Wednesday, 24 April 2013

TRESemme Keratin Smooth Shampoo + Conditioner -- RANT!

I want to post about a product I have been using on my hair latley. The TRESemme Keratin Smooth Shampoo & Conditioner!
At first I really liked this product, the shampoo seemed to clean my hair well and the conditioner made my hair super silky. I wash my hair daily (so results may vary from person to person) due to the fact my hair gets quite oily and is hard to adapt to dry shampooing products. I know that a lot of Keratin protene is un-benefical to ones hair, however assuming as much I thought how bad can it be? TRESemme is not going to add accessive amounts of this protene to each bottle knowing it will damage ones hair.. well I thought anyways!
 I used this shampoo and conditioner combo for only 4 days (everyday) on my bleach treated hair. The first day or so was gravey, than after that my hair felt horrible, like straw and it began breaking off. I began starting to research (which I should have done prior to using this product) with these products together it builds up too much keratin and silicone on your hair folliclles which causes them to become brittle and inflexible. That being said inflexible hair = breakage!! This product would be fine for someone who does not wash their hair everyday and would like to add proteins on a weekly or bi weekley basis.
Once I realized the damage it was causing I stoped using right away. I have since switched back to my live clean argan oil shampoo and condition which works amazing on my hair I than soaked my hair in oils to try to restore some of the damage.
I do not reccommend this product at all, infact I am surprised now on how much this products reviews were so negative. To much keratin proteine is NOT okay for your hair. If your using this product please use with caution, if you begin feeling breakage or seeing breakage discontinue use and deep condition your hair immediatly!
Comment below if you have used this? If so what are your thoughts? Is this a sink or swim product in your eyes?


  1. Eek! I have many shampoos going at once usually and switch up between theme this one is one of them .. I use it once a week if not every other week ... I didn't notice any issues but that might be due to the fact i do not use it so often!!

    1. Ash , your probably right! I over used this product.. My hair gets so use to a certain product and than no longer works for me I am always struggling to find a good shampoo and conditioner even if it's a higher end. Now because Ive used this product so frequently with bad results Im scared to use it again! So it is yet another waste!
      TRESemme should have indicated how unsafe this was for daily use!
      too bad.. I had high hopes!

    2. That is too bad :( I know what you mean as most tresemme products shampoos/conditioner and what not are pretty darn good! It is so hard to find a good shampoo :(