A stylist friend of mine once told me that if I wanted truly light, bouncy hair, that I should try reversing my hair-washing routine from time to time — that is, conditioner before shampoo. I was skeptical but as she explained it to me it made more and more sense – conditioner really weighs down the hair – so starting with a conditioning treatment and then following with a shampoo rids hair of the excess conditioner buildup and leaves it feeling significantly lighter.
I took her advice and gave it a try – and she was right! My hair was much more bouncy, and felt light as if I had just left the salon. I have thick, textured hair with lots of length and volume so I quickly discovered that this trick only worked for me every few washes – turns out the extra weight on my hair is not always a bad thing for controlling frizz and fly aways!
Because I’ve been using this trick every 5 washes or so I was super excited when Tresemme’ and Walmart reached out to me and offered me the chance to try out the new TRESemme Beauty-Full Volume collection which involves — you guessed it — conditioning first and shampooing second!
The idea behind the TRESemme Beauty-Full Volume Collection is simple – many women who are in search of volume often have to use so many products to get the oompf that their hair needs that they end up with stiff, crunchy hair. The TRESemme Beauty-Full Volume Collection promises soft hair with volume by reversing the traditional shampoo then condition routine so that the pre-wash conditioner softens the hair and then the shampoo washes away the weight.
You can also buy the extended line of products such as the TRESemme Beauty-Full Volume Maximizer, TRESemme Beauty-Full Volume Mousse, and TRESemme Beauty-Full Volume Hairspray to help you really complete the look. And as always, Walmart and TRESemme makes sure to offer all of this at a super-reasonable price point – each product in the line retails for $4.94 each.
I’ve been using the products for about 10 days now and I can report that I really like it. It has the feel of a very expensive shampoo and conditioner but a fantastic price point. I have noticed that because I have thick hair that I can’t use it 2 washes in a row without my hair losing its mind, but considering that this line is really for women with thinner hair than mine it still serves it’s purpose.
The other products that TRESemme kindly sent me to try were the newest Shampoo and Conditioner fromtheir TRESemme Botanique Collection. My daughter and I both absolutely love this collection – it is super smoothing and leaves our hair really soft. The crunchy mom in me loves the fact that it contains no parabens, no dyes and contains natural products like coconut oil, coconut milk, and aloe vera extract. It’s also safe for color-treated hair like mine. (What, you didn’t think I came by this fabulous auburn naturally, did you?) Bonus–it smells delicious!
Thanks Walmart and TRESemme for the opportunity to take these awesome products for a test drive! I think my hair looks gorgeous!