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I usually quite like Tresemme products as they are usually much better value than other leading brands and they normally do a fairly decent job. However I have tried the dry shampoo from them and this waterless foam shampoo and both times I have been disappointed with the results.
This foam is designed to clean and refresh hair without the need for shampooing it. It should be perfect for things like camping or even just those mornings when you are running late and haven't got time to wash and blowdry your hair.
I have used dry shampoos for years but I wanted to try this foam and see if it was any different to the powder ones. It is on the pricey side at £3.99 but I would happily pay this if it was any good.
Unfortunately I wasn't impressed with it and wouldn't buy it again. The foam is easy enough to use as you only have to use the pump a couple of times and then spread the mousse through your hair. I thought the mousse was a little watery and not nearly as thick as I had expected it to be.
Because this is a mousse it actually makes hair look a little wet and you are supposed to rub a towel gentle over your hair or give it a quick blast with the hair drier.
I found that this actually make my hair look greasier than it did before using it and even when using the blow drier my hair still had a slightly greasy residue look to it. It certainly didn't look or feel refreshed and if anything it was looking more lank than it had previously.
The only thing that this had going for it was that it smelt nice and it fragranced my hair making it smell much fresher but unfortunately it just didn't do anything to make it look fresher. I would rather have slightly greasy natural hair than add this and make it look greasier. I tried experimenting with different amounts to see if that would help but I found that the same thing happened no matter how much I used so I have to conclude it was the product and not how I applied it that was the problem.
I like the idea of this foam but unfortunately it just didn't work and isn't something that I would use again or recommend to other people.
A daily wash?
I tend not to wash my hair every day. As it is naturally curly and can feel quite dry, I find that washing it too much makes it worse as shampooing can strip away the natural oils in your hair. However after one shampoo-free day I am desperate to wash my hair! So I was delighted when dry shampoos became widely available and really wanted to try one out...
However I had one major problem! All the dry shampoo sprays I saw needed to be sprayed in and brushed out. So why is this a problem? Well I must be one of the few people on the planet that doesn't own a hair brush! My curls do not take well at all to being brushed - just looking at a brush makes my hair start to puff up and so I simply never brush it! (Luckily, despite having curls my hair is always completely tangle-free and I tend to use a wide-toothed comb on it when it's wet to keep it this way!)
So when I discovered this product from Tresemme I was really pleased. Instead of having to brush it through the hair, the packaging said you can simply apply it to hair and then rub it with a towel. And unlike hair brushes, I do own a towel!
A waterless foam
This currently costs £4.99 in Superdrug for a 200ml bottle, but as always keep an eye out for special offers. The product describes itself as a waterless foam shampoo, and promises to transform dry, frizz prone hair into fresh hair that is clean, smooth and shiny.
The packaging of this product is nice and eye-catching - it is a black bottle with simple graphics that looks quite professional. Inside is a nozzle that you press to get a small squirt of a very light foam. It is quite an airy texture and not creamy like a mousse. The smell of this is nice - it is very fresh and has a slight hint of citrus to it. It takes a bit of practice to apply this to the hair as you have to spread it through the hair quite quickly to stop it leaving patches feeling damp. I find I need quite a bit of the product too - but I do have quite a lot of hair! I actually just use my hands to rub this into my hair, and I do concentrate a fair bit on the roots to give them a refresh.
Fresher - but not for long
This definitely helps to freshen up my hair and as soon as I have applied it, my hair gets a new lease of life. It smells fresher, and definitely takes any oily feeling away from the roots. However I don't the effects of this are very long-lasting, and that nice feel you have once it is applied soon disappears and I almost feel like I need to top this up after an hour or so! But of course you can't keep applying a product like this as it soon feels like it's weighing your hair down rather than livening it up. And even with just one application it leaves hair feeling a bit dried out - it definitely takes any softness out of the hair.
