My oh my!
How giddy and excited was I to receive these products for me and a friend? All of this, courtesy of the Beauty Bulletin team.
So I’m a kinky haired girl, have been for going on 5 years now and for the last 2, I have had a bit of a [major] hair emergency with dryness and breakage taking centre stage. I decided to put my hair in a protective hair style (pictured below) in order to salvage whatever could be salvaged. Fast forward to about a week later, I get an email letting me know that I made the cut to be a part of the new TresseméSA Botanique Nourish & Replenish Shampoo and Conditioner project. I legit wanted to cry because I just never seem to be able to find what my hair likes for longer than 3months before it turns into a crisis all over again.
Anyway, I decided to wash my hair while it is still in the protective style (referred to as PS from here on out) because my scalp had also started to flake and ache due to the dryness that just won’t let up. I have really dry skin and I tend to suffer from bouts of eczema now and again.
I used the new range by TressemeSA that is pretty much what I have been craving to find in a product (obviously I must still try it for long enough to see if I will stick with it forever. I already use TresseméSA products now its just a matter of finding and sticking to what works for me).
“TRESemmé BOTANIQUE is a new professional-quality wash & care system for the natural seeking woman. The formula, free from parabens, dyes & silicones, with natural ingredients and lower sulphates, provides dry hair with moisture satisfying Afro-haired and Caucasian-haired natural seekers alike.”
When reading the above about these products, the sceptic in me was like “nope, can’t be” because I’ve run into so many products that promise lots of things dishonestly. Reading that about the products also encouraged me to just dive in (Hahaha flipfloppidy, I know).
Needless to say, my first wash (with the PS) was pleasant; not only does this product smell great (coconuty) it also felt as though I got the clean feeling without the stripped feeling. I also (especially) love the creamy and moisturising texture of the conditioner (I am a fan of co-washes).
The shampoo is in the dark green bottle and the conditioner is in the white (in true Tressemé fashion).
I’m really hooked on the smell though to be honest. I’m yet to see how my hair responds in the long run. I have a work trip to Durban (KZN province, South Africa) this week and will be needing the PS for the duration, however, as soon as I get back I’m taking it down and going in for wash numero dos!
Stay tuned on here to find out how the journey plays out and ends up! You can also check out my instagram feed as well for all updates on the hashtag #LongLiveNaturalHair (Love it!)
TRESemmé BOTANIQUE is now available in the following stores nationwide for RSP R79.99, 750ml each:
Just in case you want to go on this journey with me, you can cop yourself the range and jump on on your social media account, remember to always add the #LongLiveNaturalHair tag so I too can pick up your journey.