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      22.07.2013 12:00
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      Nice fruity shampoo at a reasonoble price

      Item: Fructis Shampoo
      Size: 250ml
      Price: £1
      Bought in: Asda


      Yet another shampoo I have in the shower to give me a bit of variety.

      Design and packaging:
      This shampoo comes in a green plastic bottle. You cannot see the shampoo through it. The bottle is tall and tapers towards the top. It has a small dark green shimmery round lid, that you flip upwards to open. Mines has already cracked from falling over in the shower and this has created a jaggy edge on the top so I have to open it carefully now. The inside of the lid has a little stopper on it that stops extra shampoo coming out but as the lid itself has cracked that doesn't work so well. If the lid was larger and it fell over I don't think it would crack, but with it being a raised small ball shape it was the first thing to make contact with the shower floor so took the full impact. Even before this cracked it wasn't a very secure lid and I wouldn't have felt confident to pop it in a bag to travel with as the little ball catches on anything it is near and would have been opened easily by accident. The labelling on the front of the bottle tells you that it is a Garnier Fructis product and details that it is Fortifying Shampoo for normal hair. It has a picture of a blue circle surrounded by some grapefruit segments, further surrounded by a swirl of water, this evokes the idea of water and grapefruit and lets you know that it is grapefruit scented. It does say further down that the shampoo contains grapefruit extracts, but this is in smaller text so if you were to look at the bottle for the first time, the picture tells you the scent rather than the wording. The back of the bottle asks you "Do you want to have stronger and shinier hair?" then shows you a cartoon picture of a hair strands being enriched from the root and inside the stand. Quite a good illustration but not what would convince me to buy it. The back also details the ingredients and size but unusually does not actually tell you how to use it. I like bright citrus green as a colour so the bottle does appeal to me. The labels start to peel off once you have gotten the bottle wet so that's not ideal if you ever wanted to check anything on it or if you wanted to check what one you bought when you go to buy it again and as the lid broke I am taking a star off for these factors.

      Use, smell and results:
      This shampoo smells very sweet, it does indeed smell of grapefruit but I also get a nice whiff of bubble gum through it too. I like those scents, so I pick this shampoo on a day I fancy smelling something fruity and sweet in the mornings. The shampoo is an iridescent white cream and you only need to use about a 50p size dollop to get a good foam through my jaw length hair. As there are no directions for use I just use as I would any other shampoo and wash off after the foam has covered my full head. The smell from the bottle and when foamed is strong but this fades quite quickly after you wash it off. So is a nice smell at the time but not one that will last all day. The shampoo does leave my hair feeling a little heavy and I do need to thoroughly wash it all off, rinsing it for a little longer than I do for other shampoos. So be careful to do that if you use this shampoo. I assume that the ingredients that make your hair shinier and stronger are what make it feel a little heavier. As I rotate my shampoos, I can't say 100% that this makes it stronger, but it does leave my hair nice and shiny on the days I use it.

      Overall I like the smell of this and I have shiny hair when I use it. It is good value for money at £1 for 250ml but the packaging lets it down. Overall a 4 star product.

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      16.07.2012 09:24
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      My fail safe back up

      I have been using this shampoo and the matching conditioner for many years now, I change my shampoo and conditioner after every bottle as my hair gets used to them and then doesn't look as good. I return to this option whenever there isn't a good offer on any decent ones as it is such a good price.

      The shampoo comes in a bright green bottle which is Garniers trademark colour, the top of the shampoo is a flip top lid which is only small and can be a bit of a pain to open especially when it is a new bottle and with wet hands, I tend to make sure I have opened the bottle before I start my shower.

      The bottle states the name of the company and then the name of the shampoo which is in blue and a metallic writing so it stands out from the bottle and then the bottle states the shampoo is for normal hair and gives hair which is stronger inside and shinier outside, easy detangling and lasting freshness.

      The shampoo inside the bottle smells really nice in my opinions it is fresh and fruity, the shampoo is quite thick and it lathers well in my hair, I find that I don't need to use much to cover my hair and my hair is pretty long. The shampoo rinses out of my hair easily and there is no residue left, I always follow the shampoo withe the matching conditioner which I find just as nice to use.

      After use my hair smells nice and fruity and the smell lasts quite a while on my hair, my hair is soft and shiny and it is very easy to brush through which is a must for me as without a good product my hair tangles really easily.

      I have found that no matter how many times I return to this product it still workls really well on my hair and I will continue to return to it. The shampoo and conditoner come in 250ml bottles and they costs £1 currently at Asda although you can often get 4 bottles for £3 when they are on offer which is even better.

