Rated 4.37 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Makes hair so soft!
I've been testing this John Frieda Haircare Detox & Repair Care & Protect Spray that I received from Stellar Panel in exchange for my honest review for about 2 weeks now. I only wash my hair once a week so my review will be based on the 2 times I actually sprayed it on my hair and how it held up to dry shampoo and to the week it was in my hair without washing. First I'd like to point out that I have very thin oily hair with a few split ends but because I only use heat on it once a week it's fairly healthy. Now about the product itself; the smell was great, not too strong and definitely didn't have a chemical smell. It sprays evenly and doesn't feel sticky. The packaging is very nice and looks great on counter tops if you're going to leave it out. The bottle is a dark green but is still a bit translucent which is nice so you can see how much product you have left. I love that it includes green tea and avocado oil because it does feel like it makes a difference. Now onto the product testing.
Day1: sprayed onto damp hair, blow dried & flat ironed a flew fly away pieces. Hair felt so soft after just drying and brushing. The smell didn't really stick after blow dry though. Hair felt very thick and voluminous which was my favorite thing about this product. My hair looked shiny and healthy but again my hair wasn't damaged to begin with.
Day 2: hair still felt thick & soft but I needed to brush it out twice because through the day it seemed to get tangled easily.
Day 3: used some dry shampoo (as shown in picture) and it held up great with the spray, still felt thick but softness has lessened.
Day 4: dry shampoo + brushing, sprayed some dry heat protectant and curled hair. Hair still felt thick but not as voluminous or soft.
Day 5: dry shampoo + brushing, had to put hair up in a pony because it started to feel too brittle to wear down.
Day 6: dry shampoo and wore in a messy bun because it felt very brittle but oily at the same time.
Day 7: washed hair, sprayed product and this time I did not blow dry and did not straighten with iron. Hair felt soft again but not as soft or thick as when blow dried. Didn't really see any changes in appearance. Hair still looked shiny but not oily.
Following week was about the same as the previous however I noticed that on day 3 my hair was falling out more than usual. Nothing alarming but just something that I noted. Even though I didn't use heat it seemed to still get brittle/oily around day 5.
Final thoughts: I would definitely buy this item again and will include in my weekly hair care routine. I love how soft/thick it makes my hair feel and it seems to help with the oiliness. I would like the smell to last longer but it wasn't anything that bothered me much. I didn't notice any dryness in my scalp so that was a plus, usually sprayed tend to dry my scalp out and makes it itchy/flaky. I was hoping I'd get more time to test the spray but like I said since I only wash my hair weekly I wasn't able to see much improvement. Compared to other products I've tried this does feel better & keeps my hair feeling fresh longer than most other sprays I've tried. I do feel like this product is best suited for blow drying, that is when i noticed the most benefits to the look/feel of my hair. I have already recommended to family who I know struggle with thin hair like I do, I think they'd really enjoy it.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not bad, but not for me
I was given this spray to try as part of the Stellar Product Testing Panel, however the opinions are my own. I am a mama to 4 kiddos and have long wavy hair. I do not prioritize my hair, I tend to take the no fuss approach. That being said, I have sensitive skin and don't like my hair to be dry or damaged, so I've been trying to find a product that would help add a little health to my hair in an easy way. My initial impression is that the smell was very strong just with a few sprays. That fact alone made it hard for me to want to use it. I did use the product and found it easy to use and didn't leave my hair with a weird texture but made it look a little bit shinier. After a week of use, I couldn't handle the smell and didn't notice enough of a difference in hair "health" or shine so I discontinued use. I think that maybe if your hair was a different texture it might absorb better or make it a little softer but that wasn't the full effect for my hair. Like I said my opinion was the fragrance was too strong for me and that wouldn't lead me to recommend it or continue using it but I think it would be worth a shot for anyone to see if it works for them. Its easy to use so why not give it a try.
Reviewed by 188 customers Excellent
Z from East Chicago
Use as directed
Loveeeeee this product!
