This time of year my hair gets dry and unmanageable due to the heater being on so much.  I like to use a hair treatment that is moisturizing and helps keep my hair manageable. I got a chance to try Garnier Fructis nourishing treat 1-minute coconut extract hair mask and wanted to share my findings with you guys.

What is a hair mask?

Hair masks are nourishing treatments for your hair. They often contain oils, butters, and other hydrating ingredients to supercharge your hair conditioning efforts. Plus, they spend more time sinking into and nourishing your hair than your average shampoo or conditioner.

Think of them as high-powered hair conditioning treatments. Most of us put our hair through a lot of stress when we style. Over-working your hair can cause serious damage. Hair masks are the perfect way to help reduce breakage and make your hair feel healthy.

Types of hair masks

Hair masks often come in different formulas to help with different problems.  Avocado oil can fix frizzy hair and boost smoothness.  Coconut oil can help with moisturizing your hair.  There are masks for all your hair needs.

The one I tried is Garnier Fructis nourishing treat 1-minute coconut extract hair mask in a 3.4 oz size.  This mask is formulated to help you get soft, smooth, manageable hair.  Let me say, I need that for my dry hair. The details indicate it contains 98% naturally derived ingredients. No weigh down, silicones, parabens, or artificial colorants.  That made me feel better about the product.

How to apply 

Shampoo your hair and then, apply the hair mask. Leave it on for 1 minute while you are showering. Then, rinse out the hair mask and skip your conditioner. Now you can style your refreshed hair as you normally would.

To keep your hair hydrated and shiny, you should use a hair mask regularly in your hair care routine. Once a week at minimum, but if your hair needs it you can do it twice or three times a week.

Garnier hair mask
hair mask

 Other Uses

I liked that you could use this product for more purposes than a hair mask.  To use it as a conditioner you just shampoo hair and use this product as a replacement for your normal conditioner.   You can also use it as a leave-in conditioner for frizz control.  I get frizz in my hair, so this was a nice option.  Just apply a little to damp hair and style. I tried that and was surprised that it didn’t weigh my hair down and did help a bit with frizz.

Final thoughts

I like the Garnier coconut hair mask.  I used it as a mask first and it did make my hair somewhat smoother.  Next, I used it as a leave-in conditioner to help control my frizz.  It did an ok job at frizz control, but I would need a more intense product in the future.  I noticed that their avocado hair mask is more for smoothing and frizz so that might be a better choice for my hair.  Overall, it is a nice general hair mask, and at about $4.99 worth giving it a try.

Life isn’t perfect, but your hair can be.

Rating (3.5 stars):

Pros: easy to use, 1 minute to complete

Cons: not a deep moisturizer

Priority: Low – good general hair mask

Cost: $4.99 at Amazon

Savvy Tip: Can be used as a mask or a leave-in conditioner.

Website: Garnier Fructis

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