Is Garnier Fructis Bad for Your Hair? SHM Answers!

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Is Garnier Fructis good for your hair? If you want a quick answer, it’s here. And if you want detailed info on why it might be bad (or good) for your hair, you’re on the right page.


The Garnier Fructis line offers a myriad of products to choose from. These are mostly shampoos. The interesting thing is that all the products are designed to repair and strengthen the hair.

I’ll be talking more about the shampoos/conditioners in this article. So, let’s jump in:

The shampoos in the line all contain SLS sulfates, which are bad for hair. Therefore, they may not be the best choice for someone with a sensitive scalp.

Also, they’re high in silicone content, which is a material that has a plastic/rubber origin. It’s mostly used for hair smoothening but can have a devastating effect on your hair.

Yes, it can make your hair shine. But it might be a fake shine, one that won’t last long.

In order not to prolong the matter, I’ll like to look at two specific products from the Garnier Fructis line. With this, I hope to cover some of the ingredients and whether the product are worth it or not.

I think there are two advantages to this.

The first one is that it’ll help answer your question. And the second is that it’ll help you decide if you want a Garnier Fructis or another brand.

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Let’s get started:

Is Garnier Fructis Bad for Your Hair? Know these Before Deciding

Yes and no. The Garnier Fructis product line, especially the shampoo and conditioner produced mixed results among users. Some users state that it causes breakage while others report seeing excellent results.

I think that the result you get when you use it depends on the type of your hair and your own unique condition.

So then:

Should you buy any of the Garnier Fructis products? It depends. Because people get different results, I cannot specifically tell you to go ahead and buy or tell you to not bother. The decision is yours to make after considering the above points.

Here is the thing though:

Just read through the reviews (on specific products) if you’re interested in the line. Don’t be swayed by just one or two though. Look for a general consensus on whether it’s bad or good and make your decision based on that.

Now, let’s look at the two lines I mentioned above…

The SOS Repair line

Here, I’ll be looking at the pros, cons, and quality of products in this line. According to the manufacturer, this is a hair repair treatment to stop split ends and nourish the hair.

Let’s look at some of the benefits in detail.


What do users benefit from using the products?

For many women, the difference is after the first wash. Hair is softer and split ends disappear. After each use, users report hair getting smoother and shiner.

The treatment does not dry the scalp. Neither does the hair have any reaction to it. Some stated that after using the line for a certain period, their hair becomes shiny and looking better.

The treatment has a strong fragrant though. However, the scent is fruity and stays on the hair for a while.


The drawback of the product is that it might lead to hair breakage because of the silicone content. The percentage may be higher in the product, compare to others.

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Masks With Natural Ingredients

Now that we’ve looked at the SOS repair line, we’ll follow up with this.

The other products in the line are masks with 98% natural ingredients. No parabens. No silicones or artificial colors. These masks are more natural, compare to those in the SOS Repair Line.


After the first use, users see significant differences: the skin is smooth and better looking. The skin is equally smooth. If you are a fan, that can boost your self-esteem — an added bonus.

They don’t make the skin feel greasy and absorb quickly. They leave behind a wonderful scent and moisturize decently.

Conclusion: Is Garnier Fructis Bad for Your Hair?

As you can see from the foregoing paragraphs, the Fructis line contains good and not so good ingredients. That’s why there are mixed reports about the effectiveness of the products, especially the shampoos and conditioners.

A lot of people seem to have good results with the conditioners. However, quite a number of users complain that their hair starts falling out after a while using the shampoo.

However, as I mentioned above, this all depends on the hair type of the user.

I hope this article has helped you answer your question.

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