Go Blonder ...

Saturday, 30 July 2011

I was recently asked if i would be interested in trying John Frieda's Go Blonder Lightening Spray and i jumped at the chance! I absolutely adore the John Frieda blonde hair care range and have been using their different shampoo's and conditioner's since i started bleaching my hair around 7 years ago!

I must admit i was a little apprehensive about using this product; firstly because i started using it just after i had my hair coloured and didn't want to mess up my expensive highlights but secondly because i thought it could just be a gimmick product and wouldn't actually do anything to lighten my hair ... (contradicting myself there totally!)

To quote the blurb on the box ... "Exclusive, versatile formula with citrus and chamomile works with blow-dryer heat to gradually lighten and brighten for a natural-looking, blonder blonde. Visibly lightens in 3-5 uses. Thermo-Protectant."

I simply sprayed the lightening product all over my hair paying particular attention to my roots.

Bit of background for you ... i recently switched from having all over bleach to having a darker shade of blonde and caramel highlights in a bid to combat horrid dark roots and to save the condition of my hair. I have a sort of shadow effect going on while the bleach grows out and my natural colour combined with the highlights is featured at the top of my head ... sort of a weird little ombre, no? ha

Anyways, back to the John Frieda Go Blonder Lightening Spray ...

I used the spray each time after washing on towel-dried hair (I used Aussie Aussome Volume shampoo and John Frieda Sheer Blonde Highlight Activating Moisturising conditioner, in case you were wondering) and then dried my hair with the hair-dryer and straightened my locks straight after.

excuse my very baggy lounging tee - i was being a sloth!

14.07.11 - first use - my natural mousey colour with bleach blonde and caramel highlights

I began to notice a difference in the colour of my roots on the third use. They were noticeably lighter and after consulting a friend we both agreed that they were more a caramel blonde colour rather than a dark, mousey blonde which they were to begin with.

Actually after the second use i had a few comments on my hair from work colleagues and family saying that my hair looked different but they couldn't pin down what it was.

18.07.11 - second use ...

I would definitely say my highlights are more enhanced since using this product and the colour of my roots have lightened quite a lot.

21.07.11 - starting to see a change


This is a great product to use to enhance the life of your blonde colouring between hair appointments.

I'm about half way through my bottle now and will definitely be repurchasing this when i run out!

25.07.11 - noticeably lighter - tones in with my caramel highlights nicely ...

28.07.11 - loving the colour, i wont need to visit the hairdresser for a while now ...

The John Frieda Go Blonder Lightening Spray retails at around £5.50 and can be found in Boots, Asda and many more outlets.

Be sure to check out the shampoo/conditioner to give your hair added omph! when lightening :)

Not suitable for use on medium brown or darker shades of hair.

Disclaimer: this product was sent to me by PR for consideration.

Has anyone else tried this product or any other John Frieda items?




  1. I haven't tried this product,but I like that it didnt make your hair orange or that reddish blonde.Your roots look very natural :) I think I might try it out!

  2. I have the same product and am in love with it! If I ever feel like I'm having a blah color day, I spritz some of this in my hair, blow dry it a little, and wala! It looks a lot more fresh and blonde! I'm definitely going to continue to use the product!


  3. I have this product!

    I'm not really a big fan because it doesnt seem to work on me but maybe because my roots are naturally really really dark?

    glad its working for you though!


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