“ Brand: John Frieda / Type: Hair Shampoo „
~~~ John Frieda Sheer Blonde ~~~
~~~ Go Blonder Lightening Shampoo ~~~
My natural hair colour is a nondescript mousey dark blonde, and after losing some weight I felt I needed a new look to go with the new me. After a trip to the hairdressers I came back with bleach blonde highlights and a funky short cut, which as a qualified hairdresser I knew would need some careful looking after; to maintain the brightness and that 'just stepped out of the salon' look. I immediately turned to John Frieda's range of products; as a well-known celebrity hairdresser, I trusted that he wouldn't put his name to something that didn't live up to it's claims. This review discusses my thoughts concerning the Go Blonder lightening shampoo.
~~~ Price ~~~
This shampoo is currently on promotion in Asda for £4, or 3 for £10, a huge saving on the £5.89 normal price in Boots. It was on promotion when I made my first purchase and after my first initial use, I immediately went out and stocked up my bathroom cabinet while still on offer. I wash my hair nearly every day and each tube lasts me about a month, so even though it's more expensive than other shampoos it works out quite economical in the long run.
~~~ Appearance ~~~
The shampoo doesn't come in a bottle but comes in a rather funky looking tube. The bright zingy yellow fading down to white, outer is easily identifiable on the supermarket shelf. The packaging has changed from the photo above, but there is still no mistaking the Go Blonder products just from the vibrant colour. It's a good job they are so distinguishable, as the name and description on the tube merges into the yellow, and you probably wouldn't know what you were buying if you were in a hurry. The tube stands upright on its lid, so it doesn't take up too much room on your bathroom shelf, and it also means that you can easily squeeze out every single drop of shampoo; I really dislike waste.
~~~ Shampoo ~~~
Go Blonder Lightening Shampoo is said to gradually lighten natural, colour-treated and highlighted blonde hair so it sounded perfect for me. It is also supposed to tighten the cuticle and strengthen the hair shaft. Well, as a hairdresser, in my opinion that is the role of a conditioner, the shampoo's main purpose is to cleanse, which this product does wonderfully. After opening the flip top lid, you are greeted with a lightly floral perfume with a hint of citrus, and it's such a lovely fresh fragrance. I can instantly recognise the chamomile, which is used for its lightening properties, along with lemon for the same reason. The delicate scent is light and summery, and one that I really like.
~~~ Application ~~~
I have a chin length bob at the moment, so I apply about a fifty pence piece sized measure to my wet hair. I do occasionally think that I overdo it; I could probably get away with using less as this is such a rich shampoo. When I dispense the shampoo, I am met with a lovely pale yellow pearlescent liquid. It's not the creamiest of shampoos and one could almost describe it as runny. The viscosity of this shampoo is fine though, and I find that being the consistency it is, enables it to be quickly distributed through my hair. My hair is fine and limp, but I also use this product on my daughter who has fine hair too, but masses and masses of it, it's so thick. There have never been any problems with this shampoo; it works easily from roots to ends within moments.
Lathering this shampoo is a breeze; it's so creamy and rich. The lather really is sumptuous and luxurious and out of every product I've ever tried, and that's quite a few I can tell you, this has the best foaming action by far, and that's saying something. I've used some pretty expensive shampoos in my time, but this is the winner hands down. Like I said previously, a shampoos purpose is to cleanse, but this shampoo does so much more than that, it moisturises too, so much so, that even with my repeatedly chemically treated hair, I can put a comb through it straight away without being left with a knotted tangled mess. I can even, and indeed often have, forgone the conditioning stage (also from the Go Blonder range, review to follow), as I've found that it wasn't needed, my hair felt so good.
~~~ Postive or Negative? ~~~
The only negative about this product for me, is the one it's marketed for providing - It does not make you go blonder in any way shape or form. The chamomile and lemon are natural lighteners, but usually only when you activate them with sunshine, which on its own will also bleach your hair and gives you those lovely natural, warm glints. There is no peroxide or ammonia within this product so any effect isn't chemical; it's all just down to the sun. While this doesn't lighten my hair, I do feel that it has kept my highlights from going brassy and orangey looking or ashen with that greeny tinge. My highlights have been kept bright and almost sparkling, so I do like this product for that reason.
