TRESemmé was first produced by the Godefroy Manufacturing Company in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1947.

The name TRESemmé is a play on the name of Edna L. Emme, a former spokesperson for the haircare industry.

TRESemmé was initially intended only for use in professional salons.


TRESemmé's slogan is "Professional. Affordable."

Company News/Recent Launches:

TRESemmé recently released Color Revitalize shampoo, intended to protect hair color for up to 40 washes.

TRESemmé's Smooth Collection features a "Frizz Defense Complex," intended to tame unruly hair over time.

Key Ingredients:

Color Revitalize shampoo contains vitamin E and aloe.

TRESemmé's Deep Cleansing Shampoo contains vitamin C and extracts of grapefruit and lemon.

TRESemme's  Smooth and Silky Shampoo includes Biotin, also known as vitamin H.


TIA's Take:

While TRESemmé's full ingredient list is nowhere to be found on the company's website, we discovered some ingredients  elsewhere on the web, and were less than thrilled by the propylene glycol and chemicals included in some of the company's products. That said, TRESemmé's formulas do contain a number of beneficial ingredients, including keratin and biotin, which are usually reserved for more expensive products. TRESemmé certainly makes good on its claim of affordability, and their products have received favorable reviews from TIA readers in the past.