This 3-in-1, no-nasties treatment promises voluminous hair

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about this budget-friendly pick

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / June 21 2021

The product

Usually the term ‘3-in-1 hair product’ elicits a less than ideal response thanks to an army of misguided men who have thought for generations that co-wash hair and body products are suitable shower caddy contenders. And to them we say – incorrect, sir.

Thankfully, our old friends over at Garnier are redefining the term with their latest haircare offering: Garnier Fructis Hair Food Watermelon Treatment. The fruity formula works as a conditioner, leave-in conditioner and hair mask treatment in one handy jumbo-sized, budget-friendly tub. 

This redefining hair treatment boasts an ingredients list of 97 per cent natural origin, including watermelon extract which helps to volumise hair, providing bounce and movement to strands. 

Here’s what our panel of Review Crew® testers had to say about this 3-in-1 hair treatment.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent Garnier Fructis Hair Food Watermelon Treatment to a panel of natural haircare-loving women aged 18 to 35 who regularly use hair treatments to keep their precious strands healthy.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about Garnier Fructis Hair Food Watermelon Treatment.

The lightweight hydration it gave hair: Our members were really impressed by the long-lasting, lightweight hydration the treatment provides. It meant they were able to enjoy moisturised strands without the fear of their hair being weighed down by too much product or getting greasy.

The way it cut down on styling time: Those of our members who used the treatment as a leave-in conditioner said they were astounded by how little they had to style their hair. This was especially true for those with curls, who said the treatment provided definition and left their hair feeling bouncy and soft.

The multipurpose formula: Reviewers really liked that the treatment served multiple purposes as a conditioner, leave-in conditioner and hair mask, meaning they could cut down on unnecessary products in their routine, saving valuable shelf space too.

The verdict

“This is my new favourite product to use when I wash my hair! It detangles better than other conditioners and gives hold and definition to my very fine curly hair. Plus, the watermelon smell is amazing. I use it mainly as a mask in the shower, followed by conditioner, and it leaves my hair feeling soft but with hold, it doesn't weigh it down. It makes my 3a curls look well defined and bouncy. First time I used it, my friends complimented how my hair looked, and I hadn't even styled it!”
Filipa A
REVIEWcrew® Member
“As the name suggests, the product is actually "hair food". Almost no nasties. Really enjoyed using this product. It adds volume to my hair, and makes it look well kept! I have fine hair, and applying this on a bad hair day works every time for me. The smell is lovely, hubby loved the fruity smell, and lasted all through the day. I would recommend this as you can use it 3 ways, I used it like a leave-in conditioner the most. I generally enjoy Garnier products, and will be buying this once I get through the current tub!”
Shiren J
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I found this product to be perfect for rehydrating and conditioning my winter dry hair. I prefer to use it as a conditioner and wash it out. The smell is fantastic and certainly adds to the positives of this product. I also love that Garnier is striving to be a sustainable brand and this product uses safe ingredients… for a very reasonable price. I find that I don't need to use a lot to get excellent results, so this container will last me a long time.”
Sofia X
REVIEWcrew® Member

Like the sound of this 3-in-1 hair treatment mask? Read more Garnier Fructis Hair Food Watermelon Treatment reviews.

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Garnier to Are Media and BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Review Crew® members.

*This combined average star rating for Garnier Fructis Hair Food Watermelon Treatment is based on a combined total of 100 reviews submitted and is correct as of 18/06/2021.

Main image credit: Are Media

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).