I recently purchased Garnier’s Whole Blends Shampoo and Conditioner in “Honey Treasures”. I am a HUGE fan of honey and honey flavoured or scented things. I walked by this in the store and it caught my eye, I literally stopped and backed up a few steps to go back and inspect.
To my delight this product line claimed to “heal and protect” and that is something my hair can ALWAYS use. Healing and protection. PRO.
This product also claims to be paraben free and made with natural extracts. Never a bad thing. Another PRO.
Made with Royal Jelly, Honey, and Propolis Extract – most of which I am really not familiar with the exception of the honey… but sounds good and smells UH-MAZE-ING. I could literally wash my whole self with this scent and then spritz some on for fun – if there was a spritz-on scent available. There is not.
It lathers really well and leaves my hair feeling clean but not overly dried out like most drugstore shampoos do [that are not for severely dry or damaged hair]. The scent is just lovely jubilee. I really cannot get enough. It was quite literally the deciding factor. The conditioner is rich and creamy, it is not one of those run-right-out-of-your-hands-I’m-so-thin conditioners (I’m looking AT YOU Tresemee!). It left my hair feeling soft in and out of the shower. I let my hair air dry for the most part and some of my natural wavy curls came poking through. More PROS.
One last PRO – It was only $4.99 (CDN/ea.) and with my Shoppers Optimum Points I used I pretty much got these products for free (thank you Shoppers Optimum Card!!! LOVE that thing).
I plan to continue using this and I would like to pick up the deep conditioning mask as well. I feel this is something I would repurchase in the future, especially if I see it on sale (I loves to nab a good sale!).
One small note, I did find that though these products are supposedly “paraben free”, my dyed-black [areas of my] hair did bleed in the shower. Now for me personally this is a bit of a PRO. I knew going in to this endeavour (of buying a more affordable shampoo and conditioner) that there was this possibility and I am ok with that. I want my dyed black hair to fade out a bit, I find it just a little too harsh too close to my pale pale face. I think in the future I would prefer black tips instead. And now I am getting slightly off topic…
All in all I would rate this line a solid 4 out of 5 lipsticks for it’s price point, quality, and amazing scent.
It loses a lipstick point for it’s potential risk to dyed hair because even though I like it I don’t know how far it will go in terms of rinsing away colour.