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Doing Drugstore: John Frieda Root Awakening

Along with its aromatherapy benefits, eucalyptus comes with a smell all its own. If it were a food, I'd call it an acquired taste. I like the earthy, slightly medicinal scent, so I was excited to test out this new Root Awakening line featuring natural eucalyptus and essential oil. Since cold weather isn't helping my dry hair, I tested the Nourishing Moisture shampoo first. The aroma is strong in the shower: After finishing up with the corresponding conditioner and towel drying, I could still smell eucalyptus in my bathroom. Of the two products, I preferred the conditioner to the shampoo because of its slick, non-clumpy feel. I didn't notice any special tingling (read: awakening) on my roots when I applied this or followed up with the detangling spray, but somehow either or both products helped loosen my waves.

Since I had dinner with a friend before this whole testing process, I gave her the Health Infusing duo (for "Normal Hair") to bring home. Read what she thought and see all seven products from this new John Frieda line when you .

Well, she also noticed the eucalyptus in the shower and was worried her hair would smell like that all day. However, as she said, the scent comes on strong but definitely fades fast (especially if you sleep on it) and she was pretty pleased with the results. While I'm not rushing out to purchase the shampoo, I have worked the detangling spray and conditioner into my rotation. Have any of you used these items? If so, share your finds on our Product Reviews website for a chance to win big.

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BionicBeauty BionicBeauty 6 years
I'm with Lovelie. I LOVE the John Frieda Root Awakening line. The Detangling spray is just simply amazing. This is one of the best drugstore lines in ages. In my opinion, second only to L'Oreals new Ever Pure. :) But that's just my 2 cents...
lovelie lovelie 6 years
I actually just bought the detangling spray and I really liked it. My hair is really dry right now, and breaking like crazy. I've been using this for a week now, and I don't know if it is fixing anything, but my hair feels better overall. There is also a mild heat protectant in it as well, which I really like.
kscincotta kscincotta 6 years
Thanks! Doesn't sound quite like what I'm looking for.
Faylinn Faylinn 6 years
kscincotta: This isn't marketed as a root volumizing product, rather it is described as a product that "hydrates your scalp, nourishes from roots to ends and stimulates your senses." I got that quote from their description on drugstore.com.Anyway, this sounds gimmicky to me so I'm not rushing out to try it just yet. I'm waiting for more reviews to come in. Thanks, Bella, for yours!
Faylinn Faylinn 6 years
kscincotta: This isn't marketed as a root volumizing product, rather it is described as a product that "hydrates your scalp, nourishes from roots to ends and stimulates your senses." I got that quote from their description on drugstore.com. Anyway, this sounds gimmicky to me so I'm not rushing out to try it just yet. I'm waiting for more reviews to come in. Thanks, Bella, for yours!
emalove emalove 6 years
I've been curious about this, but not sure if I'll try it now...I'm very sensitive to fragrance, and I don't know if this is a scent I'd like.
aimeeb aimeeb 6 years
Sounds pretty mediocre to me...
kscincotta kscincotta 6 years
I think I'm confused about what they mean by "Root Awakening". I have really thick, wavy hair and comparatively, I often feel that my hair looks really flat at the roots along my part and hairline. If I use regular volumizing products, it just makes my hair big all over. Would this be something good just to target the flatness at my roots? Or does this do something else?
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