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        23.02.2012 11:02
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        A great shampoo that does what it is meant to do.

        I have to constantly change the shampoo I use as with prolonged use a shampoo stops becoming as effective at cleaning my hair and leaving it soft and smooth. As a result I'm always on the look out for a new shampoo and usually buy whatever is on offer. On a trip to Boots I saw a 400 ml bottle of this shampoo for £1.50, so I snapped it up as I have used Garnier Fructis shampoos before and always liked them.

        Packaging
        The shampoo comes in a bright green bottle and as with all Garnier Fructis shampoos, on the middle of the top of the bottle is a flip top lid. There is a little green ball on the front of the lid which makes it easy to flip open even with wet hands. The bottle is not broad, so it is easy to hold with wet hands and won't slip out of your grasp, even though it is a big 400 ml bottle.

        The shampoo
        The shampoo is thick, creamy and pearlescent looking. It is easily dispensed from the bottle and easy to massage into your hair. It produces quite a bit of lather and I don't have to use too much to wash my hair. The scent is absolutely lovely. It has a nice fruity scent, and smells a little like apples to me. The shampoo contains active fruit concentrate so that's probably what gives it the scent. The scent is strong, but not overpowering or sickeningly sweet. The shampoo rinses out quite easily and leaves my hair feeling clean, soft and smooth. My hair doesn't feel dry, but I follow up with a conditioner on the ends of my hair on most days anyway because I like my hair to be really soft and sleek. Once my hair dries it feels healthy and soft, and is easy to brush through as it is not tangled. I have to wash my hair daily as it gets quite greasy, but this shampoo does keep my hair nice and clean for a day. By the end of the day my hair does start to get oily, but no shampoo has been able to solve that problem to date, so I can't really fault this shampoo for that, especially since it is not meant for greasy hair anyway.

        Price and Availability
        This shampoo can be found at Boots, Superdrug and most supermarkets and pharmacies. I believe it is available in 2 sizes-250 ml and 400ml, and the 250 ml bottle is currently retailing at £1.93 at Boots. I was able to buy the 400 ml bottle for £1.50 on offer, and I thought that was excellent value for money.

        Final word
        This shampoo does what it's meant to, and really does clean my hair, and leave it feeling soft, smooth and healthy, which is what I require from any shampoo I use. If you buy it on offer, it provides excellent value for money and as it lathers well you only need to use a little so it does last for a long time. It also smells really gorgeous.

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        19.10.2011 10:07
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        Nice shampoo

        This shampoo is one that my wife bought because she likes the brand. I use whichever is in the bathroom most of the time but I must admit I do much prefer my own products. Since we have a lot of grandchildren we are buying more of a family shampoo to save money since it is almost Christmas time and we are trying to save some money at the moment.

        This shampoo comes housed in a plastic bottle of which is quite a slim one. It has a flip lid of which is like a ball effect. There is a wide hole at the top of the bottle and the shampoo is very easy to pour from the bottle without it spilling all over the place with this product. The bottle is a very bright lime green colour. It is easy to stand on a surface and hold in the hand while in the shower etc.

        The shampoo is a pearly white colour. It has a really nice smell of fruits, mostly I can detect apples with this shampoo and the smell is a really nice one and one that I particularly like a lot. The citrus smell is left on the hair for a long time after it has dried. The fruits are a really nice pleasant fragrance on my grandchildren's hair. I can smell it on their hair and it smells really refreshing too.

        This shampoo claims to nourish the hair and strengthen it, it claims to work inside the fibres and to leave it nice and smooth to the tip. I find it does leave my hair in a good condition and I do not use a conditioner on my hair and I have found my hair to feel nice and soft to the touch. It also leaves my grandchildren's hair really soft to the touch.

        It also contains vitamins B3 AND B6, fructose and glucose and fruit acids.

        This lathers really well without having to use too much of the product to create the lather, it rinses well from the hair to leave it feeling nice and soft. It is a nice family shampoo and not too feminine for my liking for my hair. I think it is a super quality one and excellent value for the price of around £2 for a 250ml bottle.

        It is for normal hair types and I have found it suitable for my hair. I have normal hair and I would say it is a good one for normal hair without it drying it too much and leaving it like straw etc. I highly recommend this shampoo and I will buy it again in the future.

        It is a very well known brand and one that has been around for a very long time.

        The bottle can be recycled after use too.

        I rate this one 5 stars.

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          28.10.2009 15:31
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          Smells good, cleans hair, what else do you want?

          Garnier Fructis Shampoo. Where to start?

