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Between a mix of regularly dying my hair and having hair that breaks and falls out easily, it can often leave my hair looking a bit dull and frizzy. On a good day my hair will be soft and shiny, but this doesn't always happen. Sometimes it just really needs some good TLC to give it a boost.
I tend to avoid hair serums as I find them too oily on my fine hair. Particularly when they don't seem to make any difference to the point that I end up applying too much. Styling creams aren't much better at taming pesky flyaways. In the end the only option left was to try using mask treatments. Choosing one itself can be a nightmare, especially when they all seem to be so expensive!
I only purchased this Keratin Smooth one on a whim as it was on offer and so the price didn't seem so bad. I'm not even sure if my decision to buy it was remotely influenced by its claims, or if it was just because it was the cheapest at the time. Either way it was a good decision and I'm now on my third pot.
For me this hair mask works brilliantly. I generally use it in place of conditioner as I try to avoid washing my hair too often, plus this does a much better job at conditioning than a conditioner does anyway. I simply applied a generous amount to the mid-length and ends of my hair, then a small amount nearer the roots. In other words, I apply it like a conditioner, always giving it time to sit in my hair before rinsing. I can always notice the results straight away. My hair feels so much softer and looks so much healthier. The majority of the frizz is smoothed and my ends are always left feeling super soft!
When it comes to my hair, if I can't notice a difference straight away, then the product is no good. This hair mask is the first I've tried where I haven't had to wait a few uses before seeing any change. Can't believe I didn't buy this to begin with. Highly recommend to anyone who is sick of having dry and frizzy hair. Love it!
Whenever I spot a product on promotion which is designed to help with keeping my hair straight, I always like to give it a try and this is one that I have tried recently.
===Price & availability===
The mask retails for just over £5 for a 300ml pot and it widely available, it is part of a larger range which consists of shampoo, conditioner, heat protection spray and shine spray. I picked mine up from Superdrug when they were running a half price promotion.
The mask comes in a deep red pot which is topped with a black screw top lid, I do find this a bit of an annoyance as its quite fiddly when I am in the shower to get the lid off, apply to my hair and then screw the lid back on. As soon as I open the pot, I am greeted with a strong floral aroma which is really nice. Tresemme recommend that the mask is applied to your hair after washing, applying a generous amount and then leaving in for around 3-5minutes before rinsing. I like to comb through the conditioner with a wide tooth comb to ensure it is evenly distributed.
When it comes to rinsing, the mask comes out really easily and immediately I can tell the difference in my hairs condition, it feels really lightweight, wonderfully soft and when I have styled my hair, it looks really glossy.
Whenever I am off on a night out, I dread how my hair will look at the end of the night as I know it will be bigger and slightly frizzy however when I use this, although my hair still gets a bit bigger, it doesn't get anywhere ear as frizzy as it used too.
Despite using the conditioner weekly, there is still loads left and is was definitely worth the investment. Overall, this gets 5 out of 5 stars from me.
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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.
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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.