Let me start by saying I do not usually use drugstore products. I find them less likely to be silicone free, I find they usually don't work as well as higher end ones, and they have to usually be purchased to be tried. I get sent samples of higher end products all the time, and Rusk, Phillip B, Oribe, Bumble and Bumble, Living Proof and others I get as samples in boxes or in stores and can try before buying. In a drugstore you have to buy it and hope you like it. For every 10 drugstore products I try, I am impressed by one or two. Which is why I simply stopped buying them.
But the Garnier haricare was on sale for $2.99 at Shoppers Drug Mart last week and I had $1 off coupons. So that made them $1.99. For $1.99 I was willing to try!
And I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this product! It has Calcium carbonate for texturizing and polyvinylcaprolactam for volume in it. AND NO SILICONE! And apparently Allure Beauty gave it an award for best of 2014! The instructions are just like that of any texture spray:
And like every other texture spray out there, you need a LOT of it. So to find a product for $4 (I paid $2!!) that works as well is amazing! The smell is strong and kind of fruity but fades quicky, And the number one test before it goes on my hair:
In the above picture you can kind of see a big circle that has no pores, lines or anything visible on my hand. and in the below picture that same circle seems kind of wet? That is the product. ITS CLEAR!!!!!!!!!!! No white or chalky product to be seen on the hair!! HUZZAH!
Now for a before and after picture: Before I put it in:
And right after I put it in. So in my hair right now is NOTHING other than the conditioner I used to wash my hair this texture spray.
I also did not use nearly as much texture spray as I tend to when using other brands. Now obviously I would use a bit of a curl balm or serum or something to get rid of the frizz at the top near the scalp, But overall, I am IN LOVE with this product. If you want volume and texture (though the texture part is hard to capture on camera when my hair is so curly) I HIGHLY recommend running out and picking up a bottle of this! Garnier hit it out of the park with this product!