Garnier Fructis Oil-In-Cream – A Review

The Garnier Fructis Oil-In-Cream had my attention from the moment its commercial came up on television. The one reason I know I have hair of decent quality is because my Mom used to apply coconut oil in my hair every single day and send me to school. Yes, you know that round-faced kid in your school with slick black partitioned hair? I was that kid. Although I cringe at the memory now, I cannot help but give the hair oil and my Mom their due credit. Years later, I realize that I obviously cannot go out in public with oil dripping from my hair. I try to oil my hair over the weekends but in a war between good habits and laziness, the latter always seems to claim victory. I, thus, end up oiling my hair only when they seem to be very obviously lacking in health and luster.





The Garnier Fructis Oil-In-Cream comes in a large bright yellow squeezy tube with a flip cover. I loved the happy yellow color. I have already mentioned in earlier posts that I am not comfortable with squeezy tubes for long distance travels. However, I like the fact that it is an easy squeezy packaging and I don’t have to fight with the tube to let the product out.PicsArt_09-10-12.11.31

My View of the product

The best feature of this new kid on the block is that it smells heavenly. So unlike your traditional hair oil that either smells unpleasant or  too good to the point that it hurts the nose, this one is mild and lovely. Secondly, it is a multipurpose product. You can use it as a hair oil or as a leave-in conditioner on your towel dried hair, which means you buy one product and you get to save money on the other. Speaking about money, this costs you only Rs.100 which in my view is a total steal!


Let’s discuss how effective it is. It gets absorbed easily and is non-sticky to a very large extent. It also does not feel heavy. So while I will not shy away from going out to run a quick errand with Garnier Oil-in-cream in my hair, it does give a tiny amount of stiffness to your hair while it sits on it. Understand it similar to how  your brother’s/guy’s hair turn when they apply hair cream (depending on the quantity they use of course).

I usually apply it on my scalp and massage a bit and finally run it along the length of my hair. It is, however, not very easy to massage in. Obviously it is not a liquid product so you can predict that. After keeping it overnight, you can easily move on to washing it away with your shampoo or go the reverse way like we spoke about a few posts ago.

The hair fall remains same and I am positive it does not instigate a mass hair exodus. I will still recommend that if you see a spike in your hair fall after using it at least 3-4 times, you can ditch it. Speaking of the claims, I never understand when these hair products insist they can give you “stronger” hair. I don’t have to pull stuff from my hair so I don’t know how strong they are. I just like the feeling I have after I wash my hair with this product. The hair feels clean and good — which according to me is nice enough. As a leave-in conditioner too, I thought it was pretty effective and it helped to smooth away the frizz. However, I used it only along the length of my hair.


  • Smells fantastic
  • Absorbs well into the hair
  • Easy on pocket
  • Multi-purpose as it doubles up as a leave in conditioner


  • No improvement in the strength of hair. For me, the hair fall is as it is.

TEC Verdict: 4.7/5

Honestly, there are not much of cons. It is a good product and I know I have found a regular member for my shelves. Also, because I know it is pretty mess-free, I do not feel lazy to use it, unlike a hair oil. Having said that, I still make sure that I stick to the old school ways of oiling my hair at least once in two weeks.

In short, I really liked Garnier Oil-in-Cream. If you happen to like it as well, tell us about it. If you think completely opposite of what we thought of the product, definitely tell us about it. We will be the ones sitting in front of our laptops, waiting to hear from you.

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