Thursday, March 28, 2013

Garnier Fructis Hydra Recharge Line Review

Items were sent for review

As everyone already knows I'm part of Bzzagent. I was asked to be a part of the Hydra Recharge Campaign. I was heistent to try this because I haven't used any shampoo with sulfates in it for months (Excluding my every two weeks wash with purple shampoo) .  I figured what the hell I'll give it a go. 










Garnier Fructis Hydra Recharge shampoo promises: 
Weightless, silky hair for up to 2 days. Experience a powerful new blast of hydration. Hydra Recharge is the 1st shampoo with encapsulated beads of superfruits goji berry, passion fruit and kiwi. Hair is ultra-hydrated, weightlessly silkier and softer. Fortified Fruit Science Superfruits of goji berry, passion fruit and kiwi

I only used the shampoo for two weeks before I made up my mind.  First off this does have sulfates in it. Which isn't the best for your hair. It's what helps give your wash the super sudsy lather. Which this gives you a big one! One thing I missed from sulfate shampoos was the sudsy feeling, even if it's horrible for your hair. 


I just want to take a quick pause in this mass review to explain my hair. Half of it is pretty health hair (For lightened hair) and the other half is extremely damaged - from when I went from Red to blonde hair. My hair on top is healthy(new growth) while from my earlobe down is bleached damaged. The bleached damaged can not be saved only managed. Please keep this in mind when reading what I have to say.   

Even with Sulfates included this does seem to work well in the system and moisturizes my undamaged part of my hair. Now my damaged part of hair hated this shampoo. Without using my hair oil after use my damaged part of my hair (earlobe down) dries like straw. Not good! When it saids that it gives moisture for up to two days, I give it that. Which I liked a lot. The beads dissolve when you wash your hair. I don't even notice they're there as I wash my hair.

Now for the smell, which is such an important component of  hair products. I LOVE the smell of this! I've never used a shampoo that smells like cantaloupe before! It smells like summer to me, which is such a great pick me up when I shower!

PROS:

  • Smells amazing. 
  • Beads dissolve quickly, you don't even notice them.
  • Moisturizes undamaged hair.
  • Does not weigh down hair. 

CONS:

  • NOT for DAMAGED Hair.
  • Sulfates in the shampoo.
Hydra Recharge Conditioner

This conditioner really does offer a lot of moisture! It's a thick consistency so I feel like it really sinks into my hair. Nothing really super special about this. Or a lot to say other than it offers a lot of moisture. Smells great too but not just like cantaloupes but there's another fruit scent in it that I just can't put my finger on it. 
PROS:
  • Smells fruity and summery. 
  • Moisturizes hair. 
CONS:


  • Honestly feels like any other conditioner
Hydra Recharge 1-minute moisture-plenish treatment. 

I can honestly can't say if I like this or not. I feels like a normal conditioner really. I feel like this does weigh down my hair a bit. But my damaged part of my hair likes this. 


PROS:
  • Adds needed moisture to damaged ends.
  • Smells awesome
CONS:
  • weighs down hair. 



VERDICT: I think this is a great system for those who have undamaged dry hair. I love the scent. This just isn't right for my hair type. I'd recommend the Shampoo for those who have undamaged hair. The other two products, are eh for me. So I'd pass on the Conditioner and treatment. 

Items sent for review. Read my discloser policy.