NEW Garnier Pure Clean Conditioner

Lucky CharmLucky Charm Posts: 1,250Registered Users
I can't find a lot of info about this, but there was a thread started a while back about Target doing pre-orders for this new Garnier line. The bottle lists 'No silicone. No parabens, No dye' right on the front. From the ingredients on my bottle, I believe it is protein free as well, and lists several 'oils', as Garnier usually does. I added this to my on-line Target cart to get free shipping on the rest of my order, it retails for $4.99, so why not?

I was hoping to use this as a co-wash, or possibly a leave in since the back label boasts about the clean formula, however when I squirted some into my hands for the first time this morning, I realised the formula is FAR to thick for either of my intended uses. I low-pood instead and used the Garnier as a RO.

It is heavily fragranced, so those of you who are sensitive to fragrance, this is not for you. My nose picked up an appley-fruity- lightly musky scent, but I do have a sensitive nose that can pick up on scents that others don't smell at all. In all fairness, it didn't seem to linger when my hair was dry. I kind of like the smell, but it is not my favorite.

When I applied the condish I wasn't sure it was going to be moisturising enough despite its THICK consistency. I like to test new condishs after low pooing to get a sense of their moisture. So I put my hair up in a plastic shower cap and continued my shower. When I removed the cap, my hair felt quite moisturised but not 'slippy'. I think this is more of a 'grabby' conditioner, and I like that every now and then. Detangling was easy/average.

Overall I like this. I might like GFTN slightly better though. I can see myself in Target when I run out debating between the two. I dont know why we can't find any info about this online, and the Target site has nothing listed besides the bare bones (price, locations to find it, bottle size, etc.). If I get a chance later on, I'll type out the ingredients for you all.
- 2C - Coarse Canopy & med/fine underlayers
- MOP C Hydrating 'poo
- LOreal Natures Therapy Moisturizing condish, ION Effective Care, Garnier S&S (old formula)
- treatments: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Repair Me!
- plopping, diffusing, and clipping the roots


  • jlpmom23jlpmom23 Posts: 755Registered Users
    I was able to buy this in my local Target. I thought the same thing about it as a co-wash initially, that it would be too thick. I used it as a RO, and was completely underwhelmed. Didn't care for it at all! Before I threw it away, I thought I'd try it again, so I did use it as a co-wash. Not bad! It's thick, so you need to really emulsify with water. I followed it up w/ GVPCB. Ended up with really nice, clumpy curls. So I guess I won't get rid of it just yet, and save it for the occasional co-wash.

    On a related note, I bought the Pure Clean shampoo too, thinking it might be good for when I want to clarify. It's awful, super harsh and really felt like it stripped my hair. I have shampoos made specifically for clarifying that are much gentler. So, the shampoo did go straight to the trash can!
  • k.leek.lee Posts: 42Registered Users
    I have tried the conditioner on my hair and absolutely love it. I wanted to try the shampoo but once i read sodium hydroxide as the last ingredient i quickly changed my mind, although i read that sodium hydroxide is a stablizer i still worry above the long term effects. I can't wait until the gel, paste, and smoothing creme are available though.
  • unscrambledunscrambled Posts: 5Registered Users
    All of the Pure Clean stuff was on sale at Walgreens this weekend, so I bought the condish/gel/cream. I tend to condition and just use the conditioner as a LI, so that's what I did. It took me a lot more than I usually use to detangle (as others have said, little slip), BUT, it is true to its word. With the gel on top, my hair has good clumping, good tight curl formation, and is not weighed down (it's not sticking straight out, which is my ideal, but it's a rare product that does that).

    Triple Nutrition, for example, does weigh my hair down after using maybe 1/4 as much (though it has much better slip).

    The gel is weird in consistency (probably because it has a bunch of gums--acacia, xanthan and also talc in it), so my hair felt producty after it dried and I needed to SOTC, but not this morning when I have (trumpets please) Second Day Hair!

    So, all in all: not perfect, but dirt cheap, so yay!

    (BTW, I'm 3b/3c, normal thickness, lower density, good elasticity, loves protein and some moisture) (I think)
  • 4Melanie4Melanie Posts: 85Registered Users
    I saw the whole line at Walgreens and was tempted....but I of course wanted to check here first.