          Being male choice of shampoo is not usually one of my highest concerns, as long as my hair doesn't smell foul or overly floral and comes out of the shower cleaner than it went in.

          One advantage that this has then when sitting on the shelf alongside all the other very similar stuff, is the colour. The bottle is a vibrant green and stands out from the other side of the shop. This more than anything else (much as they try and pretend otherwise) is probably one of the contributing factors to most peoples choice, the first time at least.

          Once you have bought it though, you have an excuse. It works, and it smells good. Upon opening the bottle you are greeted by a waft of fruity goodness although I still have no idea what fruit it smells of. The label is particularly vague about this too just proudly proclaiming that it has a "fortifying fruit complex". Please feel welcome to tell me what one of them is either.

          The list of ingredients is daunting and contains 24 articles, very few of which are pronounceable.

          A 250ml bottle lasts (depending on use) about 30 washes which for the amount it sets you back is reasonable. It also work well. Even greasy unpleasant hair is cleaned with one wash, and however bad it is two washes is always enough. I have no idea as the truth behind the 2x stronger claims.

          The bottle that it comes in is a slightly tapered rounded shape. My only criticism is that the lid has a hemisphere on it (to help open it) which stoops you being able to stand it upside down, although this is not a problem as it not too viscous to pour out easily.

          Overall, even as someone who has very little interest in hair care, I do like this product.

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          13.10.2009 11:15
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          Proof that you don't always have to pay a fortune to get a great product.

          When it comes to shampoo I really struggle to find one that is suitable for my hair. There are so many different types of shampoos available, first you need to pick a particular brand, whether it be a shops own brand, the product of a celebrity hairdresser or your average costing bottle of shampoo. Then you have to decide if your hair is fine, dry, damaged, coloured, greasy etc. I mean what if your hair is fine, greasy and coloured? There really is too much to choose from.

          I have never been the type of person to stick to just one brand and this is purely because there is so much choice. I am always in search of a better product for my hair and over the years I have tried so many different brands. My hair is fine so I often buy volumising shampoos but they never seem to work and often leave my hair feeling greasy, I have to wash my hair every day.

          My husband likes to use the same shampoo and while I have different bottles there all the time he has Fructis Shampoo Frequent Use and he has been using it for many years. It is only from using my husbands shampoo that I have realised how great Fructis is and it has now become my one and only shampoo.

          It cleans my hair really well, leaves it feeling soft and gives it a healthy shine. I love this shampoo and the way it makes my hair look. It doesn't get half as greasy, maybe that is because it is desgned for frequent use. Whatever the reason I have been converted and am now a fan of Fructis.

          Fructis comes in a bright green bottle and you can buy it in varying bottle sizes, the one I buy is 400ml but that is only because the more you buy the better value for money you are getting. I think you can also buy Fructis in 200ml and 300ml. The price is also something that varies depending on where you buy it but it is reasonably priced, anything between £1.50 and £3.50.

          Fructis is a product from Garnier and claims to have a fortifying fruit complex that helps strengthen the hair and makes it shine:
          "wash after wash, its new formula, enriched with fortifying fruit complex, provides hair with fortifying actives that help strengthen the interior of the hair and improve the shine on the outside"
          I really think this works, my hair has never looked so healthy.

          In conclusion, after years of searching for the right shampoo for my hair I think I have finally found what I have been looking for, a great shampoo that I can use daily that leaves my hair feeling clean and looking healthy. Fructis is the best product I have ever tried and the funny thing is my husband has been using it for years.

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          13.02.2009 23:37
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          An excellent shampoo to keep normal hair in good condition and smelling lovely

          I am male and use this shampoo for my somewhat curly and thick hair. It works very well and seems to give it an excellent wash whilst giving it all the goodness of the ingredients to strengthen my hair. It comes in a bright green plastic bottle along with all the other Garnier shampoos and most of their products. The lid flicks up to reveal a large hole where you get the shampoo out. The colour code for this version for normal hair is blue.

          You simply wet your hair and apply just a little bit of the shampoo to your hands. Begin to massage it into your hair and this bubbly lather will be built up to give your hair an excellent wash. The foam built up gives off a lovely fruity smell and leaves your hair smelling wonderful and fruity. It also seems to leave it feeling soft and definitely keeps it strong. Be sure to leave it in your hair without washing it out for a good 2 minutes to let it do it's full job. I would recommend using conditioner after and leaving this on to keep your hair in ultimate condition.

          Thanks for reading

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          01.09.2008 20:02
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          This shampoo may not be for everyone.

          I began to use Fructis shampoo a couple of years ago, as I had seen the adverts and I was mainly curious to see if my hair could look anything like the actress who tossed and turned her shiny locks.

