TRESemme 24 Hour Body Shampoo Review

I have been hearing a lot of nice things about TRESemme shampoo, so trusting the amazing reputation it has as a high-end salon brand, I got one for myself to try. The straightforward tagline under the brand name says it all: “USED BY PROFESSIONALS“. TRESemme 24 Hour Body Shampoo is what I picked since my hair these days look so fine and flat.

Tresemme 24 hr body shampoo

So these are the things boldly stated at the front of this impressive big fat sleek bottle that got me excited and had me anticipating my imminent acquisition of Amy Adams’s voluminous mane:

  • 24 Hour Body with Volume Control Complex

My expectation: Perfect! Now I won’t have to worry about my hair flattening out even by the next evening!

  • with Silk Protein 

My expectation:  Lovely! Silky bouncy lush hair! What more can one ask for from a hair product?!

  • for Fine Hair

My expectation: Yes, that’s me! Want my hair to get a lift. And so shall I!

  • Professional Quality

My expectation: Niiiice!! Envy-inducing hair, like i JUST stepped out of a hair salon… ALL THE TIME!!!! =)

At the back of the bottle, the details are as seen in the picture:

Tresemme details

My Experience:

Sadly (I know you were not hoping for this like me), the shampoo did anything BUT whatever it’s claimed above 😦
Even after drying them out completely after wash, my hair appeared so limp and kind of greasy near the scalp! It rather weighed down my hair EVEN more. Certainly did not look like I “just-left-the-salon” but it definitely seemed I did not step into the shower for days. That’s not it. From the midway till my tips there was little frizziness and found it hard detangling them with brush.

It’s not like it could be the weather as I tried using TRESemme 24 Hour Body Shampoo both during warm and cold climate. In fact, in between I even used other brands to see if something is wrong with my hair itself, but instead I got much better results with others. At least, with other brands my hair wouldn’t look so limp right after the wash.

The only plus I found was its scent which lasts even by the next day.

It’s such a shame that most of this big 900 ml bottle is going to go in waste.

My Verdict:

Big talk and no action. So much disappointment. So if you want a solution for your flat-thin hair then you would want to choose anything apart from TRESemme 24 Hour Body Shampoo.

Although, there are still many I have yet to try from TRESemme collection, maybe it is just this shampoo type that did not work for me.

Anyone with a similar experience? Or maybe a positive one? All of you are welcome to comment below 🙂

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Cristal Serum by Energy Cosmetics – Spritzing Solution for your Split-end Suffering

It’s been quite some time since I did any product review. Time to catch up!

Suppose there is an unexpected get-together or someone is coming to see you on a short notice. Getting ready is not a big deal but what do you do about those ugly split-ends spiking out of your strands that just won’t remain unseen no matter how you let your hair be (tied up or loose)? What do you do when you have to battle with brushing through your tangled up hair that just keeps knotting up?

You use hair serum.

Hair serum is your after-wash resort specially designed for unmanageable and frizzy hair by providing them with lubrication and thus makes your life easier! It coats hair with protective layer that forms a barrier against damaging factors like heat, humidity and dust whilst providing your hair with luster it lacked. For the same reason it is always advised to apply some serum onto your hair before you use any hair-styling tool that emits heat.

Hair dyes have caused so much damage that even after avoiding dying for a year my hair is still reaping the harmful effects. So the hair serum I got hold of recently is Cristal Serum Split Ends Seal by Energy Cosmetics. As the description says it is supposed to glue together split-ends.

energy serum

At the back of the bottle it says,

Fluid having high restoring and fixative value, efficacious in maintaining the hair style both on damaged and natural hair. It is particularly suitable for innovative and free style or to mould the curls. Thanks to the restructuring and moisturizing capacity it restores tone, volume and brightness and repairs the split ends.

My Experience:

  • It definitely brightened up my hair by making them lustrous
  • It did volumize my hair to some extent (as you can see the difference in the picture below) and gave it some body
  • Overall it managed to tame down my hair, but
  • It wasn’t too effective in taming my short stray strands (I know I need a hair cut)
  • And neither 100 % effective on sealing my split-ends =/
  • Yet I’m happy that this serum wasn’t too heavy on my hair

SERUM EFFECTS

This 60 ml glass bottle comes with a pump discharge nozzle and it is a product made in Italy. The nice scent is also a plus!

I think Cristal Serum Split Ends Seal by Energy Cosmetics will suit best for those who like to style their locks into soft curls, giving curly locks more definition and shine.

So that’s it for now folks! Have a good day! 🙂

Selsun Blue Balanced Shampoo – Diminishing the Dreaded Dandruff

Back in those days those anti-dandruff shampoo commercials used to give me funny stupid thoughts like “How can one’s hair make so much snowfall?” and I have been one of those lucky people with dandruff-free hair most of my life…. until now 😦  

I guess it’s cz I recently moved back in Middle East and the tap water supply here is hard water which can be damaging to hair and scalp, and together with extreme high temperature causes dryness, itchiness and flaking resulting in dandruff.


Although, in my case it is not that severe but it looks so unsightly and prominent in my dark hair. My dad recommended and got me Selsun Blue Balanced Shampoo as it was his tried and tested anti-dandruff shampoo (more effective than the other famous brands – his words!). I was amazed to find out that Selsun Blue has been in the market for many years as an over-the-counter brand ( I can somewhat recall the bottle from my faint memory – sitting on my bathroom shelf), it’s just in the recent years it’s been available commercially. 


My Experience :

I was surprised by the results as Selsun Blue Balanced Shampoo definitely DID make dandruff vanish out of my hair in just one wash like magic! I didn’t feel the need to repeat the use more than twice a week because that has been enough to restrain dandruff recurrence. 


However, on the downside my hair became frizzy after the use.. looks like it has a drying effect. So I managed that by:

  • not lathering it too much in hair cz that step in itself can result in frizziness
  • using an after-shampoo conditioner
  • keeping a different shampoo for my regular use
  • Selsun Blue Balanced Shampoo for only once or twice a week.
On right: Shampoo texture zoomed in

On right: Shampoo texture zoomed in

Product Description:

Selsun Blue Balanced Shampoo has a nice light aqua/cyan color and a thick texture but a strong medicated smell which is not that unpleasant. The ‘magic ingredient’ it contains is Selenium Sulfide Lotion (1%) which specifically targets and treats problems like dandruff and tinea versicolor ( a type of fungal infection).

Selsun Blue comes in many versions in it’s product line that can suit needs of different people and their hair-type, but the one I got is for “All Types of Hair” and is “pH Balanced“.

Selsun Blue Shampoo Range

Selsun Blue Shampoo Range

 

My Verdict:

There is no denying Selsun Blue Balanced Shampoo treated and wiped out my dandruff problem and now I don’t dread wearing any black outfit. 😀