~~~ My Thoughts ~~~
All in all, I still do recommend this shampoo. It's such a rich and indulgent treat and I would happily pay full price for it, possibly even double that. A little goes a long way, and so each tube seems to last and last. The only downfall to me is that it doesn't lighten hair like it promises to, but it does keep your 'freshly' coloured or highlighted hair bright, and prevents that horrible yellowing brassiness. I sadly can't say anything positive about the lightening action upon natural blondes though, as it hasn't made one iota of difference to my daughter's hair, other than cleanse. For the reasons that I have discussed above, I award John Frieda Go Blonder Lightening Shampoo four stars, deducting one because it doesn't actually lighten.
A few months ago I made the very drastic decision to go blonde now I have had my hair a variety of shades throughout the years and I was probably blonde around 6 years ago and I got bored and went back to my normal colour of very dark brown. However, everyone likes a bit of a change and so a few months ago I asked my hair dresser to start the blonde transformation and I am now nearly as blonde as I want to be. However, with blonde hair comes a lot of looking after especially to avoid the straw hair effect so it is important to have the correct hair products when washing/styling hair.
I am a big fan of the John Frieda hair products having previously reviewed their Radiant Red Shampoo and Conditioner (I also had deep red hair last year!). So when I knew I was going to be having blonde put in my hair this was the first range I approached in my local Boots. After having a browse I came away with quite a few items one being the John Frieda Sheer Blonde® Go Blonder Lightening Shampoo. I opted for this simply because I knew blonde hair can look dull to begin with and after having dark brown hair and red hair I need as much help as possible to lighten the blonde or at least make it look as healthy as possible.
The Sheer Blonde® Go Blonder Lightening Shampoo is part of the Sheer Blonde® Go Blonder range where there is a shampoo, conditioner and treatment spray. The idea behind the range is that in regular use it will help lighten your blonde hair by using a specific formula which contains a natural lightening complex. The good thing about this shampoo is that it can be used on not only colour treated hair but all shades of natural blonde can benefit from it too. John Frieda claim that it will give your hair an all year round sun kissed look - sounds promising!
The shampoo itself comes in a tall bottle which is exactly the same to all the other shampoos in the colour ranges but the difference being the packaging is lemon yellow, it is bright and summery and you certainly can't miss it when on the shelf. On the front of the bottle there is the John Frieda font logo together with the product name. On the back of the bottle there is a bit of brief information about the product and what it actually does together with the extensive list of ingredients as well as warnings and contact information. The bottle has a large, clear flip top lid - the lid is also the base which the bottle stands on.
The shampoo itself is bright yellow in colour, it almost reminds me of that cough medicine you had as a child years ago, it is the exact same yellow! The consistency though is ideal for a shampoo as although quite thick it is easily squeezed out of the bottle and once on your hand it doesn't slip straight through your fingers and is therefore easily applied onto wet hair. I really do hate shampoos which are either too gloopy or too thin where you cannot get your hair evenly covered in shampoo as most of it has disappeared through your fingers and is on its way to the plug hole! The initial smell of this shampoo is a little odd I couldn't make up my mind whether it was floral or fruity but once applied it did have a slight lemon/citrus scent to it which was perfectly pleasant. After looking at the bottle it apparently has a chamomile and citrus aroma which was thinking back to it quite spot on.
The first thing I noted about this shampoo is as soon as you start to massage it onto your wet hair it lathers up very, very quickly and you are met with thick, white lather which is quite luxurious to the touch. Apart from being easy to massage the shampoo through your hair and get it right to the boots I did have a slight concern that the lather would take quite a while to rinse off. With this shampoo a little certainly does go a long way, I have shoulder length hair and I only need to use a very small amount for it to get massaged through easily. My initial concerns about the lather were unnecessary as I found it was easily rinsed off leaving my hair feeling incredibly soft and tangle free.