          I have to admit that I do get bored with shampoo and I like to get a new one but this is probably not the best thing for your hair.

          Anyway I bought a bottle of the Fructis and I washed my hair. The shampoo lathered up nicely and the following day it looked good, my hair has a tendency to get greasy but it hadn't as yet. I can't say that it was particularly shiny, but it felt nice and smelled good. So I continued to use it for a further few weeks as I was really taken in by the promise of stronger hair and I thought I might notice an improvement after sometime.

          As the weeks went on I just carried on using the shampoo and totally forgot about the product.
          After a little while I began noticing what seemed an excess of hair on my brush, at first I didn't think much of it but after a little while I was getting more and more hair every time I brushed. It got to the point where it was covering my shoulders each morning when I got ready.
          Now fortunately for me I have very thick hair so the excess loss was not noticeable, but I did start to worry especially when I rinsed off my hair in the shower and there was so much in my hand. I showed my mum and after a discussion of whether I was stressed we both came to the conclusion that I should stop using the Fructis.

          We both said how strange and unlikely it would be if a large name like Garnier had produced a strengthening shampoo that actually caused hair loss but it was the only thing that I had recently changed in my life that might have pointed to the cause.
          Sure enough after using a familiar shampoo my hair loss did stop, though this wasn't instant but I didn't expect it to be.
          I know that the hair loss I experienced wasn't horrendous but I don't know whether it would have got worse and everyone is very sensitive about their hair, so you can imagine how worried you can become.

          After this experience I did hear similar story's to my own.

          Obviously I will never use Fructis again but I still enjoy other Garnier products.

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            21.04.2006 22:32
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            Nice smelling shampoo that strengthen and nourishes your hair.

            I don't tend to stick to one particular shampoo. The reason for that is because I normally prefer BOGOF (Buy One Get One Free) offers! On a recent trip to Tesco's I noticed that, amongst others, they had Fructis Shampoo on BOGOF. So, what did I do? I bought a shampoo and conditioner! Garnier Fructis Shampoo came in priced at £1.78 for a 250ml bottle (I got the conditioner free).


            PACKAGING
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            The shampoo comes in a bright green plastic bottle, so you can't miss it! On the front of the bottle is the brand name, along with what kind of hair it is aimed for - in my case, normal hair (if you can call it that!).

            On the back of the bottle is a bit of information about the shampoo, 3 pictures to show you what it does to your hair, contact details and ingredients, which are so small I couldn't even read it with my glasses on, but the main thing is it's there!

            There is an easy to use flip lid to dispense the shampoo from. The lid is in the shape of a little green ball for ease of use.


            THE SHAMPOO
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            The shampoo is a white, silky shampoo and is quite thick in texture.

            The aroma of the shampoo is apples. Well, that's what it smells like to me and I guess is why the bottle is green! It says on the bottle that it contains unique fruit nutrients which includes:-

            ~ Fruit Acids
            ~ Vitamins B3 and B6
            ~ Fructose and Glucose

            which are naturally present in fruit. It tells you that your hair is nourished from the roots. It works from inside the hair fibre to strengthen it, and that it smoothes your hair to the tips. The effective results are - STENGTH AND SHINE. They tell you that after 5 washes your hair will be up to 3 times smoother for shiny hair. And after 10 washes will leave your hair up to twice as strong and resistant to everyday wear and tear. Sounds like good stuff, doesn't it?!

            Washing your hair with this is really easy. IF you don't know how to wash your hair in the correct manner, there are directions on the back! They say for best results lather, rinse, and repeat if necessary. Although I never do repeat with the shampoo as I use the conditioner.

            As I said, the aroma of the shampoo is apples. When smelling it in the bottle it doesn't smell too strong, although you can smell the apples in it. Once applied to the hair and washed off it smells really nice. It leaves the hair smelling really nice and fruity and fresh.

            Once the hair had dried my hair felt soft and looked really clean and I was able to brush through it with ease.


            SUMMARY
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            Compared to other shampoo's this is really nice, and I liked the way it made my hair look and feel. It left it smells nice and fruity, although not too strong, which is good.

            Note: In case you get this in your eyes, rinse immediately.


