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I noticed the other day that I was nearly out of shampoo, so on a recent trip to my favourite shop, Poundland, I noticed that they had Garnier Fructis Fortifying Shampoo & Conditioner, Strength & Shine 2 in 1 for normal hair 250ml bottle in so I thought I'd give it a go.
The bottle is pleasing enough in appearance being made of green plastic with blue and white writing on it. The shampoo its self is white and slightly thicker than normal shampoo, I'm guessing because it's got the conditioner built in. A small amount produces a really good foamy, fluffy lather and as I have long hair this is a bonus as I don't have to use as much as some other shampoos. It has a pleasant fruity smell, it says on the bottle that it contains grapefruit extract, but it doesn't remind me of grapefruits, it's more like bubble gum. It left my hair feeling soft and it was definitely easier to comb out there were no knots or tangles, eventhough I'd had my hair wrapped in a towel for a while, however there was no lasting scent left on my hair, it just smelt like wet hair. As for whether it will strengthen my hair and give it more shine, well the jury is still out on that one as I haven't used it enough times to get the results it states on the bottle.
A bottle of this would be ideal for taking away on holiday, more room for other holiday essentials and for taking to the gym.
All in all it's not a bad product. I'm a fan of 2 in 1's, and anything that saves me time in the shower and cuts down on the amount of bottles I have to carry home from the shops, and saves me money, is ok in my book.
18/8/13 Have been using this shampoo now for a few weeks and I can't say that I've noticed that my hair is stronger or shinier.
Fructis Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner - 2 in 1 Normal Hair
When I was packing my labour / hospital bag for when I was expecting my daughter I wanted to include a few toiletries, but I didn't want to have to cart around more than was necessary. Despite not usually buying a combination shampoo and conditioner I thought on this occasion it would lighten the load and make using a cramped hospital shower all that easier with having less to carry and less to fit in with me.
No shower has ever felt better than the shower I had after giving birth and even the worst shampoo and conditioner would probably have seemed like a luxury, but the Garnier Fructis 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner was far from that. The Garnier Fructis 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner lathered well and left my hair feeling soft, brushable and healthy. I do have what would be classified as a 'normal' hair type but I was still a little concerned that a combination product would leave my hair a little on the greasy side, but it didn't. In fact the 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner left my hair in as good a condition as if I had shampooed and conditioned separately.
The Garnier Fructis 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner smells nice, but nothing special and doesn't quite compare in fragrance to some of the more expensive brands, but it is pleasant if not just a little generic and forgettable. The Garnier Fructis 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner is a pearly white colour and has quite a thick texture - it looks and feels more like a conditioner than a typical shampoo. Overall, I have been very happy with it and so far it has never failed to leave my hair in good condition. But I wouldn't use this product on too regular a basis because although it leaves my hair clean and shiny in the short term I do feel like I need a separate tailored shampoo and conditioner for the best results.
I really like the Garnier Fructis 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner, in fact it has turned out to be a regular in my bathroom and although I don't use it all the time for those days that I am in a rush it is a perfect, fast and quick option. If and when I ever get back to going to a gym then this combination shampoo and conditioner would be ideal.
At the moment that majority of Garnier Fructis shampoos and conditioners are available from most supermarkets including Asda and retail for around £1. The packaging is nice and functional and what you would expect.
From me the Fructis Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner gets four out of five stars, and I would personally highly recommended it. Especially for those days when you are in a rush or when you want to carry less toiletries around with you. It is a nice alternative hair product and although I wouldn't switch it for my favourite separate shampoo and conditioner it has left my hair in good condition and looking healthy with minimal fuss.
I purchased this shampoo and conditioner from Fructis after wanting a 2 in 1 to wash my hair with after swimming to (a) save time and (b) give my hair a bit of extra nourishment from conditioning it. I really hate getting a shower after swimming at the pool but if I don't wash my hair there and then it becomes tiresome so tend to wash my hair there and jump in the bath when home to get a proper wash. Anyway, the Fructis 2 in 1 shampoo sounded nice on the adverts so I thought I would give that a go instead of my Avon shampoo and conditioner. I actually picked it up in Poundland for...£1 but you can get it from Superdrug, Boots and various chemists and supermarkets.
