COST: $7.99 for 3.5 ounces
THE SKINNY: John Frieda's Go Blonder Controlled Lightening Spray is my secret late-winter weapon for lightening up my dark blonde hair and making me feel like spring is right around the corner.
This lightening spray contains citrus, chamomile and hydrogen peroxide and is heat activated. Spray onto damp hair and then blow dry. Following with a flat iron or curling iron will add a few extra highlights.
The spray has little scent, doesn't feel sticky and really works. You'll see your hair lighten in about three to five applications.
I've used this spray for some time and never had it damage or dry out my fine locks. I spray a little on the top layers of my hair and comb through, which helps add subtle, natural-looking highlights. I get no reddish hues at all -- and my dark blonde hair has dark brown, salon-added low lights in it.
I love it, especially in late February and early March when my hair is at its darkest. My hair lightens quickly in summer sunlight, which I think helps with this product. I'm also not a big fan of the rest of John Frieda's Sheer Blonde line -- it does dry out my hair and leave it feeling like straw.
KEEP OR TOSS: Keep. Add some blonde sparkle back into your hair before the summer sun arrives.
CHECK IT OUT: Get tips on how to use this spray at John Frieda's website.
-- Tested by Shay