Before Garnier poured the new Super Fruits paraben-free hair care into their colorful packaging, I tested press samples of the shampoos in cute, unmarked smoothie bottles. The brand was gathering reviews and first impressions but what I really wanted to know was how good the conditioners are. Having long hair can be a lot of work and if you use heat styling tools, moisturizing products are essential for maintaining strength, shine and softness.
Not only am I obsessed with these delicious fruity scents (seriously, I can’t stop smelling my hair) I’m also impressed with the reformulation and new blends. Each collection is infused with protein, vitamins and a specific fruit extract to target different hair types and concerns.
Butter Rich is one of my favorite collections - formulated to strengthen and quench dry, brittle strands for revival and replenishment. The formula is the richest in the range, infused with Coconut, Jojoba and Macadamia oils that cling to each strand and deeply moisturize. The Butter Cream Leave-In is thick, fragrant and hydrating. You may not want to use too much if you have thin hair that is easily weighed down but for my thick tresses, this stuff works! I apply it to damp hair and use it to refresh and shape my curls for bounce, softness and body.
Moisture Lock is ideal for recuperating from fun in the sun, pool chlorine, hair dye and daily environmental assaults. Enriched with Cactus Extract - the conditioner fortifies, softens and hydrates for 48 hours. The 10-in-1 Leave-In Detangler smells so good that I use it to fragrance my hair and revive my curls throughout the day. It also nourishes dry strands, boosts shine, tames frizz, protects from heat damage and improves manageability with no stickiness.
The Damage Eraser Collection (infused with Marula Oil) has been around for awhile but now the formula is silicone and paraben free. I apply a generous amount to my lengths (focusing on my ends), detangle and then pin my hair up while showering to let the formula sink in and work its magic. The conditioner locks-in moisture to help repair damage without weight and the line also includes the Liquid Strength Treatment with protein to resurrect weak, lackluster hair.
The other conditioners include:
*Color Shield (with Acai Berry and UV filters) – Maintains the vibrancy of hair color for up-to 8 weeks with sun protection.
*Full & Plush (with Pomegranate) – For thickening, shine and softness.
*Clean & Fresh (with Grapefruit) – Refreshes and energizes dull hair.
*Grow Strong (with Apple Extract and Ceramide) – Fortifies weak, limp hair and brings it back to life!
Many of these conditioners are great for detangling, quick moisture treatments and daily co-washing to refresh the hair and scalp which is why I always keep one in my shower. They retail for just a few dollars each at grocery and drugstores nationwide.