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Fructis Fortifying Shampoo Frequent Use Coloured or Permed Hair

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Brand: Laboratoire Garnier / Type: Hair Shampoo / Hair type: coloured hair / How often: frequent use

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      07.02.2012 11:49
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      The science behind great hair

      Garnier's experts offer the latest in hair care technology Garnier's Fructis Fortifying Shampoo Frequent Use - Coloured or Permed Hair. Like many women I like to colour my hair not only to change my style and look but also to cover those little signs of getting another year older. I also have extremely naturally curling and wavy hair. What more do I need but a product both for colour and curl?

      First The Science

      The facts behind Fructis reveal a wide range of shampoos and conditioners containing a complex new formula that locks in colour with its anti-fading agent and is enhanced with natural ingredients for healthy hair. Using their scientific expertise and extensive knowledge of nature, Garnier declare they create products containing natural ingredients, which are both effective and a delight to use. Garnier say, "We harness the power of nature, which is a source of creativity, efficacy, gentleness and pleasure. Wherever possible, given equal levels of performance, we choose natural ingredients first."

      These natural ingredients appear in the form of their Active Fruit Concentrate formula, which nourishes the hair from root to end and works within the hair strand to strengthen it and their shine enhancing properties are designed to leave the hair with a brilliant shine and silky, soft feeling whilst protecting the hair strand. In the course of a series of washes the hair should develop more resistance to washing and everyday wear and tear consequently this should yield a colour vibrancy that lasts longer and is resistant to fading.

      The Active Fruit Concentrate is a cocktail of micro-oils, fruit acids, vitamins and enriched nutrients. Fruit acids are naturally found in fruit like apples, which contain malic acid, and citrus fruits, that contain citric acid. Vitamins: such as B3 and B6, found in fruits such as lemons, limes, grapes, pineapple and banana are vital in the production of Keratin more commonly known as hair fibre that helps make it more resilient and sustain strength. Fructose, and glucose are also important for strengthening so after five washes your hair should feel three times smoother and shinier and after ten washes a result in hair twice as strong. Will this mean no more breakage in hair and fewer split ends? Garnier declare Fructis is a vitality boost for hair.

      Now the Product

      The seven inch high bottle is bright, green apple (RGB green) coloured with the leaf green flip top cap. The shade is bright and cheery is unmissable on a shelf as it stands out amongst the other more muted coloured bottles. But does the bright professional packaging reflect the product inside?

      Getting down to the nitty gritty of using this product there are many positive aspects that I like about it. When you massage the silky, rich, double cream thick fusion into wet hair, the citrus fragrance of melon and grapefruit is released as a rich lather forms. This fragrance lingers in the warm air of the bathroom long after you leave as well as remaining in your hair. The lingering fragrance is one of the more encouraging aspects I believe of washing hair. I love great smelling hair. The lather is not a heavy one like associated with some shampoos but feels light and smoothing as you massage through the hair. As with all shampoo you must rinse away thoroughly as residual shampoo can make your scalp itch and flake. Follow the washing with Garnier Fructis Color Last Fortifying Cream Conditioner; this too is rich, double cream thick and isn't heavy. Your hair almost feels like you do not have conditioner in it at all and detangles well. I noticed while rinsing I could comb my fingers through the strands easily it is definitely a delight to use. Beware of contact with your eyes, shampoo and soap will sting profusely and should be rinsed immediately. If irritation continues you must seek medical advice.

      Drying my hair is a ritual for me. I do not use a hair dryer as it causes my hair to frizz and feel brittle I much prefer to naturally dry my hair. Having almost waist length extremely naturally wavy hair, I have to take care not to let it tangle and usually I add a hair moisturiser to the ends. This time I noticed a difference when combing and drying my hair. The comb flowed through the strands effortlessly, easily form into ringlets and curls rather than a frizz. The hair felt lighter not heavy or weighed down and easily broken as it can occasionally will with certain shampoo brands but rather smoother and softer. The fragrance still lingered as I combed and when the volume of my hair was more pronounced, the waves softer and exceedingly more manageable than with my last shampoo. I still have another 5 washes to go before I reach the 10 wash stage where I should be able to see the noticable changes as promised by Garnier. I will keep you informed.

      I would use it again however not only was it value for money but I received positive results. I was advised many years ago by an excellent hairdresser to change my shampoo every few months. That sound advice has aided me in maintaining healthy hair. This is one product to add to my shampoo rotation.

      LATEST
      I have reached the ten wash stage and upon paying a visit to my hairdresser today where I had a drastic 8 inches of hair cut away including the luscious curls I have for a smoother sleeker style, I was complimented on healthy and shiny hair he also approved of my choice in shampoo although he uses L'Oriel in his shop. He did however offer further advice which was to wash your hair once a month in a medicated shampoo like Vosene to remove the films and residue that all shampoos leaves on your hair and to massage a moisturising hair serum into the ends after each wash. I think I may try that.

      Thank you for listening

      Happy Washing

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        10.11.2008 15:17
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        lovely fruity smelling shampoo for coloured hair

        I have bleach blonde and coloured hair so need to use a colour protect shampoo to keep my hair looking vibrant and polished, so I came across this Fructis shampoo at Boots and decided to try it out.

