I wish I knew how to review hair products like I do skincare, but generally I use the same philosophy which is to look at where in the ingredients list the featured ingredients are as well as how my hair looks and feels after a few weeks of using the products. With coloured hair, the goal is always moisture moisture moisture which is why I opted for the Garnier Whole Blends Avocado Oil and Shea Butter Shampoo* and Conditioner* which "deeply nourishes and replenishes" extremely dry hair.
Looking at where in the ingredients list the two featured ingredients lie, avocado oil (Persea gratissima oil) and shea butter are just after the halfway point. So, close to the end. There is argan oil close to the beginning of the list which probably accounts for some of the hydration, but oddly enough one of the featured ingredients.
Both the shampoo and conditioner smelled sweet and rich like shea butter and were quite creamy in consistency which wasn't a surprise as this is intended to be a hydrating duo. It did a great job of hydrating my scalp and keeping it happy, but I felt the conditioner was a touch too heavy which made volume at my roots a challenge. I try not to wash my hair for 2-3 days so the first day, I've gotta have the volume or else it'll have to be in a bun by day 3!
Final verdict: Sadly, after trying a number of salon and drugstore hair options, the end result for me was just okay. I even tried eliminating the conditioner and using just the shampoo with my regular purple conditioner and it was still not allowing my hair to be as voluminous as I wanted at the roots. Unfortunately, this particular Whole Blend was just not for me. I am curious about the others though so I haven't ruled out the line completely.
Garnier Whole Blends can be purchased at all mass drugstores across Canada.