Over the past couple of weeks I have most definitely become a Tresemme girl thanks to this new line and a few other favorite products. When I first received them, I was extremely skeptical based on what I learned in Can You Get Hooked On Lip Balm? last year. The bottles claim to reduce split ends by up to 80% in three uses and I immediately called shenanigans. There is nothing you can do to repair a split end because hair is dead. You can temporarily keep it stuck together with hair products, but you cannot heal it. The only real solution is to get a trim above where the hair is split and take better care of your tresses in the future!
Despite my initial concerns, I’m glad I gave the products a chance because—for the most part—I really like them.
Shampoo & Conditioner ($5.69 each)
The shampoo is exceedingly gentle and has not aggravated my dandruff-prone scalp the way most shampoos do. It feels very rich, and I love that I don’t have to worry about my hair being squeaky clean—a.k.a. shredded—after washing. The conditioner also feels very rich, yet it isn’t thick like most deep conditioners. The closest texture I can think of is melted chocolate. It feels physically heavy while remaining a liquid. I liked this a lot, and I didn’t have any issues with it weighing my hair down.
Split End Sealing Serum ($5.39)
This was slightly less useful to me, as I’ve never been able to get serums right. I used the silicone-laden serum on damp hair before blow drying and didn’t seem to notice a huge difference. I actually found another styling product (and I almost never use hair styling products) from Tresemme that I like much better, and I will review it very soon.
Leave-in Conditioning Spray ($5.39)
This was probably the least useful item for my hair, but I can see it being very useful for women whose hair gets tangled after washing or swimming. This would be a great product to spray in and comb through so that you don’t rip your hair to shreds and cause more split ends.
The line also includes a Leave-in Conditioning Treatment (also $5.39), however there was a mix-up with my package and I didn’t receive it.
Each of the products in this line contains keratin, niacinamide, and biotin in addition to the usual suspects. It’s nice to see these products outside of expensive salon brands, but I can’t be sure how effective they are. For instance, biotin and niacinamide are both recommended as oral supplements for hair health, but I don’t know if they’re as effective when you apply them directly to the hair (my guess is no). Anyone with more science background is welcome to weigh in!
I’m glad I tried these, and I will definitely continue using the three products I liked. I think the shampoo and conditioner in particular are a great value, and I plan to purchase with my own money when I run out.
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by TRESemmé via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are my own and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of TRESemmé.