I absolutely adore this little product. I have long, very fine hair that tends to get tangled so I like to use a bit of serum after every wash before blow drying. However so many products weigh your hair down or make it sticky, I was looking for ages to find the perfect one.
I really don't like the name "Tresemme" but their products generally seem to work well, the only reason I picked up this product was because of the price and because it is a little bottle so perfect for travelling.
When you smooth this product onto wet hair after washing and comb through, it smells really fresh and is a lovely texture that is neither sticky or gloopy. After blow drying my hair feels really soft and manageable, with less flyaways. It really looks much healthier, and stops my hair breaking and drying out. I will never go back!
Smoothing Crème Serum by Tresemme is a hair styling product that has been designed to control frizz and to nourish the hair, leaving it feeling soft and manageable. It promises to give your hair a natural finish while keeping it under control.
How does it work?
The product contains vitamins and minerals to nourish the hair. It also contains Wheat Protein which strengthens and protects each strand and helps to stop dampness from reaching them which can lead to frizziness.
How do you use the product?
The product is to be initially applied to damp hair that has been shampooed and conditioned. According to the bottle, you need to take a couple of walnut sized amounts of the product and run it through the length of your hair.
My hair is past my shoulders and I personally don't use that much as I always panic about my hair looking greasy or being weighed down. You can also use this serum as a finishing crème by smoothing some of the product over your finished style. I use it on a section at a time before straightening but I use a teeny tiny amount on each section, again because I don't want my hair to look greasy.
Packaging and Price
The packaging has been kept simple as is often the case with Tresemme. It comes within a white bottle that has a black lid and you push down on one side of the lid to make the other side flip open. The bottle is slightly see-through so you can keep an eye on how much of it you have left.
I can't remember how much my bottle cost as I've had it for a very long time. I expect it was around £3 for 200ml, judging by the usual prices of Tresemme and I bought mine from Asda so I imagine that it will be available from most large supermarkets and some department stores, as well as from many online websites.
The product has a cloudy, milky colour which is different to the clear serum that I was expecting. I always worry when putting products of this colour on my brown hair in case they show up when they dry, but this one disappears as it is smoothed into the hair.
It has a strong fruity but fresh scent to it which is exactly the same as the Tresemme Shampoos and Conditioners so if you've used some of the other products in the range, you'll know what to expect.
The texture is thick and rich, as you would expect a serum to be. I don't believe you need very much of this product to work its magic at all, especially when using on dry hair, hence why my bottle has been going strong for a couple of years now. If you use the tiniest bit on your hair, it still smoothes the hair nicely and fights the frizz away. I also carry some in a little pot during the day to target the ends of my hair as I don't find the results to be incredibly long lasting.
It does give the hair a nice shine and leaves it feeling really soft and silky. It doesn't weight the hair done and the hold is completely natural. It isn't sticky and it doesn't tangle so to the passerby, it wouldn't look like you have a product on your hair at all.
All in all, this product works well on the hair and smoothes it out nicely. It smells nice and looks natural on the hair. It gives the hair a shine and keeps frizz at bay for a while. It doesn't work wonders and there are similar products that I like that work better but they are more expensive. For the price, it works well enough and I will continue to use it until it is all gone, which probably won't be for another few years!
Me and my hair have not always been the best of friends. I have been known to be very nasty to my hair with heat styling, products, colours and bleachs in the past, and this can cause my hair to be dry and brittle with frizz and flyaway. Luckily I have found a way to help combat the frizz and help my hair be smooth and shiny. This way is Tresemme Smoothing Serum.
This comes in a small white bottle, with a black cap. The cap has a side pop just like the Tresemme shampoo bottles do. It is easy to open and close and is easy to dispense just the right amount you need for your hair. There is black writing on the bottle, and a purple box with some white writing in it. On the back is useage instructions and some information about Tresemme themselves.
The actual serum inside the bottle is more like a cream. It is thick and white, but with a smooth and slightly runny consistancy. It smells like a Tresemme shampoo, but not as strong.
