Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Neutrogena Triple Repair Hair Care System Review
(This system was provided to me by BzzAgent in exchange for an honest review.)
I am currently taking part in a BzzAgent Campaign for the Neutrogena Triple Repair Hair Care System. This system includes a Shampoo, a Conditioner, and a Leave-In Treatment. The claim for the Shampoo and Conditioner is that it mends 97% of split ends with just one use. The claim for the Leave-In Treatment is that it reduces breakage by 80%, leaving hair stronger, smoother, and more nourished. It also states it protects against heat styling up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Initial Impressions of the Complete System: The first time I used this complete system, I was underwhelmed. The Shampoo was alright, the Conditioner seemed to work well, and the Leave-In Treatment seemed to make my hair soft, even after blow drying, but my hair was so greasy by mid-day! I was actually thinking about finding a store close to my work to buy a tiny bottle of baby powder, that's how bad it was!
I used it again a couple of days later, and my hair seemed a lot better. I also curled my hair, and the curl held well, my hair remained soft and untangled, and I did not notice the excess greasiness that I experienced the first time I used this system.
As far as the claims are concerned, I did feel like my ends were okay, but I lost a lot more hair than I have been when using my Tresemme Platinum Strength Shampoo and Conditioner. The Leave-In Treatment definitely made my hair feel nourished, and after use, I didn't notice any more hair loss (even when I curled my hair and brushed it out a bit later in the day). That is not typical for me- I have very long, fine hair, so I pretty much leave it wherever I go. This was a nice surprise.
Just the Shampoo and Conditioner: I was a little nervous to do so, but decided to try out just the Shampoo and Conditioner, with no extra leave ins or oils after my shower. And let me say, I LOVED the results. I usually let my hair air dry for about 20-30 minutes (depending on how long after a shower it takes me to lotion and put my makeup on) prior to blow drying. I didn't use a heat protectant or anything, which leaves my hair looking like a huge poof, and then I need to straighten it to get it flat again (if I have time- usually it just does what it does because I don't leave myself time for that step). However, that didn't happen after I completed the drying process on my hair when using just the shampoo and conditioner- my hair already looked like I had straightened it, but it still had that bit of volume that comes with blow drying. Overall, I enjoyed the results of this first experiment. So I had to try it again! And again, received the same results!
Just the Leave-In Treatment: I decided to use this in combination with a few different shampoos and conditioners I have (The Tresemme one mentioned above, the Not Your Mother's one I reviewed here, as well as the Dove Shampoo and Conditioner I received in my New Beauty Test Tube from November 2013), and overall, the product is pretty good. It still leaves my hair feeling nourished, it didn't react weird with any of the other brands, and made my hair soft and easy to manage. I did have a bit of grease mid day with the Tresemme shampoo and conditioner, but with the Not Your Mother's, my hair felt great and looked clean until late evening. I definitely found a great combination for the future!
Final Impressions: After using this for almost a month, on and off, I've been loving the results! On the days I use the three products together, my hair looks and feels amazing. I haven't noticed my hair color fading at all, and I do feel like it has helped to restore some damage. I feel like the leave in has helped protect my hair from heat damage. As far as the split ends claim goes, I got my hair trimmed about 2 inches in the midst of using this product, so I can't attest to that claim. But even my hair girl commented that my hair felt a lot more healthy than it has felt the last couple of times she's cut my hair, and I definitely attribute that to using this.
I am already thinking about repurchasing the complete system- and have coupons from BzzAgent so that I can do so! I highly recommend if you have damaged hair, you check out this system. It's inexpensive (all three are $6.99), and you can see results within a few uses.
FTC: This product was provided to me for review as a BzzAgent. I have not received any compensation in exchange for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.