Product Type: Tresemme hair care products
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Tresemme Salon Silk Hair Serum - Silky Goodness
Tresemme Salon Silk Serum
Member Name: boohellokitty
Tresemme Salon Silk Serum
Advantages: Smooth tamed hair, pleasant smell, easy to see how much you have left, lasts, split end prevention
Disadvantages: Expensive at full price
Reason For Purchase:
Why Tresemme? - I remember when the brand became popular the larger shampoo and conditioner bottle sizes initially got me interested and after trying a number of their products I was more than happy with the quality. My local Tesco stores frequently have a "buy any 3 Tresemme products for £10" so I utilise this offer every time it comes around.
Why Salon Silk / Salon Smooth range? - My hair is long, fine and straight but prone to frizz especially at the ends so I choose products from this range to tame that problem.
The product comes in a slim cylindrical 30mL container with a black label containing product information on the front and a 1 cm transparent strip down the back to allow you to see how much product you have left. On removal of the smooth edged black lid the pump dispenser works after a few pumps and is not sticky or difficult to use. The product comes out smoothly and in small quantities.
On the front - "Smooth no frizz formula. Salon Smooth: smoothes frizz and flyaways. New with Argan Oil from Morocco."
On the back - "This product contains Argan oil from Morocco known for its nourishing smoothing benefits. Calms frizz and instants smoothes, leaving hair soft and healthy looking with gorgeous shine. Helps to prevent split ends and protect the hair from heat styling for a frizz free finish."
Price and Availability:
As stated above I buy this during the 3 Tresemme products for £10 so effectively for me it's around £1.40 since I would buy the 900mL bottles of shampoo and conditioner at £4.30 each anyway.
If you are buying it at full price in either Tesco's or Boot's however it's going to cost you in the region of £4 to £5.
The product is a clear liquid with a smooth and silky texture between the fingertips and has a chemical fruity smell. On the bottle is instructs you to apply this product to damp hair concentrating on the lengths and the ends and comb through with a wide toothed comb which is exactly how I apply it each time.
My hair is fairly long (around mid way down my back) and I find that it takes around 3 pumps of the product to fully cover my hair. I apply each squirt individually working it well into my hair starting at the top and finishing with my last application really working it into the ends. While applying it, it continues to feel silky, does not clump or become sticky and it transfers over to my hair with very little left on my hands.
After application I hate to waste any remaining serum on my hands so I dry my hair running my fingertips through it as it's drying to ensure transfer of all the product. On the bottle it mentions that "it can be used on dry hair to finish your style and ensure ends are super smooth." I personally have never done this so I can't comment on the effectiveness; I find that the ends of my hair are happy with the amount of product I apply while damp.
When I'm finished drying my hair the slickness of my hands with the remaining product on them would be annoying so I wash and dry my hands and apply my favourite hand cream.
After application and drying the entire length of my hair is smooth, shiny and flyaways are pretty much non existent. At the ends in particular the smoothing effect of the product is evident. Over time I have learned which areas of my hair require the most work with this serum which tend to be my ends and just how much I need to apply to get the smoothing effect I want - nothing is a substitute for a good trim though.
I would certainly have to say that I have noticed a reduction in the number of split ends that I have so it does indeed seem to be preventative in this respect but I have found that effect with any serum I have used up until this point.
I am currently on my third bottle of this serum during 1 year and have no intention of stopping using it. The last two times I have purchased the product it has contained Argan oil, initially when I purchased this product it did not contain this ingredient and also had slightly different packaging.
I have to say that adding the Argan oil has made little difference to the effectiveness of the product or the overall effect on my hair. I honestly can't remember the price of the product before this ingredient was added.
When I take my hair out into the elements the product seems to stand up to a number of challenges leaving me with sleek frizz free hair in many conditions. In Northern Ireland wind and rain are prominent all year round with cold winters and it stands up to those conditions. I brought this on holiday to Spain and found it very effective even in the summer Mediterranean sun.
I have had no scalp or skin irritation as a result of using this product.
The 30mL bottle with application every time I wash my hair (which is once a day every 1-2 days) lasts me around 2-3 months - which I honestly was quite surprised by!
I think this product overall is a good buy. Expensive at it's full price but for me it lasts and is very effective at producing the effect I want. I honestly would pay full price for such a good hair serum.
Summary: Highly recommended