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Garnier Fructis Marvelous Oil Review & How to Get Rid of that White Dry Shampoo Residue

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

how to get rid of that white dry shampoo residue

One of my favorite hair products ever is oil. Yep, you read that right. Personally, my hair is prone to being dry, resulting in frizz and fly-aways if I'm not careful. While I could invest in expensive shampoos and conditioners, I've found much better luck with Garnier Fructis Marvelous Oil.

The back of my Marvelous Oil lists 5 uses for the oil:

Pre-Shampoo Treatment

Supposedly if you put this in your hair before you shampoo, it helps you "gently cleanse" your hair. I actually condition before I shampoo, so I've never tried this (although I can't really see how it would do much good if you're just washing it out.)


Conditioner Booster

I haven't tried this one, but I might have to. Sometimes my conditioner isn't nearly moisturizing enough, but I bet adding a drop of this would do the trick!


Blow-Dry Accelerator

I've  tried this one and the results are inconclusive. My hair is really thick and therefore takes forever to dry. While Marvelous oil doesn't speed up blowdrying like my favorite blowdry accelerator, it does help me avoid the usual frizziness that results from blowdrying my hair.


Ends Finisher

"Apply to damp or dry hair ends to smooth split ends and tame flyaways." I use this one all the time. All I do is run one pump of the oil through my hair and my hair is instantly ten times smoother.


Overnight Leave In

While the bottle says to use dry hair for this use, I have often showered before bed, put this in my hair (often with mousse) and slept on it. It definitely helps me cut down on frizz and not wake up with as many fly-aways.

While I've used Marvelous oil for nearly all five of these uses, my favorite use isn't actually on the bottle...

Dry Shampoo Absorbant

You know those white spots you get from using dry shampoo in your hair? The excess dry shampoo (or baby powder, my cheap alternative) runs out of oil to absorb, so it just sits on the surface of your hair. While you can try to brush it out, there's an easier alternative.

(Of course, if you have enough foresight, you can always put dry shampoo on before bed. The tossing and turning throughout the night will help the dry shampoo be distributed throughout your hair. But, who really is going to remember that every time they go to bed with greasy hair?)

If the white spots need oil to absorb, the most logical solution is to give them a little oil to absorb. That's where Marvelous oil comes to play: I put one squirt into my hands, rub my hands together to warm it up and run my hands through my hair. Suddenly the white spots are gone, as well as any frizz or fly-aways, and my hair is silky smooth.

If your hair isn't as dry, you don't need to use the oil. When I was younger, I used Garnier Fructis Style Sleek & Shine Flat Iron Perfector Straightening Mist (my favorite heat protectant.) It has a tiny bit of argan oil in it, but you'll never be in danger of making your hair greasy.

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