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John Frieda
John Frieda Root Awakening Strength Restoring Shampoo

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Wish it was still available!

4

I have been using Root Awakening for years now and I absolutely love it. Typically I switch my shampoo and conditioner up regularly, because I like to try different products to see what is most effective for my hair; however, I have consistently used Root Awakening for the past couple years. It smells incredible, but unlike other brands of shampoo, the scent is not overpowering. This shampoo leaves my hair feeling healthy and clean. My hair is not very thick and tends to get greasy fairly easily. When I use Root Awakening though, I don't have any issues with greasy hair. It cleans my hair without leaving any residue or weighing it down, and leaves it smelling fresh. Since beginning to use Root Awakening, my hair is at its peak health. It's stronger and healthier. Unfortunately, lately I have not been able to find Root Awakening at local drugstores or online. I hope this product hasn't been discontinued because it is a favorite of mine and I will always repurchase it!

Ohio

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a fix for dry flaky scalp FINALLY!

4

I was a skeptic when I saw this product at the store but figured I would give it a shot. There are not many options in hair care products that deal with dandruff and dry scalp which is something that I have recently been faced with. John Frieda is a name that I know and trust in hair care, so I felt okay about spending more than I normally would on my shampoo and conditioner. I had the worst case of flaky dry scalp this winter to the point that just rubbing the front of my hair would leave flakes falling into the sink. I have been using this shampoo for about a month now and it has made an incredible difference. The flakiness is no longer an issue. It no longer itches and I am no longer self conscious about my flaky scalp. That alone is worth it for me! I do not see a difference in the texture of my actual hair, however, that was not a factor in the motivation behind purchasing it, so I am not upset about that. I was looking for a solution for the dry scalp as opposed to any repair of my actual hair and this met my needs. Effectiveness I find this effective for dry scalp and dandruff. I got results in a minimal amount of time. After a month of using the product my scalp is most likely back to 90%-100% normal. I have not noticed any "repair" to my actual hair but I did not purchase this product based on hoping to repair my hair. Scent The scent is very mild. It is light and refreshing and not overpowering.

USA

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Frizz Ease Straight Creme: Smooth as Silk

5

I have to hand it to this product for saving my hair more than once. Like most women, I use a flatiron when I want straight hair. It can wreak havoc on hair that is already over processed or blow-dried too much. This product only takes a pea-size amount in the palm of your hand and worked through the straight or natural hair to restore shine and manageability. I love it. It is a professional product and should be used liberally. If you use too much you might not get good results. When used in the correct amount in the correct way you can see an instant burst of health added to long or straight hair. I highly recommend it for those with any type of hair and after styling. Great product!

USA

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Moisturizing

5

I like having a variety of shampoos. A family member bought me this Root Awakening shampoo. I was very satisfied with how the shampoo cleansed my hair. I have very long, dark brown, and thick hair. I also shed a lot of hair daily. Whenever I wash my hair, I need a small handful of shampoo; therefore I go through shampoo very quickly. This Root Awakening shampoo is a little more expensive than the average shampoo. I was concerned about using it just a couple times before the bottle was out. Because this is a better quality shampoo and hair cleansing agent, I only needed about a tablespoon to wash all of my hair! My hair felt softer and smoother even after I washed out the shampoo. The scent is a fresh minty scent. At first I was concerned that my hair would end up smelling like a minty candy when it was dry. Not at all! My whole head felt cool and refreshed after being washed, and my hair smelled very fresh.

USA

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A clean tingling sensation

4

John Frieda Root Awakening Strength Restoring Shampoo's big draw for me is the tingle you get when you use it. I mean this literally- it tingles on your scalp when you use the shampoo. I wouldn't say it restored my hair but, it sure didn't do any harm. John Frieda products are always constructed out of wonderful ingredients and while this wasn't my favorite shampoo of theirs it still sustained my high opinion of the company over all. The tingle is fun. It got my hair clean. It lathers pretty easily. The scent is a sort of minty eucalyptus which leaves you feeling nice and refreshed. I wouldn't buy it again but if it was around I would use it for sure. Effectiveness I don't think it lives up to its name. The tingling sensation it creates as you shampoo is a nice thing for those of you who like to feel your product working. Scent It clean and refreshing. A nice shampoo for a pick me up shower on a hot day.

