I have very dry and damaged ends. Along with applying a regular leave-in conditioner I have been oiling the ends of my hair to keep them moist. The dryness increased when I started skipping my conditioner since I was too lazy to go buy one and was adjusting with just leave-in conditioners. Using a conditioner does make a difference and I finally decided to check out some repairing conditioners. So, today’s review is all about Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser Conditioner. Read on to know more.
Price and Quantity: $4.50 for 200 ml
Fortifying conditioner for damage repair in 1 use*
Hair is almost entirely made up of protein, which gives hair its strength. Paraben-free Fructis formulas with Active Fruit Protein™, an exclusive combination of citrus protein, Vitamins B3 & B6, fruit & plant-derived extracts and strengthening conditioners, are designed for healthier, stronger hair.
Fortified Fructis Damage Eraser Conditioner with Amla Oil Extract and Phytokeratin®, plant-based amino acids similar to those naturally found in hair, helps rebuild strength from root to tip to intensely repair damage from daily brushing, heat styling, repeated coloring or chemical treatments.
* With shampoo, conditioner & leave-in treatment
PHYTOKERATIN® is a trademark of Lonza or its affiliates.
How to use: After using Damage Eraser shampoo, apply conditioner to hair from root to tip. Rinse. Follow with Damage Eraser leave-in treatment.
1067840 fs7 aqua/water/eau, cetearyl alcohol, amodimethicone, behentrimonium methosulfate, behentrimonium chloride, parfum/fragrance, dipropylene glycol, phenoxyethanol, pyrus malus fruit extract/apple fruit extract, benzoic acid,trideceth-6, hydroxypropyl guar, potassium hydroxide, linalool, niacinamide, pyridoxine hcl, hexyl cinnamal, cetrimonium chloride, benzyl alcohol, citric acid, benzyl salicylate, saccharum officinarum extract/sugar cane extract/extrait de canne a sucre, limonene, caprylic/capric triglyceride, citronellol, hydroxypropyltrimonium lemon protein, hydrolyzed vegetable protein pg-propyl silanetriol, hydrolyzed corn protein, hydrolyzed soy protein, hydrolyzed wheat protein, sodium chloride, ci 19140/yellow 5, citrus limon peel extract/lemon peel extract, ci 15985/yellow 6, leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate, camellia sinensis leaf extract, phyllanthus emblica fruit extract, potassium sorbate. F.I.L.# d191100/1 us patents: 7,223,385; 7,485,289
My Experience with Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser Conditioner:
The conditioner comes in a bright orange plastic container and a reddish-orange cap. The flip cap opens and closes with a click and this makes the product travel-friendly. There is some information at the back of the bottle. The bottle comes unsealed. The shelf life of the conditioner is 12 months.
The conditioner is off white in color and has a very creamy and thick consistency. It almost feels like a body butter. The rich, thick consistency makes it easy to spread on your hair. I love how smoothly I can apply it on my hair and the product doesn’t fall off. I use the conditioner as a deep treatment mask also due to its consistency.
Due to its thickness, it can be a hassle to squeeze the product out once it is ending. Luckily, since it is an upside down product, it flows towards the nozzle for easier dispensing. The product has a very mild and pleasant fragrance. I usually apply the product and leave it on for 2-5 minutes so that the conditioner can work its magic. When I rinse it off, it washes away without leaving any residue.
After drying, I notice that there are fewer tangles in my hair than usual. The conditioner detangles the hair and doesn’t cause any knots. It does also smoothen my hair, making it soft. There is no shine or healthy radiance added to the hair, though. Due to its rich texture, it does make my hair a bit limp and turns my scalp oily the next day if I use it anywhere close to the roots. The product eliminates frizz too, which is a plus.
I mainly purchased this product for my dry ends and have noticed that it adds a bit of moisture to my hair and nourishes it. Even though it isn’t an intensely nourishing conditioner, I have noticed that ends of my hair look moisturized and softer than before.
I have been using the conditioner 3 times a week for almost a month now. Even though there are no huge changes in regards to damage repair there is a noticeable difference. I feel any damage control conditioner would impart this change and extra benefits. Thus, the product is not very unique. It is indeed a good product for adding moisture to the ends but I wouldn’t repurchase it.
So, summing up:
Pros of Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser Conditioner:
• Rich and creamy.
• Detangles the hair.
• Makes hair soft and smooth.
• Adds moisture to dry ends.
• Noticeable difference with regular usage.
• Retains the natural hair texture.
• Prevents further damage to hair.
• Eliminates frizz.
• Pleasant fragrance.
Cons of Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser Conditioner:
• Doesn’t impart any shine.
• Makes hair a bit limp if you have an oily scalp.
• Not a unique product.
• Doesn’t repair or eliminate damage.
IMBB Rating: 3.5/5
Would I Repurchase Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser Conditioner?
Would I Recommend Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser Conditioner?
Not a must-buy. If you have normal hair, it would suit you.
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