Garnier Ultimate Blends – The Marvellous Transformer

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Hello! Spoiler alert; today’s post is going to be negative!  It feels like I haven’t wrote a negative post in a while so it will be good to rip into something *rubs hands with malicious glee* I’m talking about some fairly new products; the Garnier Ultimate Blends Shampoo & Conditioner in the variety of The Marvellous Transformer *rolls eyes*.

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Garnier Ultimate Blends

£2.79 – Boots

They say:

Shampoo:  Our opulent Ultimate Blends Marvellous Transformer Shampoo blended with Moroccan Argan Oil and time-honoured Japanese indulgence Camellia Oil, leaves hair squeaky clean and feeling soft to the touch.

Use with the Ultimate Blends Marvellous Transformer Conditioner for beautifully nourished, supple feeling hair with a glowing shine.

Conditioner:  Our indulgent Ultimate Blends Marvellous Transformer Conditioner, blended with Moroccan Argan Oil, and time-honoured Japanese indulgence Camellia Oil gives lightweight conditioning to dry, dull hair.

Use with the Ultimate Blends Marvellous Transformer Shampoo for beautifully nourished, supple feeling hair with a glowing shine.

Tailor-made for Dry, Dull hair / Signature blend with Argan & Camellia Oils / Up to 48hrs glowing shine and incredible suppleness / No Parabens

I say:

I thought I would give these duo a go after seeing them advertised on TV and mentioned on blogs quite frequently.  I have to say I was enticed by the claim of Camellia Oil being an ingredient as it’s one of the ingredients used in Shu Uemura haircare (and I quite fancied finding a dupe for something!).  My hair is quite dry and dull as it does take a good roasting from heated hair tools such as hairdryers and GHDs.  I know I shouldn’t have expected much for less than £3, but come on…

Ugh, is a word I would use to describe these products.   The shampoo is very thin and watery, yet you have to use a lot to produce a lather.  Even though it produces a lather, it does not clean my hair that well.  During washing, my hair feels incredibly oily, heavy and it will often tangle.  The conditioner is also thin and watery and I don’t feel it conditions that well.  To me, it doesn’t feel like it does anything at all!  When it comes to applying it to the mid ends of my hair, it seems to vanish and it feels like I haven’t applied anything.

When using these products, my hair feels horrible.  Even after rinsing, letting my hair dry naturally and minimal styling (i.e. letting it look like a bird’s nest) I can noticeably feel a build up on my hair.  I really would not recommend that you try these.   I now need to head to Boots to track down their build up remover and treat my hair to something nice as an apology.

Have you tried any of the Garnier Ultimate Blends?  What did you think?

Danniella x

September 17, 2014
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  • Reply Hayley

    I haven’t tried these but I have tried the oil and love it, it leaves my hair looking shinier and smells amazing.

    September 17, 2014 at 9:49 am
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      I’m not sure whether I should give the oil a go :/ x

      October 19, 2014 at 5:04 pm
  • Reply Jessica Edmunds

    OH NO?! you really didn’t like them! I thought they were such good price and made my hair lovely, I was using them as treatments when I was taking out my extensions, such a shame xxx

    September 17, 2014 at 2:57 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Ah well, I’m glad you liked them :D x

      October 19, 2014 at 5:05 pm
  • Reply Worshipblues

    I agree with you about this line of shampoo and conditioner. And another thing that bugs me – Japanese do use Camelia oil traditionally in hair (tsubaki oil) but this is Camelia Japonica not what they stick in it. Anyway I am glad to find a straight up honest bblogger!!

    September 23, 2014 at 10:13 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Aw thank you! I remember Camelia oil being in Shu Uemura haircare, I hope that’s the genuine thing they use! x

      October 19, 2014 at 5:05 pm

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