Review: Garnier Fructis Surf Hair
I don’t know how many people have heard of this product, but I’ve been using it every single day for over six months. I have very long, naturally curly hair. For about five years I used Redken’s Rough Paste after I showered in order to hold my curls in place. It was a creamy white paste that I would scrunch into my hair and would dry soft, not sticky or crunchy or hard. I absolutely hate mousse (no thank you, crinkles) and I think hairspray leaves my hair feeling weird. The Redken product was anywhere between $15 and $20 and I was having a hard time finding it in stores, so I needed a replacement.
When I found Surf Hair I wasn’t sure if it would match my love of Rough Paste. I think, in all honesty, it’s even better than the Redken product. It comes in a 5.1oz container which lasts me probably two months, if not longer. Actually I bought five of them in May and I still have 2.5 left, I believe. It smells beachy but not overwhelming; I really like it. It suggests taking a dime size amount but I use much more, probably because of how much and how thick my hair is.
I towel dry my hair and almost immediately flip my hair over, scoop some into my hands, rub it between my fingers and then run it through my hair from the ends to my scalp, scrunching it. Then I just let it air dry naturally and I have beautiful curls every day. Really this product eliminates frizz and keeps hair in a soft, flexible hold and that’s why I love it. If you have naturally straight hair, or just wavy hair, I believe this paste will give you the “surf hair” effect, tossled and effortless.
Definitely recommended and I’ve seen it retail anywhere between $3 and $5 for a container.