I’ve promised to write more about affordable hair care products, and did a post about Pantene Breakage Defence range last month, so this month I want to share my impression about two other non-expensive products from L’Oreal Elvive and Garner Fructis.
After seeing numerous raves about this range, I went out and bought a shampoo and a double serum hoping to get that fantastic volume everyone was talking about for a cheap price.
Unfortunately, I did not see why people were so in love with it. Yes, I could see some volume but that wasn’t as good, as L’Oreal’s more premium ranges create. Also, for some reason my hair got really greasy very soon so I just had to give up on these products and gave them away to my friend who actually liked them.
Garnier Fructis Full & Plush Fortifying Conditioner (available from Wallgreens for $3.99)
I was looking for a new conditioner and this one really caught my attention. Unlike with L’Oreal, I did not read any reviews about the range and did not even know about it. I just wanted to try it because of the name and because I usually love Garnier products.
And I really, really like it. It smells amazing and leaves the hair looking glossy and smooth. I am not sure about the volume, as I use some other volumizing products, but I think it does contribute to the overall effect, as well. I am definitely trying the shampoo later on.
Elvive L’Oreal use a technologie called Filloxane, and in Fructis it’s Fibra-cylane. You can read all about it at the official websites if you want to know how it works.