Hey Queens! 👋🏽
I know it’s been like forever but a lot is going on which you’ll soon find out about. 😀 I have so many products to review for you though, like so many. I have a lot of empties at home sitting down ready to be reviewed but since I am in the states I can’t review those that are in Jamaica.
Since I’m in the states I thought I would get my hands on some new products. I was watching a few YouTube videos and I noticed that there were a lot of reviews on this Granier® Fructis® Curl Nourish Line and it seems to work for those with natural hair. This is actually my first time using products from a product line together to see the results I will achieve. Let’s see how long I can keep this up for. The first line of products I will be using is the Granier® Fructis® Curl Nourish Line.
Hair is almost entirely made up of protein, which gives hair its strength. ALL NEW, paraben-free Fructis formulas with Active Fruit Protein, an exclusive combination of citrus protein, Vitamins B3 & B6, fruit & plant-derived extracts and strengthening conditioners, are designed for healthier, stronger hair.
These products consist of Coconut, Jojoba and Macadamia Oils.
Curl Nourish Fortifying Shampoo
The first product from this line is the fortifying shampoo. Now, I am not a shampoo fan. Before color treating my hair I would shampoo with my DIY Shampoo but now that I have color treated hair and the main ingredient in my DIY Shampoo will strip my hair of it’s color I have found a new shampoo that works well. I can’t wait to give y’all the juicy review. This sulfate-free, silicone-free and paraben-free formula states that it will provide a supple lather for a gentle cleanse, that doesn’t strip hair’s natural moisture, and intense nourishment for stronger, well defined, smoother, frizz-resistant curls. Sounds good coming from a shampoo, doesn’t it? Well, let’s put it to the test.
Ingredients: 1101705 FS3 AQUA/WATER/EAU, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, DISODIUM LAURETH SULFOSUCCINATE, SODIUM LAURYL SULFOACETATE, SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATE, DECYL GLUCOSIDE, GLYCOL DISTEARATE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, POLYQUATERNIUM-10, PPG-5-CETETH-20, SODIUM BENZOATE, CARBOMER, PYRUS MALUS FRUIT EXTRACT/APPLE FRUIT EXTRACT, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, PEG-55 PROPYLENE GLYCOL OLEATE, SALICYLIC ACID, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, HEXYL CINNAMAL, LINALOOL, BENZOIC ACID, BENZYL ALCOHOL, NIACINAMIDE, PYRIDOXINE HCl, BENZYL SALICYLATE, BENZYL CINNAMATE, CITRIC ACID, COUMARIN, SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM EXTRACT/SUGAR CANE EXTRACT/EXTRAIT DE CANNE A SUCRE, LIMONENE, GERANIOL, SODIUM ACETATE, CITRONELLOL, MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL, GLYCERIN, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL/JOJOBA SEED OIL, COCOS NUCIFERA OIL/COCONUT OIL, HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM LEMON PROTEIN, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, CITRUS LIMON PEEL EXTRACT/LEMON PEEL EXTRACT, LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT. F.I.L.# D192303/1
How I Used: I applied this product to the root of my hair since that’s where all the build up always is and massage.
Thoughts: First and foremost the product was light and runny and did not strip my hair of it’s natural moisture. After rinsing the product from my hair, my hair was soft and shiny. It did not define my curls like my staple shampoo would do but I am happy it did not strip my hair. In addition to that, the color in my hair did not run. 😀 That’s a plus.
Price: I paid $4.49 for this product at CVS pharmacy.
Is this product worth buying?: If you’re someone who’s looking for a cheap shampoo that won’t strip your hair of it’s natural moisture then you can opt for this. As much as my staple shampoo is quite expensive this product will not beat it. I’ll just be using this product until it’s finished.
Curl Nourish Fortifying Conditioner
The second product from this line is the fortifying conditioner. This sulfate-free system states that it will provide a gentle cleanse and intense nourishment for stronger hair with well defined, smoother, frizz-resistant curls.
