Review: Garnier Fructis Damage Repairing Hair Mask
Here’s my review on Garnier Fructis Damage Repairing Hair Mask! I’ve been meaning to get to this mask. I just finished it. Here are my thoughts on it!
The purpose of this hair mask is to nourish and repair damaged hair. Make it softer and smoother without weighing it down. This hair mask contains 98% naturally derived ingredients. It contains papaya extract. No silicones, parabens, and artificial colorants.
How to use? There are 3 ways to use this hair mask. That is as a hair mask, hair conditioner, and as a leave-in treatment. As a hair mask, use the hair mask after shampooing. Apply the product onto wet hair and leave it on for 1 minute. Rinse afterwards. As a conditioner, after shampooing, apply the product from the root to tip. As a leave-in treatment, apply the product onto damp hair for frizz control and color protection.
I tried all 3 methods. Here’s my experience with this product.
The texture and consistency of the product isn’t too rich or thick. I’ve used other hair masks/conditioners that are thicker, richer, and heavier on the hair. This one was pretty decent in consistency. It also has a nice smell to it. It’s fruity and pleasant. So I tried all three methods as mentioned. Out of the three, I prefer using it as a leave-in treatment. It takes only 1 minute to use. That’s what I did at first. Since I love experimenting to see what works for me. I tried leaving the product in my hair for longer than a minute. I tried leaving it on for 5-10 minutes. I preferred leaving the product in my hair much longer, since I have dry ends. After rinsing the product out of my hair, my hair didn’t feel greasy or heavy. It didn’t weigh my hair down (yess!!!). I really don’t like it when products make my hair flat. But, I wasn’t a fan of the overall results of this product. I love the smell and all, but it didn’t deliver results. At least for my hair type. It didn’t help moisturize my hair. It only felt moisturizing when I was applying the product to my hair. Afterwards, not so much. I wanted a hair product that would moisturize and make my hair feel softer and smoother. This didn’t do much of that. Also, after drying my hair, it felt like the product sat on my hair and left a layer of product over my hair strands. It felt like it coated my hair with plastic. My hair felt like straw after a few hours. By the end of the day, it looked and felt really gross. It didn’t matter how I used the product, my results were pretty much the same. My hair just didn’t feel or look good. Maybe the formula of the product isn’t for my hair type. I don’t know. All I know is that it didn’t work for me. I’m just really happy that I finished it. I won’t be purchasing it again.
Review: Jason Thin to Thick Shampoo
Here’s the last of the Jason Shampoos that I purchased. Here I have, Jason Thin to Thick Shampoo. The purpose of this shampoo is to strengthen and volumize fine hair. The shampoo contains biotin and panthenol to boost volume and revitalize the hair. It increases elasticity and that in turn leads to less hair breakage. It also contains plant proteins to add luster and more bounce to the hair. I’ve been using it for a few weeks already. Here are my thoughts on it!
This shampoo comes out like a lotion. It’s difficult to move the shampoo around. It doesn’t lather up much. Just a little bit. It’s not that noticeable. It’s not a shampoo that’s easy to use, in my opinion. I prefer shampoos that foam up and just glides across my head with little effort, lol. But this shampoo does leave my scalp and hair feeling clean. I love the minty smell and feeling that it gives! It feels invigorating and very nice on the hair. Very refreshing. The results weren’t bad at all considering how difficult it was to use the shampoo and to get a little bit of lather going on. So this shampoo leaves my hair feeling and looking volumized afterwards. My hair does feel fuller, and I just love running my fingers through my hair after a good wash! Also, my hair doesn’t feel dirty by the end of the day when I use this shampoo. I mean, it actually improves my hair!
So, overall, I like it. But there are some things that I don’t like about this shampoo besides the few points I made earlier. I don’t like the lotion texture of the shampoo even though the results are pretty good. I really think it’s just missing that foamy lather, and I end up using more product than necessary to get my hair clean. Another thing that I don’t like about this shampoo is the size of the bottle is only 8 fl. oz. It’s so tiny. I’m so close to being done with it, and I haven’t been using it for that long. Give me a shampoo that’s good and comes in a larger bottle instead! I’m not asking for something that lasts forever, but just something that’s larger than 8. fl. oz. Something that lasts longer than these tiny shampoo bottles. I don’t think this shampoo is for me. I don’t want to spend that much on shampoo. My hair isn’t too picky to begin with.
