Archive | February 2016

Tresemme Keratin Smooth Infusing Shampoo Review

If you’re familiar with Tresemme products, you probably know that they have a lot of stuff worth buying, at pretty good prices. However, I don’t know if I’m the only one saying this, but I’ve tried some Tresemme products that didn’t impress me that much, on the contrary. But I’ll talk about this in another post.

Tresemme Keratin Smooth Infusing Shampoo ReviewNow, let’s get back to our story and talk about this great shampoo, which is on my list of “Must try” hair care products. I love so many things about it that I would always recommend it, especially to people who are fans of  keratin treatments. Believe me, this is a much easier alternative if you’re doing the treatment in order to repair your damaged hair.

Anyway, in this Tresemme Keratin Smooth Infusing Shampoo Review I want to show you what I liked and what I did not like about this product, so that you can fully understand if it’s worth buying or not. After all, it’s up to you to decide, tastes are so different and what I found so useful you might not like that much. So let’s begin. 🙂


Tresemme Keratin Smooth Infusing Shampoo ReviewProduct name: Keratin Smooth Infusing Shampoo

Producer: Tresemme

Price: $14.60

Cheapest place to buy: Amazon

Quantity: 16.9 ounces (500 ml)

Mark: 9.8 /10

Say goodbye to frizzy hair


Tresemme’s Keratin Infusing Shampoo is specially designed to smooth frizzy hair and give it that silky look we see in ads. The company claims that the Natural Keratin Complex also repairs damaged or bleached hair, making it soft and easy to brush and style.

Frizzy hairAs some of you might know, keratin is a very important protein found in our hair, that is responsible for silky, smooth hair. In other words, if your hair is always frizzy and hard to tame, keratin may be in a smaller quantity than normal. 

If this is your case, then a keratin based shampoo would be the best thing you could choose for your hair. The protein complex will enter your hair follicles and repair the damaged parts, but also protect the follicles’s external structure, preventing your hair from getting frizzy.

Once you get rid of the frizziness, your hair will feel really soft and smooth, so you’ll be able to style it however you want, without fearing it may get harsh.

Also, these characteristics make Tresemme Keratin Infusing Shampoo a great candidate when it comes to keratin treatment maintenance products. But that’s exactly what we’re going to talk about now.

Excellent choice after a keratin treatment


I know keratin straightening treatments have been very popular in the last years, so for those of you who are faithful customers of the procedure, this product is the best alternative for a maintenance shampoo.

Tresemme Keratin Smooth Infusing Shampoo ReviewYou probably know that a maintenance shampoo is necessary in order to keep hair repaired, strong, shiny and straight. These 4 are the most common things a maintenance shampoo takes care of, once you finished the salon treatment. And surprisingly or not, Tresemme’s shampoo makes sure to check each of these 4 requirements.

You probably also know that these salon shampoos tend to have a much higher price, either because they’re professional or because you can only buy them from a salon. This would make the total cost much bigger, and there isn’t too much you can do about it because the maintenance shampoo is really necessary.

Cheaper option for a maintenance shampoo


But here comes the most interesting part. This new Keratin Smooth Infusing Shampoo from Tresemme is designed especially for this purpose, to maintain the keratin treatment’s effects.

Though in theory it’s not a professional brand shampoo (like the ones sold in beauty salons) , that’s impossible to notice, because it has the exact same effect. Hair remains straight, glossy and also healthy, which is exactly what a common maintenance shampoo does.

Tresemme Keratin Smooth Infusing Shampoo Review

This is how my hair looks like after a keratin treatment. The picture from the right is 2 weeks after the initial treatment. Meanwhile I’ve been using Tresemme Keratin Smooth Infusing both shampoo and conditioner, and also Suave Hair Mask for extra shine (you can click on it to see the review).

Even so, there is a huge difference between Tresemme’s shampoo and a salon one, and that is… the price. I can’t say for sure what is the average price for a salon keratin maintenance shampoo, but as far as I’ve seen, there aren’t too many under $40. And if you think that you should also get the conditioner… Your total cost, only for the maintenance of the treatment, would be somewhere around $65, and that in the best case.

And if you take a look at Tresemme’s Keratin Smooth Infusing Shampoo, you can see that it only costs $14.60. Now tell me this is not more than you could ever dream of. In case you’re curious, there is also a conditioner from the same brand, which you use together with the shampoo for an extra effect.

