Frequently Asked Questions about Products

Frizz Ease® Hair Care

What is 3-Day Straight?
3-Day Straight Semi-Permanent Styling Spray for Curly Hair is a product designed to work with your Flat Iron to straighten your hair, keeping it straight for up to 3 days. It’s a heat activated formula that contains Keratin protein and wraps each strand to seal in longer-lasting straightness without weighing hair down.
Is 3-Day Straight suited for a specific hair type or style?
3-Day Straight is intended for transforming curly, frizzy hair into a straight, smooth style that lasts up to 3 days.
Can 3-Day Straight (for Curly Hair) be used with a flat iron on wet hair rather than blow drying first?
No. In order to maximize hair fiber alignment, spray 3-Day Straight on wet hair, blow-dry first and then straighten hair with a flat iron.
Can the Serum be used in conjunction with 3-Day Straight (Curly) for even better straightening results?
It is not recommended to use the Serum in conjunction with 3-Day Straight.  Doing so can cause a negative impact on the straightening durability over time (Days 2 and 3) and has the potential to make hair feel weighed down on Days 2 and 3. For spot frizz fighting treatment of dry damaged hair, the Thermal Serum may be applied to the ends.
What is the difference between the semi-permanent straightening offered by 3-Day Straight (for Curly Hair) versus permanent straightening treatments?
3-Day Straight is not a chemical treatment and does not cause a structural change of the hair.  Permanent straightening products cause a chemical change in the structure of the hair.  This typically causes damage to the hair.  3-Day Straight does not cause damage and allows the consumer to return to her natural hair state by simply washing her hair.
Does 3-Day Straight (for Curly Hair) offer heat protection?
Yes.
Are nuts, gluten, or salicylates present in 3-Day Straight?
Since some fragrances may contain trace amounts of nut, gluten, or salicylates, we cannot guarantee 3-Day Straight (for Curly Hair) is free of these ingredients.
What causes frizz?
Even the healthiest, undamaged hair can get frizzy. Many contributors to frizz include humidity, excessive heat-styling (use of flat irons, curling irons, hair dryers), excessive combing and brushing of dry hair, and chemical processing which changes the structure and integrity of hair, leading to damage and frizz.
Is the Frizz Ease® line safe for use on colour-treated hair?
Yes. The Frizz Ease® line is safe for use on all types of hair. However, if the primary benefit that you are seeking is to improve and maintain the look and shine of your colour, it is recommended that you use a shampoo and conditioner which contain Light Enhancers™ that are comprised of illuminating minerals (tourmaline and citrine) and nourishing proteins (soy and vegetable) to help optimize the effects of light, making blonde, brunette, and red hair look its best.
If I have colour-treated, frizzy hair, should I use products from the Sheer Blonde®, Brilliant Brunette® or Radiant Red® lines, or from the Frizz Ease® line?

Choosing the appropriate product line to fit your hair-care needs will depend on what your needs are. If you have frizzy, colour-treated hair and your primary goal is to preserve your colour and increase shine, you should choose a shampoo and conditioner from either the Sheer Blonde®, Brilliant Brunette® or Radiant Red® line. However, if your primary need deals with eliminating your frizz, you should choose the Frizz Ease® shampoo and conditioner best suited for your hair. Choose from Frizz Ease® Smooth Start® or Dream Curls®.

Also note that products from John Frieda® Hair Care can be combined to create a regimen that is customized to your specific hair-care needs. If your hair is colour-treated and frizzy, you may wish to shampoo and condition with the Sheer Blonde® or Brilliant Brunette® shampoos and conditioners in order to rehydrate and revitalize damaged, dry hair. To specifically target frizz, use the Frizz Ease® Thermal Protection serum on wet or dry hair as it not only helps prevent frizz, but also protects against heat-styling & UV exposure.