Now, when it comes to having blonde hair if you are not careful you can end up with it feeling like dried straw and when I first went blonde the very first time I washed it when taking out the foils was that my hair felt incredibly dry so when I washed my hair with this shampoo I was hoping it would go back to its normal self. After blow drying my hair in the normal way I found that although my hair wasn't as silky soft as it was when I was a brunette my blonde hair certainly didn't feel dry or tough which was obviously a great thing. Straightening my hair was a breeze, my straighteners went through the blonde with ease and my hair was perfectly manageable.
But does it actually make your hair lighter? I have been using this shampoo since I have had my hair blonde and although I can't say my hair is a complete shade lighter (my hair is golden blonde with lighter blonde shades throughout) it doesn't look as dull and it does look incredibly healthy which for blonde hair is a definite plus. I have nearly finished the bottle and I am incredibly pleased with how it has looked after my hair, it hasn't dried it out it has simply looked after it and has been gentle enough to look after my blonde hair. Would I buy again? Yes, only if it was on offer though simply because I don't think it really delivers on the whole 'lightening' promise. I would however recommend this shampoo as it may work differently on other people's hair. 4 stars from me.
~ Useful Information ~
Brand: John Frieda
Price: £5.89 (Boots Aug 12)
Availability: Stores such as Boots, Morrisons, Superdrug
When I was younger I used to have dark honey/golden hair but as I got older it seemed to get darker until it got to a light brown colour. The annoying thing about my hair colour is that you cant say I am a blonde but you cannot say that I am a brunette either, and this has caused multiple debates between my family and friends! Even though I my hair was light brown I still had some natural dark blonde highlights in it, so I desperately wanted to enhance these and try to lighten my colour slightly. I wasn't keen on dying my hair so I decided to try this shampoo, but I was very realistic about it and knew that it wouldn't make my hair a bright blonde colour. I was happy with this shampoo as it did do what it said, and it managed to enhance my natural highlights and stop my hair colour from looking dull. My hair did lighten slightly and it was definitely more blonde-looking but if you really want to go blonde I would just suggest dying it or putting blonde highlights in it, as this product will only produce very subtle results. I also think that this would only work if you have natural blondish highlights in your hair as it only accentuated my highlights really! Overall, I would not buy this product again as it was quite expensive especially as you have to use the conditioner with it. Although it did provide some results, they were very subtle and so I do not feel that this product is worth it for it's price.
it is actually my mum who has this in her bathroom but after allowing my own shampoo supplies to run out, I had to use the go blonder. nothing unusual in that only I am a brunette!
My hair is a light brown and although I harbour secret desires to go blonde, time and money conspire against me and I remain my natural colour.
I do use John Frieda products - mostly from the volumising range but I have never really been tempted by the shampoos offering to enhance your natural colour so how did i get on with a shampoo enhancing someone else's natural hair colour?! I got on great!
I found that my hair was shinier than normal after using this shampoo and although it didn't change the colour, it did look far glossier and softer than when I use my normal volumising shampoo. I also found that my hair wasn't as greasy the following day after washing. I wash my hair every day out of necessity as I usually wake up looking like I have been dragged through a hedge backwards. However, after using this, although I did still wash my hair, i could easily have got away without it.
The packaging is usual John Frieda but with the yellow colouring to identify the shampoo as part of the blonde range. I didn't notice any particular smell from the shampoo and certainly after drying there was no trace of shampoo smell left.
The texture was thick and slow to sud which is my experience with John Frieda shampoos generally. to deter over use, I add a little water to a small blob of shampoo before sudding up and this makes the shampoo go further.
Although some shampoos make my hair feel flat, this shampoo didn't and there was no build up. I have to confess that I do alternate this shampoo with my usual volumising one for the days when i want an extra bit of shine.
