Review: Tresemme Beauty-Full Volume Reverse System

This is my first PR post, y’all!!!  Big things happening at L’nL.

As you have likely read before, I have long, fine, thick hair.  {I’m a bitch, I know}  Products tend to leave my hair feeling limp and looking greasy though squeaky clean.   With that said, I’m always lookin’ for a little volume, so when this PR request came into my inbox, I jumped at the chance.    I used to do the “reverse method” all the time long before this release {Tresemme – I missed my calling!} and I’m not really sure why I stopped. It worked well for my hair and is certainly something I should’ve never stopped.


Volume seekers tired of being left with stiff, crunchy hair can rejoice thanks to this revolutionary reverse wash system! TRESemmé’s Beauty-Full Volume is rewriting the rules of voluminous hair by reversing the traditional haircare routine. Condition FIRST to soften hair, then shampoo to wash away weight. Your hair is left hair smooth and polished, but still full of bounce. Who says you can’t have it all?

IMG_0102The system itself isn’t difficult: put the Pre-Wash Conditioner on first {the back of the bottle says for 3 mins, but ain’t nobody got time to count in the shower!}.  I generally use this time to wash my body, exfoliate my face, and do other things that shall not be outlined here but are common shower behaviour.  Once that’s done, simply rinse it out and follow with the Volume Shampoo.  When styling, use the Hair Maximizer for natural volume and movement.

In terms of fragrance, I really like the smell overall.  It’s not offensive, but it’s not light either.  I can smell it all day long!  The conditioner makes my hair instantly soft and the shampoo foams up well, leaving my hair really feeling like it’s clean.  I was quite concerned that the process would weigh down my hair, but was very pleasantly surprised!

Aside from this blog and business, I work a corporate 9-5, so I don’t often have the time to style my hair as big and beautiful as I would prefer.  I left this just as I would any other shampoo/conditioner – blowdry to take the dampness out, air dry for the most part, finish with a quick once over again with the blowdryer to be sure the ends are neatly finished.  Even if it’s damp, I tie it up overnight and will “style” in the morning.  I use the term loosely, of course, as it generally means running a flatiron over it to make it presentable.  Quite honestly, I didn’t notice a huge difference in overall volume with this system.  

I would keep using it, though, and certainly don’t think it’s a bad product line.  In fact, I’ll leave it in my shower until it’s done.  I do love the pump on the conditioner and wish it came on the shampoo {first world problems…}.  The styling Hair Maximizer though, it sucks.  I didn’t like it at all.  After trying the system a few different ways, it became immediately clear that this is what was really weighing my hair down and making it look greasy after only a day.



The verdict:  I give this a pass.  It’s not a must-have, but I wouldn’t skip it if it’s something you want to try.  The Hair Maximizer isn’t worth the dough, but the shampoo and conditioner are great products at a most wonderful drugstore price-point.