Hello! I am so very happy to be back amongst you, my web dwellers. I spent (warning this is alarming) three whole days with no wifi. Three and a half actually. I was able to hop on my phone to check email, but I wasn't able to do much else. I missed you! I'll be making up for lost time with extra posts, so check back often. As for today, it's all about the TRESemme Beauty-Full Volume Reverse System. Read on for more!
TRESemme Beauty-Full Volume Pre-Wash Conditioner 488 ml $4.99 USD / $9.99 CAD | TRESemme Beauty-Full Volume Shampoo 739 ml $4.99 USD / $9.99 CAD
I don't think I've ever been excited about a shampoo launch, but I was really into the idea of the TRESemme Beauty-Full Reverse System. The system is all about conditioning hair first then washing. It also promises more volume thanks to the very sceince-y sounding Fleximax Volumizers. I'm always looking for some added oomph, and am already a convert to the ways of the reverse shampoo. You might be wondering why you would go against the time honoured tradition of shampooing first, why change? For me, it was about limp looking hair after using deep conditioners. My hair needs the conditioning and hydration, but can look weighed down. When shampooing second, you still get the benefits of the conditioner, but none of the weight.
The TRESemme Beauty-Full Pre-Wash Conditioner is used before the Shampoo, and left on for one minute prior to rinsing. I like to leave my conditioner as long as possible to get the most out of it, but even just one minute provides pretty decent hydration and leaves hair easily comb-able. After rinsing, follow it up with shampoo and rinse as usual. I focus on my roots and don't bother to really shampoo the ends as my long, drier textured hair really doesn't need it.
So, does the system give added volume to hair? Not really. I mean, I do stand by the reverse wash system, as it does work well on my hair, but Beauty-Full Volume didn't give me added volume compared to other products. I'll level with you though, I only used the shampoo once... The shampoo does contain sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) which isn't the best on coloured hair. I put in a fair few woman hours on my gorgeous hues (currently a teal, to blue, to indigo ombre) and refuse to shampoo them down the drain.
While the SLES in the shampoo is a total bummer, I have been really enjoying the Beauty-Full Volume Volume & Softness Hair Maximizer. The cream styling product s a multi-use type of product that adds volume and manageability to hair (think softer, shinier hair, with less frizz and flyaways.) The lightweight texture gives hair a nice bit of added volume by creating flexible bonds between the hair fibers and leaves it feeling smoother. When it comes to my hair, I like products that are easy and effective, and this ticks both of those boxes for me.
Overall, I like the idea of this range, but won't be adding it to my usual hair routine (unless they ditch the SLES in the shampoo.) I do say give the reverse wash way a go if you haven't yet though. It can do great things on fine or thin hair. Have you tried this system? Are you a fan of reverse washing? Thoughts?