Garnier Pure-Clean

1.9

79 reviews

22% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS



Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

READ THIS BEFORE YOU GET TOO HUNG UP ON THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS!

I don't often write reviews but I believe this one needed it due to all the negative comments which I believe are due to user blunders rather than the product itself.

I believe the reason this has so many bad reviews is because people are using way too much on their hair. It's most likely that the people buying this are expecting it to act like one of the "non natural" hair products with all the additives (like silicones) and slather it on excessively trying to get the same feeling their old conditioner gave in the shower. One thing you will notice about any natural hair products is they don't act the way we expect. Not to mention most are full of OILS (good oils, but they are oils none the less and can lead to a problem when used in excess). I have been using this for almost a week now and I've had zero grease issues. Mind you I have medium length, greasy root/dry end hair and I'm strictly using a dime size. TIP: Use a little water to get the product evenly distributed if it feels like you don't have enough, rather than adding a ton more.

In summary, this product is wonderful as long as you don't use too much. I removed a lippie due to the sulfate in this.



Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Dry, Olive, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

This product is a godsend if you have long, colour-treated, frizzy hair! I have pics in my profile, I have well over 15 years' worth of growth to take care of. I am almost totally silicone and sulfate free (my shampoo contains small amount of silicone and my styling product contains some sulfate, go figure, it's normally just the opposite). Anyways, so I actually use this product for styling! I LOVE Tresseme Naturals Moisturizing conditioner and the Organix Argan Oil shampoo, but after adding a couple blonde foils to my virgin hair this summer, I found my hair was drier and was more prone to tangling. There ARE a lot of heavy oils in this coniditioner, and I can see how using it AS a conditioner would produce a hot mess! What I do is mix a bit with water in a spray bottle and use it as a frizz product. It really smoothes flyaways like no other, has an inoffensive scent, and when used sparingly adds a gorgeous subtle shine and is obviously a great detangler! I highly recommend using it as a styling product, you might be surprised. I find the sulfates in it actually work to smooth down flyaways and hold a wave without stiff pomades or gels. Highly recommend! Also, it's 92% biodegradable and made from 50% recycled materials, plus there is so much of it, I won't have to buy styling product for a year (and I use it multiple times per day). What are you waiting for? Take a look at my pics and if your hair looks similar, RUN, don't walk to your nearest drug store and try it out for yourself =)

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 2/1/2015 1:48:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I bought this product while looking for a silicone free conditioner. I have to admit that since I read the reviews after buying this conditioner, I was a little hesitant about using it because of all the negative comments. I decided to give it a shot anyway, and WOW, am I glad I did!!! This conditioner is hands down the best conditioner I have ever used. It made my hair soft, manageable, healthier looking and full. No weigh down or residue of any kind, which silicones tend to produce in my hair. My hair is long,( elbow length), fine to medium in texture,slightly wavy, and lightly layered. It is also color treated to cover grays. All I can say is I hope Garnier never discontinues this wonderful conditioner, because I will buy this for as long as it exists! Oh, and the smell is awesome! Give it a try, because everyone's hair is different. This may be the conditioner you've been searching for!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 1/29/2015 9:22:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I began using this only recently, having been a fan of the Fructis Triple Nutrition Conditioner and desiring to switch to something silicone and paraben-free. I've deducted a lippie because unfortunately, this mostly-natural/biodegradable product contains sulfates so it's not ideal for sensitive skins or allergy sufferers.
I have long, thick curly hair that is color-treated and requires lots of moisture. I've been co-pooing for a few years now (conditioner only) since "squeaky clean" shampooed hair is too dry for me. This conditioner is lighter and thinner than others I've used and gets absorbed into the hair, so I did have to use a bit more than usual and it took more effort to detangle for the first few uses. After several uses, however, my hair detangles effortlessly and I can go 3-4 days between washes.

The "layer" that others describe is from emollient oils, as this conditioner contains apricot seed and camellia oils which tend to coat the hair. Because I need intense moisture, I actually add more conditioner as a leave-in after rinsing, and I apply extra virgin coconut oil before combing my hair out. After several weeks' use, my natural curl has actually loosened a bit, particularly at the crown, and my hair is very manageable, super shiny with fewer fly-aways.

This product has a sweet "shower fresh" scent that can be cloying unless you like scents of this sort. Think plum/plumeria/cotton blossom, along the lines of Agree or Finesse in the 80s (if you're old enough to remember these!). Moderately priced at $3.39 for 12 oz. I wish I could find larger bottles of it.