Well, just one star from me for this product...so what was wrong with it? Seemingly the product was fine, it frothed up like a normal shampoo and my hair was detangling as though it had be conditioned. Once I dried it, that's when it all went wrong. My scalp was flaky, itchy and greasy and bits of my scalp felt as though they were burning. The itching wasn't helping to soothe my scalp at all but my hair really did feel so terrible, the itch was insatiable and my scalp went very red from the scratching. I can only assume I must have been allergic to one of the ingredients in the shampoo but I'm unsure which one as I've never ever had that problem with shampoo before or since. I had thoroughly rinsed my hair after swimming so really did not expect it to feel greasy at the scalp straight after it had been washed.
Although this was just £1 for a big bottle, I can't recommend it based on my experience as my experience was absolutely terrible. I did write to Fructis to point out what had happened in case it was a bad batch of shampoo and receive a non-plussed letter back from them where they did apologise but didn't offer any sort of explanation. For me this is a definite shampoo to avoid but I know other people love this stuff so perhaps I was just unlucky? (Wish I could give it 0 stars !)
Many years ago I remember trying a new shampoo made by Garnier, it was called Fructis, it promised me clean and shiny hair using fruit extracts. I promptly spent what felt like a small fortune on the shampoo and conditioner and shot home to try out the new hair care experience. Unfortunately my hair had a bad reaction to it and ended looking like it was drenched in grease, I threw the bottles away and swore I would never use Fructis again, luckily a couple of washes with a clarifying shampoo soon stripped the nasty gunk from my hair and everything was alright with the world.
Until a couple of weeks ago I was still avoiding buying Garnier Fructis, that was until I spied it on the shelves of my local Poundland for (Obviously) a pound, I threw a bottle of the Strength & Shine 2in1 into my basket thinking it would be ok to sit on the bathroom shelf for the occasional use.
The bottle looks nice enough, it is a bright electric green with the company branding on the front and a picture of a lemon slice it is not the same as the Dooyoo catalogue picture, but still very similar. The shampoo is for normal hair (not sure what is classed as normal) and it tells us that "hair feels stronger and looks shinier with lasting freshness". The bottle has a flip lid and has what looks like the head of a miniature smash robot on to aid me in the flipping open; this unfortunately means the bottle can not be balanced upside down to get the last bit out.
The 2in1 smells really nice, it is fresh and fruity and reminds me of a grapefruit Starburst (or Opal Fruit, it depends how old you are) the product itself is white in colour and has a pearlescent sheen to it. I would consider my hair to be quite thick and it is mid length (past my shoulders) I only need a blob the size of a fifty pence piece to get a nice foam going on my hair. The 2in1 foams up very well and envelopes my head in a cloud of fresh and fruity grapefruit, the 2in1 rinses easily from my hair, leaving it feeling light and refreshed. I find that just one foam up and rinse is enough to clean my hair thoroughly but if your hair was feeling extra dirty you can rinse and repeat.
The back of the bottle is full of marketing information telling me that the 2in1 contains vitamins b3 and b6, AHA's and grapefruit extract. The properties of the 2in1 claim to be revitalising and help the hair feel strong and fresh for longer. The 2in1 also claims that after 5 washes my hair will be 2 times stronger and after 10 washes my hair will be 3 times smoother.
I have been using the 2in 1 for over two weeks, I wash my hair most days as I like that just washed feeling, this time there has been no nasty build up of product in my hair caused by the 2in1, my hair does feel smooth and shiny, I don't think it is twice as strong or three times smoother but it does feel and look healthy, and with all this warm humid weather we have been experiencing my hair has stayed relatively frizz free. It also leaves my hair smelling nice and fresh, it is not an overwhelming scent, but occasionally when my hair gets in my face it does smell nice.
The back of the bottle has an ingredients list and contact information for Garnier, there is also a website www.fructis.com, I have not visited this site so I can't comment on it. The 2in 1 states, as with all shampoos, that if you get it in your eyes you must rinse immediately.
In conclusion, I am happy to recommend this 2in1, it is great to have sat on the shelf in the bathroom, as it is 2in1 it is great for taking on holiday or to the swimming baths as it cuts down on the amount of products needed when packing. It smells nice and cleans my hair well and for a pound for a 250ml bottle I am more than happy. This product can also be purchased from other retailers for around £2.
