Review & {WIN} TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Cleansing Conditioner #cowash

They say a woman’s hair is her crowning glory. In our home, with three girls, there are a lot of hairy crowns that are often less than glorious! Between, Ava, Hannah and I, there is a lot of hair, but each one of us struggles with our own unique hair concerns. 

Hannah probably has the easiest hair out of the three of us. Her hair is soft & fine with a beautiful soft curl and not a spot of frizz anywhere. Mine is slightly more difficult to manage, let’s just say that in its natural state, my hair is Jon Bon Jozi Living On A Prayer mess of frizz & unruly waves. And Ava’s is by far the MOST difficult hair to manage. This kid has enough hair on her head that we could share it between 5 women and still she’d have enough left over to share. But, her hair is coarse and frizzy and she hates it. She often cries about how in its natural state, she looks like Penny Wise! 

Finding the right hair products.


This has always been a challenge. Because my hair is coloured and Ava’s hair is so very dry, we only use paraben and sulphate free hair products, which are not always freely or easily available in pharmacies or supermarkets and they’re often very expensive too. 

So I was thrilled to receive the new TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Cleansing Conditioner to try. 

About TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Cleansing Conditioner

This is a shampoo free formula, so don’t expect to lather your scalp and hair with the product. The shampoo free formula cleanses, balances and refreshes your hair without stripping or depleting the hairs natural oils and nutrients.  Co-washing skips the sulphates that are mainly found in shampoos, instead, it uses a conditioning formula to gently lift oil and debris from the scalp and hair. Perfect for hair with volume and looser curls. The co-wash contains Marula Oil, which gives 72 hours frizz control and perfectly detangles frizzy, static hair. The co-wash will leave your hair feeling soft and with a silky shine while also taming flyaway hair. 

Available at Clicks, Dischem & Pick ‘n Pay for R79,99 for a 750ml bottle. 

My thoughts

I used the shampoo on both mine and Ava’s hair for the past week. Everyone has commented on my hair. It looks smoother and brighter and has required minimal styling.  The co-wash conditioning formula did take a little getting used to because it doesn’t lather like a traditional shampoo. But the results have been amazing. I’m especially impressed with how soft and smooth is made Ava’s coarse, dry hair. 


I’ve got two bottles of TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Cleansing Conditioner to give away to two lucky readers.

To enter, leave a comment below telling me about your specific hair concerns. 

The competition will close on Friday, 21st September and winners will be announced on my social channels, so make sure you’re following me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram so you don’t miss the winner announcement. 

The full competition T’s & C’s are available here

This blog post is sponsored by TRESemmé 

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  • Reply Vanessa

    Hi there! I too have a 9 year old girl who has hair for Africa! Like Hannah hers is dry and frizzy and looks like a thatch roof (being blonde). We have spent so much money on salon products that just don’t help. Being a tween all she wants is to wear her down like all the ‘other girls’ in her class. If she does wear it down by the end of the day it’s a matted mess of knots so I would love to try this shampoo on my Erin. Thanks

    September 17, 2018 at 8:10 am
  • Reply aliciaantill

    I have crazy cave women hair lol, Dry and frizzy. Takes forever to straighten or get me looking somewhat presentable. Would love to try this

    September 17, 2018 at 8:14 am
  • Reply Saajida Akabor

    Since giving birth 9 months ago, my hair has been falling, and it’s a little drier (and curlier) than usual… I’d love to experience the effects of this Tresemme on my hair (which so desperately needs some TLC right now!)

    September 17, 2018 at 8:17 am
  • Reply Anu Naidoo

    My hair concerns is my hair is dry and coarse.
    I do have it coloured and it looks and feels great for a two to three days after the colour application thereafter its back to the dryness and feels coarse.
    Will be great to try this product
    Thank you for the introduction to it and a enlightening review.
    Following on all platforms

    September 17, 2018 at 8:27 am
  • Reply Michelle van Kervel

    Fine, flyaway frizz that is never smooth after a wash. I always have ” sun rays” sticking out from my hairline. Almost like the Statue of Liberty.

    September 17, 2018 at 9:21 am
  • Reply Lisa Randall

    My hair is a hot mess in general. I exercise most mornings which means I wash my hair almost every day which I don’t think is very good. It just looks pretty dry and dull in general. Think I should give this a try even if I don’t win the hamper. Thanks for the review

    September 17, 2018 at 9:47 am
  • Reply flutterbymegs

    Definitely frizz, as living so close to the sea and the effects of the humidity play a major part in my frizzy hair…send help!!!!

    September 17, 2018 at 11:26 am
  • Reply Dawn

    My hair in in a terrible state since starting menopuase, it is dry, brittle, dull and looks terrible no matter how much conditioner I use

    September 17, 2018 at 12:19 pm
  • Reply Carla VD Westy (@carlieshell)

    Ugh my hair is not looking great at the moment. After I finished breastfeeding all those good hormones disappeared and now my hair is dry, frizzy, and breaking. I brush my hair and there is so much hair coming out 🙁

    September 17, 2018 at 12:38 pm
  • Reply Carolyn Augustus

    My hair is brittle and very prone to frizz

    September 17, 2018 at 1:08 pm
  • Reply Depashni Marie

    My hair concern is that my hair is falling a lot and it’s very fine.I would love thick lustrous hair…

    September 17, 2018 at 2:02 pm
  • Reply Lianne Koekemoer

    Would love to give this a try. In the last couple of weeks, I’ve decided to stop straightening my hair and start embracing my curls. I’m starting to love them and slowly learning how best to wash and style, hate having frizz and fly alway, this my concern for my curls. This sounds like a lovely alternative to shampoo which is as I’m learning drying out my already straightened to death hair!

    September 17, 2018 at 2:57 pm
  • Reply Natalie

    My 11 year old Hannah has the fine, dry and frizzy hair…I have the thick, curly and frizzy long hair. I definitely want to add this to our hair washing regime and feel and see the benefits of it. Thanks for the review x

    September 17, 2018 at 8:26 pm
  • Reply Kim van Vuuren

    I have dry, curly hair and have been looking for a sulphate free option to tame my locks without breaking the bank. My hair is also long and without using very heavy masques I struggle to get it to behave when styling, almost breaking my arms in the process. It would be lovely to win a bottle to try !

    September 18, 2018 at 6:36 am
  • Reply Ailsa Porter

    I have frizzy, curly hair and I struggle with it because it is so coarse!

    September 18, 2018 at 9:53 pm
  • Reply Daryl Faure

    I have very dry hair that feels like it is thinning on top.

    September 19, 2018 at 3:25 pm
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    Reply Lolly Ludlow

    I just received mine to try!!! Excited!!!!

    September 19, 2018 at 4:53 pm
  • Reply Lyn

    My daughter has fine, thin, hair that tangles so easily and tends to get dry and slightly frizzy. I need something that detangles and moisturizes.

    September 21, 2018 at 8:57 am
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