            CONTACT DETAILS
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            Garnier
            London
            W6 8AZ
            ENGLAND

            www.garnier.com

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              14.05.2004 02:58
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              There are many different types of shampoos available in shops these days, that can also cater for whatever 'type' of hair you have e.g. dry, coloured, greasy, etc. One type of shampoo that can be used by everyone (or if you have 'normal' hair type) is Fructis Shampoo for Normal hair, which you may also have seen advertised a lot on T.V fairly recently! There are a range of Fructis products, not just shampoos, that are made by Laboratoire Garnier, who are well known for producing a range of shampoos and other toiletries, such as shower gels. The shampoo comes in a very distinctive bright green bottle, with 'Fructis' written on the front in white lettering. This is the same for all the other 'Fructis' products, they also come in bright green bottles or tubs too. On the front of the bottle it tells you what type of shampoo it is, and in this case, it also has a small blue circle/sphere on the front, to also identify it from the other types of Fructis shampoo, which also have different coloured circles, again depending on the type. The shampoo inside is a pearly cream/white colour, and has a very unusual, fruity kind of smell, unlike most other shampoos I have tried. It is also made from active fruit concentrates, which as well as helping to clean your hair, also probably add to the shampoo's smell. As well as the usual ingredients of water and other chemicals that you find in shampoos, it also contains other ingredients such as fruit acids, vitamins B3 and B6, fructose and glucose; these are also used to strengthen and give extra shine to your hair. It tells you on the bottle that Fructis shampoo nourishes your hair, leaving it feeling stronger with more body. After squeezing some of the shampoo out of the bottle into my hand, and then massaging it into my hair, I find that ther
              e is quite a lot of lather even for a fairly small amount, so I tend not to use too much. The shampoo is also easy to rinse off, but be careful not to get any into your eyes, as it can sting a lot! If it does, rinse it out with plenty of water, as it tells you on the bottle. Also, I have found that there is enough in a 250ml-sized bottle for about 15 or so washes. After using the Fructis Normal shampoo, I find that my hair is a lot cleaner and shinier than before, and it feels softer and thicker - I was very impressed with the results. On the back of the bottle, there are several claims that after just 5 washes, your hair will feel smoother, and after about 10 washes, your hair will be twice as resistant to everyday wear and tear. After washing it several times already, I can definitely say my hair feels smoother. There are also some diagrams on the back of the bottle, to show you exactly how the Fructis shampoo is meant to work in cleaning your hair, and how much better it cleans hair after washing. The shampoo may not exactly be particularly cheap - a 250ml bottle costs around £1.99. Slightly more expensive than other types of shampoos available, such as supermarket's own brands, but I think that Fructis shampoo is worth the price. After using lots of different shampoos over the years, I have to say that Fructis Shampoo for normal hair is definitely one of the best I have tried. Overall, I would highly recommend this type of shampoo by Fructis if you have not tried it before, as I found that it cleaned my hair very well. Like I mentioned above, if you have a specific hair type (e.g. greasy, dry, etc), then you might want to try another of Fructis' range of shampoos instead. If not, or you just use a 'normal' shampoo like this one, then give this one by Fructis a try - it definite
              ly gets the thumbs up from me.

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                02.05.2003 04:51
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                What do you do when yor partner has got normal hair that gets greasy quickly? You look for a shampoo that will help the situation out. You spot garnier fructis shampoo for the price of £1.37 for 250ml. Reasonable price. Sold at most major supermarkets. The bottle is bright green with a flip top lid, this lid is a little different as it has a ball type object situated on the opening so no more fumbling trying to get you finger under the cap. The shampoo itself is pearly white, quite attractive. The texture of the shampoo is creamy but not too thick and smells kind of appley. Maybe my eyes have seen green and imagined apples being the smell. I dabbed some on my arm and went into my 14 year old daughters room, I said smell this (she didn?t know what she was smelling) and tell me what it smells of, she immediately said plasticine. So now you have an honest opinion. It claims to make your hair up to five times stronger and smoother and nourish your hair from root to tip. I didn?t ask for stronger hair, I asked for something to stop my partners hair getting greasy quickly. The bottle has instructions on how to use. Wet hair massage in and rinse it doesn?t tell you to give a second wash. My partner has tried it both ways, one wash and two. Did it work, did the perfume or plasticine of the shampoo last? No to both questions. When my partner washed his hair it came out smelling, shiny and manageable. He washed it before bed on both occasions, when he did one wash and two washes. He went to work the next day on both occasions and came home. The smell was gone and the greasiness was no different as to when he uses Dove shampoo or any other shampoo. Would I buy it again? No way it is another con in my eyes. Handy bottle, nice texture, but no results. Unless as they claim my partners hair has been nourished from root to tip without us spotting it. I
                t is entirely up to you if you want to try it. I myself would give it a miss.

