15 October 2013

Battle of the Hair Serums

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Thermal Protection Hair Serum 
L'Oreal Elvive Smooth & Polish Aqua Serum

So it's no secret that I battle with frizz on a daily basis, even having straightened my hair! I'm always on the search for that miracle product to put an end to flyaways and frizz.

I bought the John Frieda Frizz-Ease serum at the beginning of the year after it was recommended to me by my housemate. I used it a couple of times but never really got on with it as I never really saw any benefits. If anything it just made my hair greasy. 

Having not used a serum in a few months, I saw the L'Oreal Elvive serum highly rated in a magazine so decided to give it a go. I have been loving it and it made its way into my September Favourites. 

Although after using it for a month or so, my hair felt really rubbish. I think it was long over-due for a cut so I'm not blaming the serum at all! But recently I've been reaching for the John Frieda serum again. Instead of applying it to dry hair after straightening (as I did before), I have started applying it to towel dried hair and find it works so much better! It also doesn't make hair greasy as quick if you apply it to wet hair - a definite bonus!

I use 1 pump of both (obviously not at the same time) and work it into towel dried hair in areas prone to frizz. Which for me is mainly the lower half of my hair, my fringe and any whispy bits around my hairline. I wouldn't recommend applying this to roots as it would definitely make your hair greasy more quickly. 

In terms of price comparison, John Frieda's serum is £6.29 for 50ml, whereas L'Oreal Elvive's serum is £5.99 for 150ml (currently on offer for only £3.99!). Therefore the L'Oreal Elvive serum is much better value but both of these last for so long - as you can see from the picture! It is the more expensive option, but the John Frieda one is definitely worth it when you work out the cost per use. 

Although this was meant to be a battle, I definitely can't choose a winner as I love both of these! 
So a draw it is!

Have you tried either of these products? If you have tried both, which one do you prefer? Or are you tempted to try one of these?



  1. Like you I found the John Frieda serum a bit oily, and it just made my hair feeling heavy and matte. Perhaps I'm not using it the right way but there are other hair oils that I far prefer to it. Nice comparison :o). Xx


    1. Yeah I would definitely try and find out the best way that works for you because its worth it! Which oils do you prefer? X


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