        This shampoo comes in a green bottle with a little round flip up cap in a darker green, the colour protect shade is a little pink circle; this makes it easier to pick out of all the other types of shampoo. I also got the matching conditioner and that one looks quite similar to this bottle.

        When I used this shampoo for the first time, I instantly noticed the lovely fruity fragrance it had. The shampoo itself is quite a thick white product that lathers up nicely and is easy to rinse out.

        My hair feels soft and manageable and is easy to style. I love the fruity fragrance it leaves in my hair and I can still smell it the day after washing my hair.
        I've also noticed that my colour looks shiny and this shampoo has definitely helped keep my colour last for longer.

        I think this shampoo is currently being sold between £1.99 and £2.50, or even cheaper, depending where you shop. I'd defiantly recommend this as it's a lovely fruity shampoo and would suit young people the most I think.

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        04.08.2008 13:14
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        Fructis Fortifying Colour Keep Shampoo

        Fructis is not a brand that I would normally buy, however with shampoo and conditioner, I tend to buy whichever one is cheapest or on special offer at the time, since I go through so much of it! When the Fructis brand was on offer in Wilkinsons not so long ago, I picked up a bottle each of their colour keep fortifying shampoo and conditioner which is especially for coloured hair.

        I recently dyed my hair and thought this would be worth trying in order to prevent the colour from fading. This shampoo is both water and UV resistant, so will help to maintain your hair colour. It also claims to strengthen the hair from within and improve shine. It contains lots of different things which benefit the hair, including Fructose, Vitamins B3, B6 and E, as well as Fruit AHA's.

        The shampoo comes in a bright lime green bottle which you can't fail to miss. It's not the most attractive looking thing, but it certainly brightens up the bathroom.

        The shampoo is white in colour and a nice consistency - not too runny. It smells lovely, having quite a fruity, citrus aroma. I have found that only a small amount is needed to produce a really good lather, and the lather rinses away easily.

        I found that the fruity smell of this shampoo stayed on my hair for some time after I had washed my hair, making it smell very fresh.

        My hair was definitely clean after use and I've had no bad reaction to it as I sometimes can get a flaky scalp when changing shampoos. I did find that my hair looked quite shiny after using this and was also soft and the usual halo of frizz I get when my hair has just been washed, wasn't quite so big!

        As for keeping the colour fresh, I do think that my hair colour is still looking quite vibrant even now that it's been a couple of weeks since I dyed my hair, and it would normally have started to fade by now. The only thing is, as I used a different brand of dye to my usual, it's hard to tell if that's down to the dye or this shampoo.

        This shampoo costs £1.77 from Wilkinsons and the bottle contains 250ml.

        Overall, this was a good shampoo for the price. The results were average - nothing outstanding - but it smelled nice, and it left my hair shiny and not as frizzy as some others which I was pleased about, and I would be willing to buy it again.

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          13.04.2004 16:20
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          Fructis Garnier is now my prefered shampoo brand, I did use this when it first came out as a new product on the market and to be perfectly honest, I wasn't that impressed. I have very dry hair which gets unmanagable sometimes, due to the fact that I wash it and towel it dry. I hardly ever have the time to style it and once it's towelled dry a quick run over with the brush and off I go. This sometimes makes my hair fly away and when I come to brush it later the day after it is hard to get the brush through, I also have dyed my hair quite a few times over the past years and had come to the concussion that whichever shampoo I was going to use that it didn't really matter. Now I'm the first person to admit it when I'm wrong and with this fructis fortifying shampoo, frequent use. I was wrong. This stuff is the best. I love just about everything about this shampoo. The packaging is very trendy and the colour is almost illuminous green, the lid is a flip up one but with a difference. This flips up in the middle of the top of the bottle and has a nobble on the end so that you can get your finger underneath the lid and flip it up. It's also great for if your in the shower and have your eyes closed from the hot water streaming down your head, you can feel this nobble and flip it open to easily pour the shampoo onto your palm. This bottle of shampoo is see through, these are the sort I prefer as you can tell when your about to run out and stock up with more. There's nothing worse than going for a shower or bath than to come to washing your hair only to find out that another member of the family has used up the shampoo and forgotten to tell you. The bottles are 250ml so you get about twenty to twenty five hair washes out of it. This cost me £1.75 in Safeways and they were doing a buy one get one free offer so I got the conditioner to match with it. It's made by Garnier who make lots
          of other hair and body cosmetic's. The shampoo inside the bottle is quite thick in consistancy and you only need a little bit before it lathers up into masses of scented lather. As this is a fruit scented shampoo I'd say that when I did my hair the scent I picked up was mostly peaches, but I'm sure I got a hint of grapefruit too. This scent is still lingering in my hair after drying it so I like that too. It says that if you use this for five washes of the hair then you'll notice the difference and I agree. I have been using this shampoo for about two weeks now and I think that the condition of my hair has improved. I can brush it more easily, there is a nice scent to my hair and it doesn't seem to fall out or break as much when I use the hair brush. I also have noticed a nice sheen to my hair the light seems to catch it and it looks shiney but not greasy. Overall I really like this one, as an improved product I would recommend it to you.

