I’ve always struggled with being happy with my hair and giving it the love it deserves. I used a curling wand 2-3 times a week and washed it almost every day when I was younger. Needless to say, my hair has been thin & volumeless for most of my life. So I thought, what’s the harm in trying an all natural hair treatment that is quick and inexpensive? Garnier Fructis‘ new hair treats are on the rise!
They Offer 5 Different Hair Treatment Types:
- Soothing Treat with Avocado Extract
- Repairing Treat with Papaya Extract
- Nourishing Treat with Coconut Extract
- Strengthening Treat with Banana Extract
- Colour Vibrancy Treat with Goji Extract
Now, there are a lot of things that are worth mentioning about this product. The first thing I noticed was the smell. It was a beautifully natural, subtle scent of banana that wasn’t too overpowering. The consistency was smooth and undied, the jar is also recyclable and all the ingredients are 98% naturally derived.
What does 98% Naturally-Derived mean?
“We consider all ingredients to be naturally-derived if it is unchanged from its natural state or has undergone processing yet remains greater than 50% of its molecular structure from its original plant or mineral source.”
This is actually printed on the jar. I do love a brand that pushes awareness of their products and what ingredients they use to make them. Brands are now expected to educate the consumer on what is in their product exactly and how it is produced. No one likes an ominous ingredients list, especially when putting it in their hair.
94% biodegradable and Vegan
They also mention that none of their ingredients or products or derived from animals, 94% biodegradable and Vegan. I mean, wow. They really are checking all the boxes. The formulas also include no silicones, parabens and artificial colorants which is something I look for, seeing as my hair is thin and it can be sensitive to these chemicals, and they can damage hair.
Not to mention the price and accessibility. One of these hair treatments costs $3 and they are available at Walmart all over Canada. This price shocks me. If you have ever looked into real salon hair treatments and masks, they can get quite expensive!
Another thing I enjoyed about this product is that it can be used in multiple ways, all which are very quick so you can decide what works best for your hair. The 3 methods you can apply this treatment are: As a conditioner, as a leave-in treatment that you apply when your hair is wet and a 1-minute hair mask after shampooing your hair. I tried all 3, so I am going to break down exactly how my hair felt and looked after each different application.
How It Feels & Looks
1 Minute Hair Mask – I shampooed my hair and rinsed, then I applied the product from my scalp to the ends of my hair. I left it in for a minute and then rinsed it out. Easy! My hair felt immediately softer and smelt amazing. I let my hair air dry and have to say my hair feels and looks stronger already, I think leaving the product in for a minute let it soak into my hair longer and offered a bit more hydration as well.
Leave-In – Second, I tried this product as a leave-in treatment. This can be applied to damp hair after you have showered. I let my hair air dry and noticed it was a little bit stringy because of the product left in my hair but all and all, my hair felt smooth. It just felt like the product was sitting on my hair and not sinking in as much as I would have liked. Maybe not the right method for MY hair.
Conditioner – It works well as a conditioner. My hair was left soft, and feeling stronger. My split ends seemed to look better. Maybe it is just my hair but I liked using it as a hair mask instead just because of the extra time the product gets to soak into your hair. I think it made a difference for my hair but, some hair types may need this more than others.
Overall, I’m glad I gave this hair mask a try and I was pleased with the results as well as the price point.
Have you given this hair mask a try? What hair masks have you tried recently? Let us know in the comments below?