I was in search of a good quality shampoo and conditioner in India once I finished using my Organix shampoo and conditioners. I had never tried Tresemmé products before (because they were not available in my city when I left for Korea). But when I searched for new hair products after coming back, I found Tresemme in my local supermarket; I instantly picked up the Keratin Smooth range because it seemed like the best fit for my unruly dry hair. I have been using the shampoo and conditioner from this range for quite a few weeks so here is a collective review of both of the products.
(The next in line for trial and review, a few weeks later of course, is the TRESemmé Hair Spa Rejuvenation shampoo and conditioner, which was released exactly a week after I bought these products)
TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo REVIEW
Claim: Specially formulated with lower sulfates, this shampoo helps restore keratin and gently cleanses to leave hair clean, shiny and manageable.
Quantity: 215 ml
Price: 180 INR
TRESemmé Keratin Smooth shampoo comes in a red plastic bottle with twist open back lid which also contains a press-open button. I like the classy packaging even though it is pretty basic. I have seen smaller, more travel-friendly sizes and also jumbo sizes of this shampoo. So you can choose and buy whatever size suits you. Take it from me that the lids close tightly and I have travelled with these. No leak accidents to report!
I love going to Spa but do not visit them as often as I’d like but I love how Spa-like this shampoo smells. The scent lingers even after my hair dries which is a complete winner in my opinion. The reason of course, after seeing the ingredient list, is added fragrance but I like it. The consistency is that of a body lotion and it is white in color.
I liked using this shampoo and that this is a lower sulfate formula. I do not know anything about how the Hydrolyzed Keratin (key ingredient) smoothes out the hair but my dry hair has been reacting well to this shampoo. My hair is smoother, softer and shinier (not straighter though) but of course not near what I would like it to be. But then I am not expecting miracles from this shampoo, what it has been doing is good enough! This shampoo is paraben-free while the conditioner contains Methyl Paraben (read the review below).
I must add here that if you like the squeaky clean feeling, this is not the shampoo for you. For that purpose, choose a clarifying shampoo.
TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Conditioner REVIEW
Claim: This hair conditioner helps restore keratin and nourishes each strand to leave hair gorgeously straighter, shinier and more manageable. When use together with the Tresemme Keratin Smooth shampoo, it controls frizz for up to 48 hours and transforms your hair to be straighter and more manageable.
Quantity: 215 ml
Price: 180 INR
TRESemmé Keratin Smooth conditioner comes in a white plastic bottle with black twist-open lid which also has a press open dispenser. Both the lid and the dispenser close tightly so this is a travel-friendly product. I have been using this conditioner in conjunction with the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth shampoo and I think both of these product smell amazing.
This conditioner is a heavy-duty product in my opinion because I never quite feel like it rinses off completely. If there is any residue from the conditioner left behind, I feel that my hair goes a bit limp (which is shocking for my voluminous dry hair). The conditioner also leaves behind a scent which, combined with the scent from the shampoo, lingers upto 3 days after washing. This product also contains Hydrolyzed Keratin as the key ingredient and also contains Methylparaben.
The Keratin Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner leave my hair smoother, softer and shinier, not straighter though!
Honestly I like the shampoo way more than the conditioner and for that reason I have been loving using hair masks after shampoo. I can summarize this whole review in one phrase, this hair care range has been the second favorite I have ever tried; the first one being the Organix Argan Oil of Morocco. And I would repurchase the shampoo and pair it with a different conditioner/hair mask.
Have you tried the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Hair care range? Which are your favorite hair products? Comment below!