My honest review about using Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food on my natural Afro hair. I first saw this advertised on TV and was very excited to see Garnier joining the cruelty free movement and present their own vegan product.
In the advert you can expect to see a beautiful model smooth her hair with the Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Mask and then swish swash her hair again to show how beautifully moisturised, healthy and shinny it looks after use of the hair mask. All very glamorous and all very effective the advert did its job, I am sold.
GARNIER 3 IN 1 ULTIMATE BLENDS HAIR FOOD
So what do we know, it is a 3 in 1 and anything that has a multiple use in my eyes is a good thing. The 3 steps are and can be used as a conditioner, leave-in conditioner or mask. As a conditioner you would be expected to use after shampoo. As a mask leave it in your hair as advised by Garnier for 3 minutes then wash out. I leave it in as a leave-in conditioner whilst styling my hair.
WHAT IS IN THE INGREDIENTS?
A vegan formula and includes NO animal derived ingredients or animal by-products. Garnier promise their Ultimate Blends Hair Food is 98% of natural origin. 96% biodegradable formula, 100% vegan and NO silicones for a natural feel .
DOES IT MOISTURISE?
Well honestly, every persons hair needs and experience will be different from the next. If you haven’t noticed in these photos, I have Afro hair. Afro hair is thick, fluffy, tight curly/ coily textured hair that grows outwards and all around the head. Afro hair can be of different curl patterns too and can range from really tight curls to medium and very loose curl pattern.
Afro hair, well at least mine does need a hell of a lot of moisture. Daily. Everyday, which I fail to do mainly because its so much work. A fluffy or at least I like to call mine cotton wool hair texture, If I touch my hair too much my tidy braids and twist turn into not so defined braids and twist. So I use a lot of the hair mask after washing my hair and then style it. It feels moisturised at the time and leaves my hair feeling soft and smells great!
BUT and a big but, the hair mask also consist of aqua (not the 90s band) aka water as an ingredient. Anyone with an Afro or knowledge of Afro hair will know that water very quickly shrinks our hair as well as drying it out. So in order for my hair to be moisturised from this mask, I would have to use this mask everyday. If I were to use it everyday I would get a hand full and pat it onto my braided style. Not as great as unravelling my braids and getting it onto every strand of hair but girllll, I just don’t have the time for that added drama in the week.
ALL IN THE GARNIER DETAILS
So I thought the Ultimate Blends Hair Food came in different scents. They totally do BUT all in the details if you look closely on the packaging you would notice all the mask do different things.
- I have the Repairing which comes in Papaya, Amla and smells lush, claims to repair up to 50% of your split ends and that’s why I got it.
- Smoother in Coconut and Macadamia and claims to smooth hair up to 4 x its usual texture.
- Moisturising comes in Aloe Vera, Coconut and claims to give up to 4 x shine after just one use.
- Nourishing in Banana and Shea, claims to give up to 4 x less hair breakage after one use.
- Colour Illuminating for colour treated hair comes in Goji and Soy.
MY HAIR MASK DEMO
I have recently done a hair video on Instagram TV of me using Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food, why not check it out.
I do enjoying using Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food and would love to try next the Moisturising in Aloe Vera and Coconut as well as the Nourishing in Banana and Shea.
If you liked this hair mask post, why not check out my FACE MASK post.
Have you used the Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Mask? If so in which category/ scent ?
In these photos my hair is blown out, I trimmed my own hair and with the use of the hair mask with water, it has caused some shrinkage, totally normal for an Afro.
As always let me know in the comments below : )