I have mixed feelings about this product. It is nice to use, and it does work, but the effects just don't really last. I would say it's good if you just need to pop out for a few hours and need to give your hair a bit of a boost, but I wouldn't say it is any substitute for washing, and definitely wouldn't see you through a full day at work or anything I don't think! I will continue to use the bottle I have now and then, but I won't purchase it again I don't think.
~Tresemme Instant Refresh Waterless Foam Shampoo~
Tresemme offer a range of hair care products used by salon professionals. They offer a few different dry shampoo products including this 'Waterless Foam Shampoo'.
This foam shampoo is suitable for those who have dry or frizz prone hair and helps to refresh hair between washes. Tresemme claim that it will remove oil from your roots, leave your hair soft and feeling clean and reduce odours without the need for water. Key ingredients include :
*Witch hazel - to absorb oils and impurities
*Aloe Vera - to replenish moisture and shine
*Citrus extracts - refreshing scent
Tresemme recommend 2-3 pumps of this product for mid length hair, rub together and then use your fingertips to distribute the product through your hair. This product should be applied to dry hair and left to sit for a moment before either blow drying or patting dry with a towel.
This foam shampoo is presented in a black and green can with all the relevant product information present and correct. The foam is dispensed via a pump applicator underneath the lime green lid. The can is suitable for being recycled after use and this product has a 12 month shelf life.
~Price and Availability~
Each can contains 150ml of product. Expect to pay around £5.00 for this product. Stockists include Superdrug and Tesco (online and instore).
I normally use Batiste dry shampoo for 'in between' hair wash days. I trust Tresemme as a brand so when I spotted they had a dry shampoo available a snapped up a bottle. Unfortuantely I picked up the Waterless version by mistake and decided just to keep and use it. Personally, I am not crazy for this product at all and definitely prefer the spray dry shampoos.
Dry shampoos have become very popular and are ideal for those going camping, for nights away and simply for refreshing hair between washes. I wash my hair every 2-3days and find that it often looks quite bad in between washes due to excess oil or excess dryness (I have really annoying hair!).
I prefer the simplicity of using a spray on dry shampoo and find that this waterless shampoo is too much hassle. The foam itself is quite watery and resembles the bubbles that a cheap washing up liquid produces. The first time I used this, I suppose I expected a mousse like foam rather than a bubbly foam. My hair is past my shoulders and is quite thick so whenever I use this, I push down on the pump three times in total and spread the bubbly mixture between my fingertips (it can get messy so be warned)! The scent of this product is appealing but not very strong. It is quite fresh and a natural citrus scent. The scent does elimate any odours in my hair (especially smoke if I have been around my Dad or sister too much!).
This product is easy enough to apply to dry hair. It is liquid-y enough to spread through the length of my hair and smooth around my roots. My hair does feel slightly damp once this has been applied and my hands are not left feeling sticky. Unlike a regular dry shampoo, I cannot just brush this product out my hair. I found the towel method to be far too time consuming due to the thickness of my hair so I personally (and grudgingly) blast my hair with the hair dryer for a minute or so and then brush as normal.
Once my hair is blasted with the hair dryer, I notice that this product does absorb the majority of the oil but my hair feels weighed down and dull. I can tell that there is something in my hair - a residue and after a few hours, my hair starts to feel a little dried out - not soft and shiny. My hair doesn't feel very refreshed like it should and lacks shine and body. I feel the need to wash my hair (properly with water) later that evening.
I am not keen on this waterless shampoo. It doesn't perform as well as a dry shampoo spray and is quite a bit more expensive too. It doesn't cut much time off my usual wash and dry routine and is too much hassle for me personally for it to be any use. If you can handle your hair looking and feeling weird for the sake of some oily roots being absorbed then go for it but it really isn't a convenient enough product for those who want to refresh and go in the mornings. This product isn't up to high standards of Tresemme in my opinion.
Thanks for reading
I love Tresemme products, and so when i first wanted to try out dry shampoo i went straight to their range.
