Hair Care

By Courtney Dunlop

Recent history has not been good to brunettes. Brown hair has been synonymous with boring for too long. Classic Hollywood was known for raven-haired vixens like Elizabeth Taylor and Vivien Leigh, and now beautiful brunettes like Liv Tyler and Catherine Zeta Jones have brought dark tresses back into the spotlight. Just in time for this overdue revival, John Frieda has introduced Brilliant Brunette Haircare Products.

The John Frieda name is already known for cult favorites such as the Beach Blonde, Sheer Blonde, and Frizz-Ease lines. Now John Frieda has developed hair products designed especially for brunettes. These products were created to bring out the sparkle and dimension in brown hair, and enhance natural highlights without depositing any color. The shampoos, conditioners, and styling aids are suitable for every shade of brunette hair, whether natural, colored, or highlighted.

I, being a brunette myself, tried the products. First, I used the Shine Release Shampoo in the Chestnut to Espresso shade (it also comes in the lighter Amber to Maple shade). I am not often impressed by shampoo, but this one has the best honey-like texture and left my hair light and bouncy. It uses cocoa bean extract and silk protein to preserve the rich highlights in darker hair. The Light Reflecting Conditioner uses crushed pearls to illuminate and smooth hair.

The line offers several shine-enhancing styling aids as well. My favorite is the Satin Shine finishing crème, designed to be applied to dried hair. This product smoothed my flyaways and gave an extra shine boost without being greasy. Finally, the Model Control firm-hold gel tamed my wicked cowlick without leaving any dull residue or sticky clumps.

It’s time to be proud of being a brunette. Glamorous and sultry is the way to be! I mean, have you SEEN Monica Bellucci? Forget the hours spent every four weeks frying our tresses trying to keep up with the Legally Blonde set….healthy, gorgeous dark hair is where it’s at, and we have John Frieda to thank for giving us the recognition we deserve.

Find John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Haircare Products at http://www.drugstore.com.

Originally published March 2004
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