Big hair, don’t care: Garnier Fructis Full & Plush hair care line


Can we just talk about this hair.

I had a date Saturday night, so naturally I set aside an hour and a half to get ready (#obviously). To be honest, I‘m not sure what I was most excited about; the date itself or the getting ready part. I received the new Garnier Fructis Full & Plus line earlier this week and have been dying to wash my locks ever since.

Housed in a pink bottle (I die), this line is composed of specialized products to boost hair mass. The formula is packed with pomegranate, which is known for its ultra-nourishing and anti-oxidant powers.

Garnier products

Now I naturally have thick hair, but I’m always on the hunt for volume. I just love the look of voluminous hair, but just because a product promises you volume, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll deliver.

The Garnier Full & Plush line is comprised of five products: shampoo and conditioner (C$5.29 each), Ends Plumper (C$5.79), Voluptuous Blow Out (C$5.79), and the Amp Spray Mousse (C$5.49).

I want to preface this post saying that I actually gave myself a blowout for the purposes of this post (and my date). Meaning that I used a round brush with a blow dryer and then set my hair using curlers. This routine always gives me volume, but I did notice a difference, which we will get into.

As always, I started off with the shampoo and conditioner in the shower, then after, on towel-dried hair, I put the Ends Plumper on the ends of my hair (I always have to use a split-end tamer otherwise they get really coarse). The Ends Plumper plumps out thinned ends; I don’t necessarily think it smoothes the ends, but instead adds thickness to them. After, I ran a dime-sized amount of the Voluptuous Blow-Out crème, which is a blow-out bodifying treatment that’s supposed to instantly make you look like you have more hair, give all-over fullness and shape and structure. Finally, I sprayed the Amp Spray Mousse to my roots for some lift. From there I blowdried my hair with a roundbrush and set it with curlers. After half an hour I took out the rollers and was left with this.

final 1

Okay, so like I said, I always have big hair when I roundbrush and set my hair. There was a noticeable difference in the texture of my hair with this line though. Surprisingly, it started in the shower with the shampoo, which I actually had to use a lot of to lather up. Even after it rinsed, my hair had that starchy feel to it. Out of the shower it kept that starchy feel, which although isn’t the most pleasant feeling, it’s the tried and true way to get volume and make it stick. My hair stayed voluminous all night and if there was a point where I wanted a little more volume, I would just tease it at the roots with my fingers to bring it back up.

Close up

Hands-down my favourite item from the line is the spray mousse. I usually apply a volumizing mousse or gel to my roots, but it’s messy. This stuff sprays right on, so it’s way easier to target the product where you want it.

Overall, I was super impressed with Full & Plush. It definitely delivers, however, I wouldn’t use this for everyday wear. I would reserve it for days where I know I’ll need the volume.

Have you tried Garnier’s Full & Plush line? What were your thoughts?

Please note, this post contains products sent by PR. All opinions are my own.

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