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After trying a couple of 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioners ages ago which done nothing for my
hair I've always avoided them but my boyfriend always uses the Fructis 2 in 1 and loves it so
he gets that and I buy seperate shampoo and conditioner for myself.
A couple of weeks ago I realised I had forgotten to buy more conditioner so I decided to give
the Fructis 2 in 1 a go. I wasn't really expecting great results from this but I was pleasantly
surprised at how good my hair was after using this.
Fructis comes in a bright green bottle with a flip up section on the lid which makes it easy to
open one handed in the shower. The product is white in colour and is a good consistency
not too runny it runs through your fingers before you get it on to your hair but it's
not too thick and gloopy either. The scent is a nice fruity smell which I really like but it
doesn't seem to linger on my hair for too long after I've washed it.
The shampoo doesn't lather up quite as much as other products I've used but this is probably
due to the 2 in one formula and it still leaves my hair feeling clean so it's not too much of a
problem. I find the Fructis rinses out easily enough and doesn't feel like it leaves any residue
on my hair despite hearing others complain that Fructis leaves a build up of product on your
hair I haven't personally found it to be a problem with mine.
My hair is long and is often a nightmare to comb through after washing it if I use the wrong
conditioner but after using the Fructis it combed through easily with no problem and my hair
actually looked better than it did when using my usual shampoo and conditioners. Although
this is meant for use on normal hair my hair is prone to being dry and I still found this
worked well and possibly better than my usual dry hair products.
Overall I'm really impressed with this product and due to my long hair taking ages to wash
and rinse it saves me a lot of time in the mornings only having to use and rinse out one product
compared to my old routine of using separates. I'm now using this through the week and
giving my hair a good conditioning treatment at weekends when I've actually got the time to
do it so using Fructis saves me a fortune in buying separates and saves me time through
the week as well.
Fructis contains AHAs Fructose,Glucose and vitamins B3 and B6 and claims to strengthen your
hair while leaving it soft shiney and manageable while saving you the time of using a separate
shampoo and conditioner. Fructis costs around £2 - £3 for a 250ml bottle but it's often available
in Poundland or Semichem for £1.
For buying any type of 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner, I would expect to find something that could potentially save me a lot of time in my daily hair care routine. Obviously, things like this that save you time do not tend to leave you with a better result than taking that little bit of extra time, energy and care. So previously, instead of buying 2 in 1s which could have saved me quite a bit of time whilst washing my hair, I decided to just buy the shampoo and the conditioner separately. My reasoning was that even if using the hair care products separately meant that I was spending double the amount of time, that meant that I was taking double the amount of care, and I would be ending up with a better end result... right?
The Garnier Fructis range has been one of my most commonly bought range of haircare products (I have bought both the separate fortifying shampoo and the conditioner frequently beforehand, and I would consider myself to be quite a new customer of the Garner Fructis Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner 2 in 1 for Normal Hair). Here are some reasons why the range has been for so long one of my favourites:
* This is not one of those brands which claim to be 'salon standard' when other non salon standard products half their price seem to clearly exceed them. The best thing about this is that you do not have to pay 'salon standard' prices for it.
* The range has always worked well for me, being good quality, consistent and doing exactly what it says it does on the packaging. The Garnier brand name was also quite an esteemed one.
* The Garnier Fructis range just smells so fantastic and fruity (probably coming from the 'Fructis' part of the brand name, I am guessing. Garnier Fructis would probably lose half of its customers if it didn't smell quite as good.
I had enjoyed the other products in the Garnier Fructis range, but the thing that finally pressed me to buy the shampoo and conditioner 2 in 1 was the special offer on it; only £1, offered in a supermarket (I have found that you can save quite some money buying your health and beauty products from supermarkets, as they still stock many well known branded products, but at lower prices by far). I know, sometimes it is not wise to just act on impulse and go off to buy something just because it is CHEAP, but I have been trying to save as much money as possible on everything I could, and besides, life has been pretty hectic right now, and I was looking for some product or other which could save me a fair amount of time. So I bought it, just as a tester run, to see if I liked it and would be interested in buying it again. And despite my doubts about using a 2 in 1 product beforehand, I found that I actually had quite high expectations for it.
