Experts say that Garnier Fructis Fortifying Daily Care is comparable in every way to more expensive shampoos. And experts say that although Daily Care is marketed to those with normal hair, it is a good choice for dry and damaged hair, too. It contains silicone, which coats the hair, making it appear smooth and soft. Paula Begoun, beauty expert and author of "Don't Go Shopping For Hair-Care Products Without Me," says that Garnier may be too moisturizing for those with fine or non-damaged hair. If you have oily hair, you will appreciate a deep-cleaning shampoo like Suave Daily Clarifying (*Est. $3 for 22.5 oz.).
We found the most thorough review of Garnier Fructis Fortifying Daily Care in the Paula Begoun's book, in which she rates and compares hundreds of shampoos and relies on scientific study of ingredients for her analysis. Australia's Choice magazine also tests Daily Care (along with 40 other shampoos), while user reviews at TotalBeauty.com and Drugstore.com are helpful in evaluating consumer reaction.
1. Don't Go Shopping for Hair-Care Products Without Me
Paula Begoun says that although Garnier Fructis Fortifying Daily Care is marketed to those with normal hair, it is actually more of a conditioning shampoo. She says that normal hair doesn't need as much silicone as this contains. It is suitable for those with dry hair, however.
Review: Shampoos, Paula Begoun, Third Edition, September 2004
2. Choice magazine
Garnier Fructis Fortifying Daily Care shampoo is among the top-rated shampoos in Choice magazine's test of 41 shampoos. It beats out several more expensive formulas.
Review: Shampoo, Editors of Choice magazine, July 2006
Garnier Fructis Fortifying Daily Care gets above-average ratings at TotalBeauty.com, where users praise it for its affordable price tag and for strengthening and moisturizing hair.
Review: Garnier Fructis Fortifying Shampoo, Contributors to TotalBeauty.com
There aren't a lot of reviews for Garnier Fructis Fortifying Daily Care at Drugstore.com, but most of the reviews posted are positive. Users praise the shampoo for doing an excellent job of cleaning and moisturizing hair. Reviewers also like the fruity smell.
Review: Garnier Fructis Haircare Fortifying Shampoo, Normal Hair, Contributors to Drugstore.com