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                  07.04.2002 19:14
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                  Y?see, my hair is the bane of my life. It has a life, and mind, and a will of its own. And more often or not, it chooses to do just as it pleases, and no amount of teasing and titillating, cajoling or conditioning, or back combing and brushing will make it do otherwise. It also has a tendency to look and feel slightly greasy the day after washing it. I try. I do. But to no avail. It always looks a mess. My life is a continuos round of bad hair days. For years now, I've been worth it! As a dedicated user of L'Oreal Elvive I've been more than happy with the washing process, and the cleanliness of my barnett, if not the end result. I mean, it ain't L'Oreal's fault that I have the spawn of the devil living in the roots, the follicles and the tips of my head curtain is it? But just recently I ran out. Y'see, I had stocked up while they were on a BOGOF offer, and just used to going to a drawer and plucking another bottle from the cacophony of other weird and wonderful lotions and potions that I hoard, had left me empty handed. Well, I got to thinking. And felt that a change was in order. So it was in to my local Boots that I wandered one bright and sunny day. With money in my pocket. Or rather credit on my card. A song in my heart. And a mission ahead. I'm a simple soul. Normally, when I head 'Bootwards' I dawdle, browse and fill my basket full of all manner of goodies. Bottles of this, and bottle of that. And more often or not things that just smell nice and but will never get used. But this time. This time I had a mission [Mission Shampooable if you will ... Sorry] There was no dawdling .... unlike this op I can hear various members cry [Ok, ok I'm getting there .... ] as I picked my head up, thrust my ample chest out, and tossed people aside like old socks in my bid to get to the Hair Care aisle. How dare they shop there too? As I rounded the cor
                  ner it hit me. Not literally you understand. I'm speaking metaphorically and artistically. A lime green haze had bathed the end of the aisle with it's alien like glow. It was enticing. Alluring. It pulled me closer. All thoughts of using my feet myself disappeared as I was dragged, and not at all protesting about it, closer and closer. It was a simple affair. A 6 foot high piece of green cardboard. Hardly revolutionary in the world of advertising. There were no naked 6 packed male bodies to feast my eyes upon. Oh no, there was something better than that. The words, the immortal words that induce all bargain hunters to quivering wrecks of jelly leapt from the board .... 99p. 99p. 99p. 99p. [Put your card away. kill the limit another day!] My mouth dropped unattractively open as I my arms spread wide and I scooped the top layer from its shelf and loaded my basket high. This, this is what I'd come for. Ok, so I'm lying. Mouth didn't drop open, and I didn't scoop. But I did wander closer to have a gander. Y'see, by my way of thinking, if I'm having a change, what better way to have a change than on the cheap. I mean, if its crapola and I don't like it, what have I wasted. 99 pennies thas' all. There was a whole variety and types of shampoo and conditioners to cater for all kinds of hair. There normally is though isn't there? However, as my eyes scanned the top shelf, they fell upon the words that I have never seen uttered on a shampoo label before. I was intrigued. I moved closer. On the 19cm high bright green bottle [or bottles ... I did an Oliver and went back for more!] that now adorns my shelf, the 6 words that reeled me in to buying this product smile at me every time I walk past. ... Normal Hair that gets greasy quickly ... Y'see, cos my hair is disobedient and does nothing I tell it to, I hate having anything to do with it. O
                  f course, I wash it. And until this bottle of miracle that sits upon my desk in order for me to fill you will all necessary facts, I had to do it every day. Don't get me wrong. It was never a grease pit. I am clean y'know? But it needed to be done every day in order to try and restore some sort of style. Not now. Oh no siree. The bottle tells me that Fructis Fresh frees the scalp and the hair of the impurities in a wave of freshness. It says that your hair will stay looking and feeling clean. It will feel stronger, fresher for longer. And it does. All of those things. The bottle doesn't lie. And so many of them do you know? Apparently, and I can only go by what the bottle tells me, the shampoo contains Fruit Acids, Vitamins B3 and B6, Fructose and Glucose, which are all natural ingredients in fruit. The bottle says [chatty little fellow isn't he?] that it [the shampoo] nourishes the hair from the roots. It works inside the hair fibre to strengthen it. It smoothes the hair to the tip. And that application after application, my hair, or yours if you choose to heed my words of advice, is made stronger. Oh, and of course, the bottle also gives me a list of ingredients, instructions on use, and a phone number to ring for 'Expert Advice'. Now, you know how to use shampoo. I ain't gonna bother with instructions. You wouldn't have any idea what the hell I'm talking about if I were to list the ingredients. I ain't gonna bother with an ingredient list. And the number will follow after the show, so ..... What did I think? Firstly, and probably the second reason why this bottle came home with me, the SMELL. It is gorgeous. Any fear of sounding like Jilly Goolden isn't going to stop me from using the phrase 'a whoosh of appetising, fresh, fruity smells penetrates your nostrils in such a way that your eyes water with gratitude at having b
                  een given the chance of smelling something so delectable'. I kid you not. Of course, looking down the list of ingredients for any sign of a fruit, or vegetable, I don't hit upon many. I hit upon one. Citric this, that, and two other citrus related items. Don't be thinking that Lemon is all you'll sniff though. It isn't. It's there, but it isn't the main pong. As I type I have my snout pressed up again the spout, and think I can detect a touch of coconut? Honey blossom. And orange. And, I think a hint of apple? It's a sweet but fresh and revitalising all rolled into one kinda whiff. This has to be sniffed to be believed, believe me. The CONSISTENCY and COLOUR is pretty much like any other shampoo. It's gooey. And has a silky texture, as well as a white pearly creamy silky appearance. You don't need a lot of this shampoo either. While it doesn't give any 'amount to be applied' instructions, I can tell you that a splodge the size of a 10p is more than enough for the average sized head that has the average amount of hair on it. I have short hair [not dead cropped or anything and the 10p sized splodge aforementioned lathers up lovely when using it on my bonce!] One thing I have noticed with this *poo* is the feeling and texture of my hair when newly washed. We are talking clean. Very clean, and yet, there's no squeak to it [which apparently is a bad thing anyway. If it squeaks it means that your hair has lost its natural oils during washing, and you don't want to do that!] And it feels so soft. And manageable. It actually looks, and behaves better wet than it does dry. I don't even have to use the conditioner [same make, same type] every time. Did the 48 HOUR FRESHNESS thing work? In a nutshell ..... Yes! Well, 36 hours later its still going strong anyway ..... At time of writing [Sunday a.m.] the last time I washed my hair was a day and a hal
                  f ago [Friday afternoon] and here I sit, hot to trot. Ok, so the hair is somewhat unruly, but as I haven't combed it yet, that's no surprise. But it looks and feels clean. I have tried pulling on a strand to see if it still smells. But its short, it won't reach my nose, and only makes my eyes water on pulling. But in order to reach the parts that some ops don't I shall ask for a sniff opinion .... idodoyou : [yells] Ma, come 'ere ... Faltered footsteps are heard drawing ever closer .... Ma : Yes luv? idodoyou : Smell my hair, tell me what ya whiff? Ma : Why what have you done? idodoyou : Nothing, just smell it. Let me know what you think? I'm making ya famous again. Your immortal words are to be recorded amidst the pages of Dooyoo. Ma : Oh god, don't you have anything better to do? Gimme your head then .... As head of idodoyou is yanked sideways and thrust under the snout of Mother idodoyou ... Ma : Lovely dear. Faintly citrusy. There's no unwashed smell at all. Can I go now ..? idodoyou : C'mon, humour me. Just how lovely? Can you smell coconut? Apples? Honey Blossom? Describe those smells as they permeate your nostrils. Ma : Oh god ...... Where did I go wrong? Ok, so my mother is a women of few words. But she says what she means. If my hair was smelling of anything other than the 'citrusy' smells she so poetically described, you'd know about it. I'd have written it down. As it is, 36 hours down the line and the hair looking hot to trot and smelling of lemon. Bring on the men!!! ;) Now, cos the *poo* has worked wonders with my tat, I'm not saying it will do anything with yours. It might, and it might not. But c'mon, what have you go to lose hey? Get ya butts down to Boots and buy a bottle. If the devil has had an input with the creation of your hair, the god guys of Garnier might just have won this war?? <br> For 'Expert' Hair Care advice call: UK ~ 0845 399 0104 EIRE ~ 1850 604 104 If you wanna drop em a line .... Garnier Paris Or Garnier London W6 8AZ. Or if you wanna drop me a line .... lisa@asil.freeserve.co.uk I don't know much about hair mind you, but my inbox is always open [unless its closed that is!] Oh and yes ... I know I waffle on and its too long ....