Price wise, I always buy this when on offer which it often is in boots or tesco. both regularly run 3 for 2 or buy 2 for a reduced price offers.
I naturally have a mousey brown hair colour and I have always had blonde highlights put in my hair. I used to be blonde when I was much younger but my hair just seemed to get darker, as I got older. My friend is a hair-dresser and does do my high-lights for me which is nice as it's slightly cheaper than actually going to a salon and having it done, plus I have it done in the comfort of my own home. Although she doesn't charge much, she can't always fit me in due to work commitments, so when I saw this shampoo advertise I couldn't wait to give it a try to see if it actually worked. This would save me money going to get my highlights done, and I could do this myself at home.
The shampoo comes in a plastic tube which stands on its lid, which just flips open to dispense the shampoo. The tube is yellow at the top and more of a pale yellow/white colour at the bottom. On the front it does states that this is a lightening shampoo, for use on all blondes. On the back there is just the standard thing you would expect to find such as a list of ingredients and how to use the product which is self-explanatory being a shampoo but you should still read it anyway.
The shampoo contains citrus and chamomile which visibly lightens hair for a shimmery, sun-kissed blonde look. It also renews the hair to make it look and feel healthy. The shampoo is ammonia and peroxide free. It recommends using the conditioner after the shampoo to obtain optimal results.
This is available to buy in Boots, Superdrug and also some supermarkets, prices may vary, but for the standard tube of shampoo which is 250ml it will cost you about £5.89. Boots have got an offer on at the moment which is 2 for £7.50 on John Frieda products.
In this range you can also buy the conditioner and a lightening spray, which also help to gradually make you go blonder.
***USING THE PRODUCT***
The shampoo is a pale yellow colour, which looks shimmery and a bit pearlescent. It's the normal consistency of a shampoo which is runny but also a little thick too. It has a nice smell to it, which is very pleasant. I applied the shampoo to my wet hair and applied the shampoo. It lathered up very quickly and smelt lovely. The shampoo was easy to wash out and I followed by using the conditioner. Before blow drying my hair I did also apply some of the lightening spray as well. I dried my hair as normal and stood back to look at the results. There's no change when using this product for the first time as it gradually lightens, and it does state even on the spray that it could take up to 2 weeks for your hair to go blonder. I did how-ever notice my hair looked healthy, shiny and smooth. I could also still smell the product in my hair as well which was nice. I continued to use the shampoo, conditioner and the spray and within 2 weeks my hair started to look a lot lighter than it did before. I am still using this range now and my hair has definitely got so much lighter there hasn't been the need for me to have my high-lights done yet.
Although the shampoo is expensive, you do get a lot in the tube and as I've got fairly short hair, even when I wash my hair 3-4 times a week, the product does last quite a long time. If I see this range on offer I always buy it even if I don't need it as it does save you a lot of money. If you can't afford to have your hair high-lighted or coloured professionally then this product is perfect and works well. I will continue to use the product for as I can, not because it makes me blonder but because it leaves my hair feeling, soft, smooth and healthy looking.
(review also on ciao)
As a new mum I don't have much time to get my hair coloured so I was looking for something to lighten my roots so they were less noticable between colours. I saw a review for this in a magazine so I decided to give it a go. Currently John Freida products are 3 for £10 in Asda which is a bargain as separately the shampoo which is £5.89 for 250ml. They are also 3 for 2 in Boots.
The shampoo is designed to gradually lighten blonde hair for a sunkissed sparkle. It is recommended for use on blonde hair whether it be natural, colour-treated or highlighted. The shampoo gradually lightens natural, colour-treated and highlighted blonde hair. With citurs extract and chamomile, the gentle formula improves the healthy look of your hair by tightening the cuticle and strengthening the shaft. The shampoo is ammonia and peroxide-free so is gentle enough for daily use.
To use you simply massage a small amount into wet hair and rinse. The shampoo has a slight citrusy smell, it is a pale yellowy colour. It lathers really well and you only need a small amount. For best results it is recommended that you follow with Go Blonder conditioner.