Normally without a promotion or special offer of some sort, you can buy a 250ml bottle of this for, I would say, around £2 from your health and beauty store or supermarket, most of the time less than that. This, I am sure, is many times cheaper than some of the more 'posh' yet actually inferior quality brands you can buy from the hair salon, so I would call it very good value for money from a quite esteemed brand.
The packaging is in a shade of bright lime green, with the Garnier logo and information on it. Normally, I find that colour to be quite tacky and would not really associate it with anything luxurious whatsoever; however, uncannily, I think this works for the Garnier Fructis range, and helps to accent the fruity feel of the whole range. There is a ball shaped cap, which can be a little trouble to remove at times, but it proves to be no problem normally. The shampoo and conditioner can be squeezed out very easily, and it has a cool, translucent, gel like texture that feels refreshing against your skull.
This can be easily applied and saves a lot of time on your daily hair washing regime. To my surprise, I found that it seemed to work just as well as using the shampoo and conditioner separately, with minimal effort. Sure, if applied in too generous quantities, my hair became a little bit on the greasy side, but that is true if you use too much conditioner anyway.
The smell is lovely; fruity and exotic. The scent is not overly perfumed- it lingers in your hair for a while, without being too strong and noticeable. Sometimes, I think that even if the product itself was useless as a shampoo and conditioner, I would still be spending my money on it just to have gorgeous smelling hair!
So, altogether, I believe that this is a great 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner, something lovely to invest in. You get lovely smelling hair along with, and there really isn't much to complain about. This has been a lovely product to use. I give this 5 out of 5 stars.
Garnier Fructis is one of my favourite hair care brands, and I decided to try its Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner 2 in 1, for times when I didn't have enough time to both shampoo and condition my hair. Here are my views on it:
On a really brilliant offer in my super market, this product was sold for the bargain price of £1.50; a very good price as it costs much more to buy from your local drug store for example Superdrug and Boots. Do remember that this price is all inclusive, as I like to say, because when you have used this product, you need not purchase a separate conditioner, so all in all I believe this is a really good value product.
This 2 in one shampoo and conditioner was useful and easy to use; because I was unsure whether to apply on the roots of my hair like a shampoo or on the tips like conditioner... I did both. It worked quite sufficiently- my hair felt fresher and much more nourished, it was easier to brush through and I noticed that my hair was satisfyingly soft and volumised. However, I would like to point out that, though it is visibly better than other 2 for 1 shampoo and conditioner products I had previously tried, I got far better results just using Garnier Fructis' shampoo separately, and then using its conditioner afterwards. The results I got whilst using this is by no means bad- in fact it is noticeably good- but if you want really nice hair then I would recommend using the two separate products.
SMELL AND FEEL:
This shampoo has a delicious, refreshing fruity smell (coming, I am guessing, from the 'Fructis' part of the product name and the grapefruit extractt) that is neither sickening nor too strong- the perfect combination. The pleasant smell lingers in your hair throughout the day, though not too noticeably like perfume. The feel of this 2 in one is a kind of creamy gel that feels pleasant against both my finger and my scalp.
This is a lovely product, well worth using especially if you come across a good offer! As stated above, it is not quite as effective as using Garnier Fructis' shampoo and conditioner combined (though the overall effect is still very commendable) but you have to remember the time this saves you when you're in a rush- you can have lovely hair in half the time. 4.5 stars if I could, but 4 for the time being.
I have used Fructis shampoo for quite a while. While I don't think it's the most amazing shampoo ever I love love love the smell and I think this is why I have used it for so long. It has a beautiful fruity smell, hence the name although I think saying the name out loud sounds a little rude! The shampoo actually contains an active fruit concentrate with Vitamin B3, B6 a, Fructose and Glucose which are meant to nourish your hair from the root and work inside the hair fibre to strengthen it and smooth the hair. I know some people I've talked to in the past have had a build up problem on their hair after they use this shampoo but I have never experienced this until I tried the shampoo and conditioner in one!