Ledi from undisclosed
Ever since I started using the new Detox & Repair Collection my hair has been looking and feeling flawless. Not only do the products smell so good, but my hair feels so healthy and clean. I've always had a hard time finding the right products that work well for me and my busy lifestyle, so I would usually just go straight to applying heat on my hair without thinking about potential damage. It was time to start taking better care of my hair, so this Collection has been a game changer!
Care for your hair
Kristinamc from San Diego, CA
I received this product through the Stellar Product Testing Panel. I am new to using name brand products to care for my hair besides shampoo and conditioner so it was a learning curve for me when testing out the John Frieda detox and repair spray. Usually I like to wash my hair at night but I decided for the purpose of trying out the detox spray, I'd wash my hair in the mornings. Currently my hair is super long and wavy, more than half way down my back so I felt like I wasn't sure how much product to use so I just sprayed until my hearts content and combed it through my hair and let it air dry. Maybe I used too much, but I'm not a huge fan of the smell. I felt it was kind of strong and definitely like a hair product. It did help with my hair frizz that goes crazy on the sides of my head, however, I wouldn't recommend this for people who already experience greasy hair or not having much volume because my hair was seriously flat looking especially on the top of my head. I think for future use, I can continue to use this spray for just the bottom half of my hair like just the ends and call it a day.
John Frieda does it again.
SeeKateRwr from Myrtle Point, OR
I have very curly, dry hair. I only wash once a week or so and enjoy using leave-in conditioner or keratin repair serums during the day. I do not use any heat, but my hair behaves as if damaged so I treat it that way.
That said, I noticed an improvement in the staying power of my curls and the frizzy flyaways using the John Frieda Haircare Detox & Repair Care & Protect Spray I received courtesy of the Stellar Parent Panel for free in exchange for my honest review.
The children at the daycare that I work at noticed that my hair looked softer and wanted to touch my curls, which means I could not possibly leave less than a 5-star review! Preschoolers are a very tough crowd.
This is a product I will definitely be using regularly!
Makes my hair so soft!
amartin820 from Overland Park, KS
I was soo excited to try out John Frieda's Haircare Detox & Repair Care & Protect Spray when I received it as part of the Stellar Product Testing Panel! I have long thick hair that gets frizzy and after having my daughter 2.5 years ago I've had problems with a lot of flyaways and damage from keeping my hair in a ponytail all the time. After the first use, I already noticed a difference in my hair and how much smoother and softer it felt, not to mention how good it smells! It was very easy to incorporate into my regular routine, I added it in after my shower and combed it through. The only issue I had with this spray was that it didn't help detangle my hair at all, so going forward, I will probably use a detangling spray in addition to this product to help get the comb through my hair easier. I would buy this again in the future, and definitely buy if they added a detangle component!
Fine but not a must-have
Vballgal1226 from MD
I received this product through the Stellar Product Testing Panel, otherwise I probably wouldn't have purchased it on my own. I can say that this product, like similar products I've used in the past, are fine, but don't offer a long term, full day, non-frizzy hair solution. I would use it in the morning but didn't find that it would make a significant difference. I'm a mom, I don't have time to prioritize hair care, and especially don't have time to blow-dry, straighten, or style my hair in the morning. This product does allow me to feel like I'm doing something more than just rolling out of bed and starting my day, so always nice when something makes you feel like a human being. I probably wouldn't buy it again since I don't particularly budget for beauty products, but I'll enjoy having it for the time being (thanks again to the product panel).
Love this spray!!
Nancytdang from Orange County, CA
I like the petite bottle because it doesn't take up much room. I've been looking for a heat protector spray and this was perfect timing! After using it, I noticed my hair was softer, smelled amazing, and was less frizzy. I use this a few times a week. It was super easy to add to my routine. It only took another minute or less to pull out the spray and spray it on before brushing. It helps my hair even without heat. I would definitely buy this product in the future! Thanks to the Stellar Product Testing Panel for providing me with this spray.
Serendipity 2 from Hillsboro, Ohio
The John Frieda Haircare Detox & Repair Care & Protect Spray was actually pretty good. I straighten my bangs everyday and I did see a difference in my hair when using this product. My hair felt softer and smoother with less heat damage than I would normally have. It also smells amazing!
