If you haven’t seen the ad already, watch it here before you read on:
Looks awesome right? That’s what I thought too. Other thoughts that followed were ‘how much?’, ‘will it be different to the traditional hair mousse?’ and ‘it must work as Sarah Jagger is supporting it!’
When I saw that the Stylist Magazine was giving away testers of the new TRESemme Perfectly (unDone) product at London Bridge I was determined to get one. Stubborn as always, I did and decided to test it not only for myself, but also so you guys could get a realistic review and see what it’s all about before you buy it.
Here’s what it claims:
Achieve the beautiful wavy styles you love. The new TRESemmé PERFECTLY (UN)DONE collection with Sea Kelp extract, infuses hair with texture for natural looking waves for an all over gorgeously (un)Done wavy look.
Here’s how it works:
The sea kelp extract penetrates the hair to create natural looking waves in each strand for an all-over gorgeous wavy look.
Disclaimer: This review is based on my ow experience and others may get different results. My hair type is thin, mainly straight with a light wave. I used this product corresponding to the instructions given.
Before & After
From what I could first tell from watching the advert is that you apply it to dry hair. This is in fact NOT the case and if you peel back the instructions behind the initial packaging cover on the pump you’ll find a how-to use section, as follows:
Prep: Start with Perfectly (un)Done Shampoo and Conditioner. (I did not do this).
Step 1: Divide hair into 3 sections. Dispense 2-5 pumps per section and distribute evenly through damp hair. Blow dry. If you have naturally way hair, just scrunch in and air dry or diffuse. For naturally straight hair follow next steps.
Step 2: To create soft waves, work in sections. Wrap each section around a heated curling iron. Be sure to hold the iron vertically & twirl away from your face for a spiral effect.
Step 3. Brush through.
I was shocked to find that they suggest using tongs and hair dryers to achieve this ‘undone look’ and to be honest I was quite annoyed, and I think I was right to be. Although I did manage to pull of the look and create a bit of a wave, I feel the TV advert with Sarah Jagger is totally misguiding. Jagger’s hair looks perfectly tonged, soft and dry without any frizz and that’s not exactly the look you can achieve with just this product alone. Yes I’m aware she would have had a professional at it, but my hubby goes as far to say that she may not even have any of the product in her hair and I think I might just agree! Her hair looks soft and groomed, not scrunched, a little damp-looking and natural!
Even though I’ve got naturally straight hair, I wanted to use this product without any curling tongs, as this simplicity is actually what made me want to try this product in the first place. I let it dry for some time before applying the product and found that the results were okay, but not anything ‘new’ or ‘extraordinary’. I find this product comparable to many on the market currently, such as L’Oreal Professionel Tecni Art Extra Mousse and Wella Shockwaves and Curls Mousse.
This video (below) presented by Louise Rou actually represents the product more realistically and is the way I’d like to see product like this advertised – in a real set up, with truthful reviewers and results.
Have you used this product yet? How did it work for you? Use the comments section below to share your thoughts! 🙂