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I saw the advert for Tresemme 24 hour volume shampoo and thought that I would give it a go on my mid length straight blond hair to see if it would give it a lift.
The first thing I noticed was that the shampoo smells great. When applied to wet hair it lathers really well and you feel as though your hair has had a good clean. It rinses easily and I rarely find I need to have two washes in any one session. The only down side is that I always needs to use conditioner after using this shampoo even though my hair isn't particularly dry, if I don't it's difficult to get a comb through.
A far as volume is concerned I'm not convinced that this is that different from any other shampoo other than it does give a bit of a lift to my lank hair - as far as volume is concerned though I still need to use rollers.
Overall it isn''t a bad shampoo but don't expect a massive difference to normal shampoos if you are looking for volume.
When it comes to the brand of Tresemme I'm not fussed about it. By that I mean I don't rave about the products as a rule or avoid them either and if they're offer (which they usually are around and about) and I need something such as shampoo I will give it a go by all means.
On this occasion though my mate Liz who was house clearing and staying in a caravan at the moment said have it if you want it and this being a nice big and full bottle I decided to snaffle it. I'm always moaning that my hair is thin and fine and lacks body and so I was all for trying a shampoo that may help me add some to my wayward locks!
I've only seen this particular size available to purchase in this particular formula so I have in front of me a black, cylinder plastic bottle with a flip-top lid to the top of it. On the front on the bottle in white writing I'm told it is Tresemme 'Used By The Professionals', Volume Pro Vitamin B5, Healthy Volume For Fine Or Flat Hair' and that it builds body & fullness for weightless, healthy volume and the size is stated which in this case is 500ml. On the back of the bottle other information includes being told a bit about the product, I'm told how to use it and ingredients are listed and contact details for Tresemme are given. It's a professional looking bottle being plain in it's appearance but it's informative enough at the same time.
A Bit About The Product According To The Back of The Bottle:
From our origins in salons around the world, we've always had a simple vision: to create stylist-tested, salon-quality products without the salon price tag, so you can experience that salon feeling everyday. TREsemme- professional, affordable.
Well all you do of course is wet your hair and apply about the size of a 10p coin of the transparent runny, off yellow coloured liquid to your hair by massaging it gently in.
It lathers up rather quickly but actually makes my hair squeak a bit signifying to me that it's stripping the natural oils out of my hair! It rinses out though and doesn't feel dry or anything and when it's gone it leaves no residue behind. I always rinse and repeat this process and find it very simple and straightforward to do so.
Smell wise when using it, it has a fruity sort of natural and indistintive fragrance to it which isn't in your face or anything like that and then once you dry your hair it only leaves a little bit of a fresh fragrance behind itself anyway.
It cleanses my hair though I'm not keen on the squeaky clean feeling it gives to my hair when I'm using but like I said once rinsed out of the hair you no longer get that feeling anyway. Hair feels soft enough though it does need conditioning after using this, I like the gentle smell of clean it gives to my hair too. Does it create volume though????
Well I'm in two minds about that question to be perfectly honest with you! I felt no difference to the texture or thickness of my hair at all but the same day I used this one of my friends did ask me about my hair as it looked thicker and glossier than usual!
It doesn't harm my hair or weigh it down or anything like that and most importantly my hair is clean after using it. I wouldn't go out of my way to buy this and it certainly isn't the best type of this product I've ever tried but it's ok! Just fails to excite me that's all!
This is available in many supermarkets and chemists etc and expect to pay about £3.19 for this (That price is from Boots).
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I quite like this shampoo, especially now as I'm budgeting more.
I don't drive though so it is a bit heavy to just pick up on my weekly shopping trip, but then again it does last longer and means less wasteful packaging, two good points in my book.
I was initially put off this product by the terrible cheesy advertising on TV. I also find it difficult to believe that 'professionals' use this shampoo in salons - perhaps in dog grooming salons?! I personally would go to a better hairdresser if they started trying to use that!
But anyway, on to the product itself. The shampoo smells good and the price is very good, but I think I might have hit on their advertising flaw - unlike most other shampoos which say to 'use sparingly', Tresemme advises you to use a lot. This leads me to think it's perhaps less concentrated than other shampoos, though it doesn't feel particularly thin or weak smelling. It also doesn't provide a range of say, anti-dandruff etc. products as far as I know (correct me if I'm wrong)!
This has been a pretty mixed review, because I think there are both good and bad things about Tresemme products particularly this shampoo and the parallel conditioner).
However, as we are advised to cycle through a range of shampoos because that's better for our hair, I tend to use it occasionally for this reason, or if I have only got it in the house.
i thought i was being clever by buying this shampoo as it was on offer at savers last year for £1.25 - but what a waste of my hard earned money!
this brand is advertised periodically on tv - 'used by professionals' etc and the 900 ml stylish bottle does look good I must admit - but the bottle is still 9/10 full a year later as my daughters & I don't like it.
stylish bottle which tells us the following -
moisture rich shampoo
contains vitamin e
restores moisture and strength
professional performance formula
the top is awkward to use and the shampoo gunges up the hole
the shampoo tends to leak down the side of the bottle
it leaves a sort of 'film' over the hair however many times you use condtioner and rinse
the hair feels 'heavy' after using this shampoo and it's initially quite hard to get a brush or comb through it
the first time i used this shampoo i didn't mention any of this to my daughters who begged me not to buy it again!
but - doesn't do the job!
don't take too much notice of the great adverts or stylish packaging & buy another brand of shampoo
Admittedly, I come from asia (as you can see from my profile picture, I am in fact, asian) where hair products are --- wonderful. only way to say it -- and have therefore involuntary become a haircare snob.
I'm going to have to say that I don't like this product.
