Ive dyed my hair many times in the past, had a full weave of highlights, dyed over that, then used this to lighten it up, used 3 bottles, this lighted it slightly,then got more highlights over it, no damage whatsoever, so It depends on a persons hair whether or not this will damage your hair or not.It didnt do me much damage at all (even when I used it with a flat iron every single time) But it didnt lighten it enough either.
DO NOT USE THIS!!!! This product RUINED my hair!! I have been highlighting my hair for four years now, and I have never, ever had damaged hair like I do now. Money has been tight, so I thought I could extend my coloring sessions with this product. I first, like many others, I loved it. It lightened my base and I could go longer in between highlighting. It seemed like a miracle product. WRONG!!! After weeks of consecutive use, I noticed that my hair was fried. I many fried. My hair is now broken off in CHUNKS all around the top of my head. I know it was this product for sure because that is the only area I sprayed this product. My friend also used this product and experience similar results.
Bottom line... Do not use this! It should be taken off the market immediately. Now I just have to wait for my hair to grow back, which is going to take forever. If I could take back anything, it would by buying and using this horrible, horrible product.
BUYER BEWARE! I bought this a few months ago and was skeptical, but because I trust John Frieda products, I gave it a try. After the first few uses it did lighten my hair which I loved. After about 5 uses (over a few weeks. I didn't use this daily) my hair became knotty, would split IN HALF and had a sticky texture. It was painful to even dry my hair because CHUNKS of my hair would break off mid-brush. I know it is because of this product because I didn't use it all over my entire head. I only used it in specific spots toward the front, and that's exactly where my hair is now damaged beyond repair. I haven't used it in about two weeks, and even yesterday as I was blow drying my hair, literally a handful of broken strands were stuck in my brush bristles before my hair was half-way dry. It's a mess! Now I can't even wear my hair down because I have sections of my top layer, 2-3inches sticking straight up in the air unless I use a ton of hairspray to hold it down. I'm so disappointed and will be telling my hair-dresser to warn other clients about what a disaster this is! :-( *****ALSO: Take a look at the two pictures I uploaded. One shows the breakage about 2-3 inches from the root. The other shows PIECES, not whole strands, of hair that fell out from brushing it yesterday. Notice how its tiny little sections of damaged, broken hair, not whole strands that fall out naturally. THIS SPRAY IS A TRAIN WRECK!!
I previously died my hair from mousey blonde to light blonde and I get it highlighted every 8 weeks. At first I was really impressed with this product as it was making my hair lighter after 3/4 uses. My roots were visibly lighter! But after about 5/6 uses my hair started becoming almost ginger and felt really thin and damaged. I continued using it to see if it would improve and it didn't, my hair just gradually became thinner and looked like it was unhealthy with heat, when infact i rarely use heat on my hair. I wouldn't recommend this product, and If you did happen to buy it id use it gradually and be careful of signs of your hair thinning.
I really love this stuff! I've used it about four times, and already it has lightened my hair significantly, to the point where people have asked if I've dyed it. I don't find that it breaks my hair or is any more damaging than a hair dye would be. Just be sure to use plenty of conditioner when you wash your hair, and I like to use a nourishing hair creme for my ends too, just to make sure I don't get any breakage. But again, haven't seen any thus far because of this product.
While my hair does have a warm undertone to it, I don't find that this product has turned my hair ginger. Just a nice, warm, lightening effect. For reference, before I began using this my hair was light brown with blonde highlights.
