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!