Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Go Blonder with John Frieda Lightening Spray

It's June in Chicago, which means we have had chilly temperatures, sweltering humidity, random downpours, and a good amount of sunshine.  I haven't seen much of that sunshine since I work indoors during the week and the weekends find me both indoors and outside. 

I am naturally blonde, and I have never gotten my hair colored or highlighted.  Then, a few weeks ago, I realized my hair had lost its sunny shade.  Summer sunlight typically bleaches it out a bit, but I don't have the time or the patience to spend hours sitting outside.  And I refuse to spend a bunch of money on professional highlights.
via John Frieda site
When I saw ads for John Frieda's new Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Controlled Lightening Spray, I had to track it down and give it a whirl.  For $10, the spray was definitely within my budget.  (I had a coupon for $5 off two products, so I picked up the shampoo too, which I have used before and liked.)  The product is easy to use too.  The spray contains hydrogen peroxide and is activated by heat from styling tools.  Think a sophisticated version of Sun-In.

A quick spray before blow-drying and straightening my hair over a few days' time gave me immediate results.  Well, at first, my dark blonde hair turned a little brassy as it transitioned (which is why this spray is not made for true brunettes), but with a few more uses, the light blonde hues started developing.  I have stopped using it every day since over-doing it with this product, in addition to lots of heat, could lead to damaged hair... and there is nothing pretty about that.
Bottom line, this stuff works!  I have had more people than I can count comment on how my hair looks different... lighter... great.  Everyone from my mom to work colleagues, from good friends to the barista at Starbucks (we know I'm addicted) have noticed and complimented my new 'do.  If you're a blonde in need of a little boost, give this spray a try... and let me know what you think!

*I'm not being compensated or perked for this post... just want to share this amazing beauty product!


  1. Wow that really works! I almost picked it up last week but didn't... I may have to now.

    PS You're beautiful! :)

  2. Yup. Just about to go and get it.

  3. Hey,
    I bought this product a while ago and it made my hair a little dryer and I somehow have the impression, that it totally changed my hair structure. Do you still use it and would you still recommend it? I also read that people complained about hair loss, did you recognize something like that ?

    Thanks a lot :)

  4. Hi Nici - I stopped using it in the late summer/fall since I didn't mind if my hair returned to its natural color for the winter months. I haven't tried it again this summer, but I think the trick is to use it until you achieve the hue you want and then stop/just use it for root touch-ups. I didn't experience any hair loss. If I used it on a long-term basis, I do think it would dry out my hair a bit. Hope that helps!


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