Works great for thick, curly, dry and/or color-treated hair. Seems from the other reviews that if your hair is stick straight, fine, limp or oily, you should skip it.

If you have dry hair and/or fine hair and the Garnier doesn't detangle it well and/or weighs it down, I instead recommend Nature's Gate Organics Chamomile and Lemon Verbena Conditioner. It's free of parabens, sulfates and synthetics, and has a natural, soft scent.


on 8/2/2014 2:03:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

The worst.
Makes my hair fall out in clumps because of all the sulfates. I don't like this product at all and will never use again!


on 8/2/2014 1:56:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Other, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

This is just below average conditioner for me. I have lots of fine wavy hair that is colored. This conditioner does not detangle or moisturize at all. Has very little slip due to lack of silicons so you need to use a lot of it. But I think it works well enough if you have untreated normal hair. Great natural product for kids as well. The smell is awesome. And it can be used actually as a richer shampoo. It does clean your hair. So my vote is just average conditioner for a good price. The shampoo Pure Clean I love.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Wow, Garnier. I'm honestly just wondering what was going through their heads when they put this out there. Garnier's products are usually amazing, but this is a letdown. Everything that could be wrong about a conditioner is going wrong with this one. Too thin and watery, doesn't detangle or condition, and weighs down your hair, leaving a waxy film. Ugh. Shampoo is great, conditioner is a fail.


on 7/15/2014 11:13:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

This came as a sample to Garnier hair color that I purchased. Thank goodness I didn't have to pay for this. Ugh. My hair has been going through major changes due to a recently diagnosed underactive thyroid. My once normal hair is now thin,dry, and fine. I was hoping this would help condition my hair until my thyroid is under control. What a mistake!! This has made my hair a greasy, heavy, and just plain nasty mess. I look like I've dunked my head in a vat of olive oil!! I've had to rewash my hair. Thank goodness I didn't pay extra for this. Not a fan whatsoever!!! Ugh


on 12/4/2013 6:59:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I like the whole concept it's great, unfortunately this conditioner did absolutely nothing for my long dry hair. Consistency is very thin, almost to liquidity. Not a fan at all. Stay away!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 11/9/2013 1:50:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Other, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Claims - True or False?
1) No heavy residue: False
2) Lightweight shine: Undetermined
3) Hair is 10x stronger: Undetermined
4) Hair is 4x healthier looking: Undetermined

Packaging:
I'm unsure if the conditioner comes in multiple sizes but I was only able to find the large bottle. It's a soft plastic, the cap sits easily and sturdily on surfaces, and it has an easy-to-use flip top cap. The sides are ridged where your palm would be sitting, which I assume is to help prevent the bottle from slipping; I do not recall this being any more effective than smooth bottles. Overall decent packaging, the only thing I really dislike is that the cap collects a lot of water.

Formula:
Touted as being a clean formula, void of parabens, silicones, and dyes. It is also alcohol-free and contains numerous oils. It has a fairly thin consistency but not watery, so it doesn't slip around everywhere. Doesn't feel oily in my hands. It has a strong (and in my opinion unpleasant) fragrance, perhaps floral but I'm not sure what it's supposed to smell like.

Performance:
I purchased this conditioner to try out as a new cowash/rinseout/leave-in. I think I used it 2-3 times within the same shower, and after that one shower it has been sitting on the ledge unused. The first issue I encountered with the product was that it was difficult to spread through my hair, so I had to use a LOT of product to get my hair covered. Definitely more than I use with other conditioners, even ones of similar thinness. It also feels very very waxy, which may be part of the reason it would not spread through my hair. This waxiness was felt while I worked it through and after rinsing, thus my hair was very coated. It also did not seem to offer much detangling or moisture, and the fragrance was just so undesirable that I actually cringed when using it. Used as a cowash it also did not cleanse very well, as it lacked any lather. I've even used thicker conditioners that provided a lather, so I'm assuming that something in this conditioner prevents those ingredients from having any effect on the hair.

Bang for your Buck:
The bottle I purchased was $10CAD for 750 ml. Overall this isn't that expensive, but considering how much I had to use for one use (and I dont' have very thick hair), the price seems kind of high for what you get. I normally use Tresemme Naturals conditioners which are half the price for almost the same amount of product.

Final Consensus:
This was an impulse buy, and I do wish I had read reviews before buying because it was a pain to remove the residue from my hair. Will be returning to the store, I do not recommend this conditioner for cowashing or for standard use.
* Overall Rating: 1/5
* Price: 1.5/5
* Packaging Quality: 3/5
* Repurchase: No


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