Review: TRESemmé shampoo and conditioner
Product: Shampoo & Conditioner
Price: $11.49aud for 900ml
Buy from: Selected major supermarkets, Big W, Priceline and Kmart
Pardon the picture. I haven’t been able to get nice pictures recently due to my very busy schedule (who would have thought producing a school musical was quite that much work!) but despite it, I’m still keen on getting reviews and blog posts out and hopefully get back into posting twice a day, seven days a week like I used to!
I debated long and hard whether or not to post this review because it isn’t exactly a stellar review. But I think much like how I would warn people of dodgy food and crappy service on the food blog, I should too share my experience of a shampoo and conditioner that didn’t work.
When I was moving up to the country from Melbourne, I decided that I wanted to buy everything in bulk or large bottles. It’s hard enough to buy anything here in the country and I wasn’t sure when the next time I’d be visiting a large city. TRESemmé shampoo and conditioner fit the bill. They were large and seem to have been receiving fairly good reviews thus far, so why not?
Well, here’s why not.
Before using the TRESemmé shampoo and conditioner, my hair was fine. It was glossy, healthy and beautiful. I loved my hair. But after using the TRESemmé shampoo and conditioner, it turned brittle, dry and split ends aplenty. What is this? Isn’t this shampoo and conditioner supposed to be moisture rich, good for damaged hair? How did it manage to turn my hair into the damaged hair it claimed to fix?
6 months later, I’m still trying to fix my hair. True story. I’ve stopped using it and I don’t know what in the world caused such a reaction from my hair, but the damage had been done. I’m still fighting it.
So in a nutshell,
The shampoo strips the hair of every drop of your moisture you have. After washing, hair feels unnatural and really uncomfortable. The conditioner does next to nothing to return the moisture that the shampoo stripped. In fact, it didn’t condition my hair at all. After 3 weeks of using, I started an increase in tangles and split ends. My hair became brittle and I couldn’t put a comb through without running into at least 4 knots. I didn’t put two and two together – I kept using the shampoo and conditioner for at least another 3 weeks. Should have stopped when I was ahead.
And like I said, 6 months later, I’m still trying to fix it. Sigh.
It sounds drastic, but one only need to look at my hair to see how dry it is. As it is, a mate saw me recently and commented on how dry my hair was. See, I’m not the one hallucinating!
Would I repurchase? Hell no. I still have around half or more of the bottles but nothing would entice me to use them. What can I use them for? Not sure. I can’t give them away either, I feel uncomfortable giving them away to somebody knowing what they did to my hair!
***edited to say: when I was using this shampoo and conditioner, I had no colour damage in my hair. I don’t use heat treatment on my hair either and had no perms in at the time. It was virgin hair all the way!