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Following on from my review of the partnering shampoo, when buying the shampoo, I always have to buy the matching conditioner. Chances are, we don't generally need to buy the pair, but can we help it? Nope!
Bought with the shampoo in Asda, they had a great offer on, two 900mL for £4. I've had a love hate relationship with Tresemme for many years. My hair seems to build up some sort of intolerance to it. I have not used Tresemme products for a long while so I figured it was worth another go, unfortunately not much has changed.
On the bottle, it boasts Colour Thrive with fade block technology. Designed for natural or colored brunette hair, it is supposed to improve vibrancy, restore vitality and retain colour up to five times* longer (than what?). The *, when followed all the way down the back of the bottle, in tiny writing, states, 'when used with Tresemme colour lock leave in conditioning spray'. To me, that implies that you only get the actually benefit of the conditioner, if you then go and buy the leave in conditioning spray. I do not know about you, but I am looking for budget buys here, not something that wants a whole bunch of accessories to give me what I'm paying for. How much conditioning can one head of hair need? Conditioner plus leave in spray conditioner will not work well with my hair. Suffice to say, I haven't gone and bought the spray.
Made with cinnamon and cocoa bean extract, the product detangles and hydrates hair with a mix of moisture binding ingredients. I usually work the conditioner from mid length to tips and have found it does keep my hair relatively detangled and has somewhat repaired my split ends. They're not perfect, but there is some improvement! As for colour, I do believe the natural tones in my hair stood out more after using this product for the first few washes. My hair felt fuller and full of life, thought a little fly away. Sadly, the intolerance kicked in and after just a few washes, my hair started to feel less clean after washing.
I think it is the shampoo that causes the build up at my roots, as I find I can use the conditioner with other shampoos and not get the same intolerance issues. It smells exactly like the shampoo, quite fruity and floral which is surprising given the cinnamon, which I expected, would be much stronger. The smell lingers a little after washing but not much beyond an hour or so.
In all, I would say it is just another conditioner, on its own, it works well, but I cannot say it improves natural colour dramatically. I figure the best test for this product is on colour treated hair; really give that fade block technology a run for its money! Buy it if you find it on offer, which is usually the only time it is worth buying any Tresemme product!
I love this conditioner. I have used it with the matching shampoo for almost 3 years now and I love it. Here is my review for Tresemme Colour Thrive Brunette Conditioner:
1. The Smell:
This for me is the most important thing when choosing a shampoo and conditioner. This smells almost a little chocolatey and quite creamy. It's quite nice so gets 4 stars from me.
2. The Texture:
This is the other really important thing when it comes to conditioners. This has a most wonderful texture. It's really creamy, thick and really coats every single strand of hair, right down to the last tip! I always leave my conditioner to soak for a minute or two, which is good seeing as it tells you to do this anyway! This does take a little longer than usual conditioners to rinse out, but it really does work! Texture gets 5 stars from me, 6 if I could!
3. The Result:
This is of course important. I have very thick, frizzy, naturally curly and naturally dark brown (I'd say near espresso) hair just past my shoulders and always leave to dry naturally. After a couple of hours when my hair is dry, it is so silky soft and has way more shine to it than usual. I always use matching shampoos and conditioners so cannot comment if this is just the conditioner but I think it helps! Result gets 5 stars from me, 6 if I could!
Overall, I really recommend this conditioner. It leaves my hair so soft and shiny, it's wonderful. Price wise, a 500ml bottle can be found at Boots for around the £3 mark, which I think is brilliant value.
buy and try a lot of shampoos and conditioners and recently bought the brunette colour thrive product by TRESemme. Over the years I have experimented with a lot of different styles and colours however I'm a natural brunette and two years ago I went back to my natural colour. Since then I have had my hair dyed various shades of brunette but nothing permanent.
I have used a number of TRESemme products and I really like them, they are good value for money and are of a good quality. I was pleased to see the Brunette Colour Thrive Conditioner brought out as I am a big fan of the John Frieda Brilliant Brunette range as I thought that the TRESemme product would be very similar.... Sadly it's not as good.
The packaging is different to the other TRESemme products its beige with a golden brown flash through it. Although its nothing flash it is more decorative than the other conditioners in the TRESemme range. The packaging as with the other TRESemme products is quite bulky and the 500ml bottle isn't great for travelling with!
For a 500ml bottle the cost is around £4.00 which is excellent value as this lasts for a long time.
After shampooing the product should be applied to damp hairs and massaged into the end of the hair. (Don't apply to the root or it will make your hair greasy)
One of the issues that I did have was that the conditioner is quite thick which causes problems trying to get the conditioner out of the bottle. Even when the bottle is full you have to really squeeze quite hard for the conditioner to come out. With wet hands and such a large bulky bottle it does become quite tricky to get the right amount of conditioner.
The conditioner does smell really nice and has a coconut fragrance. It's strong but not over powering.
Once hair is dry it feels soft and silky but I find my hair doesn't have a high gloss shine. The feel of the hair is very nice as although when applied the conditioner is thick , once the hair is dried hair feels light and does not have a sticky or greasy feel which some conditioners can make happen.
When I used this after having my hair dyed dark brown my hair did look shinier and the product seemed to prolong the colour and it didn't fade so quickly but it didn't have the same effect that similar products had on hair. The John Frieda brilliant brunette range is far better and emphasises natural high lights and gives a high shine look to hair.
Overall the product isn't a poor product. All of the TRESemme conditioners are good value, leave hair feeling soft silky and quite shiny however this isn't the best of products in terms of improving the vibrancy of brunette hair which is how it is marketed to consumers. If you are looking for a conditioner that is great for natural brunette hair and great shine then it certainly doesn't do that. It does work slightly better on dyed brunette hair but overall - AVERAGE.
Prevents colour from fading and hair easy to manage /