My natural hair colour is dark blonde, I normally highlight it once every 4 months or so. As my hair is naturally blonde my roots don't look too bad. After using this shampoo just once I noticed a difference in the colour of my hair, it looked brighter and fresher. I continued to use it daily as recommended on the back and found that after a week my roots blended in. I have also been using the Go Blonder spray.
I would recommend this to all blondes it makes a huge difference to your colour! It also leaves your hair soft and conditioned. I now use this everyday it is an essential to keep your blonde looking fresher for longer!
I am a natural blonde and proud of the fact that I've never dyed my hair. When I was younger I had fantastic blonde hair with brilliant highlights. However, in more recent years my hair has adopted a slightly duller look. It looks ok in the summer, but goes a mousy colour in winter months. I guess I was looking for something that would bring out my natural colour and highlights without actually having to bleach my hair with harsh chemicals. That's when I heard about John Frieda's Go Blonder. It's not cheap at around £5, however I did find it on offer so I was able to justify the spend.
Both the shampoo and condition come in a yellow and white bottle with the lid at the bottom. It's pretty noticeable so you shouldn't have too much difficulty finding it on the shop shelf. The only problem is that the packaging is almost identical for both the shampoo and conditioner. This could be a pain and I wouldn't be surprised if people have accidentally picked up the conditioner when they were only after the shampoo or picked up two of the same.
It claims to lighten blonde hair whether it's natural, treated or highlighted to give it a sun-kissed look. It doesn't turn non-blondes blonde though, so this isn't suitable for people with brown hair who wish to go blonde. It also claims to make hair look healthier by tightening the cuticles and strengthening the hair shaft.
The shampoo easily comes out of the bottle and at a good rate so that you aren't waiting too long, but it's not gushing out so that you end up with too much. It had a much thicker consistency than what I was normally used to, but it lathered up exceptionally well despite our hard water. It was easy to get a small amount to go far and felt quite nice in my hair. At first I thought the smell was pretty good, it had a strong sweet smell although after a while it can get a little overpowering. After washing out it does leave the smell a little bit, but it's pleasant. After washing out, I found my hair felt clean.
I also used it with the conditioner. This was also pretty thick and smelt similar. It was easy to apply to my hair. However it felt slightly greasy and was difficult to wash out. However, after a good bit of washing it does leave your hair and even when still wet I could tell that it had done a good job and left my hair feeling wonderfully smooth.
After my hair had dried, it felt wonderfully soft and silky. Despite the difficulties I had getting the conditioner out, it did a great job and my hair felt very light. I couldn't stop stroking it. However, I can get these results with cheaper shampoos, the big question is - did it lighten my hair?
Well after a first wash there really wasn't much difference but that was to be expected. After about 3 washes I did notice my hair had lightened slightly, although I do wonder if this is just due to wishful thinking. However, after a week my boyfriend commented on how blonde my hair looked and he didn't know about the lightening shampoo I was using. Although it was hard for me to see the difference in my dull bathroom mirror, I did have a look in a mirror outside and was delighted about how well my hair was reflecting the light. It really did look great in daylight. The rate of lightening was pretty much doubled during sunnier weeks.
I think this shampoo is great. It certainly did gradually lighten my hair to a shade I'm delighted with. However, I have knocked off a star due to the price. I was worried that if I stopped using it my hair would go dull again and because of the price, I use it with another shampoo and alternate. This way, it'll last longer and I'll still have blonder hair without having to use it with every wash.
Overall, if you have blonde hair, but want to give it a bit of a boost, I would highly recommend this shampoo and conditioner.
Firstly, this is quite expensive for a shampoo/ conditioner. I would rarely pay this much but I figured I would treat myself and see if spending money on a more expensive shampoo would provide better results.
With it being winter when I bought this I was after a bit of a sunkissed glow to my blonde hair. I didn't notice ANY change to to the colour, even after using most of the bottle. I do already have natural highlights but I still expected to see SOME results. I was incredibly disapointed, to say the least.