    I wonder if there are any other reviews somewhere on here? Especially was interested in the "putty" thing???

    not for sure about my other "stuff" :wav:
    Still new and trying to get a routine
  • bliss611bliss611 Posts: 238Registered Users
    I was at the drugstore today and I think the Fructis Pure shampoo also has sulfates in it.
    3B curls
    Medium texture
    Normal elasticity
    High porosity
  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    i bought the cream stuff and the conditioner at walmart

    can't wait to try it
  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    I just used it today cowash and the cream and i have no frizz and my hair is pretty soft! awesome!

    I also used my usual coconut oil and some yes to cucumber leave in oh and I also used yes to c. conditioner when I was detangling
  • rolltidegalrolltidegal Posts: 307Registered Users
    LOVE this conditioner! I'm a college student, so I've been doing my best to get a mix of products that are cheap and work well. Tried GFTN at first and absolutely hated it, so I was leery of this, too, but I figured it was so cheap that I really couldn't lose. Agree with the low slip, but I use it as my RO and then put KCKT over it to detangle, so I don't mind too much. As for the smell...not too bad, and not nearly as strong as most GF stuff.
    Thumbs up!
    Roll Tide!
    I was at the 2009 and 2011 BCS National Championship Games :)

    Medium-coarse, super high density, normal porosity, low elasticity.
    I'm currently trying out various Curl Junkie and Devacurl products.

    password is 'rolltide'
  • creativelicensecreativelicense Posts: 422Registered Users
    Good to know that this stuff is OK. I bought it a few weeks ago to try it out after my Tresemme Naturals runs out. I haven't used it yet but have semi high hopes for it. I've only been CG for about 3 months and still haven't figured out exactly which products out there work for me.
    Curl Style: 3b/3c
    Texture: Fine
    Porosity: Normal

    Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut
    RO: GVP CB
    Styling: As I Am Leave In, Jessicurl Rockin' Ringlets & Confident Coils, DevaCurl Set Me Up, Curl Keeper
    Gel: Ecostyler Olive Oil, BioSilk RHG
  • afrosheenqueenafrosheenqueen Posts: 5,400Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I've been using the conditioner for the past month and while it's not quite enough for my detangling needs it keeps my hair soft long after I wash. An excellent conditioner for when I cowash.
    4a/b Texlaxed hair w/ highlights. Medium texture & high porosity.

    HG's: CJ Daily Fix, Bobeam Cheris Hibiscus shampoo bar, KC Spiral Spritz, Knot Today, CJ Rehab, KBB LL Hair Mask, Cassia, KCCC, oil blend of Avocado, Camellia, Jojoba, & Meadowfoam oils

  • CurlySACurlySA Posts: 31Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I want to try this line out so badly. I hope it gets to my country soon. I'm also a student and it's very hard to find good inexpensive CG products here (i live in The Netherlands). You curlys are talking about a lot of good products, but we almost got none of them here :(
    2a/3a very fine hair, low porosity, medium density
    CG, low poo once in a while
  • pjjosephgisspjjosephgiss Posts: 643Registered Users
    there was quite a lively discussion about the Garnier pure and clean products on the 4a boards:

    They mostly talked about the paste, cream, and gel. HTH!:happy7:
    Hair type-BC: 2/2011-mix of kinks+ coils
    Wash-Bobeam Poo bars, As I Am Cleansing Pudding and Coconut Cowash cleansing condish
    LI/RO-Curl Junkie rehab, Shescentit Avocado condish, Oyin Hair dew
    DT-KBB Luscious Locks, Curl Junkie ANYthing, Shescentit Avocado condish
    Style- UFD, Camille Rose, Hello Curly, Kinky Curly
    Sealant- Jamaican Black Castor and Avocado oils, Qhemet Biologics Honey & Olive Hydrating Balm
    Will try any CG product at least once.
    Proud to be a PJ!
  • RobinP92202RobinP92202 Posts: 213Registered Users
    I started using this a few weeks ago. I think it is a nice conditioner but not extremely moisturizing or anything. It detangles well but I need to use a huge handful of it to get the job done.

