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I first tried this when I changed from short hair to long hair to see what worked for me.
This appealed because I do trust Garnier and I wanted to see if this 'Long and Strong' range would help my hair.
I used this for over a month as to give the product time to work, and I applied the conditioner as well for maximum results.
The scent was fine and what I expected from this brand, the cream lathered up very well and I found I didn't need a lot to get full coverage.
After two weeks I found that my hair was no different to when I had started, this also was during the summer months and when I was tieing my hair up a lot and potentially breaking it when removing the elastic band and I actually found I had the same, if not more, breakage. I was so gutted.
This cleanses the scalp fine I had nice clean hair but to say in frequent washes that it can prevent
There is a combination of ingredients in this called glucose and fructose to aid hair recovery but this product did nothing to help my hair. It claims to help add or increase your shine but again I saw no difference.
I made this purchase on Amazon and it only costs £2.99 for a 200ml bottle so not too much lost but its a shame this is fro a brand such as this.
I'm not particularly loyal to any brand of shampoo & I'll go for more or less any shampoo that looks good & at a good price. I'm lucky I don't have any issues with my hair (ie it's not too greasy/dry/brittle etc) so when I saw this Garnier Fructis Long & Strong shampoo in a dump basket I thought I'd give it a try.
I think it usually retails at around £2.30 so I was pleased to see the 250ml bottle reduced to £1.35 & it's as shown in the picture but with a silver tag stated 'new' on the front.
I'm not quite sure what they mean by 'long' hair but mine is just past shoulder-length & I like to wash & condition it on a daily basis. It's market for long hair but I can't see why anyone can't use it lol!
The flip-top ball lid is easy enough to open even with wet hands & the smell really hits you - it's a kind of mix of citrus with undertones of peach - very fresh & not too feminine.
The shampoo itself is a thick white creamy sort of shampoo & I found I only needed a little to work up a good lather & it cleaned my hair very well.
However, when it came to rinsing, I found I needed to rinse & re-rinse & even when I thought I'd done a good job I found myself left with quite 'heavy' hair with a kind of film on it even when dry. I've used it several times since & found the same problem.
It did a good job of keeping the shine I normally have but I didn't see any difference in the appearance of the several split ends I have nor did it seem to make my hair stronger (which is claimed on the bottle). Apart from the heaviness though, my hair looked & felt good & smelt really nice.
I won't bore you with the whole list of ingredients given on the bottle but just to let you know this shampoo contains vitamins B6,B3, AHA, fructose, glucose, fruit acids & reconstructive lipids(?!) all of which are claimed to give 'nutrients that help feed hair cells & ensure healthy & shiny hair growth & hair cells'. Well, I don't know about the accuracy of these claims but all in all it's a good shampoo but cheaper ones work just as well for me without leaving my hair feeling coated.
Designed to strengthen and protect longer hair from root to tip!