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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.

Reviewed by 66 customers

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5.0

For blondies only!

By 

from Orlando, FL

describe yourself Beauty Conscious

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Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • A little harsh
  • Drys out hair
  • Smells Bad

Best Uses

  • Blondes

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

Please don't try this if you have dark hair, it will turn your hair brassy and orange. I use this on my blonde ends to create a bolder ombre look. It works faster if you use in conjunction with the John Frieda Go Blonder Shampoo and Conditioner and be sure to blow dry and straighten the areas of your hair where you use this product as it is heat activated. It contains hydrogen peroxide, so it will dry your hair out, but you can always use a leave in conditioner or therapy oil to take away the dryness. It's a good product for spring and summer to get that perfect sun kissed look for your hair.

  • Commitment To Color:
  • Permanent

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Learn from my mistake-AVOID this product

By 

from Chicago

describe yourself Beauty Conscious

Pros

  • NONE

Cons

  • Everything
  • Will DESTROY your color

Best Uses

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

    This product is HORRIFIC. I wish so much I'd never tried it. I received a sample in the mail and foolishly sprayed it on my hair after I got super busy at work and had to reschedule my highlighting appointment at the salon. Huge mistake. Sure, it lightened my roots a bit, but not to a desirable shade. It made my roots BRASSY and ruined my soft, natural looking highlights. And no, going to the salon for my regular highlight a week later did not solve the problem. I will be going back to the salon this weekend and will likely have to have a wash of my natural color applied and then get another highlight. I shudder to think what will be left of my hair when after that, but it certainly could not look much worse than it does after using this product. Please do not buy this! If you do you will live to regret it!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Go Slow

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    By 

    from Dallas, TX

    describe yourself Minimalist

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        Instead of spraying the product on my hair, I spray a little on my hands and then wipe it where I want the highlights to be. I was afraid that I would get too much of a contrast. This has worked beautifully and I will buy this product again. It took about three times of doing this before I got the soft highlights that I wanted. Of course, you have to follow instructions and use heat after applying to get any results but I really like this product.

        • Commitment To Color:
        • Temporary

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Excellent product, blonde it up!

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        By 

        from Tucson, AZ

        describe yourself Beauty Conscious

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Great Color
        • Natural Look

        Cons

        • Drying

        Best Uses

        • New Look
        • Thinner Hair

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

        It seems the older I get the darker my blonde hair gets. I do like my natural color, but I like to change things up, and this is an excellent product! This is perfect if you're a medium to dark blonde looking to lighten up. I expected this to make my hair a cool, ashy blonde, but it's more of a reddish golden blonde on me. The results are dependent on your natural color, I suppose. I have gotten a lot of compliments on my hair after using this. It's very natural looking. The change is gradual, but after a week or so of using this, my hair was dramatically lighter. It would get 5 stars, but like a lot of color products, it can be drying, so get yourself some deep conditioner.

        • Commitment To Color:
        • Semi-Permanent

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Why didn't I listen to the bad reviews!

        By 

        from IL

        describe yourself Product Junkie

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Causes Breakage QUICKLY
        • Drying
        • Too Harsh

        Best Uses

        • Thicker Hair
        • Touch Ups

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

        This product only looks good if you use it TWICE, tops! I used it 3 times at the roots and once at the ends ( which I ended up snipping off as I got scared of the sight of the split ends!) and stopped and my hair has slight breakage at the roots and somewhat down the hair shaft ( nearest to the root and crown of my head) I was stupid enough to trust all the youtube videos that said this product is amazing when I should've realized that- HELLO- those persons were most likely compensated to give this product rave reviews, regardless of whether they like it or not. Also, most (not all there are a few exceptions) of the reviewers who love this only used it a couple of times, and those who hate ended up overusing it. And then there are those of us who could have hated it more than we already do, had we used it more. I am curious as to how those who love it were/are able to color their hair afterwards. I want to do that because I look brassy but the tiny hairs sticking up as a result of the dryness this product caused is making me leery. I hope I won't lose my hair :(....Keep away from this product if you color, it apparently is NOT color safe as it claims.

        • Commitment To Color:
        • Permanent
         
        4.0

        Great product ... but strange smell

        By 

        from Washington, DC

        describe yourself Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Great Color
        • Natural Look

        Cons

        • Smells Bad

        Best Uses

        • Touch Ups

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

        I use this product as a quick-fix in between highlighting sessions. It is a great buy for under $10! Highly recommended if you already have blonde hair and just trying to change the hue .

        Only drawback is that there is kind of a funky smell once you apply heat to it. I don't know that anyone else smelled it, but I did.

        Despite the smell, it's still worth it!

         
        5.0

        Great Highlights

        By 

        from Cleveland, OH

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        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:

          Every time I shampoo, I spray just a small strand of towel dried hair before I blow it dry. I am getting lots of highlights slowly and natural looking. I get complements on my hair style all the time but only change is the highlighting!

          • Commitment To Color:
          • Permanent

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          J F Sheer Blonde Spray

          By 

          from Hanalei, Kauai

          describe yourself Beauty Conscious

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Natural Look

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              This spray has worked perfectly for use at the beach or when out in the sun. I live in Hawaii and have naturally med-dark blonde hair. After a few uses my hair is getting noticeably lighter! Im psyched I didnt have to get highlights professionally done. Only thing is that the product does have a strong perfume scent and it can be drying to the hair so deep condition simultaneously! A L O H A

              • Commitment To Color:
              • Permanent
               
              4.0

              Go Blonder Lightening Spray

              By 

              from Osprey FL

              describe yourself Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Natural Look

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Thinner Hair

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

                Very easy to use, seems to be working well

                • Commitment To Color:
                • Permanent

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I'm addicted to what this spray did.

                By 

                from Lancaster, PA

                describe yourself Beauty Conscious

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Great Color
                • Natural Look

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Touch Ups

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

                  I bought this spray on a whim, wanting to fix my very dirty blonde roots but not in the mood to go to the salon, and I couldn't be happier with the results. I sprayed it, very liberally, throughout all of my hair and let it dry in the sun. After two uses I was noticeably blonder, and after a week it looks as though my hair has been professionally lightened. I'm getting compliments from my coworkers and friends about how natural and light it looks. I rarely get this attached to a beauty product, but this is one spray I will be vehemently loyal to.

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