Garnier India recently launched Ultra Blends, a new range of paraben-free shampoos and conditioners blended with love and natural extracts. Yeah, after a rigorous research, they have come up with five loving blends for India. Each blend caters to a specific hair type and hair problem—in other words, “a blend for every hair type.” Royal Jelly & Lavender Anti-Hairfall Shampoo and Conditioner for breaking hair that is prone to fall; Henna & Blackberry Nourishing Shine Shampoo and Conditioner for dull, dry, lifeless hair; Soy Milk & Almonds Intense Repair Shampoo and Conditioner for damaged hair; 5 Precious Herbs Revitalizing Shampoo and Conditioner for healthy hair everyday; and Mythic Olive Deep Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner for dry and under-nourished hair. Although I fall into the category of healthy hair with little hairfall, I was intrigued by that purple-colored bottle and thus picked “Henna & Blackberry Nourishing Shine Shampoo.”
Price: INR 55 for 90 ml, INR 120 for 180 ml, INR 230 for 340 ml [BUY HERE: Garnier Ultra Blends Henna & Blackberry Nourishing Shine Shampoo, 175ml]
Shelf life: 24 months
Product Description: Garnier Ultra Blends is a complete haircare range with precious natural ingredients, finely selected for their known efficacy on hair and blended in paraben-free formulas. Discover our bespoke blends for your everyday hair needs. If your hair is dull and lacks shine, it may be lacking nourishment. Our formula is a blend with Henna & Blackberry. It not only nourishes your hair but also gives incredible shine. Discover hair that is nourished, vibrant, and shiny with every wash.
My Experience with New Garnier Ultra Blends Henna & Blackberry Nourishing Shine Shampoo
Packaging: This shampoo comes in a translucent purple-colored plastic bottle with a flip-top golden cap. The cap has a beautiful leaf engraving, representing the brand’s logo. It can perfectly hold one’s thumb, making it easy to flip open the cap. A big shout-out to Garnier for this brilliant idea! The front label has some classy and vibrant prints, whereas the back label sources all the necessary information. Being sleek, sturdy, and leak-proof makes it absolutely travel friendly. Garnier’s packaging has always been visually pleasing, and they have literally hit the bull’s eye with this range. I just love the packaging.
Texture: The texture of this shampoo is very light, thin, and runny—a sort of gel like—and is ideal for daily use. The actual shampoo too comes in a translucent pale purple color. It just smells berries, which was unique and nice, aromatic and soothing, and not overpowering. Moreover, the heavenly fragrance lingers on the hair for quite some time as well. Its light texture makes it to dilute easily with water.
Performance: This shampoo is a gentle, paraben-free, and natural extracts one. It is customized for Indian hair to offer wholesome, natural blends for truly beautiful hair. Its core ingredients are henna and blackberries. Pure henna is known for its deep conditioning and nourishing power that infuses life into dull and dry locks, whereas blackberries with their high concentration of anti-oxidants and vitamin C makes your hair shine with life. When this shampoo is infused with these two ingredients, its goodness comes along without any saying. It is an easy-to-use, everyday shampoo. It lathers well and is effective. It just needs one wash when used oil-in-cream, but a minimum of two washes when overnight oiling method is followed. It works well both as an everyday gentle shampoo and as a deep-cleaning shampoo. It did not rip off the natural richness of my hair and gave a healthy and bouncy feel. It did add a little bit of volume, shine, and instant healthy look to my hair. By the way, I have a silky soft, straight, healthy hair as I have never colored my hair nor used any heating tools on it. So I could enjoy completely what this shampoo is intended to offer. I would say that it is best for normal, non-problematic hair. Even without a conditioner, my hair looked frizz- and tangle-free. I did not face any hair problem after its use except for a little dryness. Therefore, the use of conditioner is a must. This shampoo’s claim to give nourished, vibrant, and shiny hair with every wash is true to its core. The only downside is its effects are not lasting longer. It could be due to this extreme summer climate as well, so I have no issue on that. Overall, I am very much pleased with this shampoo and enjoying every wash with it.
Pros of New Garnier Ultra Blends Henna & Blackberry Nourishing Shine Shampoo
- Attractive purple-colored packaging
- Travel friendly
- Paraben free
- Is gentle and ideal for everyday use
- Lathers well and is effective
- Makes hair healthy and bouncy
- Adds volume and shine
- Smells amazing
- Very affordable
Cons of New Garnier Ultra Blends Henna & Blackberry Nourishing Shine Shampoo
- Availability (even in a metropolitan city like Chennai, I had to hunt it down)
- Little drying
- Effect did not last longer
Would I Recommend/Repurchase New Garnier Ultra Blends Henna & Blackberry Nourishing Shine Shampoo
It gets a big YES from me! Its claims are so attractive and is paraben free as well. I would like to try other variants from this range as I am all for their rich ingredients that are blended with love, just for our hair!