Hair,  Reviews

GARNIER ultimate (loving) blends maple and castor oil line

Garnier has a line with multiple different shampoo’s and conditioners. In German it’s called ‘wahre Schätze” which translates to “true treasures”. The line is called “loving blends” or “ultimate blends” in English. In the Netherlands this line sadly isn’t sold but it’s sold in Germany and because I do visit Germany sort of regularly so I got my hands on the product and I love it so I decided to do a review.

All the pictures are in German. But because my German is very poor, I used the UK website, instead of the German one for the information. A long time ago I got the conditioner the product was new and I loved the scent. When I came how I was taking back how good it was so when I went to Germany again I basically got the whole thing. This line is for people with really dry/damaged hair. My hair isn’t damaged nor really dry. I do however have curls which means my hair is a bit dryer than someone with straight hair. As well as the fact that I dye my hair so there is so damage there.

 
Garnier about their line
Very damaged hair needs extra love and care. Maple sap extract from the wilds of Canada is blended with nourishing castor oil, which is packed with essential fatty acids to target signs of damaged hair. The result is a deliciously-scented formula which leaves hair easier to manage and feeling revitalised from root to tip, as if repaird: the perfect remedy.

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Shampoo
This shampoo doesn’t dry my hair out which I like a lot. A lot of shampoo’s dry you hair out which means you need to use a conditioner. With this product that is not the case, I have used it without a conditioner and that makes it a good shampoo in my eyes. I also like the fact that it makes my curls look really defined.

How to use:
Massage into wet hair, lather, rinse and follow with our Maple Sap and Castor Oil Conditioner. For intense care, indulge in one of our treatments.

Ingredients shampoo
Aqua / Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Glycerin, Glycol Distearate, Amodimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Ci 19140 / Yellow 5, Ci 14700 / Red 4, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Coco-Betaine, Ricinus Communis Oil / Castor Seed Oil, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hydroxide, Acer Saccharum Extract / Sugar Maple Extract, Ppg-5-Ceteth-20, Trideceth-6, Salicylic Acid, Fumaric Acid, Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol, Carbomer, Caramel, Cetrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil / Sweet Almond Oil, Hexyl Cinnamal, Parfum / Fragrance.

Conditioner

I am not the biggest fan of the conditioner. I does what it says it would do but I am not really impressed. I notice that I tent to just use the mask as a conditioner and call it a day. I personally feel that it doesn’t do much for me. It doesn’t make my hair that much softer but it does make my curls not as defined. So I wouldn’t recommend it for curly haired girl but if you gotstraight hair, it might be perfect for you.

How to use:
Massage into wet hair, lather, rinse. For intense care, indulge in one of our treatments.
 

Ingredients Conditioner
Aqua / Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Esters, CI 19140 / Yellow 5, CI 14700 / Red 4, Ricinus Communis Oil / Castor Seed Oil, Acer Saccharum Extract / Sugar Maple Extract, Trideceth-6, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol, Amodimethicone, Isopropyl Alcohol, Caramel, Citric Acid, Cetrimonium Chloride, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil / Sweet Almond Oil, Hexyl Cinnamal, Parfum / Fragranc

Mask

Iadore the mask, it makes my hair very soft and I love again the smell. It’s great. It does make my curls appear much looser than I am used too but I know this so I use it manly when I don’t have a lot of appointments the next day. I don’t use everytime I wash my hair but I really don’t need to because it makes my hair really soft. I like it.

How to use:
Use once or twice a week after our Maple Sap and Castor Oil Shampoo. Squeeze excess water from hair and generously smooth our silky balm through your mid lengths to ends. Leave in for 1 to 5 minutes depending on the care your hair needs. Rinse thoroughly.

Ingredients Mask
Aqua / Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cocos Nucifera Oil /Coconut Oil, Cetyl Esters, CI 19140 / Yellow 5, CI 14700 / Red 4Ricinus Communis Oil / Castor Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Acer Saccharum Extract / Sugar Maple Extract, Trideceth-6, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol, Amodimethicone, Isopropyl Alcohol, Caramel, Citric Acid, Cetrimonium Chloride, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil / Sweet Almond Oil, Hexyl Cinnamal, Parfum / Fragrance.

Leave in conditioner
The leave in is a good product, it makes my hair really soft and it smells nice. It makes my curls look really loose which I am not a fan of but it’s nice to use when I straighten my hair. If you have really dry straight hair, this product would be amazing. I like and use it but I have other once that are cheaper and do the job for my hair better. Doesn’t take away from the fact that it is a very nice product.

How to use:
Put the leave-in conditioner in your hair. Doesn’t matter if it’s damp or dry. You don’t have to rinse it out.

Ingredients Leave in conditioner**
1149935 D – INGREDIENTS: AQUA / WATER, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, COCOS NUCIFERA OIL / COCONUT OIL, CETYL ESTERS, CETYL ALCOHOL, AMODIMETHICONE, BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATE, CI 19140 / YELLOW 5, CI 14700 / RED 4, RICINUS COMMUNIS OIL / CASTOR SEED OIL, PHENOXYETHANOL, STEARYL ALCOHOL, ACER SACCHARUM EXTRACT / SUGAR MAPLE EXTRACT, TRIDECETH-6, CHLORHEXIDINE DIGLUCONATE, LIMONENE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, BENZYL SALICYLATE, LINALOOL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, MYRISTYL ALCOHOL, CARAMEL, CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS OIL / SWEET ALMOND OIL, COUMARIN, HEXYL CINNAMAL, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE. (F.I.L C192743/1).

The scent

Oh I love it. If there was a body lotion in this scent I would use it, same with shower gel. I love, love this scent. It’s one of those scent you either live or hate. It’s very prominent so it’s smart to make sure you like the scent before you buy it! It smells just like maple syrup. I love maple syrup so it’s the perfect scent for me.

Final thoughts
Not every product is amazing, it’s not all my holy grail but the smell gets me every time. It’s worth every penny and the drive to Germany. (I don’t just go to get shampoo though). I have never loved a shampoo but this product stole my heart, I love it.

The shampoo comes in a 300 ml bottle and costs 2,45*
The conditioner comes in a 200 ml bottle and costs 2,35*
The mask comes in a 300 ml packaging and costs 2,95*
The leave in conditioner comes in a 200 ml packaging and costs 4,95

*prices and sizes may vary in your country.
** the leave in conditioner isn’t sold in the UK

What’s your favourite haircare line?

Lots of love,
Melissa

*None of the links in this post are affiliate link. I paid for the products in the review myself.

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