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Friday, July 3, 2009

John Frieda Root Awakening Shampoo/Conditioner (Review)

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, 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.


Laurel said...

Nice touch on the review blog thing. I'll write to Amy about Choffy samples, and I'll go ahead and take your strengthening samples of the shampoo/conditioner and tell you what I think. I'll send you an e-mail tomorrow once I get some rest from the craziest on-call ever! Talk to you soon :-).