Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Review: TRESemmé Naturals

Last September I got my hair cut - shorter, layered, really cute.  My hair was in pretty good shape then, or so the stylist told me.  Not too long after that, I started using TRESemmé Naturals shampoo and conditioner.  The people at the haircut places always try to encourage me to buy the products they sell.  Are they really that much better than what I can get in the store?  I couldn't bring myself to pay that much, so I decided to look for some better products at the store, and I decided to try the TRESemmé Naturals.

These products are:
  • Formulated with USDA certified organic extracts like Aloe Vera and Avocado, your hair is incredibly soft and more manageable.
  • Hypoallergenic, dye-free and color-safe, this gentle conditioner is great for all hair types.
  • Protects your hair from damage and breakage with naturally derived polymers.
  • Leaves hair looking shinier and feeling 10X stronger after just one use*.
  • Now get natural benefits along with the gorgeous style you trust from TRESemmé.
The bottle says - Lower Sulfates, No Dyes, Used by Professionals, Nourishing Moisture.

I figured these products would be a step up from what I had been using, usually whatever was on sale and I could get the best deal on.  Well, guess what - these supposedly professional-quality products are not a step up.  What this 'Nourishing Moisture' shampoo and conditioner has done is dry my hair out completely.  Last time I got my hair cut, the stylist mentioned it, and I thought it was really odd - because just a few short months ago my hair had been fine - and now I was using better products and even conditioning my hair regularly, something I had never done because I never had problems with tangles, so I figured I didn't really need it.

So I didn't pay close attention to what she'd said, except to be sure to continue using the conditioner every time I washed my hair and sometimes when I didn't wash it.  Then yesterday I went and got a trim and the girl who cut my hair this time also told me that it was extremely dry - so dry with so much breakage that she asked if I put it in a ponytail a lot.  Uh, no - my layers aren't long enough for me to get it into a ponytail.  Blow drying?  Nope, never blow dry.

I hate to say that a shampoo and conditioner that are supposed to moisturize my hair and protect it against damage and breakage, leaving it healthy, soft and vibrant, actually caused damage to my hair - but since my hair was in decent shape before I started using them and now it's so bad, I can't help but come to that conclusion.  At the very least, these products did not deliver on any of the promises implied by the bottle and/or the TRESemmé website.

I bought the Cost Cutter products yesterday.  They were buy one get one 50% off, so they weren't too bad.  My stylist said they're good, and she uses them every day.  So I'll be using them, and we'll see what they say next time I go in to get my hair trimmed.  I will NOT by buying TRESemmé products again.  In fact, I have at least one unopened bottle of conditioner around here - I'll be taking that one back for a refund.

Note: this is not a paid review, neither did I receive any free products.  I actually bought and paid for these products.  I am disappointed.