Doing Drugstore: John Frieda Root Awakening

Along with its aromatherapy benefits, eucalyptus comes with a smell all its own. If it were a food, I'd call it an acquired taste. I like the earthy, slightly medicinal scent, so I was excited to test out this new Root Awakening line featuring natural eucalyptus and essential oil. Since cold weather isn't helping my dry hair, I tested the Nourishing Moisture shampoo first. The aroma is strong in the shower: After finishing up with the corresponding conditioner and towel drying, I could still smell eucalyptus in my bathroom. Of the two products, I preferred the conditioner to the shampoo because of its slick, non-clumpy feel. I didn't notice any special tingling (read: awakening) on my roots when I applied this or followed up with the detangling spray, but somehow either or both products helped loosen my waves.

Since I had dinner with a friend before this whole testing process, I gave her the Health Infusing duo (for "Normal Hair") to bring home. Read what she thought and see all seven products from this new John Frieda line when you read more.

Well, she also noticed the eucalyptus in the shower and was worried her hair would smell like that all day. However, as she said, the scent comes on strong but definitely fades fast (especially if you sleep on it) and she was pretty pleased with the results. While I'm not rushing out to purchase the shampoo, I have worked the detangling spray and conditioner into my rotation. Have any of you used these items? If so, share your finds on our Product Reviews website for a chance to win big.

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