“ Brand: Tresemme / fade protection conditioner / Type: Conditioner / What it does: Vitalizes, Protects, „
As has I had written about the Tresemme shampoo, I thought I might as wel do the conditioner that I use with the shampoo. The one I have been using is the Tresemme Colour Revitalise Conditioner.
Again this is a large 900ml bottle, the shampoos seem to be black and the conditioners are white. Now there is a few different conditioners so this one has the brand name across the top. At the side in red Colour Revitalise and then in a red block colour fade protection.
I noticed the shampoo is a clear liquid whereas this item is a creamy milky colour and quite thick. I was trying to think of what it actually smells like and it was a hair salon. The moment when you walk into the reception area and can smell all the freshly washed hair.
How to use it
First shampoo hair with Colour Revitalise Fade Protection Shampoo to protect your colour from fading while washing - they would say this but not necessarily true.
Apply conditioner all over hair to shield your hue (or apply only from mid-shaft down to ends if you have oily hair).
Use a wide-tooth comb to detangle hair and distribute the conditioner all the way to the ends.
Leave conditioner on hair for 1-3 minutes.
Rinse thoroughly with warm water.
Enjoy your gorgeous, vibrant colour for up to 40 washes*!
What I liked about this item was after using my hair felt luxurious, really soft and silky. I don't wash my hair every day about 2/3 times a week. I had hi - light in my hair before Christmas so need to get mine redone sometime this month. I felt this product kept the colour alot longer than other products
The Tresemme range was originally just used in salons and not available in the shops. They wanted to bring that salon feeling to the home, so the supermarkets starting stocking them. Again I bought this item when on offer for £2 in Asda. Its currently on offer in Tesco at the moment.
Worth a try if you have coloured hair like myself
Savers are currently selling a huge bottle of this conditioner from Tresemme for £1.99 for 900ml!
Tresemme started in salons so it feels like your having a salon style experience using this conditioner. It works best with the shampoo which I will review seperately. My hair is quite long although not too thick. I dye my hair to even out the brown colour every 8-10weeks so it can be dry without a good conditioner.
It comes in a large white bottle, there is a button which you press and then turn it upside down and the product will come out with a bit of squeezing. The decoration on the bottle is quite dull with a white label and red decoration on the front. Basically its not there to impress you with the bottle its just to do a job.
It claims to protect your colour for 40 washes but I havent used it 40 times yet so cant tell you if this is true. My hair does feel soft and supple, and I am able to style it and the colour hasnt washed out yet.
I use a large blob in my hand and rub it into my hair especially at the ends and leave it on for about 5 minutes whilst I do all my other shower washing. Then I comb it and then rinse out. It does take a while to rinse as theres so much product and it does tend to stick to your hair slightly.
The product smells really fresh although a bit chemically if you smell to closely. It contains green tea, rosemary and sunflower and when dried it does have a slight hint of those flavours.
This bottle will last me quite a few washes although if you have short hair it will last you for ages. So if you have a Savers store near you I think this is the cheapest I have seen it.
I normally only come home for a day or two at a time and so rarely bring more than a very small suitcase. I use my mam's hair dryer and straighteners while I'm here and still have some of my own beauty products here and so only really take clothes, my laptop, make up and moisturiser down with me. The one thing I always forget to bring with me or buy new is shampoo, and so I always end up using either my mam's or my dad's. This is how I ended up using this Tresemmé Colour Protection Shampoo despite not having coloured hair myself. I didn't think that this would be a problem, reasoning that although I wouldn't need any colour protection benefits, this shampoo would still make my hair nice and clean as it does my mam's. I recently reviewed the shampoo, stating that I was very disappointed by it as it didn't properly clean my hair at all, meaning that I still had to use dry shampoo after drying my hair to make it look presentable. Despite this, and despite the fact that I almost never use conditioner as I've rarely found one that doesn't make my hair look either greasy or just weighed down, I decided to give the Tresemmé Colour Protection conditioner a go when I last had a shower at my parents' house. My mam had commented that she previously hadn't been sure about my recent hair style, which is a lot longer as it used to be, as she said I seemed to have quite a few split ends and the bottom of my hair didn't look good. I've managed to cut off quite a few split ends but I still thought it might be worth giving this conditioner a go in case it did in fact do what it's supposed to and improve the condition of my hair.
