I used to use the Tresemme Keratin smooth conditioner, but lately I've become more aware of the ingredients in my products. Since the Keratin smoth have a LOT of silicone in it, it's not good for your hair and it actually weight it down. Well, I went out and saw this. It says "NATURALS" with big letters and has a little "free of silicones" thing on it, so I read the bottle and it sounded amazing. So of course I bought it!
- I've only tried this one single time, but I really like it! My hair wasn't as frizzy as it tends to be! Actually it was almost straight, which is weird because I have wavy hair? But anyways, I feel like this conditioner really "repair" my hair. LOVE IT!
My review is based on using this product as a leave-in. My hair is medium thick, naturally curly/wavy and color treated. I use about a dime sized squirt post hair wash and condition,and while my hair is sopping wet.
I've found that since using this as a leave-in, I can use less of my routine styling oils and still get a frizz free and soft result. Worth mentioning that I haven't used heat tools in a month and wash at night and air dry.
Also makes a good protector before I surf. I just wet my hair and squeeze a quarter sized dollop and then pull it up. When I rinse it out, my hair is much softer and less knotty than is typical after being in the ocean for hours.
I am trying to find a replacement for the old formulation of Redken All Soft shampoo and conditioner, which Redken changed last year (the new formula of that is terrible).
One of the ingredients in the old-formula All Soft which is not in the new formula and which is not in many other product lines was avocado oil, and I've been wondering if perhaps that was a magic ingredient for my hair type.
The Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture shampoo and conditioner do have avocado oil in them, so I was excited to find this out and give them a try.
Normally I give products a 3-use trial because it sometimes takes a few uses for the benefits to build up. However, in the case of the Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture line, I'm going to stop after my first hairwash with them because of the negatives I've already experienced.
Some reviewers have complained about the smell of these products - but I don't find the aromas that unpleasant. They are not particularly pleasant either, but I can live with them, especially if they are only present during the washing of the hair. However, the scent tenaciously stayed in my air-dried hair all day, and I could smell it wafting around my head from time to time, which was a slight negative.
As soon as I got out of the shower and for about the first 5 hours afterwards, my facial skin really hurt (like it was burning), and that never happens to me normally, so I knew that it was from the shampoo getting on it --
I was already prepared that this might happen, because several previous reviewers had written that the aluminum lauryl sulfate that is in the Tresemme Naturals (they use it instead of sodium lauryl sufate, which is in most other shampoos) made their skin itch/burn. Most of the reviewers said it took several days before this happened, so I didn't expect it to happen so quickly to my skin. My face didn't get red or develop a rash today, which is good. But this shampoo is not the kind of thing I'd want to use daily, because my skin does get sensitized to things. This is a pretty big negative.
[Note: I have come back to this review to say that I have since used a different brand's shampoo that has aluminum lauryl sulfate in it. I have used it for 4 hairwashes, and it does not bother my skin at all, so it is possible that it was not the aluminum lauryl sulfate, but a different ingredient, in the Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Shampoo/Conditioner that disturbed my skin so much.]
Throughout the day post-showering, my hair condition has morphed several times, which I don't often experience with a shampoo/conditioner.
a. When it was first dry (air-dried), it seemed a bit frizzy, but better smoothed-down than it's been in the past couple weeks of trying other product lines out. The best part was that the ends looked much better than they have lately, especially since the last product line I tried (Redken Blonde Glam) made the bottom 2 inches of my strands splay out like the edge of a frayed ribbon.
b. Two hours later, you could tell that my hair was kind of flattened/weighed down, because even though it's just chin length and there isn't much excess length to play with, today it appears - no kidding - to be about an inch longer than it has appeared in the last two weeks when I was using other products. Someone who sees me nearly every day exclaimed this afternoon, "Wow, your hair has really grown!" But it's not that my hair has grown so much from yesterday to today, it's that this product line really makes it lie flat.
Now, I know that I am a weird woman for thinking this, but I actually don't mind having flat hair. My hair is fine and straight naturally, and as long as the scalp is clean and the hair isn't oily or greasy, I think it's fine if my hair looks smooth and straight. I don't care about volume at the roots, waves, bounce, etc. So I didn't mind that it made my hair look longer today. In fact, I've been trying to grow my hair out for a couple of years, ever since one week of using a new type of Paul Mitchell shampoo made my long, healthy hair all break off suddenly, so if today my hair looks one inch past my chin instead of right at my chin, that's a good thing.
This being said, even though it was lying flat, that doesn't mean all the frizziness was gone. There was still some frizziness all along the length, but less frizziness than other recent product lines have caused (though it was more frizziness than I had had with the old-formula All Soft).
c. Twelve hours after washing it, I caught my reflection in a mirror in the laundry room, and I noticed that the appearance/behavior changed again. My hair suddenly has a lot of static, even though there is plenty of humidity in the air (it's a lovely spring evening, and the heat isn't on - neither is the air conditioner). It's so static-y that bunches of strands are hovering up of their own volition, and when I turn my head, they cling to my chin and cheeks. The main section of my hair looks dark, dull, and lank. But the bottom 2 inches at the end are now looking pretty dry, and starting to stick out in the frayed-ribbon effect.
