Product Type: Tresemme hair care products
Newest Review: ... how much information is on the back so I won't go into it all. Suffice it to say that it contains a bit of boomf about the Tresemme phi... more
Smooth, yes...vibrant, the jury's out on that one
Tresemme Vibrantly Smooth Natural Conditioner
Member Name: redhead78
Tresemme Vibrantly Smooth Natural Conditioner
Advantages: Smells delish, attractive packaging, leaves hair smoother, softer and more moisturised
Disadvantages: Bottle can be quite difficult to hold with wet hands
My eye was eventually caught by an end of aisle display with an offer on Tresemme Naturals shampoos and conditioners as they were now included in the 3 for 2 event Boots still have advertised. As I already had another product on the offer in my basket I realised I could basically get two of these for the price of one, so that was it, into the basket it went and off to the check out I plodded - the hubby now being totally fed up and waiting outside!
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY.
The price of this conditioner, for a 500ml bottle is usually £4.05 in Boots but, as I said, is currently on 3 for 2. It is also available in Tesco's for £4.69 for 750ml, which obviously works out cheaper at retail price. Tresemme is a range that I have often seen on offer though so, as always, shop around people! I wouldn't normally spend £4.05 on a conditioner, normally opting for whichever one is on offer for around £1 when I'm running out of my last bottle but as this was on the 3 for 2 offer and I was getting one free and the bottles are also double the size of the ones I usually get it worked out about a similar cost.
As Tresemme is such a well known brand it is widely available in shops such as Boots, Superdrug and Bodycare as well as the supermarket chains too so you should never have too much trouble finding it.
The packaging for Tresemme shampoos and conditioners seem to be black coloured bottles for the shampoos and white coloured bottles for the conditioners and when they're all grouped together in a display this makes them very eyecatching on the shelf.
My particular bottle stands around 8 inches high with a diameter of about 2.5 inches. It is mostly a white translucent plastic so you can just about see how much product is left in the bottle but need to hold it up to the light to do so. The contrasting colours used in this vibrantly smooth conditioner is green and black with some writing being in a pale green colour to match the leaf design on the front (to emphasise the "naturals" part I assume) and also the flip top lid.
The information we're given on the front tells is that it's silicone free, that it gives 10% stronger hair after just one use, is hypoallergenic, has no added colour, has certified organic coconutoil and jojoba and that it is professional quality. A lot of information to put on just the front of the bottle! But, as it's such a big bottle it doesn't seem cluttered or anything and it still quite attractive. If they get all that onto the front you can only imagine how much information is on the back so I won't go into it all. Suffice it to say that it contains a bit of boomf about the Tresemme philosophy (basically, every woman deserves to look fabulous without spending a fortune), more details about the product and how to use it, a list of ingredients and contact details for the company.
Im not generally swayed by packaging when it comes to things like this, as long as what's inside it does the job I want it to do but this bottle is generally quite appealing and I like it. Despite having enough information on there to have the potential to make it feel cluttered, it doesn't actually look cluttered and just looks simple and stylish.
To get the conditioner out of this bottle you have to squeeze one side of the lid down so that the other side pops up to reveal a little opening. You then need to turn it upside down and squeeze the required amount into the palm of your hand. This process is quite easy to do in the shower, although gripping the bottle can be a slight problem when your hands are wet. But I like how easy it is to work the lid with just one hand so that you can do it easily when your other hand is full of conditioner, rather than having a screw topped bottle which you have to leave open until you've finished and let loads of water into it.
The conditioner itself is white in colour and has a really thick and creamy consistency. It feels really silky smooth to the touch and so immediately makes you think that it will do it's job of smoothing my hair. It is also a good consistency for appliction to your hair. It's not so thick that you can't spread it evenly and easily through your hair but it's also not so thin that it runs off straight away either.
I apply this after shampooing (not the recommended matching Tresemme shampoo, sorry!) and then leave it on my hair to work it's magic for about 4 or 5 minutes. The recommended time is 2-3 minutes but my hair is quite dry so I always leave conditioner in for as long as possible to give it more chance to penetrate into my hair and have more effect. The conditioner is easy to rinse out and doesn't take any more or less time than most other conditioners I've used, so in that respect I'm quite happy with it too.
One of the main things I love about this particular conditioner is the fragrance of it. It's kind of a cross between a salon style smell (you know how your hair smells when you come out of the hairdresser but you can never replicate it at home?!) and a really fresh, clean, almost 'green' smell, if you know what I mean. I like that it lingers on my hair for a quite a while afterwards too and often find myself giving my head a quick swish to get a whiff of it!
As soon as I rinse this conditioner out of my hair I can feel the difference. My hair feels softer and silkier and as though it's hanging down my back in one long shiny mass - of course, when it comes to getting my tangle teaser through it this is never actually the case, but that's how it feels initially. As my hair is very long and curly it does have a tendency to get quite dry but this immediately makes it feel moisturised and much softer to the touch.
When out of the shower I brush through my hair with a tangle teaser (horrifically clogged up shower drain has meant I've long since been forbidden from combing it in the shower) and it is easy to do after using this conditioner. Obviously a tangle teaser is designed to make it easier to comb curly hair anyway, but the bristles just seem to glide through even my hair at it's knottiest and clumpiest, making it a much more pleasant experience.
After using this conditioner my hair definitely looks smoother and the curls are a lot less frizzy and more defined, but with my hair I always have to use product on it to make this effect last for any length of time. But I can definitely tell the difference after using this one compared to the previous one I used (V05 Moisture Me Madly - very unimpressed and left my hair feeling and looking like straw so a good one to use in comparison with this Tresemme) and would most certainly buy this again in future as I've been more than happy with the results.
As for it's 'vibrant' claims I'm left a little perplexed as to what that actually means. Does it mean colour wise or just vitality of hair? If it's referring to colour then I would have to disagree - my red hair is no more vibrant than normal, not that I would want it to be anyway! If it means it leaves your hair feeling as though it has more life in it then I suppose I do kind of agree with this as my curls do feel bouncy and full of life - although again, this could be down to the product I use afterwards.
...on my hair...I usually wash my hair every three days and this conditioner seems to last that long. My hair does start to get tangled after this amount of time, but once I use the conditioner again it's quickly detangled and left feeling smooth again. If only the fragrance lasted on my hair for that full amount of time I would be a very happy bunny!
...in the bottle...I have now been using this Tresemme Naturals Vibrantly Smooth Conditioner since mid-August, so for approximately 6 or 7 weeks. With using it at least twice, sometimes three times a week I still have more than half, but less than three quarters, of the bottle left. As I do tend to use quite a large blob of conditioner every time (probably a ping pong ball sized amount) due to the length and thickness of my hair, I'm really impressed with how much use I'm getting out of it. I would estimate that I'll get about 4 months out of just one bottle which makes the price of it even more attractive. Obviously if you wash your hair every day it won't last as long, although if you have shorter thinner hair then I would guess you'd still get around 3 months out of it.
WOULD I RECOMMEND?
Absolutely. I wouldn't normally spend so much on a conditioner but after trying this one I think I've been converted and would actively hunt this one down or stock up if I see it on offer again. Whilst the bottle is quite large and so not the easiest thing to hold when your hands are wet (I imagine the 750ml bottle is even trickier in this respect) it is quite an attractive bottle. And what's inside it works really well on my hair. It leaves it feeling smoother, softer, silkier and much more moisturised and makes it easier to handle afterwards as well. The smell is another big bonus point for me too, so all in all it gets a big thumbs up for me as I can't even argue with the price of it when it lasts so long!
Summary: A lovely conditioner that treats my hair exactly how I would want a conditioner to treat it!