John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Shampoo and Conditioner

In this post I will be doing a review on the John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Shampoo* and Conditioner*.

John Frieda brilliant brunette shampoo and conditonerAs some of you may have guessed from previous posts, I really love my hair care and hair styling products and I am always trying out new things. I have tried these out for a while before reviewing as I do with all products, not just after the first use as I find that you generally need to give products a chance to work for you.

Now generally I prefer higher end products for my hair as I do find they give the best results but I am also more than happy trying out cheaper brands as some of these can be amazing for the price.

This is the moisturising shampoo and conditioner from the brilliant brunette range, but they have various other ranges on their websiteΒ so will most likely to have something to suit your hair colour/type.

I have coloured dark (brunette) hair and I really hate it when the colour fades! (Who doesn’t?) So I reckoned these may help keep the colour and shine lasting a bit longer than Β it would usually, and I would say I think they do. They aren’t specifically to keep colour lasting longer than usual, but as I already had the colour in I wondered if they would help bring out some of the various tones I have going through my hair as they are starting a dull a little as it was a while ago I last coloured it, and it did!

Now it won’t colour your hair, highlight your hair or cover touch-ups, it is just a shampoo and conditioner, but they do bring out a bit more shine and even a family member noticed the multitude of tones in my dark hair! That sold it for me, the fact someone else noticed and complimented me on it.

Now as a shampoo and conditioner, I generally prefer the high end products as I mentioned before, but I was pleasantly surprised with these. The shampoo cleans the hair well without stripping it, it has a lovely texture and smell, and really does add the shine and bring out the tones in my hair. The conditioner is a little more everyday for me, in that I do like it and have been using it and I wouldn’t complain about it as such, but I don’t feel it is as rich and moisturising as my other conditioners. Then again I have been known to use the treatment masks as daily conditioners and that was what I was using before this so I can’t really complain! When I don’t use the conditioner I find the colour isn’t as mutli-dimensional though so it is a duo I would use together.

I know that in general with most brands their products are designed to work together, and I know that John Frieda also have a range of hair colours which claim to give smooth and rich hair without any drips or mess! Dark/bright hair dye mess is a nightmare, so I am really curious to try these to see if the colour is as good as it looks! I love reddish browns so quite like the look of the Dark Red Brown.

John Frieda also have a YouTube channel which is pretty cool, showing loads of styling tips and gives a look at/how to use their products which can be good so you can see exactly what you want to buy and what you think will work best for you πŸ™‚

All in all I was pleasantly surprised by this duo, and as much as I won’t be straying too far away from my high end products, I wouldn’t be too surprised if you see these in a haul some time soon!

Have you tried any of these products? Even from some of the other ranges? (The red one appeals to me also as I do sometimes put red colours through my hair.) What did you think? Let me know!

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  1. Claire

    August 31, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    I used to use the radiant red range way back when I dyed my hair red. I don’t think it made it last longer as red dye tends to fade pretty fast regardless, but It did always make it stand out more compared to when using cheaper generic coloured hair shampoos. Plus it made my hair smell of cinnamon which was nice.

    1. Kammitted

      August 31, 2013 at 10:16 pm

      Yeah that’s exactly it, as there is no colour in them they can’t make the colour last longer as such, but I do feel it put more shine into slightly dulled hair! πŸ™‚ tempted to get the red range at some point as I love red tinged hair <3 xx

      1. Claire

        September 2, 2013 at 5:49 pm

        Do it over Christmas – it will seasonably festive in both colour and scent! I’ve also just rediscovered a sample of the sheer blonde everlasting blonde shampoo & conditioner I got earlier this summer…will have to give it a bash!

        1. Kammitted

          September 2, 2013 at 5:53 pm

          Sounds like a good plan to me! Yeah try them and come back and comment and let me know! Its nice knowing if a whole range is good you see πŸ™‚ x

          1. Claire

            September 4, 2013 at 11:31 pm

            I don’t think the conditioner was hydrating enough for my extremely bleached hair, it was dry and frizzy all day, hideous!

  2. Jennifer

    September 1, 2013 at 12:47 am

    Hey, I use these now I’ve dyed my hair back to dark brown but I also used the radiant red ones when my hair was red and I have been using them forever! They keep my hair healthy and smooth :).

    I use the foam hair colouring as well and I find this amazing, not only does it leave my hair smooth, it’s a nice smell and definitely no mess! Compared to the L’Oreal hair colour I tried earlier in the year that left my hair greasy! I really recommend John Frieda.


    1. Kammitted

      September 1, 2013 at 11:23 am

      That’s awesome to know that the red range and the foam colour are awesome too! Will definitely be getting some at some point! πŸ™‚ I find things can make my hair oily too! Xx

  3. helen at thelovecatsinc

    September 1, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    i love john frieda shampoo and conditioners, the full repair range is my favourite! love your review and blog πŸ™‚

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    1. Kammitted

      September 1, 2013 at 9:48 pm

      Oh thanks! πŸ˜€ I think I will get more products from the range indeed! Seems awesome so far! πŸ™‚ xx

  4. Laura

    September 3, 2013 at 9:52 am

    My friend told me to try the blonde version if I want to lighten my hair, I still haven’t tried it yet!

    Laura DemandBeauty <3

    1. Kammitted

      September 3, 2013 at 11:02 am

      Oh that’s interesting that she feels like it does lighten hair! Would be curious to know about that πŸ˜› x

  5. Jemma

    September 3, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    I used to use the Liquid Shine range, and while I liked it, I ended up backing a range I have never bought before by Tresemme – the Salon Silk smooth range, and currently I am really liking it, possibly even more that Liquid Shine!


    1. Kammitted

      September 3, 2013 at 10:27 pm

      I quite like the Tresemme ranges too actually, some are better than others obviously, but they are another cheaper brand I am quite fond of! πŸ™‚ xx

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