I must admit, I'm not very loyal when it comes to shampoo, conditioner and shower gel. I tend to go with what's on offer at my local supermarket and pick a popular brand at a smaller price! I picked up tresemme salon silk shampoo and conditioner at my local Morrisons for 2 for £6, and I felt quite confident that this was a good choice as it's adverts are convincing and it's used on the top models in Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model (I'm easily swayed!) I've only ever used tresemme's hair serums and I was keen to try out the whole shabang! I did buy both of the products but in this review I'll focus on the shampoo!
So for £6 I picked up 2 full bottles of shampoo and conditioner at 500ml each, the bottles are very bulky and don't actually fit into the neat little shelf I have in my shower! The bottles look very basic but however look 'professional' and definitely wouldn't look out of place at a salon, there are no bells and whistles apart from a handy small flip top which you can press, use and close to minimise the mess. As I said before the bottles are very bulky and quite heavy so be careful not to drop them in the shower when using them or you'll have severely bruised toes!
The shampoo has a nice consistency, not too thick and not too thin either with a gorgeous fresh scent that reminded me of being at the hairdressers which made me feel like it was a pampering session rather than having a shower before work! The shampoo lathers up nicely and I could feel it working through my hair with little effort. The shampoo can be washed out easily and didn't tangle my hair. After shampooing I used the conditioner which again has the same shape and design as the shampoo bottle, however it can be awkward to manoeuvre as it's quite heavy.
After blow drying my hair I noticed that my hair did look incredibly shiny and healthy, however my hair definitely didn't feel it. I have very thick, wavy red hair and styling can often be time consuming and I felt that the tresemme dried out my hair leaving the ends of my hair and the thinner parts of my scalp (such as behind my ears and around my front hairline) appear wirey and brittle. My hair smelt amazing all day but after another day my hair started to feel quite greasy and weighed down which was disappointing to say the least! Normally I only have to straighten my hair once after a wash but when using tresemme I had to straighten my hair twice a day to make sure my style held!
After a week or two my scalp started feeling very uncomfortably itchy and became flaky and irritated. I tried to lay off the conditioner and only use the shampoo which only made it worse so after 2 weeks I broke up with tresemme. I felt disappointed as it's so heavily advertised and I've heard many great things about the products but my boyfriend complained about having an itchy, flaky scalp also (which displeased me as he shouldn't even be using my hair products in the first place lol) so it was then I vowed not to buy it anymore.
I don't think I would recommend this product, I've used a lot of different brands of shampoo that usually cater to my hair needs but with tresemme it was more hassle than what it was worth! My hair did smell and look lovely but how it felt was a different story. After a few uses I had an itchy scalp and my hair felt dry and undernourished. Sorry tresemme, it's not me, it's you!
My hair has been feeling and looking a little frizzy thanks to the fabulous sunshine we have been enjoying for the last few weeks, I am not complaining as it is easier and cheaper to find some hair products to combat frizz than it is to seek the sun.
It is a long time since I last tried Tresemme so I thought it only fair to give the brand another try and it was super cheap in Tesco. My 900ml bottle Tresemme Salon Silk for dry frizz prone hair was a bargain at £2.
Tresseme promise salon quality products with salon quality results at an affordable price and in my opinion they more than deliver on this promise.
My shampoo comes housed in a large black plastic bottle; it is genuinely nothing special to look at and when the bottle is full it is a little awkward to heft around the shower with wet hands as there are no curves or grippy bits on the bottle. The shampoo is dispensed via a simple to pop up top, the hole for the shampoo to come out of is quite small but as the shampoo is not overly thick it is easy to squeeze some into the palm of my hand.
The shampoo is of a nice consistency and is white with a pearly sheen, it smells a little fruity and soapy but most of all it smells fresh and clean. To shampoo my hair I use a blob around the size of a fifty pence piece, the shampoo foams up quickly and rinses easily from my hair leaving it feeling smooth, clean and fresh. I usually follow up with matching conditioner but on the occasions I have forgone conditioner my hair has still been easy to manage.
I get the best results from my hair when I give it a quick blow dry as this leaves it smooth, soft, shiny and relatively frizz free. When I leave my hair to dry naturally my hair dries up soft with a bit of a wave and a small amount of frizz. I can smell the fresh clean scent of the shampoo on my hair right up to the next shower and my hair stays clean looking and relatively grease free between washes.
Overall I am very impressed with the quality of the shampoo, it is a pleasure to use and on this occasion I am happy it is a massive bottle as my hair is really happy with the shampoo. I genuinely would buy this again at full price (£4).
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Tresemme Salon Silk Shampoo
I happen to really like using Tresemme products, particularly their shampoos and conditioners; I actually have not tried one that I do not like. They seem to bring salon quality products at very reasonable prices to the table. The Salon Silk shampoo is no exception to this.
