The range includes a shampoo, conditioner, treatment, gloss serum, thermo-protect cream and spray conditioner; together the six products provide you with practically everything you need for a well maintained look. Starting with the core products, the Schwarzkopf Color Freeze shampoo, conditioner and treatment help to create a nourished feeling head of hair with a good level of shine. After washing and conditioning, my hair feels soft, smooth and detangled - so much so I've been forgetting to brush it prior to drying, as there are simply no tangles or knots in my normally messy head of hair. My colour does appear a little more vibrant and my hair definitely benefits from a subtle shine, although there's no revolutionary effect that's incomparable to the hundreds of other brands I've previously tried.
Using a couple of drops of the gloss serum can help to smooth hair without weighing it down. Although the texture is extremely light, don't be fooled into using more than the recommended amount - the result is simply greasy locks that lose the ability to bounce and move as you'd like. Similarly, although I loved the idea of the 'spray conditioner', it leaves my hair with a little too much texture and a slightly waxy feeling on the surface. This is definitely one product that would work better on longer hair, or used sparingly alone for maximum effect; however, when left in for the duration of the day it does add shine and smoothness to hair.
The 'thermo-protect' cream offers two benefits in one, great for coloured hair that's in need of both treatment and protection from further damage. Not only does it act like a intense treatment for dry ends, but contains heat protection to prevent damage occuring during heat styling. Although this is a little heavy for my incredibly fine hair, it would be great for those with thicker or longer hair that are in desperate need of a helping hand. Overall the range provides a definite helping hand to those of us struggling to maintain our coloured hair between salon visits, although it's essential to not layer the products too heavily if you've thin hair like mine. However, as these are actually very reasonably priced for a professional brand (£8.80-£11.15) they're definitely worth checking out.
The Schwarzkopf Color Freeze range is available in salon and online priced £8.80-£11.15