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I have been using Garnier Fructis Colour Care Shampoo: Colour Last for at least a month, and feel compelled to write a review. The reason? This is probably the best shampoo for my hair that I used in the past decade.
I have been dying my hair for nearly 20 years and tend to use one of half a dozen inexpensive shampoo and conditioner brands, all of which do a "good enough" job. Two years ago I started shopping in places like Wilkinson's and various pound shops, where I discovered my favourite brands would sometimes be available at an excellent price.
On a recent visit, none of my usual brands were available so I bought this colour care shampoo for £1. The shampoo comes in a cranberry-red 250ml bottle which has easy-to-read graphics on the front and lots of pseudo-scientific statements on the back.
The shampoo is designed to prolong the dazzle of dyed hair as well as nourish it. It's used in the same manner as most shampoos: it's obviously applied to wet hair, gently massaged into the head and then rinsed immediately and thoroughly. The product is a good consistency, being neither too viscous or too runny. The shampoo smells lovely; quite fruity. Apparently this smell is that of Acacia Berry.
I last dyed my hair two weeks ago. In my opinion it is a little too soon to ascertain if the shampoo has lived up to its promise of extending the colour life. However, I do think that my hair is maintaining the dyed colour better than my usual condtioner.
With regards to the nourishing claims, my curly shoulder-length hair has not felt as smooth or as soft as it does now, for a very long time. Indeed, this shampoo works so well on my oily-type hair that I may have to limit its use to just several times a week. The conditioner has a whole host of ingredients; I wonder if it is the grapefruit oil that is the key factor in its efficacy.
Finally, it should be noted that I have not changed anything else with regards to my hair care so the improvement of my hair's condition cannot be attributed to any other factor.
~~~ Recommended? ~~~
Highly recommended for colour-damaged hair that needs nourishing.
Because I colour my hair when I buy a shampoo I want something that isn't going to be too harsh on my hair and strip the colour or fade it out too much. I don't particularly look for shampoos that are designed for coloured hair but if they are on offer when I buy some shampoo then I will certainly give them a try.
The Garnier Fructis colour last shampoo is something that I buy quite often because it is usually on offer in home bargains or B&M. The last time I bought the shampoo and conditioner they were both on offer for £1 each which is a big saving from the other shops where it sells for about £2.50 a bottle.
The bottle has changed from the one shown on Dooyoo and it is now red but I think the formula is still the same as I used to get the old bottle and it feels the same on my hair as it always did.
The shampoo has ingredients in it such as grape seed oil and acai berry to nourish hair and stop it from becoming dry and damaged.
The shampoo is really nice to use as it is thick and smells lovely and I can always get a great lather with it. It leaves my hair feeling clean and it also doesn't make it tangled and dry like some shampoos can leave it. I still always use a conditioner but in a pinch I feel like this is one of the few shampoos I could get away with using on its own if I really had to.
I am not usre how much better this is at stopping my colour from fading than with a normal gentle shampoo as I still have to colour my hair regularly to keep up the intensity and shine of the colour but this and the conditioner do leave my hair feeling soft and give it a nice shine which does help in between colouring sessions.
Even though it is a colour protecting shampoo it is gentle and effective enough to use on my kids hair too which is important as we go through a lot of shampoos in our house and I like to just buy one that the whole family can use and this fits that particular brief.
I will definitely continue to buy this when I see it on offer as I feel at £1 it is well worth the money. I am not sure that I would pay its full price as there are so many good shampoos available for less money but for £1 it is really good value.
A few weeks back, I popped into my local Poundland as I was in need of some shampoo. They had a brilliant selection but I ended up buying this Garnier Fructis Colour Last Shampoo along with the matching conditioner.
The packaging must have recently been updated as it is a little different from Dooyoo's picture. The shampoo comes in a vibrant red bottle, a sticker on the front shows the Garnier Fructus brand logo along with the product name "colour last shampoo". This shampoo is for coloured and highlighted hair, it contains grapefruit oil and acacia berry. Garnier claim that the shampoo is double action as it nourishes and protects hair whilst ensuring colour lasts longer.
