My hair is short, it falls between my ears and my shoulders, and it is fine and hard to manage. Lately I have been having a lot of problems with static electricity in my hair, which makes it very hard to style. In looking for a good product that might help me with this problem, I perused the hair care aisle at my local Fred Meyer store, and was overwhelmed by all of the choices available to me.
After reading that Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Leave-In Conditioning Cream claims to “moisturize the hair and control frizz all day”, I figured it was worth a try. The bottle was on sale for under two dollars, so this was as good a time as ever to try it out, I wouldn’t be out much money if it didn’t work.
Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine is a leave-in conditioning cream for the hair. It comes in the unique neon green color that easily makes this stand out from the pack. The plastic container is a bit stubby, containing 10.2 ounces yet measuring only 4″ tall (plus the pop up style cap). The front of the bottle says that it contains “Nutritive Fruit Micro-Oils”.
Who Is It For?
People with hair that is frizzy, dry and unmanageable should give Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Leave-In Conditioning Cream a try. The styling product claims to smooth hair for long lasting frizz control.
First, Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Leave-In Conditioning Cream says it contains conditioners that improve texture, and moisturize and soften hair.
Second, it claims to smooth hair from root to tip, and works in humidity.
Last, it says that it will help control frizz so that your hair will stay “sleek all day”.
Aqua (Water), Cetearyl Alcohol, Amodimethicone, Cetyl Esters, Behentrimonium Chloride, Perfume (Fragrance), Methylparaben, Persea Gratissima (Avocado Oil), Trideceth 12, Citric Acid, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot Kernel Oil), Cetrimonium Chloride, Chlorhexidine Dihydrochloride, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol.
I wish I would have found this product years ago when I wore my hair long and straight. It has a pleasant fruity scent, and is as soft as silk. Just a pea sized amount is about all I need to coat my hair.
The product is very thick, and I find it works the best when I put it on my hand, then rub my hands together, then used my fingers to comb through my hair. The directions say to use a quarter sized dollop, but I find this WAY too much for my hair, it only makes it look dull and greasy.
This can be applied to either damp or dry hair, but to control the fly-aways and static electricity, I put it on completely dry hair. Garnier Fructis really did help my static problem, and while a very small amount didn’t make my hair look greasy, it really didn’t help at all with my ability to style my hair.
I curl my hair with a round brush while I am drying it, and I noticed immediately that my hair didn’t have the volume and body that it normally does, the Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Leave-In Conditioning Cream really made my hair feel soft and sleek, but that isn’t what I was going for when I purchased this product.
To conclude, I would highly recommend anyone with long or straight hair, provided they don’t have hair that needs to be styled. If you are the wash, dry and go type of person, like I was when my hair was straight and long, I think Garnier Fructis will make your hair soft and that it will help keep the frizz away, even on a high humidity day. Unfortunately, it seemed to only weigh my short fine hair down, and made styling much harder than usual. My hair didn’t look nearly as clean the day after the washing either, and that isn’t at all normal for me. Now that I am in my 50’s, my hair is much drier than it ever was, and it tends to look clean and shiny for 2 to 3 days, but I usually wash it every other day.
Will Garnier Fructis work for you? Possibly. It’s definitely such a cheap price that it is worth the try.