The packaging looks quite cheap but the bottles are quite large. I don't like the packaging as much as I like the packaging of the other products from John Frieda.
The shampoo and conditioner were so-so. IThey were not anything out of the ordinary, the shampoo cleaned my hair and the conditioner smoothed out my knots, so no complaints there. But again, northing worth over £5.
However, I do have a MAJOR complaint with this, that put me off buying it ever again. After about 3 weeks of using them, i noticed that my hair was malting a lot more than usual when I washed it or brushed it. It was brittle and broke easily. I didn't even relate the two until I stopped using the products and the problems stopped. I think this is unnacceptable and I was really disapointed. It hasn't stopped me from trying any other John Frieda products, but I wouldn't use this again.
John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Shampoo retails for £5-6 for 250ml and is widely available (can be purchased in Boots and Superdrug). 250ml is the only size sold. There is also a Go Blonder conditioner. Watch out for when both are on special offer as this can save quite a bit off the price.
It contains citrus extract and chamomile to lighten hair
The product comes in a yellow and white squeezy bottle with black lettering. The flat bottom to it (which is also the lid) means that it can be stored neatly upright.
The packaging is bright and sunny but is not as luxuriant looking as other hairdresser's own brands of shampoo. The bottle is opened through a flip up lid and then it has to be squeezed to dispense the product. I normally prefer screw on lids on shampoo and conditioner bottles as I find that the flip up lids can snap off after being used a number of times or if the bottle is dropped however this lid seems to be quite securely attached to the bottle.
The shampoo itself is a very pretty lemony colour with a slight gold shimmer to it. It has a very light refreshing smell and lathers really well on application.
I have dark blonde hair and this is one of the best subtle lightening shampoos I have tried. It makes roots seem brighter and brings out the hairs highlights. It does not make hair go orangey or look brassy as some lightening shampoos can do.
The shampoo does not dry out hair not does it seem or smell overly harsh, it doesn't contain any bleach or peroxide which strips hair of colour and moisture.
I first started using this product just recently and i found a dramatic change to my hair colour than it usual lifeless colour.
I normally use cheap hair colour shampoos and fancied a change, and so i went for the John Freda collection (although it was quite pricey). I would say that this is definitely worth paying for as the product itself gave me immediate results from the first wash!
It is a lot creamier than most shampoo's and I would say only a little amount is actually needed for most hair types. Therefore it should last a long time!
From the first wash i found that my hair was a lot lighter, especially if i let my hair dry naturally it gives it more a softer blonder look as if you have actually been out in the sun! This is definitely worth recommending to anyone with blonde hair who want to have a much more radiant summer look as it really does lighten up your hair!
Taking advantage of Boots' 3 for 2 offer, I decided to treat myself to John Frieda's Go Blonde lightening shampoo (and conditioner). My hair is naturally blonde, getting steadily lighter throughout the summer, but I decided to try out the range to see if I could encourage my hair to get even lighter in a shorter period of time.
When used, the shampoo isn't as runny as some other shampoo's can be, but quite thick, making it easy to gauge how much you are using without it running all over your hand. It lathers up very well, and I've found that for shoulder length hair an amount roughly the size of a 10p piece is sufficient for very good coverage. I wash the shampoo through my hair twice normally, and have found that even when my hair is wet it feels silkier than it does when I use other shampoos.
As is probably expected, the shampoo is yellow in colour, and you can defiantly smell the chamomile that is in the shampoo. Even once it is rinsed out and my hair is dry I am still able to smell the shampoo for a couple of days, and my hair is also very silky pretty much for the same length of time. It is in a tube rather than a bottle, so is easier to squeeze out (but we'll see if this remains true when I reach the end of the tube!)
I tend to wash my hair every 2 to 3 days, I noticed the lightening effects within 2 weeks maximum. Whether blow drying my hair or leaving it to dry naturally my hair is blonder than usual, with natural highlights running through it.
