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I don't often deep condition my hair, since having it chopped in to a bob, the ends have been fine and I don't want a greasy mop, but when I received this in my Glossy box, I was happy to give it a go.
Described as a 60 second treatment shot, this is a small supposedly one dose tube so you can use it all in one go although there was enough in the tube for me to have two goes actually. On a long mane though one tube is probably the correct amount. The top is a snap off lid but it has a spike in it so you can reseal it if you want to use it twice like I did. The tube itself is made of soft plastic so it's easy to squeeze the contents out. The tube holds 15 ml of the conditioner.
What is it?
This is a concentrated rinse off treatment. You only have to leave it on for 60 seconds for it to work its magic. You use it on the middle to tips of the hair avoiding the roots (or you will have a greasy mop afterwards that needs washing!).
This was a nice treat for my hair. The product was thick and luxurious and it seemed a shame to wash it off after just 60 seconds but I suppose in a busy life we need to crack on and not hang about with a head full of conditioner. The directions were easy enough to follow and I did a blow dry afterwards and was impressed with the results.
I often wash and leave my hair so blow drying will always get better results. It was nice to think that I was applying the heat to hair that was more protected though with this product.
Whilst I got mine sort of free as a sample, the price is important to consider. Superdrug sell this at £1.49 a go.
I would use this again, I think it's a great quick fix treat for hair although I am sure it would work better on longer hair. I would probably only use this once a month so it's good to have that 'one dose' shot than have a larger bottle cluttering up the bathroom all year round. My hair was soft and shiny and easy to style after using this so I am happy to recommend.
I have been using John Freida brunette goddess shampoo for the past few weeks but after the recent heatwave my hair was a little dry particularly at the ends. I spent ages looking for a new shampoo to try and I read a few reviews first. I decided to try Tresemme platinum strength. The bonus was that this was also half price in Tesco. After reading the back of the shampoo I also decided to pick up one of these shots as it stated that it's a quick fix.
The tube contains 15ml and costs £1.49.
Platinum strength is designed to fortify the hair and Tresemme claim that if you follow the hair care system that in five washes the product will make your hair stronger, more manageable and healthy looking. The product does this by reinforcing hairs natural protective layer and preventing future damage.
The shot is enough for one application and to use you are recommended to wash your hair then apply the shot to the ends and mid lengths of your hair massaging in before working the remainder to the roots. You are then advised to leave the treatment for 1 minute before rinsing thoroughly.
The treatment has the consistency of a thin conditioner, it smells nice too slightly fruity. The treatment was easy to work into my hair and there was plenty in a tube. I used the whole a amount as I have long hair but if you had shorter hair you could keep half as the little twisty cap on the tube can be reinserted to keep it from leaking out. I left the treatment on for about 5 minutes as I was relaxing in the bath and I lost track of time.
After rinsing this out I then dried and styled my hair as normal. I have to say the transformation was excellent. My ravaged straw like barnett looked soft and shiny. The treatment also smoothed my flyaway hairs and left my split ends looking a whole lot better. It didn't weigh down my hair or make it feel greasy at all.
I have been using the shampoo and conditioner along with this treatment for about 2 weeks now and I have to say my hair is in the best condition it's been in for a long time. I change my shampoo frequently as I like something then I change my mind. I can honestly say this is one of the best treatments I have used in a long time. I think that it lives up to the claim of repairing damaged hair it has certainly improved mine dramatically.
My sister was doing an order on Superdrug's website when she came across some half price Tresemme products, including some from their relatively new Platinum Strength range. She knows that I use a deep conditioning treatment every week so she bought me one of the reduced Tresemme offerings for the grand price of 69p. That sounds very cheap I know, but it is for a single use treatment - the Platinum Strength Monodose 60 Second Treatment shot, which normally costs £1.49. I don't have overwhelmingly good results with Tresemme products in general even if they are not awful. So I probably wouldn't have bought the treatment myself but I am not one to look a gift horse in the mouth!
