Garnier Whole Blends Haircare: Repairing Shampoo & Conditioner with Royal Jelly Honey & Propolis Extracts

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The Honey Treasures Repairing Shampoo & Conditioner from Garnier’s Whole Blends haircare line caught my eye mainly because of the inclusion of royal jelly honey and propolis extracts. I’ve been looking to find a more natural haircare line, and I thought this was a great find. I’ve never used Garnier products before, but I was excited that the Repairing Shampoo and Conditioner included ingredients proven to assist with retention of hair moisture and hair growth.

Product Claims

  • Adds shine
  • Strengthens hair
  • Prevents split ends
  • Heals damage
  • Paraben-free
  • Gentle for everyday use
  • Natural blend of ingredients 

Shampoo Ingredients:

Aqua / Water / Eau, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamide Mea, Glycol Distearate,Sodium Chloride, Mel / Honey / Miel,Ppg-5-Ceteth-20, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Fumaric Acid, Royal Jelly, Carbomer Glycerin, Dimethicone, Aloe Barbadensis / Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Hydroxide, Alcohol, Propolis Extract Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Salicylic Acid, Ci 19140 / Yellow 5, Caramel Parfum / Fragrance, Coumarin, Limonene, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate

Conditioner Ingredients:

Aqua / Water / Eau Cetearyl Alcohol Behentrimonium Chloride Amodimethicone Mel / Honey / Miel Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil Potassium Hydroxide Royal Jelly Glycerin Trideceth-6 Aloe Barbadensis / Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Alcohol Propolis Extract Isopropyl Alcohol Citric Acid Phenoxyethanol Cetrimonium Chloride Benzoic Acid Ci 15985 / Yellow 6 Ci 19140 / Yellow 5 Parfum / Fragrance Coumarin Limonene Benzyl Alcohol Benzyl Salicylate

Directions:

I like the viscosity of both the Repairing Shampoo & Conditioner. They both have a thick, luscious consistency that feels indulgent. And, the smell? The smell! Oh my goodness, the smell is absolutely intoxicating. Usually, I’m NOT a huge fan of overly fragrant products. However, the inclusion of royal jelly honey and propolis extracts gives the Repairing Shampoo & Conditioner the aroma of an expensive spa treatment. Seriously, every time I used these products, all I kept thinking of while I was using them was how much I enjoyed the amazing scent. Unfortunately, the texture and scent of the product is where the pros (for me) ended!

After using the shampoo, my hair felt incredibly dry. Think Sahara desert in the height of summer. The conditioner reversed some of the drying effects but definitely not all. I thought that my hair might need to adjust to a new product, which is one of the reasons why I typically use any new product for at least a month before writing a review. In this case, I used the Repairing Shampoo & Conditioner for almost 4 months without receiving any benefits. In fact, I experienced an inordinate amount of hair fall. I don’t mean a strand or two here or there. I’m talking about gobs and gobs of hair coming out after every wash … to the extent that I had a fistfull of hair in my shower stall at the end of each wash! So much so that I became incredibly worried. In fact, I didn’t even make the connection with my increased hair fall and stalled hair growth until I came across someone, with a completely different hair texture than mine, who said that they had used the products and that it caused a lot of their hair to break off. They stopped after only a few uses. Silly me! It took me almost 4 months before I decided to toss the products into my refuse bin.

After over 3 months of use, my hair still felt parched every time I shampooed and conditioned it with Garnier’s Repairing Shampoo & Conditioner. I’ve never experienced hair breakage from a shampoo or conditioner before, so this is a first for me. But, I will definitely NEVER use these products again. Maybe if I had Type 1 (straight) or Type 2 (wavy) hair, this combo might have worked for me. But, I don’t! I have very fine, curly, coily hair. So, textured girls, beware! I think this is one haircare line with natural ingredients of which you should steer clear! One inch of hair loss later, I know I am! And, just as I was starting to finally make some progress with my hair and its stagnated hair growth … 😥 Sigh.

😡 NOT HAPPY! 😡

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