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                    09.01.2002 03:30
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                    Fructis FRESH (for hair that gets greasy quickly) is a light, pearly white cream shampoo that is supposed to be "freshest fragrance ever". The scent is very fresh and pleasant, although it does fade quickly, even after using the fructis conditioner as well. 48 hour freshness is the boast on the bottle, hmmmmm, not sure about that one. But it has a fruity smell, and I can't fault that, it's good for the morning! There are plenty of claims on the back of the bottle, and to be honest I didn't read them before I used the stuff! After using if for several weeks I did get around to reading it, but I hadn't see any difference in my hair. I have used ALL types of shampoo at all price ranges, and I can bluntly say that my thick mop turns out the same whatever I use. So I think I will be sticking to the cheap goop in future. I don't find my hair is stronger (but isn't that a bit difficult to say?) and it isn't any smoother. oh well. The only thing that actually improves the smoothness of my hair is to dye it!! I think it would be more effective, but more hassle, to make a natural fresh rinse for my hair. Diluted lemon juice and herbs etc. That way you get the fruit in all of their natural glory. Things this product has going for it are: It is EXTREMELY foamy. ie- you only need very, very little of the stuff. Which is good. It feels as though it thoroughly cleanses even greasy hair, and the clean feeling lasts. Fresh fragrance. fruity extract things (like B vitamins and acids and sugars etc). The downside for me is the cost, since I don't notice much difference between products/brands. Is it worth the price?

