Awaken your roots with John Frieda

by Bionic Beauty on 21.Apr.2009 · 10 comments

Bionic Beauty reviews John Frieda Root Awakening shampoo and conditioner
Bionic Beauty reviews John Frieda Root Awakening shampoo and conditioner

A few weeks ago, I shared my major love of John Frieda’s new Root Awakening spray. Since that product was so completely amazing, I picked up the Root Awakening ‘Strength Restoring’ Shampoo and Conditioner.

All the Root Awakening shampoos and conditioners contain Eucalyptus which is great for clearing the mind, purification (in this case your hair and scalp) and even helping to fend off colds. Both shampoo and conditioner smell incredible! They left my hair bouncy, FULL of body, and moisturized. I also saw a bit more shine than with normal (sulfate-containing) shampoos; and my hair was very manageable.

I am so happy that drugstore hair care lines are improving. Between the John Frieda Root Awakening collection and the L’Oreal EverPure, other lines are going to have to step up their game. I honestly feel these two lines compete with most of the salon brands (especially Nexxus, Paul Mitchell, and Back to Basics).  Root Awakening shampoos and conditioners are another Bionic Buy! I’ll certainly repurchase.

Choose from Health Infusing, Breakage Prone/Strength Restoring (my choice since I abuse my hair with irons, dryers and coloring), and Nourishing. They run $6.49 at Drugstore.comBionic Beauty reviews John Frieda Root Awakening shampoo and conditioner (but have been selling out as quick as they get them in stock). But keep your eyes peeled if you have a Walgreens close by. Their circulars often have dollar off coupons!


1 Phyllis April 22, 2009 at 9:59 am

I use an SLS free brand of shampoo and conditioner from Beauty Without Cruelty. I get it at as my local store carries the brand but not the formula I like. It’s about $11.00 per bottle but it is often on sale.

2 The Cheap Chick April 22, 2009 at 10:25 am

I heart John Freda – he’s my big hair care splurge! I usually use his blonde products, but I think I’ll have to give Root Awakening a try. Thanks for the great tip!

3 Tashi April 23, 2009 at 3:22 pm

Sounds great! Do you know if Root Awakening is good for curly hair? I’m not into root-boosting products, because honestly, I’m not sure how to use them, nor sure if I’d even use them correctly. I have good luck with other JF products, and will look for this one, thanks for the 411!

4 Bionic Beauty April 24, 2009 at 10:18 am

Phyllis, the Awaken your Roots line does contain sulfates, but the L’Oreal Ever Pure is sulfate-free. It’s only $5-6 a bottle at or your local drugstore. I honestly think it works better than the Beauty without Cruelty brand. 🙂

Cheap Chick, I love his blonde products too! Even when I’m not blonde. 😉 At least try the leave-in spray. I think you’re hair would really like it.

Tashi, I’d start with the Leave-in Treatment spray (it’s basically a leave-in conditioner). That should work very well for your curly hair. It doesn’t truly add body or lift, just makes hair more manageable, and SOOOO soft. With those qualities, I’d think it would be perfect for helping to keep curls in shape and moisturized.

Jami (BB)

5 jean June 19, 2009 at 5:48 am

Thanks for your tip on the detangling spray. I am going to try that next! I did love this shampoo and conditioner too.

6 Bionic Beauty June 19, 2009 at 8:37 am

Jean, Let me know when you try the spray. I’d love to hear your thoughts!!

7 Cheryl September 27, 2009 at 8:06 pm

John Frieda Root Awakening Products are the best thing going. I believe they are must better than their high priced counter parts. I have fine, thin hair and these products make me feel like I have a head full of hair. I hope they continue with these and make additional products along this line.

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