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John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Controlled Lightening Spray 3.5 fl oz (103 ml)

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John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Controlled Lightening Spray, 3.5 fl oz
 
4.0

(based on 66 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (56)
  • Natural look (40)
  • Great color (34)
  • Gentle (24)
  • Long-lasting (19)

Cons

  • Too harsh (10)
  • Smells bad (6)
  • Color misrepresented (3)
  • Drying (3)

Best Uses

  • Touch ups (31)
  • New look (16)
  • Fine hair (8)
  • Thick hair (7)
  • Graying hair (6)
    • Commitment To Color:
    • Permanent (40), Semi-permanent (7), Temporary (3)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (29), Product junkie (18), Survivalist / minimalist (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great - but be careful with it

I appreciate all the reviews on here, which convinced me to try this. As most people said, it really does work to create subtle lightening effects.

For those who used...Read complete review

I appreciate all the reviews on here, which convinced me to try this. As most people said, it really does work to create subtle lightening effects.

For those who used to use the gel and now can't get the accurate placement, what I did is I saturated a cotton ball with the spray, then dragged strands of hair against the cotton ball, so that I would saturate only the strands I wanted highlighted. That worked great (but takes a while if you're doing a lot of individual highlights).

The only danger I have to repeat - found in a few other reviews - is that you can really damage your hair. I was happily highlighting, using a curling iron to apply extra heat, and all of a sudden after untwisting my hair, I looked at the crown of my head and thought - what is that? There were a bunch of hairs about 1-2 inches long (I have very long hair) standing straight up from the crown of my head, along the part. Those little hairs that stick out when you have breakage. I thought, uh oh.

So, the great thing is it's subtle, cheap, and you can do just the hairs you want. The bad thing is that if you get over-zealous and want to go a little lighter by applying a little more heat, you may forget that Peroxide+HEAT doesn't just mean damaged straw hair, it can mean BROKEN hair. Not fun to realize.

You really just want to accept the subtlety and do it over time, not apply too much product + heat together.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

DO NOT BUY - RUINED MY HAIR

Before I used this product, I watched the video on their website countless times, because although it says that this product is for use on blondes only, the model in the video clearly...Read complete review

Before I used this product, I watched the video on their website countless times, because although it says that this product is for use on blondes only, the model in the video clearly had very dark hair. My roots were not as dark, so I thought that this product would be perfect for me. I was wrong. Not only did the product turn my hair a very unnatural shade of orange, when I went to the hairdresser to get it back to normal, the combination of salon quality color and the chemicals in the lightening spray caused my hair to sustain so much damage, it broke off at the root. All around my hairline. Luckily, my hairdresser was able to cut my hair in such a way that you can't tell, including giving me bangs, but I cannot put my hair back until it grows out, which may take years. This product destroyed my otherwise perfectly healthy and soft hair.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

IT WORKS

By GlitterPaint

from Red Creek, NY

describe yourself Minimalist

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Gentle
  • Great Color
  • Long-Lasting
  • Natural Look

Cons

    Best Uses

    • New Look
    • Touch Ups

    Comments about John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Controlled Lightening Spray, 3.5 fl oz:

    I love this..I was a product tester for this before it was released and trust me, it does what it claims. I originally tested it in the middle of the winter months in upstate, NY area and its more dark then sunny during those months and to my surprise, my hair lightened up much more and it put a big smile on my face and gave me a much brighter look and it's cheaper then getting your hair high-lighted at a salon. I kept using it everytime I washed my hair,I would spray my hair with it and then blow dry..You won't be sorry

    • Commitment To Color:
    • Demi-Permanent
     
    5.0

    Does a great thighlightlig my hair

    By Blondie

    from Upstate, NY

    describe yourself Minimalist

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Great Color
    • Natural Look

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Controlled Lightening Spray, 3.5 fl oz:

        I use this after I blow dry my hair. It looks very natural and it doesn't leave root lines!

        • Commitment To Color:
        • Semi-Permanent
         
        5.0

        Gift Pack Option

        By DJ

        from Southern California

        describe yourself Beauty Conscious

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Gentle
        • Great Color
        • Long-Lasting
        • Natural Look

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Controlled Lightening Spray, 3.5 fl oz:

            If you like this product, try the John Frieda Sheer Blonde Gift Pack set on the Drugstore site. For a few dollars more you get the this Highlight Activating SKU along with a Sheer Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner! Great deal and an excellent gift for the holidays coming up!

            • Commitment To Color:
            • Permanent

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            WARNING!!

