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Brand: Tresemme / Type: Hair Shampoo / What it does: Vitalizes, Protects,

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      15.08.2013 20:45
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      Fantastic hair product that I would recommend

      Tresemme is a major brand of hair products, mainly shampoo and conditioners, in different varieties. This review is based solely around the colour revitalise shampoo.

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      Tresemme has packaging that makes it easily recognisable as a brand, the shampoos are always in a chunky, black bottle with Tresemme in large letts at the top. The colour revitalise bottle has the secondary colour theme as red and the words 'colour revitalise' written sideways along one edge. On the back is the usually information you would find on a shampoo bottle - ingredients, directions, company information etc To get shampoo out of the bottle there is an area on the top of the lid that you push, the other side pops up slightly to allow you to get the product out of the bottle.

      Price
      Tresemme is quite a large bottle but can be on the more expensive side at times. If you find it on offer then it is a lot more affordable.

      Product
      This shampoo is white in colour and has a slightly thicker consistancy than a lot of other similar products. It is easy to get out of the bottle without spilling out everywhere and when it starts to run out you don't have to wait ages for it to run the length of the bottle to come out, simply shake slightly while upside down and it still comes out pretty easy.
      I have medium length, thick hair and I have found that I need to use less Tresemme at a time than I do with any other shampoo, this mixed with the bigger size of the bottle means this shampoo lasts me longer than any other I have used.
      I haven't noticed a change with regards of the quality of the colour of my hair keeping since swapping to Tresemme though, my hair simply holds it colour the same as it did before.
      My hair always feels refreshed and clean after using this shampoo and is complemented fantastically with the matching conditioner. I never have split ends, dry or greasy hair when using this shampoo and I get the added bonus of it seems to also add a little volume boost as well.

      I would highly recommend this product to anyone who dyes their hair regularly as it really gives it a boost. Your hair will thank you for it.

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        19.01.2013 17:12
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        Salon quality at home

        I dye my hair around every two months or so, in order for the colour to stay in my hair I use a colour specific shampoo and conditioner most of the time. The best value for money one that works is this Tresemme one. I found the really large bottle in Savers for £2.50 which was a bargin, but recently couldnt find it and so had to buy the 500ml bottle in Tescos for £1.87.

        It comes in a jet black bottle, with a press down lid that flicks up the other side to let the product out. It has the Tresemme logo, states used by professionals and has very salon style white writing.

        The actual shampoo colour is an ivory white colour, and is quite thick without being sticky or gloopy like some colour shampoos. It says that it protects colour for 40 washes, for me this is true but I know people with blonder hair who's colour doesnt last that long. I dye my hair dark brown and it works well for this.

        It contains green tea, sunflower and rosemary which gives your hair moisture lost by the colouring process. My hair feels clean and soft but not completely ruined after washing. I also use the conditioner in the same range which helps to soften my hair further.

        It smells light and fruity, not so strong as herbal essences but enough to smell like you have washed it. It feels like an expensive shampoo but obviously if you can get it on half price then it isnt. I dont use a huge amount in my hair although its quite long, just a 50p sized amount is fine. The large bottle has lasted me ages almost 3 months, and am now onto the smaller bottle.

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        12.07.2012 08:03
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        I shampoo I was very unimpressed with

        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. This review is then obviously written from the perspective of someone using it on natural, non-dyed hair.

        == Tresemmé Colour Protection Shampoo ==

        Unfortunately, I was not impressed with this shampoo at all. I used an average amount of it and washed my hair as I would with any other shampoo, and found it to lather up and rinse off fine. When I came to drying my hair, however, I found that some of my hair still felt greasy and not properly clean, despite me having used it properly in the shower. I then had to use dry shampoo to try to make this problem better before straightening; making me question why I even bothered washing my hair in the first place. I've used it on a couple of occasions, due to consistently forgetting to bring my own shampoo, and have had no better luck with it than with the first time I tried it. Luckily I remembered to buy shampoo at the station the last time I came home and so I haven't had to use it.

