Thursday, May 10, 2012


John Frieda's Frizz-Ease Straight Fixation Smoothing Creme: A Review

A few weeks ago, I shared my purchase of John Frieda's Frizz-Ease Straight Fixation Smoothing Creme in my Mini Hair Haul -- April 2012 post. I've since had the chance to use it on my hair a few times, as well as my sister's and niece. Well, today I'd like to share my official review of the product. But first, here is some basic information about the product, as provided via John Frieda's website:

"Lightweight crème smooths away frizz and keeps hair silky-straight for up to 24 hours while helping block humidity. 

Containing a special ThermaGuard Complex, the formula helps protect against damage from heat tools such as blow-dryers and flat irons. 

Containing Sweet almond oil and Milk Protein, formula smooths and conditions hair."

Hair flat ironed with John Frieda's Frizz-Ease
Straight Fixation Smoothing Creme

This product comes in a flexible, squeezable, 5oz container and retails for about $6.00 at Target. I would say this is a pretty effective yet affordable product. The formula is very lightweight, yet heavy enough to not leave my strands feeling dry and parched like some heat protectants. I love the fact that it is a cream based formula, for my hair tends to fair better with creams versus serums or sprays. I usually have to use a creamy leave-in in conjunction with serums and sprays, but this product performs well on it's own, although I still prefer to spritz my hair with Megasilk Olive Heat Protection Spray once dry as an added level of protection.

As I mentioned in my Straightening Virgin Hair post, my only complaint about this product is that it feels a little waxy initially, but that feeling wears off after a while. Plus, I've now noticed, after having used it a few times, that the waxy feeling seems to come from using too much.

This product worked well on my hair and my sister's hair, whose texture is very fine and basically similar to mine. Although I also used it on my niece the first time I straightened her hair (see Straightening Virgin Hair for the results), I will most likely try something different next time for her, considering that her hair is coarser than ours, and I felt that the product didn't seem to penetrate and moisturize her hair in addition to serving as a heat protectant as well as it did ours.

John Frieda has some other products in the Frizz-Ease line that I'm now interested in trying, such as the Heat Defeat Protective Styling Spray. For more info on these or any other John Frieda products, visit

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