Choosing shampoos and products for my hair is often based on my secret tip: “Will this smell nice when my hair turns into a bird’s nest at the end of the week?”
Unfortunately a month ago, I attempted the inevitable ombré look with bright red that managed to make my curly hair even more matted and dreadlock-esque. When the Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser line arrived at our office, I decided to put it to the ultimate test: could it repair my dry, coloured, damaged, curly hair?
The Damage Eraser Shampoo made my tangles come out much easier than usual, which was brilliant since it quickened the usual 2 hours it takes to comb out the knots. The Damage Eraser Conditioner wasn’t the best, as it tended to clump up the tangles again, so I wouldn’t recommend it for curly-haired gals. I was impressed at how nourishing the Repairing Mask was, since it worked in tandem with the shampoo in fixing my split-ends and hiding the bad dye job.
Once I eliminated the conditioner from the routine, my hair looked softer and shinier, which always helps since I tend to stay away from the good advice that only coconut oil works. I definitely recommend this mask as the one reason to spend your money on the line since it didn’t dry out my hair at the end of the week.
Saving the best for last, the Split-End Bandage Cream, which I always had around me when my hair started to getting tangly. It smelled fruity enough to mask the gradual pong that festers in my hair, which is always a plus.
Our Verdict: While the shampoo and conditioner were helpful for the first week or so, they did feel like any old product that you might find at the drugstore. I would only recommend the Repairing Mask and the Split End Bandage for the curly-haired girls out there, since it did help in truly rectifying my dry, damaged hair.
The Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser line is available at most drugstores and grocery shops across Canada.