioner. So when I run out, maybe I’ll just buy the conditioner again? I don’t know. Also, the scent isn’t to die for- it smells clean and isn’t overpowering but I’m not that excited about the scent.

Either way, this product was great and I got it on Super Sale at Ulta. I  heart Ulta sooo much- not only do they have tons of great products there but they take coupons! And as a recent college grad- coupons are kind of essential. Anyway these shampoos were on sale, plus I had a coupon for one, plus there was a coupon attached to the bottle, AND I had a $3.50 off $10. I was able to get both shampoo and conditioner and another product for, drum roll please, $6- yay, victory!

Here are some other articles about the shampoo/ conditioner:

There are some interesting quotes from the man Mr. Frieda himself in this article:

And here is a link over to Makeup Alley where the product got a 3.5/5 score, I agree w/ most but def not all of the comments, because I’d prob give the product a solid 4:

Later guys! And have a great Friday!