        Although I couldn't get away with it at all, I must point out that my mam really likes it and has bought it more than once. She dyes her hair slightly darker than her natural light brunette and so has need for colour protection in her shampoo, and I have to say that her hair usually looks lovely. She tried my shampoo this morning and said that she hated her hair after it and so I reckon that my dislike of Tresemmé Colour Protect will be down to my hair type, rather than it being a bad shampoo in itself. My hair is naturally more on the greasy side whereas my mam's isn't, so I wouldn't recommend trying this if you're also prone to greasiness.

        == Conclusion ==

        While I wouldn't ever by this for myself and so am loath to recommend it, my mam has had great results with it and her dyed hair does look lovely. It is very good value at £3.59 for 500ml, so if you have coloured hair it's not too much of a gamble to give it a go and see if it works for you. If you have greasy or non-dyed hair I'd stay clear of it, though.

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          10.07.2012 16:19
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          Overall, this shampoo is excellent quality and especially good value for money.

          I first bought Tresemme shampoo and conditioner about three years ago and have never looked back! Tresemme Colour Protection Shampoo is extremely good value for money as the bottle is very large and lasts a long time. I do not find the size of the bottles a problem when using them but I can see that they would be awkward if there was limited space or to take away on holiday. There are smaller versions available if this is more convenient, however I simply transfer a small amount of shampoo into another bottle if the situation arises.

          The shampoo itself really is excellent. Only a small amount is necessary to lather my hair and coupled with Tresemme conditioner, it leaves my hair feeling silky smooth and, most importantly, clean! As a result of using this shampoo, I have noticed that my hair is a more vibrant colour and the colour does last longer than with a regular shampoo. My sister used this shampoo despite having uncoloured hair and even she noticed that her natural hair colour was enhanced and looked visibly shinier.

          The scent of this shampoo is not overpowering, nor is it particularly girly however it leaves hair smelling fresh and clean and is a generally pleasant scent!

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          07.06.2012 16:01

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          Perfect for normal, coloured hair.

          I would happily recommend this shampoo to anyone who colours their hair. I dye my hair red, as you can imagine it is a colour that fades easily. This shampoo maintains my colour and prevents it fading better than any other shampoo I have tried. I find that when using the shampoo my hair stays reader for weeks longer than any other shampoo.

          I find that my hair is left feeling and smelling clean and fresh. It does not look oily or greasy after using the shampoo and my hair always looks silky. The only downside to this shampoo is that it doesn't really provide a lot of nourishment. I use the conditioner that goes along with the shampoo and find that i need to use something more nourishing on the ends from time to time.

          On the plus side the shampoo last my ages, you do not need a lot to give you a good lather and I find that one wash rather than two does the job great. I would recommend the shampoo to anyone with normal, coloured hair, who wants to maintain their colour for longer while keeping their hair healthy
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          07.04.2012 15:52
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          A reasonably good product

          ~Tresemme Colour Protection Shampoo~
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          I bought 2 large bottles of this shampoo when it was reduced to just 99p on a clearance shelf in store some time ago thinking that even though it was meant to be a colour protection shampoo it could not only be used by myself but by other family members as it would hopefully also enhance their naturally coloured hair too. The bottles I had were very large ones that held a really good amount of the shampoo as each one was a 500ml sized container. I really felt I had bought a bargain as these often sell for £2.99 to £3.99 in many stores and whilst I had not ever used this particular Tresemme product I had used others and found them to be reasonably good.


          ~The product bottle~
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          The sleek black plastic bottles that the shampoo came in were large and bulky, but well made and had easy to handle lids that worked as they should. I felt that the over large bottles were a little too big to keep in the shower, although they could be stood on the side of a bath if you have enough space perhaps. I decided to decant the shampoo into smaller sized bottles in the end so that they could be stored in the shower cubicle for ease of use as they took up too much room otherwise. You can buy smaller bottles of this product if wanted which are easier to find a place for and I know they even make travel sized products in this range if you want to take this shampoo away on holidays etc. I do feel that the large sized bottles offer great value for money but are not all that easy to store for ease of use.