I used to use the shampoo and then the conditioner afterwards which always seemed to work well but I went on holiday in the summer and only wanted to take one heavy bottle with me so thought I should take the shampoo and conditioner in one. The shampoo and conditioner in one is always a good idea in practise as you just use it like a regular shampoo and then do not need to apply conditioner to your hair as it is already there. However, I washed my hair using this product and then when it came time to comb it through after I got out of the shower I found my hair really tangly and not conditioned at all! In the shower my hair also felt quite coarse and I knew this product was not working for me. I also felt, once my hair was dry that it left a bit of build up on my hair and it was a bit flyaway!
Unfortunately although this is a good idea in theory, for me, it did not work in practice.
This shampoo claims it has volume boosters which penetrate the hair shaft and epand it. It also claims it has vitamins B3 and B6, fructose and glucose to nourish the hair and repair damage. I believe that the product can boost the volume, which when i used the product, it did and I believe that the product can in some way nourish they hair and prevent help to prevent damage. However, can damage to hair really be repaired?? I do believe damage can be prevented but not repaired. My hair was badly damaged, but no amount of products i.e. conditioner, treatments etc worked. I just had to grow the damage out and start using preventative products. So in this case I dont believe in fructis' claims to repair damage.
-The shampoo has a lovely smell, one of the best smelling shampoos I have bought.
-Leaves your hair smelling nice and fresh
-Gave my hair more volume
-It also lathers up very easily so you dont need too much of it, which is good for my hair because it is long. This can be a cost efficient aspect to the shampoo too.
- Leaves your hair very soft
-Found it cheapest at discount stores - at Wilkinsons its £1.73 for 250ml
-Maybe good for other peoples hair types but this shampoo although made it lovely on the day I washed my hair, the next day it went greasey. With other shampoos my hair has taken 2-3 days to start to look dirty.
-Not so cheap when you buy from supermarkets and chemists.
Although I'm male, I still care for my hair just as much as most my female friends - if not more. I used to use this product before switching to John Frieda in order to try and take better care of my hair when I started using hair straighteners. However, this product was always good for my hair and it kept it strong and in great condition.
You can buy it for around £2.00 and the great thing about it is that shampoos and conditions your hair to keep it in the ultimate condition. You should apply it to wet hair and using it once a day is fine. I massage it in and a foamy lather builds up, which fills the shower with a very strong, fruity aroma.
It makes your hair smell wonderful and simply gives it strength and a healthy look. You don't need to apply much as the great lather is formed, which you can massage through your hair. You should leave it in for a while and perhaps comb it back as it contains conditioner too. Over time, the product multiplies the strength of your hair, as said on the bottle. My hair felt stronger after using this product and it felt healthy and looked good.
It comes in a bright green bottle as part of the Garnier Fructis range, so you can't miss it on the shelf! It's sold in places such as Tesco and Boots. I'd recommend it for anyone with 'normal' hair that doesn't need special treatment. It's ideal for guys but fine for girls with normal hair. It's a quality product and worked well with my hair, which is naturally thick and a bit curly.
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As all four of us in our house each wash our hair you can imagine how much shampoo we go through each year can't you? Hence the quest to find the best product at the best price.
On a recent shopping trip around the pound shops I couldn't help but notice this Fructis 2-in-1 shampoo & conditioner as the colour is so bright - almost a florescent green (even brighter than Palmolive) & for just a quid I popped a couple in my basket to try.
The thick plastic container is 250 ml & has a sturdy flip-open lid which is easy enough to open/ close even with wet hands.
The hole inside is well designed so you can squeeze as much or as little as you need to prevent waste & the shampoo doesn't gunge around the lid as it does with some cheaper ones.
The smell is lovely - not too strong - kind of light & fresh but not over-feminine so can be used by everyone in my opinion.
The shampoo itself is quite thick & creamy and is an off-white colour. I noticed after using it that my hands smelt nice & felt very smooth as did my hair!
The directions & ingredients are listed on the bottle & are clear enough to read. The ingredients include fructose, glucose, vitamin B3 & B6, fruit AHAS & fortifying lipid - doesn't mean much to me I'm afraid - but Garnier are well-respected so I didn't worry!
The product claims to do the following -
- nourishes hair root to top
- strengthens hair fibre
- reinforces protective barrier of hair
Well, I'm no scientist so I can't tell you if these claims are true but I think this shampoo is pretty good but my daughters both like it more than I do.