USA

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Brings the much-needed hydration back

5

I absolutely love this shampoo! I have extremely dry hair and most shampoos on the market only make it worse. They strip the good oils out of my hair and leave it looking dry, frizzy and my scalp flaky. It doesn't help that I have to wash my hair every other day, either. For that reason I need a shampoo that will really hydrate my hair. That's why I haven't stopped using Root Awakening. It gives my hair the moisture it lacks. It leaves my hair looking fresh and shiny. My scalp is no longer flaky since using this product. I can't think of a bad thing to say about it. My hair went from looking frizzy all around the scalp to smooth and shiny. Before using this product my dry scalp itched daily; now there is no itch and I have to fight the urge to run my own fingers through my hair constantly throughout the day! Not to mention Root Awakening has a wonderful scent that truly stays with you, unlike other shampoos. I highly recommend this product if you have any type of hair, especially dry like mine. Since using this product I've gone from feeling embarrassed about my dry, flaky scalp to receiving compliments on how shiny and alive my hair looks!

USA

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Didn't help with breakage and made hair feel like straw!!!!!!!!!

1

I have very long curly hair and have a huge problem with breakage. Every time I brush my hair several strands break off. "John Frieda collection root awakening strength restoring shampoo" sounded like it would solve all my problems with breakage, WRONG!!!! The first time I used this shampoo I knew that it wasn't going to do a thing for my hair problems. It lathered up ok, but smelled terrible. I lathered, and rinsed, and as soon as I did my hair felt like straw. Disgusting. I always use conditioner, and usualy leave it in for at least 10 minutes, but that didn't help at all. Effectiveness This shampoo and the matching conditioner do not work as advertised. I still had as much hair breakage as I did before using it. I did not like the shampoo from the first time I used it but gave it a try for 2 weeks just to be fair. My hair felt like straw for the whole two weeks until I finally started using another shampoo/conditioner combonation. Scent This shampoo has a strange smell. Kind of like aloe vera with a touch of medicine.

Golden, CO

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John Frieda Root Awakening Hydrate + Nourish Shampoo helped me.

5

My hair needs all the help it can get, so I was pleased when I received a sample of John Frieda Root Awakening Hydrate + Nourish Shampoo in the mail. It was a 0.28 fluid ounce (8.3 ml.) sachet. It states on it that it is 'For dry scalp * breakage-prone hair'. My hair loves to break so I figured I would try it out. This shampoo looks a lot different to the Root Awakening Purify + Nourish as it is thick, and has a pearl color to it. It also has the peppermint extract and eucalyptus. I wet my hair, and then squeezed out the shampoo. I applied it to my hair, and then took it from the roots to the scalp, and massaged it in. I got a really great lather, and just loved the smell. I left it on for a few minutes before rinsing it off. I applied conditioner, and then did my normal hair regime. My hair felt soft and had shine to it. The color looked bright, and when I checked the sachet it states: 'Safe for color treated hair', which mine is. I like the majority of John Frieda products, and this one worked great on my hair. Effectiveness Great lather, good shine, soft hair. Scent Peppermint is amazing.

New Port Richey, FL

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Not my favorite John Frieda Shampoo.

3

From time to time John Frieda send me samples, or coupons, for their products. I do belong to their club, and enjoy these benefits. I received in the mail a 0.28 fluid ounce sachet of the Root Awakening Purify + Nourish Shampoo for oily scalp & dry hair. My hair does dry out when I go out in the Florida sun, or when I am using a cheap hairspray, so I couldn't wait to try it. I tore the top of the sachet, and wet my hair under the shower. I then squeezed the clear, almost gel type shampoo into my hands. The first thing I noticed was the smell of mint, and when I checked on the sachet it states 'Peppermint extract and Eucalyptus'. This I loved. I then dabbed the gel onto my hair, and ran my fingers through it. It did lather up, but not as much as I had expected. I left it on for a few minutes, and then decided to use my Sheer Blonde conditioner. I think this was the wrong shampoo for my hair type. I do have dry hair, but not an oily scalp. My hair turned out fine, but I think it was, because I used the other John Frieda products. Effectiveness It did an okay job for me. Scent Loved the mint smell.

New Port Richey, FL

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Great Product!

5

This does what it says it will do. The summers here are very humid and my hair stayed smooth without any frizz. I keep this on hand and use it even in winter when the humidity increases. You only need to use a small amount to get the desired effect.

West Chester, OH

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