          ~Using the product~
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          One thing I found nice when using this product was a soft yet fresh scent that the shampoo had, as I felt it really had that nice salon fresh smell that you get after a trip to the hairdressers. I don't think the scent is overly girly either as there were no complaints from other family members as to the fragrance imparted by the shampoo. I found the texture of the shampoo to be quite good on the whole, it was thicker than some shampoos I have used but not overly so and I found that I didn't need too much of this to create a nice soft lather with which to wash my hair.

          Washing and rinsing this shampoo is easy enough and no more effort was required to do so than with other shampoos I have used. After washing, my hair had a nice fresh scent to it that remained for a short time after my hair was dry which was not too strong or over powering. The shampoo was quite rich for my hair and I had to choose a conditioner product with care to compliment this shampoo otherwise it could end up leaving my hair too conditioned, meaning I had to re wash it the following day.

          I cannot really say that this shampoo had very much effect on the colour of my hair as I didn't really notice anything different in this aspect when using the product. I don't feel there were any colour enhancing results that I noticed and I don't feel this shampoo had much effect on the time it took for my hair colour to fade a little. I did like the scent of this shampoo and it certainly cleaned my hair well enough but it lacked any real colour saving or enhancing benefit that I could see.


          ~Product rating~
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          Over all I feel this is a nice enough product to use as a standard shampoo but I wouldn't buy it as something to extend the time my hair colour stayed bright and fresh looking as it really didn't make any difference. The price I paid was exceptionally good considering the amount of shampoo in each bottle although I didn't buy these when they were at their standard prices. My rating for this product os 3 stars which I feel is more than fair based on the results given had this just been labelled as a standard shampoo rather than a colour saving one I would have given this 4 stars.

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            26.11.2011 21:54
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            Not for me

            After colouring my hair recently I decided to have a change of shampoo and conditioner. I usually use the Alberto Balsam Tea Tree tingle shampoo and conditioner and have done for years.

            I had a browse on the Asda website as I have my shopping delivered and they had Tresemme products on offer at 3 for £10. I thought this sounded like quite a good deal even though it was much more expensive than my normal shampoo and conditioner. The main reason I was interested in the deal was down to the size of the bottle you were buying which was 900ml compared to the 400ml bottles I was buying of the other brand. I decided to try the Tresemme colour protection colour revitalize shampoo and conditioner.

            I was quite excited about trying a new shampoo for the first time, I don't get out much and I don't change my shampoo very often. I coloured my hair and started using the shampoo on the next wash.
            The shampoo is quite thick and has a creamy look to it whereas I have found that although coloured shampoos are usually clear. The smell is quite fresh and certainly not unpleasant but I wouldn't say it was particularly fragrant or as distinctive as the tea tree.

            The bottle is huge and when full can be quite tricky to hold and squeeze especially when your hands are wet. The bottle has a flip top so no need to remove the cap but this can be removed if necessary.

            Initially I was quite pleased with the shampoo and my hair felt very nice after using it. I have been using the shampoo for around six weeks now and am still only about two thirds of the way down so it is lasting well. I wash my hair on alternate days and don't use any styling products apart from occasionally a bit of hair spray. I can't say that I noticed any change in the colour of my hair or that the shampoo made the colour brighter or more radiant. What I have noticed is that my hair doesn't feel clean any more. What I mean is that after shampooing and before conditioning my hair doesn't have that squeaky clean feeling that I used to get from my tea tree shampoo. I have quite thick hair and it does have a natural way but I feel like this shampoo has taken any natural shine out of my hair. My hair now feels coarse and dull and knots up more easily and even my scalp feels different. I have also noticed that my hair feels dirty more quickly and I certainly couldn't go more than every other day as it feels greasy and uncomfortable after only leaving it for one day.

            I have tried using less shampoo and rinsing my hair more thoroughly but still can't get my hair to feel clean and shiny. I haven't coloured my hair again and assume that the entire colour has washed out now anyway.

            Needless to say I am desperate to finish this shampoo and get back to my Tea tree so my hair will feel like it has been washed again.

            It may be for professionals but they can keep it.

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              14.09.2011 18:03
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              Tresemme has really impressed me and I am now a convert to colour protect shampoo's!

