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Garnier Fructis Fortifying Anti Dandruff Shampoo

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Brand: Garnier / Type: Hair Shampoo / Subcategory: Anti-Dandruff / Helps against: Anti-Dandruff / What it does: Rejuvenates, Nourishes

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      01.05.2011 20:29
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      Not a shampoo for me.

      I bought this as I was experiencing a few flakes appearing in my hair!

      I really would never buy this again and threw the bottle out more or less full.

      I used it in the shower and it lather lovely and smelt so nice and fruity. I thought it had washed out nicely and my hair, when wet, felt quite nice.
      I dried my hair with a hair dryer and tried to striaghten it. Once styled I found it was not moving freely and looked in the mirror. I found that the shampoo had not washed out of the crown of may hair and was looking like I had tipped a whole jar of gel on the head. I tried brushing it out but it just looked greasy and solid.

      It looked like I had washed the length of my hair but not the crown which was now looking greasy and encrusted!!!

      I tried washing it out but it took a few washes to get my hair back to normal of which I found very annoying.

      For this reason I did not try this again and threw the bottle away!! I am not saying that this will happen to everyone who uses it. I suppose it does depend on hair type and I guess my hair was too porus or something and held ontot he shampoo instead of letting it wash out when rinsed. Dont get me wrong I made sure I rinsed well when using it so it was not like it was a mistake in the usage, just not getting on with my hair type. I guess you will only know this when you use it too as there was no reaosn I could see other thn the porous n ature of my hair that it held onto the shampoo.

      Apart from this reaction the shampoo smelt nice, ran out of the bottle nicely and lathered well so it is such a shame that it did not work out for me.

      I don't want to give it a really bad review as it just did not work for me. It could even have been the harness or softness of the water my hair was washed in too.

      Saying this though I would not buy this again for that reason only.
      The fruity smell does remain in your hair for a while after which is nice so it is a shame I did not get on with this shampoo!

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        16.02.2011 10:35
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        Garnier Fructis Fortifying Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

        From time to time I have the problem that I suddenly have dandruff in my hair. I never understand were it comes from but of course I want to get rid of it as quickly as possible. I have used shampoos of Garnier Fructis before and always liked them, so when I saw this one, I was quite curious how he would be.

        The shampoo comes in this bright green neon-colour bottle. You can always recognize the Garnier Fructis products because they all have this bright green colour. The bottle is easy enough to use and you just place your thumb under the little ball on top and the cap will open. You have Garnier Fructis shampoo for different hair types and this shampoo is for normal hair, but anti-dandruff. You can always find on the bottle for which hair type the shampoo is designed for and what it does. The contents of the bottle is 250 ml.

        The shampoo has a light sweet fruit scent. On the bottle it says that it contains fruit concentrate but which fruits that I do not know. I just find it a nice smell and it's fresh smelling and a bit like tropical smell.

        It's easy enough to use the shampoo. I normally put a small amount on hand and apply it when my hair is wet. You will notice quite a lot of foam which always give me the feeling that it works. Just leave it for a few minutes and then you can rinse it out. While washing you will notice the fresh sweet smell. The brand says the shampoo has a profound effect on the hair roots but that's something I can't notice myself and to be fair I wouldn't know how to notice it. My hair does look clean and feels clean.

        When it comes to the dandruff the shampoo does work. I think it took me about 4 weeks until it was completely gone, but at least it was gone. I didn't had to worry about dandruff and could actually wear a black jacket again. For my feeling after a few times of washing my hair with this shampoo it became less and less.

        My problem of dandruff in my hair, I have been able to solve this with this shampoo. I was quite happy. Because dandruff is just annoying. I think it's a good shampoo for normal hair. The price is very reasonable since you can buy this for 2,50 pounds. Especially when this shampoo can get rid of the annoying dandruff.

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        27.04.2010 10:55
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        A fantastic shampoo that I cannot find fault with!

        I was in body care recently and looking for a shampoo thats actually for greasy hair as my hair seems to get quite greasy lately. The only shampoo that I came across that was specifically for greasy hair was this Fructis anti-dandruff shampoo. I've always loved the smell of Fructis shampoo as I find it so refreshing and like a traditional shampoo should be. I hadn't actually used Fructis in at least 7 years so I was a little doubtful as to how it would be on my hair now. There must have been some reason as to why I stopped using it in the first place. I don't exactly have dandruff problems but can sometimes in the summer have a flaky scalp so I thought I could see the results in the summer. My mum does have dandruff problems so I thought she could try it on her hair.

