Sunday, March 17, 2013

Garnier Fructis Hydra Recharge

I have always suffered from dry hair and split ends. Blame it on my thick curly hair or even my sometimes excessive use of heat products. Either way, this is definitely my number one hair concern. I've tried so many products over the years, and I do have several tried and true products that I always come back to. But of course, I'm always looking for new products that can help me achieve my desired look of silky, smooth, shiny locks. So when I received the Garnier Fructis Hydra Recharge system for free to review for BzzAgent, I was thrilled.

The Garnier Fructis Hydra Recharge system is an innovative new hair care system designed to bring life back to tired, dry locks. I received three full-size products from BzzAgent: the fortifying shampoo, fortifying conditioner, and the 1-minute moisture-plenish treatment. I've now used the products for  two weeks, and here is my official review.

Fortifying Shampoo: First off, I have to say that all three of these products smell amazing! They all contain Goji Berry, Passion Fruit, and Kiwi and have a very delightful fruity scent. The really cool thing about this shampoo is that it contains superfruit beads, which are the blue dots in the picture above. These beads are supposed to burst on impact and deliver intense moisture and hydration to the hair. When I first used the shampoo, I could still feel the beads and was a little concerned that when I got out of the shower I would find them scattered in my hair. Thankfully, they washed out very well! I also noticed that the shampoo did not lather very well, but that wasn't a problem because it definitely got my hair clean, and by clean, I mean squeaky clean. I normally don't like it when shampoos leave that really squeaky feeling in my hair. Usually when this happens, it's because the shampoo is too drying. In this case, that's where the conditioner and moisture treatment come in.

Fortifying Conditioner: I'll admit it, I hardly ever use conditioner. I know that might not be the best thing, but honestly all I'm ever left with when I do include conditioner is a greasy looking scalp and limp hair. So for this product, all I did was apply it to the bottom of my hair, from about my ears down. And let me say, when I did this I did not have a greasy scalp! My hair definitely felt much softer after washing out this product, and it also really helped to detangle it as well.

One Minute Moisture-Plenish Treatment: I've tried a lot of hair treatments and masks, and I have to say I was a little disappointed with this one. I feel that the consistency of the product is thin and somewhat runny and I had a hard time feeling like it was really in my hair. For these types of products, I prefer the consistency to be thick and to really be able to feel it soaking into my hair. I also did not feel, nor see, any noticeable difference in my hair from when I used the conditioner and when I washed out the moisture treatment.

Overall Impression: In my opinion, this system is good, but not great. It did leave my hair clean and oil free for up to two days as they claim, which was definitely a benefit. I really do like the shampoo and will most likely continue to use it with other conditioning products that have proven to work well with my hair. Overall, if you don't already have your tried and true go-to products and you're looking for an affordable cleaning/moisturizing system, these products are definitely worth a try!

Prices and Where to Buy:
Both the shampoo and conditioner retail for $2.99
One Minute Moisture-Plenish retails for $4.99
You can find these products at any local retailer such as Target, Walmart, or Drug Stores.


  1. I love the smell of Fructis but it turns my head into a greasepit :(

  2. I have a question.. Do you like doing BzzAgent? Do you recend it to others?

    1. Yes! I would definitely recommend! It's free to join and you get to review some great products for free. If you're interested send me your email and I can send you an invite!

  3. I have always liked Garnier but it was never a holy grail in any category until Olia which I got for free from BzzAgent. I have recently purchased the hydra recharge shampoo and conditioner to try just because of all the reviews I am reading. Great review and I am following your blog now :-)


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