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            14.04.2003 03:42

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            Colour stays!!! - Advantages: Vibrant, Long lasting colour, really hepls my psoriaosis, silky soft hair - Disadvantages: can be expensive

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            13.04.2002 22:49
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            I'd watched the ads on TV and seen the pictures in the magazines, Fructis Shampoo has been advertised just about everywhere using bright wake-up colours with fresh fruits ...the ads are bursting with zest and are full of life. Walking around the supermarket the product caught my attention, a bright eye-catching green coloured sleek shaped bottle, it stood out on the shelf from all the other products and screamed 'buy me’! The product was on special offer so straight in the trolley it went. I didn't even smell it whilst I was in the supermarket; I wanted to save the whole experience for when I got home. Fructis shampoo comes in a variety of variants, one for coloured hair, greasy hair, and normal hair, anti dandruff, dry/damaged and there's also a 2 in 1. - There may be more variants now but at the time I bought the one for normal hair. When I came to use the product I was really pleased with it, it lathered up really easily and was easily spread through my hair – I’ve got shoulder length hair and just a small amount went a long way. The fragrance hits you instantly - a fresh fruity floral apple fragrance with a green leaf accord, hints of juicy pineapple, a touch of soft plump peach and delicate musky back notes. It smells naturally fresh and really clean. The lather was easily rinsed away and I combed through my hair without a problem. After drying I could still smell the fragrance and it left my hair feeling really soft, not at all frizzy and it had a mega shine! Fructis Shampoo contains active fruit concentrates, which are present in real fruit, these are incorporated into the shampoo to give strength and shine to your hair. The product is also said to contain Vitamins B3, B6, Fructose and Glucose. On application, the active fruit concentrate is said to: ‘act deep within the hair and on the surface’, and is also said to: 1/Nourish the hair from the roots
            2/ Work inside the hair fibre to strengthen it 3/ Smooth the hair to the tip. The shampoo’s packaging is easy to grip with wet hands and a small plastic bobble on the top allows for easy opening if your hands are slippery. It is likely to cost you anything from around £1.59 to £1.99 for a 250ml bottle, they also do a conditioner and if you’re lucky enough in some supermarkets you may get it on special offer as a 2 for 1 or even buy the shampoo and get the conditioner for free. – Bargain! I now use Fructis on a regular basis and find that one bottle lasts me ages. I sometimes buy the one for ‘Normal’ hair and occasionally (if I’ve coloured my hair) I use the one for coloured hair. The only difference I have noticed between the two products is that the 'coloured hair' enhances my hair colour even more and gives it even more of an incredibly healthy shine. As the bottle says …’Fructis is for hair that shines with all its strength, leaving your hair feeling soft, clean and full of shine’ …well the bottle doesn’t lie, so if you’ve not had your hair tips tantalised by the tangy fruit concentrates or your follicles fondled by the fantastically fruity fragrance then what are you waiting for? …Give your hair a taste of Laboratoire Garnier’s Fructis.

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              08.08.2001 17:02
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              I've been using this shampoo for a couple of weeks now, I got this particular bottle as a freebie, full size I might add at 250ml.I've had the bottle for quite a while but have only just got round to using it lately as there were so many other freebie products jumping out of the bathroom cabinet every time I opened the door. Most samples I get are much much smaller than this one though. Yes I am a greedy freebie lover; I just can't help it. This is a fortifying shampoo for frequent use that is intended to smooth and strengthen your hair leaving it clean, shiny and strong. When you open the bright green bottle, (very easy to spot on the supermarket shelf) the fruity fragrance hits you straightaway. It's a lovely fresh summery smell. It says on the bottle that it contains fruit acids, vitaminsB and B6, fructose and glucose. Mmmm almost good enough to eat, I don?t recommend that you do though! It works into a really good rich creamy lather and the fruity smell is even more noticeable when you are massaging it in under the warmth of the shower. Because of the richness and amount of lather you get it does take a bit of rinsing, my hair is quite long at the moment too (about halfway down my back) so I have to use a decent size blob to get my hair clean anyway. Well some of you reading may know that a few weeks ago I had a bit of a bad experience when dying my hair with Garnier Bell Colour as some of my hair came out when I was rinsing out the dye. Since then I've started the using this shampoo and have really seen a difference in the way my hair looks and feels. It is much improved, as it is much shiner and feels very silky indeed. I was going too add the full list of ingredients but I expect you'll probably skip that part anyway .If any of you reading this would like me to add them, leave a comment and let me know and I shall return and update it for you post haste. So I love the smell, l
              ove the creamy lather and I love the way my hair is looking and feeling since I've been using it. The price you'll pay for it is a bit potluck really. As I said before I got this bottle free, but I've seen it selling in the shops at £1.49 to £2.49, so as with everything else it's just a matter of shopping around really. You may be very lucky and get it at a pound shop or on a buy one get one free type of offer. Happy Shampooing!

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              Shine and body formula for coloured or premed hair / Frequent use / A combination of innovative ingredients naturally present in fruit, that give strength and shine to your hair /