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                      01.01.2002 20:48
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                      Who on earth decided to call a new shampoo Fructis? It?s a pretty stupid name you have to admit, but what's the product like? Well, I had some of the fortifying shampoo as part of a Christmas present so I thought I'd better give it a try. This shampoo is made by Laboratoires Garnier and is, to give it it's full name, Fructis with active fruit concentrate fortifying shampoo for frequent use on normal hair. This is only one of many variations covering dry hair, permed hair, greasy hair, fine hair and any other sort of hair you happen to have! It comes in a bright green plastic container with an interesting little ball thing on the lid, which makes it easier to open especially when your hands are wet. I had the 250ml size (I know the title of this category says 200ml but it is actually 250ml) and as I received it as a present I didn't know how much it had cost so it did a bit of research and found out that this size costs £2.49. It contains fruit acids, vitamins B3 and B6, fructose and glucose, and the element said to give the strength and shine to your hair is apparently naturally present in fruit, although we're not told specifically what that is, only that it is 'fruit concentrate acids'. Whatever the ingredient is it allegedly does three things 1. It nourishes the hair from the roots. 2. It works inside the hair fibre to strengthen it. 3. It smoothes the hair to the tip. But does it do these things? Well, the first thing that I noticed was that it has a strong smell of apples, so that put me off for a start. I do like apples but I don't really want to smell like one. I don't mind the citrus fruit fragrances in toiletries but I'm not really keen on the smell of any of the other fruits. So I actually began washing my hair having decided that I wasn't really going to like this product. Anyway it lathered up well and my hair fel
                      t clean after I had washed it, but as for extra strength and shine, well, no, not really. It was no better or worse than any other shampoos apart from the smell, which I accept it personal preference. So I wouldn't go as far as to recommend this product or to not recommend it really, I was pretty much indifferent as a matter of fact, so I'll stick with my Original Source thanks!

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                        09.11.2001 19:33
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                        I am an absolute freestuff fanatic, and always go to the uk only free stuff site's to see what they are giving away. Not always are they giving away a sample of something that is of interest to me, and when it has they dont alway arrive as im too late. But htis time they had something for me, and I was also one of the lucky ones. A few weeks later it landed on my door step, that lovely brown package, that leaves you in suspense as to what might be inside. So I eagerly opened to find it was a free full 250ml size bottle of new and improves laboratoires Garnier Fructis fortifying shampoo. It was for normal hair, and for frequent use. It promises to nourish my hair from the roots, work inside the hair fibre to strengthen it, and to smooth the hair to the tip. It has fruit acids, vitamin B3, B6, Fructos and glucose. But enough of all the indepth talk what is it actually like you ask! I could'nt wait till the evening when all my kids are in bed and i could go for my long hot soak in the bath, and then i could sample my freebie. I put a big blob in my hand and lathered it into my scalp, and straight away the aroma was instantly in the air. A gorgeous exotic citrus fruity smell, and the bubble in my hair were extremely luxurious. There was no need for a second wash as my hair felt wonderful and clean. The smell on my hair was wonderful, especially when it was being blow dried, even my husband noticed the smell in my hair which is a plus side for me. Unfortunatley the smell does'nt last as with other shampoo's ive used, which is a pity as the smell was gorgeous. The cleanness of my hair lasted the usual day, im not saying my hair end's up like it has been in a chip pan or anything, but it is definatley a head that is used to it's daily wash. My hair is still very limp and fine, so no miracles hair happened in the way of it being strengthened, but I
                        have'nt come across a shampoo that has given me that yet. But by giving away a full size sample it has definatley given them another customer, so good work Garnier.

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                        A combination of innovative ingredients naturally present in fruit, that gives strength and shine to your hair /

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