I got up for work one morning and had about half an hour to get showered, dressed and have my brekkie, and with having such long and thick hair as i do, washing my hair was out of the question so just had enough time to shower my body. My hair was in desperate need of it, so i just applied the dry shampoo as instructed, sprayed it on my hair (not too close) left it for a couple of minutes whilst i prepared breakfast, and then brushed it whilst eating my breakfast (multitasking eh? :p )
The difference was instantaneously noticeable. It lifted my hair from being lank, and gave it body as well as actually making it look clean. it didn't leave any unpleasant streaks in my hair, and actually smelt quite nice, which was unexpected. i was expecting to smell like hair spray or something!
My friend had used it twice in a row, and that was a mistake. it made it lank and still looked greasy.
So, i would definitely recommend using it, but make sure you wash your hair between washes!
it's easy to apply, just spray it on your hair, leave it for a couple of minutes and then brush it through.
If you have thick hair like me i would recommend standing upright and spraying it on top and then bending over and spraying the underneath of your hair too!
You can gt it from most stores, the last time i bought it was from Morrisons (i infact got the green one as they didnt sell this yellow one, but it works exactly the same)
I have also got it from Boots and Superdrug,
it was near to £5, if i remember correctly.
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I have long blonde hair which up until recently only required washing once or twice a week, as it is dry and flyaway. However recently, I have noticed a change in my hair, where it is becoming greasier and needs washed more regularly. Concerned with drying my already dry hair out, i thought a dry shampoo would be an ideal way to revive hair between washes. I was drawn to this foam product, because it seemed different to what's on the market already.
Price - £4.38 from Boots. There is 150ml of this product and it states on the packaging that you only need 2-3 pumps per use, so at first glance I felt that this was reasonably priced. After its poor performance however I didn't feel that it was worth the money at all, not when there are better performing dry shampoos available for half the price.
Packaging - this is packaged in a round pump action bottle with a green cap. The black body of the bottle has green and yellow detail and is typical of TRESemme's style. There is adequate information about the product on the bottle including ingredients, directions and hype. The product claims to instantly refresh - it doesn't. It claims to remove oil and moisturise - it doesn't. it claims it is the perfect solution to cleanse hair without water - it isn't. it claims to transform hair - it doesn't. Overall the packaging is misleading.
Application - OK, so this is different from other dry shampoos because instead of a dry spray this is a foam. the directions say that 2-3 pumps of the foam should be spread through the hair with your fingertips. Hair should then be rubbed with a towel or blow dried to finish. This was easy enough to do, but it soon became clear that 2-3 pumps wasn't going to go very far and that spreading it with your fingers just made the hair look worse.
Performance - I chose to blow dry my hair but all that happened was my hair went a bit funny feeling, I could clearly feel where the product had been and my hair didn't feel any cleaner, it felt worse. It didn't look worse, but it didn't look good either. This did not perform well. It didn't make my hair feel clean or smooth or shiny or anything else it said it would.
As far as I can see this product is a washout (excuse the pun), It doesn't work, not even a little bit. I tried it a further twice just to see if i was doing it wrong - I'm not. This product is just not very good, which is a shame as I am fond of the TRESemme brand.
To me the foam shampoo is not a great product.
I got mine from asda they had a promotion buy 3 of £10 so I thought I would give it a go I am a fan of Tresemme and I use the products daily. The idea of a dry shampoo is a great one for those days you don't have the time to wash your hair but it looks greasy and feels dirty. With the foam it has a fragrance so your hear will smell fresher but it doesn't leave you with hair that looks just washed every time I use it i still have to die my hair up, but Tresemme say ''For dry, frizz prone hair Removes oil from roots & moisturises lengths'' this is not true I did not find that it moistures your hair or remove oil that statement is a bit silly any way how can one product remove oil and also add moisture??
On my 3 for £10 deal I also got Tresemme instant refresh dry shampoo spray this is a great product I recommend you get this instead its like a hair spray but when you spray it it comes out a lot faster and harder then a hairspray. You spray it in your roots and brush your hair and you do have the just washed look with a light fragrance. The only down side is if you spray to much your hair will have white bits in it (a bit like talcum powder) but this does brush out if you spot it. At the moment asda are doing the deal again so 3 products for £10 or spray is £4.80 on its own, and the foam is £4.40 but for the extra 40p I would get the spray or even for a bigger saving I would get 3 for £10 thats how much I like the spray!