If I don’t have frizz, can I still benefit from the Frizz Ease® line?
Yes! Many people think that frizz only applies to having dry, coarse, wiry, frizzy hair. It is important to recognize that frizz is really a broad category incorporating everything from flyaways and split ends, to severe damage from over-processing and heat-styling that leaves your hair coarse and unmanageable. You do not need to have severely dry and damaged hair in order to benefit from the Frizz Ease® line. The line offers prescriptive solutions to not only combat the varying degrees of frizz, but also to help prevent it.
How do I know which Frizz Ease® serum would be best for my hair type?
If you have moderately dry, frizzy hair, you should use the Original Formula serum on your wet hair. The Original Formula is a silicone-based styling aid used to smooth dry, frizzy hair, while delivering a layer of crystal-clear gloss for perfect style. If you have extremely dry, coarse, unruly frizz, you should use the Extra-Strength Formula on wet hair. The Extra-Strength formula offers a high-potency blend of silicones to dramatically transform coarse, unruly hair, to help achieve a polished and sleek look while helping prevent future frizz with regular use. This formula has the added benefit of Silk Protein for added control. The Thermal Protection formula has all of the frizz-fighting benefits of the Original and Extra-Strength serums, but it also protects against the damage caused by heat-styling and the sun. It is also unique as it can be used on towel-dried or dry hair. Its daily use smoothes hair and prolongs colour.
How much serum should I use to avoid making my hair greasy?
The Frizz Ease® serums are powerful frizz-fighting tools and, like all of the styling products from John Frieda® Hair Care, should be used sparingly. It is best to start with a very small amount (one pump) and rub it into the palm of your hands before distributing it evenly throughout the hair. The amount of serum required will vary, depending on hair length and thickness and if the hair is dry, you should use less of the product.
Can I use a combination of two serums?
Each Frizz Ease® Serum has different benefits and is targeted with a different frizz-fighting purpose. If you have moderately dry, frizzy hair, you should use the Original Formula serum on your wet hair. The Original Formula is a silicone-based styling aid used to smooth dry, frizzy hair, while delivering a layer of crystal-clear gloss for perfect style. If you have extremely dry, coarse, unruly frizz, you should use the Extra-Strength Formula on wet hair. The Extra-Strength formula offers a high-potency blend of silicones to dramatically transform coarse, unruly hair, to help achieve a polished and sleek look while helping prevent future frizz. The Thermal Protection formula has all of the frizz-fighting benefits of the Original and Extra-Strength serums, but it also protects against the damage caused by heat-styling and the sun. It is also unique as it can be used on towel-dried or dry hair. Its daily use smoothes hair and prolongs colour. It is not recommended that you use two serums at once to avoid product buildup in your hair.
How can I achieve a smooth, sleek and straight style?
To achieve a polished and sleek, straight style, first shampoo and condition with Frizz Ease® Smooth Start® Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner. Formulated with frizz-fighting silicone and a straight-defining complex, the shampoo and conditioner will help to create sleek, supple, shimmering frizz-resistant strands. Then rub a dime-size amount of Straight Fixation® Smoothing Créme in hands and work through damp hair before blow-drying with a brush. The crème infused with a ThermaGuard® Complex protects from damage and keeps hair smooth and straight without weighing it down. Finish the look by applying a small amount of Secret Weapon® Flawless Finishing Créme onto dry hair to smooth flyaways and add manageability and shine after blow-drying or using the flat iron.
My flat-iron damages my hair. How can I protect it?
The best way to protect against heat damage is to use Frizz Ease® Heat Defeat® Protective Styling Spray. This lightweight protective styling spray with ThermaGuard® Complex works with heating tools and protects against damage, block humidity and rehydrate hair. To get ideal smooth and straight style start with Frizz Ease® Smooth Start® Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner then spray Frizz Ease® Heat Defeat® Protective Styling Spray on damp hair and blow-dry straight, or spray on small sections of dry hair immediately before using a flat iron. For greater protection against heat tools and UV rays use Thermal Protection Hair Serum before applying Heat Defeat® Protective Styling Spray.
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