Review: John Frieda Sheer Blonde Enhancing Shampoo and Conditioner

If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen my tweet yesterday asking for recommendations for shampoos and conditioners for blonde hair. I got a couple of great responses, but unfortunately I couldn’t find those products in the UK (or in Leeds at least!). I went into Superdrug and decided to make a small change from my usual John Frieda shampoo and conditioner – a very slight change. Instead of the John Frieda Colour Correcting Shampoo and Go Blonder Conditioner, I went for the Sheer Blonde Enhancing Shampoo and Conditioner.

John Frieda Sheer Blonde Enhancing Shampoo and Conditioner

The formula I decided to buy is the one for lighter blondes – there’s also a version for darker blonde hair. They both cost around £5.50 (it will vary depending on which shop you buy them from) but that is a rough figure for you! Let me run through each one and give you a more full review.

The Shampoo

When I first squeezed the shampoo out onto my hand, I was surprised to see that it looked kind of creamy – this isn’t necessarily something I like in a shampoo. I prefer it to seem fresh rather than creamy. Fortunately, when I lathered up my hair, it was obvious that the pearlescent colour of the liquid was making it seem creamy, and it actually felt quite fresh in my hair.

It really did the job – squeaky clean hair at the end of the first shampoo! With some products in the past I’ve had to lather twice, but this did a fantastic job after just one.

John Frieda Sheer Blonde Enhancing Shampoo and Conditioner

The Conditioner

I was a little surprised when I first felt the conditioner – it seemed much less thick than the other John Frieda one I used, and I ended up having to use considerably more to feel like my hair was getting any sort of conditioning treatment. I really love thick conditioners, especially ones that instantly make your hair softer once you’ve rinsed it out. This wasn’t the case for this conditioner, unfortunately.

The End Result

Once I’d dried my hair, it did look a gorgeous soft blonde shade, and did feel quite soft too. The final results of the conditioner are much better than the instant ones! I’m really glad I got the lighter blonde formula, as I don’t think the dark one would have done much for me.

All in all, I’m glad I bought them to try out, but in the future I can see myself reverting to my old favourites. I’m definitely going to use them all up though (I hate wasting products!) and they’re absolutely good enough for the time being. I would probably give them a combined 7/10.

Have you used these products? What did you think?

Stay Creative,

Chyaz xox



  1. Elena
    January 7, 2012 / 11:51 am

    For next time, you could try the Boots Botanics Shimmering Blonde line, or the Boots Ingredients Camomile and Lemonbalm one..they are both great and retail for under 5£!

    • January 7, 2012 / 11:57 am

      Thanks so much for the tip! x

  2. January 7, 2012 / 8:30 pm

    I have used products from John Frieda before but then the John Frieda’s Brilliant Brunette range, they were okay but after that I started to use Wella Pro products and I liked those more. Even if they weren’t attended for coloured hair, the Wella Pro products gave me more satisfaction than the products from John Frieda 🙂

    Nice review by the way 🙂

  3. sarah
    January 8, 2012 / 5:36 pm

    Heyy Chyaz,

    Bed Head is more expensive than John Frieda, but have you ever tried out their Dumb Blonde range? I use them and much prefer that to John Frieda which I have used until the bottles ran out and never been as impressed as with Bed Head,

    They do a shampoo which lathers REALLY well so a little does go a long way and stops those horrible brassy tones creeping in,

    The conditioner (well ‘reconstructor’) can be used as a mask too,

    & also they have an amazing product called Smoothing Stuff which protects hair against UV rays, and makes your hair smooth and shiny,
    although you don’t look like you need to style your hair everyday haha, maybe you’d like it after straightening occasionally?

    I recommend you at least check out some samples!!

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