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The Boots website describes this as "An intensive rescue for unruly, frizz-prone hair. This masque deeply replenishes each strand for unbelievable salon-smoothness."
Boots are currently selling this for £5.50 but I got it in Asda for £2.50 which I think is a bargain. I would probably stock up while it's this price as it must be a special offer.
My hair is long, down to the bottom of my shoulder blades, and naturally straight. I don't do much to it apart from dying it a few times a year. I never use heated appliances (straighteners, curlers, hairdryers) mainly because I'm too lazy...! I'm also too lazy to visit the hairdresser so it's in need of a trim. Hence, I started to get quite a few flyaways and my hair was quite dry. I condition it from the neck down every time I wash it, but it seemed to be in need of some TLC.
So when I heard of this Keratin Smooth masque, I fancied giving it a go, especially as it's the same price as a normal bottle of conditioner. After all, hair is made from keratin so I thought it could only do it some good.
The masque comes in a red tub with a black screw top lid and gold writing. Unfortunately, our shower cubicle is very small and doesn't have any shelves in it. This makes using this very awkward; I would need one hand to unscrew the lid, one to hold the tub and a third hand to scoop out and apply the product, all while trying not to get any water into the tub. So, for me, this isn't ideal. But the product is very thick, so I suppose it couldn't come in a normal squeezy conditioner bottle as it probably wouldn't come out.
The instructions recommend applying this to your hair and leaving for 3-5 minutes. I use this in the shower after shampooing, scooping out a generous portion with my fingers and applying it from the neck down, combing through my hair with my fingers. It's thicker than normal conditioner and you might need to spend a short time longer making sure it's evenly applied. I don't apply conditioner to my scalp as it's quite greasy.
If you've used Tresemme products before, you'll already be familiar with the smell and it's very distinctive. It's quite floral and fruity. I really like the smell, but it might be too sweet for some people. It's noticeable while using it, but not too strong once it's been washed off.
I then leave the masque on while I go about my other shower activities; exfoliating, body wash, shaving etc. Once I've done this, I rinse. The product rinses out very easily with no problems and feels very smooth right away.
The result is excellent. My hair is definitely a lot smoother and the flyaways are smoothed down. It also feels very soft and I can't stop running my fingers through it! It's very easy to brush right away and right up until the next time I wash my hair. The flyaways do tend to start coming back after about half a day, so maybe leave it as late as possible if it's for a special occasion.
---Would I recommend?---
At £2.50 I wouldn't hesitate in recommending it and I would love to use this every time I wash my hair at that price. If it was £5.50, I think I would save it for using maybe once a month or for special occasions.
The recent hot weather has not helped the condition of my hair, with the high temperatures at the moment I have been guilty of tying my hair back in a bobble in an attempt to keep cool. This has unfortunately resulted in my hair acquiring some split ends and an alarming amount of frizz. To remedy the situation I had a hair cut and I decided to try out an intensive conditioning treatment.
While looking in Superdrug for something to smooth my frizz I spotted that the entire Tresemme range was half price so I decided to buy a pot of conditioning treatment rather than a sachet as the sachets cost 99p and a pot of Tresemme Keratin Deep Treatment Masque was £2.95 (half price) for a 300ml tub. I only have to get four treatments out of the pot and I have saved some money.
The tub is an attractive red colour with a black screw top lid (identical to the one in the dooyoo picture) the pot has an ingredients list and directions for use on the side.
The Keratin Treatment Masque claims to intensely replenish each strand of hair and make your hair smoother, straighter and easier to style. It is also suitable for coloured hair.
After shampooing and conditioning my hair with my usual products I then applied a scoop of the Keratin Treatment Masque to my hair, the Treatment Masque is quite thick and creamy and easy to smooth through my hair. The Masque smells nice and expensive; I can't really describe the smell it just smells like good quality hair products. I left the Masque on my hair for the recommended maximum of 5 minutes as I felt my hair needed a bit of extra care. The Masque rinsed easily from my hair and left my hair feeling soft and nourished.
I then blow dried my hair, I was quite impressed with the results, my hair looked shiny and cared for. There was less visible frizz and my hair felt softer. I usually wash and condition my hair each day and my hair has continued to look and feel good. I will use the conditioning treatment each week.
Looking at the amount of Masque I have used so far I estimate that the pot will last me for 10 treatments. As I got the pot at half price it makes each treatment cost slightly less then 30p so a complete bargain.
Thank you for reading.
Tresemme Deep Treamtent Mask
~ INTRODUCTION ~
I've never been a fan of Tresemme products (their free shampoo and conditioner samples simply fail to buy me over) but I've recently started taken to trying out their masks. Having previously tried their Tresemme Deep Conditioning Treatment masque (for which I've written another review on), I thought it might be worth giving another of their products a shot.
~ PACKAGING ~
This keratin mask comes in a 300 ml pot, which is definitely much smaller than the other Tresemme mask that I've used. It has a screw-on cap, and being much smaller than the other mask bottle, this is definitely much easier to deal with in the bath.
~ PHYSICAL APPEARANCE OF MASK ~
The mask itself is a relatively thick, white paste - just what I would expect of a hair mask. The instructions suggest that you apply mostly on your ends, and spread the rest over nearer the upper parts of your hair. I know this is how hair experts typically advise you to apply mask, but I just apply it all over anyway - my hair is too dry to get really oily from such an application.
