Garnier Frutics Oil-In-Cream Oil Replacement Cream | Leave-In Conditioner/Treatment/Oil | Review

“The new generation of hair oil is a cream.
Now get twice the nourishment* of hair oils in a non sticky cream format

• Nourishes and hair feels stronger
• Zero stickiness and mess
• Pleasant long lasting fragrance
• Formula enriched with Coconut, Olive & Almond Oils

How do I use it?
Simple! Use it just like a hair oil.

Before Wash: Massage into hair and scalp for 1 to 2 minutes. Oil in cream intensely nourishes your hair and transforms it.

After Wash: Wash your hair with Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Shampoo and Conditioner. Use on hair lengths for easy manageability and styling.

Overnight: Massage into hair and scalp for 1 to 2 minutes and leave overnight. Wash away with Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Shampoo and Conditioner for intense nourishment.

*Instrumental test – 3 pre-wash applications”

Garnier launched this Oil/Cream product a few months ago and I have been using it pretty much every time I was my hair. So I think it is only right to chop up a review on this. This product, according to Garnier, is a oil in cream form. The ingredient list does mention a presence of “mineral oil” and “coconut oil” in it, but you don’t really feel it when you touch the product. It is a white in colour cream of thick viscosity. You can use this as an overnight treatment, a leave-in conditioner or as a massage oil/cream before hair wash.
Now from the 3 separate usages mentioned by Garnier, the only way it actually works for me while giving me good results is after hair wash as a leave-in conditioner. The other two methods are, in my opinion, to push it as an actual oil, which lets face it, it is not. 
As an overnight treatment it is not as comfortable as actual oils are. The smell is too strong and the presence of mineral oil and other chemicals is too off-putting for me to apply it on my scalp or near my facial skin. Also the thick texture hardly penetrates the roots to give any nourishment. Same goes for using it before wash. It is just redundant.
Now, this very this texture works better when it is used on damp hair as a leave-in conditioner. It kind of forms a layer on top of my frizzy hair, makes them slightly heavier and sleeker. Bear in mind not to overdo it as it may make hair look limp. 
It is not a bad product, but it is not great either. It comes in a 200g pack and costs INR100 which I think is a bargain. 
Will I consider Repurchasing it? – Nope, there are far better leave-in conditioners available in the market albeit not this cheap. But why waste even 100 bucks on something that you have make work. Also, the smell…ehh too strong!

So have you tried this product yet? If so, how do you like using it?