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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 64 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (54)
  • Natural look (40)
  • Great color (34)
  • Gentle (23)
  • Long-lasting (19)

Cons

  • Too harsh (10)
  • Smells bad (6)
  • Color misrepresented (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)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (28), Product junkie (18), Survivalist / minimalist (13)

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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5.0

Works great (just be patient!)

By Penny Wise

from Huntington, NY

describe yourself Minimalist

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective

Cons

  • Strong smell

Best Uses

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

    I use this product to cover my roots and extend the time between highlights. I have dirty blonde hair and get light blonde highlights every 3 to 4 months. I used to just tolerate my roots and get really creative with headbands and updos, but now, I've found this wonderful life-saver! I spray 3-5 sprays around my crown the night before I'm going to wash my hair (I wash every other day). Then I gently comb it through, put my hair in a bun and go to bed. After two or three applications, the roots are gone!
    I would definitely recommend patience when using this. If you use it over a few days, you'll get great color and little damage. i've never used heat with this product, as I've been afraid of over-lightening.
    One last thing, the smell is a little weird. Like chamomile covered chemicals. It's not completely offensive, just strange.

    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy Hair

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    2.0

    Not entirely surprised

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          Basically dissolved my hair, but what was left was lighter, if not oranger. I was naive to expect any spray containing hydrogen peroxide to yield better results.

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair

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          1.0

          DESTROYS YOUR HAIR

          By Krispy

          from Washington, DC

          describe yourself Product Junkie

          Pros

            Cons

            • Too Harsh

            Best Uses

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

              This product will literally destroy your hair. My hair was completely healthy and thick. I used this product less frequently than even recommended on the bottle and the top 1/4 inch of thickness of my hair became fried and broke off.

              My stylist was in shock. My hair is fairly light naturally and I just wanted to extend the time before I had to get highlights. I did not change anything else about my routine or products; it was entirely this product that caused the damage.

              It was not immediately obvious, it worsened over time, including continuing to break and become frayed after I stopped use, because the damage was that severe.

              Do not risk your healthy hair to this. I have had to use repair shampoo and conditioner and a thick leave-in conditioner every day just to make the hair minimally presentable. Even with this, it is frizzy and "crunchy." I don't know how long it will take the damage to grow out. Most of it is just breaking off.

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              5.0

              A LIFESAVER!

              By Becca the Swimmer

              from NC

              describe yourself Minimalist

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Great Color
              • Natural Look
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Graying Hair
                • New Look
                • Touch Ups

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

                I have light/medium brown hair with dark blonde highlights and to be honest, I thought there was no way this product was going to turn out so well! I used to product to cover up my roots. It didn't turn out brassy or unnatural looking. I saw obvious results in only 3 days (just as the box states). You will probably not see results in one, and that is what I love. You control where you spray it and it's not so powerful that if you overspray one part you will regret it later. This stuff is very forgiving and I highly reccomend using a blow drying and a straightener/curling iron. My blow drying lightens it some but the straightener works the real magic. Use this if you want a subtle look. I also love it so people aren't shocked the next day by a completely different color on your hair!

                • Commitment To Color:
                • Permanent

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Product!

                By Sarah

                from Washington, DC

                describe yourself Beauty Conscious

                See all my reviews

                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 started using this a year ago to save money in between highlight appointments and it works so well my stylist still hasn't colored my hair. When my roots come in I spray them with this product and then comb it through and blowdry. It is easy to use and saves me a lot of money.

                  • Commitment To Color:
                  • Permanent

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great for between salon visits!

                  By Lizzy

                  from Kansas

                  describe yourself Product Junkie

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Great Color
                  • Natural Look
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Smells Bad

                  Best Uses

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

                    Worked great! I used it just on my obvious roots and blew dry my hair. After just 3 uses over a week, my highlights and roots looked great! The hydrogen peroxide smell isn't appealing, but I also use a leave in conditioner with this product that kills the odor and helps minimize damage. Because my roots are very oily, I do not see any breakage problems. Love this product!

                    • Commitment To Color:
                    • Permanent

                    Comment on this review

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    A Must-Try Product!

                    By volleyballgirl105

                    from New York

                    describe yourself Product Junkie

                    See all my reviews

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Blending Roots
                      • Graying Hair
                      • Touch Ups

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

                      I died my hair once about a year ago. However, I didn't want to go get it re-died every time my roots started to come through. I have been a user of John Frieda Sheer Blonde products for a long time and love them, so when I saw the Multi-Pack offer on drugstore.com, I basically got the lightening spray for free! It is a must have product for anyone who dies their hair. One year later and my hair color still matches from root to tip! Absolutely love this product!

                      • Commitment To Color:
                      • Permanent

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                      5.0

                      Terrific. Product has saved me hundreds

                      By Carmisa

                      from New York

                      describe yourself Beauty Conscious

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Graying Hair
                        • New Look
                        • Thinner Hair
                        • Touch Ups

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

                        Makes me feel younger and sassy without being brassy!

                        • Commitment To Color:
                        • Permanent

                        Comment on this review

                        (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

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                          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

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