Wednesday, March 2, 2011

John Frieda 3 Day Straight - Review


I was never a fan of straight hair on myself. My hair is quite thin and fine, and whenever I tried straightening it myself, it would look flat and dull. The only time it ever looks nice straight is after a professional blow dry.

A few weeks ago I started hearing lots of good things about this new John Frieda product, called 3 Day Straight. I bought it on a whim (it wasn't expensive, I got it for $8.99 at Ulta in the US, at Shoppers Drug Mart of course it has an inflated price - $15.99), I have used it three times since and I absolutely love it!


I'm not sure what the science behind it is, or how it works, but the main idea is you spray this all over your hair while it is wet/damp, then you blow dry your hair completely dry and follow up with a straightening iron. It's supposed to keep your hair smooth and straight for three days without any kinks or curls (I usually always get a strange funky curl in the back the next day after I straighten my hair).

The first time I used it, I did exactly what I was told - I sprayed it all over my hair and then blow dried and followed up with a straightening iron. I had pin straight hair for three days, as promised.
Now personally I don't like pin straight hair on myself, so the next two times that I used the product, I skipped the straightening part and I still absolutely love the results.



I finally was able to get my hair to stay sleek and smooth after blow drying it myself - it finally looks the way it does after a professional blow dry!
It's not completely straight but rather just more smooth and sleek, with a bit of body to it.
I'm so happy! I can finally have straight-ish hair again and not hate every second of it. I still love my wavy voluminous hair but it's a nice change from time to time and I'm glad this product worked so well for me.

There are a ton of other reviews for this product on blogs and youtube, but I figured I share my experience as well since we all have different hairstyles and textures. My hair is long (chest-length), thin, coloured, and naturally wavy. It takes about 10 sprays of product to get it evenly distributed throughout.

Have you tried this product yet? I definitely think it's worth giving a try. Even if you have tons of hair and it might not keep it pin straight the entire time, I definitely think it would help in keeping it sleek and frizz-free for longer!

18 comments:

  1. I really, really want to try this !! I don't know if they sell it in France yet though.. I'll have to ask my husband to buy it in Canada ;)

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  2. Oh wow, I'd love to try that. I have wavy hair too and while I really like the way I look with straight hair, its just sooooooo much work, not to mention the damage. Your hair looks great like this, I may have to give it a try!

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  3. I definitely want to try this, sounds too good to be true!

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  4. I love it too! My hair is very corse with a slight wavy curl. Frizzy as hell. The best hair product I have tried!!! It lasted 3 days and I didn't have to retouch.

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  5. Nice! I'm gonna have to try this out. I alwaya brow dry my hair and the ends tend to flare out a bit, did yours flare out before you used this product?

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  6. I am totally going to try this now - plus it'll let me use less heat on my hair since I won't have to flat iron random kinks!

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  7. fabulous review u answered the question i had in my head, im definitely going to grab me a bottle of this soon. Im like you i much prefer the body and bounce as well as the smooth sleek look as aposed to poker straight hair, my hair actually looks its bet 2nd day after wash - but your hair just looks amazing -and if this bottle has done it then im all up it :D

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  8. I was intrigued by this product but prefer not to have my have poker straight but now after reading your review I think I would use it with blowdrying! x x x

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  9. I've been curious about this myself and after seeing this review I may have to give it a try! x

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  10. your haircolor is gorgeous! what would i tell a hair stylist if i wanted your color??

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  11. it's a mixture of level 7 and level 9 "GB" (in redken), gold tones. my hair has a lot of red undertones so it looks a touch more red on me than someone with just neutral hair. hope that helps!

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  12. You sound like you have very similar hair to mine, I am so going to try this! Thanks for the review :)

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  13. This product sounds amazing, might have to try it out...x

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  14. I love this tooo! It makes my hair dry so much quicker when I blow dry it. Even though I don't usually straighten my hair it was really fun to try and cheap. On the second day my ends flared out a little bit but I just ran my straightener over it again. I don't know if I i didn't use enough or what. If anyone is skeptical about this product you should definitely just buy it anyway and give it a try! Love it!

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  15. If you have problems blowdrying by yourself in general you can also try a hairdryer with 3 heating sets and 3 speeds, set it on heat 2 and speed 3 (tip from my stylist). Another great cheap product that holds frizz down even in fog (!) - no I am not selling Avon, but it's a cheap product thought I'd recommend it - is Avon's Lotus Shield - cheapest best leave-in I ever tried. Also Kerastase Nutrinectar - that is really expensive but my stylists kept throwing it to me until I bought it and it does work! It really helps with blow drying and it does hydrate (it has royal jelly in it). Hope this helps, nice blog!

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  16. I really liked this one too. I have some similar products from higher end brands but they seem to leave a residue behind that weighs down my fine hair... THe JohnFrieda makes it look awesome and shiny and soft.. plus it is way easier to straighten and style. I really like it..

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