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.