When I excitedly showed Ruth that I'd purchased the reverse system Shampoo and Conditioner duo from Tresemme, she said: what a fucking gimmick. Ruth says this kind of thing a lot and I normally always ignore her, so I skipped to the shower for a backwards washing experience. That sounds ranker than it is. Basically, the thinking behind this duo is that by conditioning your hair before you shampoo it, you avoid weighing it down and therefore it will be more voluptuous.
People have been muttering about reverse hair-washing for a while, but these are the first products I've seen that are specifically tailored for it. The formulations of each product are reversed too - the conditioner, which you slap on first and leave for a minute, is really light. And the shampoo, which you use second - is very rich and creamy, like a conditioner.
Having had a little trouble with flat hair recently - which you can read all about here - I was keen to put some bang back in my barnet. So, did this Tresemme duo make my hair nicer? Well yes, it's currently very soft. You're all welcome to pop over and touch it. But did it make my hair bigger? Honestly, nothing to write home about. However, I'm already on my second bottle of the conditioner, because it's so nice to use and doing things this way round just seems to agree with my hair type. I give it a few months before everyone else starts rolling out reverse shampoo and conditioners. And I will buy them all.
Oh and lastly I'm not going to say anything about the Volume Dual-Action Maximizer Cream because if you haven't got anything nice to say, you shouldn't say anything at all...