I Used This $7 Hair Cream on My American Girl Dolls - Turns Out It's Great for People, Too
Thirty-five years after its launch, American Girl dolls are still making an impact, from Princess Charlotte's outfits to Gen Z pop royalty Olivia Rodrigo, who starred in the brand's legendary film Grace Stirs Up Success. My childhood affinity for the expensive dolls taught me a lot, but if there's one lesson I've retained, it's that John Frieda's Frizz Ease Secret Weapon can make a head of synthetic hair look new again. And according to more than 3,000 Amazon shoppers, it works just as well on humans.
I bought my first bottle of Frizz Ease cream in elementary school after a friend used it to nurse her Felicity doll's curls back to health. At less than $10, it felt like a worthy investment, especially after I botched an attempt to give my Nelly doll cornrows. Sure enough, a pea-sized dollop was enough to smooth out her blunt bob.
One glance at the ingredients list tells me the cream would do wonders for my own curly hair. It contains moisturizing avocado oil, which is found in many other powerhouse products, along with the dry skin savior glycerin. Reviewers say the formula "works perfectly to tame frizz and give a nice sheen."
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John Frieda says the Frizz Ease Secret Weapon cream is safe for all hair types, from natural curls to chemically- and color-treated hair. To use it, simply apply a small amount to wet hair and style as usual. Devoted customers call it a "must-have" for soft, healthy-looking strands.
"My hair is an untamed mess in the Key West humidity. This product works well and keeps hair looking good without being too goopy," one reviewer wrote.
"I have curly hair, so when I straighten it, all of the little frizzies around my scalp and face come out," said another. "The tiniest little drop of this helps to smooth them out and keep my hair in place. I've been using this product for years and I plan to continue in the future."
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