    Sent from my Ally using CurlTalk App
    *mama to 3 little boys and a 4th due in early March
    *3a shoulder length curls
    *experimenting with the CG method
  • kristie911kristie911 Posts: 154Registered Users
    I just bought the condish to replace my current RO and the gel. I used the gel this morning over my Re:coil and hated the results. I think I might have gotten just a bit too much Re:coil because it got rubbery. I'm going to try it tomorrow by itself and see what it does.
    3a/b, fine hair (just lots of it!), average porosity, high elasticity, fragile curls

    No Poo and loving it! Gave up my hair dryer and never looked back!

    Favorite Condishs: Suave Naturals (cowash) or TRESemme Naturals
    Leave-In: CJ Curl Assurance Leave-in or KCKT
    Curl Creme: AG re:coil or SS Hair Butter
    Gel: HETT, GF Gel

    Product Junkie...Swap board addict!
  • jazzaholic17jazzaholic17 Posts: 2Registered Users
    The second ingredient in the shampoo is ammonium, which is an absolute no go for curly hair. Avoid this product like the plague. Highly disappointing.
    3B Blonde Hair

    It is beyond my comprehension why someone would straighten their hair. I am absolutely 100% in love with my curly blonde hair and it is a moderate priority to have a curly blonde spouse simply to make it more likely that I'll get to stare at the amazing curly blonde hair of my children.

  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 10,840Moderators Curl Virtuoso
    Will you ladies please add your reviews of this Garnier product here?

    Gretchen co-founder

    You are beautiful!
  • jlpmom23jlpmom23 Posts: 755Registered Users
    I'm a 2b and am loving the gel from this line! I kind of thought I was off gels, but bought this on a whim. Holy clumping!!! Lots of shine too, definitely a new staple for me!
  • sveetiepiesveetiepie Posts: 209Registered Users
    very stinky conditioner, the whole house smelled after my daughter used it. Why they insist on putting cheapo fragrance in decent products is beyond me! Leave it unfragranced!!

    shoulder length long layered 2b/3a lots of it
    wash: Live Clean shampoo Abba pure curl Mop c hydrating
    cond: suave coconut Goldwell curly twist
    Protein: Redken Extreme Cat
    style: Ag:recoil Deva Mist-er right
  • Waves84Waves84 Posts: 64Registered Users
    I was at Rite Aid looking for a cheap CG friendly cream/gel to battle the southern heat wave - i got the GF pure clean 24 frizz control smoothing cream - hope it works
    2B - Just below BSL
    CG as of 7/11

    Low Poo - GioSAS, Healthy Sexy Hair Pumpkin Shampoo, Alterna Caviar Shampoo
    Co-wash- Suave Coconut
    Rinse out - GioSAS codish, Healthy Sexy Hair Pumpkin Codish, Alterna Caviar Codish
    Currently auditioning the following products - BRHG, Ecostyler Argan Oil, SMSmoothie, Dep Sport Gel, LaBellaLotsofCurls, Healthy Sexy Hair Pumpkin Mask, LI & Potion, LOOB, Aussie Sydney Smooth....Just want frizz free waves w/ some curls...
  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Posts: 2,573Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    The beeswax could be difficult to remove with a co-wash.

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008
  • kaysarakaysara Posts: 152Registered Users
    I was so excited for this conditioner after my GFTN ran out. Unfortunately I'm not sure I like it. As others have said it is much more grabby, and much less slippy than the GFTN. I happen to like slip so I was disappointed. It feels much lighter so would be better for curlies and wavies who get weighed down and stayed away from GFTN for that reason. I didn't find it slippy enough or moisturizing enough for my thick curly hair. I might try cowashing with it instead, but I'm bummed in general. Also I think it smells terrible.
    3a/2c, medium texture, thick and dense, normal porosity/elasticity. Cone free since 5/1/09.

    Low Poo: SheaM C&S
    Condish: GFS&SZero or SheaM WCR
    Stylers: UFDCM + LALSG
  • sveetiepiesveetiepie Posts: 209Registered Users
    Stinky, stinky, stinky!!!

    shoulder length long layered 2b/3a lots of it
    wash: Live Clean shampoo Abba pure curl Mop c hydrating
    cond: suave coconut Goldwell curly twist
    Protein: Redken Extreme Cat
    style: Ag:recoil Deva Mist-er right

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