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When TRESSME first launched and was at rock bottom promotional prices in Superdrug I confess I went a little crazy and invest in buying a larger than exepcted amount for this range. The reasons were:
2) The advertising of salon hair at home
4) Friends had made a big deal of it
Yes, silly I know but you just never know when something will work for you and take off.
With Provitamin 5, this product claims to add volume and lift to hair using a lightweight formula.
From my point of view, having thick long hair, this I would not recommend to anyone to try. As it does nothing. It doesn't add volume or even help the scalp by effectively removing product build up. My hair felt no different, didn't look shiny or help in other way. I also wasn't particularly keen on the smell, definitely not a salon smell, just my opinion:)
However, my mum tried this, who has thin short, mid-length hair and it worked okay, not great enough to purchase again but good enough to finish the bottle and not waste it.
I would, therefore, recommend this product to those with finer hair and possibly shorter.
At the time of purchase, maybe two years ago, this did not advertise specifically for which hair this is ideal for but recently it has on the bottle what hair types it is best for.
However on buying again, mainly for my Mum, we didn't see a big difference, thankfully the bottles were small.
In my opinion, it doesn't quite live up to what it claims.
Typically at £2.99 a bottle, this conditioner isn't the cheapest product available on the market but I have found it tends to last me a couple of months so it is a pretty good investment. I have used a heat defence spray by Tresemme faithfully for many years so I had high hopes for their range of shampoos and conditioners.
The packaging is quite plain and I don't particularly like the lid. It is a pop up lid with a very small hole to squeeze the conditioner out of. The product itself however is fairly good. It is of a good consistency and can be easily applied to the hair. I tend to use a blob about the size of a 50 pence piece as I have found much more can make my hair feel quite greasy. I massage the product in to my hair and then leave it to work for about 2 minutes as recommended on the bottle. Once dried my hair does feel lovely and clean and noticeably soft which was an unexpected added benefit. The volumising effect was noticeable but it looked quite natural which I was relieved about - I didn't want my hair looking really stiff and fake. Instead it looks soft and healthily volumised. I would like there to be a slightly stronger smell from the conditioner as it is do subtle that I can barely smell it once my hair has been dried.
All in allI would recommend this product - a healthy volumised effect for an affordable price.
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.