January 8, 2012

Garnier Fructis Style Wonder Waves -- before & after, pics, review

Hello, Beautiful!

My surgery is just a few days away and I'm officially nervous. I have so much to do before and limited time to get it done. Because of that, I'm not taking any blog sale orders until at least a week or two after my surgery. Also, I will be posting a HUGE giveaway at some point within the next week. I have plans to post the giveaway on the day of my surgery, but we'll see how things go. Anyhow...

I love using wave sprays to easily change up my hair style. If I don't feel like blow drying my hair that day I'll let it air dry, then use a wave spray and I'm good to go. I've used a few wave sprays over the years, the first being one from Frederick Fekkai (the original), and then the Frederick Fekkai Beach Waves spray. The original was the best, but it was the one hair styling product that would disappear from my home. I went through two bottles and both magically disappeared. I bought the Beach Waves version because I couldn't find the original in stores anymore. I didn't like it as much. Then I tried the Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray, and that really did not do the job at all. I had a coupon for Garnier Fructis styling products, so I tried their version of wave spray: Wonder Waves.

I like it, but I don't love it (nothing will be as good to me as the original Frederick Fekkai wave spray). It works pretty good and with some hair spray on top has good staying power.

Check out my pics, before & after, stats, and review...

Garnier Fructis Style Wonder Waves

Garnier Fructis Style Wonder Waves
Before & After:
[My hair was still a little wet in the after pic above.]

Garnier Fructis Style Wonder Waves PRO's & CON's:
PRO's: affordable, works good for the price
CON's: not the best I've tried; no staying power without hairspray on top

Basic stats for Garnier Fructis Style Wonder Waves:
Formula: liquid; comes out as spray
Wear: not much staying power on its own; good staying power with a hairspray on top
Cost/Availability: About $3.00 to $4.00 depending where you shop (8.5 fl oz full size). Available at Wal-Mart, Target, CVS, etc. Basically anywhere Garnier Fructis products are sold.
Packaging: round bottle; spray-top
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Kisses

A liquid spray made with fruit micro-waxes and texturizing polymers to help shape and hold waves. Lightweight moisturizing humectants and silicone provide soft conditioning without weighing hair down.

Not much staying power on its own; you'd have to re-apply throughout the day to refresh your look. If you set it with hair spray (once the wave spray dries completely), it will last longer. A lot will depend on the way your hair normally holds curl. My hair doesn't hold curl well, even though my natural hair (when air dried) has a natural slight wave to it. For those with wavier hair to begin with, or those whose hair holds curl well, may have amazing results with this spray.

About $3.00 to $4.00 depending where you shop (8.5 fl oz full size). Available at Wal-Mart, Target, CVS, etc. Basically anywhere Garnier Fructis products are sold.

Rounded green tinted translucent bottle with spray-top and pull-off cap.

Garnier Fructis Style Wonder Waves Review:
This is a nice product, especially for the price. I like using it but it's not the best I've ever used. Right now it's the only wave spray I'm using.

It has a nice smell; not too strong and fruity. It doesn't last in my hair all that long on its own, but I wait for it to completely dry, then set with hair spray and I get better, longer lasting results.

Overall, yes, I would recommend this!

Now let me know what you think...
What do you think of this product? Do you own this already, or is this on your must-try list? Discuss in the comments below.


  1. Haven´t used this spray but it sounds like a good product!

  2. Great review!!!
    I like garnier products.

  3. When I had natural wavy hair a few years ago this was my go-to product to enhance them! Now that my hair is so curly that it's constantly in ringlets, I just resort to blowing it out straight -_- I can't find anything to tame my frizz or enhance my curls nicely!! A huge pain.


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