Whilst the shampoo makes my hair feel soft, clean & shiny I did find that however much I rinsed it off there seemed to be a kind of 'film' left on my hair which made it feel rather heavy & not very pleasant.
I must say though that my daughters didn't mention this effect so maybe it's just my hair?
I'm going to stick to my cheapo Asda citrus shampoo which cost just 50p (at another pound shop) plus a good conditioner which suits me fine.
- a good price.
- great design.
- ideal texture.
- smells lovely & fresh.
- makes the hair feel clean, soft & silky.
- my daughters like this shampoo but it seemed to leave a 'coating'/ 'film' on my hair.
- recommended - would buy again for the rest of the family.
I use this shampoo daily and it seems to keep my hair in good order. It is reliable, being made by Garnier and contains multivitamins to strengthen my hair. It comes in a green bottle to match the Garnier range. On the front, you will see the blue colour (to seperate it out from the other shampoos) and it says 'Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner - 2 in 1 - Normal Hair.
The lid has a little round bit so you can easily pull it up. Squeezing a bit out, it oozes onto your hands and feels ever so silky. It has an off-white creamy colour and smells quite sweet and somewhat fruity. Before appyling it, I rinse my hair under the shower. I then scrub this into my hair to foam it up to give my hair a good wash.
It's best to leave it on for a few minutes as it is also a conditioner. If you have a comb handy, then run through your hair with it to help clean it and keep it in best condition. This shampoo leaves my hair feeling soft and silky. It does an excellent job cleaning it and leaves it with a nice aroma too.
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Just another shampoo that is said to do all these things for your hair, but what actually does it do after regular usage? Well, I must say, this shampoo is considerably better than others in the way it seems to strengthen your hair and it does leave it silky soft and with a shine. Also, it is a 2 in 1 shampoo with 2 main outcomes that should be clear.
It comes in a vivid green bottle that has a florescent look to it. On the front is the Garnier Fructis logo at the top, as it is part of the Fructis range (fruity). Below, it says 'Fortifying Shampoo 2IN1'. Mine boasts about a NEW improved formula with reinforced active fruit complex. It has a list of some ingredients that are apparently beneficial for your hair:
- Fructose + Glucose
- Vitamin B3 and B6
- Fruit AHAs
- Fortifying Lipid
Well for starters, I know that Fructose and Glucose are both disaccharide sugars, and I am not sure what they do to your hair. Fructose is naturally from fruits and Glucose is the energy storage in mammals. The vitamins sound good to me but the Fruit AHAs sound a bit weird. Fortifying lipid may be the strengthening part of the shampoo, as lipids are pretty strong, but insoluble in water to it brings confusion to mind as to why it's in a shampoo. Well, the back of the bottle states the following as to what these ingredients do:
* Nourishes the hair from root to tip
* Strengthens the hair fibre
* Reinforces the protective barrier of the hair
Sounds pretty good to me, and I would agree that these results are shown by the condition of my hair. The shampoo also says that it leaves hair detangled without heaviness leaving it shiny on the outside, but strong on the inside. I agree with this too and it does seem to detangle my hair. However, don't all shampoos do this when you wash hair? I do feel there is something extra in this shampoo, and the formula really does work! Garnier claim the following results:
* After 5 Washes: 3 Times Smoother
* After 10 Washes: 2 Times Stronger
The shampoo comes in a standard 250ml bottle of 12 molar concentration. Due to the bottle's brightness, it is easy to find it on a shelf, but the harder part is picking out the one for normal hair as there are many others for greasy hair, coloured hair and other types too. They look pretty similar, but this edition seems to have a blue 2IN1 logo rather than another colour.
As for the aroma, it is beautiful. Opening the small lid (this flips open) releases a fruity fragrance that fills the steamy shower. This shampoo has to have one of the loveliest aromas compared to any other. Forget the floral ones from Herbal Essences; this shampoo has the sweetest and most admirable aroma to it one could ever wish for! When massaging it into your hair, the lovely fruity smell fills the air with pure pleasure!
The texture of the shampoo is very unique too. It has a rather thick texture and an off-white creamy colour that is probably a mix of all the active ingredients. The shampoo has a glossy, silky look to it and is ever so creamy. It oozes out the bottle as you pour it onto your hand. It feels silky soft and is a pleasure to massage in, passing the pleasure through your hair. In aroma and texture, it is very unique and admirable!