I've also got several pimples on my scalp, which arrived from nowhere this evening. This is not normally something that I experience on my scalp. Maybe it's not related to the Tresemme Naturals products, but the timing is suspicious.
Therefore, the Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture shampoo and conditioner are a definite "no" for me. I had already decided never to use them again when they made my facial skin burn for several hours after my shower, but even if that effect had been absent, they do not make my hair look good or behave well.
If anyone knows of a good shampoo/conditioner product line that matches the effects of the OLD Redken All Soft line (before it was reformulated at the beginning of 2012), please send me a message via this site. Thank you!
I am on my second bottle of this conditioner and I love it so far! I have very fine hair, and a lot of it, and it's pretty short (down to around my jaw). It's got a naturally wavy texture, though I wouldn't say it's curly. This conditioner has been great for my hair. I wash my hair every three days (because I have a chunk of hair that's colored) and I use this conditioner on all the not-colored parts. My hair is soft, smells great, and isn't weighed down at all. I bought this two for the price of one at KMart for $7.99, which is an excellent value.
This just failed to impress me at all. It's quite a runny conditioner, it gives excellent "slip" in that it makes hair very easy to comb when saturated with this product, but that's the only good thing I can say about it. My hair did feel smoother after rinsing out but dried into frizzy, undefined curls. This is also a very lightweight conditioner, which might work well for fine hair, but I need something to weigh down my thick, curly hair.
Really amazing product for the money. This stuff is great for detangling, especially since it's so cheap and at least for me I sometimes need to use gobs and gobs of it when my hair gets in knots. It's also a great conditioner and cowash. I wish they sold this stuff in a bigger bottle, though. I highly recommend it for CGs.
This is one of the conditioners I use. Let me tell you something,this conditioner is my love thang, my baby daddy, nothing like this here. Co wash, deep conditioner, leave in, its just everything I really need. I love getting the sale on this product. This is how I use this on deep condition days.... when I'm don't feel lke using the Bee mine Deep moisturizing or the shea moisture purfication mask. I take about 1/2 cup of this love thang, drop 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, 2 tablespoons of jojoba or any oil but I always use COCONUT UP IN this mix.Then I add pepermint, lavender, rosemary, and eucalyptus;about 3 drops each. Go under my steamer for thrity minutes. This a great conditioner. I use Amla, Shikakai, Brahmi Podwrs with TreSemme Naturals as well. This is very good stand alone product to just use only for cowashing no other ingredients are need. This product was made for my hair. This is what I use faithfully to clean my hair, this is a wonderful product. I love that it 's silicone free, has a nice smell with aloe vera and avocado and that other ingerdients works well with this product. I also love how it's not to thick nor to light. When I apply this to my natural hair I can just feel the ringlets and the moisture the clean feel from this product. I also use Vo5 moisture milk to cowash but that is just a back up just in case if I can't get my hands on my baby daddy. Then I will use Moisture milk. Don't get me wrong Moisture milk ain't no punk either, but it can't hold a candlestick to TreSemme~ Naturals silicone Free conditioner. Please never ever stop making this. Its perfect just the way it is. What I love about this conditioner also, you never have to be in a rush to wash it out. If you decide to cook dinner, take a nap, and wake up and run to the grocery store just remember its doing a beautiful thing until you can wash it out no harm... I went to sallys and purchased one pump for these bottles, it is so much easier to pump out the conditioner while in I'm in the shower. Once the product is finished and there's just a little left, I add water, shake it up real good and I apply that as a rinse, a leave in... something... I love just this product //(* - *)\\
I simply cannot get OVER how great this conditioner is, especially since it's Tresemme. I still cringe thinking about nights I'd stay over at a girlfriend's who used Tresemme products that left my hair a crunchy, greasy mess.
The formula for this conditioner is exceptionally simple, which is a refreshing change from other silicone-free products on the market. A lot of higher end brands like to pack conditioners with exotic sounding flower extract and fruit seed oils, many of which do little for your hair other than make it smell like an apothecary (at best). Here, you're getting a nice mixture of fatty alcohols (that are very moisturizing, don't fret) and some goodies like aloe and avocado that leaves your hair in good condition and very, very soft.
Yes, if you have very frizzy hair (like me), this will not fix it entirely. But that's fine--just comb a couple drops of argan oil or other frizz fighter through and you'll be good to go.
This stuff absolutely will not build up in your hair, it works brilliantly, and the price is phenomenal for how well it works. For six bucks, you really have nothing to lose if you've decided to make the change over to a silicone-free lifestyle.
I used this product for around a year and half, and then I strayed from it. Big mistake.
My hair was very damaged and tangly, and I blamed this product instead of my bad habits. I went back to it yesterday when I realized how weighed down my curls were as compared to when I used this. I tried it again today and bam. Perfect curls. I wish I had never stopped using this! It makes my hair moisturized without weighing it down too much and my curls are perfect. I love this and will repurchase for a long time.
$4 for the big bottle. But after it dries, my hair is dry and tangly. It's basically just a bunch of alcohols, all fatty except for plain 'alcohol'. It doesn't contain much natural oil to really moisturize hair. There's a lot of artificial fragrance in this product. Basically, water, alcohol, and fragrance. Meh.
**This contains plain alcohol and isopropyl alcohol, which are both drying. No wonder this conditioner leaves my hair kind of dry-feeling.