        So I thought I would go for it as opening the lid the shampoo smelt quite pleasant and the price was very reasonable. It only cost me £1.49 for a 250ml bottle which is only a little more than my regular timotei shampoo.

        The following day I decided to give this shampoo a try as I wanted to see if it would help my greasy hair. I am always pessimistic when it comes to shampoo's for greasy hair as I've had a few in the past and they just don't seem to work or just aren't very nice.

        The bottle was very easy to open, it just has a small lid on the top which isn't fiddley at all. I squirted some on to my hand and was surprised at the vivid pale green colour and it seemed quite a thick shampoo. I massaged the shampoo in to my hair and found it lathered up nicely but not as much as shampoo's I've used before. The smell was just delicious, so fruity but then not so that it was sickly. I washed the shampoo out and then added just a touch of conditioner to the ends of my hair as it is quite long.

        When I came to drying and straigtening my hair I was actually quite suprised at how soft my hair was. When I had finally done my hair it looked really nice and not greasy in the slightest which it does sometimes do even when I've just washed it. I could still smell the shampoo as well which was really nice.
        Throughout the day when I caught a glimpse of my hair in mirrors or shop windows I was still suprised at how good it looked and not greasy at all. By the end of the day, my hair still felt silky soft and was still not greasy.

        I lent the shampoo to my mum a few days later and told her it makes your hair so soft as her hair is quite coarse. She used it a few days running and her dandruff had improved as well as her hair being quite soft.

        The bottle says that it gives results from the first wash which usually isn't the truth but in this case it really is! I would definately recommend this shampoo to those that have dandruff and those that have greasy hair as well as it has seemed to solve my problem!

        For just £1.49 a bottle from Bodycare, I don't think you can get much more of a bargain!

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          12.11.2009 18:02
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          Not for my hair type, but still effective

          I sometimes get dandruff now and again when stressed, and I had read somewhere that head and shoulders was bad for your hair, so decided to try this shampoo as an alternative. Also, the name Fructus implied that it contained fruits of some kind, making it sound more natural than some other shampoos.

          I got it in Boots, and think it was around £3 something. Not 100% sure as I bought a few things together, but I didn't think it was overly expensive for shampoo.

          I have hair that is greasy at the roots, and dry at the ends, so only use conditioner on the ends usually. I used this shampoo and conditioned the ends of my hair as normal, and left it to dry naturally, as normal also. Once my hair had dried, I continued on about my hair, but noticed that my hair became very greasy very quickly.

          I used the shampoo for a few days, wanting to give it a fair try, and also thinking that perhaps I was sweating a lot the first day, or something that could have affected it. However, the same thing occurred each time I used it, my hair because very greasy very quickly.

          I think that perhaps the shampoo is more moisturising than my hair needs, which encouraged the greasiness, but this might well not happen on someone who has dry hair.

          On the plus side, it did clear up my dandruff very well, and I would definitely have continued using it apart from the greasiness. I would probably only recommend this to someone with dry hair to be honest.

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          14.10.2008 01:34
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          OK as a short term substitute

          Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
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          As someone who has had a dandruff problem to a varying degree since childhood, I have tried most of the popular brands at one time or another. However, it was only comparatively recently that I tried the Garnier Fructis Fortifying Anti-Dandruff shampoo when my local supermarket had run out of my usual choice (Vidal Sassoon's Wash & Go, otherwise known as Go & Wash). The bottle was the same colour (green) which helped though I was not sure why my hair would need fortifying since I am not into pulling trucks with my hair at the moment. The clincher was the 33% extra "free" sticker, which brought the price per 100 ml within a whisker of what I normally pay. Since my hair is also on the oily side I chose the version for greasy rather than normal hair.

