Finding styling products has been number one on my list as I am journeying through this natural hair process. I recently received two products from Influenster…thanks guys! They sent two of the three new Garnier Fructis Curl Treat Leave-in Styler products: the hydrating butter for normal to coarse hair and the defining smoothie for fine to normal hair.
I went with the hydrating butter because I was doing a low sleek ponytail and wanted a leave-in that would add tons of moisture to my hair while it would be tied up in this protective style for a few days. When I applied this I was very impressed by the definition it gave my curls! I hadn’t tried a leave-in or styler that was able to define my curls as good as this one did. It was so good it almost made me want to do a wash and go! But it was around 10 pm and that would’ve been too risky considering I had somewhere to be in the morning.
My hair felt super moisturized and soft so I was curious as to how hydrated my hair would feel when I took the ponytail out. So I left it in for 4 days and when I took it out I was surprised by the definition my hair still had! As far as the hydration goes, I would give it a 5 out of 10, but the definition was definitely there, which let me know that this was definitely a good defining butter that I would love to experiment with on future styles.
The con that I found was that it was heavy to the touch (I mean it is a butter lol) but I prefer looser products. With this being said, it was not heavy on my hair at all and absorbed right in to my curls, leaving them hydrated and bouncy.
Overall, I approve this product as a styler and I will be using it again. I also plan on trying the smoothie for a wash and go very soon so stay tuned!