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Tresemme are an affordable hair care brand that market themselves as being salon quality without the high price tag. I have tried several of their products, one of them being the Healthy Volume conditioner. It can be purchased at most good supermarkets or beauty stores, and is available in various sizes. I purchased mine as part of a 2 for £5.00 deal from Tesco, which was incredibly good value as you get a massive 900mls of product which will last for ages.
Tresemme say: "Professional performance formula containing thickening ingredients, adds volume without weight. Silk Protein and Pro Vitamin B5 build body into the hair. Rinses out completely for weightless, healthy volume every day."
The conditioner bottles are a translucent white colour and have a pop out lid which allows you to dispense the conditioner through a small hole. It can be very difficult to get the product out sometimes, especially if you are nearing the end of one of the larger bottles as you really have to shake it around and wait for the stuff to come to the other end of the bottle before you can squeeze it out. It would have been better if the lids were removable but you can't unscrew it as it is fixed in place.
The conditioner itself is a plain white colour that looks very much like any other conditioning product. It has a lighteight smooth texture and is creamy without being too thick or heavy. It has a fairly nice scent that gives your hair that fresh, clean smell but it isn't too noticeable or overpowering and it will fade away after a while.
Recommended directions for use: Apply evenly through hair, concentrating on the ends. Leave on for 2-3 minutes and rinse thoroughly.
To use, I normally just apply this to the lengths of my hair, from the nape of my neck down to the tips. This stops it from causing my roots to become greasy quickly, and ensures that my dry ends get the treatment they need without being overly weighed down. I have tried applying it to my roots and around the scalp in the hope that this would provide more body to my fine hair but I did not notice any extra lift or oomph afterwards.
This conditioner is listed as the lightest strength level that Tresemme do in their range, and I think this is probably why it doesn't work very well on my hair. As well as having fine thin hair, I am also prone to breakage, split ends and dryness along with greasy roots...nice mix! I need something stronger to stop my ends from drying out and going straw-like. With this conditioner I did not notice any improved volume, it just made my hair go frizzy and fluffy. It does feel smoother and softer afterwards but it looks in noticeably bad condition and doesn't really solve any of my hair problems.
The large bottles last for months and months, and it would have been good value for money if the product had suited my hair type. Unfortunately I didn't get any extra volume, and instead it left my hair looking frizzy and malnourished. It did help my hair to feel softer but I can tell by the number of split ends that are appearing that this is not strong enough to keep my hair from becoming damaged. An ok conditioner that would probably suit someone with a normal hair type, but it's certainly not suited to my troubled locks.
I am not a fan of TRESemme, I have to admit. Usually It makes my hair thin, straw-like and un-manageable. I don't voice these opinions to people because I don't really care that much. And that is the reason I now have most of a 900ml bottle of this stuff, as well as the shampoo equivalent. They were a present from my wonderful Mum who didn't know how much I would have preferred Head and Shoulders.
This "healthy volume" is a considerable improvement on most TRESemme I feel. My hair still doesn't feel or act the way I want and the advertising campaign labeling it salon worthy; "professional affordable" is a stretch I do think. I have to say though, it does what it says on the tin. I have healthy volume, perhaps even a little too healthy. For the last 10 mins I have been fighting my hair down with a hat infact.
Also, I am aware that Conditioners do act differently person to person so maybe I am being a bit hasty. The 900ml bottle is very convenient as well because It means I don't need to go hair product shopping for the rest of my life. 900ml of conditioner, at the rate I am using it at the moment will probably last me another 9 months living on my own with not much hair to wash!
For a "professional standard" conditioner the packaging is rubbish. Black, white and orange, nothing stands out and nothing looks good. It has some vitamins in or something but that doesn't really mean anything to anyone does it? All the directions and information are on the back and you can tell how much you have used because the product is darker than the translucent bottle.
It's fine... If you have a male friend that lives on his own and needs some conditioner, hook him up with a 900ml bottle of this but don't go for any of the other TRESemme products because this is the best. It keeps your hair moisturized, volumised, strong and affordable.
For people that need their hair looking AMAZING, i would suggest shopping around. Don't be fooled by this lie of an advertising campaign, TRESemme is no more salon quality than any other brand conditioner and I have used plenty that are better.
I got a special buy one get on free offer at boots on Tresemme Healthy Volume conditioner, priced at £2.99. Seems a little pricey for one bottle but as your getting two I thought it was a pretty good deal and thought I would give it a try after always seeing the TV advert several times lately.
A salon conditioner at a affordable price? I think not, compared to other brands this is still expensive in comparison to supermarket products.
I've got really lifeless blonde hair so I opted for the Tresemme Healthy volume conditioner for fine flat hair. It is supposed to build body on my hair giving it fullness and making it weightless, not that my hair is heavy anyway!
Anyway the lowdown on Tresemme is that it's a conditioner created by hair professionals with a professional formula containing Pro vitamin B5. The conditioner comes in a large white 500ml plastic bottle which has all the details on the bottle written in Black and Orange, I wouldnt say the packaging was that attractive for something thats supposed to be the best. The bottle has a press top lid which I hate to be honest as the small hole where the conditioner is squeezed out from gets really clogged if left to dry after use. The bottle fits in with the green world as its recyclable.
The recommendation of using the conditioner is to apply a even spread through the hair and leave it on for at least 2-3 minutes before rinsing thoroughly. It does recommend using their shampoo but don't they always? In my experience any shampoo is just as effective and its all another money making scam. As with all conditioner products it is recommended that u keep it well clear from your eyes .
The conditioner itself is a bit non descript, looking at a blob on my hand it is white and smells ever so like my handcream in other words hardly a smell at all. The texture is smooth creamy and slightly greasy and applied to my hair well without making it feel like a heavy greaseball. Having left for the recommended two minutes and then rinsed it thoroughly under my shower, my coombe ran through my hair smoothly and my hair squeaked clean and did not feel heavy at all. All in all when my hair dried felt ever so smooth and very shiny.
I would recommend this product but its a little pricey just for one bottle, better to buy it when you get a reasonable deal! In my opinion I can say that even though i liked this conditioner, my usual supermarket brand did just a good a job at half the price.