The Salon Silk variety of shampoo comes in the standard and very recognisable Tresemme bottling which is made up of a thick black plastic container. The Bottle is matt black coloured and the colour of the stripes and text depends on the type of shampoo and conditioner you have purchased. The Salon Silk variety is a lovely aqua blue/turquoise colour which stands out well against te black backdrop.
The bottle is very sturdy and solid with a cylindrical body and a push down tab top. This can also be unscrewed but to dispense the shampoo you simply push down the tab and a thin slit opens to release the liquid inside. The product description and Tresemme branding is across the front and back of the bottle.
I tend to use this in the shower and the instructions state the same as any other shampoo, apply to wet hair, massage thoroughly to get a good lather and then rinse off and condition your hair. The shampoo smells lovely and salon like, being rich and intensely fresh. The consistency is silky and thick and you only need to use a small amount on wet hair to get a nice rich and bubbly lather. The shampoo colour is like most of the other Tresemme shampoos, opal and shiny which oozes quality.
This particular variety is supposed to reduce frizz and flyaway hairs leaving you with a silky smooth and polished look. I use straighteners on my hair frequently which can damage and split hair. It can sometimes look lifeless and frizzy and so I do like to use a good shampoo and conditioner on it. After using this Salon Silk shampoo my hair definitely has a lovely shine to it and looks fresh and conditioned compared to using other brands. It also smells fresh and clean and salon quality which lasts a fair amount of time. So overall I can certainly recommend this for getting that smooth and conditioned hair look.
This is available in supermarkets and beauty shops and the rrp is around £4.99 for a huge 900 ml bottle, however these are often on half price offers which make it even better value for money for a quality shampoo. For best results pair this with a Tresemme conditioner.
Tresemme is one of about five brands of shampoo which seems to suite my hair. I have medium-long curly hair which easily gets tangled and can look a bit matt and dry if I don't use a shampoo and conditioner that works. I tend to wash it most days, just quickly, as washing keeps the curls in place, otherwise on a second day after washing my hair starts to become rather frizzy so I need a shampoo which doesn't dry my hair out and keeps it looking silky and shiny, which this shampoo does do.
My mother first recommended Tresemme to me and it was her hairdresser who recommended it to her, it was also the brand that the salon was using. I believe Tresemme was originally more of A "salon" brand and has, over time come into the mainstream hair product market.
This shampoo smells to me very much like "salon" shampoo, in fact it reminds me of going to the hairdressers when I use it. It's a sort of strong floral smell, which is quite pleasant and anyway I can hardly smell it on my hair when it's dried. I like that the shampoo is quite thick as when I squeeze it out of the flip nozzle it stays in the palm of my hand rather than escaping through my fingers. It is also easy to apply and lathers quickly and easily. The shampoo is clear in colour and I use a blob about the size of a £2 coin every time I wash my hair.
The Tresemme brand bottles are all quite simple in design, either black for shampoo or white for conditioner. There is hardly any unnecessary ornamentation on the bottle, just the brand name, what it is, what it does and the ingredients and directions on the back. This bottle has a bit of turquoise on, which I guess is themed to the "silk", the name of this shampoo. The bottles are a very strong plastic and keep their shape nicely.
I usually get my Tresemme from Waitrose, but can get it in most of the main supermarkets or chemists. It costs around £3.50 so at first it seems a little more expensive, however the bottle is huge, it's 500ml and lasts me months so it works out to be very good value.
Tresemme is one of my favourite shampoo and conditioner brands as it leaves my hair tangle free, soft and very manageable and within this "silk" shampoo is probably my favourite. It gets the full 5 stars from me!
Tresemme are an affordable hair care brand that market themselves as being salon quality without the high price tag. I have tried several of their products, one of them being the Salon Silk Smooth Shampoo. It can be purchased at most good supermarkets or beauty stores, and is available in various sizes. I purchased mine as part of a 2 for £5.00 deal from Tesco, which was incredibly good value as I got a massive 900mls of product which lasted for ages.
Product description: "Professional performance formula adds moisture to nourish and calm for frizz free results. Fortified with Vitamin H and almond, it gently cleanses to smooth and soften. Enhances shine and improves manageability."
The shampoo bottles are solid black colour and have a pop out lid which allows you to dispense the shampoo through a small hole. The bottles have a sleek appearance and look like a good quality salon brand (which of course, they are!). It can be very difficult to get the product out sometimes, especially if you are nearing the end of one of the larger bottles as you really have to shake it around and wait for the stuff to come to the other end of the bottle before you can squeeze it out. It would have been better if the lids were removable but you can't unscrew it as it is fixed in place. It's also a bit of a pain that all of Tresemme's shampoo bottles are black as you can't see how much is left inside, and rather have to take a guess based on the weight of the bottle.
Recommended directions for use: Apply a generous amount of shampoo to wet hair, massage thoroughly and rinse. Repeat if necessary. Follow with Tresemme Salon Silk Conditioner.