              I have coloured hair and pay anything up to £100 every time I go to a hairdressers, which is generally bimonthly. I never really bothered buying specific or special shampoos unless I was urged by my hairdresser to try a new product; it was ultimately whatever was on offer in the supermarket. However after noticing recently that my dark brown top colour was fading rapidly I decided to buy a specific colour protection shampoo which was this Tresemme Color Protection Color Revitalize Shampoo and waited to see if the next time I got it done it had any or much affect to my hair and the colours staying power.

              Tresemme is a worldwide recognised brand that originated in the US, it is commonly used in salons for its heat defence products and their motto is 'professional, affordable'. Tresemme products are now widely available in supermarkets and are often on very good price offers. Their shampoos are available in a 500ml bottle and 900ml bottle; I bought the latter on a three for £10 offer which is great value.

              The shampoo bottle is a durable plastic and is a stylish black colour with the white Tresemme branding on the front. Each different shampoo variety has a different colour labelling and this had a nice rich and bright red with the product description on. The shampoo is released by pushing down on one side of the opening cap, which opens the opposite side and you can release the shampoo from here. As the bottle is squishy plastic it is easy to remove the shampoo from the bottle.

              To apply the shampoo you wet your hair as normal and then put a small amount of the shampoo into the palm of your hand and massage it into your scalp and all the way through your hair. The shampoo is a lovely pearly white colour and produces a really good amount of foamy lather from a small amount of shampoo so you do not need to waste copious amounts of the product.

              The shampoo has a subtle fruity scent to it that doesn't really stick to your hair; however I did not buy this for the scent. It contains green tea, rosemary and sunflower elements that help to maintain your colour and a healthy looking glow.

              Tresemme Say

              For colour treated hair
              Colour lasts up to 40 washes
              With advanced colour lock technology
              Professional quality

              And I would have to agree with them, my hair colour since my last hair appointment has noticeably lasted much longer than the past when I have used cheaper and more general use hair shampoos. Not only this but my hair looks healthier and a lot more shiny than what I am used to from a home use shampoo. My hair is quite greasy so I wash it every day and a 900ml bottle has lasted me a couple of months, which is great value for money in my opinion.

              I would highly recommend this shampoo for anyone with coloured hair, particularly semi-permanent and bright colours, it locks in both moisture and colour at the same time. I will definately be stockpiling when this is next on offer in my supermarket!

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              04.09.2011 22:26
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              Tresemme shampoo

              Tresemme shampoos are my holy grail for hair washing and since dying my hair just over a year ago this particuliar Tresemee shampoo has become the shampoo that I use most often but I only use it when it is on offer because when it is not on offer it retails for around £4-5 and although I love this shampoo I'm a serious savvy shopper and would opt for a supermarket branded shampoo than shell out for Tresemme.

              The bottle that it comes in is black with write writing and red/orange images. The packaging is quite distinctive so it is easy to spot on the shelves. The simplistic design makes it look very professional and like it has fallen straight off salon shelves. Using the product is very simple you press down on the raised side of the topper and a small hole becomes visible and it you tip it upside down and squeeze then the shampoo comes out. I often find the bigger 900ml bottles are hard to use as it is quite heavy and hard to tip up!

              I wash my hair once every 2-3 days as this allows the natural oils in your hair to replenish my hair naturally without the need for artificial products meaning that my hair is in quite good condition already I simply use this shampoo to lock in the colour from my hair dye in order to try to maintain the 'just-dyed' look.

              The shampoo is very thick and so only a small amount of shampoo is needed and I have very long hair so am very pleased that I don't need to use half the bottle to get the shampoo to lather up! The scent of the shampoo is slighty fruity and perfumed which smell absolutely gorgeous and this scent remains in the hair long after washing which I also love.

              I dye my hair once every month and have noticed a massive improvement in the way the colour of my hair stays vibrant and soft and shiny. This prevents my hair from becoming dull and limp and it looks like I've just walked out of the salon. When the shampoo is on offer is usually comes with the conditioner which is again a very good product and is usually £3 for both. Tresemme shampoos are very often on offer in stores such as Superdrug and Wilkinsons.

