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Tresemme Salon Silk Conditioner
Member Name: lotharia
Tresemme Salon Silk Conditioner
Date: 24/07/12, updated on 24/07/12 (64 review reads)
Advantages: Price, can fight frizz when used with the right straighteners
Disadvantages: Not exactly salon quality, very dependent on quantity used and quality of hair straighteners
When it comes to hair products, I find it hard to trust brands easily. I don't experiment with new conditioners, or heat protect sprays, in the evening as I have no idea what awaits me in the morning.
Tresemme products have been very hit and miss for me and I've rejected them in the past, as I never know if I'll wake up in the morning with ridiculous hair and have to turn up at uni looking like the rejected backing dancer from a Cyndi Lauper music video.
Maintaining straight hair, when there's a lot of frizz waiting to be unleashed, is an expensive affair. I can't afford the price tag that comes with RedKen quality maintenance, and I don't think a lot of people can.
For this reason, Tresemme Salon Silk has definitely surprised me by becoming one of my most used brands of shampoo and conditioner.
I find that after the first day of washing, there is still some unbridled frizz (although I find this with most products to an extent).
However, I've learnt that leaving the conditioner in for about ten minutes adds untold sleekness to my hairstyle. If you have more frizz than money, I'd definitely recommend this as an every day solution, so long as you leave the conditioner in for much longer than it instructs on the label. When I haven't got great shampoo to hand I sometimes leave the conditioner in for up to fifteen minutes at a time.
The Salon Silk shampoo is also quite good, and in the past I've used the cheap Tresemme shampoo in conjunction with better quality conditioner for next-day smoothness.
If you have great straighteners (such as GHDs) I give this shampoo a massive seal of approval to those of a budget, but those with cheaper straighteners... beware.
A once off splash out on GHDs could save you a lot of money because it means your hair doesn't rely on expensive haircare products to keep it under control.
I would not, however, recommend Tresemme's Heat Protection Spray of the same series, which has not helped smooth my hair on any of the occasions I've used it. You may be tempted at the till to buy this in order to compliment your other products, but I would advise against this unless you know your hair to respond particularly well to heat protect treatments. Mine frizzes up a lot after using the heat protect spray with this conditioner, although those willing to experiment may find their hair varies.
In short, Tresemme Salon Silk conditioner is cheap, it isn't exactly "salon quality" but it is effective in the right hands and in conjunction with the right straighteners.
Summary: Good value for all, but make sure you have the right straighteners to go with it!