I am a member of a social marketing company called BzzAgent. They allow you to test out new and upcoming products in return for your reviews and promise to spread the word about the products you test. After you test the product, you get to keep it as well. It is free to join and very easy to participate. Upon joining, you want to do as many of the surveys offered as you can because they provide them with information about what products you are best suited to test. Also doing the surveys will get your BzzScore up so you have a higher chance of being asked to participate in product testing campaigns.
A few weeks ago, I was offered a campaign to try out the new Garnier Fructis Hydra Recharge hair products. These include a shampoo, conditioner, and a 1-Minute Moisture-Plenish treatment.This post serves to review these products.
My experience with Garnier Fructis’s Hydra Recharge products these past few weeks has definitely been a positive. I have used many hair products in the past, ranging from cheap store brand to salon picks. I didn’t expect to find any new features in these products that my hair has not already encountered. I have to say that my thoughts were proved wrong. The trio consisting of the shampoo, conditioner, and 1-Minute Moisture-Plenish treatment has worked better for my hair than 90% of other hair care products.
I have thick long natural black hair that almost reaches my waist. I constantly search for good products that help keep it healthy from split ends and dryness. I also like to keep my hair smooth in order to prevent nasty tangles. A good scent is definitely a plus too! Hydra Recharge seems to solve all of my problems.
The Hydra Recharge shampoo cleans my hair very well and washes away all the dust, residue, and extra oil in my hair and scalp. As I rub the shampoo into my hair, it foams up just right. It doesn’t overfoam and fall off my head like some other products I’ve used. The whole bathroom smells super fruity as the pearls of goji berry, passion fruit, and kiwi explode into my hair. The great scent just makes my shower experience ten times better. My hair feels completely clean and fresh after using the shampoo.
Next comes the conditioner, which smells even sweeter coming out of the bottle. It easily massages into my scalp and hair. I usually leave it in for about a minute as I shave my legs so I know the hydration really makes its way into my hair. As I rinse it out, I physically can feel how soft and smooth my hair has become through my fingers. It is a very pleasurable feeling. It rinses out very easily too. At this point the smell in the bathroom has increased.
Finally I apply the 1-Minute Moisture-Plenish treatment to my hair. I leave it in for the full minute and maybe even a little longer as I wash my body. I really like letting that treatment seep into my strands. This treatment doesn’t have as strong of a scent compared to the shampoo and conditioner. As I rinse it out, my hair feels softer and lighter. I am not joking about the lightweight feeling. It’s similar to the feeling you get when you wash your hair after getting a new haircut.
When my hair dries, it has this lightweight silky smooth feeling. I love running my fingers through it and love watching it flow flawlessly as I move. My hair also visibly becomes shinier day and night. In the morning, it glows in the sunlight. At night, it glistens in the moonlight. My hair stays this wonderful until my next wash a day later. I also get this overall feeling that my hair has become healthier, stronger, and better hydrated after using Hydra Recharge.
PROS of Hydra Recharge products: cleans effectively, smells absolutely amazing, softens hair, makes hair silky and smooth, gives hair a lightweight feeling, makes hair shiny, hydrates hair, makes hair stronger and healthier, makes hair feel great to the touch, packaging has no problems
CONS of Hydra Recharge products: smell could last a bit longer, may not be for those who don’t like sweet smelling hair products
I would highly recommend this product to women of all ages. From my experience, I can say it works exceptionally well with straight and thick hair. I would definitely choose to buy this product over many other hair products.