My hair is an oxymoron. Most days it’s a greasy, dry mess of long frustration. Over the years it has been many things, it started out thick & straight, then puberty hit and it began to get a little wave, two pregnancies (and their lovely hormones) saw it lean hard towards wavy and then, when those ended, it seemed like 1/2 of it fell out and what was left had a mental break.
My hair isn’t nearly as thick as it used to be, the waves/curls didn’t return, nor did the straight hair – instead I have greasy roots and dry ends which result in a big batch of frizz (if left unattended).
I have spent a lot of time & money on different hair care products. Often times the ones for dry hair leave me with this nasty oil slick on top and the ones for fine, limp hair result in more damage on the ends and this bizarre lions mane of a “do” – either way it feels like a fail.
Lately though I’ve been seeing the Fructis Damage Eraser products shining their bright orange selves off the shelves of the hair care section. I’ve stopped once or twice to read the packages but I wasn’t sure if these products were made for bipolar hair like mine. Then I was given the opportunity to try them out and I jumped on it – what could it hurt to try!
I love trying new hair & beauty products & I was stoked when I received my sample pack. Inside were 10mL samples of the Fructis Damage Eraser Shampoo, Conditioner and Repairing Mask – approximately the amount I would normally use in 1, maybe 2 washes. While my hair may not be as thick as it once was it’s still long and normally requires a fair amount of product. I was unsure that there would be enough to see a difference but in good faith (and slight excitement) I headed off to the shower.
Before I let you know what I think let’s go over what Garnier has to say about the products. The Fructis Damage Eraser products are the newest in “hair care innovation” from the Garnier Fructis team and promise to reconstruct hair’s strength by up to 90%! It’s been designed for us “Damage Criminals” who put our hair through some serious blow drying, hair straightening, heat styling boot-camp on a regular basis. You know all the things that leave our poor strands dry, damaged & stressed out. Its purpose is to strengthen our hair from the root to the tip, taking the damage worry out of heat styling.
Sounds pretty good right?
Now it’s my turn. Here’s what I think:
First off I’ve got to say they surprised me, these products seem to be the definition of “a little goes a long way”. I’m on my 3rd shampoo with the Fructis Damage Eraser Fortifying Shampoo and still have enough left for at least one more wash. I literally used 1/2 of what I normally do when it comes to shampoo, it lathered nicely and when I rinsed my hair felt clean.
The same can be said for the Frustis Damage Eraser Repairing Conditioner, which contains their Phyto-Keratin® Complex and plant based proteins. It went in easily with less than I would normally use and washed out quite well, without leaving a residue feeling.
My favourite by far though is the Fructis Damage Eraser Repairing Mask. Unlike other hair masks and deep conditioners it felt like this went into my hair strand to work, not on top of it. When I rinsed it out after 3 minutes there was no film left making me feel like my hair was slimy. I even conditioned afterwards, and when my hair dried post shower it wasn’t greasy or slimy at all – something that can’t be said for other damage controlling products. I also love the smell! It must be the fruit concentrate in the formulas but it’s light and reminds me of something (that I can’t for the life of me figure out) from my past. Every time I lather it makes me smile.
My hair is softer over all, something it hasn’t been in a while. I haven’t used the product line long enough to say I’ve seen all the benefits that it is said to offer but I have seen positive changes in my hair and I will probably give this one a purchase when the samples run out to see what happens over time.
Check out the Garnier website for more details on the NEW Fructis Damage Eraser line as well as to take advantage of the great trial offers available. For a limited time you’ll be able to try out these products too, and I’d LOVE to hear what you think of them!
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