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              26.08.2011 10:30
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              I bought some of this Tresemme shampoo for my youngest daughter as she likes using the Tresemme conditioner. The bottle was the large size which contains 900ml and it was on special offer in Wilkinson's at just £1.99 for the bottle. This was a great price as it is usually well over £4 for this size bottle anywhere else. It is a good idea to keep a lookout as they often have this brand on special offer in there.


              The bottle is quite heavy to carry, so not a good idea to buy both shampoo and conditioner on the same day unless you have someone with strong arms with you to carry it home for you.


              The shampoo is especially for people with coloured hair, so as YD dyes her hair (like most teenagers these days) I thought this one would be good for her hair. It says it keeps the colour looking nice for up to 40 washes which is a really good statement. YD coloured her hair about three weeks ago now and washes her hair about every other day, so I reckon she must have washed it about 10 times since then. At the moment the colour in her hair looks just as lovely as it did when she first dyed it. It looks really shiney still and feels nice and soft. The special ingredients in the shampoo are Green Tea, Rosemary, and Sunflower.


              When you squeeze out the shampoo, it is really nice and thick and can be quite hard to squeeze out seeing as the bottle is really heavy when full. It tells you to use a liberal amount but we found that you do not need a lot really to froth up your hair and get it nice and clean. It smells lovely when you first put it in your hair and after you have finished washing it you can smell it on your hair even the next day. It also leaves the bathroom smelling nice afterwards. It has a lovely fresh smell to it which I have never found on any other make of shampoo or conditioner.


              The hair seems to be very manageable after washing it with the Tresemme shampoo, this might be because it makes it so nice and soft. My daughter brushes her hair out and then uses straighteners on it and she finds after using this shampoo and conditioner it doesn't need so much of the straighteners as it does when she runs out and uses another brand.


              I would highly recommend this shampoo if you colour your hair, due to the size of the bottle, it lasts a really long time and if you can get it at a special offer price it is a really good bargain.

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              29.06.2011 16:44
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              Best shampoo for coloured hair!

              I hadn't really been enticed to the Tresemme brand by advertising or word of mouth, which is normally the case when I buy a new product. I had been enticed by the buy one get one free offer in Tescos! The shampoos come in huge bottles which generally means they are better value for money, and shampoo doesn't exactly go off, so you may as well stock up when they are on special offer, right?!

              Tresemme colour protect shampoo comes in a large round tub. The lid has a bit you can depress and then turn it upside down to squeeze the product out. This is all very well, until you get near to the bottom of the tub and then you cannot get the last 1/4 of the product out easily. The best way I found was to actually cut the tub open (it's quite soft plastic) with scissors. The tub is too heavy to turn on it's lid, it will just topple over.

              The shampoo itself is white silky colour in appearance and has a real shimmer to it. As soon as it hits the warm water already on your hair it lathers up quite nicely and I find you have to use a medium amount of shampoo to cover your whole head. The shampoo doesn't really smell of anything major, it is quite indistinct, neither horrible or nice!

              The shampoo doesn't need to be left on, you can just wash it off instantly, it doesn't require too much rinsing.

              Once dry I did feel like this shampoo as claimed added an extra boost to my colour. I have highlighted blonde hair (no it's not natural!!) and it does give it a tad extra shine and depth. It is the best colour shampoo I have ever tried. The only downside is that when I use this my hair gets greasy just a little bit sooner than it does when I am using other shampoos. This is a price I am happy to pay for my golden locks to be transformed!

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              26.06.2011 14:08
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              A great shampoo all around!

              TRESemme are a well known brand, and so when I was looking for a colour fade protection shampoo, I had confidence in this brand and snapped up a shampoo and conditioner on offer, although the prices have changed since then.
              I have been using this shampoo for over a year now, I find Tresemme colour shampoo very easy to commit to, especially with the huge bottles for sale, I am constantly stuck to the same brand.
              I personally think the prices are pretty decent, they aren't the cheapest but you do get what you pay for and these are worth buying.

