Last week I took my braids out and I was utterly stunned to see how much my hair has grown. I mean sure when my hair was blown out I could see the length but it was for such a short space of time that I was only properly shook last week. Anyway, seeing the length made me hesitant to wash my hair because you all know, natural hair shrinkage is a real thing. And besides shrinkage, breakage from combing out the knots, followed by dryness of the scalp after shampooing the hair is also a reality. All of which I was not ready or in the mood for. I literally left my hair as is overnight — but the funniest and strangest thing happened, I had a recurring dream of washing my hair with the TRESemmé Botanic Cleansing Conditioner — no joke.
I had received this conditioner the week before from our beloved Rubybox to test and review. I have never known TRESemmé to cater for natural girls like me so I was intrigued and excited to try it out. Evidently so excited I dreamt about it. Anyway, after getting myself the Oval Bamboo Pin Hairbrush from The Body Shop, I was less reluctant to comb my hair before the wash. It’s always key for me to comb the knots out after taking out braids before I wash, I just find it makes the washing process easier, quicker and more effective. The pin brush is also great for natural hair and way more gentle than the afro-comb I find. Once the fro was all brushed out I hopped into the shower to have my first TRESemmé experience — I was definitely hyped for this product, evidently, for good reason. This new cleansing conditioner is shampoo-free but still effectively cleanses and refreshes your hair without stripping or depleting all of its natural oils and nutrients. And because it’s a co-wash, it skips the sulphates that are mainly found in shampoos — instead it uses a conditioning formula to gently cleanse from scalp to hair. With Coconut Milk and Aloe Vera — the Botanic Cleansing Conditioner is perfect for ladies on a natural hair journey and ideal for dense curls. After washing my hair and letting it air dry I was outchea feeling the cleanness of my hair and scalp without any dryness whatsoever. My hair felt adequately moisturised, had that nice sheen to it, and was manageable [usually after shampooing, my hair and scalp is so dry and only easer to manage after moisturising — in this case, I only sprayed some wild argon oil on for extra sheen]. I am significantly impressed with this new addition to the TRESemmé family.
But is she vegan/ cruelty-free though? Unfortunately she is not. TRESemmé is under the Unilever parent brand — and yes, you guessed it, Unilever is not cruelty-free. This is really disheartening for me because I LOVE this cleansing conditioner and definitely want to continue using it well after my current bottle is done. All I’m saying is, Unilever, TRESemmé, make with the going cruelty-free quick fast! Please and thank you.
So Rubybox actually sent me 3 bottles of fabulosity and I’m giving 2 away to 2 lucky winners. To stand a chance to win yourself this new TRESemmé Cleansing Conditioner all you have to do is comment below with your natural hair journey story, follow my site, follow my Instagram, my Twitter account, and like my Facebook page. To increase your chances, also follow Rubybox on Instagram, Twitter and like their Facebook page — tag me on their posts or comments with this post link so I know it’s real. Winners will be announced on Friday 28 September 2018 COB. Good Luck!