Product Type: Tresemme hair care products
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Tresemme Deep Cleansing Shampoo - Better bring forward that trim
Tresemme Vitamin C Deep Cleansing Shampoo
Member Name: PaigeTurner
Tresemme Vitamin C Deep Cleansing Shampoo
Advantages: Incredibly good value and comes in huge salon size bottles
Disadvantages: Dries out the tips of the hair after only a few uses
Tresemme boasts salon quality at affordable prices and has been used at hairdressers' basins and in domestic showers for decades but just how effective is Tresemme's Deep Cleaning Shampoo on my hair?
A bit about Tresemme
Tresemme produces a plethora of haircare products which were first manufactured by Godefroy Manufacturing Company in St Louis, Missouri in 1947.
The brand name is a word play and reference to Edna L. Emme who was a leader and national spokesperson for the professional hair care industry during the 40s.
The brand was purchased by Alberto-Culver in 1968, who were subsequently taken over by Unilever in 2011.
The product line was initially marketed only to salons but in recent years became available to the general public in shops.
Tresemme Deep Cleansing Shampoo - The packaging
Tresemme products come in plain packaging with very simple labelling which you tend to associate with the kinds of products you see on salon shelves. Tresemme has evidently made the decision to stay true to their salon roots and their stark packaging actually helps their products stand out on the shelves in contrast to their competitors.
The bottles are either all white or black with no pictures to illustrate the product or elaborate lettering. They come with a simple label consisting of the Tresemme logo and text describing the contents of the bottle. The only differentiating detail between the different bottles is a coloured label.
For example the deep cleaning shampoo comes with a green background square to the text making it easier for the consumer to find their chosen shampoo or conditioner on the shelf but the differences are small it will take a little perusal to make sure you are picking up the right one.
The bottle is cylinder shaped with a cap on the top which clicks up and down for open and closed and that is it. Simplicity is the key here. The shampoo comes in 500ml bottles or much larger 900ml, salon size bottles.
Tresemme Deep Cleaning Shampoo - the product.
The shampoo itself is a transparent green in colour a bit like watered down washing up liquid.
It is relatively thin and runny and is a gel rather than a cream in texture.
The fragrance is generic. It reminds me of the smell that hits you when you enter leisure centre and gym showers. That smell of a number of different shower gels and shampoos all mixed together. The smell is not offensive in any way but at the same time does not stand out as particularly exciting. You wouldn't buy this product for the smell alone. To decently lather up the hair I would suggest using a 50 pence piece sized amount.
What first strikes me when I apply this shampoo to my hair is it is very difficult to massage all over the scalp and through the length of the hair. The shampoo makes my hair quite matted on contact and as a result I was unable to fully rub it in and ended up having to settle with slathering on top of my head.
My hair felt quite shining to the touch after rinsing the shampoo off but was still quite knotted and not silky smooth. I have heard of shampoos that leave a coating of a silicone-type product on the hair which gives it that synthetically smooth finish and I think this is one of them.
Once I had towel-dried my hair it was actually quite easy to run a brush through the hair so that matted feeling had dissipated.
When it came to drying my hair some shampoos make styling the hair much easier but this unfortunately was not one. I found I had to settle for just drying the hair off and then using my hair straighteners to style it into shape, which is not my preferred method.
My hair itself was left slightly darker blonde than usual as though some residue had been left behind but was quite nicely smoothed down. It did look shiny but in a heavy way rather than a light fresh way. It seemed dragged down by product.
After a few more washes I was still happy with the overall effect and my style seemed to last quite well throughout the day and did not become fly away or static after being out in the wind.
But what I did notice after just a week of use was the ends of my hair were very dry to the point I feared split ends could be about to form.
I persevered with the shampoo until the 900ml bottle had run out purely because I wanted this product to work for me. Tresemme products are very good value for money. The huge 900ml bottles are £4 and have been on offer in Tesco for £2. There is the added incentive that this product was used in salons and so surely is a better product than some of the shampoos available for a similar price.
However, after using the whole bottle I could not buy the same shampoo again. My hair had become very dried out and the ends were in need of a good trim. My hairdresser even pointed out my ends were quite dry and gave me the usual lecture about over straightening my hair etc. but I knew it was a result of the Tresemme shampoo.
This was compounded recently when I couldn't resist a 900ml bottle of the shampoo on offer in Tesco. I bought it hoping perhaps my dry hair had not after all been a result of the shampoo but again after using it for a week my hair felt incredibly unhealthy at the tips.
I had to discontinue use.
Tresemme products are incredibly good value for money if they suit your hair. Unfortunately the shampoo I tried was simply not compatible with my tresses. Perhaps it could have been worth me trying a different shampoo in the range as the deep nourishing version is obviously so deep nourishing it gets right into the hair shaft and dries it out. However, my experience has put me off the brand to be honest and I can't help wondering if the reason you can buy Tresemme in shops now is because it was found not to be good enough for salons.
Summary: A shampoo which is good value for money but only if it is compatible with your hair.