== Tresemmé Colour Protection Conditioner ==
I am surprised to say that I was actually impressed by this conditioner. I reserved my use of it to the bottom two inches or so of my hair, as this is the area that is driest and where the split ends are found, as well as this hopefully avoiding any greasiness issues as it wouldn't be anywhere near my roots. Brushing my wet hair after a shower was a much easier experience after using this conditioner, as although it didn't remove knots entirely, my hair was a lot softer than normal and it wasn't as difficult to get a brush through it.
After drying and straightening my hair, the conditioner's positive effects were even more pronounced: the bottom of my hair both looked and felt so much sleeker and nicer than it has in a while. Of course my split ends are still there (I know, I know - I should get it cut) but their visible appearance is reduced and my hair did look a lot better for having used conditioner. Almost as importantly, it feels much softer and nicer too, and I've been impressed all day when I happen to touch my hair and feel how nice it is. I don't have dyed hair so I'm afraid that I cannot comment on the colour protection aspect of this conditioner, but my mam dyes her hair a shade darker and has positive things to say about it, so I'd take that as a good sign.
== Conclusion ==
Many of you may be thinking that my being impressed with this conditioner is mainly to do with me not normally using a conditioner rather than this being a particularly good one, but that's not entirely the case. I do occasionally use conditioner but invariably don't continue to do so for very long, as often they make my hair greasy as I said earlier, or at the very least don't do very much for my hair at all and so I don't find it worth my while and money to use conditioner. This one, however, has inspired me to try to find a good conditioner that works well with my hair and makes it look better looked after.
In any case, I do like this conditioner and would recommend it. As I've said, I don't have personal experience of using it on coloured hair, but my mam does feels positively about it. As well as being good, this conditioner and in fact all Tresemmé shampoos and conditioners appear to be very good value, at between £3 and £5 for 500ml bottles. Especially if you don't use it on a daily basis, 500ml of conditioner should last you several months, making this a real bargain if it works well on your hair.
A few weeks ago I coloured my hair and decided to change my shampoo and conditioner. I shop online with Asda and they had the Tresemme colour revitalise shampoos and conditions on offer at three for £10. I felt this was a very good deal because the bottle are 900ml which is huge compared to some other shampoos and conditioners that cost much more.
I bought the appropriate shampoo to go with the conditioner which I have reviewed separately.
After shampooing my hair I used a small amount of conditioner and rubbed it into my hair from root to tip. I then left the conditioner in my hair for a few minutes and then rinsed it thoroughly as I would with my usual conditioner. I didn't read the instructions on the bottle as I have been using conditioner for many years and assume that you use them all the same way.
The bottle is white but translucent so you can see the contents and has a flip top lid. The conditioner doesn't have a very strong smell but is quite a sweet smelling conditioner. I had been using the Alberto Balsam Tea tree tingle shampoo and conditioner and these have a very distinctive smell. The conditioner feels smooth and creamy and is easily applied.
The first few times I used the conditioner I was quite pleased with the results and my hair felt shiny and manageable. I can't say that I noticed my colour lasted longer than it would normally as the colour I used is very close to my nature shade anyway and I only use it to cover the ever increasing grey. I coloured my hair a while ago now so can only assume that all the colour has gone now anyway.
I have been using the conditioner and the appropriate shampoo for about six weeks now and I am still about a third of the way from the bottom. I am desperate to finish the conditioner and go back to my normal brand. My hair is heavy and dull and gets knotted easily. I don't feel that it is clean after I have shampooed it and then I can't seem to rinse all the conditioner out. My hair feels dirty all the time and my scalp feels greasy and always like it needs washing. I have tried using less conditioner and rinsing more thoroughly but this does not help. I even tried changing my shampoo as I had a few dregs left of the alberto balsam and although this made my hair feel clean after washing once I added the conditioner it felt horrible again.
