So what do you do when you spot a new hair care line from your favorite brand in the store, and it offers to reduce split ends? Why, you buy it to try it, of course!
Yes, you guessed it… my product junkyism hit again, and this time it was in the form of a hair treatment system. The three bottles standing side-by-side looked like the Charlie’s Angels of split end treatment, and I wanted them to be a part of my hair’s life. (queue the Charlie’s Angels theme song…now.) Yes… we all know I am extra cheesy!
- TRESemmé Split Remedy Split End Conditioner
- TRESemmé Split Remedy Leave-In Conditioning Spray
- TRESemmé Split Remedy Leave-In Split End Conditioning Treatment
The price of a 25 FL OZ bottle of Conditioner? $5.99. The price of a 10 FL OZ spray bottle of leave-in? $4.89. The price of a 6 FL OZ pump bottle of more leave-in? $4.89. The amount it costs to prevent split ends by using preventative measures in the form of a conditioner and leave-in? PRICELESS. Here is my review:
Why did I buy this product?
I was out of my usual TRESemmé Conditioner. Simple as that. And for some reason, my eyes tend to laser-focus on any new product – especially if that product is part of a brand I already use and love. And I L-O-V-E TRESemmé! So I picked up the bottle and read what it promised… I was sold. Picked up all three products plus my usual Silicone-Free Conditioner and hit the cash register.
Where can you get it?
I bought my stash from Kmart (so much quieter and less crowded than my local Walamart); but you can get it at Walmart, CVS, RiteAid (probably any drugstore, really), and some grocery stores like Kroger.
How was the packaging?
The Conditioner is sold in a bottle just like all the other TRESemmé shampoos and conditioners.
The Leave-In Spray comes in a black push-spray bottle.
The Leave-In Cream comes in a cute little fancy-shmansy pump.
So apparently there is a serum… (!!!) I did not see this when I was in Kmart. That’s fine – I will remember to pick this up next time I want to straighten my hair.
What are the ingredients?
Water , Cety Alcohol , Amodimethicone , Cyclopentasiloxane , Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine , Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride , Hydrolyzed Keratin , Tocopheryl Acetate , Panthenol , Ascorbic Acid , Niacinamide , Biotin , Polyquaternium 28 , Polyquaternium 37 , Cyclohexasiloxane , Glycerin , Dimethicone , Aspartic Acid , Distearoylethyl Dimonium Chloride , Hydroxyethylcellulose , Propylene Glycol , Dicaprylate/Dicaprate , Cetearyl Alcohol , Acrylamidopropyltrimonium Chloride/Acrylamide Copolymer , PVM/MA Copolymer , PPG 1 Trideceth 6 , Disodium EDTA , Polysorbate 20 , DMDM Hydantoin , Fragrance
Water , Glycerin , Cetyl Alcohol , Panthenol , Hydrolyzed Keratin , Tocopherol Acetate , Ascorbic Acid , Niacinamide , Biotin , Polyquaternium 28 , Cyclopentasiloxane , Phenyl Trimethicone , Amodimethicone , Polyquaternium 37 , Stearyl Alcohol , Dimethicone , Steareth 21 , Propylene Glycol , Dicaprylate/Dicaprate , PVM/MA Copolymer , PPG 1 Trideceth 6 , Polysorbate 20 , DMDM Hydantoin , Fragrance
Water , Cyclopentasiloxane , Amodimethicone , Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride , Cetyl Alcohol , Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine , Hydrolyzed Keratin , Panthenol , Tocopheryl Acetate , Ascorbic Acid , Niacinamide , Biotin , Aspartic Acid , Polyquaternium 37 , Polyquaternium 28 , Cyclohexasiloxane , Dimethicone , Glycerin , Propylene Glycol , Dicaprylate/Dicaprate , Distearoylethyl Dimonium Chloride , Cetearyl Alcohol , PPG 1 Trideceth 6 , PVM/MA Copolymer , Acrylamidopropyltrimonium Chloride/Acrylamide Copolymer , Disodium EDTA , Polysorbate 20 , DMDM Hydantoin , Fragrance
Water , Propylene Glycol , Cyclopentasiloxane , Dimethicone , Amodimethicone , Hydrolyzed Keratin , Panthenol , Tocopheryl Acetate , Ascorbic Acid , Niacinamide , Biotin , Polyquaternium 28 , Polyacrylamide , C13 14 Isoparaffin , Laureth 7 , PVM/MA Copolymer , Polysorbate 20 , DMDM Hydantoin , Fragrance
**WARNING DISCLAIMER: These products contain cones (plural), and can be found in each product from this line. I am not an advocate of cones because they sit on the hair and contribute to moisture-loss and buildup. However I have no experienced ANY moisture-loss or buildup from using this line, and I have used it for 4 weeks, consecutively. I am using this despite the cones because I am wearing a wig as a temporary protective style, and the Split Remedy acts as a treatment while the wig is on. I wash my hair every week, therefore not allowing the cones to sit on the hair and scalp for a prolonged time.
