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My husband has a habit of not listening properly and this has resulted in us acquiring 4 large bottles of this shampoo and conditioner in 1. This would not be a problem if I actually liked the product but as it goes it is really not a very good shampoo and conditioner at all.
When we went on holiday a year ago I asked my husband to buy me a two in 1 shampoo and conditioner to cut down on the amount of things we were taking. I don't mind using 2 in 1s whilst on holiday and so he bought this. Now the only problem is that he didn't realise it was just for a holiday so bought a big bottle and also didn't realise this meant I wouldn't be using it at home so bought 4 thanks to them being on offer! He is the kind of person who is swayed by offers so he couldn't resist buying in bulk!
I normally like Pantene products and have used them a lot thanks to them usually being very good quality and having a nice effect on my hair. This product, however, is disappointing. It is 2 in 1 so it is both shampoo and conditioner which saves time and space I suppose but actually just isn't practical because shampoo and conditioner work in different ways and I like to apply them to my hair in a different manner but this isn't possible with this product.
The bottle is tall and the lid is flat so you can stand it on it when it begins to run out so that is quite practical. It isn't the most attractive bottle with it being opaque plastic in white and a black lid but it isn't a high end product so you don't really expect the bottle to be really special.
When using this you don't really need to squeeze the bottle to get the shampoo out as it's quite a runny consistency. When it nears the end then you do need to give it a little squeeze but usually just turning it upside down is enough for it to come out. The shampoo is not really thick but it feels quite sticky and this has a strange effect as it makes it hard to get off your fingers!
I try to rub it into my hair and create a lather to get it to feel like it is cleaning my hair but this goes against my instincts in a weird way as I know this product contains conditioner and I like conditioner to be put in my hair carefully rather than rubbed in. It does create a good lather if your hair is wet enough if it's not then it's difficult so you need to make sure your hair is dripping wet. Compared to other brands I think that a small amount does go a long way in terms of lather and covering your hair.
I find this really difficult to rinse out of my hair. It's stickiness that I experience when rubbing it in seems to make this cling to each hair and I have to rinse it an awful lot to get it out and very often once I am out of the shower I feel like I haven't washed it out properly and have to go back in. After blow drying my hair I hope for a nice outcome but there have been so many times that I have looked in the mirror and wondered if I haven't dried it properly as it still looks damp and then I realise that it's actually greasy! This really doesn't help to make your hair look really nice and clean at all!
Because we have so many bottles I am trying to use this up and have tried different ways to use it to try and make the best of it. I have washed Hope's hair (4) with it but it seems to have a worse effect on her, her hair looks really greasy after using this. I wonder if it's because the conditioner/shampoo clings to the hair so much that it doesn't wash out. M (2)'s hair looks okay when I use it on him strangely enough so he tends to be treated to this product!
In terms of volume I don't notice any difference between this product and any other shampoo I have used so I don't think that that is a selling point at all!
I am so disappointed by this and can't wait to use up the bottles we have and just use better brands in future. If I'm honest it has put me off Pantene in general for a while.
Pantene 2 in 1 Sheer Volume Shampoo & Conditioner is our lightweight volume collection with micro-boosters that fortifies your fine hair so it looks voluminous and healthy /