I would usually wash my hair on alternate days but can go another day with my usual brand if necessary. I have felt that with this shampoo and conditioner my hair could do with washing everyday even though I never use any other hair products apart from a very occasional squirt of hairspray.
I would not recommend this conditioner and can't wait to get back to my usual brand.
I tried the shampoo and loved it, what use is using a colour saving shampoo and a paint stripper type of conditioner on coloured hair? I bought this Tresemme Color Protection Color Revitalize Conditioner at the same time I bought the shampoo in a three for £10 promotion in my local supermarket. As I wrote I my shampoo review I recently decided to test out a specific shampoo and conditioner that was aimed at preserving the tone and shine of colour treated hair after having experienced rapid colour fade after my last few salon visits.
The conditioner comes in a nice, big and white plastic bottle; most of Tresemme's conditioners come in this packaging to differentiate them from their shampoo bottles. The Tresemme branding is bold on the bottle being black and red and the product type and description is clearly visible. I have the 900ml bottle but it is also available in a 500ml size. The conditioner is easily squeezed out of the bottle (though it can be heavy when new!) by pressing the shutter cap on the top to 'open' or 'close' which keeps the product sealed and secure in the container.
The conditioner itself is not as thick as some brands I have used, but firm enough to not run off you're your hands once you have removed it from the bottle. The consistency makes it simple to spread over a large amount of your hair, evenly and without wastage or using too much of the product. Like most conditioners is it a white, silky colour and looks really rich and nourishing.
So I firstly use my Tresemme colour protect shampoo and then rinse this out. I put a good amount of the conditioner into the palm of my hand and spread it all over my hair, particularly focussing on the ends which tend to become the most damaged from brushing and straightening. I leave the conditioner to soak into my hair for a few minutes and longer if I feel it needs a more intensive treatment and then thoroughly rinse it out. After I have used this my hair has a lovely shine and softened feel to it and combined with the shampoo my colour has lasted much longer than before.
* Advanced Color Lock Technology protects your hair so that colour stays radiant and beautiful for up to 40 washes.
* Green Tea, Rosemary, and Sunflower restore vital nutrients in colour-treated hair to soften hair and protect your hue.
* Seals hair cuticles after washing to lock in colour and leave hair ultra-shiny.
* Smooth's and detangles hair to prepare it for styling, while enhancing shine and silkiness.
I highly rate this hair conditioner, it is fully intended to moisturise your hair and keep the colour vibrant and salon quality. It definitely does its job along with a subtle yet pleasant fragrance thrown in. Available in all supermarkets, plus Boots, Superdrug etc and online. They can be really good value for money if you get them on offer.
My daughter and I colour our hair a lot so we need a good conditioner that will cope with our hair. My daughter has always liked using Tresemme products so when I saw they had brought out a colour fade protection conditioner I thought it was worth trying it out.
The bottle I bought was a large one, it contains 900ml of conditioner and weighs a ton lol, especially when you are buying a bottle of shampoo at the same time and have to carry them home from the town.
The good thing about the Tresemme products is that if you have a Wilkinson's near you they are always having promotions in store where you can buy the products cheaper, I paid just £1.99 for this large bottle of conditioner, it is usually prices at about £4.99. I always wait for them to come down on special offer then buy in a couple of bottles and store them in the cupboard. Due to the size of the bottle they last a really long time even with two of us using them.
The conditioner itself has such a lovely smell to it, it makes you think of being at the hair dressers, I don't know if this is what they use but it smells the same. The bottle is quite hard to squeeze some out though seeing as it is so big and the stuff inside is thick so what we tend to do it to squirt some out onto the edge of the bath so we can use two hands to control the bottle and then once we put the bottle down we scoop up the conditioner to use.
A little of this goes a long way, my daughter has quite long hair but she still only needs to squeeze out a small blob and it will cover her hair and it rubs in really well and makes the hair feel nice and slippery while it is on the hair. To rinse it out we use the shower hose and it comes out easily enough. After rinsing out, if you comb through your hair while it is still wet over the bath there are no tangle or if there are they seem to drop out quite quickly.