General information is given on the back as well as an ingredients list, general warnings and instructions for use. The product should be used within twelve months of opening.
The shampoo itself is white in colour and of a sticky slightly runny consistency. Only a small amount is needed to create nice bubbly lather which cleans the hair well, the product washes out easily leaving no unwanted after residues. It smells rather fruity, fresh and clean, I quite like the fragrance and it has a nice longevity too.
I have enjoyed using Garniers Fructus Colour Last shampoo and think it is of a good quality. I feel it leaves my hair looking clean, shiny and nourished. After using my hair is left smooth and tangle free. I also believe it helps keep my coloured blonde hair brighter for longer than some shampoos I have used in the past.
I found this to be a good shampoo especially for £1 and I would certainly buy it again especially at this price.
* My review is based on using the Garnier Fructis Colour Last Shampoo along with the matching conditioner.
Garnier Fructis Colour Last Shampoo
I was out shopping recently and came across Garnier Fructis Fortifying Colour Last Shampoo in a Savers shop. I had not seen this product for years and at the bargain price of £1 for 400 ml of colour protecting shampoo I decided to buy a couple of bottles for stocking up.
The Garnier Fructis bottles always stand out from the other shampoos on the shelves, being a bright green coloured plastic bottle. The bottle I am reviewing holds 400 ml of product and is a slender almost oval shape. The top of the bottle has a clip strip lid with a dark green knob on the end that you open and close to get to the shampoo.
The bottle has white branded Garnier Fructis writing on the front with the product description. The bottle is quite plain and there are no fancy pictures on it. I use this primarily because it is made for coloured hair; there are a wide range of different varieties of Garnier Fructis shampoos and conditioners.
This coloured hair shampoo is meant to prolong your dyed hair colour using ingredients such as Grape seed oil and acai berry. The shampoo is meant to be very nourishing and uses Garnier's patented COLORFIX technology which apparently helps to create a protective network to help retain colour in the heart of the hair fibre.
To use this shampoo you wet your hair in the shower or bath and put a little bit of the shampoo onto your hand and massage into your hair and scalp. I always find the smells of the Garnier Fructis range very enticing and fruity. You can immediately smell the delicious scent when you open the bottle and this also stays on your hair for quite some time after washing.
The shampoo foams up really well and you get a nice rich and silky lather very quickly. The shampoo and lather are a creamy and glossy white colour. Again the fruity rich smell really comes out when you are massaging this into your hair.
I love the smell of this shampoo and the fact that it lasts out of the shower and after drying as well. The shampoo is nourishing and moisturising, but is not the most nourishing shampoo I have used, particularly for coloured hair and as such I can't score it as high compared to my other favourite coloured hair shampoos such as Tresemme. I also can't tell if it slows down the rate that my colour fades, but it certainly doesn't strip it like normal shampoos do. Over all I will give this 4 stars for it's lovely smell and colour protection properties.
At the moment I am living at home, back with my folks. This has several advantages to it to be fair like cheap living in general and being able to pinch my mums bits and pieces (rest assured I know she does the same thing to me! lol).
In the bathroom at the moment there is a bottle of this Garnier Fructis Shampoo on a shelf and I really fancied using it, it being from a brand that I am aware of and me having dark red hair for the moment and me never even knowing of its existence before trying my mothers bottle!
The Bottle Itself:
Well the bottle is a deep red colour and made of plastic with a flip top lid to the top of it concealing a smallish hole. On the front of the bottle we were clearly told what it is and who it is by and that it contains Grapefruit Oil + Acacia Berry and then on the back of the bottle we are told a bit about the product and how to use it (!), the size is stated (in this case I have a bottle measuring 250ml sat in front of me), ingredients are listed and contact details for the manufacturer are clearly stated. This is a nice enough bottle and of course it is informative enough too.