Pros & Cons
- Gentle on the hair
- Has a minty smell and feeling to it
- Adds volume, makes hair fuller
- Difficult to use
- Doesn’t lather up much
- Lotion texture
- Comes in a 8 fl. oz. bottle
I love the results of this shampoo. It cleanses, volumizes, and has a minty feeling to it. I love shampoos that are minty or contains tea tree oil. This shampoo contains mint. But, this shampoo is just way too tiny. I don’t think it’s worth the price for the size. I’ll search for something else after I finish it…
If you missed out on my other Jason shampoo reviews…
Review: Jason Thicken & Restore Biotin Hyaluronic Acid Shampoo
Review: Jason Tea Tree Normalizing Shampoo
Review: Garnier Fructis Damage Repairing Treat Conditioner + Papaya Extract
I finally finished Garnier Fructis Damage Repairing Treat Conditioner + Papaya Extract! It took about 2 months to finish the whole bottle. I mean, it’s only a 11.8 fl. oz. bottle. Pretty small. So the purpose of this conditioner is to nourish, detangle, and fight against dryness and damaged hair. It’s silicone-free, paraben-free, free of artificial colorants, vegan, and suitable for color treated hair. It contains 98% naturally derived ingredients. This conditioner also contains papaya extract. Papaya extract is very beneficial for the hair. It provides intense moisture, promotes hair growth, and prevents dandruff. I’ve always really liked papaya extract in beauty products. It’s not only good for the hair but also for the skin as well. It’s an antioxidant that’s high in vitamin c. It works great as an exfoliant. Leaves the skin looking brighter and feeling smoother. But I digress. Back to Garnier Fructis Damage Repairing Treat Conditioner + Papaya Extract! Here are my thoughts on it!
I was very excited to try this hair conditioner, since it contains papaya extract. The conditioner smells really good. It’s very fruity. And I do prefer my hair products (most of the time) to contain some fragrance. I love it when my hair is left smelling good after a wash. My scalp can get really oily by the end of the day, and I don’t want to smell that stuff. lol. So the reason why I purchased this conditioner in the first place is to moisturize my dry hair strands. If there’s any damage, fix it up and smooth them out. After 2 months of using this conditioner, I’m not that impressed. I was expecting a lot more. It didn’t do that great of a job at moisturizing my hair. My hair still felt a bit dry afterwards. The next morning, after a night of conditioning of my hair with this product, my hair felt more dry. It’s like the product didn’t do anything for my hair at all. Only at the moment. And it wasn’t that moisturizing either. The effects weren’t long lasting. I wasn’t expecting it to last a couple of days or a week, but at least until the next morning. I think that’s more than reasonable. My hair shouldn’t feel dry either, since it’s supposed to be a moisturizing conditioner. That’s what it claims to be. That’s the purpose of this product. This conditioner was made for dry, damaged hair as it states. It should leave my hair moisturized after each use. Along with not being a good moisturizing hair conditioner, it left my hair flat and feeling like straw. Feels like it coated my hair. My hair just didn’t feel or look good with this product. Honestly, I didn’t look forward to using this conditioner at all. Just using it to use it up because I didn’t know what to do with it anymore. My experience with this conditioner was a very disappointing one. I’m glad I’m done with it.
Pros & Cons
- Smells good, fruity
- Contains papaya extract
- Leaves the hair flat, feeling like straw
- Doesn’t moisturize the hair well
- Doesn’t help with dry, damaged hair
- Expensive for what you get (compared to larger conditioner bottles that give the same results or even better)
I didn’t have a good experience with this conditioner. It claimed to help replenish moisture for dry, damaged hair, but it didn’t do any of that. It left my hair feeling drier. The results were very poor. It left my hair flat, dull and feeling like straw after each use. A good hair conditioner would improve the quality of the hair over time. This conditioner didn’t do anything. The only positive thing about this conditioner was the smell of the product. It smells really good. Also, it contains papaya extract. Papaya extract is supposed to be very beneficial for the hair, but I didn’t get that from this conditioner. The overall formula was just poor and didn’t do it for me. I won’t purchase again. I can’t recommend it either. Skip it and save your money.