Colder months can wreak havoc with your hair, and you may find your locks looking less than their best at these times. In fact, breakage, dryness and frizz can make a frustratingly regular appearance from autumn through to spring.

But luckily for us, hair care products like leave-in conditioners and deep conditioning masks can give your tresses that extra boost they need. Just like our new Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food range, which covers all bases – it’s a wash-out conditioner, leave-in conditioner and intensive hair mask all in one.

A product like this gives you complete control over what type of nourishing treatment your hair needs on any given day – without you having to use multiple products. So, how exactly do you use a 3-in-1 hair care formula? Follow our key steps for hair care satisfaction.

The wash-out conditioner method

The most-common way to use a conditioner is to apply it immediately after you’ve shampooed your hair, then wash it out. By using a conditioning formula as part of your standard routine, you can find your hair is glossier and smoother after washing. Here’s how to use Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food as a wash-out conditioner to fight frizz and flyaways.

Step 1: Prep your hair

Following the instructions on the bottle, apply your shampoo of choice to wet hair and rinse. Shampoo is an important preparatory step to ensure that your hair is clean and ready to absorb as much nourishment from your conditioner as possible, without weighing it down.

Step 2: Apply Hair Food

Take your pick from the Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food range, based on your individual hair needs, and scoop out a small dollop of product. Massage it into wet hair with your fingertips in a circular motion, working the product in from root to tip.

Step 3: Rinse

Once the product is evenly distributed through your hair, let it rest for a couple of minutes – as you would a standard conditioner – then rinse out thoroughly, working from your scalp down to the end of each strand.

The hair mask method

When you really need an extra boost of moisture, apply Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food as a hair mask. This method condition your hair right down to the roots – reducing the appearance of dryness and breakage.

Step 1: Prep your hair

A hair mask should never be applied to an unwashed scalp. So wash your hair, following your shampoo’s instructions, then rinse and towel dry your tresses.

Step 2: Apply Hair Food

Divide hair into sections and apply Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food to your strands from root to tip. Gently comb your hair to release tangles as you work your way through each section. Once all your tresses are covered in product, wrap your hair up in a towel. This will help seal in your Hair Food mask, for maximum absorption. Depending on how damaged your hair is, leaving it on for as little as 3 minutes can make a big change to your locks.

Step 3: Rinse

Once you’ve left the mask on for your desired time, lather with cool water, then rinse off.

The leave-in method

Want to go a step beyond regular-use, mask? Use Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food as a once-weekly moisturising leave-in treatment.

Step 1: Prep your hair or not

What’s best about using it as a leave-in is you can use it on wet or dry hair on the go.

Step 2: Apply Hair Food

Scoop a small amount of the formula into your hands and apply to lengths to tame frizz and leave hair super smooth.

HAIR FOOD THE RANGE!