The PACKAGING is lovely. It screams salon, professional, buy me. It comes in this sleek black bottle and stands out from pantene, clarol, all the rest the same way an Apple Mac stands out from a Windows PC (bit of a techie- apologies).
The product, however, DOES NOT WORK. It doesn't give me the silky smooth hair I want! Now I don't use this with the conditioner because the day i went to buy this i didn't have enough cash and I thought -ya, i can live without. Besides, I have really oily hair so I skip the conditioner on most days anyway.
I noticed no difference in the volume of my hair and after using this product my hair fell out loads more!
The ADVANTAGES of this product is that makes my hair feel seriously clean after using it (it just does, I can't really explain but it does for my friends too) and the shampoo is clear, which is a good sign because according to a magazine I once read (i read too many I don't remember which) creamy looking shampoos have too much chemicals and will weigh down your hair.
the DISADVANTAGES, however, are my falling out hair, the knottiness I would not have if only i stuck to creamy japanese shampoos, the lack of volume and the knottiness again! I brush through my hair with my fingers after washing, wait till it dries and then use a proper brush but with this shampoo it goes knotty at superspeed my hair is never not knotty!
Sounds kind of superficial but is major problem. My crush loves to run his hand through my hair and comment on its (artificial- thanks again creamy japanese shampoos) smooth/softness.
Also, the smell, although nice, does not stick to my hair. I don't understand my hair practically ADHERES to shampooo smells! But tresemme smells don't stick to my hair.
So yes, this is an average shampoo that does not weigh down hair but it could be soo much better!
The gentle breeze blows her hair in a curtain of silk across her face. Slowly she runs her fingers through her shining tresses and reveals her sensuous and dusky eyes looking sightlessly ahead. Both hands seductively lift her hair away from her face and as she moves them up, the locks fall sumptuously like a satin shroud across her shoulders, with a ripple of colour and shine, to her waist
she slowly turns her smouldering eyes towards
Hm, Ok, this is for those of us who even with the help of slow motion photography, filters and techniques couldnt hope to achieve the same result with our crowning glories.
Not having the hair we are shown in adverts for hair care supplies, I thought Id give a review of my most recent purchase on the basis that my hair, although long, has been used and abused for many years and when its put in a ponytail I have to wind the bobble at least once more than I would like. (I end up with more of a rats tail and can only dream of a ponytail).
Still, being influenced by the adverts, despite myself, I decided to change my shampoo and give this Tresemme a try. I bought my Pro Vitamin B5 Healthy Volume Shampoo in my local Tesco store along with my usual shopping and whilst researching for this review I find it was a real bargain.
I paid £3.44 for 900ml of the product as opposed to £2.99 for 500ml being the best I could find on the net. (It maybe worth checking other High Street stores to see if this price can be improved).
Tresemme, products of the Chicago based Alberto-Culver (of VO5 fame, remember?), has previously only been available in Professional Hair Salons but, is now widely available with a good selection of hair care to suit different types of hair. They have a website, www.tresemme.com, that gives a history of the company as well as having a product list.
The plastic bottle it comes in certainly makes you think of Hair Salons with its black (or is it brown? Im afraid my eyesight as well as my hair is going down hill fast) base colour and silver logos and writing. There is an orange flash too (maybe thats why I can see brown?) The word Shampoo is of a size that even I can see when in the shower without glasses and to make sure mistakes arent made, the conditioner is in a white bottle. (Many a time I have used conditioner instead of shampoo to wash my hair!)
The shampoo contains a huge list of ingredients (the first being aqua ) which I could list here but unless you are a chemist, Im not sure they would be useful information here to influence your decision to buy or not to buy.
On the back of the bottle there is a formula guide that suggests that this Healthy Volume Shampoo, for fine or flat hair, can protect and volumise and that Silk Proteins are used so that the hair wont be weighed down.
I must say that as I used it for the first time, I did notice the fact that the shampoo rinsed out of my hair very quickly and thoroughly and that was without first reading the information on the bottle that actually promotes this point. (I rarely read the small print on a bottle unless writing a review).
Getting into the bottle was simple even for those of us with long nails. Its one of those, press this side and the other side pops up revealing a small pour-hole.
The scent hits you straight away and puts me in mind of fruit drinks.
(Warning: dont drink it!)
It is very pleasant and is a smell that I vaguely remember from my days spent having my hair professionally washed and styled.
The shampoo itself is colourless and of the consistency of a slightly runny gel. You dont need very much to shampoo your hair and although it doesnt make huge amounts of suds, it cleans really well. (Do I remember being told somewhere that suds are simply detergent and are not good for your hair?)
Anyway, as I said before the shampoo rinsed very quickly and easily and left my hair feeling really soft. (Even at the ends which usually feel like straw prior to conditioning).
I decided to give this shampoo (in the name of research) a try without using conditioner and duly wrapped the towel round my head. I was really surprised with the results, although I wouldnt do this again or recommend this to other users. It took a little while to comb my hair through but there were no knots as would usually be the case.
After drying my hair I was pleased with the results and although it was nowhere near a comparison to the adverts, it was shining more than before using this product and did feel very clean and soft.
The directions for volumising your hair as shown on the Tresemme website are to use a dryer from the roots etc. etc. So its not the shampoo that does it for you! But even though its hard to volumise two hairs and a nit, my hair certainly remained looking as if it had just been washed for longer and was still not flat to my head and lifeless looking 3 days later when I washed it again.
Since the first attempt I have used conditioner too but thats another review for the future.
I think (where do these snippets of information come from?) that any change of shampoo will make a difference to your hair for a while so I will continue to use this product (900ml will last me some time!) and maybe edit this review at a later date.
At this point .
.(her smouldering eyes towards) me and said,
Dooyoo like it?
Thanks for reading.