Product Review: TRESemme Naturals

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What?

TRESemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner

INGREDIENTS (BEFORE Unilever Change):

Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyrceride, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearamidopropyl Diemthlyamine, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer, Fragrance, Caprylyl Glycol, Aspartic Acid, Lauroyl Lysine, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Benzyl Alcohol, Citric Acid

SHORT AND SWEET

Mediocre rinse-out conditioner, but a very good leave-in conditioner

SMELL

TRESemme naturals has a nice, clean scent that is not perfume-y or too strong.  It just smells nice and the hair smells nice after using it.  If you’re one of those people who absolutely hates all scents — even faint ones — you may want to stay away from this one.

HOW IT WORKED

It worked very well as a leave in, but it was ‘BLAH’ as a rinse out.  I had been testing TRESemme Naturals before my recent Suave kick to see what the hubbub was about.

I was late to the game, though, on TRESemme Naturals.  I decided to hunt down the OLD formula after giving in to all the hype in the natural community about it.  And I seriously went on a small hunt for it.

I was looking for the ‘Alberto Culver’ formulation before they were bought out by Uniliver because I heard the new formula was reeking all kinds of havoc amongst longtime natural-haired TRESemme Naturals fans.
 
Finally found it, tried it and…. MEH.  I initially used it like I would any other rinse-out conditioner.  Sure, my hair was soft while it was on, but when I rinsed it off… MEH.  LOL!

I felt like I had fallen for internet hype.  Seriously.   I didn’t really care all that much for it as a rinse off.  But then I remembered it’s a very versatile conditioner because of the ingredients.

I decided to try it as a leave-in and… it works very well.  I was more impressed than I thought I would be.  My hair was soft for a number of days and it kept my twists from tangling if I decided to leave them in for a day or 2 before unraveling them.

ON DRY HAIR

I don’t like it all that much on dry hair.  I mean, its not terrible, but I just wouldn’t use it again on dry hair.  Its kinda a thick-ish conditioner.  Its not a heavy cream or anything, but it is substantial.  I like to spritz hair with water or some tea mix before using it.

ON WET HAIR

Great on wet hair.  It softens and conditions nicely when applied as a leave-in after a wash or cowash.

I apply it before anything else.  I don’t do the ‘LOC’ method because I always put anything cream based (anything with water in it) on my hair BEFORE I put any oil on the hair itself.  

I usually apply shea butter (or one of my DIY hair creams) to the scalp of my wet hair.  Then I use this as a leave-in.  Then I go from there. 🙂

SUMMARY

# Great when used as a leave-in conditioner.
# Totally ‘BLAH’ when used as directed (as a rinse-out conditioner)
# Nice, clean scent
# Difficult to find the old formula

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