As you may know, the Target Summer Beauty Bag came with some good sized samples of the new TRESemme Split Remedy Shampoo and Conditioner and since I had to wash my hair anyway, I decided to try it out. I do have split ends, they aren’t that bad at the moment, but anything that says it can reduce split ends it always tempting. I know the only real way to get rid of split ends is by cutting them (and I trim them often, especially when I’m bored), but I’m growing out my hair and want to wait as long as possible between trims.
Here is the shampoo description:
“This light, moisturizing formula gently cleanses and strengthens to keep hair healthy and manageable. When used regularly with Split Remedy conditioner, it reduces split ends by up to 80% in just three uses.* Hair is left looking soft, smooth and salon-fresh longer.”
Three uses wasn’t going to happen with the size of the samples, I ended up using all of the conditioner in one shot because I have pretty long hair. I’ll probably be able to get three uses out of the shampoo, but not sure if I’ll keep using it.
So initial thoughts: I liked the shampoo, it lathered up pretty nicely and I did not need a lot of it, but there was nothing super special about it. I did lather up my ends, which I don’t normally do, but since this is for split ends and I only have split ends at the ends of my hair I lathered everything up. Then I used all of the conditioner from the middle to ends of my hair, really focusing on the ends to get moisture back in there. The conditioner was pretty creamy, a little liquidier than I like, but not runny. Now when I washed it out, I saw some of my color running off! That was super weird because I colored my hair around the end of April, so the running stopped a while ago. So, that was pretty much the end-all for me, I definitely would not use this conditioner again.
I feel like my color was kind of dull after using this shampoo and conditioner so it kind of turned me off. I usually use Paul Mitchell Color Protect shampoo and conditioner (less often now, because I usually deep condition).
My hair is also wavy, and I did think that my waves came out a little wavier after using the TRESemme, but the real test is always after sleeping on it. So, when I woke up this morning, lo and behold… the waves were a little weird looking, as usual, which makes me think that it was just my imagination trying to like the shampoo and conditioner more than I actually did.
Overall, my ends are a little softer than usual, but not as soft as when I deep condition and (obviously) I can still see my splits. I would be willing to try another product from the Split Remedy line, like the serum as I’m on the search for something to use while I grow my hair out and between deep conditioner uses. I do think the prices of the TRESemme lines are really good, even though I have had mixed reactions to their products.
You can find reviews for everything in the Split Remedy line on Google, if you’re interested. I did look through a lot of reviews and most were positive.
Oh, by the way, I let my hair dry naturally after I used the shampoo and conditioner and did not style it. Also, I didn’t follow shampoo and conditioner directions, so that might have made a difference in my results.
Until next time,