Review: Garnier Fructis Hydra Recharge Shampoo and Conditioner

Hey, y'all! I am bringing you another product review that I received for free through BzzAgent.  I have had a great time trying and reviewing products from them for quite a while now.  It is free to sign up, so if this interests you, get to it!  I've tried and reviewed wine, a teeth-whitening kit, air freshners, and men's socks and boxers.  Obviously, the husband tried the last ones. lol

I was skeptical about trying the Garnier Fructis Hydra Recharge shampoo, conditioner, and the 1-Minute Moisture-Plenish Treatment.  While I use a few cheaper drugstore styling products along with my expensive ones, I don't usually skimp on shampoo and conditioner because they greatly affect my hair.  I have thick, naturally wavy/curly hair.  I color it at home monthly, so it tends to be coarse and dry when I am not conditioning it properly.

Since these products were free and I hadn't used drugstore shampoo and conditioner in a while, I decided to try it out.  Upon their arrival, I used the shampoo and 1-minute treatment.  They smell wonderful - fruity and kind of tropical, like a yummy drink with an umbrella in it.  The shampoo is a normal consistency that lathers up a lot.  After rinsing out the shampoo, I put the thicker, creamy 1-minute treatment in my hair.  I rinsed it out after 10 minutes and proceeded to dry my hair and check out the results.

After the first use, there were no immediate results. My hair didn't feel different at all.  Typically, when I use a conditioning treatment, I have immediate results.  I continued using all three products for three weeks.  The regular conditioner is a slightly less thick version of the 1-minute treatment.  I used the shampoo and conditioner about twice a week, alternating in the 1-minute treatment twice a week.

As the final week concluded, I could tell that this trio dried my hair out substantially. (Lately, my main shampoo is Revlon Fresh Curls followed my Bedhead Moisture Maniac.)  My hair was frizzier.  My curls didn't want to cooperate.  I had lots of flyaways and no added shine.

To conclude, this trio did not work for me, nor would I choose to purchase it.  I am going to give it to my husband because his hair isn't quite as picky as mine.  Now I need to buy my coveted Nexxus hydrating shampoo and conditioner and do weekly conditioning treatments to try to fix the damage this trio has done.

I followed up with some friends of mine about this product and they all had similar results.  They walked away with dry and itchy scalp, dull hair, dry strands, and a dislike for all things Garnier Fructis.


  1. I haven't had great luck with Garnier products either...they haven't been horrible, but they haven't been great. I will say, though, that I've been using the cheap-ass Suave version of Biolage color care, and honestly? It's not half bad. I do try to use the Nexxus conditioner once a week-ish (I got a small bottle on clearance at Target), and sometimes I use the Paul Mitchell Tea Tree shampoo & conditioner if I'm feeling itchy or oily. Also, I use Feria hair color, and the conditioner that comes in the box is AMAZING. I wish they sold it in giant tubes.

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  3. I LOVE the conditioners that come with hair color! I don't understand why they can't sell those in a big ole bottle. Those actually work and smell great!

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  5. I'm a BzzAgent as well and I just reviewed Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Miracle Oil and I'm not a huge fan. It's nice to use after you shave your legs, but that's about it. I haven't been a fan of Garnier and when I heard about this shampoo, I almost wanted to try. I have super frizzy hair so I'm glad I didn't waste the money!

  6. Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog. I have never been a fan of Garnier either, but I was hoping they were amping up their offerings with this new shampoo and conditioner. I am glad it was free. lol I started using the HealthySexyHair leave-in conditioning treatment a few months ago for overall frizz fighting and love it a lot!