Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Review

I recently had the opportunity to try the new formula of Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine and boy did I love it! I never used to be a huge fan of Garnier; I sort of thought of it as one of those "cheap brands." Being able to sample their new formula has completely changed my mind of the brand! Before I get into my thoughts on their shampoo and conditioner, let me give you a little overview of their new Sleek & Shine formula.

Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine's formula has been newly designed, two years in the making, with a new fragrance and new ultra-smoothing, shine technology. If your hair is frizzy, dry and unmanageable, the shampoo and conditioner have Argan oil from Morocco as well as Garnier Fortified Fruit Science! With this new formula, even 97% humidity can't get you a bad hair day for up to three days! You will also notice that your hair is visibly shinier and healthier looking. They have also given these bottles new caps for easier use! You will be able to find Garnier Fructis' all new Sleek & Shine formula in grocery stores, mass retailers like Walmart and Target and drug stores like Walgreens and CVS with a retail price of $3.99 (13 oz) and $6.99 (25.4 oz.)

Now, I was skeptical on their claims when I went to sample my Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine shampoo & conditioner, but I have to say, they stayed pretty much true to their word! I absolutely adore the new scent; it's still citrus-scented, but there's just something about it that made me smile. I also was very happy that they changed the caps on their product. Previously, I had had a very difficult time getting the top on and off with my wet hands in the shower. I ended up breaking nails or scratching myself (yes, I'm rather coordinated.) Well, their new caps make it very easy to open and close them, and on top of that, they have a better seal so less water gets inside as they sit in the shower over time (which means less bathroom mold!) The conditioner texture is AMAZING; it reminds me of butter (but it's not butter, don't worry.) It is so smooth and creamy and soft. The shampoo texture, however, is my one complaint. I found that it is rather runny and when I put it in my hand it drips through my fingers. I would like to see that a little bit thicker as losing that shampoo seemed rather wasteful.

My hair afterwards was shiny and soft and even after a day of not washing I woke up with smooth, shiny hair! THAT was not expected. I couldn't bring myself to try not washing my hair another day though so I'm not positive about their three day claim, but I would say there's a good chance it's true! I also really like that the bottles are greener than they used to be, as they are made up 30% recycled plastic! These new bottles also save over 125 tons annually (based off of the 13 oz bottles) as they are 10% lighter and use less plastic! You can be part of this by recycling your bottle with Terracycle (remove the cap before recycling.) Sign up for the Beauty Brigade at and learn how to recycle your bottles with Terracycle here.

Like Garnier Fructis on Facebook. You can get a $1.50 off coupon and there is also a free sample on Walmart's website so you can try the new Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine for yourself (both while supplies last.) If you try their new formula, please share your review in the comments here!

Disclaimer: I received a free product from BzzAgent to test for my review! These views are my own and were not at all influenced by the party who gave me this opportunity. If you would like to sign up for BzzAgent youself, go here.

1 comment:

  1. I love Garnier Fructis!