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Just as we all know beauty starts from within, so too do we understand the best hairstyles start with healthy hair. Using professional, salon-quality products that promote hair health is the ultimate foundation on which to start styling (and, by nature, the healthier your hair is the less time is needed on the tools, so to speak).
With TRESemmé’s new range of 940ml professional shampoos and conditioners it’s easier to save on salon-quality treats at home. These jumbo-sized bottles include goodies like vitamins and oils for healthier hair, and exclude baddies like parabens, alcohol and dyes. But how do they stack up practically according to users in the real world?
Ensemble asked an ‘ensemble’ of readers to use TRESemmé’s new range for a minimum of two weeks before compiling their honest feedback. Products were gifted, but reviewers were not paid (if you’d like the chance to become an Ensemble reviewer, let us know!). Herewith, their findings.
TRESemmé Moisture Rich Shampoo & Conditioner
TRESemmé’s Moisture Rich range contains vitamin E and Jojoba oil to transform your dry hair into silky, manageable and healthy-looking locks.
Hair type: Fine and oily
I have over-processed coloured hair that I'm trying to rehab. Because it's so fine it gets very oily so I wash it frequently, probably too frequently.
Have you used TRESemmé products before? Yes - they're a go-to when I need to stretch the budget a bit.
What did you enjoy about this product? I'm in a slightly awkward position with my hair, it's quite damaged so needs some extra loving in the form of moisture. But because it's fine and naturally very oily, super nourishing products can sometimes be too much for my fine locks, so I was a bit hesitant of something with moisture rich in the name. To my delight (and surprise) my hair loves the formulation. The super juicy watermelon scent is nice too.
The best thing about it? My hair feels healthy and silky but not weighed down.
Would you use it again? Absolutely
TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Shampoo & Conditioner
TRESemmé's colour revitalise range helps to keep your coloured hair luminous and shiny for up to 8 weeks.
Hair type: Thick, mid-long length with balayage
I need to wash my hair every 2-3 days or it becomes very dry, dull, and occasionally oily. I always blowdry my hair after washing (it’s too thick to air dry) and I sometimes straighten or curl it if I have an event or social occasion to attend. I’ve been dying my hair for years, switching from foils to balayage in the last 12 months.
Have you used TRESemmé products before? Yes - the Botanique smooth remedy range.
What did you enjoy about this product?: I immediately noticed how soft and silky my hair felt after the first wash - I usually only get this effect leaving a salon appointment - and how well it lathered up without having to use too much. It usually takes me a lot of shampoo to ensure my hair’s washed properly due to its thickness. After three washes I noticed my balayage getting a bit lighter already and I’m looking forward to seeing the effects after I’ve used it for longer. I usually struggle with knots on day two or three after my wash as it’s so dry after years of dye, how thick it is and from always wearing it tied up for work, but I noticed a huge improvement on this and my hair still felt soft on day three. I like that it contains no parabens, alcohol or dyes as I’m trying to be more aware of the chemicals in the products I use on my body, and the bottles being made with 50% recycled plastic is a bonus as I am trying to make a concerted effort to reduce my plastic use - this plus the size of the bottles means I shouldn’t need to replace them for at least four months!
The best thing about it? How soft and silky my hair felt after the first wash, I usually only get that effect when I’ve had a salon appointment.
Would you use it again? Definitely
TRESemmé Smooth & Silky Shampoo & Conditioner
Containing sunflower oil and vitamin A, TRESemmé’s Smooth & Silky range is formulated for dry, frizz prone hair, making it 2x smoother.
Hair type: Long, fine hair.
My hair is thick; I struggle with volume and it’s hard to keep straight and smooth. I wash it every three days - the less I wash it the more controlled it looks.
Have you used TRESemmé products before? No
What did you enjoy about this product? It smells amazing, it gave my hair great volume, and it is indeed super silky - and smoother.
The best thing about it? The smell. And it definitely made my hair more manageable.
Would you use it again? Yes
TRESemmé Volume & Fullness Shampoo & Conditioner
Specially formulated for fine and thin hair, TRESemmé Volume & Fullness shampoo and conditioner, with multi-vitamins and coconut oil, helps build volume, fullness and lift.
Hair type: Medium length, thick, frizzy/wavy hair
I wash my hair every couple of days as it gets greasy, or I’ll use dry conditioner.
Have you used TRESemmé products before? Yes.
What did you enjoy about this product? I enjoyed how shiny it made my hair - My flatmates definitely noticed a difference. The instructions on the back were super helpful and made me feel like I was at the salon in my own shower. My hair has had noticeably better volume while also being super soft and shiny since I started these products, and it smells amazing too.
The best thing about it? Ahhhh, the softness I reckon.
Would you use it again? Yes