I love shea butter. I also love avocado oil. A conditioner infused with both is a rare find, a product I had to try. Purchased from Superdrug (£1.49, 200ml), Garnier‘s Ultimate Blends The Nourishing Repairer Conditioner is free of parabens, “tailor-made for very dry, damaged hair”. Guaranteeing shinier and healthier hair, this conditioner failed to deliver. Although it is infused with shea butter and avocado oil, I could not smell either. The scent is rather buttery as well as sweet. I also detected vanilla. It is probably a generic fragrance concocted in a lab. The consistency of the conditioner is in line with the Ultimate Blends range; it is smooth and thick, easily coating strands.
A conditioner can be used in a variety of ways. I used Garnier’s Ultimate Blends The Nourishing Repairer Conditioner traditionally, as a deep conditioning treatment and prior to shampooing (as a co-wash). I felt it worked best as a co-wash. With every use, my hair was left feeling soft. However, my hair did not feel healthier or look shinier. In fact, this conditioner left my hair a little dull and my curls frizzy as well as limp. However, I can’t be too harsh with my critique as it did moisturise my hair like a good conditioner should. I won’t be buying it again but I would recommend Garnier’s Ultimate Blends The Nourishing Repairer Conditioner to anyone looking to moisturise parched hair.