I used this every night after my shower and have actually cut out my leave in conditioner and strictly use the John Frieda Protectant Spray. When this bottle is empty I will definitely be looking to buy more! I received the John Frieda Haircare Detox & Repair Care & Protect Spray through the Stellar Product Testing Panel!
Strength comes in all shapes and sizes
JoNoCo from Queens, NY
Thank you Stellar Product Testing Panel for sending me the John Frieda Detox and Repair Care and Protect spray to try out! I truly enjoyed using this product and seeing the results. I added this spray to my daily routine by using it each time I came out of the shower. The spray smells amazing and I felt refreshed each time I used it. Over the past few weeks I?ve noticed that my hair has extra shine, smoothness, and strength. Still in the postpartum stage, following the birth of my son?who is only 5 months old?it can be difficult to feel good and like I?m getting back to myself. Spraying this every night made me feel good and helped my hair to get back to its usual shine and strength. I would definitely recommend this product to my friends and already in my cart (even though I haven?t finished the first bottle yet)!!
Strength comes in all shapes and sizes
JoNoCo from Queens, NY
Thank you Stellar Product Testing Panel for sending me the John Frieda Detox and Repair Care and Protect spray to try out! I truly enjoyed using this product and seeing the results. I added this spray to my daily routine by using it each time I came out of the shower. The spray smells amazing and I felt refreshed each time I used it. Over the past few weeks I've noticed that my hair has extra shine, smoothness, and strength. Still in the postpartum stage, following the birth of my son–who is only 5 months old–it can be difficult to feel good and like I'm getting back to myself. Spraying this every night made me feel good and helped my hair to get back to its usual shine and strength. I would definitely recommend this product to my friends and already in my cart (even though I haven't finished the first bottle yet)!!
Great hair product!
achellechavez from Cleveland, TN
This made my hair so much more shiny and healthy looking! My hair was very damaged from repeatedly bleaching it and this made it look so much better. It was easy to use and smelled great. I used it every morning!
I don't love or dislike the spray
SMooney from New York, NY
I have highlighted, relatively healthy long straight hair that I use a curling iron on. The spray did make my hair slightly shiny and did not weigh it down. It also did not make my hair greasy as other sprays have. I don't feel it improved my hair any though. Overall, I don't feel it made much of a difference for my hair or styled hair. I will not recommend the product but can't say that I dislike either. I received this product from the Stellar Product Testing Panel in exchange for my honest review.
Great for repair and untangling snarly hair
mamallama4 from SLC, UT
This repair spray is a great product to untangle snarly hair, and to repair ends of hair. There are 4 girls in my home, and I have tried this on my daughters long strands. I like the smell, and they like the easy of combing their hair, because they have sensitive heads. We use this spray after washing/conditioning hair and while the hair is damp. It was an easy addition to add to our shower routine! I would buy this again, however, I am giving it 4 stars because the spray bottle sprays a bit too direct for my liking. I like a spray that covers more area and is more like a mist. This product sprays more like a stream.
I received this product to test from Stellar Product Testing Panel in exchange for an honest review.
Great Spray to Help Your Hair Feel Soft & Smooth!
thepricefamily2 from Central Illinois
Thanks to the Stellar Product Testing Panel I received John Frieda Haircare Detox & Repair Care & Protect Spray to test for free to give my honest review on. I have to say I was surprised as a guy with shorter hair to be chosen for a hair product but I am glad I got the chance to try this spray. First off it smells pretty good but not too girly although my wife and 3 sons all liked the smell as well. After trying it on my hair it did seem to make my hair feel softer and smoother. I usually put a small amount of conditioner before combing my wet hair everyday but used this instead and it seemed to not weigh my hair down like conditioner does so this is what I will continue to use from now on daily. My wife tried the spray and she really liked it also. Her hair is kind of dry from dyeing and straightening and she said she could really feel a difference in how soft and healthy it made her hair feel. Lastly, my wife used it on our younger sons hair as he has long hair and gets knots from sleeping and it worked great to detangle and smooth his hair and made brushing a lot easier. I highly recommend John Frieda Haircare Detox & Repair Care & Protect Spray and my whole family plans to continue using it from now on.