If you buy them together, they will give you a discount, so you’ll only pay… $14.79, for both, not for each. This would be only a few cents more than the shampoo’s price. Honestly, this is more than affordable…

In case you’re not sure that it’s suitable after a keratin treatment, you can check the indications on the internet or on the back of the product.

Believe me, every time I’ll get a keratin treatment I won’t spend my money on expensive maintenance products as long as I can get the same effects using stuff that has more than half of the price. There’s no point doing that. Of course that your hairstylist will recommend you buying his products, but who wouldn’t do so? After all, he gets something if you buy from him.

Whether you try this shampoo or not is up to you, just remember that if you ever need a great and cheaper alternative to salon products, there is Tresemme Keratin Smooth Infusing Shampoo. 🙂

Straighter, silky hair even without keratin treatment


Tresemme Keratin Smooth Infusing Shampoo Review

This is how my friend’s hair looks like after using Tresemme Keratin Smooth Infusing Shampoo, without any keratin treatment before. You can see it looks pretty shiny and healthy.

This is also an option, especially for those who aren’t huge fans of keratin treatments, from various reasons. One of the most common uses of Keratin Smooth Infusing Shampoo is that it tames frizzy hair and makes it extremely soft and shiny. And straighter, of course. These effects are obviously thanks to keratin complex, whose role is probably widely known nowadays.

When it comes to straight hair, this shampoo will definitely have an important contribution at straightening your normal hair, but even so, don’t expect it to do miracles if you have curly hair. Try to use the flat iron to get the desired results for curly hair, especially because the keratin complex will protect your hair from damage, so there’s nothing to worry about.

The good news is that it also works great on bleached hair, maintaining the color for a longer period. So there’s nothing to worry about, if you have colored hair. On the contrary, it will nourish it and prevent it from getting tangles or split ends. To me it sounds quite like a good investment…

As a conclusion


I’m a huge fan of Tresemme Keratin Smooth Infususing Shampoo, especially after keratin treatments because it makes my hair remain straight and shiny for such a long time. As a curly haired I can’t say I use it very often on my normal hair, only when I want to straighten it (even without having a keratin treatment), because this product definitely makes a difference on straight hair.

But if your hair is naturally straight and you don’t want to damage it with the flat iron after every wash, this shampoo is excellent for you because it will make your hair as straight as you want without any other styling. And that is surely awesome. 🙂

Anyway, I’ve done a list with some pros and cons, trying to summarize what I’ve been writing in all those lines from above.

PROs

  • Great and cheap option for a keratin treatment maintenance shampoo
  • You can use it after a keratin treatment to keep hair straight and smooth
  • Tames frizzy hair
  • Keeps color in bleached hair
  • Has a normal white consistency and a nice smell
  • Partially straightens normal hair (without any keratin treatment)
  • Very good price

CONs

  • Doesn’t have too much effect on straightening curly hair by itself, without using the flat iron
  • The ingredients aren’t all organic

In case you’re interested in purchasing these products or if you simply want to see more official things about them, Amazon is probably the best place to do this. There are a lot of details and also, other people’s opinions on how useful it was for them.

I always buy my Tresemme products from Amazon because I’ve noticed they have the best prices, and I’m quite comfortable with using it. I’ll show you which are my picks, because they have several offers at these type of Tresemme shampoos and conditioners on Amazon.


The first ones are the shampoo and conditioner together at a great price (just $14.79), the next one is the special maintenance shampoo, followed by the special serum and the last one is a protection spray, that smooths frizzy hair before straightening.

So if you’re interested, click on them to see more. 😉

I really hope you enjoyed reading my review and that you found it quite useful. Anyway, if you have any questions about Tresemme Keratin Shampoos or Conditioners, please leave a comment below. I’m really curious if you’ve tried any of them or if you’d like to. 🙂

How to brush hair correctly

How to brush hair correctlyYou may not have known it, but the way you brush your hair can actually have a very big influence on its appearance and health. Many people brush their hair several times a day, but they do it in a such an improper manner that they manage to damage their hair very badly without realizing it.

I want to make sure that you, the ones who read my posts, will never get in this situation so I want to show you how to brush your hair correctly, helping it become healthier and growing faster. So keep reading. 😀

 

Is combing indispensable?


Not at all, on the contrary, if you have curly hair I really advise you not to do it unless you want a huge volume.

How to brush hair correctlyI almost never brush my hair actually. It gets frizzy anyway and it’s hard to prevent this, so brushing would be like getting it frizzy by myself. It’s true that my hair is usually knotted, but using a conditioner really helps this, so it’s not that bad.

