I’ve seen Tresemmé ads and their products at Shoppers’ for years. I wanted to try them out but the bottle is big – 900 ml. The price isn’t bad, but if I don’t like it, I’d have a big bottle full of conditioner that I was resentful to.
A couple of weeks ago, I saw it on sale for $4.99 and thought, “Even if I hate it, you really can’t go wrong for $5 and it’s on sale.” So, I bought it.
A few nights ago, I brought my big ol’ bottle of Tresemmé Healthy Volume conditioner into the shower for a quick co-wash. It has a generic, perfumy smell that doesn’t hang around and that isn’t a bad thing. The product itself is thick and it’s easy to spread around soaking wet hair.
Normally, when I co-wash my hair it gets clean — but not as clean as this. I actually felt my hair squeak a little and it became sudsy! That was kinda nice. I’m still getting used to the lack of lather when co-washing. I scrubbed it out until my scalp and hair were clean. What I also noticed when I used my Kiss My Face Whenever wash out conditioner was that my hair was extremely easy to comb through. KMF normally leaves my hair manageable, but it was like butter. I moisturized with Miss Jessie’s Curly Buttercreme and sealed with a mixture of EVOO and castor oil. I put in some flat twists in the front and two-strand twists with Ampro Pro-Styl gel for my twist out.
The result? Bouncy, soft, manageable, moisture-rich curls. Yay! I did two things differently: I co-washed with Tresemmé Healthy Volume and moisturized with the Curly Buttercreme. The hair took longer to dry (the next morning, I still had damp patches in the back), but overall, it came out smashingly well.
One drawback for the Tresemmé conditioner: it has dimethicone (a silicone) in it. Silicones, for those of you who don’t know, can cause build-up and require you to use harsher cleansers to remove them from your hair. I’ve tried not to use products with silicones, but this won’t stop me from buying something that a) works, b) is available locally, and c) is cheap.
Today is day four since co-washing with Tresemmé and the hair is still looking great. Curls are still poppin’ and I’m still getting compliments. Right now, I’m down for Tresemmé — it could be my ride or die conditioner, but for the long-term, I don’t know if it will stay on my roster, especially if I do find that the silicone is building up on my hair.
We’re kinda like Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom – we fell in love fast, but let’s see how long it lasts 🙂