I'm a member of BzzAgent, a cool site where I can get free or discounted products. I'm asked to spread buzz about the products I try. They tell me to be honest.
I'm trusting that they really do want me to be honest, so...here goes!
I was sent full-sized bottles of the new John Frieda Root Awakening Shampoo and Conditioner. I chose the Nourishing Moisture variety.
Here's the thing. After I started using it, I got a rash on my neck and shoulders. When I stopped using it, the rash went away. I don't know if it was caused by the shampoo and conditioner or not, but I think it's the most likely culprit.
So, I passed it along to my husband. He has liked it just fine. It doesn't really "stand out" to him compared to other shampoos and conditioners...but he also doesn't have a rash, so that's a plus! The line has eucalyptus in it, which is supposed to provide a refreshing, tingling sensation. Both The Engineer and I found the tingle to be very mild. We both did like the scent, which works for men or women.
I'm guessing the rash thing is a rare side effect or else I doubt this would be on store shelves. I do have some small samples of the shampoo and conditioner--I believe the samples are for the Strenth Restoring line. I'd be happy to send those out to readers who live in the U.S.--just e-mail me at cbethblog (at) gmail (dot) com, and if I have any left, I'll send you one so you can try it yourself!
**I received my John Frieda samples with the understanding that I would use word-of-mouth marketing to honestly share my opinion on the products. By participating in BzzAgent, I can be offered future free samples as a reward for passing along my honest opinions about the samples I am sent. For my disclosure policy, see this post.