Getting back to our story, combing isn’t really necessary for everyone, but I would still recommend people who have straight hair to comb it at least once a couple of days. And if you’re one of the people with curly hair, it’s your own choice. If you want to brush it, you can do it and if you don’t, it’s okay anyway.

 

“Brushing your hair 100 strokes a day” is just a myth


I can definitely guarantee that this thing with brushing your hair 100 strokes a day is totally wrong. I’ve heard many people saying it will make your hair shinier, healthier and a lot of similar things, but I can definitely say it’s not true.

How to brush hair correctly100 is still a pretty big number, so combing your hair so many times can’t do it any good. Seriously. Imagine that you’re pulling a rope 100 a day. It will break very fast, won’t it? It’s the same with hair.

Although I don’t recommend you to brush your hair 100 times a day, there isn’t a certain number of times you have to brush your hair everyday, simply because this doesn’t matter very much.

The problem isn’t necessarily how many times a day you brush your hair, it is actually the manner in which you do it. You can brush it 20 times a day and not do it any harm, and you can also brush it once and damage it. And doing this little damage everyday will lead to a visible damage after months or years.

However, brushing it 100 times a day is still way too much, so I definitely advise you not to do it (anymore). It won’t do you any good about hair shine or health, on the contrary.

 

How can brushing damage your hair?


Combing your hair roughly can harm it a lot actually, but I’m sure you’ve heard this before.

Though it’s quite a cliche, roughly brushing is the source of many hair damaging problems people have. That’s why, it’s important to make your brushing ritual a very gentle one, else the only one who will suffer will be your hair.

You can read more about the right brushing method below, but mainly it’s about going from the ends to the roots, so that you won’t worsen the tangles.

 

The best brushing tools


How to brush hair correctly

The first thing you have to do is choosing the right brush. This is a very important step, as the small difference between a good brush and a bad one can become a huge one for your hair.

Although you might be surprised, ordinary combs are much better than sophisticated brushes.

That’s why, I would suggest you to choose a comb instead of a brush, because combs tend to have less teeth than brushes, so the possibility of damage is much lower.

The best combs you can choose are the ones that have each tooth cut into the comb. They are similar to a saw, that’s why they are also called “saw-cut combs”.

How to brush hair correctlyThe best material for a comb is either high-quality plastic or hard rubber, because they have anti-static proprieties and will prevent your hair from getting frizzy.

If the comb you use is made of metal or cheap plastic, you should change it because these type of materials can really weaken your hair.

 

The correct technique


On dry hair make sure you comb gently, without pulling your hair. If you have any tangles, try combing them with care, without pulling them. The correct method would be to start combing from the ends, then going to the middle and afterwards at the roots.

How to brush hair correctlyIn other words, comb the tangles from the ends first. If you have a lot of tangles, you might wanna try a detangling spray, it would help you brush your hair quite easy.

Once you get rid of them, start combing from the middle to the ends, because you won’t have too many tangles left. In the end, you can brush normally, from the roots to the ends, without fearing that you would produce any damage.

When it comes to wet hairtry to avoid brushing if possible. Wet hard is usually stretched up, so brushing can easily break it much faster than dry hair.

How to brush hair correctlyI admit I’ve tried many times to give up this “bad habit”, with no success actually. So, if you’re so stubborn as me, I really advise you to use conditioner after every wash. Conditioning your hair will make it very soft and remove most of the tangles. And you know that saying, “no tangles, no breakage”. In case it doesn’t sound familiar…I invented it. 😀 😛

 

Keep your brushes and combs clean


How to brush hair correctlyRegularly cleaning brushes and hair combs will prevent them from collecting dirt and sebum, so you’ll be able to use the with no worries.

I usually use antiseptic dissolved in water to cleanse my brushes and combs, though I don’t brush my hair very often, so I only need to clean the up rarely. Still, it’s good to do it every couple of months, especially if you’re a brush lover. 🙂

 

To conclude


Brushing is an activity that can cause damage, but if you do it gently and use a good comb, there’s nothing to worry about. Of course that you don’t need to comb 100 strokes a day. Remember that brushing your hair everyday isn’t a necessity, but it’s still the best method to detangle it, so make sure you maintain your combs clean.

 

What do you think about my post, was it helpful or you already knew these things?

Will you change your brushing method from now on so that you won’t damage your hair at all?