10 Jul 2013

John Frieda Frizz Ease Extra Strength Formula Hair Serum - Review

Hello Girls,

Almost like most of the girls who dream of something they don’t have rather embracing what they have, I always wanted smooth, silky, straight hair. I am naturally blessed with thick, long, wavy hair which many of my friends adore. As the humidity in the place where I live is very high, my otherwise manageable wavy hair is in the state of constant frizz. I have somehow learnt that the frizz is never going to vanish completely no matter how many hair spas I indulge in. 

I love trying out different hair serums hoping to find the one that is so perfect for my hair. I got this serum from the Late Urban touch website.

It was priced at Rs. 690/-. I wanted the original formula which was out of stock so I got this Extra strength formula.

*About the product:

·         Blocks frizz.
·   Instantly and dramatically transforms coarse, wiry, unruly frizz for ultra-sleek, purely polished, super-shiny results.
·         A high-potency blend of silicones infused with Algae extract and Silk protein.
·         Leaves dry, defiant hair extremely supple, easy to manage and healthy-looking.
·         Repels humidity to help prevent weather-related frizz.
·         Contains a UV filter.

*How to use:

Apply to SOAKING WET HAIR. Use sparingly, dispensing a dime-size amount of serum into palm. Rub hands together and distribute evenly throughout hair. AVOID applying directly to ROOTS. Use more or less depending on hair length and thickness. DO NOT RINSE OUT. Style as desired, using any product from the FRIZZ-EASE® styling line.


Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Mineral Oil, Hydrolyzed Silk, Algae Extract, Fragrance

My expectation from the serum:

Eliminate frizz
Should not weigh my hair down or make it look greasy
Should not have any funny smell.
This serum comes in a dark blue transparent bottle with a pump dispenser. The bottle is packed in a silver carton box which looks very classy. The bottle is so light and compact as it is made of plastic. It is travel friendly in my opinion. The pump dispenser dispenses the right amount of product.

The serum is a thick transparent liquid with no disturbing fragrance. It is pleasant when I sniff it. But, when applied on hair, it does not have any fragrance.

I must say that it is one of the best products I have come across for frizz elimination. I used it while my hair was still wet and let it air dry. My hair was surprisingly manageable and frizz free for the entire day. But when used on completely dry hair, I had difficulty in spreading the product evenly and I used more than what is actually required.

Since it is designed for extremely coarse hair, it weighs down my hair a little and my hair starts feeling greasy the next day prompting for a hair wash. I had this serum on when I drove my two wheeler and found that my hair is more prone to dirt than how it behaves when I have no product on. 

When used in small quantities, it adds a healthy shine to my hair and my hair looks good. It does not have or claim to have any heat protectant capabilities. I would have been happier if it doubled up as a heat protectant as I hate applying too many products on my hair for styling.

Summing up the likes and dislikes.


1. Eliminates weather related frizz very well.
2. Adds shine
3. Only small quantity is required.
4. Fragrance is very mild and almost negligible.
5. Travel friendly plastic bottle with pump dispenser.
6. Contains UV filter.


1. Availability.
2. Weighs hair down and makes it greasy if used in more than required quantities.
3. Difficult to spread on dry hair.
4. Cannot be doubled up as a heat protectant.


The point 2 and 3 in the dislike should not have been mentioned because the product is designed for coarse hair. But as a frizz ease product, I must say, I am mightily impressed. I will definitely repurchase the original formula of this product as I believe that it will eliminate frizz and will not weigh my hair down as this one.

Recommended for people with extremely dry hair.

Maniac’s rating: 3.5/5

Hope you girls found this review useful.

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  1. Nice review dear but the product didn't seem to be working up-to its expected level :(

    1. is it so dear? it works well albeit the greasiness.. i was happy cuz dis s d only product that wrkd fa my hair

  2. I'm gonna skip it :) Great review and I looooved the second picture :D

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  3. I love john frieda anti frizz spray . N many more products ... I wish these were easily available in india. Love the review.

    1. yes shweta.. i so want to try their termal spray but it s no where to b found :(

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  5. Great review Raji:) Good to see a product that can work for dry hair as well.


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