Reviewed by Emily
The TRESemme Blow-Dry gift set would make a lovely gift for any age this Christmas. It is stocked by Lloyds Pharmacy as part of their extensive gift range this festive season. The set is compactly packaged into an attractive black and green box- great to see a thought to the environment with the internal packaging being paper and cardboard.
Contained within the set is a hair dryer, hairbrush, thickening balm and a clutch bag. The hair dryer, model 5543HGU, is 2200 watt and has three speed settings as well as a cold option. The cable is 1.8 m long so a handy length that lets you move around while drying your hair. The finish is a modern matt black and gold with a nozzle for concentrated heat.
The 34mm cylindrical thermal brush speeds up the drying and leaves a smooth finish. The thickening balm- TRESemme Collagen and Fullness is 125ml and is used to protect the hair during the drying process and leaves it looking thicker. The collagen and glycerine is absorbed by each individual hair making them larger and producing a fuller hair style. The gold glitter clutch is a handy size to keep the balm, brush and nozzle together.
The hair dryer is pretty lightweight and efficient at drying my thick hair! I liked that there were three heat setting which was useful when drying my children’s hair- someone always says it is too hot but it takes forever on the cool setting! The additional button gives a cold blast to help set you hair once you have finished styling it. I found using the included brush helped my hair to dry but also kept it much smoother, I generally grab the first brush but with the clutch, I have no excuse for not keeping it all together now. The hair dryer uses ionic technology. It contains tourmaline, a gemstone that releases negative ions which break up the water on the hair into smaller particles and therefore the hair dries quicker and the smaller particles can enter the surface of the hair reducing the frizz and making it smoother.
I used the thickening balm more to protect my hair while drying it as it is already fairly thick. I did notice a difference on using it, it left a lovely shiny finish and it also smells lovely. There are additional products such as shampoo and conditioner in the Collagen and Fullness Collection which can also support a thicker hairstyle. The set is priced with a recommended retail price of £60 but is currently on offer at £27 (editor’s note – at the time of putting the review online) which is really good value for money. Online orders at Lloyds Pharmacy (www.lloydspharmacy.com ) have free click and collect at orders over £20, free standard home delivery on orders over £30 and free express delivery on orders over £60. It also comes with a three-year guarantee.
Needless to say, my daughter has spied the TRESemme Blow-Dry Gift set and has her eye on getting her own hair dryer this Christmas!
RRP: £60, currently £27 (editor’s note – at the time of putting the review online)
This product can be purchased from Lloyds Pharmacy here.