Although this range can be expensive (I paid approximately £5.50 for a 250ml tube), I feel that it is worth the money, as not only does it achieve what it promises on the bottle & in a relatively short period, but it also has the added bonus' of leaving your hair silkier, and smelling gorgeous for days after it is washed out. I would recommend buying it on offer though (in the past month I've seen it in Boots, and then almost half price in Tesco) if you're not too keen on spending a lot on shampoo
My Name is Mrs hez and I am a blondaholic! Okay I will be serious now I promise.
I was born with blonde hair infact my hair was white as a child and got darker over time until I was 18 and my hair was now light brown and I have spent most years since trying to recapture my early hair colour and having very costly treatments. I do go bright red for a while but as any dyed redhead will tell you that fades even faster than blonde hair.
I decided to go through the long process of going back to blonde and I am now a mid blonde with darker and light parts, reading that I realise it sounds horrid but it is actually a very natural look and I wanted a shampoo that would help keep the colour bright and vibrant and help me get a few more weeks out of my colour.
====== The Product ======
John Frieda is a well respected hairdresser who looks after a great deal of royal and celeb hair and has a long established hair care range including the award winning Frizz Ease hair serum.
I have never used any of his shampoos so I decided to give this a ago and hope that my fading blonde would be back to just stepped out of the salon blonde.
The shampoo comes in a yellow and cream tube which stands on the flip top lid. There is 250ml of product in the tube.
It states on the tube that it gradually lightens blonde hair for sun kissed sparkle.
It claims that it will work on natural and colour treated blondes.
====== Application ======
When you open the flip top lid, squeeze the right amount out for your hair. I know that they recommend a 10p size however I have very thick hair and need a little more than that.
The shampoo is a very yellow green colour (looks nicer than it sounds!) and has quite a subtle smell that is not over powering.
Use on wet hair and gently lather and rinse fully.
====== My Experience =====
I found that I needed more than the 10p size amount which is not unusual for me and is not a reflection of the product. The shampoo lathered up very well and the gentle scent released the the citrus and chamomile that is in the product and I found it pleasant and not too heavy.
I found that it was quite easy to wash out the shampoo and and hair felt very clean and smooth afterwards. I should say that I also used the conditioner in the go blonder range.
When I dried my hair I really was quite surprised to see that my blonde hair did indeed look brighter and more vibrant although it did not change the shade it just made the colour look much more intense and I have to be honest and say that I really did not think that the results would be that good as often these type of products can disappoint.
I am afraid that I found that there was a downside to this for me and that was because I found that my hair felt quite dry after using the shampoo and while I do appreciate that may be down to my hair type I think that its worth knowing.
====== My Conclusion ======
I think that it does enhance your hair colour and keeps you shade looking fresh and vibrant.
I have continued to use the product because the results colourwise are great I do however only use it every 3 washes and I find that this way I get to keep my colour looking good without sacrificing the condition.
====== Price And Availability =====
John Frieda products can be purchased in most boots stores and in supermarkets.
I actually bought mine in Sainsbury on offer so I got a great price and i have noticed that it has been on offer a few times since so do look out for great deals.
Price Approx £5.50
John Frieda Sheer Blond Go Blonder Shampoo
Description: Brand: John Frieda / Type: Shampoo / Gradually lightens hair to achieve that summer sun sparkle!
I saw television adverts for this shampoo ad conditioner and thought it sounded good. It is by John Frieda who also makes the "Frizz Ease" range which I love so much.
I have highlighted blonde hair and am keen to spend as long as possible between salon visits for 2 reasons, The first is that obviously lots of bleaching etc isn't good for your hair, and the second is the cost - it is never cheap and I am trying to save money.
This shampoo and conditioner normally retail for around £5 each 200ml tube, which isn't cheap but I bought some from Boots recently on a buy one, get one free offer which made it slightly less costly. You can usually find this range in most chemists.
I was a bit worried that this product may make my hair look brassy or yellow, especially when I poured it into my hand to use and it was quite a bright yellow colour! Having said that, I have been using it for around 2 weeks now and my hair looks great.