I started using this spray to lighten my roots, and was impressed that it did infact make them blonder. my hairdresser warned me not to use this product as she said the build up of bleach can be very damaging, and she had seen bad results before. I did not listen to her. I carried on using it and now my hair is so dry and snapping of at the roots. Apricotcloud! I think you are wrong to tell people not to listen to bad revies. It is not just about the conditioner you use. I have had my hair professionally bleached for the last 10 years, I have never suffered from dry or damaged hair. I always buy expensive professional shampoos and conditioners and alway ensure the are moisturising products, in order to stop my hair from drying out. I also do not over use hair straighteners, I have naturally very straight hair so do not need to. I only ever use hair curlers when I am going on a night out, so maybe once a week. I can assure you it is this product that has damaged my hair. I now have not been able to have my hair coloured professionally for months due to the damage and have tried every tip going, sleeping with conditioner in my hair, using olive oil on my hair, nothing has repaired it, i simply have to wait for it to grown out. I have now booked an appointment to have my near waist length hair cut to my shoulders. To me this is devastating, I may sound sad, but I love my hair, and have been growing it for years, and now I have ruined it with this spray. 3 of my friends have used this product, and all with previously healthy hair, are now suffering from the same problems, it is not a one off. I hope people do not read this and think they'll be the exception. Thats what I thought, and now I regret ever using the product.
This product is definitely not for those who are cool toned and have blue-blonde highlights. My hair is naturally dark blonde/light brown and I have blue toned, level 10 blonde highlights. I saw some reviews online for this and I decided to try it out to see if it could extend the life out of my highlights.
I've used 1-2 times a week and I sprayed it mostly at my roots. I was initially impressed because it didn't turn my hair orange like sun-in. Having let my highlights grow out for about three months, and I'm not impressed. While my hair isn't orange, it's definitely turned a golden, somewhat brassy blonde. I'm cool toned, NC15, and tanless so this colour doesn't look very good on me. My natural roots look much better. If you have honey toned highlights and a tan this product would probably work great. I was expecting it to compliment the Go Blonder shampoo and conditioner, but even the purple shampoo and conditioner can't take away the brassiness.
This was amazing at lightening my hair. I have dirty blonde hair naturally and i would wash my hair then spray it on and blow dry my hair straight. I saw a real difference after about 5 usages HOWEVER i carried on using it and after about 10 usages my roots turned a ginger colour cos my roots are quite dark and the rest of my hair turned really blonde; it looked horrid on me. Then i had to dye it back to my natural colour cos my roots started coming back. And then even when i dyed it, the blonde kept on bloody coming back. I recommend this product to people who want lighter blonde hair because it really does work. And to people with dark blonde hair like me, its a huge mistake. Im still having to dye my hair to keep the blonde from not coming back. Also my hair never fell out and never got too dry, even with my constant blow drying. Hope i helped x
UPDATE: I received a box of 'Full Restore' products from John Frieda when I sent them the pics I have uploaded here (the worst pics in the gallery) but even so, I think they should remove the product from the shelves and I am disgusted that they think a box of shampoo/conditioners is enough when they have completely ruined my hair.
Ok so I'm officially eating my words... and extremely upset.
I wrote a few reviews a while back about what a great product this was and that I didn't agree with all the women saying how it wrecked their hair...
Well, a few months down the line and I am in the same boat :[
I have just uploaded a pic of the extreme damage this product has caused my hair... this is no joke, my hair is down to my bum and all (aside from the areas I sprayed with JF lightening spray) is in very good condition...
However, now I am desperately trying to grow out the 'clumps' of hair that this awful spray has left me with. I never straightened over, I only blowdryed and now my hair is such a mess.
I have to wear it specially parted or all scraped back for work which is depressing when other women have nice healthy hair :[
I just WISH I had listened to the women on here and not used this. I beg you to do the same! I have e-mailed JF UK and hope they can resolve this and take the product off the shelves, god alone knows what is in there but it is NOT GOOD!
The brittle clumps of hair I am left with are so hard to style/deal with, I have to apply an intense conditioner over them every night just so they don't break even more :[ it really is a living nightmare.
YOU'VE BEEN WARNED!
DO NOT USE THIS!!! I loved the results at first but then my hair started breaking off at my scalp and all these new baby fine short hairs are growing back. I loved how easy this was to use and the result of the lighter color......however you will loose your hair and it is so NOT WORTH IT!!!!
This should not be on the shelves for anyone to use!!
DO NOT USE THIS!!! Do yourself a favor!!!!