Pleasantly surprised by this spray!
lindsayr44 from miami, fl
I can admit that I am a bit of a hair products snob and rarely use drug store brand hair products. So when I received this spray from the Stellar Product Testing Panel., I was not expecting much from it as I have tried countless leave-in products in the past that only made my fine hair feel greasy and weighed down. However, this spray has left me pleasantly surprised! I have naturally wavy/frizzy color treated hair . I use this spray about 2-3x a week when I wash my hair and spray it on towel dried, damp hair. I comb it through and it leaves my hair feeling soft and smooth even before blow drying. It has a refreshing, light scent and goes on in an even, light mist all over the hair. I let my hair air dry for about 5-10 minutes and then I blow dry it, and it leave my hair feeling healthy, soft and bouncy! I find some leave-in products to be a little too heavy for my hair, but this formula is light and does not weigh my hair down at all or leave it the slight bit oily. I love that it is also a heat protectant, as I use a strong hair dryer every day, and usually curl or straighten my hair with hot tools once or twice a week.
I am thrilled to have found a drug store product that works just as well as some of my higher end brand products. I am telling all of my fellow beauty junkies about this product and I will definitely purchase again!
Smells great and leaves hair shiny!
AZMomofGirls from Scottsdale, AZ
I was lucky to receive this product from the Stellar Product Testing Panel to test it out. I have shoulder length, fine hair that needs protection from heat and humidity! This spray smelled great but wasn't too overwhelming. I used a bit too much product during the first few applications so my hair was weighed down a bit, but I was able to find a nice level of application that worked for my hair type. When applied correctly, my hair was shiny and soft. It wasn't a miracle worker, but I will definitely will continue using it!
Gives the Boost I Need
AnnieM20 from Pittsburgh, PA
As someone who dries and flat irons her hair every day, I know how dry and brittle hair can become. I am always looking for new products to give my hair the extra boost it needs to look "alive." The John Frieda Haircare Detox & Repair Care & Protect Spray did exactly that. I was given the opportunity to test this spray as part of the Stellar Product Testing Panel. The spray was easy to apply and made my hair smooth and shine. It has easily become part of my morning routine, and I will definitely buy it into the future.
PaigeChristine from Idaho
I used this spray daily in hopes that it would help prevent further damage from my blow dryer and straightener. I may have set my expectations too high, unfortunately. The spray itself smells nice, but I haven't noticed any improvement as far as prevention goes. On the plus side hair really suffers in the winter and I was hoping would add a little life back in and it definitely added a nice softness to my hair. Overall the product itself does create a softer look with a nice smell, but I wouldn't purchase it again for its claim on a heat protectant. Thanks to the Stellar Product Testing Panel for providing me with this spray.
Thanks to the Stellar Product Testing Panel for providing me with this spray.
eggertonm from Philadelphia, PA
I have thin and dry hair that is easily damaged. Especially in the cold, dry winter months, combing and blow drying my hair really makes it worse. I started using the John Frieda Haircare Detox & Repair Care & Protect Spray after washing my hair and initially only used a small amount for fear it would make my hair greasy. After a few times washing my hair and using the product before styling, I realized I could apply more liberally to have a better conditioning affect without weighing my hair down or making it look greasy. This is rare, as most conditioning products weigh my thin hair down.
When I use this spray prior to blow drying and styling, I've noticed my hair has less static related frizz and feels more like soft hair (and less like straw)! I definitely notice a difference on days when I use this product compared to days I do not.
The product itself is simple to use, just spraying as much as you need into damp hair and style as usual. I like knowing that I can use this as often as I need when I think my hair needs a little more moisture or protection from hot tools. However, I only gave the spray four stars because I'm not sure if I will have the same results in the summer time.