I've never been a huge fan of Tresemme products and rarely buy them. But I'm a dry shampoo addict and when I heard there was going to be something different, I just had to get my hands on it. Dry shampoo can leave your hair feeling a little dry but this new concept was that it moisturised your hair while removing grease. I thought you can't really go wrong and this product would be excellent.
Claims from the Tresemme website :
''Now there is no need to miss a fresh look and feel even when you skip a shampoo. TRESemmé Instant Refresh Waterless Foam Shampoo is the perfect solution to cleanse & replenish hair without water.
The unique formula with aloe vera, revitalises your hair by removing oil, impurities and odour while moisturising dry lengths and ends.''
It comes in a 150ml mousse can and mine has leaked somehow and also the product inside has basically evaporated. The one I got is for dry hair but I think they also do one for oily hair.
How to use :
You squeeze out 2-3 pumps for midlength hair.
spread out evenly to the roots and the ends.
Then either towel dry or blowdry.
Fresh replenished hair?
I have quite long hair and only used two pumps for a safe bet. The mousse had left my hair feeling really producty, greasy and limp so I blasted the hell out of it with a blowdryer, for around 30 minutes because it just wasn't budging. I gave it a few more chances, because I like to always do that incase I've gone wrong. I tried using way less product and massaging it in as vigorously as I could and it always left the same disapointing result. In all fairness my hair smelt lovely and it got rid of odors such as cigarette smoke (attractive) and left my hair feeling soft but what good is that with greasier hair than I'd had before. I did give it a try on my mum and she somehow got a slightly better result for some reason. It certainly does not give any volume like batiste does instead it looks like you've dipped your head in a deep fat fryer.
I just loved the idea of this product, it's the first of it's kind but unfortunately doesn't deliver the results it has claimed! Hopefully some other brand will do the same thing that actually works sometime soon. The fact the product leaks and evaporates is disgraceful. I'm generally pleased with most products I get nowadays because most of the time you can't really go wrong but this was a huge let down and I hope they will consider changing the formula because it is such a brilliant idea. Would not advise anyone to purchase this it's a waste of money.
Tresemme originated in the salons, but has been on the market for us commoners to use for the past few years. It is marketed as being "professional, affordable" and generally speaking I do believe that Tresemme do produce professional products with an affordable price tag (note affordable, not cheap).
CHOOSING THE PRODUCT
I went out looking for some dry shampoo, noticing that Tresemme at a good discount on their range, I looked there but noticed that all their dry shampoo had sold out. Next to the empty section, I noticed this product "Waterless Foam Shampoo" convinced me it was virtually the same thing just in a foam rather than a spray so with £2 off RRP, I bought it for about £3.
You can definitely tell this is Tresemme product, simple black design, with a coloured lid to make the product stand out. However, this product does have some form of yellow shape on the can, which I don't think adds anything to the product.
DOES IT WORK?
This is the big question and the big answer is NO! Both me and my boyfriend have used it and found it nowhere near as efficient as Basiste Dry Shampoo.
I followed the directions of using two pumps of foam and then the first time I left it to dry naturally, the second time I tried the damp with the hair-dryer as instructured. I found it left my hair feeling producty and while I won't mind this from my hair gel and hairspray, something that cleans my hair should not leave a producty texture.
I don't feel as though the appearance of my hair looked any less greasy than before, although I have found it gets rid of "gap fringe" (when your fringe separates as a sign of WASH ME PLEASE!) And apparently, I was meant to get a fresh fragrance and I couldn't smell anything at all which was disappointing.
VALUE FOR MONEY
I think it was a complete waste of money, not because it was over priced, just for the fact that it didn't work and I will definitely stick to washing my hair with regular shampoo or using dry shampoo on those "oops, I have slept -mad panic" mornings.