WHAT IT IS SUPPOSED TO DO
In Tresemme's own words, the "monodose" is a concentrated rinse off treatment that can be used whenever your hair "needs deeper care and repair" or on a weekly basis. I have since realised that most if the information in the Superdrug product description is referring to the Platinum range as a whole rather than this specific product. It mentions the fact "Platinum Strength" is supposed to repair up to 2 years of damage after just 5 uses, but a note below says this claim refers to using the shampoo and conditioner together, not the treatment shot, compared to using a non conditioning shampoo alone. [Not a particularly fair comparison in my opinion!] The monodose is said to have been added to the collection to provide a "super quick fix" for those who need it. I don't dye or straighten my hair but it is still damaged at the ends which tend towards dryness and splitting. Regular use of the Aussie 3 minute treatment has definitely helped improved the condition of my ends and my hair in general so I was curious to see how the Tresemme product would compare.
LIKE SUPER GLUE FOR THE HAIR
The treatment comes in a tiny black and white squeezy tube, that strongly reminds me of superglue. Thankfully the product itself doesn't! The tube is supposed to contain one 15ml treatment but I found there was more than I needed in the packet. My hair is 5cm past my shoulders at the moment but it isn't thick. I used about three quarters of the treatment in one go. I did wonder whether I ought to try and use it all but my hair felt well covered so I decided I would use my judgement and leave the rest in the tube. I have had more problems with using too much conditioner type products than too little!
The nozzle twists off easy and provides a small opening to squeeze the treatment out off. This is quite handy as it allows you to apply the treatment in small amounts as you work your way across your hair, which is better than being overwhelmed by a palm full of the stuff dripping through your fingers. It is actually quite thick but a bit less creamy than the Aussie product I am use to. You are supposed to apply it after using the Platinum Strength Shampoo so I borrowed some from my sister. After rinsing that out, I massaged the treatment through the ends and lengths of my hair, avoiding the scalp as instructed. This was quick easy to do and the texture of the treatment makes it pleasant also. A nice scent helps. It reminds me of sunflower body spray I had from Boots when I as younger, combined with a citrusy edge. As a whole it is a clean and refreshing smell, and lighter than the rather sweet Aussie treatment. The scent didn't linger on my hair for long after rinsing though [a few hours], which is a shame as appealed to me. You get to enjoy the scent for the minute that the treatment rests on your hair though. Rinsing it off was easy and didn't take much more time and effort than removing a standard conditioner.
WORTH A MINUTE OF MY TIME?
As I was rinsing my hair I thought that it felt smooth as all good conditioners leave it at that stage. My hair was especially easy to brush and really tangle free. I had to wait for it to dry to see the full results though. I was impressed by the shiny and healthy look it had, which does compare easily to my usual treatment. It looked far better conditioned and generally healthier than when I use a normal shampoo and conditioner. It also felt much softer. I did detect a fraction more frizz when I first brushed it my hair but this settled down and didn't present a problem when I was actually styling my hair. Whether any damage to my hair has actually been repaired would be hard to judge without a microscope but the most obvious problem - a few split ends are still as present as ever. I didn't expect one dose of treatment to do a lot and I am sure that Tresemme would advise using all of their products together to get the best results. I can't detect that my hair would be strengthened against further damage either, although I am sure having few tangles does help prevent some breakage. I am pleased with the visible results though and I am also delighted that it didn't make my hair look dull the next day or go greasy more quickly as some treatments have.
WOULD I RECOMMEND THE MONODOSE?
I would as it works to provide the promised "super quick fix" for your hair, leaving it looking softer, shinier and healthier looking. I reserve judgment about how it may or not strengthen my hair as I could not notice any improvement but I have used only a single treatment shot. The packaging does say it can be used either weekly or whenever you need a quick boost so if you use it in the former way you may notice more of a difference. However, while I found plenty of the product had been supplied for the promised single treatment, at full price of £1.49 a go, it is more expensive than the treatment I normally use. As it doesn't offer anything better in terms of how my hair looks and feels, I will stick to Aussie even if the Tresemme product is good in it's own right. I have noticed that Tresemme offer another "Renewing" deep conditioning treatment in the Platinum range which is for weekly use and l may try that in the future as I think it would work out cheaper per dose. In conclusion, the monodose may be annoyingly named to me, but it would be a good way to try an intensive treatment at a low price even if using it often wouldn't be as inexpensive. Available at Superdrug and Boots, and no doubt other suppliers too.