You use this product in damp hair, just after you have washed and conditioned it. Squirt a small amount into your palm ( and I do mean small) and rub it between your hands. Then you just rub it through your hair and comb through to ensure an even coverage of your hair. Then dry as usual.
My hair is about shoulder length, but quite thick, and I use a small blob about the size of 20p. This perfectly covers all my hair without making it greasy.
I always find that my hair is smooth and shiny when I use this, and it seems a little bit easier to straighten as well. This is a great product, that really does wonders for my hair, and the results last until I next wash my hair.
You can buy this product in Boots stores or on Boots.com for around £4 a bottle. One bottle lasts me about a year, so it really is a brilliant value for money product. I 100 recommend this product, especially if you have flyaway or frizzy hair. 5 out of 5 stars from me.
My hair is particularly prone to static and frizz, at this time of year it's really bad and I find my hair clinging onto my clothes creating electric shocks and crackling static on my clothes too, or just looking really frizzy even though I don't have curly hair, so I decided to look into some products to try and prevent this. One product I came across was this Tresemme Soothing Crème Serum which claims to "control frizz and nourish soft touchable styles". I paid £1.99 for my 200ml bottle but I've seen it online for over £4 so shop around for it. I bought mine from Boyes.
Mine is the natural hold version which is the level of control I always opt for as I don't have an elaborate hairstyle, it's just wavy, think and long with long layers cut into it. They also do extra hold and freeze hold apparently!
The bottle is a small plastic one with a lid that you press down one half and the product is squeezed out of the other half. The serum is a white cream not unlike body lotion so a bit runny. The instructions on the back say to rub one or two walnut sized amounts into hands then smooth through hair before blow drying. Now this is where it got confusing! I think of walnuts as whole walnuts in shells and that's the amount I thought they meant. I decided this sounded like a lot, especially 2 walnut sized blobs, so I went for just the one and made it slightly smaller than a whole walnut. This was way too much and the fruity smelling cream was all over my hands even after rubbing them through my hair and when I dried my hair it was very evident I had product in there and looked crispy but felt greasy. Not a good look and I had to put up with it for several hours because Anglian Water chose that day to grace us with a water cut! I couldn't wait to get it out of my hair and as soon as I could I washed my hair. Thankfully it washes out easily!
I mentioned this briefly to my other half and oddly he hit upon the problem even though he's no hair expert (he shaves his head!). He pointed out to me that when Tresemme said walnut size perhaps they meant the size of the actual nuts inside the shell. I decided to give it a try and used a lot less serum the next time, in fact the size of an actual walnut half, and this went much better.
The serum disappeared from view once my hair was dry and left it feeling soft and static free. It does make hair feel slightly heavier but not excessively so. I also get a bit of frizz at times but not when I use this serum. It lasted for most of the day with no signs of static but about 8 hours later I started to get some again. This is where it can be used on dry hair.
For repeat applications you just rub a pea sized blob in your hands and smooth that over your hair so it rids you of static that's forming or frizzy bits that are starting to appear. Again this worked well and left my hair looking shiny and smooth. I usually need a repeat application as it takes next to nothing to set the static off with me but as it's such a tiny amount and no hassle to actually apply it I don't mind this.
I'm actually very pleased with this product now I've got used to it. I would say use a grape size blob for the initial application and that's for long thick hair so if you've got short or thin hair use less. It lasts hours and makes my hair behave much better and look really bouncy and shiny. I apply more to the ends than the roots so it doesn't weigh my hair down too much and I love the lack of static electricity because it means I don't get shocks every time I touch something!
I really recommend this for flyaway hair but do shop around for the best price. The serum smells nice and fruity and rubs in easily once you get the right amount! The results are excellent and the bottle is lasting me ages even with daily use, it's barely gone down from the top and I've been using it for 2 weeks now. Highly recommended and a full 5 Dooyoo stars from me.