Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Moroccan Sleek Oil Treatment Review

Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Moroccan Sleek Oil Treatment ($5.99) is a new multi-use hair oil infused with argan oil that can be used as a deep conditioner or hair treatment.

Garnier promises that it absorbs instantly while smoothing frizzy hair, mending roughness, and conditioning.

I tried it out for the past few weeks and here are some of my thoughts.

This has been getting some super reviews across the board. Even my sister and friends have raved the joys of it to me. Having thicker, dry hair I’m always on the hunt for something to smooth frizz and keep my hair conditioned.

You can use this in any number ways including in the shower. Garnier suggests rubbing a small amount on the ends of hair or through hair to add shine and and softness to curls and waves. Or they suggest using in conjunction with your conditioner for a hydrating experience. It’s supposed to smooth hair and hydrate it right out of the shower.

Sadly, it didn’t quite work for me. Although my friends, my sister, and reviews I’ve read proclaim how easily it washes out and how quickly it absorbs, I had issues. This is a thicker oil with a faint, fresh scent. Indeed, it feels quite oily in my hair. It seems to create more tangles than it does condition through them. On top of that I felt like it takes literally ages to wash away and even after spending extra time doing just that I still felt like I needed to shampoo it out because my hair felt like it had a strange film on it. It also weighted my hair down in a major way. I wouldn’t say my hair looked oily or greasy after use but it didn’t feel or look any smoother after use and just felt heavier and, for lack of a better word, unclean.

I did try using it on the ends of my hair and it seems to do ok with curls there or if I scrunch it into my hair with my hands. But again, I still felt like it added weight using this method.

Overall, I wouldn’t write this one off completely. It might just work for you as it’s getting some very good reviews. However, for me, I just didn’t like it. Too oily, too strange a film it left behind, and too much weight that it added to my hair made it a big nay.

Available now at drugstores.

I’d love to hear your thoughts if you tried it!


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  • 9/13/12 19:58 Tohnia:

    Have you tried the Garnier Sleek & Shine Anti Frizz Serum? Its AMAZING on my hair. I have thick, wavy/curly hair that’s dry due to me teaching swimming and being a swimmer myself. One pump is ALL I need to make my hair soft, silky, and shiny! And best of all, its doesn’t weigh down my hair or make it oily after a few hours like other products (I’m looking at you Aveda…). I got mine at Wal-Mart for $2 on sale, and I’ve been using my bottle on and off for about 6 months? And i’m only about half way through the bottle! I love this stuff, and I hope they never discontinue it!
    I was looking at the oil, but if you didn’t have a good experience with it, I’m betting I wouldn’t either.


    • 9/17/12 16:48 the Muse:

      tohnia not yet but my sis is raving it ;-D quite excited to try it ;D!


  • 9/13/12 21:32 Cali:

    My sisters and I always have the WORST luck with Garnier hair products. I’ll be passing on this, thanks. DNW filmy hair.


  • 9/14/12 0:08 Stephanie:

    I just started using this and it’s saving my hair from major damage since I started a swimming class!! My hair is pin straight though, so I have no idea if hair type might be a factor. And I’ve been using other products as well in an attempt to keep my hair healthy, so that might be helping as well? I like the smell of it a lot XD


  • 9/14/12 3:21 Quinctia:

    I’ve been liking the Organix dry styling oil from the Awapuhi Ginger line. It’s funny, I got a sample packet of it when I bought either the shampoo or conditioner in January, and I didn’t try it until May or June, but I was sold and picked up a bottle of it. I use it in the shower after conditioner and wringing the excess water out of my hair. I don’t find that it weighs down my hair at all, just seems to make my waves a little more piecey and the ends of my hair a little more shiny. As I’ve let some length grow out, the ends seem to be in need of more TLC than when I cut it more regularly.

    Er…that was a long paragraph to say that I think you might like to try it, but it’s subtle. XD


    • 9/17/12 16:44 the Muse:

      not long at all quinctia ;-D will give it a look up and hopefully a try, anything to get these waves in order and hydrated!


  • 9/14/12 6:23 Kiss & Make-up:

    Definitely not for me. My hair falls sleek as it is, and I don’t like the idea of using oil in my hair.


    • 9/14/12 7:33 D:

      I feel the same way! I’ve used Garnier color before and loved it, and most of their facial products are great, but the rest of the hair care line is a no-go for me. I have very long hair and the last thing I need is to feel as if an oil slick is dragging it down.


