“ Brand: Tresemme / Type: Hair Moisturiser / Repair - Intensive Conditioner / What it does: Repairs, Recovers „
I've previously reviewed conditioners and spoken about how I've been through a number of products due to completely damaging my hair in the process of achieving white blonde. This was one of the conditioners I purchased to save my hair from further destruction and hopefully stop it from snapping off further.
The conditioner lasted for ages especially considering that it is a mask treatment I used this every day for about 2 months as my hair was in dire need of reconstruction. My hair felt significantly softer after washing and made straightening and blow drying my hair a little less painful and tedious than it was before I was using this particular conditioner. However I did not experience miracles, I often wash my hair every day but I wanted to give my hair a break and do it every two days instead. This proved to be a bad idea as the conditioner only temporarily smoothed my hair as I'd wake up with knotted and frizzy hair which is not what I experienced before.
I also had greasier roots than average and found my hair becoming ridiculously flat so I tried just conditioning my ends for a while instead. Needless to say the greasiness of my roots had reduced however the ends became frizzier and more tangled to the point where I gave up and stopped using it.
It doesn't actually repair your hair or reconstruct or protect it in any way despite it's claims. All it does is temporarily smooth out your hair cuticles for a couple of hours until you either leave the house, put your hands in your hair or sleep on it. It's the most temperamental conditioner I've ever used and it really isn't ideal for damaged hair when it's supposed to be designed exactly for damaged hair.
I don't think I'd use tresemme again because of these reasons. My hair is healthy at last now but I don't think I fancy having flat and greasy hair again and not to mention the smell is too 'floral' for my liking and my boyfriend has made me aware that I smelt like an old woman's perfume, he isn't wrong unfortunately. Thankfully I've switched to a sweeter and delicate smelling conditioner that leaves me with bouncy hair and not a flat, greasy tangled mess.
I have said before in previous reviews that I have pretty long hair that takes some looking after. Due to straightening and blow drying it near enough every day, I get quite a few split ends but between cuts, I don't want it looking a mess. I've tried numerous repair products and one of them was Tresemme Thermal Recovery Repair Tub.
The Thermal Recovery Repair Tub is a part of the Tresemme brand which boasts its salon quality for affordable prices. Anything from Tresemme is available from shops like Boots, Superdrug, Wilkinsons or any supermarket who all normally have some kind of offer on the brand in general. This product in particular I bought from Boots for £5.50 which did seem a little expensive at the time.
The product comes in a white tub with a red lid. The lid screws on and off which can be a bit annoying when you're using this in the shower. The tub holds 500ml of product and the size of the tub is about nearly 4 inches round and a little less in depth. The tub has all of the normal information on like what the product is, does and what special ingredients it has in it as well as the Tresemme brand logo. The tub is quite plain looking but effective because it does what it needs to without being too flashy or overdone.
After using my normal shampoo, I was ready to apply this to my hair. The cream is not too thick in consistency so it is easy enough to get out of the tub. The product should be smoothed into hair evenly and all over, not just the ends like some products like this advise you do to. This needs to be left on for a good amount of time so I was left stood there waiting in the shower for around 5 minutes. The cream does end up feeling quite heavy on your hair once it has been sitting there for a while which isn't uncomfortable but it isn't the nicest of feelings either.
When it came to rinsing this off, I was wondering whether or not it would have actually done much good. Only after rinsing my hair, I could tell that it did feel a bit better although the real test was going to be after styling it for the day. After drying my hair, I wasn't very impressed with the final results. My hair felt quite dried out and although it did look slightly better in terms of split ends, it didn't feel very nice at all. I carried on using this a couple more times to see if continued use would stop this but unfortunately it didn't.
This product also has no real smell to it so all you're really getting in the tub is a very plain cream that doesn't do an awful lot. I would have been slightly happier if it had at least made my hair smell nice but it didn't. For £5.50, this is quite expensive considering it doesn't do what it should do. I definitely won't be wasting my money on this one again.