              Price;
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              The shampoo's and conditioner's both come in three different sizes.
              The mini 100ml- perfect for use on your travels, or as a tester bottle.
              The average sized bottle at 500ml
              The large sized bottle at 900ml
              The price's at Boots are...
              £1.32 for the 100ml.
              £3.26 for the 500ml.
              I haven't seen the 900ml available at any of my boots stores, nor it is online.
              However, they are readily available from most supermarkets such as Tesco and Asda for around £4.50 per bottle.
              I think £4.50 for a 900ml is fantastic! Especially considering there are always offers available. I bought my last set on a buy one get one free offer, meaning I paid about £2.25 per 900ml bottle... a bargain!

              The Bottle;
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              The bottle design doesn't alter on the sizes, meaning they are easy to spot. The colour protection range comes in black, contrasting with the others which are mainly in white.
              The lid's don't need to be removed for use, they work by pushing one end to allow the liquid flow on the other which is a simple and easy method although it can get messy.
              When popping the lid open, usually some liquid pops out and over time this can cause the lid to become messy.

              The only fault I can pick out with the design of the containers is that, especially with the conditioners, I find they become hard to use when you get past about half way into the bottle. The liquid can become hard to get out and I find the need to shake the bottles quite vigorously; more than with other range bottles.
              As I buy the large 900ml bottles, I have purchased some smaller travel containers from boots for about £1.70 each, although these can be bought cheaper elsewhere.
              I fill these bottles up with my shampoo and conditioner for the gym as it saves carrying two huge 900ml bottles around and also means I can benefit from using my shampoo whilst not at home.

              Use;
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              I have no complaints about the use of this shampoo. It lathers up well without the need of a huge amount of water. Applying the shampoo to damp hair enables it to lather up without much effort.
              I find I only need a small amount of shampoo as it spreads easily- combine this fact with the size of the bottles gives a little clue to how these last so long.
              I find the smell of the shampoo very pleasant, it doesn't smell too much like soap and holds a slight hint of a fruity fragrance to it. The smell reminds me of being at the hairdressers, but this may be down to the fact that hairdressers have and do use this range; making my love of this shampoo stronger.
              The shampoo easily washes out, sadly along with the fragrance of the shampoo. The conditioner smell which I use afterwards takes over and I don't find my hair is left with much of a smell at all, although I'm not all that bothered; I'm not one to sniff my hair all day long.

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              The biggest factor to me sticking with the same shampoo for so long is because of it's positive effects. For me, it does exactly what it says on the tin! Since using this colour fade shampoo, I have noticed a big difference in how long my colour lasts.
              I am a brunette and usually dye me hair every 6 weeks although this is just routine. I now leave my hair for longer, in fact it has been 11 weeks since I dyed my hair; almost twice as long! And my hair has faded only a little bit, my lovely shade of brown is still just about the same and the only clue of time is my roots showing through!

              The hair dye I used was L'oreal castings crème gloss- dark chocolate, although I have used many of the brunette colours from other brands and the shampoo worked for them all.
              I sometimes find other shampoos dry my hair out and make my hair cry out for conditioner, but I have found this isn't the case with this shampoo. It cleans, without drying out your hair meaning only a small amount of conditioner is needed afterwards.
              A 900ml bottle lasts me up to 6 months although this will depend greatly on your hair length, the amount of people using it and how much you use at a time.
              I am going blonde next week, so I will definitely be giving the blonde range a try!

              Overall;
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              I have and will continue to recommend this shampoo to everybody. Whether you have dyed hair or not, there's a wide range of products from this fantastic brand.
              The colour fade shampoo does no harm to people with natural hair which is a great benefit as I share the shampoo with my sister, spreading the costs!
              The price is absolutely fantastic for the length of time the bottle lasts and the great effects it has on my hair, thanks TRESemme!

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                17.03.2011 08:00
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                An effective shampoo from Tresemme

                If you are familiar with my reviews you will be aware that I am not loyal to any particular brand when it comes to shampoos and conditioners other than the fact that I use Soap and Glory's Hair Supply once every week. It was during November of last year whilst I was carrying out my weekly shop in Tesco that I noticed a large display stand adorned with dozens upon dozens of bottles of Tresemme shampoos and conditioners. What attracted my attention was the size of the bottles, which are 900 ml and their price at only £4 for two, which in my opinion was excellent value for money, particularly as my normal hair products tend to be much smaller. Consequently, two bottles were placed into my trolley and this review discusses my experience with using their Colour Protection Shampoo.

