30 Second Review – John Frieda Luminous Colour Glaze

John Frieda Hair Gloss Brilliant Brunette ReviewA few weeks ago I felt like my hair was looking very drab. Since we’re now in the time of year when I take super hot showers, I think I was rinsing the rich, brown color straight out of my hair. I wasn’t yet due for a trip to the salon, so I thought I’d try this product I stumbled into, John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Liquid Shine Luminous Color Glaze¬†for brown hair.

The verdict?


Before John Frieda Hair Gloss

After just one use, the shine came back to my hair. The color didn’t change much; if anything, it got a bit more “chocolate pudding” than “decadent chocolate mousse”, which is not what I wanted. But after the second (and more with the third, forth and so on…) the color hit the exact mark I was looking for.

After John Frieda Hair Gloss for Brunettes

The product itself isn’t too drippy, but it does stain your skin if you don’t wash it off right away. (Face soap is next up in my shower routine. This product cleaned off my hands with no problem.) Some how my hair even took less time to blow dry when I used this John Frieda hair product.

The price is perfect, not to replace your regular hair color, but to extend the life of what you got.

Or you could take cooler and/or shorter showers.


Have you tried John Frieda products before? Do they work for you or do you have a better hair color-keeper remedy I should try?


  1. I tried the JF red glaze when I first started dying, and it greased up my hair a real good one. Had to clarify shampoo a bunch to get the build-up out.

    If you’re looking for shine, try the banana shampoo and conditioner from The Body Shop. It’s so, so good. Also, use a flatiron on your hair and it will be so shiny you won’t even be able to believe it. If you dont’ want to sacrifice volume, just flatiron the hair at the crown of your head, and the ends of the hair underneath. To keep the red in my hair, I dump a bunch of fantasy red dye in my conditioner, for a quick tune-up each time I condition (the dye that doesn’t require developer – demi-permanent, I think – they should make it in brown, too). I only wash twice per week, though – that also helps with shine and preventing dried up hair this time of year.

    Also! At least once per month do a deep condition – all you need to do is leave your conditioner in your wrung-out hair for a while. Like get out of the shower, read your email, make a cup of tea, take the dog out and watch an episode of Friends amount of time. Then rinse. Your hair will be stupid shiny, but it may also lighten up your color a bit.

    Also, did I mention using a flatiron? FLATIRON, FLATIRON, FLATIRON.

    • Hmm… I’ll have to try all of these things. For the most part, I don’t have time nor interest in a flat iron, but I do like the idea of deep conditioning.

      I’ll have to try out the banana shampoo. I just started using an orange/aloe one that smells SO good, but makes my hair a little greasy on day two. (I shampoo every other shower…)

      Thanks for the ideas, Michelle!

  2. I love the John Freida Sheer Blonde line! I use it in the fall and winter when my hair starts looking mousy. I wish I could go without a flat iron.

    • I use the brown shampoo and conditioner, too. The blond was great when that was my hair color. They are on to something for just being a drugstore brand!

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  4. VANESSA Ann Merriman

    i got coffee brown hair

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