By Claire Lacy
Lifestyle & Culture Editor
The Whole Blends collection from the hair and skincare company, Garnier, uses natural ingredients as hair moisturizers. This line consists of shampoo, conditioners, hair masks, leave-in conditioners, detangling sprays, and more.
The conditioners from this collection are a great way to try Whole Blends. Conditioner is very important in haircare because it helps to keep hair moisturized and soft. Though shampoo is important to haircare as well, it is mostly made to just clean one’s hair instead of condition it.
The following are the names of the five conditioners from the Garnier Whole Blends line that I have tried: Honey Treasures (containing royal jelly, honey, and propolis extracts which are all honey bee products), Hydrating Conditioner with Coconut Water & Vanilla Milk extracts, Smoothing Conditioner with Coconut Oil & Cocoa Butter extracts, Nourishing Conditioner with Avocado Oil & Shea Butter extracts, and Refreshing Conditioner with Green Apple & Green Tea extracts.
There are three things that all these conditioners have in common: they have all made my hair significantly softer, they made my hair smoother and shinier, and they all smell wonderful. When squeezed out onto my hand, the textures of all the types of the Whole Blends conditioners feel very similar. It is a thicker texture than most other conditioners that I have tried.
It also spread out onto my wet hair well so that I did not have to use too much of the product. While washing my hair with the Whole Blends conditioners, it was easy for me to run my fingers through my hair because the conditioner smoothened my hair so quickly.
All of the scents of the five conditioners that I have tried have been very delightful, yet none are too strong. For example, the conditioner with coconut oil and cocoa butter extracts has a light, yet noticeable, coconut scent. The conditioner with green apple and green tea extracts has a tangy and sweet scent.
My personal favorite scent is that of Honey Treasures. This conditioner has such a sweet, fresh scent. Though not too strong, the distinct scent of honey is surely there in this conditioner.
Every type of Whole Blends conditioner that I have used has left my hair soft, smooth and shiny. Once my hair dries after using these conditioners, there is shininess visible in every tress.
Whether the intended and labeled purpose of the conditioner was to hydrate, repair, smoothen, nourish, or refresh hair, all conditioners from this line performed almost exactly the same.
Considering that all the conditioners from this line had a different intended purpose, I thought that I would be able to see specific qualities in each type of the Whole Blends conditioners.
Though slightly disappointing, I cannot complain too much because each conditioner that
I have tried by Whole Blends has worked well for me. In a way, all five conditioners helped to hydrate, repair, smoothen, nourish, and refresh my hair.
I do have to say, though, that my two favorite conditioners from Whole Blends that I have tried are the Honey Treasures and the Smoothing Conditioner with Coconut Oil & Cocoa Butter extracts. This is partly because I really like the scents of the two conditioners, but also because I feel as if they are just slightly better at smoothening and shining my hair than all of the others I have tried.
If one is interested in trying a different type of conditioner that uses natural extracts, I think that Whole Blends would be a wise choice. I highly recommend this conditioner because it is a nourishing treat for one’s hair at an affordable price.