                APPEARANCE OF THE PRODUCT

                In my opinion this product looks somewhat superior with its' black sturdy plastic bottle and the familiar Tresemme logo situated in the upper centre. Prior to my purchase in November I cannot recall every using this brand before so I was not quite sure what to expect, particularly as my purchases were so reasonably priced. It is essential that I purchase a good shampoo and conditioner due to the fact that I have coloured hair, which is very long and thick. As we are informed that professionals use this shampoo I was hoping it would provide me with high quality results. We are informed that in using this shampoo that our colour will last up to 40 washes due to its' advanced colour technology. According to Tresemme, it is the unique formula of green tea, rosemary and sunflower, which will protect our colour. I will be honest when I state that I am rather sceptical when it comes to hair products that promise to enable our colour to last longer, as I am of the opinion that all shampoos tend to work in the same way, but let's see how I got on.

                MY EXPERIENCE WITH USING THE SHAMPOO

                My biggest problem with my hair colouring is that after only a few shampoos it tends to fade and as a result I am left with a two-tone effect. The shampoo is dispensed via a flip up lid, which was a little problematic, as I found that I needed to use a reasonable amount of force to press down on the one side, which subsequently allowed the other side to pop up. Also the wide bottle was quite difficult to handle for a good few weeks due to it being fairly heavy and its' width was somewhat awkward when using just one hand when wet and soapy. However, this is not a negative on the part of the manufacturer, as it was my choice to purchase such a large bottle in a bid to save money. Whilst I am sure we are all familiar with the hair washing process I was surprised that Tresemme have failed to include any directions for use. Consequently, I dispensed into my palm a dollop approximately the size of a £2 coin where I was able to witness the clear and good consistency liquid, which provided a delicate yet beautifully perfumed aroma.

                As my hair is thick it is essential that it is thoroughly wet prior to applying shampoo, as otherwise I find it difficult to obtain a good lather. However, within just a short period of time and after massaging the shampoo well into my hair, it created a plentiful lather, so I knew at this point in time that my hair was soon to be squeaky clean. The gorgeous perfumed fragrance was evident the entire time I was washing my hair, but I can state that I feel its' aroma would be suited to both sexes, as it is not what I would describe as feminine. As I wash my hair every other day I rarely feel the need to carry out a second shampoo, so the product was rinsed away and I am pleased to advise that this was an easy process with no sticky residue left remaining in my hair. It is essential that I always use a conditioner after hair washing, as otherwise my hair will tangle and become totally unmanageable so I followed with the matching conditioner, which I have previously reviewed. I towel dried and styled as normal, but I was rather disappointed that no aroma remained in my hair.

                I am a little unsure with regards the manufacturer's claim that in using this shampoo my hair colour will last for up to 40 washes, as despite initially using this product for around 6 weeks I cannot state that I was able to witness any noticeable difference from using ordinary shampoos. Consequently, I tend to alternative this brand with my other shampoos. However, this product left my hair feeling soft and silky and with a beautiful shine, so I genuinely feel that this is a high quality product. This product comes with my full recommendation, but unfortunately, I have had to remove one star due to its' vanishing fragrance and the fact that it does not provide any additional benefit to coloured hair, so 4 stars from me.

                OTHER INFORMATION

                As I am sure you are aware I do not believe in copying endless lists of ingredients into my reviews unless I believe this is something specific that the reader should be aware of. I suffered no adverse reactions when using this product, such as an itchy scalp, so although it is effective enough to remove any grease and grime from your hair, it is also gentle. The shampoo should be used within 12 months of opening and the bottle is recyclable once empty.

                PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

                Tresemme Colour Protection Shampoo is available in most supermarkets and chemists and I have checked online to provide you with an up-to-date price. I would advise that a 900 ml bottle normally retails at £4.30 from Tesco, but at the time of writing (17 March 2011) you can purchase three bottles for £10, which is superb value for money for a total of 2,700 ml of product.

                I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.

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