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Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food - Papaya

Garnier has recently released some new Hair Food products under its Ultimate Blends collection. This range has a variety of scents with different promises to help rebuild and improve the quality of your hair and I've had my eye on it for a while. 

The quality of my hair is shocking, even more so thanks to the lockdown. I haven't had a haircut for over 5 months now so my split ends are dreadful! I'm in desperate need of a cut as the bottom of my hair is straw-like. I am trusting my mum to give me a little trim, despite this, my hair does need some help. 

As I mentioned, there's a range of scents that claim to have different qualities. The 5 different sub-ranges and what they do are:

  • Goji - coloured hair;
  • Aloe Vera - moisturising;
  • Banana - nourishing;
  • Papaya - repairing;
  • and Coconut - smoothing.

  • I could probably do with every single one of these products all rolled into one - my hair definitely needs it! Looking back at the ranges, I probably should have purchased the Banana range because my hair needs the extra nourishment but I'm not a huge fan of the banana scent. Instead, I chose the Papaya range which targets damaged hair.

    Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Papaya - Sophie One Unique

    So these products promise a lot as a range. Because I purchased the Papaya range, I'll be looking at this more in-depth and seeing if it lives up to its promises!

    This range is very natural and Garnier have clearly worked hard to ensure that they are just that. In order to have a wonderful experience with these ranges, Garnier promises that these products are:
    • from a natural origin;
    • vegan;
    • a biodegradable formula;
    • and silicone-free.
    The shampoo and conditioner are blended with Papaya and Coconut and the hair mask is blended with Papaya and Alma. Each product is supposed to be lightweight and visibly reduce damage with one use. I was interested to see if this promise could be fulfilled with just one use.

    Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Papaya - Sophie One Unique

    Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Shampoo and Conditioner - Papaya

    I wanted to start off by looking at the shampoo and conditioner. For starters, I absolutely love the packaging. Unlike other shampoo bottles, this has a very organic feel to it and whoever designed it hit the nail on the head branding wise. It's so simple yet so effective. 

    The actual shampoo and conditioner smell amazing and the scent really does last in your hair. That is definitely one of my favourite things about this range. I wasn't 100% sold on the Papaya and Coconut scent when I first bought these but it has grown on me as I've used it.

    Usually, I tend to use shampoo on my hair when it's not dripping wet but this shampoo just didn't want to go very fair like that. You need a lot of water in order for this shampoo to go a long way but it feels amazing when it does. 

    Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Papaya Shampoo - Sophie One Unique

    The difference in quality when you use this shampoo in comparison to others is quick substantial. I didn't think much of natural hair products before this but you can really feel the difference in the product. Normal shampoos just don't feel the same. The Hair Food range feels so much softer and lighter, feeling so much better on my scalp and in my hair.

    I'm not so sold on the conditioner myself. I usually like quite a thick and creamy conditioner and this one is very (very) runny. The Hair Food conditioner is more of a liquid consistency, making t difficult to run through your hair when there's a running shower. I'm never sure if it's actually in my hair or halfway down the drain.

    It is disappointing but does have the same, lightweight and softer feel to it. A thicker, creamier conditioner is more my thing though.

    You can purchase the Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Shampoo (Papaya) for £5.99 from Superdrug.

    You can purchase the Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Conditioner (Papaya) for £5.99 from Superdrug.

    Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Papaya Hair Mask - Sophie One Unique

    Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Hair Mask - Papaya

    It seems like the Hair Food hair masks are one of the most talked-about aspects of this range. They are supposedly 3-in-1 however I am yet to use them in other ways than just a hair mask before my shower. You can use the Garnier Hair Food hair masks as:

    • a conditioner;
    • a rinse-out mask;
    • and a leave-in conditioner.

    Garnier does promise up to 50% of split ends to appear reduced after using this and that is when used as a leave-in conditioner. When I use this as a leave-in conditioner I definitely notice a difference in the quality of my hair the next morning, it's much less fly-away. My split ends are awful and I haven't seen it have much of an impact on these unfortunately.

    Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Papaya - Sophie One Unique

    Again, the formula is very lightweight and you can use A LOT because you get so much for the price! I was very shocked when this came in the post. The size is available online with the other photos of the product but I didn't truly think I would get as much of the product as I did. The tub for this hair mask is 10.5cm in diameter and 8cm in depth - which is big!

    I can understand why the hair masks are Garnier's biggest selling point of the Hair Food range. They're just so worth it for the price!

    You can purchase Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Hair Mask (Papaya) for £6.99 from Superdrug. 

    I wouldn't say that I've seen brilliant results from this range, in fact, my hair seems to have got more knotty and tangled at the ends since using. It does smell great though and I'm interested to see how using the hair mask as a leave-in conditioner will help my damaged ends.

    Have you tried any of the products from Garnier's Hair Food range?


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