Once you have dried your hair with the hair drier it feels lovely and soft and silky and looks like it has a nice shine to it even though we have both dyed our hair. It helps to make the hair look nice and healthy. The back of the bottle tells you that it should keep your hair colour looking nice for 40 washes after you dye your hair so that would be quite a long time.
I think this conditioner is really worth the money especially when it is on special offer and I will definitely be buying it again.
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The colour of my hair is a Rihanna red colour, I use semi permanent dyes as you can't really get any crazy red permanent colour dyes, because of the colour of my hair and the way it fades a lot more quickly than most other colours, my OH picked this up in Wilkinson's for me the other week for me because it was on offer and I had told him a few days before how I wanted a shampoo and conditioner that would help keep in my colour longer.
When my OH came back with this I seen it was TRESemme, looked at the size of it and I asked him why he got it me when we couldn't afford it, he told me it was only £2.00, I was quite shocked because the size of it is a huge 900ml and will last a great while!
Unfortunately though, this is usually around £4.00, so if you use this and like it, go to Wilkinson's now!
The conditioner comes in a big white bottle, it's a tiny bit see through so you can kind of make out how much is left.
On the front is the TRESemme logo, and then a few more bits and bobs telling you the usual information, what it does, how to use, how it is used by professionals.
The writing on the bottle is black and red.
The conditioner is white in colour and has a thick texture to it.
This TRESemme conditioner
So on the back of the bottle, it has information on what THIS certain product does:
This conditioner promises to protect and lock in your colour for 40 washes! I should be a happy bunny then!
As well as protecting your colour, it also conditions your hair beautifully and makes sure it detangles your hair.
The colour protection system features Advance Colour Lock Technology which helps protect your hair colour, whilst the green tea, rosemary and sunflower will replenish vital moisture and keep your hair looking healthy.
Your hair colour shall stay softer longer and be easier to manage.
When I first used this, I didn't have the shampoo which for best results you are supposed to use before, but usually my shampoo and conditioners don't match and it doesn't really make a huge difference!
I pushed down the lid to use it, turned the bottle upside down and squeezed a 50p sized blob into my hands.
The smell of this conditioner is kind of fruity, but very strong, when first on your hair it is seriously strong but after you've put it in the smell isn't noticeable.
I run the conditioner through my hair, it says to use from mid lengths down but a lot of my conditioners say this and I don't take any notice, I like all my hair to be conditioned.
I massaged it into my hair, from root to tip and as I always do anyway, ran a wide tooth comb through my hair, tied up my hair with a bobble which I always have in the shower, and left to penetrate for around 5 minutes.
After I had finished cleaning myself, I rinsed the conditioner out of my hair, I noticed that there was a lot of dye coming from my hair even though this was meant to protect that ( even now the dye is still coming out just as fast )
my hair felt silky soft and very manageable, it felt like it still had a lot of conditioner in though, after around 3 minutes of trying to rinse it out, I noticed that my hair still felt like a lot of conditioner was left in it, I tried to rinse it out for around 3 more minutes but then gave up and just thought maybe its meant to feel like that much is left in.
After I towel dried my hair, it was still very heavy and it usually isn't, my hair was still soaked even though I had towel dried it, and my hair was silky soft, good you might think but nope, I didn't like it, it wasn't normal for it to feel like this.
Drying my hair took a bit longer than usual, and I couldn't dry it properly because there was still lots of the conditioner left in even though I had washed it out the best as I could.
My hair felt really heavy, and looked extremely greasy.
I'm still using this conditioner now ( due to not being able to afford a new one ) and nothings changed, my colour is still fading from my hair just as fast as it usually would.
I don't know why it's doing this to me but most TRESemme products seem to weigh my hair down and make it look greasy, must be something to do with my hair as I haven't read anyone else complain!
I've been using this for a while now and I don't see a difference in colour fading, still comes out to fast and my hair doesn't look or feel healthier.
Because of my experience I don't recommend!
