Recently I became a BzzAgent. If you’re wondering, ‘What the heck is that?’ BzzAgent is a Boston-area marketing by word of mouth company. The premise goes that you sign up, answer fun surveys on your use of various products and then get invited to ‘campaigns.’ With those campaigns you get to often try products for free and then if you want you can write a review on the website, on your blog, on Facebook, Twitter, etc. I signed up as I thought it sounded like fun! Especially since I knew there was the opportunity to try food products, amongst other things.
My goal is to only accept campaigns for things I genuinely have an interest in and/or that I think my readers would also be interested in. I receive these products at no charge, and will always write my honest review, even if I don’t like something.
My first invite was for Sleek & Shine shampoo and conditioner by Garnier Fructis. I decided to accept is as I know I personally deal with major frizz issues and I know I’m not alone when it comes to fighting with my hair. I’m betting plenty of you also have your own hair issues.
So, it’s been one week since I started using the Garnier Fructis shampoo/conditioner that I received complimentary from BzzAgent. My overall impression so far is it’s a nice shampoo/conditioner and I’d definitely consider buying it to use again in the future. But, I’m not necessarily over the moon for it.
I have long, thick, wavy hair that blows up like a balloon at the slightest hint of moisture in the air. After years of dealing with it I’ve learned never to expect miracles from any product. Some definitely work better than others. But no product is going to totally change the DNA makeup of my hair. And I’m OK with that.
I’ve learned how to manage my hair well enough and know I will never have thin, straight, and undamaged hair! What I can expect is that there are products out there that will help me in that management of my crazy hair. I think the Sleek & Shine does a decent job at that. In the past week I’ve noticed a reduction in the size of my hair (even on rainy days). It feels smoother and less damaged then it actually is (from all these long years of hair color abuse! ) I really like the consistency of the conditioner. Recently I started using the little conditioners that come with the hair dyes because they are thick and really make my hair nice and smooth. The Sleek & Shine conditioner had a similar feel. So, if nothing else I think I’d keep some of this conditioner on hand.
Now, I don’t love the smell. I prefer vanillas, coconuts, etc…But it doesn’t smell bad either and I suspect plenty of people would like it just fine. Just a personal quirk I guess and not a big deal really. Honestly, I’d prefer a product that works first and foremost, which I ‘d say this does. My hair definitely feels sleeker and looks shinier. Is it thinner, smoother, and totally resistant to all humidity? No, but I wasn’t expecting that anyway.
So, overall I’d give this product a passing grade. Like I said, its impossible for any product to change your hair into something its not, but it is possible for it to make life a little easier when dealing with it; and that Sleek & Shine does well! Heck, based on my good experience with the shampoo I decided to try out the hair color as well…these days those grays come in too fast to get to the expensive salon all the time…sigh…
My next campaign is a food product, which I’m very excited for! If you’re interested in becoming a BzzAgent, go to their site and sign up! I’m having fun so far, and I say this on my own accord- no one has paid me or even asked me to say so!