Welcome to a brand new blog post! I thought that today I would talk to you all about some haircare products that I was kindly gifted by Garnier.
Garnier Banana Hair Drink
‘Thirsty Hair? Dig into Garnier Ultimate Blends Nourishing Banana Hair Drink, for dry hair! Our natural origin formula contains ultra thin lamellas that coat the hair fibre to polish and smooth your hair. Instantly, your hair is 10x smoother*, frizz-free, and reflects light for a mirror-like shine. Hair drink is specially formulated with 97% natural origin ingredients**, is 100% vegan*** & silicone free for a natural feel. Always store this product as room temperature, if crystallisation appears, please shake well and place in an ambient environment. Our bottle is made from recycled plastic and is 100% recyclable (except the cap and label).
FOR BEST RESULTS: After using our Banana Hair Food shampoo squeeze out excess water from hair and apply Hair Drink to lengths. For fine hair apply 1 dose, for medium to thick hair 2-3 doses and for long hair add +1 dose. Massage into lengths for 10 seconds and rinse.’ - Garnier UK.
When I heard that Garner were coming out with this range, I was super intrigued. Intrigued by the consistency, the effects and the fact that you only have to leave it on for ten seconds. The week that I was planning on going out to grab one to try as I had just finished some conditioner that I had been using for a while, I heard a knock at the door and by some miracle it was a parcel from Garner containing a bottle of the Banana Hair Drink for me to try and test.
The scent of this product was amazing, Honestly when I heard that beauty products are Banana scented I expect that sort of foam Banana scent that can be either delightful or vomit inducing due to experience but with this Hair Drink that wasn’t the case. The scent of this product was fresh yet light. It reminded me of when you walk past a shelf of bananas in a supermarket and get that sort light fruity but grassy sort of scent which I kind of adore but then again I love weird scents. Post washing this product out of the hair, the scent keeps calm and cool for a while and isn’t too overwhelming,
The texture of this product was a new one for me. When I removed the lid and tipped the bottle into the palm of my hand, a light oily liquid pooled onto my hand which reminded me of some of the hair oils that I have used in the past but a touch bit lighter which I didn’t think was possible when I already think that some of the oil based styling products that I have used before are quite light but this was on another level.
I have used this for more than a month hence the delay to publishing this post but with hair and beauty products I like to use them for a fair while so I can give them a fair and honest review. When I have massaged this product into my hair post shampoo, I have noticed a slight warming effect start to happen on my hair. Warming but not irritating. After ten seconds of massaging and the warming sensation, I wash it off and normally choose to dry my hair with a towel briefly before going in with a hair dryer and the effects are positively noticeable. My hair is quite dry so I instantly noticed a difference in regards to moisture. It was soft and supple and definitely had a shine. One of the times that I have used this product, I have gone out later in the day and have been complimented by friends and strangers on how good my hair looks.
Do I think that this is a product that everyone should try at least once in their lifetime? Oh definitely! Will I be buying more once I have used this bottle up? Oh definitely but as there is different scents such as Papaya and Pineapple, I may go for a different scent just to see what they are like. Available to buy from Boots and Superdrug.
Delicate Oat Milk Hair Remedy Hair Mask
‘One scoop, one minute, one week of goodness! Steal a minute for yourself with Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Remedy Masks. Our hypoallergenic mask for delicate scalp and hair, has a ECARF certified formula blended with Rice Cream & Organic Oat Milk into a creamy remedy to deliver a truly sensorial moment for you. Hair hydrated and healthier-looking with 3x more softness*. Vegan formula** without silicones for a natural feel. Jar is made from recycled plastic (except from cap, colourants and additives). FOR BEST RESULTS: After using our soothing Delicate Oat Milk shampoo, apply our creamy remedy to lengths of wet hair, wait 1 minute & rinse.’
The scent of this mask is quite a light one. It is creamy with a touch of sweetness to it from the oat and reminds me of an Oat Milk Yoghurt that you would pair with fruit first thing in the morning. I’ve been using this more towards my nighttime routine and the delicate scent is perfect as its not too much and just perfect for when I want soothing scents to help me relax in the evening.
The texture of this is also reminiscent of a thick Oat Milk Yoghurt. Thick and voluptuous. It spreads onto the hand quite well and doesn’t really thin out when massaged into the ends of the hair. To me, I quite enjoy this as I can tell that the thick texture is doing its trick to nourishing the hair. I did use this mask as directions state and honestly I loved that I only had to leave it in my hair for a minute and I could feel the benefits. I have used masks before that have requited me to leave it in for half an hour and my hair hasn’t felt as nourished as it does with this mask.
Would I repurchase either of these products? I think that I would but I think that when I do finish using these products I would like to try the other versions just to see how my hair gets on with them. For me, these products fall under the mantra of a little goes a long way so it will take me a long while to finish them. I do think though that I will pick up another Hair Drink for travelling as a 10 second based product will be great for when I’m on the go in the country or abroad.
Have you tried either of these products? Would you pick any of the products mentioned in this post up? What are your haircare favourites at the moment? Let me know down below or on social media.
Thanks for reading!
The products mentioned in this post were gifted in return of a blog post. All views and opinions are my own.