Using the shampoo is easy. Like any other, you apply a small amount to your hands and rub them together to build up foam. This shampoo doesn't build up as much foam as other shampoos, but it sure does the job! It is best to apply it to wet hair as it can mix in easier and washes it thoroughly, so rinse your hair with warm water before washing. Massage it in thoroughly and leave it for a couple minutes for best results. I then like to comb through my hair to make sure all tangles are inexistent afterwards. Then, rinse it out thoroughly with warm water. Make sure you towel dry it as best you can before using a hairdryer for best results to leave it soft and shiny rather than damp! This shampoo can be used by males and females for any normal hair.
During the process if it comes into contact with your eyes at all, then rinse them out with warm water immediately. This happened to me once when I flicked open the lid. It does sting like hell, but you just have to rinse it out although it feels nasty and hurts a lot! Make sure you get some water into the eye to rinse it out. It may hurt when you then close your eye and open it for a while and it may sting. However, the pain stopped with me shortly after the incident as it should do. If it continues, then don't hesitate to consult a doctor.
My bottle cost me £1.99 at Boots, as I like to get my toiletries there. This price isn't bad at all, considering that it will last a guy with medium length hair around a month. If you are a lady with longer hair, it can still last up to a month depending on how often you wash. The other benefit of this shampoo is that it really does work! It leaves you with shiny, soft and strong hair unlike any other shampoo! The active ingredients really seem to be good for my hair, and the aroma it is left with is much loved giving it a fruity smell and silky texture.
Overall, I would recommend you at least try this one out. It has a brilliant formula that will give you strong hair, leaving it soft and silky after every wash. It has a lovely aroma to it, which is much appreciated in the shower and after as the smell seems to last. The texture is creamy and very effective in building up good foam. The active ingredients and vitamins are good for your hair and provide you with the best hair you could imagine! It comes in an intense green bottle that can be spotted from across the supermarket! The only problem here is that there are many similar Garnier Shampoos that are for different hair types, so make sure you pick up the right one! At £1.99 for a bottle of this luxurious shampoo, I would say it is definitely worth it. I will continue to use this as it leaves me with the best hair I could want, and stands out amongst other shampoos on the market.
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There are so many different shampoos on the market all offering shine and body but only a small percentage of them actually deliver everything that they suggest. Garnier however let their products do the talking and this Fructis shampoo and conditioner certainly does the talking.
The bottle is a nice bright green one with Garnier Fructis Fortifying Shampoo 2in1 written on the front of the bottle and on the back is the usual information that concerns a shampoo like the Garnier brand's promise for your hair.
Once the thick dooey liquid comes out of the bottle and into your hands you can smell the coconut hint to it, this shampoo gives your hair a nice smell once you have washed it. The hair is left shiny and nourished with a nice smell that is strong yet light at the same time.
This shampoo sells for around £2.80 for a 250ml bottle which may seem a little expensive but you get your moneys worth because this works well even if you just put a little dollop on your hair. Some shampoos need loads to work properly.
This shampoo from Garnier is great for both mens and womens hair and there's also a line from Garnier of hair gels, sprays and mousses which have the same strengths as the shampoo and they keep the hair nice aswel..
I normally use a Lnyx shower gel because I find that it works suprisingly well for your hair but you get a lot more from a dedicated Shampoo and this is even good enough if you use it as a shower gel if you have run out of shower gel and need a shower before you go out.
Seeing as I have been using this shampoo now for about a year and a half I have obviously chosen to keep using the brand and just use Lynx shower gel for my body and then use this on my hair,
I would recommend this particular Garnier shampoo very highly to anyone who is looking to get a different one if they arent satisfied with their current one. Just try it once and I'm sure you will buy it again. A very good product.