            By Michelle

            from Los Angeles, CA

            describe yourself Beauty Conscious

            See all my reviews

            Pros

              Cons

              • ruined hair
              • Too Harsh

              Best Uses

                Comments about John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Controlled Lightening Spray, 3.5 fl oz:

                WARNING--- if you have color-treated hair, DO NOT use this product. It melted and broke off my hair about 2 inches from the root.
                This stuff is HARSH-- it's basically hydrogen peroxide!

                May hairdress was aghast when I told him I'd used this product. My beautiful long hair had to be cut and layered to try to disguise the broken, damaged hair. And what he was able to save is still gummy and damaged.

                I've had beautiful long (colored) blonde hair for 20 years (though not anymore,thanks John Frieda) and have never experienced damage like this.

                "Regret" doesn't describe how I feel after using this product.

                NOTE: John Frieda's UK site has THIS warning posted in the product description, but the USA site does not:

                DO NOT USE ON NATURAL BROWN OR DARKER SHADES OF HAIR, INTENSIVELY BLEACHED HAIR (LIGHTENED 4-8 SHADES). OR PLATINUM OR WHITE SHADES OF BLONDE HAIR.

                • Commitment To Color:
                • Permanent

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Blondes DO have more fun!

                By Neve

                from California

                describe yourself Product Junkie

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Great Color
                • Long-Lasting
                • Natural Look

                Cons

                • NONE

                Best Uses

                • Graying Hair
                • Touch Ups

                Comments about John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Controlled Lightening Spray, 3.5 fl oz:

                I think John Frieda should be knighted for this fabulous, results-oriented, and budget-conscious solution for natural-looking blond hair. If you have naturally light brown or blonde hair this is your go-to product for allover color or highlights. I had despaired how to cover my rapidly expanding grey streak without abandoning my natural light brown color that I liked. This product is amazing in its ease of use along with tangible results to gently color hair. It's your choice how blonde to go, but I use the product every three months or so for allover highlights, color, and grey blending. Gentle when used on this schedule. I've literally had women stop me in stores and ask what color my hair is- I always tell the truth- my secret is John Frieda's "Even Blonder"....

                • Commitment To Color:
                • Semi-Permanent
                 
                5.0

                LOVE IT!

                By Mom the multitasker

                from Milford, PA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Controlled Lightening Spray, 3.5 fl oz:

                      It really makes your hair lighter. Many people comment and ask if I have gotten my hair highlighted.

                      • Commitment To Color:
                      • Permanent
                       
                      4.0

                      love it!

                      By shayne

                      from CT

                      describe yourself Minimalist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Natural Look

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Controlled Lightening Spray, 3.5 fl oz:

                          so far so good with the lightening product. i have always had my hair professionally highlighted ($110) and do not want to spend the money anymore.

                           
                          2.0

                          not happy

                          By Charlotte the sun-lover

                          from Gainesville, FL

                          describe yourself Beauty Conscious

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                          • Makes hair extremely dry
                          • Too Harsh
                          • TURNS HAIR ORANGE

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Controlled Lightening Spray, 3.5 fl oz:

                            at first the product worked really well. i would use it once a week and i noticed a gradual change. drastically dried out my hair, i didnt have a problem with this because i would use deep conditioner immediately after. this week i went on a cruise and was in the chlorine and salt water a lot. i used the product twice and im guessing the interaction with chlorine and salt or the fact that i used it more than once in one week helped contribute to the orange highlights now streaking through my hair.

                            • Commitment To Color:
                            • Permanent

                            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            DON'T BUY THIS. WORST PRODUCT EVER

                            By Sammy

                            from Washington

                            describe yourself Product Junkie

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                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Controlled Lightening Spray, 3.5 fl oz:

                                  I cannot express this enough, do NOT buy this product. I used it for a few months and while it was nice to not have to go pay a ton of money to get my roots dyed it was definitely not worth it. My hair has now broken off and is still fried almost all the way up to the root. I now have to have bangs for my hair to look halfway decent and I have been advised by my stylist to not dye it until all the damage is gone which will probably be around a year. I am so frustrated with the John Frieda company that there were no warnings for this product. I have completely boycotting their company for ruining my hair. I hope that my story will prevent some of you out there from damaging your perfectly healthy hair.

                                  • Commitment To Color:
                                  • Permanent

                                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Love this product

                                  By Lizzie

                                  from Arroyo Grande, Ca

                                  describe yourself Minimalist

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Touch Ups

                                    Comments about John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Controlled Lightening Spray, 3.5 fl oz:

                                    I use this product for root touch up, its easy and works Great for my needs!
                                    love it!

                                    Service and delivery comments:

                                    My Delivery was prompt and came in perfect condition!

                                    • Commitment To Color:
                                    • Permanent

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