          I'm going wash that grime right out of my hair
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          The problem with many shampoos I have tried is that they end up irritating my scalp and exacerbating my problem. Head and Shoulders is particularly bad in this respect, as are most supermarket own brands. My first experience with the Garnier product was quite pleasant though: it cleaned my hair well, removing the excess oiliness without overdoing it and leaving my hair dry. The fruity smell (indefinable other than vaguely citrus) lingered for a few hours and there was no trace of dandruff in my hair, though it is true that the condition had been well controlled previously by the Go & Wash, I mean Wash & Go. Whilst shampooing I noticed a reasonably thick lather, if not quite so much so as with the Vidal Sassoon, which was not too strong or irritating for my eyes or nose, i.e. sensitive mucous membranes. The shampoo rinsed well and did not leave any apparent residue. I do not normally bother with conditioner since my hair is quite short and has enough natural oil.

          I did notice a slight problem with the bottle top, which is small and quite stiff to open. There is a white ball moulded into the lid, which acts as a kind grip, but this again was too small for my fingers and slippery when wet.

          The sting in the tail
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          Having now used the Garnier shampoo for about two months (I bought a few bottles) I have started to notice a few problems. The first was when I found some lumps of thicker skin on my scalp which when probed flaked off. The dandruff has started to come back. The other is that my scalp has started to burn or sting at times, and finally the oiliness is worse than before as well. I have to conclude then that this shampoo, though not as bad as Head & Shoulders, has started to irritate my scalp and is not properly controlling the excess oiliness in my hair either. Next time I go shopping I will be looking for old faithful Vidal Sassoon again.

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            09.09.2008 18:25
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            Cheap anti-dandruff shampoo with a nice aroma

            Garnier Fructis Fortifying Anti-Dandruff Shampoo at less than £3 a bottle its is a fairly standard value shampoo. It is a fruity scented shampoo with a hint of citrus that presents an uplifting aroma when you squeeze it out of the bottle. The manufacturers claim that it makes the hair three times as strong when compared to other shampoos. I cannot vouch for this but it does clean the hair well and leave the hair and scalp in a better condition.

            One advantage of this shampoo is the more pleasant smell when compared to the chemical smell associated with medical shampoos and brands such as Head and Shoulders. The shampoo is creamy and white and quickly forms a pleasing foamy lather when applied. The fact that it is not combined with a conditioner is a little annoying as not only does a combined formula save time, it also goes some way towards reducing the number of plastic bottles in the bathroom.

            I would say that I have a mild dandruff problem that varies according to the weather and diet etc. After using this shampoo for two months I did notice a definite initial improvement in the reduction of dandruff, but like most anti-dandruff shampoos, after a while they seem to upset the ph balance of the hair and scalp and the dandruff comes back worse than before. The main ingredient in Garnier Fructis Fortifying Anti Dandruff Shampoo is Pyrithione Zinc (1%) so it is the same ingredient found in Head and Shoulders. The ingredients also include Fruit acids, Vitamins B3, B6, Fructose, and Glucose. As a short term option for dandruff reduction it does help to alleviate the amount of flaking and goes some way to relieving an itchy scalp, but over the long term it goes no way to curing the condition and might actually make it worse if you use it every day. I would therefore advise not to use the shampoo every day.

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              08.09.2008 19:21
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              Good antidandruff shampoo that actually smells nice

              I am sure most girls on here have tried fructis products at some point so I wont waffle pointlessly. Enough to say that they are a Garnier range of shampoos etc with fruit concentrate.

              This review deals with the 2 in 1 version of the anti dandruff shampoo. I paid about 2.90 euro for it but I guess it would be about £2.50 more or less in the UK.

              I have oily hair which can annoyingly also have the odd flake :(. I also wash my hair on a daily basis. So I need something light and slightly medicated.

              Fructis anti dandruff unlike many medicated shampoos has a pleasant sweet fruity smell. It lathers nicely without having to use much and therefore lasts well. Rinses easily leaving hair feeling nice and smooth and I can go withouth conditioner happily as it is 2 in 1, though I normally add a little to the ends as I have fine hair. It leaves hair shiny, light, healthy looking and most importantly without little white things.

              It is not the shampoo of my life, but it is a good, cheap and nice smelling shampoo for those times of flakiness.

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              Help eliminate the symptoms of dandruff and control its recurrence / Sooth the scalp / Garnier Fructis contains fruit concentrate to help nourish your hair from root to tip and make hair 3 times stronger / How to use: Wet hair and lather / Massage onto scalp / Rinse well /