I would like buy this spray in the future, especially if I run out before I get to test it during the summer months. Usually the dryness is less of an issue for me in summer and I don't use a blow dryer as much during summer so I might get less use out of the spray during that time. I think it will be a good product to keep on hand for days where I know I need a little extra smoothing and protection against heat.
Thanks to the Stellar Product Testing Panel for providing me with this product to test.
esalinas81 from Canyon, TX
I was skeptical at first about this product but then I tried it and it was amazing!! It leaves your hair so soft and silky smooth. It has really changed my mind about it and I will continue to use it from now on. Another thing I like about it was the scent, it's not over powering and left my hair smelling very good. I received this product as part of the Stellar Product Testing Panel.
Great product! Really worked for my hair
littlemrs from Denver, CO
I received this product through the Stellar Product Testing Panel and I really love it so far!
As a mom of two I look for products that are easy to use and that help make my regular routine easier and quicker and this product did just that.
My hair is very fine and after 2 kids, starting to thin out more so finding products that don't weigh it down and make it look stringy is very hard.
This Detox and Repair Spray has worked great for me so far- especially in this cold dry environment (Colorado winters). It doesn't make my hair feel greasy or full of product and I like the smell so no complaints here.
The instructions say to use with clean damp hair and most times I did as directed but there were a few times that I forgot so I used the product the next morning on dry clean hair but the end result was the same. My hair is usually full of static and fly-aways and I hate to use hairspray or mousse and most leave in conditioners make my hair feel heavy and greasy. This spray has helped my hair look more shiny and helped tame my pesky flyaways so I really like it. My hair also feels softer and get more compliments because I actually leave my hair down instead of the messy bun.
I'm not sure how this spray will work in the summer when the weather is hotter but I do like it for the winters and also use it on my kids hair. We all love it!
My one and only
Chstna84 from Boston ma
I received this product through the Stellar Product Testing Panel. I have fine blonde hair that gets weighed down easily and tends to tangle. I was skeptical about a spray that could both detox and repair, it seemed to me that you couldn't do both with one product...I was wrong. My usually oily hair seemed more balanced after a few uses of the spray and I had no issues brushing through wet hair. My hair seemed shiny and lighter (not sure how that's possible) after the first use. I like how I can use this product and either heat style or air dry. So many sprays tend to make my hair look greasy or sticky if I don't blow dry. I like the fine mist the spray lets out and the very light scent which is a little herbal but mostly fresh smelling. I don't know that I've ever repurchased a hair product as many leave me disappointed but I will definitely stick with this. I'm so impressed I may purchase the shampoo and conditioner from the line.
Pros: heat protectant and detangler in one
A little goes a long way
Doesn't weigh my hair down
Cons: none for me
I love this product!
Danirum from Hudson valley, NY
I absolutely love the John Frieda Haircare Detox & Repair Care & Protect Spray! My hair is colored regularly, and using dry shampoo or texture spray can leave it feeling course and dry. I have been using John Frieda spray for about two weeks. My hair looks and feels so much softer. The scent is very light and fresh It does not interfere with perfume and only lingered for a few mins. I will continue to use the product a few times a week. Thank you to Stella Product Testing for allowing me to test this product!
Great protection and care for your hair!
merelda2 from Scottsdale, AZ
I received the detox &repair spray through the stellar product testing panel. I was excited because I love trying new products and always love finding one that works! I had hoped it would help detangle my hair more than it did but I loved how it made my hair feel. I also loved the smell of the product which is a must for me! My hair was definitely soft and smooth after using it! I used this product once a week maybe two depending on how many times I washed my hair in a week. It was very easy to add to my routine because I always spray stuff into my hair after the shower before I brush it out and apply heat! I would definitely buy this product in the future to provide extra strength care and protection to my hair!
Soft & not oily
Ggnilrups from undisclosed
Bottle itself need better labeling... others thought it was a detangler spray or body mist.
Product itself specifically labeled to be use with damp hair, so did that and seems to make hair a bit softer, but unsure if it did protect split ends from happening or how it detox. Could be use as a soft hair styler/spray. Not meant to be spray upside down since it's easier for me to spray liberally if it spray upside down. Received this product to try as part of stellar parent panel.