MondayMusings: Under the Influenster

A.K.A. Trying Out Stuff and Thangs –> John Frieda Product Review


I came across influenster while watching some beauty bloggers on YouTube. The gist is that you fill out a profile of products and services that interest you and you can be eligible to receive free products from various companies in exchange for an honest review. More product reviews translate to more opportunities to avail of free products.

At first, I thought only bloggers with an established follower count would qualify to get such goodies. Then I got an email that put a smile on my face. My first voxbox is of John Frieda hair care!

It was perfect timing, too, because I’d been trying out new products on my hair and one particular blogger, Tati, featured products from the John Frieda line that she’d been using for years. I, too, had tried some products from the Frizz-Ease line a handful of years ago, but this package contained all new products that I was excited to try.


In the box:

Frizz-Ease Forever Smooth Frizz Immunity Shampoo (250 ml)

SRP: London Drugs: $11.99 (on sale: $7.99), Shoppers Drug Mart: $13.99 (on sale: $9.99), $15.99, Walmart: $9.97

Frizz-Ease Forever Smooth Frizz Immunity Conditioner (250 ml)

SRP: London Drugs: $11.99 (on sale: $7.99), Shoppers Drug Mart: $13.99 (on sale: $9.99), $15.99, Walmart: $8.97

Frizz-Ease Forever Smooth Anti-Frizz Primer (90 ml)

SRP: London Drugs: $11.99 (on sale: $7.99), Shoppers Drug Mart: $13.99 (on sale: $9.99), $15.99, Walmart: n/a


All prices are in Canadian dollars found in British Columbia and are current at the time of this blog post. As you can see the prices range from $7.99-$15.99 and you can shop around for better deals depending on sales and points redemption (at Shoppers Drug Mart, for example).

Each link will take you to the company profile that will tell you everything from ingredients, application and even customer reviews.

How did I like the items?

I’d recently been using products to help with my slightly wavy, at times frizzy, hair. I completely stopped my hair care regimen to try these products on their own.

After a week of use, here are my initial observations:

Packaging: Sleek packaging, typical of the John Frieda line. I appreciated that they were full sized products.

Scent: I can’t put my finger on it but there is a floral/fruity hybrid to the fragrance and I quite like it. It’s not overpowering which, with some products, can be a complete turn-off. The subtle aroma is pleasant and I’d even recommend it for men.

Price: Due to the wide range in price, I’d look for sales and from what I’ve seen in the stores, there are frequent sales with John Frieda products.

Claims: Oddly enough, the product which focuses on smoothing with its coconut oil and other nourishing ingredients, enhanced waves in my hair. Unfortunately, I think it’s too early to assess the anti-frizz benefits. I air-dry my hair and as it dries, there still tends to be frizz. Perhaps with more use, I’ll see better results. That, or I should use double the amount of primer (the third product reviewed) because of my hair length.

Other notes: The shampoo doesn’t lather too much, although there is sulfate in the list of ingredients. One thing I did notice was that it left the hair a little stiff, so I had to go through with a little more conditioner at the roots. I did this because the primer is supposed to be applied mid-shaft down to the ends.


Overall, I’ve been enjoying the products and will come back with another review after I’ve used them for a month or so.

I’d like to thank influenster for sending me my first voxbox. I look forward to trying more amazing products.

Have you tried John Frieda products before? What are your favorites? Do you have other hair care products you’d recommend? If you’ve heard of influenster and have participated in their events, sound off in the comments. I’d love to hear from you!


In the coming weeks, there are makeup hauls, single brand focus reviews, and more from the #youtubemademebuyit category.

Until next time…






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