Monday, 5 September 2011

Hair serum tug of war : Pantene vs Frieda

I can't say I have always been a fan of hair serums. In fact I was unaware of the fact that black women can use them! It was during one of my last (way back) visits to the hairdressers when i came across hair serums. My hair stylist gave my hair a wash and deep condition, and then before putting me under the dryer to roller set she applied some serum to each roller section of my hair... and boy did my hair turn out shiny and silky!

So almost 4 years later and a whole lot more clued up about hair, I can say that hair serum is one of my staple products.
I have been using the Pantene hair serum for almost 2 years now, so deciding to give the John Frieda a try had me real nervous! Word on the street is it is one of the best hair serums and in fact the most widely used by celebrity hair stylists.

So... what's the verdict... Pantene for life or John Frieda steals the show?
Average ☆☆
Pricey ☆☆☆

Below average, will not be using again 
Nice results, but other products work better ❤❤
Absolutely love it, staple ❤❤❤   

N.B - I only add ingredients if I am able to find them for all  products that I am reviewing.
Pantene Repair and Care Hair Serum
Price: £4.51☆☆

Claims: A leave-in treatment for dry and damaged hair tips. Just as a skin care serum delivers nutrients to sensitive skin areas, this packs a nourishing punch - leaving hair looking and feeling soft, smooth and strong. Use it everyday for tip repair, protection and shine, or on wet hair before blow drying.

LYT Rating: For those of you familiar with the blog, you'll know that I love this serum. I use it to enhance my roller-setting experience, to smooth out my hair and add shine before blow-drying, and also to add some glam to my weave! The major selling point of this serum for me has to be its smell! I am a sucker for sensual scents, and this serum has mastered that to the core! Its smooth velvety touch is definitely also a key to its success ❤❤❤

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum Original Formula
Price: £5.89 ☆☆ 

Claims: Instantly and dramatically transforms dry, frizzy, chemically-treated hair into incredibly smooth, glossy hair. Exceptional blend of silicones immediately smoothes texture while delivering a layer of crystal-clear gloss for perfectly polished, frizz-resistant styles. Repels humidity to help prevent weather-related frizz. Contains a UV filter.

LYT Rating: This serum did live up to its claims. I followed directions and applied the serum to my wet hair (weave). Once dry my hair was silky, smooth and looked very healthy and well kept. Definitely more than worthy of ❤❤❤

So the winner is...

 Pantene Repair and Care Hair serum

Both products were equally as efficient and produced fantastic results, however Pantene beat John Frieda hands down with regards to smell. The John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum Original Formula has no fragrance and smells of nothing, whereas the Pantene Repair and Care Hair Serum is practically edible. At the same time the Pantene serum works out to be cheaper than its competitor. So thats a wrap!

x edF


  1. I used to use Frizz Ease way back in the day, but haven't for a while. Currently, I'm loving GVP Silk Infusion from Sally's...but other faves were PM Super Skinny, Biosilk, One n' Only Argan oil (def more of a serum than an oil) so I guess I can safely say I've been a serum lover for a while. Nice comparison girlie! Both prices are great...

  2. Where do you normally get the Pantene hair serum? I cant seem to find it anywhere :(

  3. I get it from Superdrug or boots :) Where have u been checking ? x


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