Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Fekkai vs John Frieda Volume Products

I had a very bad day today that began with 2 tickets from the same police officer. That was a bad kickstart to my day so I wanted to end the day with some relaxation. I've been waiting to finish my previous shampoo and conditioner to finally get to these 2 beauties :)
These were a birthday present from one of my best friends, Eva. It is from the Fekkai Full Blown Volume line. The shampoo is very gentle yet cleans in depth. It takes away the oil and dirt buildup throughout the day, but moisturizes just enough to keep the hair soft and manageable. The conditioner  is pretty light. I have to use just about the same amount as the shampoo to balance out. Usually I run out of shampoo with half of the conditioner remaining, but in this case it seems to be equaling out. Using these 2 products together, I noticed after my hair dried, it really did add volume to my roots. My hair seemed fuller and even after I went to the gym, it was still pretty full. 

I don't particularly like the bottle material because its hard to squeeze and get the product out. I do like the cap because it doesn't get very messy like the flip caps. Its a push-open top. The scent is very light but pleasant, kind of like jasmine or lemongrass. The only thing is this doesn't have color-maintaing ingredients, but other than that, I LOVE IT! Definitely recommend it for someone who has limp hair or oily scalps. As for me, I'll probably be using this only on special days to preserve it longer :P
Fekkai products are a bit on the expensive side, the 8oz bottle is $25 and the 16oz is $39. So it is definitely a high end hair product.

On all the other days, I will be using John Frieda Full Repair Full Body shampoo and conditioner. This is another line that is suppose to add volume to fine hair. This is a lot cheaper and can be purchased in drugstores from $5 to $9. It has a very lightweight formula with omega-3 oils. I used them together and it definitely adds shine to my hair as well as volume. The conditioner is a bit heavier than the Fekkai but not to the point where I don't like it. This smells like Pantene to me and it doesn't bother me. I like these soft tubes a lot better because its easier to get the product out, but like I mentioned, the flip-cap tops plus the upside down tube does make it a bit messy after a few washes and it collects water if you put it on a shower rack. Other than that, I like how this product line protects the hair from coloring damage, but adds volume to flat hair at the same time.
Something else I picked up at Ulta the other day is Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer in Neutralizer. I have been getting less than 5 hours of sleep each night and waking up at 6:30am for work so believe me, my dark circles look like raccoon eyes now-a-days. So I really wanted a concealer with specific detail for dark circle reduction. I found a lot of good reviews for this one so I decided to try it out. I will let ya'll know how it goes in a few weeks! I also picked up another Revlon Lip Butter in Cherry Tart. I wanted to experiment with something different and out of my comfort zone so for spring, I will be trying some red lips with smoky eyes. Stay tuned for new makeup looks and new style looks since I just signed up for Dailylook.com!!

Till next time :)


  1. wow you'r so pretty! <3
    Great opinios of cosmetits:)
    Following? I add you :)

  2. I can't wait to hear how you liked the dark circle eraser, I've been thinking about getting it...I have way bad dark circles too lately! Xo Lori
    PS I absolutely LOVE your background, it's too stinking cute!

    1. haha thank you :) yea the dark circles keep getting worse for me so i had to do something about it

  3. Wow, sorry to hear about you getting two tickets from the same officer! :P On the brighter side, great review on the John Frieda shampoo and conditioner! Can't wait to hear the results of the items you picked up from Ulta. BTW, welcome to the blogosphere community as I'm also new as well! I'm a new follower btw and totally support your blog! Please feel free to visit mine when you get the chance! Have a fab day!


    1. thank you!! :) i'm make sure to share my experience with the ulta stuff!

  4. Love this post, there are a lot of great products listed in here! I always heard good things about the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer, maybe I'll give it a try too! Would love it if you could come check out my blog, if you like it, please follow and I will follow back :) Thanks a lot !

    Lisa <3