For me, not coloring my hair is a pretty big deal. I have been playing with my hair color since junior high. While I will never try to go completely blonde again or do Lauren Conrad inspired pastel tips, I don't like my natural hair color. When I was younger, I used to get natural highlights that gave my hair dimension. As I have aged, my color is more of a flat brown. Not my idea of pretty.
When I was younger, I used a John Frieda product that is no longer available to make myself blonde. Do any of you remember the lightening foam? I have on occasion used other Joh Frieda products.
When I saw that John Frieda had a new line to lighten dark hair, I knew I wanted to try it. There is a shampoo, conditioner, and shower treatment to help make the shade of your hair visibly brighter.
I will admit I was a little apprehensive about trying the products once I got them home. I really didn't want to end up with orange or red hair. Some people look good with warm colored hair, I am not one of them.
I used the shower treatment first. I made sure my hair was very wet but also free from tangles. I wanted to make sure I applied the product evenly so I wouldn't have spots. I also set the timer on my phone. I would have rinsed it off too early if I only waited until I thought five minutes was over. I also used the entire tube even though I have thin hair.
I followed the shower treatment with using the shampoo and conditioner.
After drying my hair, I saw a very subtle difference. This product will not make you blonde. It will not cover gray hairs.
I have now been using the shampoo and conditioner for two weeks. After repeated use, my hair has continued to get a bit lighter, although the color is warmer than I would like.
I also wouldn't recommend this product to people with very dark brown hair unless you want a reddish brown hue.
This product is good if you just want to lighten your hair a little bit and are not very picky about your hair color. Because it only lightens, there is not a way to control the end result like you could if you actually dyed your hair or went to a salon.