Ingredients: 1067817 FS2 AQUA/WATER/EAU, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, AMODIMETHICONE, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, PYRUS MALUS FRUIT EXTRACT/APPLE FRUIT EXTRACT, BENZOIC ACID, TRIDECETH-6, POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE, HEXYL CINNAMAL, NIACINAMIDE, PYRIDOXINE HCl, LINALOOL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, BENZYL SALICYLATE, CITRIC ACID, SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM EXTRACT/SUGAR CANE EXTRACT/EXTRAIT DE CANNE A SUCRE, BENZYL CINNAMATE, COUMARIN, MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL, GLYCERIN, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL/JOJOBA SEED OIL, COCOS NUCIFERA OIL/COCONUT OIL, LIMONENE, GERANIOL, HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM LEMON PROTEIN, CITRUS LIMON PEEL EXTRACT/LEMON PEEL EXTRACT, LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT. F.I.L.# D192306/1 US PATENTS: 7,223,385; 7,485,289
How I Used: After rinsing the shampoo out I applied this generously to my hair from root to tip. Since this line did not come with a deep conditioner I just put my plastic cap on to allow some deep treatment time.
Thoughts: This product was much thicker than the shampoo which would be a giveaway for a conditioner. It did not define my hair nor did it give it as much moisture as my staple conditioner would. After using it to deep condition my hair, my hair was a bit softer and shinier.
Price: I paid $4.49 for this product at CVS pharmacy.
Is this product worth buying?: Again, if you’re looking for a cheap conditioner that will do the trick then you can go ahead to buy this conditioner. As for me, it’s not something I would look forward to buying again.
Curl Nourish Butter Cream Leave In Treatment
The third product in this line is the butter cream leave in treatment. The rich, quenching leave-in treatment replenishes for long lasting moisture. Hair is stronger, curls more defined, shinier & softer.
Ingredients: 1041717 FS2 AQUA/WATER/EAU, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM/MINERAL OIL/HUILE MINERALE, STEARYL ALCOHOL, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, AMODIMETHICONE, PYRUS MALUS FRUIT EXTRACT/APPLE FRUIT EXTRACT, SODIUM BENZOATE, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, HEXYL CINNAMAL, LINALOOL, NIACINAMIDE, PYRIDOXINE HCl, BENZYL ALCOHOL, CITRIC ACID, BENZYL SALICYLATE, TRIDECETH-6, BENZYL CINNAMATE, CHLORHEXIDINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE, COUMARIN, SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM EXTRACT/SUGAR CANE EXTRACT/EXTRAIT DE CANNE A SUCRE, LIMONENE, MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL, GLYCERIN, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL/JOJOBA SEED OIL, COCOS NUCIFERA OIL/COCONUT OIL, GERANIOL, CITRONELLOL, HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM LEMON PROTEIN, CITRAL, PHENOXYETHANOL, CITRUS LIMON PEEL EXTRACT/LEMON PEEL EXTRACT, LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT. F.I.L.# D192337/1 U.S. PATENTS: 7,223,385; 7,485,289
How I Used: After rinsing the conditioner out I applied this to damp hair from root to tip generously.
Thoughts: I loved the smell of this leave-in treatment. It was of course a thick and creamy product. It did a good job at moisturizing my hair. I realized that one part of my hair got dry and I really did not want to add anymore water to my hair so I added the leave-in treatment only. I must say it did a good job at reviving that area of dry hair. Therefore, I think when my twist-outs are getting a bit dull and I want to revive them I can use this product for that purpose. It however did not define my curls or made them pop (yes, I do like when my products do that).
Price: I paid $7.49 for this product at CVS pharmacy.
Is this product worth buying?: This product is something I would probably consider purchasing again.
I did not think these products were bomb.com or gave me the wow factor. They were just bleh. I was hoping using them together would make a difference but I just thought they were ok. In my head, I was like I’ve used better, I know I can get better results from other products. When you’ve used products that set a standard a product that does not do a great job will be compared. I like what these brands are trying to do for the natural hair community but they have to revisit the drawing board if they want to surpass the original natural hair products.
Have you used these products before? If yes, how was it for you?
Until next time,
Peace & Love.