Garnier banana hair food first impressions

Why do I have to buy any beauty product that has food in the title or is food themed? I think that says a lot 
about me. I recently discovered that Garnier had an entire hair food range, rather than just a mask which I 
originally thought. I have very long hair so it's definitely something I have to take care of a lot, especially 
when it comes to what products I am using in it. Since these are relatively new, I wanted to test them out, 
also because I, shamelessly, got drawn in by the packaging like I usually do.

They have 4 'foods' to choose from; banana, papaya, coconut and aloe vera, which all target different types 
of hair. Banana is to nourish dry hair. Papaya is to repair damaged hair. Coconut is to smooth frizzy and 
unruly hair. Aloe vera is to moisturise normal hair. These are all available in a shampoo, conditioner and 
hair mask for less than £7 each, however they are regularly on deals for less than £4 each in Boots.

Since I have more dry hair I decided to pick up the  nourishing banana shampoonourishing banana 
conditioner and nourishing banana hair mask. I have been testing them out over the last few weeks
 and since I haven't heard many people talking about them, I wanted to share my opinions.

I'm not a huge fan of the artificial banana scent, but I can deal with it if the product is worth it. I was 
shocked that these don't actually smell like banana at all, not even the hair mask. They are very sweet 
scented but have no hint of banana. I am definitely curious as to if they all smell the same or are scented, 
depending on what their 'food' and properties are. I'm not disappointed but was shocked, so make sure you 
don't buy this just because you like the artificial banana smell, because then you will be disappointed. 

I like to judge a shampoo by how much product you need to use and how it lathers up. I found myself 
using the same amount as I normally do (less than a palm size amount), which I liked because it means I'm 
not going to go through this within only a few washes. This also lathers up perfectly which is key for me 
as I have very long hair, so don't want to be damaging and breaking my hair by constantly scrubbing at it, 
for it to lather. I used the same amount of conditioner as normal and loved how it applied to my hair and 
left it feeling. The hair mask has an amazing silky texture to it and glides on your hair evenly. I like to 
apply my hair mask from the middle to ends of my hair and use the excess on my hands across my roots 
and scalp, to avoid getting a build up of product and it feeling heavy. The hair mask is a 3-in-1 treatment 
that can used as a regular conditioner, a hair mask or a leave in treatment.

All of their products are vegan and made from 98% natural ingredients. Please check 
the list of ingredients before purchasing, in case of allergies and risk to a reaction.

The main question is; are they worth it? I'm pretty split with this. Yes I love all 3 products, but when
 it comes to the shampoo and conditioner they didn't stand out as much as I hoped they would. They 
worked and did their purpose, however I was expecting more visible results from them. The hair mask
 is definitely worth it. I love how it leaves my hair feeling, as well as being a 3-in-1 treatment unlike 
any product I've tried before. I am interested in trying out the other hair food masks and seeing if I still 
enjoy the banana one just as much. I would recommend trying the hair mask, but don't go out of your 
way just to try the shampoo and conditioner. 



  1. I’ve never used a hair mask before but heard so many people rave about these!

  2. I am obsessed with the Garnier hair masks, they smell insane!

  3. I have the coconut version of this mask, and it's lovely. Like you, I don't like artificial banana scents - but great to hear it's not too strong!

    1. I'm not a fan of coconut but the masks are incredible I'd be willing to try that one too x

  4. I'm using this hair mask at the moment and I quite like it, I adore the scent too.

    Amy x
    The July Rose

    1. I love how it's a 3-in-1 mask! So versatile x

  5. This sounds amazing! The scent is probably something I'd love.

    1. I know right! I really want to smell the papaya range x

  6. The hair food mask is amazing! I keep going back to it x

    Joyce |

  7. I am obsessed with Garnier for hair care! I love all of their ranges and my hair is so shiny now that I use them regularly!

    1. Can't remember ever trying any of their hair care before! Smell so fresh though x