How many conditioners can one girl go through in a lifetime? Well, if my amount of eyeshadows is anything to judge by I'd say many. Unless buying hair masques, I will only buy conditioners which specify they are for coloured hair, as well I don't know if you can guess from that description, but that I have... coloured hair!
Although L'oreal is a particular favourite, it's not when it comes to cost. Whilst browsing in Wilko's, I noticed that a 900ml bottle of Tresemme Colour revitalise & Colour fade protection conditioner, was onsale for a staggering £1.13! Nearly a litre of branded conditioner for £1? I'm sold! Bye bye 250ml of L'Oreal for £3....
As I have long, thick hair I do get through an awful lot of conditioner, and so as of late I have become a fan of salon sized shampoo's/conditioner (my Tigi Brunette Goddess I got for my birthday that previously reviewed, lasted me 6 months!). Although Salon sizes are generally £10-£15 depending on the brand, given how long they last I've found them to be much cheaper and convient in the long run.
Tresemme products tend to be fairly simplistic in design, either white or black packaging. This particular conditioner, is in a white bottle with a white lid, with black and red text on the front. The lid is one which you press down on to activate, and considering the size of the bottle I think it's a pretty useful mechanism. Often some conditioners are too difficult to open without mechanical intervention (or a strong person!), and then there are those which the lids never seem to stay on therefore ruining your suitcase if you travel with it. Thankfully the lid stays put when closed, and is easy to open so is the perfect balance!
Protects colour for 40 washes, while providing lightweight conditioning and detangling to colour-treated hair. This colour protection system features Advanced Colour Lock Technology to help protect colour while green tea, rosemary and sunflower replenish vital moisture to keep hair looking healthy. Colour stays gorgeous for longer and has is softer and more manageable.
The conditioner itself is a nice, glossy white, and has a nice consistency to it making it easy to distribute throughout the length of my hair. It smells not too dissimilar to other Tresemme products I have used. The smell is hard to describe, but it has a slight odd pugenty smell to it which I find a little off putting as it makes my hair smell of it afterwards. It's not entirely unpleasant, kind of like a strong planty conditioner kind of smell. Some may not mind this too much, but as I have long hair whereby you can really smell the products I have used, I would prefer something fruity smelling perhaps. Nevertheless, if you are a fan of Tresemme products then this smell may not bother you like it does me.
After I have dried my hair, I notice that my hair does look noticeably shiny, and my colour remains pretty much in tact. I have found that it is the colour you use which also effects how the conditioner will perform, as when I used to get my hair dyed in the salon the colour they used would simply wash out very noticeably per wash, no matter what products I used. I have since switched to dying my own hair with XXL live colour, and notice that I am able to get much better use out of my conditioners.
Whilst drying my hair with my hairdryer and a barrel brush (great for blow drying hair straight or to create volume), I notice that my hair glides through the brush quite smoothly and responds well to heat styling.
Although my hair is quite shiny and feels sleek (particularly towards the ends), the one thing I did notice is that this conditioner doesn't really help with the dreaded frizz once you are done styling. My hairdresser tells me that Moisture boosting shampoo's/conditioners are the best remedy for this, however as I only use colour products, this is something I haven't tried. A finishing serum is required to flatten down those stray flyaways.
Overall, I think for £1.13, this really is an excellent buy! This conditioner certainly has helped to maintain my colour and keep it looking shiny, however the smell and the fact it doesn't tame frizz is where it looses it's 5 star appeal. I also felt it was a little irritating on my neck as I do have extremely sensitive skin. Given the pro's and cons, it's certainly not a bad purchase at all and I know it's going to last me sometime, but it's not my favourite conditioner I have ever used. If you are looking for a colour conditioner to prolong your colour and your hair is in reasonably good condition, you will probably like this product. If your hair needs extra moisture or damage repair, and you want to buy this conditioner, you might be best off teaming it with a L'oreal masque (yellow pot for damage).
Price Check (March 2011):
It's worth shopping around in Wilko's, Superdrug, Bodycare to get this ultra cheap, however the Supermarkets do sell this product, but at a considerable hiked price!