Winter is slowly melting away, which means that my hair is starting to come back to life.
So why not celebrate the upcoming season with some fresh new haircare?
Whole Blends is the latest innovation from Garnier. It is a collection that focuses on having a gentle paraben-free formula, that uses select enriched ingredients that give back – the featured ingredients are purchased fairly and in a sustainable fashion, to support local farmers and communities.
Garnier Whole Blends line contains six different scents – each scents targeting a certain hair issue.
- Repairing: Honey Treasures – for damaged hair
- Smoothing: Coconut Oil & Cocoa Butter – for frizzy, dry, unmanageable hair
- Hydrating: Coconut Water & Vanilla Milk – for dehydrated hair
- Refreshing: Green Apple & Green Tea – to boost shine
- Nourishing: Avocado Oil & Shea Butter – for dry hair
- Colour-Care: Argan Oil & Cranberry – for colour-treated hair
I tried out the Green Apple & Green Tea shampoo and conditioner.
Let’s start off with the smell, because that’s usually my #1 concern when using new hair products (well, that, and that it doesn’t strip my colour). I expected this shampoo to smell like a green apple Jolly Rancher – you know, suuuper sweet, and a bit artificial-smelling. But it didn’t – it smelled lovely. The green apple is definitely present, but the green tea really mellows out the scent. I remember opening the bottle to smell it, and my brother walked past me, did a double-take, and said “Ooooh, what’s that? Smells good”. The shampoo does have a stronger scent than the conditioner. If the shampoo smelled like green apple & green tea, the conditioner smelled like a green apple & green tea sorbet.
The main reason I love the smell of the green apple & green tea line probably only applies to me – the fruity-ness of it reminds me of when I used to bug my mom and make her buy a bunch of Herbal Essences products, for the sole reason that Britney Spears was in the commercials. Once I started using those fruity/fresh smelling shampoos, I was absolutely hooked. I’ll have to pick up the Argan Oil & Cranberry shampoo and conditioner, to work into my shower routine because it’ll work well with my colour-treated hair.
The shampoo lathered up nicely, and made noticeably less knots during the shampooing
process, than I usually experience. The conditioner was good and thick, and felt absolutely amazing when I was washing it out – it felt super smooth, like when you wash mousse out of your hair. My hair did look shinier, but I should mention that I also use an argan oil spray, after I shower, to fight the dry-ness that I’ve been experiencing this winter (which may have contributed to the shine).
The only issue that I had was the presence of the scent, if I
used too much shampoo. The first time I used Whole Blends I sort of overdid it with the shampoo, then let my hair
air dry – ALL I could smell was the overwhelming scent of green apple
& green tea. Although I liked the smell, it was too much of a good
thing. The next time I used it, I used less product, as well as used a hair
dryer, and the issue went away.
So which Whole Blends will you be grabbing?
Products in this post were provided for consideration.