The shampoo itself is very thick and has a slight white tint to it. To use, I massage this into damp hair, adding extra water to create a good foam. It feels very gloopy and gel-like, but bubbles up easily and spreads well over the hair. It has a fairly nice scent that gives your hair that fresh, clean smell but it isn't too noticeable or overpowering and it will fade away after a while.
The information on the bottle gives a clear indication of what the product can offer, with a simple chart showing the different properties of products within the Tresemme range. Salon Silk is listed with "moisture" and "protect" but not "volume" or "clarify" so it is easy to see which products suit different hair types. I tend to demand a lot from my hair products as I'm quite fussy and my hair has many different needs and requirements. I have thin, frizzy hair that is prone to getting greasy at the roots, and the tips are dry and currently covered in split ends. As well as that I make my hair suffer even more by frequently dyeing it and using heated styling tools, so right now it is in a fairly bad state and really has got to the point where I should go and get it cut. In the mean time I have been using this Salon Silk shampoo as it is recommended for extra dry, frizz prone hair. It claims to replenish & smooth for soft, shiny manageable results.
After washing my hair with this shampoo it really does live up to its name and my hair feels silky, smooth and soft. My damaged hair does become more manageable, and it has done a good job of caring for my dry ends until I make my next salon appointment. However, for me the major downside is that this is so rich that it overloads my fine hair and can weigh it down. It also makes my hair turn greasy very quickly, so I am having to wash my hair more frequently. This has really thrown my hair and scalp off-balance and I have been suffering with excess oiliness and flaky dandruff until I managed to settle into the new routine and my scalp calmed down again.
The large bottles last for months and months and this makes them very good value for money. It's a shame that this shampoo is not quite right for my hair, but I would certainly recommend it to other people with thicker, dry frizzy hair as I have seen it work wonders on one of my best friends, and even with the excessive dryness and damage on the ends of my hair this shampoo helps to give me that healthy, sillky smooth feeling. Personally I prefer to use the Salon Silk conditioner with a different brand shampoo as this is the right balance for my hair type and stops my hair from getting so greasy which is more practical to deal with. A rich, moisturising shampoo which I think is better suited to dry hair types.
I bought one of these when I came across it on offer at half price. Having used Tresemme before, it's a brand I trust to bring effective and good quality products to shelves, plus I can't resist a bargain! If your hair needs a little TLC to get it smooth again, this may be worth trying.
Tresemme are very popular and well-known for being 'used by professionals', with the advertising tagline of 'professional, affordable'. I'd say they have a reputable image, creating products that are modern, effective (hence 'salon quality') and yet reasonably priced. Their ever-expanding range gives them a lead on other hair care brands and they can be found in most pharmacies, health and beauty online stores and supermarkets.
Their Salon Silk shampoo is designed for dry, frizz-prone hair and comes in a plastic black bottle. The one I bought on offer is huge compared to my other shampoos at 900ml. It's quite a minimalist but stylish design, with the type of shampoo (smooth, Salon Silk) in a green box to set it apart from the rest of the range. The lid is a push-down one that can be relatively hard to actually push down, but then it leaves a small hole from which to dispense the shampoo. It's a good consistency that's not too runny but not too thick that you're clumping it on to your hair, and it comes out as white and silky smooth. It has a sweet, feminine scent that I love so it's very pleasant to use.
This is designed to provide 'intense mositurisation' whilst taming frizz and flyaway hair through a combination of ingredients, including silk proteins and vitamin H. It's described as an 'advanced smoothing system' that enables 'gentle cleansing' and the smoothing of hair to leave you with silky, 'salon-soft' locks.
To use, do so as you would with any shampoo. Apply to wet hair and massage in to a lather with your fingertips in to the scalp and roots, working your way down to the ends and then rinse thoroughly. Obviously, they recommend using this in conjunction with their other products (such as Tresemme Smooth conditioner and styling products, treatment sachets etc) for best results.
I really like the light scent this leaves after washing, which my boyfriend has commented on too. It's easy to lather up and to rinse out, and I find that after drying my hair it does feel a bit more nourished. It's not too heavy on hair but it seems to help moisturise it and leave it that bit silkier, smoother and of a healthier appearance. I don't use too much each time so I haven't noticed it leaving my hair greasy by the end of the day, and not using too much also makes the bottle go a long way, so it's good value for money when on offer.
Overall, I would recommend this. It's pleasant to use, has a lovely scent and leaves hair looking a bit healthier and shinier without being greasy or weighing it down.
900ml sells for around £4.79 (Superdrug) though I bought this at half price in Wilkinsons for around the £2 mark.
Overall... Pretty much does what it says on the tin - Salon Quality hair at an affordable price. Worth trying if you need some hair TLC to help get it smooth and sleek.
[Also reviewed by me, gothic_moon, on Ciao]