Overall Rating: 3/5
Feel: Conditioner & Leave-in Conditioning Cream 5/5
Feel: Curl Treat Shaping Jelly 4/5
Moisture Retention: 2/5
Last weekend’s wash day consisted of Garnier Fructis products. I first used Garnier Fructis back in college when I colored my hair and needed a color-safe shampoo. Last month while shopping in Rite Aid I saw a sale for the products and decided to see what’s new with Garnier. I purchased the following products:
-Triple Nutrition Fortifying Shampoo: Dry to Very Dry Hair
-Sleek & Shine Fortifying Conditioner: Frizzy Dry Unmanageable Hair
-Sleek & Shine Intensely Smooth Leave-in Conditioning Cream
-Curl Treat Shaping Jelly
First, I shampooed then conditioned my tresses. The shampoo suds nicely and the conditioner provides adequate slip to detangle the hair. I finger combed my hair while in the shower. Then I towel dried my hair, sectioned it into four parts and applied the leave-in conditioner and jelly one section at a time.
I twisted my hair into small twisties and sealed the ends with Blue Magic Coconut Oil Hair Conditioner. The leave-in conditioner has a light feel as does the jelly which also has a light hold; however, the jelly has a bit of a sticky consistency. I enjoyed the pleasant fruity fragrance of all the products and liked how my hair looked on day 1 and day 6. Unfortunately, the moisture wasn’t retained in my twists. Next time, I’ll add Luster’s S-Curl Spray or Shea Moisture’s Curl Enhancing Smoothie to the mix to help retain the moisture throughout the week.
My solution to the dry hair was two-fold. On days 2-3 after misting my hair I rubbed a homemade oil blend on my twists and scalp. On days 4-5 I added a mixture of aloe vera, glycerin and honey to my twists after misting my hair. These ingredients are natural humectants which help draw moisture from the air. My mane felt soft and moisturized while I untwisted my hair on Day 6. (Yay for healthy hair!)
I look forward to using the Garnier Fructis products again and adding a moisturizing agent to boost the hydrating factor.