Posted by Jessica C.

I, like most people with curly hair, put a lot of time into propagating the illusion that this is a physical attribute like any other, completely effortless- it just grows out of my head. If I wear my hair curly, I want you to think that I just waltzed out of the shower and let it dry naturally; if I wear it straight, I want you to think that I was born that way.

Unfortunately, in both cases, this is an elaborate hoax used to cover up countless hours spent in a dark world of revitalising shampoos, curling conditioners, moisturising masks, relaxing balms, hair soufflés, heat-protectors, protein sprays, five different brands of finishing crèmes,a turbo-power hair-dryer, a giant diffuser and two sets of ceramic hair straighteners. Mastering the art of curl control is a serious matter, not to be taken lightly.

So needless to say, I jumped at the chance to review TRESemmé’s professional formula curl hydration lotion crème. I couldn’t help but be filled with hope, even after so many similar disappointments, when very excitingly, the bottle promised “flawless curls”. Of course, however, this is a tall order which it does not deliver. But, be that as it may, despite an inflated ego, this is not a bad product.

My hair was certainly much shinier and my curls soft and more defined. Sadly, the problem with shinier hair, as with many of these products, is the down-side of it looking unwashed and greasy much faster. A big deal when washing and drying your hair can take up to three hours. However, the initial effect is a good one and, at $21.85 for a pack of 6 on Amazon, definitely value for money.

Nonetheless, there are better products on the market and I am willing to spend a little bit more in the never-ending quest for hair heaven. That’s not to say I won’t be finishing this bottle though…


Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Behentrimonium Chloride, DMDM Hydantoin, Steareth-21, Fragrance (Parfum), Disodium EDTA, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Polysorbate 20, Cinnamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Ascorbic Acid, Niacinamide, Biotin.