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Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Fortifying, Pure Clean, Normal Hair, 13 oz.

94% biodegradable. No silicone. No paraben. No dye. With acerola berry antioxidant. Stronger, healthier hair, with no weigh down. Discover a purer way to boost the health of your hair with this unique 94% biodegradable formula. This ultra-clean system, infused with acerola berry antioxidant, provides the ultimate daily refreshment with no heavy residue and weightless shine. A purer, greener alternative for your hair: 94% biodegradable formula; ultra-clean, weightless; bottle contains 50% recycles plastic. Results: refreshingly clean hair that’s 10x stronger, 4x healthier and so much shinier. (When using Garnier Fructis Pure Clean system of shampoo & conditioner in a brushing test that measures breakage, and a combing test, compared to a non-conditioning shampoo. Make a difference: recycle this bottle to help decrease landfill waste; save up to 25 gallons of water by showering 5 minutes less.

Key features

  • Number of Pieces: 1
  • Hair Type: All Hair Types
  • Used For: Cleansing
  • Product Form: Liquid
  • Capacity (volume): 13.0 Oz.

Honest reviews


Feels and smells great, not a miracle

For years I have felt the more I put into my hair-the less I get out of it. For a while I had to wash my hair every day because of excess build up from product, so I switched to a few bio-degradable brands. Although it helped, my hair is not as moisturized and healthy looking as it should be. After a few uses, with Pure Clean-I was able to begin washing my hair only every other day (which is suppose to be better for hair). I don’t have the coating that some shampoos leave, and it works well with plenty of different conditioners. I also do not feel like it is “stripping” to make it split more. As far as I can tell, there are not any silicones in it-which help some hair types but not others.Ingredients I got off the bottle: Water, ammonium lauryl sulfate, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium chloride, hexylene glycol, pyrus malus extract/apple fruit extract, parfum.fragrence, sodium benzoate, hydroxypropyl guar hydroxypropyl trimonium chloride, citric acid, benzoic acid, niacinamide, pyridoxine hlc, caprylic/capic triglyceride, linalool, hexyl cinnamal, saccharum officinarum, extract/sugar cane extract, citrus/lemon peel extract, camellia sinesis extract, camellia sinesis leaf extract, malphighia punicfolia/acerola fruit extract, sodium hydroxideHair type: long, wavy to curly, thin shaft-but dense, non color treated, split ends, somewhat oily scalp

Ella Lindsay, TX

There’s a new shampoo in town…

I’ve never taken the time to write a review on shampoo, but this stuff is great. It cleans my hair nicely, doesn’t leave behind a residue, rinses clean, and generates a nice rich lather without having to use much shampoo.I’ve never been too impressed with the Garnier Fructis line because they all have either made my hair leaving oily, or have over cleaned my hair and stripped it of its natural oils. This new Pure Clean product is the perfect solution for those who want nice squeaky clean hair without any extra bells and whistles.I’ve been using it for 2 weeks now and this shampoo still cleans as well as it did on the first wash, still leaving my hair with a nice shine and super soft all day. The fact that it’s a “green” shampoo doesn’t hurt, and it still has that amazing Fructis smell. Highly recommended!

Valarie Baldwin, WI

I really like this shampoo it smells really good!

I tried the hydra recharge shampoo, it dried out my hair, so I tried this one, and it was very nice,it made my hair actually feel clean,and it smells awesome! I haven’t tried the conditioner yet, but I hope it does a good job too.

Annie Marion, OH

The Type of Water You Have Matters For This Shampoo

Right now I live in a rural area and have somewhat hard well water that is not softened at all. I have baby fine hair but lots of it. My hair is almost waist length and I get it foil wrapped (highlighted) about every 6-8 weeks.I originally bought this shampoo to try because we bought a new house that we are renovating and it’s on a septic system so I wanted to find some eco-friendly products to try for when we (finally) move into the new house.When I use this shampoo at my home (not the new house), I like it. It feels like it cleans well and my hair is not frizzy at all and it’s soft and easy to style. I do notice however that if I use this shampoo every day for 4-5 days, it seems like it’s becoming weighed down so I alternate this shampoo with some of my other favorites like pureology and Aveeno Nourish.This past summer we stayed at a hotel in a city. The water was much softer than I’m used to and I found this shampoo sort of made my hair feel greasy. It wasn’t completely horrible but though I tend to have oily hair/skin, I can sometimes go a day between shampooing but after using this shampoo with the city water, I definitely needed to wash it again the next day and for that I used one of the little bottles of shampoo provided by the hotel and it was fine.Because of the length of my hair and the baby fine texture, no matter what shampoo I use and no matter what the water situation is, I find I have to use a detangler to get best results and I find when I use the Garnier Fructis shampoo I don’t need quite as much detangler as I do when I use some of my other shampoos.I can see why some users have not had good experiences with this shampoo but for me it works well with my somewhat hard well water and I like the fact that it is more eco friendly than some other shampoos. Also, the price is very good especially compared to the high end shampoos I used to use on a regular basis so for those reasons, I’m going to keep a bottle of this on hand to use sometimes because I like it well enough and it saves me from having to use my expensive shampoos every day.

Rosa Lecontes Mills, PA

Not the Best Option

I adore supporting products that keep our planet cleaner. I will gladly pay a bit more to use products that are biodegradable and more earth-friendly. So I was thrilled when I saw this Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Fortifying Shampoo. It claims to be 94% biodegradable with no silicone, paraben, or dye. Fine by me. I don’t need dyes in my shampoo. I just need it to clean my hair well.I donate my hair to charity every 2-3 years once it gets about waist length. So I want to do my very best to care for my hair as thoroughly as I can.. That is, while I want to keep the earth happy, I also want my hair to be healthy. I test out a variety of shampoos to see what I can find to be the best balance.I’d been testing some Suave shampoos before this one and certainly the Garnier is better than Suave. I can see if people were moving up from Suave-style shampoos that they might think this one is better in comparison.However, compared with many other shampoos I have tested over the years, this shampoo just doesn’t measure up. When I finish washing my hair it feels a bit oily / sticky. It’s as if a gel-style “mask” were on top of the hair. Certainly it’s not as heavy as some cheap shampoos are, but it’s still not as good as it should be.I also am curious about the 94% biodegradable. I can’t find anywhere that says what percent biodegradable most shampoos are. Certainly we want to try to avoid sodium lauryl sulfate as much as possible – it can not only irritate skin but also cause hair loss. But are most other shampoos 93% biodegradable? I can’t seem to find any site which gives that number. I’d like more of a comparison shown to know what this claim means.So, in the end, if someone is used to fairly inexpensive shampoos they might not mind this one. They might even think it’s better than what they’ve used before. But in terms of being a GOOD shampoo, this just isn’t it. It is gel-ly and sticky. And that would mean it would trap dirt and pollen and such against your hair during the day, making your hair dirty more quickly. There are definitely far better options out there.

Miranda Corral, ID