Estefani Nos Pregunata:
Hey Dear Right and Left Brains how are you? In Spain there’s a new line of shampoo, conditioner and deep treatment called Garnier Ultra Suave and supposedly it has walnut oil and peach leaves among other ingredients.. I wanted to know your opinion and is it really that different from the regular Garnier shampoos?
The Right Brain Le Responde A Estefani:
Estefani, thanks so much for your question. Garnier has not released Ultra Suave in the United States yet so we had trouble finding a complete ingredient list. With our limited knowledge of Spanish, we were able to determine that they use “vegetable milk” as a conditioning ingredient. Vegetable milks are not milks in the real sense, they are vegetable oils that are emulsified to produce a thin, milky liquid. In leave on conditioners these vegetable milks can help smooth the hair. But they don’t work from rinse off conditioners because they are not substantive to the hair, in other words, they don’t stay behind after rinsing.
Therefore, we don’t believe Garnier is using any new technology in their Ultra Suave products. It looks like the vegetable milks, along with the walnut and peach leaves, are just there to make the product look more appealing to consumers, not to make it work better. As we always point out, this doesn’t make it a bad product. It just means that you shouldn’t buy it only because Garnier tells you it’s made with walnuts and peaches.