3 day straight?

With my hair being the way it is; thick, curly, unruly, prone to frizz…the list goes on, I was very excited to try this product out, as I hoped it could be the answer to all my hair woes.  I saw the words ‘made with keratin’ and my heart skipped a beat. I have been harbouring after a keratin treatment for my hair for many moons now, but slightly awed by the high cost, and the fear of the fuzzy re-growth. For a mere fraction of the price, I hoped this spray could be by new best friend.
John  Frieda’s 3-day straight semi-permanent styling spray contains a heat-activated formula that helps eliminate frizz as the hair is straightened. The hair is ‘styled’ straight and keeps it that way for up to three days. Frizz is banished and hair is left looking glossy and smooth.

The instructions for use are very straight-forward, simply spritz the product onto towel dried hair, varying the amount depending on the thickness and length. I divided my hair into sections as it is that thick and I wanted to ensure that every last strand was coated! I then combed the product through my hair before beginning the epic task of blow-drying my hair. Usually, I tend to just blast my hair to get it dry and then laboriously straighten it with straighteners to tame the mane down to a more modest size. However, I thought after spraying the 3 day straight through my hair, I should be good and attempt to dry my hair as straight as I could with a barrel brush, to optimise the results. Instantly I cringed at how sticky my hair felt, a feeling that didn’t really improve as a blow-dried my hair. I was worried that I had either been too liberal with the product or I had left some conditioner in my hair. I persevered until I had dried all my hair and looked optimistically in the mirror in the hope that a halo of glossy straight tresses would be reflected. Alas, no. However, this product requires the heat of the straighteners to begin working its magic. The moment I started straightening my hair, the stickiness melted away and I definitely noticed that my hair felt smoother and easier, maybe even quicker, to straighten. Once I had finished, my hair was definitely straight. A lot straighter than normal and was lightweight and frizz-free.

However, over the next few days, I didn’t feel the product really kept my hair straight or frizz-free. Due to my type of hair, it takes very little to induce the frizz. Humidity, wind, rain or exercise, and poof, I am reaching for the hair straighteners! I honestly think for most other hair types, this product could have a really positive effect and you would see some great results. However for me, and my type of hair, this product was not able to tame the mane. I don’t feel it made any difference to my hair over the three days and I did have to reach for the straighteners every morning. 
I will say though that the way my hair straightened, and felt, immediately after using the spray was really lovely, and made my usually exhausting job a little bit easier, leaving my hair smooth and free of frizz. I am a big fan of John Frieda Frizz-Ease products, faithfully purchasing and repurchasing the serum and finish spray, but sadly, my hair was too bigger task for the 3-day straight spray.

The 3-day straight spray is available from Boots and is £6.99 (100ml)
Have you tried this product? I’d love to know your thoughts.

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  1. 25th May 2011 / 7:47 pm

    Thats a shame as I have hair exactly like yours and from other blogs it sounded like a miracle product (although the majority of them had straight hair to begin with) – so glad you were honest though before I went out and bought it xx

  2. 25th May 2011 / 7:48 pm

    I really want to try this and see if it would do anything to my crazy hair especially with all the humidity we have here in summer time!

  3. 25th May 2011 / 7:55 pm

    My hair is exactly the same. Very very thick, curly, frizzy and prone to dry out. I'm not going to bother with this – I'm sure it won't work on me either |: xx

  4. 25th May 2011 / 8:14 pm

    Great review Milly, honest and helpful.
    I read a lot of reviews of this lately, slightly worrying about the stickiness going once you straightening like it's coating your hair, but I suppose that's what it's supposed to do to work.


  5. 25th May 2011 / 8:37 pm

    thanks girls for your comments. I really hope it works for you if you do decide to try it. Let me know how you get on. x

  6. 25th May 2011 / 8:42 pm

    I've got hair just like yours and haven't even bothered buying this as I'm so convinced it won't work!!

    Get yourself some Moroccan oil instead – it works wonders πŸ™‚

  7. 25th May 2011 / 11:11 pm

    I'm so glad that someone with my hair type has tried it out. I was tempted to buy a bottle but after your very helpful review I think I need to keep looking for the perfect product. Fingers crossed.


  8. 26th May 2011 / 4:22 pm

    My hair is and always has been naturally very, very straight so I never have to use such products. I only recently start to like it, because I;ve finally found curling irons that can create curls which last longer that 15 minutes! X

    P.S. Don’t forget about my giveaway!


  9. 26th May 2011 / 4:23 pm

    I bought some of this and although it's easy to use, it doesn't keep my frizz-prone hair completely straight for 3 days. The first day or so looks fine, but one drop of rain and I turn into Sideshow Bob! Great review x

    Catherine x

  10. 27th May 2011 / 2:35 pm

    I don't have too much problem with my hair staying straight after I've straightened it so I didn't think this would be worth it, but I'd love to try out some Frizz Ease to try and make it easier to wear my hair curly. I'm guessing you'd recommend them?

  11. 27th May 2011 / 8:02 pm

    @Raz – i would definitely recommend the John Frieda Frizz ease range. The serum and finishing spray are amazing x

  12. 29th May 2011 / 3:27 pm

    Hey, You say you have thick curly hair but i dont believe you lol! how do you get it so smooth and healthy looking when it's straightened? My hair is straight/wavy with a bit of frizz and i can never get mine to look so perfect πŸ™‚

  13. 30th May 2011 / 7:47 am

    @Nikki – hehe, trust me, I know it is hard to believe as I straighten my hair, but it is so curly and thick and crazy! But I am lucky as it does seem to straighten quite well. I just use a lot of products before and after blow-drying/straightening to help maintain the frizz! xx

  14. 30th May 2011 / 2:39 pm

    Unfortunately my hair is just like yours, maybe even curlier so its not going to work on mine. Milly, have you looked into the Babyliss beliss 2000, I swear by it. It's a hair drier with comb/straightening plates, I use it to dry my hair, take the curl/wave out and then just run over it with a ghd and it's perfect. Makes the process so much quicker!! xx

  15. 30th May 2011 / 3:36 pm

    @Miss EBlog – thanks for the recommendation hun. I am not aware of this, but definitely think it is something I would get. Sounds perfect for my hair. Thank you πŸ™‚ xx

  16. 30th May 2011 / 7:48 pm

    Just did a post about it if you want to check it out darling xx

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  18. 27th June 2011 / 9:30 am

    Can anyone advise me which is better GHd's or cloud nine hair straighteners? Im getting a present for a friends 21st and i dont know which one to get.