Winter Hair Care & Garnier Ultimate Blends Delicate Oat Review

During winter, it’s not just your skin that suffers from the dry air. Your hair suffers too. Dry air from heaters and the cold and dry winter air robs hair of moisture. Here are a few tips to help combat dry winter hair.

keep washing  to a minimum

To prevent your hair from drying out too much, was your hair 2-3 times a week and always make sure you dry your hair before leaving the house. The moisture in your hair combined with the cold air will further damage your hair by making it brittle and dry.

Condition Right

Your hair needs all the moisture it can get during winter, so condition away! To keep dryness at bay, use a good hair masque or hot oil treatment once a week for deeper conditioning. Daily conditioners only deal with the surface of the hair, while a hair masque can deliver powerful nourishment and hydration to your follicles. Make sure that you use a moisturising masque, and not a protein masque, as it could dry your hair out even more! Stay away from the protein in winter, lovelies.

Shine And Bounce

After you’ve washed your hair, comb it out with a wide-toothed comb and apply raw honey to your hair from the roots to the tips. Cover up with a shower cap for 30 minutes and rinse. Honey is a humectant that seals in the moisture and helps restore shine and bounce to dull and damaged hair.

Coconuts for Olive Oil

Warm up two teaspoons of coconut or olive oil and massage it slowly on your scalp. This slow massaging helps the oil penetrate deep into the roots and will help to keep your scalp moisturized and improve blood circulation.

Drying Your Hair

The way you dry your hair can contribute to damage and breakage. Don’t ever rub your hair dry with a towel as the friction will cause damage. The best way to dry your hair is to gently squeeze the excess moisture out with a towel and then use a blow dryer on the medium setting. If, like everyone else on the planet, you’re using the hottest setting to speed things up, make sure that you’re holding your hairdryer 15 centimeters away from your head.


The new Ultimate Blends offering from Garnier  is especially for sensitive scalps and fragile hair, enriched with rice cream to moisturise and protect and oat milk to soothe and soften. Rice cream has hydrating properties and Oat milk is rich in Vitamin B1, calcium and iron.

The packaging is pretty and the bottles are creamy white and pink. The shampoo is white and creamy and lathers up nicely. The conditioner is thicker, although not too thick, and smells so yummy. Every time I use it, I can’t stop smelling my hair. There is also a thicker conditioner in the form of a Hydrating Balm Mask, but I can’t say how it works because I haven’t tried it. 

Tester under dermalogical supervision, users tested it as 95% gentle for their scalp, 97% provides a soothing sensation to the scalp, 95% soothes the sensations of an itching scalp, 93% gentle on my hair and 95% cleans hair very well. Results confirm that the shampoo is very well tolerated and can be used by the whole family (adults and children above 3 years). I don’t have sensitive scalp, only dry hair, so I can’t say how it will work for sensitive scalps.

Overall, my hair feels silky soft and bouncy and never heavy. The formula is light enough to nourish but not heavy enough to weigh my hair down. I love the fact that the formulation is free of parabens and contains natural extracts. It does contain silicons.

The Ultimate Blends range has a wide offering. For damaged and prone to breakage hair, go for the Honey Treasures kind, for very dry & damaged hair, Avocado oil & Shea butter is your solution, for normal hair, try the 5 Plant range, for dry & frizzy hair try the Coconut oil & Cocoa butter variant and for colour treated hair go for the Argan oil & Cranberry range.


I am in love with this new range from Garnier. It feels like lush, luxe hair care but at a really reasonable price point.