What is the consistency of the product?
Nice and thick. Even the spray. They smooth on, have GREAT slip, and soak right into the hair.
How does it smell?
Just like the other TRESemmé products. LOVE.
What does it promise?
Conditions and moisturizes each hair strand while binding up to 80 percent of split ends for healthy-looking, smooth and polished styles–just like after a fresh cut. Formulated with Innovative Reconstructing Complex, it actually repairs up to 80 percent of split ends in just three uses and keeps working to fix damage and bind splits as they occur. With continued use, the salon-quality formula continues to bind split ends for a smooth look that lasts (with continued use). Provides moisturization for smooth, shiny and stronger hair that’s more manageable and easy to style.
This lightweight conditioning spray helps to detangle wet hair, preparing it for easier styling while repairing up to 80 percent of split ends in just three uses. Use it daily for smoother, silkier and shinier hair that’s more manageable–just like after a fresh cut. Innovative Reconstructing Complex actually repairs up to 80 percent of split ends in just three uses and with continued use, the salon-quality formula continues to bind split ends for a smooth look that lasts (with continued use). Reduces friction between hair strands for easy detangling with less damage from brushing.
Protect your hair from the damaging effects of styling including breakage, frizz and dryness with this lightweight leave-in formula. It works to restore moisturization to repair up to 80 percent of split ends, leaving hair looking smooth, shiny and salon-fresh. Innovative Reconstructing Complex actually repairs up to 80 percent of split ends in just three uses and with continued use, the salon-quality formula continues to bind split ends for a smooth look that lasts (with continued use). Conditions each hair strand for smooth, shiny and stronger hair that’s more manageable and easy to style.
Get style maintenance throughout your day. This revolutionary sealing serum reduces frizz and seals in shine for a polished finish with up to 80 percent less split ends in just three uses. Innovative Reconstructing Complex actually repairs up to 80 percent of split ends in just three uses and with continued use, the salon-quality formula continues to bind split ends for a smooth look that lasts (with continued use).
How does the company suggest you use this product?
1. Squeeze adequate amount of conditioner into palm and rub hands together for best results.
2. Apply to damp hair focusing on ends to mid-shaft first and work any remaining conditioner up to roots and comb through.
3. Leave in for 1-3 minutes, rinse thoroughly and finish with TRESemmé Split Remedy treatments and styling products.
1. Spray product throughout towel dried or damp hair.
2. Run a wide-tooth comb or your fingers from roots to ends to fully coat hair and detangle. Do not rinse out.
3. Style hair as usual with TRESemmé Split Remedy styling products.
1. Dispense 2-3 pumps of treatment into palm and rub hands together. Distribute through towel dried or damp hair, concentrating on the ends. Do not rinse.
2. Style hair with TRESemmé Split Remedy styling products.
3. You can also apply a small amount on dry hair for added frizz control and conditioning throughout the day.
1. Start by dispensing up to one pump of serum into palm of hand and rub hands together. You can always add more if necessary.
2. Spread evenly onto towel dried or damp hair, focusing on the ends and create your style.
How did I use this product?
I used the conditioner as a deep conditioner, NOT a co-wash. This is because you have to rub your hands together to “activate” the conditioning properties (?). So I co-wash beforehand, using my silicone-free Moisturizing Conditioner; then I sectioned my wet hair and applied conditioner section-by-section. I detangled and twisted; once my whole head was finished, I covered it with a plastic cap and left it on for 30 minutes to an hour. I rinsed. I sprayed the Leave-In all over my head and then applied the leave-in cream to each section, finger-combing as I ran it through, re-twisted, and then styled it however I was doing it that week (cornrowed for a wig).
Did this product do what it said it would do?
Yes! My hair feels stronger… healthier. Seriously; and I was skeptical. But the ends feel less brittle and susceptible to breakage, especially from detangling and after trying to color it. I know it won’t heal split ends that I may or may not have, but it certainly works as an awesome preventative measure. And the only reason I purchased this in the first place was because I figured it would be a great treatment to use while under the wig.
How long does it last?
Until I wash it out, I suppose.
So what did I like about it?
The feel! The slip! The moisturizing properties. The thicker consistency. Also that a little goes a long way and I don’t have to use a whole bottle in order to reap the moisture benefits. I love that I can run to my local Walmart and pick it up if I run out – I usually have to order everything. And I love the smell…
What did I not like about it?
The cones. “Dear companies, please stop making products with cones. It isn’t necessary and your products will still sell. Sincerely, this Product Junky”
Would I buy it again?
I would. I know… but for a quick treatment, I’ll turn a blind side-eye to the cones.
Would I recommend this product?
Absolutely. Try it… three times, consecutively, and then tell me all how it worked for you.