A few years ago, my hair completely fell out from the dye. So I bought this hoping that it would works its wonders just like every other tresemme product! The tub is quite big, so it's worth the money! The moisturiser smells really good for a hair product. I saw no results until around after a week or two my hair started feel less like straw and more life like again. I continued to use it. It makes your feel quite soft and really healthy. I love tresemme and all their products are really good!
Since experiencing a disastrous hair dye and cut in January, I have become obsessed with hair products. I purchased this around March time in a 3 for 2 deal which Boots was running. I didn't have any particular expectations from the conditioner, but it was described as an 'Intensive Repair and Rehydration Treatment,' and my hair was definately in desperate need of this!
The packaging is fairly typical for a tub conditioner. The tub is white while the screw top lid is red, most of the writing is also in red about from the black tresemme logo. The product itself is a thick, white cream which means I only need a small 'gloop' to cover my hair. The instructions state that you should wash your hair, squeeze out the excess then apply to the ends and midlength of the hair. It then says that you should leave the product on for at least five minutes before rinsing.
The main advantage of the conditioner, in my opinion, is that there is a massive 500ml of product for around the £5 mark. I have paid a lot more in the past for deep conditioning treatments, and have only had 100ml or 250ml at the most. I have been using this roughly around once a week since March and I still have a tub left, so for me I would definately repurchase.
I tend to use the product as advised and leave it in my hair for around five or ten minutes once a week while in the bath. I have also experimented with leaving it on for a couple of hours, and I have to say that there was no real benefit to doing this as my hair felt just the same as a five minute application. As my hair is fairly fine and lacks volume, these types of products are often a little too strong for my hair and leaves it looking lank. The tresemme thermal recovery repair definately does not do this, and my hair always feels clean and lovely and soft after I use it.
As for the product itself, it definately makes my hair feel softer and more manageable after I use it. I have been using a combination of different hair treatments, so I can't really identify which in particular has been the most effective. In relation to other products, I believe that it is fairly typical of any other deep conditioning treatments which I have used, and it has not made my hair feel any better/worse than these.
Nevertheless, for £5 you receive a massive 500ml, which for me is the major plus point. I have paid a lot more in the past for products which have just the same effect for me. If you have fairly healthy hair which has not been overprocessed with hair products and/or straighteners, then you may not see much benefit from using it. However, if your hair is on the dry/damaged side and needs a little tlc then this may be a good product to try. I wouldn't expect dramatic results overnight but my hair definately feels much softer after I have used it.
If you are a regular reader of my reviews, you will know I am a big lover of hair care products, and that my hair often needs as much as help as it can get, as I do abuse it a little bit now and then!
One of the products that I like to use is the Tresemme Thermal Recovery Repair Intensive Conditioner. This is part of the Tresemme Thermal Recovery products range, and is designed for weekly use after a shampoo and condition. It comes in a large white tub, with a red lid. The writing on the tub is mostly in red, except for the Tresemme logo which is in black.
When you open the lid, which is a screw top, you will find a tub full of thick, creamy, white conditioner which has a lovely fresh smell to it. The conditioner feels quite smooth and thick to touch. After shampooing and conditioning your hair, grab yourself a gloop of this wonderful struff straight from the tub, and smooth through your hair. I found that this spreads easily, and a small blob does cover quite a lot of hair. I usually leave this on my hair around 10 - 20 minutes, to really let it get to work and then rinsing is nice and easy, it basically just slides out of your hair. It says on the tub to leave it on your hair for around 5 minutes, so how long you decide to leave it on your hair is totally up to you.
I found after drying my hair, that it was wonderfully soft, smooth and shiny and it looked really healthy too. Even my scalp felt moisturised! I actually find this product to be brilliant, especially for those who have badly heat damaged hair as it will help your hair relax and take a break from all the pain it goes through.
I totally recommend this product to everyone, and if you use it at least once a week, you will really see the difference in your hair after the first use. You can buy this product in Boots, on Boots.com and in Superdrug too. I know that some supermarkets sell Tresemme products, but I have never looked to see if they stock this exact product. It will usually cost around £5 a tub for this product, and I found that with a weekly use, the tub lasted me about 3 months, so it really is amazing value for money.
If you have hair, give this a go!