It has a lovely light fragrance and a little creates a good lather. After washing, my hair felt soft and smooth and very manageable. When I had used it a couple of times, I began to see a difference in the shade too, it hasn't changed the colour but has made the blonde bits seem much brighter.
A couple of people have actually commented that my hair looks nice, when I haven't done anything different with it, so it must be the shampoo.
You are not left with much of a scent in your hair once it's dried, but it does smell very clean and fresh. This is certainly a cheaper way to extend your time between salon visits and I will definitely continue to use it.
If you haven't tried this yet and you have blond hair, then it really is worth giving it a go. Your hair looks bright and sunny and feels gorgeously clean and soft - well worth buying, even at full price!
First off, I am not a natural blonde. I am blonde with the help of a bleaching kit. However, using this makes my hair dry and quite hard to style.
Until I discovered Go Blonder shampoo. This stuff is absolutely fantastic! It smells really nice, the shampoo is a yellow, slightly sparkly substance, and looks like it wont do much, but when you use it, it takes all the dirt and excess oils off your hair and doesn't strip it like some shampoos do, but leaves it soft and conditioned whilst lightening it slightly. It works even better when used with the conditioner, leaving my hair soft and silky and I'm able to style it when it's still wet without damaging it, which never happened before.
Another brilliant feature is that by lightening your hair, it does remove some of the brassiness that you can get with bleaching, but it also means you don't have to bleach your hair as often to get the same effect, with it constantly looking as if it's just been bleached. I'd recommend this to anyone with blonde or bleached blonde hair.
Inside every blonde is a blonder blonde waiting to get out!!
I have blonde hair which I was born with and which I love but sometimes it needs a helping hand to keep it looking blonde! I get my highlights done every so often but when I saw this new Sheer Blonde Go Blonder lightening shampoo from the John Frieda range I thought I would try it to see if it actually works.
John Frieda is an English celebrity hairstylist who built hair salon and hair product businesses. He has a range of products for different types of hair, such as brunettes but the blonde was the one I tried. I was not holding out too many high hopes for this product because I generally think things like this are just a bit of a gimmick but now having used it for about two months I am pleasantly surprised.
According to his website, The New Sheer Blonde go blonder shampoo and conditioner, with citrus, chamomile and no harsh chemicals, gradually lightens hair to achieve a magical sun-kissed sparkle all year round. I was interested to know how this works as I did not want it to be a bleach or a dye. I was pleased to find out that it is actually ammonia and peroxide-free so they say it's gentle enough for daily use. Instead the hair is lightened by tightening the cuticle and strengthening the hair shaft.
The shampoo itself comes in a squeezy tube with a cap at the bottom. The shampoo is a lovely lemon yellow colour and has a bit of a sheen to it. It has a lovely smell as well. It's kind of hard to describe. It is somewhat citrusy but not too lemon overpowering smelling. It lathers up well and covers the hair well and you don't need to use that much. I do find though that I have to use the conditioner after using this shampoo as the shampoo leaves my hair a little tangled after lathering but that goes away after using the conditioner.
After using it for a couple of months now I can honestly say that I do think the shampoo and conditioner is making/keeping my hair blonder. It is safe to use on natural or colour treated hair so don't worry about using if you do get your hair coloured like me. I find that usually after getting my hair coloured it tends to fade after three weeks or so but with this shampoo I have really found that my hair is still light and blonde which is lovely. OF course it won't stop your roots showing through but it will keep the rest of your hair bright and glossy. It will not give you blonde hair if you have dark hair but it will keep your blonde hair looking blonder for longer.
The shampoo comes in tubes of 250ml and this has probably lasted me for about a month which I think is good value. A 250ml tube costs £5.49 from Boots but it is also sold at Supermarkets and so far I have been able to buy 2 for 1 at both Boots and Sainsburys which is worth taking advantage of.
Gradually lightens hair to achieve that summer sun sparkle!