  • 9/14/12 8:25 Norwegian chick(en) calling:

    Hi Muse, hope you are well! :)
    Wow, this bottle actually contains more perfume than Argan,- and the other oils! You can see perfume is listed BEFORE the oils…wow…just…wow O-o
    It actually contains mostly silicones, which are superduper cheap to produce, and just a tiiiiny part of Argan oil, probably no more than just a drop or maybe two per bottle, which is “enough” so the company legally can have their backs covered and claim this is an Argan oil treatment…
    Real Argan oil is expensive, but wonderfull oil in pure form!
    I know many people love and depend on silicones and don`t care, good for them! :) But silicones makes my hair So tangly and greasy no matter how I use them, and for years I couldn`t understand why MY hair was dry, tangly AND greasy at the same time, but everyone elses was so tangle free. Now I am 100% off cones in every way and have managed for the first time in my life to grow my hair from pixieshort down to my butt, and it is tangle free and super healthy! Yay:)
    (Oopps, sorry this became a bit long, Muse…lol *hands over a snack as a reward for reading all this* Mwah! :* )


    • 9/18/12 12:56 the Muse:

      hi Norwegian chick! mine too, I tend to avoid them, it’s one reason I switched to using Lush because I had to avoid the build up and weight silicones added to my hhair! lol no worries, thanks so much for commenting! <3!


  • 9/14/12 8:45 Nancy:

    Being a fan of Moroccan Oil, I wanted to try this as an inexpensive alternative. I use this on damp hair after applying mousse and then I blow dry – and I love it as much as the original. It will definitely be a staple in my vanity!


  • 9/14/12 11:34 Cj:

    I’m gonna give this a try! I’ve been trying to find a cheaper alternative to shu’s essence absolue.


  • 9/14/12 13:34 Ada:

    Heavy oils in my understanding, work best for those with very thick and coarse hair; Afros, wavy hair, etc. I’ve used argan oil and it keeps my hair verrrrry hydrated, smooth, and manageable. But if your hair is of a different texture, it would probably only weight your hair down.


  • 9/14/12 21:21 Aubrie S:

    I really like this, made my hair super soft and smells great. Plus, its cheap!


  • 9/14/12 22:51 OrangeLipstickBlog:

    Yeah, I need this! I gave up my Moroccan Oil because it was too expensive for me to keep up the habit. I can’t wait to see if this would work for me!


    • 9/21/12 10:15 OrangeLipstickBlog:

      UPDATE: I picked up some of this last night and I adore it! My hair feels smooth and silky this morning. No tangles, either. I haven’t tried it mixed with my conditioner but I might. Love this stuff!


  • 9/15/12 1:11 Ruthless:

    After I learned that Moroccan oil is essentially silicone I refused to buy it. You don’t need to spend a ton of money on a silicone serum like that, just buy argan oil and put a few drops in a cheapo serum like garnier.

    If you have fine hair the new bumble and bumble oil is AWESOME. Pricey though.


  • 9/15/12 22:12 Laura:

    I have thick straight hair. I use oils everyday. I wouldn’t dare go out without them. I would rather go out without makeup first! I find the key to oils is to use on dry hair only, after it has been blown dry and after straightening, before you style. No more than 3 drops from the dropper or the size of the end of a pencil eraser. Little goes a long way. My hair is so shiny, soft, and healthy. Faves are MoraccanOil (light weight), Josie Maran (heavier – 2 drops only), Biosilk, and my latest fave sent a free full size sample I won Redken Smooth Lock Heat Glide (2 squirts on wet hair, then 1 squirt when dry). I use a different one each week to keep my hair from getting routined with any one brand. LOVE them.


  • 9/16/12 22:24 Ashley B:

    I use this and I love love love it! My hair is thick and wavy and this stuff keeps my hair from drying out and it keeps away the frizz. I only use about the size of a dime and that is plenty for my long and thick hair. Worth a try for the price point.


  • 11/11/13 20:27 Cassandra:

    Used the sleek and shine anti-frizz last year my hair grew much longer than it’s ever been before. I tend to use the heavier oils in the winter because when it’s cold I won’t leave the house so looking oily isn’t a issue. Hair tends to grow faster in the winter as well so I try to keep my hair extra hydrated 2 oils I haven’t heard anyone talk about is Tea Tree oil and olive oil I mix the 3 together with some mango juice and a egg. I usually keep it in my hair for a hour before washing it you can feel the tea tree oil work but be careful with Tea Tree Oil very toxic if swallowed.


  • 10/4/14 22:14 Ayman:

    Has anyone tried Marc Anthony True Professional Hydrating Coconut Oil & Shea Butter Treatment? It’s really good.


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