The shampoo itself itself is a white creamy consistency, not too runny but not one bit greasy either. It has an in-distinctive berry sort of smell to it really, its sweet and pleasant enough and not sickly or anything like that but I can't say it isn't synthetic cos it isn't as natural as I assumed it would be in its fruity fragrance to be honest.
You use this as you would any shampoo of course and I use it a couple of times before rinsing it out and following on with the matching conditioner from this range.
This leaves my hair feeling clean and soft enough, I do feel that I need to use a conditioner after using this one however as my hair is never soft enough with just using shampoo (any) anyway. The fragrance of this lingers on my hair a good few hours and colour doesn't drop out of my hair every time I wash it which is good! This leaves my hair fairly managable, it never feels like it has any residue left on it, it smells clean and feels it and always has a nice natural sheen when I have used this so yep it gets the thumbs up from me as an every day sort of shampoo for the masses!
Available in all good chemists and supermarkets at about £2.29 a bottle.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
Although I haven't used a lot of Garnier products, one of the things I have used from this brand is the Colour Last Shampoo. My mum bought it from the supermarket after she died her hair, to keep her colour looking new and help stop it fading. It cost her around £1.50 from Tesco, I think is where she got it from.
The packaging, like a lot of Garnier products, is green. It has the Garnier logo on it at the top, and underneath this it says FRUCTIS. There is a bit of information on the front, but most of the information is on the back. It tells you clearly on the bottle that this shampoo is for dyed hair. It also says something about working better if used in conjuction with the matching conditioner, if I remember correctly. I have used it with and without the conditioner and I think it works best with the conditioner.
I really like the refreshing smell of this shampoo. It is a lovely smell that you experience as soon as you open the bottle, and it stays in your hair for quite a while after washing, too.
The substance of the shampoo is thick but light, if you get what I mean. I mean that it is thick and creamy, but it isn't greasy or heavy in the hair and it washes out easily with lots of water without leaving behind any grease or unwanted residue. It is thick and creamy enough that you only need a small amount, just rub this into the hair and it sort of creams up so that it is able to be distributed throughout the whole head and you don't need to add any more half way through shampooing.
After using this shampoo my hair smells gorgeous and fresh, it feels clean and renewed, there is no grease or residue left behind in my hair as the shampoo gets rid of all the dirt and grease. My hair isn't dried out too much as there is just enough moisture in this to help keep it shiny and nourished (but if you naturally have very dry hair I would recommend using this with the conditioner as well). And most importantly, this keeps my colour looking vibrant and strong. It definitely helps stop it fading, although not as well as some other shampoos and conditioners that I have tried before do.
I would definitely recommend this shampoo as it does what it says, like I have described in this review, it works really well and it is also very reasonably priced. It is a fab buy, definitely worth trying if you have coloured your hair, and want to keep your colour looking strong.
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Garnier Colour Last/lock Shampoo
I don't really use a lot of garnier products but I was in wilkinsons lasts week and I am always looking for new shampoos for my coloured dry hair and I saw this one and it was only 80p! So I bought the shampoo and the corresponding conditioner which was 80p as well!
I tried them both together the following morning and I was so surprised at the results! It lathered up almost instantly and it rinsed out easily too without leaving any residue in hair! It also didn't weigh my hair down and it didn't make my hair greasy or leave it tangled and dry, like some other shampoos have in the past.
My colour was a lot healthier and people had said how nice my hair colour was too! It contains acai berry extract and grape seed extract and it smells so nice. It is really one of the best shampoos I have used (and I have tried fast shampoo *see review*, fudge shampoos, kerastase and tigi) so I is really good and at 80p in Wilkinsons it is so worth a try and normally it is only priced at about £1.50!
*The best shampoo I have tried for my coloured hair
*Smells so nice and fruity
*Does not last long
*very very very cheap at 80p in Wilkinsons
*Nice bright colourful packaging
*lathers up almost instantly
*Washes out really easily
*Does NOT weigh my hair down
*Does NOT leave my hair heavy or greasy
*A good high quality brand
*Contains some natural ingredients
*made my hair colour look more healthy and more vibrant
*Smell stays on my hair for most of the day
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