The scent for this mask, just like their Deep Conditioning Mask, is a pretty strong floral one. I do like it though, as it leaves my hair smelling really good after my bath and beyond.
~ IS THE MASK ANY GOOD? ~
I typically would leave the mask on for about 5 minutes before rinsing off. It's really easy to get off your hair and it does leave your hair feeling really smooth and nourished after use. I think what I like about this masks vs other masks I've tried is that it actually leaves my hair feeling slightly weighted. I have really thick, frizzy hair which fluffs around quite a bit (very annoying!), and the weight and strength that this mask builds into my hair is just amazing. In terms of its moisturising ability -- I find that it does about the same as any other mask I've tried however.
~ WOULD I BUY IT AGAIN? ~
I first bought this for £5.50 from Boots in store, but Tesco recently had a half-price offer which brought the price down to £2.75 per mask bottle which is a steal. I'd probably say that it's a little on the pricier side at full-price however, and if I had to buy it at full-price I might just try a cheaper alternative. I just finished one (lasted about 2 months, but I use it a couple of times a week) and have two new bottles waiting for me. I would recommend it especially if you see it on offer, or if you really like the weighty feeling that other masks lack.
I enjoy the challenge of trying and testing out new products, particularly when it comes to beauty. I would describe my long naturally curly hair as thick and as a result, I am prone to suffering with dry and split ends, which is exacerbated due to my constant home colouring and the use of heated appliances. Whilst I visit my hair stylist on a regular basis for trims, it is essential that I use quality products to keep it in tip top condition.
For as long as I can possibly remember, I have used a deep conditioning mask on a weekly basis with Dove products being my preferred choice. However, when shopping in Boot some time ago my eyes were drawn to Tresemme's Keratin Deep Treatment Masque, which is fairly new and eager to try it out my purchase was made. I cannot admit to having much experience with the Tresemme brand, as I don't generally tend to seek out their products, but it was the claim that the masque will restore keratin that was my deciding factor.
Whilst I do not intend waffling on about keratin, I would advise that it belongs to the protein family where it provides the much needed strength and resilience to our hair, nails and skin and as a result, it can be found in many beauty products. It is widely used in hair products, which are aimed at those consumers who suffer with dryness and frizz where it is claimed that it will make the hair straighter, silkier and subsequently, much easier to manage.
We are presented with 300 ml of mask, which is contained in a deep red coloured sturdy plastic tub with a black screw top lid. The packaging is considerably appealing to the eye with touches of golden text, which offer a stunning contrast against the deep red tub to create a classy and luxurious appearance. As previously mentioned, I suffer with dryness and frizz on the ends, which can cause my hair to become weak and subsequently snap. It is always a little nerve racking trying out new hair masques, particularly as the remainder of my hair can be described as normal, so the last thing I wish to do is to cause it to become greasy when attempting to treat the dry tips.
The reverse of the tub provides concise directions, which are presented in an easy to read text with the masque being suitable for either an intensive weekly treat to the hair or as often as needed. I find that once or twice a week is sufficient for my hair type with the thick creamy white coloured masque being easy to apply after initially washing the hair with shampoo. It is recommended that a generous amount be used where it should be evenly spread over the hair from the mid-length to the tips. The masque is easy to spread and I use a wide toothed comb to ensure that the hair is fully coated and I massage a little into the roots.
I cannot admit to being too keen on the intense aroma, which is floral, but thankfully, it disperses during the rinsing process to leave a delicate and favourable scent lingering on the hair. It is recommended that the masque remain on the hair for three to five minutes and to ensure that I obtain maximum results I tightly wrap my hair inside a heated towel. Whilst I do not intend discussing the entire ingredients list, which is fairly lengthy, I would advise that the masque contains aloe barbadensis leaf juice and limnanthes alba seed oil; both of which are highly nourishing.
The masque is effortlessly rinsed from the hair without leaving any residue and I love the fact that the texture feels velvety soft and smooth, which is not something that can be achieved with normal conditioners. My hair does not feel heavy and despite having used an intensive conditioning treatment, it is extremely lightweight and can be styled as normal. I favoured the fact that whilst the product offered intensive results, it did not cause any adverse effects to my colour treated hair. Whilst I cannot admit to having noticed any difference in relation to the claimed straightening effect, I am able to confirm that the masque assists in preventing frizz and dryness to the tips for up to 48 hours, which is when I next wash my hair.
In addition, it offers smoothness to the hair and leaves it with a healthy and beautiful shine. Whilst I was pleased with the results and managed to obtain approximately ten applications from the 300 ml tub, I cannot admit to the masque offering anything different from my normal Dove products. Furthermore, Dove products are far more affordable and offer a stunning aroma as opposed to the overpowering scent that was initially evident with this product. It is due to this reason that I would not make a further purchase and feel it appropriate to remove one star.
If you are interested in purchasing Tresemme Keratin Deep Treatment Masque, it seems to be widely available in most supermarkets and stores such as Boots where it retails at £5.50. However, at the time of writing, Boots are running a three for two promotion on selected hair care, vitamins and cosmetic products.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.