Last month, NaturallyCurly hosted a photo upload contest and winners were chosen based on their worst frizzy hair moments. Now, being chosen as a winner due to your frizzy locks may not seem like a real prize, but each winner received the entire John Frieda line, aimed at helping them to tame and moisturize their curls.

We caught up with a few of those winners to find out how their curly hair stories were coming along, what the line did for them, and how their locks look now. These women’s stories prove that no matter your hair issue, it is never too late to get your curls some “hairapy” and turn things around!

Juliana’s Perfect Day

My experience with John Frieda products began in the most important day of my life. Seems like it was the most important for me and for my hair! I was going to get married by the beach, and I was so wanting to have naturally curly, but not frizzy hair. The ocean breeze and the wind were enough to get me concerned about how my hair would look during the wedding.


I told my hairdresser about all this issues, and, incredibly, I received the best haircut—very well defined curls with volume and no frizz. The style lasted for the entire evening, plus I received lots and lots of compliments.

I had to go back to ask what my stylist did. That was when he told me about the John Frieda line that included the perfect combination of Clearly Defined Style-Holding Gel, Secret Weapon Flawless Finishing Crème and the final touch, which was the Moisture Barrier Firm-Hold Hairspray.

Since then, I’ve been a fan of John Frieda products and it has been present in my life at so many different times.

One year in particular, 2010, was a hard year for me. I tried to revive my natural curls from a Brazilian Keratin Treatment I had done. The Frizz Ease line really helped me in the process of asking my hair for forgiveness.

What Juliana Used

  • Clearly Defined Style-Holding Gel
  •  Secret Weapon Flawless Finishing Crème
  • Moisture Barrier Firm-Hold Hair Spray
  • Hair Serum Thermal Protection Formula
  • Heat Defeat Protective Styling Spray
  • Straight Fixation Smoothing Crème
  • Take Charge Curl-Boosting Mousse
  • Dream Curls Curl-Perfecting Spray

Right after I had the keratin treatment, though, I was forced to straighten my hair for special occasions, as my curls weren’t ready to come out yet. Naturally, I didn’t want to damage my hair even further, so the Hair Serum Thermal Protection Formula, the Heat Defeat Protective Styling Spray and the Straight Fixation Smoothing Crème played a role at this time.

After three months of really taking care of my hair with all natural products, a wavy, nice texture started to appear. At this time, I really had fun with the Take Charge Curl-Boosting Mousse that always gave me a fresh and natural look.

Nowadays, my curls are completely back and I am still relying on John Frieda products as part of my naturally curly regimen. The dream curls curl-perfecting spray is definitely a must have. Between that and all the good stuff I’ve received from CurlMart, not to mention winning he “Frizz-Ease Contest,” I feel like I hit the jackpot! I received so many products that I love and I have so much more to try!

Hear all about Tammy’s story on the next page!


Tammy's Irresistibly Touchable Curls

I am one of the winners of the Frizz-Ease contest and I've been using them now for a few days.

The first day I used them I was so amazed by how silky smooth my hair was that I couldn't keep my fingers out of my hair or stop playing with it! I used the Smooth Start Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner and then used the Extra-Strength Formula Hair Serum paired with the Dream Curls spray. I completely fell in love with how my hair felt!

It didn't have much of a chance to look good that day, though; I was so amazed by how wonderful it felt that I just couldn’t leave it alone. Constant manipulation had my locks just not looking attractive at all, although it still wasn't frizzy despite my constant tousling!

The second day I used the same shampoo, but I didn't condition. Again I used the Hair Serum and the Dream Curls. I was surprised to find that my hair wasn't as soft that day, but it looked good.

Today, I went with the same shampoo and conditioner. This time I used the Hair Serum paired with the Secret Weapon Finishing Crème and, oh my gosh, do I love it!

What Tammy Used

  • Smooth Start Hydrating Shampoo
  • Smooth Start Hydrating Conditioner
  • Extra-Strength Formula Hair Serum
  • Dream Curls Curl-Perfecting Spray
  •  Secret Weapon Flawless Finishing Crème

Today, I went with the same shampoo and conditioner. This time I used the Hair Serum paired with the Secret Weapon Finishing Crème and, oh my gosh, do I love it!

I received a haircut and dye job for the Frizz-Ease Contest makeover and now, with the new products, let me just say that my self-confidence is back on the rise!

Thank you Frizz-Ease and NaturallyCurly!

Hear all about Teresa’s story on the next page!


Teresa's Big Move

Things have been a little difficult because I just moved and have been unpacking and etc., and, so far, I have only used the Smooth Start Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner, the Hair Serum, and the Take Charge Curl Boosting Mousse.

The Smooth Start Hydrating shampoo was the first thing that I used. My hair is color treated and, usually, when I rinse after the shampoo, it has that straw-like feeling until I apply conditioner. I noticed, though, that right away my hair did not have that icky feeling and, instead, it still felt smooth and silky, as if I had already applied conditioner.

Then, I applied the conditioner, and it felt even nicer. After I was done, I applied the Extra Strength Formula Hair Serum to my wet hair, and followed that with the Take Charge Curl Boosting Mousse. Wow! My hair looked so nice, curly and bouncy. It was great!

What Teresa Used

  • Smooth Start Hydrating Shampoo
  •  Smooth Start Hydrating Conditioner
  • Extra-Strength Formula Hair Serum
  • Take Charge Curl-Boosting Mousse

I usually only wash my hair twice a week and have only actually washed it once since I unpacked all the products from my move. Also, I usually never straighten my hair with an iron, but I am going to give it another try soon with the John Frieda products and I will definitely let you know how that goes.

Thanks again for the great stuff!