Disclaimer: This product was not given to me nor was I compensated for this review in any way. This product was purchased by myself with my money.
I started using John Frieda Luminous Glaze in Clear 2.5 weeks ago and I have loved what I am seeing! I usually wash my hair 2 times a week (curly hair is very delicate and dry) and my ends don't stay together when I straighten my hair. I am nearly done with the bottle, have about 1/3 to go.
I apply about two quarter sized dollops to the bottom 2/3 of my hair after shampooing and conditioning. After conditioning, I squeeze out the excess water and then apply the glaze generously through the lower half of my hair, avoiding the roots. I then clip my hair up and finish my shower. Right before I turn off the water, I rinse out the glaze thoroughly and squeeze out the excess water again.
I then add conditioning mousse to my hair and let it air dry curly. If I wear it straight, I add a nickel sized dollop of frizz cream and blow dry and straighten as normal.
*There is a bit of a chemical smell to the product when you apply it, but I didn't notice it once I rinsed and styled.*
When I washed my hair, it knotted up and became matted as soon as I touched it with the shampoo and required a ton of conditioner to take out the knots. My hair was difficult to straighten and required a lot of blow dry time to get my hair smooth enough to straighten. My roots became greasy after two days because I had to load my hair with product to help smooth it out. It showed when the weather was rainy and had a tendency to curl and puff when the Austin humidity kicked in.
My hair has become much more soft and easy to manage, both curly and straight. It doesn't get nearly as tangled in the shower and dries much faster after I wash it. My hair blow dries like a charm and is incredibly smooth after minimal straightening with a flat iron. I also went 4 days without having to use dry shampoo or pull my hair up to hide greasy roots. The overall look is more shiny, less frizz, much softer.
This stuff is great! I have noticed quite the difference in the texture and look of my hair after using this product. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a salon quality home treatment for under $1 a treatment! You can find it here, here, or your local drug, grocery or beauty store.
Disclaimer: This product was not given to me nor was I compensated for this review in any way. This product was purchased by myself with my money because I felt like it. I'm that awesome.