Is Garnier Fructis Good Or Bad For Your Hair? Different Hair Types Explained

Garnier Fructis review

Struggling with finding that perfect shampoo & conditioner for yourself? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. It’s very common for people to try out hair care, and then realize what works or doesn’t work for them.

One such brand is Garnier Fructis. Let’s learn more if it is a one-stop solution for you.

Is Garnier Fructis a good hair brand?

Yes. Garnier products, be it for hair care or face, have proved to be great for everyday use. Garnier Fructis shampoo smells really fresh without any overpowering scent and cleans your scalp without damaging your hair.

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Does Garnier Fructis have sulfates and parabens?

Garnier Fructis does have SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) and SLES (Sodium lauryl ether sulfate) as active cleansers. The shampoo is not Sulfate-free but is considered to be less of a problem as compared to pure SLS products.

Does Garnier Fructis have DMDM hydantoin?

DMDM hydantoin is a preservative that also acts as an antimicrobial agent and is used in a range of different cosmetics. While it has been certified safe by various agencies, you should know that DMDM hydantoin is a formaldehyde releaser; and is hence a potential carcinogen in large quantities. 

To answer the question on whether Garnier Fructis contains DMDM hydantoin, the answer is No.

Garnier Fructis shampoo does not contain DMDM hydantoin. Though it does have sulfates that provide the ability to form a better lather.

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Is Garnier Fructis safe?

SkinSAFE is a database of cosmetics that was developed in partnership with Mayo Clinic. They are a great source for filtering safe cosmetic brands from those that contain unsafe ingredients. 

According to their review, Garnier Fructis hair shampoo is indeed a safe product for hair care. It does not contain any ingredients that can be particularly harmful.

Does Garnier Fructis test on animals?

No, all Garnier Fructis products are now cruelty-free globally. The same has been approved by the Cruelty-Free International Leaping Bunny program

Is Garnier Fructis discontinued?

No, Garnier Fructis has not been discontinued and is still available. In case you don’t see it at your local store, please go on to their website or an eCommerce store like Amazon to buy the product.

What does Garnier Fructis leave-in conditioner do?

The Garnier Fructis sleek and shine leave-in conditioner soothes and nourishes your hair. Enriched in an argan oil and apricot formula, it helps to bring back life in your hair by making it healthier.

This leave-in conditioner provides frizz-free hair even in extreme humidity.

How do I use Garnier Fructis leave-in conditioner?

The Garnier Fructis leave-in conditioner is supposed to be applied on wet and damp hair. This must be distributed through the lengths of your hair (towards the end of your hair) evenly via your fingertips.

The difference between a regular conditioner and a leave-in conditioner is that a normal conditioner is meant to be rinsed off after you apply and leave it on for 2-3 minutes or as directed, whereas a leave-in conditioner is meant to rehydrate your hair between shampoos.

Can I use Garnier Fructis leave-in conditioner for my color-treated hair?

Yes. This leave-in conditioner will make your colored hair look extra smooth and shiny, and also make them look healthier at the same time.

Is it OK to use Garnier Fructis leave-in conditioner every day?

No, it is not recommended that you use any leave-in conditioner every day since it can cause a buildup of the product on your hair, and this can actually harm your hair instead of making them healthier as one would expect.

Two or three times a week is considered safe.

Why is my hair hard after using Garnier Fructis leave-in conditioner?

In case you are using the leave-in conditioner on a daily basis, your hair may feel more dry and dull eventually.

Garnier Fructis has an “Active Protein” component. Given that your hair is made up of keratin (a type of protein, again), this essentially causes a protein build-up leading to hardness.

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Can I sleep with Garnier Fructis leave-in conditioner?

The answer is yes, you can. As mentioned, you don’t need to rinse this conditioner off. Therefore, you can apply it to your wet hair before you go to bed. Your hair absorbs it well then. Or else, you may want to apply it before using any curling or straightening irons.

Is Garnier Fructis Good or Bad for your hair?

Any personal care product, be it for hair care or skincare works uniquely on each person. This is because of different hair textures, genes, sleeping and eating habits, etc.

But mostly, this is because of the needs of your hair.

Yes, your hair may need different care and ingredients at different times. The product line for Garnier Fructis does contain SLS and SLES sulfates, so it may not be the best solution for those of you with extremely sensitive scalp.

Also, Garnier Fructis has come up with different lines for different hair issues, so you might want to check them out before you make any decision to buy them.

What are the different Garnier Fructis lines available?

According to your hair type and needs, the following product lines are available for Garnier Fructis:

For wavy or curly hair: You should go for Garnier Fructis Curl Nourish, and Natural Styling Curl Jelly. It comes with a conditioner

For damaged or brittle hair: You should go for Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition shampoo since it is meant specifically for dry to very dry hair types

It comes with a conditioner. You may also want to use it up with a Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Serum or Garnier Fructis Hair Food Banana

For straight, neutral, or chemically treated hair: You should go for Garnier Fructis Hair Care Smooth Air Dry, Garnier Fructis Mega Full, or Garnier Fructis Hair Care Damage Repairing Treat.

Also, there is a separate line for color-treated hair known as Garnier Fructis Color Shield Shampoo, along with a conditioner.

Is Garnier Fructis Good For Hair Growth?

Many customers have noticed faster and better hair growth after using Garnier Fructis shampoo. They also report that hair is less dry after they started using this product.

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Is Garnier Fructis bad for curly hair?

Some of the products from the Garnier Fructis line (like Curl Nourish and Curl Treat) are exclusively for curly hair, but not all of them.

Can I use Garnier Fructis shampoo every day?

The Garnier Fructis shampoo is formulated with rich grapefruit and natural protein, which is absolutely safe and gentle for everyday use. Washing your hair two or three times a week can give you good results.

Which is better, Garnier or Pantene?

It depends on your hair type. Some customers might find Pantene better than Garnier, some may not. Garnier Fructis will make your hair much stronger and heavier while leaving more residue.

Does Garnier Fructis cause hair loss?

No, Garnier Fructis does not cause hair to fall out. Although some customers have reported that they found their hairline receding, other factors such as weather, water, diet, stress, etc. can also contribute to such issues.

Customer Reviews and feedback

Hair loss, hair drying, etc. can be concerning to a lot of people, especially women. The Garnier Fructis product line has received mixed reviews from customers. Some might say that it causes hair breakage, while others find outstanding results within a few months of using it.

The Fructis line contains some good and some not so good ingredients, which is the foremost reason why it is suitable for some people, and not for others.

To conclude, before buying Garnier Fructis shampoo, or any hair care product for that matter, one should take into account their hair type, and specific needs (like reduce dryness, reduce thinning, etc.). One may also consult a dermatologist for assistance.




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