I was one of the few lucky people that got to test and review the Botanic Cleansing Conditioner (Moisture & Replenish) by Tresemme. The co-washing cleansing conditioner is a new product on the South African market.
Sure, I’ve heard of co-washing – a method of washing your hair where you replace shampoo with conditioner – but I’d never really thought I’d be testing it on my hair!
- Will my hair be clean using conditioner alone?
- Will my hair fall out?
These were some of the questions that plagued me.
I did a bit of research online and based on my findings I discovered that co-washing is
not just for curly-haired sisters as I initially thought. Turns out any hair type can use the co-washing method too especially if:
i) You want clean hair but don’t want it stripped of its natural oils.
ii) You are averse to harsh chemicals and ingredients in your shampoo like parabens, dyes and sulphates.
iii) You want soft, easy to manage hair.
About Tresemme Botanic Cleansing Conditioner (Moisture & Replenish)
This product retails for R79.99 at Clicks, Dis-Chem and Pick N Pay. The new range of cleansing conditioners from Tresemme are shampoo-free formulas that cleanse, balance and refresh your hair without stripping or depleting its natural oils and nutrients. Can I get an Amen!
As much as I had my reservations, I always do when trying new products, I sort of felt like I was in good company because of the brand. I use Tresemme shampoo and conditioner to wash and condition all my wigs and weaves. I used to use Tresemme on my hair before I went natural so there was a level of comfort knowing I wasn’t stepping into unfamiliar territory.
Review of Tresemme Botanic Moisture & Replenish Cleansing Conditioner with Coconut and Aloe Vera
I typically only wash my hair once every month. I probably should wash it more frequently because I have dry scalp but I wear wigs most of the time and I have this old-school belief that us curly haired girls are not supposed to wash our hair too often.
I had just loosened my plaits after a month of wearing my hair in plaits so I had dry scalp. I proceeded to use the Tresseme Cleansing Conditioner as I would a regular shampoo.
I noticed that
- My hair did not lather as it does when I use a shampoo
- My hair felt really soft, it was just as soft as if I used a conditioner which I guess is what I did
- My hair smelt delicious
I used this product on my hair twice and even my hair stylist was impressed by the softness and manageability of my kinky curls which had become easier to manipulate than usual.
I don’t think I will substitute a cleansing conditioner for a shampoo but I will definitely reach for the Tresemme Botanic Moisture & Replenish Cleansing Conditioner more regularly. I would probably also use it in conjunction with a clarifying shampoo. Because I did notice that even though it was gentle on my hair, and it softened it, it didn’t get rid of the dry, flaky skin I tend to get on my scalp.
As a matter of fact, I saw some dry, flaky patches on my scalp immediately after my hairstylist had applied hair food and plaited my hair into cornrows.
- Will I use this product again? Yes.
- Will I recommend it? Also yes.
Tresemme Botanic Moisture & Replenish cleansing conditioner is available at Clicks, Dischem, Pick n Pay and Rubybox.
Giphs – Sourced