“ Brand: Tresemme / Type: Hair Shampoo / What it does: Refreshes, „
I originally bought this to take travelling, as I hate not feeling clean after a long journey. Now I use it occasionally at uni if I oversleep or just can't be bothered washing and drying my hair before a lecture. I was tempted to try this product as it is recommended for dry, frizz prone hair, which is just what I have, and I thought it might be better for my hair than the usual dry shampoos. I am usually a fan of tresemme products as I find they are better quality than the cheaper brands while still being more affordable than designer and other big name brands. Unfortunately, this time I was somewhat disappointed.
This shampoo comes in an attractive, well-designed bottle with an easy to use pump at the top, which is a nice shape and easy to depress, and mine has never stuck as similar designs sometimes do. The shampoo comes out as a foam which is wetter than other foam products and melts quickly when you apply it to your hair. The instructions state to pump 2-3 times into your hand and then apply but I've found this makes it difficult to evenly apply the foam and I tend to get very wet patches and some that are almost completely dry. Instead, I tend to pump out a little at a time and apply to the roots first, then the lengths and the ends, however it still doesn't apply very evenly, and brushing it through doesn't help much.
After application, the shampoo takes some time to dry. The instructions state that you should blast hair with a hairdryer or rough dry with a towel before styling. Well if I had time for that then I'd wash my hair properly. Also, it's not easy to carry a hairdryer or towel everywhere you go when you're travelling. For this reason, I tend to let it dry naturally. When it has dried, my hair is certainly not dry and frizzy but a residue is left which makes it feel heavy and flat, and in some places where more of the foam was applied, my hair actually looks greasy, which really defeats the object of using shampoo at all. The only thing I can say in favour of this product is that it has a very nice scent, which does last for several hours.
I will definitely not be buying this product in future, and it is currently sitting on the shelf waiting to be used next time I wake up with only 10 mins to get ready and have no other option.
I don't like washing my hair too much as it damages it when I have to dry and straighten it so I rely on dry shampoos to rid me of grease. The only problem for me with dry shampoo, is as I have brunette hair, I have to brush it quite a lot to remove any tell tale signs of powder so when I saw this advertised I thought it was the answer to all my problems.
The foam comes in a bottle with a pump on the top and it says you need 2-3 pumps of the foam but as soon as you put it on your hands, it starts going runny and almost melting which can then make it quite difficult to apply to your hair. I also think that 2-3 pumps isn't really enough to cover all my roots. So you run it through the roots of your hair and then down the lengths and then either rub your hair with a towel or blow dry it.
I found that it actually made my hair feel greasier after although it does have a very fresh, citrus smell.
I wont be buying this product again and for the price I paid for it (around £4) it is definitely not worth the money.
As you can probably tell from my previous reviews I am in love with dry shampoos, particularly the Tresemme dry shampoo. When I was last stocking up in Superdrug I noticed that Tresemme had released a slight twist on the dry shampoo phenomenon, which is a waterless foam shampoo.
Essentially, the premise of the product is the same in that its aim is to freshen up your hair and remove surface oils, dirt and odour without you having to wash it in the shower with traditional shampoo. As previously mentioned I like to wash my hair every other day and then use a dry shampoo of some sort to freshen my hair on the days when I don't wash it in the shower.
The foam is white and is a lot thinner then a traditional hair mousse consistency. I find that one pump of the product is sufficient for my hair, which is good as it means the product will last a while due to not having to use too much. The foam is put on the roots of my hair and massaged in, then distributed throughout the rest of my hair with a brush. Unlike dry shampoos there is no colour residue left on your hair which needs brushing out, however this product does make my hair damp and therefore it needs to dry before I can style it. This means it is not the fastest product to use in the morning when I have to be out of the door! I also find that once the product has dried it leaves a residue of some kind on my hair which means I find it noticable to pick out where the product had previously dampened my hair. In order to combat this I have to brush my hair through much more thoroughly then when I use a traditional dry shampoo. My hair does smell and look refreshed after using this product, however it also looks limp and slightly lifeless which I don't like.
This product comes in the traditional Tresemme packaging, a 150 ml black bottle with green lid. Instead of a spray top lid however there is a pump which dispenses the foam onto your hands. The product will set you back around £4.50, which is a bit expensive for a product which to be honest I am not oversold on.
I think this product sucked me in due to the novelty of it, however I think I will be skipping it in favour of my normal dry shampoos in future! This product takes a lot more work to use then a dry shampoo, furthermore I find it makes my hair lose volume rather then gain it as it does with a dry shampoo.
This product gets a 3/5 for me. The only use I can see for it would be when you are travelling somewhere you don't have access to water to wash your hair, when this may feel like it cleans your hair a bit more then a dry shampoo perhaps due to it making your hair wet.