Aqua (Water), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Dimethicone, Coco Betaine, Cetyl Alcohol, Hydroxystearyl Cetyl Ether, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Pyrus Malus Fruit Extract (Apple), Cocamide MIPA, Fragrance, Carbomer, Sodium Methylparaben, DMDM Hydantoin, Niacinamide, Pyridoxine HCl, Propylene Glycol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Saccharum Officinarum Extract (Sugar Cane), Phenoxyethanol, Methylapraben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben, Citrus Medica Limonum Peel Extract (Lemon), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
I have long blonde hair that could charitably be described as 'a little unruly'. Generally, the look I'm aiming for is Bardot-esque smooth and straight. More often than not (especially of there's even a chance of wind or rain) the look I actually achieve is Worzel Gummidge after horrible electrocution incident. I seem to spend a small fortune on various haircare products and although I will gladly skip onto the bandwagon of a new product, I do seem to keep returning to Garnier Fructis as my choice of shampoo and conditioner.
I had been using the sleek & shine range of shampoos and conditioners separately quite contentedly before spotting the 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner for normal hair. Thinking it might save me time I decided to give it a try. My bottle cost £1.99 in Boots for 250ml, which is reasonably pricey, but still substantially cheaper then Nicky Clarke or John Frieda versions. The bottle is green with a flip top lid and has the Garnier Fructis logo and '2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner' on the front. Also this is where Garnier feel the need to share that this has 'Active Fruit Concentrate. Hmmm, better than 'lazy' Fruit Concentrate I suppose. Down at the bottom it informs us that this is for normal hair. Well, on a bad day, my hair can be an amusing and entertaining combination of wavy, curly, frizzy and straight, but the promises of B vitamins and 'smoothing' ingredients persuaded me to buy it (I'm an advertiser's dream).
Handily, the bottle will stand upside down which is a good thing for all the skint people like me who like to eke every last drop out of a bottle before making the long trek to the supermarket to part with yet more hard earned cash (you're feeling sorry for me now aren't you? Cheques are always welcome. Make it payable to Fiona and I'll do the rest - every little helps!). On the back of the bottle there's quite a bit of blurb, a claim to nourish the hair from the root, strengthen and smooth it and a startlingly long list of ingredients. However, you'll just have to take my word on this, as to type it all out is just soul destroying and in all probability, a bit dull to read. Entertainingly, there are also 'directions' and a handy helpline number. Now, without intending to offend any amongst you, I can't help but feel that if you need the advice of the 'Garnier Fructis helpline' whilst shampooing, independent hair-washing may perhaps be a bridge too far for you. Although, there is a certain appeal to phoning the number and pretending to have a panic attack .'Hello? Garnier? I need help! .Well, I've lathered - but I'm b*ggered if I know what it is I'm supposed to do next ' Anyway, I digress.
The smell is pleasant - not unlike grapefruit and apples without being overpowering or lingering. The shampoo and conditioner itself is thick, white and easily dispensed. For my long hair I use about a palmful of the stuff, and it foams up quickly and easily to create a thick, bubbly lather that cleanses well and is easily rinsed off. I find that two applications leave my hair really clean. So far my bottle has lasted 2 weeks (I wash my hair every two days or so) and there's about another 2 washes left in it.
This product, whilst reasonably effective, does not function as well as a 2 in 1 as I might have hoped. As a shampoo it is great, cleaning hair quickly and effectively without leaving residue, but as a conditioner I find that my hair remains a bit dry and tangled after using this and inevitably I still have to dollop an extra little bit of the Fructis sleek & shine conditioner onto the ends of my hair in order to be able to comb it without tears coming into my eyes.
And what of the many claims that Garnier make about strengthening and smoothing hair from root to tip? Well, after a couple of washes my hair was definitely a bit less frizzy and easier to manage when blow drying or straightening. However, if you buy this expecting a miracle solution you may well be disappointed. It will leave your hair a bit smoother and more manageable but I found that reasonably intensive use of both hairdryer and straighteners was required (I am aware that this is probably what caused the frizzy problem in the first place, but what can I say? I'm a girl who likes to avoid learning from her mistakes wherever possible) to get the kind of sleek slinkiness that I demand.
I'm recommending it as because it's fine as a quick fix when you're in a hurry, but you will get better results from using the shampoo and conditioner as separate products.
For further info (or if you do happen to fall into the category of people who really, really want to wash their hair but are a bit unsure as to how exactly to go about it) contact 0845-399-0104 (UK); 1850-604-104 (Eire)
(Also posted on Ciao by me)
A combination of innovative ingredients naturally present in fruit, that gives strength and shine to your hair /