Product Review: Garnier Fructis Leave In Conditioner

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 Product Review: Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Intensely Smooth Leave-In Conditioning Cream

Garnier Fructis is a popular brand so I’ve decided to do a little research and share with you guys what is exactly in some of the products you buy on a regular basis. Not everyone will see the same results as me because I most likely have a different hair type than you. I simply wanted to share my experience with you! Let me know in the comments if you have any beauty products you like or want to try.

About My Hair

I have shoulder length curly hair, which has been over processed by heat and dye. It tangles easier than a 6-year-old girl’s hair. Not to mention it breaks A LOT. Anyone who comes in contact with me will always have a piece of me with them..because I shed worse than a dog. Having wavy or curly hair means my locks are prone to frizz.

All About The Product

This leave in conditioner claims that it locks in moisture and controls dry and unmanageable hair. It contains oils that hydrate all hair types. The directions explain to apply the conditioner to hair from roots to tips after shampooing.


  • Water
  • Cetearyl Alcohol – An emulsion stabilizer that is made from vegetable or synthetic material. Used to prevent the oil and water from separating. 
  • Amodimethicone – A silicone-based synthetic molecule used as a hair conditioning agent. This ingredients can also be found in some processed foods.
  • Cetyl Esters – Acts as a lubricant to the hair or skin.
  • Behentrimonium Chloride – A hair conditioning agent that conditions, softens and strengthens the hair shaft. It penetrates the hair without weighing it down and can be used as a preservative.
  • Fragrance
  • Apple Fruit Extract
  • Isopropyl Alcohol – Used to decrease the foam of the product as well as the thickness and prevents the growth of bacteria.
  • Trideceth-6
  • Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil
  • Apricot Kernel Oil
  • Niacinamide – Skin-repairing ingredient that helps to brighten and improve the texture of your skin or hair.
  • Pyridoxine HCI – Water soluable vitamin that works to improve metabolism.
  • Hexyl Cinnamal – A fragrance ingredient that smells similar to jasmine. People who experience allergic reactions to fragrances and perfume should consult your doctor before trying this ingredient.
  • Chlorhexidine Dihydrochloride – Odorless powder that is used to make and preserve beauty products.
  • Citric Acid
  • Cetrimonium Chloride – Conditioning agent that reduces frizz and flyaways.
  • Sugar Cane Extract
  • Benzyl Alcohol – Synthetic preservative that has been known to cause allergic reactions.
  • Linalool – Occurs naturally in flowers and plants.
  • Amyl Cinnamal – A liquid with a floral scent that is used to make beauty products.
  • Yellow 5
  • Yellow 6
  • Lemon Peel Extract
  • Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract



$3 for 10.2 fl oz


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My Review

I use this product after I shampoo and condition my hair, then I dry my hair with a cotton t-shirt. Like I mentioned before, I have thick and curly hair so I use double the dosage. You can apply the product to wet or dry hair, but I’ve found it’s easier to work with on damp hair. I distribute two-quarter sized amounts of conditioner evenly throughout my hair with my fingers while it’s still damp.

This product has a thick texture so I recommend adding a little water to dilute the conditioner. I’ve noticed if I skip this step or use too much product, my hair feels crunchy. If you have oily to normal hair I would use this product sparingly because it could make your hair look greasy. You can also use a serum to tame flyaways and seal your split ins like argan oil. I like to create beachy waves by scrunching the product in and finishing the look with mousse. Using the leave in conditioner alone makes my hair softer and easier to manage. It helps minimize frizz and static.


Do I Recommend It?

I don’t recommend this product to people with thin or oily hair types because the product is so thick. However, I feel like it would be great for thick, curly, wavy or frizzy hair. Just keep in mind this product is not natural and contains ingredients like dyes and fragrances, which can be toxic to your health over time.


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