For some curly girls, especially those with looser curl patterns, conditioner actually weighs hair down and not just oils or heavy styling products. No matter how light or thin, for some of our fine-haired curly girls (like myself) conditioner is loved and hated. This issue does not get much time on hair blogs and sites for curly girls as many believe that all curly girls have huge, voluminous hair. Speaking as a fine-haired curly girl who struggles with volume, the belief we all have volume cannot be further from the truth. I have always wanted big hair, but I have fine hair and only crave the bigness of some other curly girls.
While genetics, age, hormones, or hair practices may or may not contribute to a lack of volume for some, TRESemmé has come out with an entire line for women who are volume seekers tired of stiff, crunchy hair and the weight of conditioners.
What is the TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Collection?TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Collection is a 4 step, 5 product formula that turns the wash day upside-down and on its side. Here is the line-up:
- TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Pre-wash Conditioner
- TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Shampoo
- TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Hair Maximizer
- TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Mousse
- TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Hairspray
What we find the most intriguing is the TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Pre-wash Conditioner. Conditioner going before the shampoo and not after is a new concept so we reached out to TRESemmé for some insight into this new product.
“The Pre-Wash Conditioner is a part of the brand’s new Beauty-Full Volume reverse wash system – the only system that gives you soft, touchable volume by conditioning first to soften and shampooing second to wash away weight.” TRESemmé
Not conditioning hair after cleansing seems foreign to most women, but especially a curly girl as we are addicted (and rightfully so) to our conditioner.
Pre-condition to soften
TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Pre-wash Conditioner claims to:
• Reinforce the hair’s natural protective layer using the Fiber Polishing technology
• Protect the hair during washing to leave it smooth and polished
• Be safe for color-treated hair
• Work best with TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Shampoo
After the pre-wash conditioner protects and conditions the hair, you apply the shampoo and then the Volume Hair Maximizer to tame the frizz and give hair its manageability. The shampoo does more than cleanse; it also has the job of leaving hair smooth and polished.It seems each component has a very different job from traditional wash day products. While it seems backwards and on its side, the road to voluminous hair may very well be an unfamiliar road that starts with conditioning and ends with a halo of touchable gorgeousness.
Is this a pre-poo?
Not conditioning hair after cleansing seems foreign to most women, but especially a curly girl as we are addicted (and rightfully so) to our conditioner. Many of us practice the method of pre-pooing, which we define in our NaturallyCurly Glossary as "applying an oil or conditioner prior to shampooing to help the hair maintain necessary moisture during the drying shampoo process." Perhaps TRESemmé has been listening to the curly community. But even when we pre-poo we still cleanse and condition as we normally would, so it will be interesting to see if this product can really provide the moisture needed to keep our curls happy.
Have you tried the line and if so what did you think of it?
Editor's note: This post is not sponsored.