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I have tried a lot of shampoos by Pantene and none really impressed me until I tried this one. Pantene Aqua Light shampoo claims to clean your hair, but leave it completely weight-free and bouncy. Does it live up to this purpose? This is my opinion.
I bought 2 shampoos and 2 conditioners of the same line because they were 50% off at my local beauty store ( I got each bottle for 2 euros), and it was a great opportunity to save up. I had been using the shampoo along with the conditioner, although sometimes I used conditioners from another brand because I tend to run out of them faster. These Aqua Light products do work best when used together, although the difference was not that great.
This shampoo could be my favorite shampoo ever. I always prefer clear shampoos because I know that they clean your scalp better than the pearly white ones, so this one being clear was very appealing. It comes in a clear plastic bottle with a cap. Like others have mentioned, I was amazed by the lather of this shampoo. I squeezed half of what I usually use on my hand, and upon massaging it on my hair, it immediately frothed up and created smooth lather, which NEVER happens on my super oily hair when it's the first shampoo. (I usually shampoo twice.) The smell was very fresh and floral, same as the conditioner. I shampooed twice as normal, and used the conditioner as well. When my hair was dry I was left with pretty smooth locks, definitely clean and no build-up. My hair did not feel heavy so I suppose it did its job.
As I tried it more, I found out that shampooing just once was enough, which I have never experienced before with any other shampoo. This helped tremendously, as shampooing less also helped my scalp produce less oil, and that was a huge help for me.
Styling: Clear Plastic Bottle with stick on labels, Flip Top & click to shut
Advantages: Wonderful subtle fragrance; Lives up to its claims
Negatives: Contains the ingredients we should not use
Uses: Clean hair
Best for: Heavy, hard to style or fly away hair
The Good: Packaging, smell, performance
The Bad: the ingredients include some of the unfashionable ones
Fine Hair Aqualight Shampoo is one of the newer products in the Pantene Pro V range. I am one of those people that has to change my shampoo and hair care routine depending on the time of year, the weather and it seems every few weeks whatever. Therefore, this is the third product in the Pantene stable that I have tried. My hair is fine, but lots of it and therefore heavy and difficult to style, prone to fly away and frizzing if I don't get the product right. Also, annoyingly, prone to going greasy with dry ends.
I had been using a different Pantene shampoo and another brand conditioner, when armed with a money off voucher I scoured the shelves to decide which Pantene product to try next. I bought a large bottle of the Aqualight. My first impression was that the smell was very, very nice, subtle and clean smelling. I knew what to expect from the bottle, which is user friendly with easy to read and follow instructions. The ingredients list is prominent and easy to read, they are not trying to hide that it contains ingredients that the green lobbyists tell us we should not be using, interestingly, it contains some natural products both in their common and chemical names. I admire this openness. It lathers up and rinses out very well , the nice fragrance lingers and transfers to my towel, which is very nice after swimming and opening the bag when I get home.
Aqualight is a clear gel shampoo in a clear bottle, which I really like because you can see at a glance how much is left. Most recently I have been using this with a cheap brand coconut oil conditioner and the combination has been working FAB. Every now and again I have to use a different shampoo, if my scalp is itchy or hair lank. But this is my main shampoo at the moment and issue is down to me, not the product. I mostly leave my hair to dry naturally and occasionally use a dryer or open car window to dry it, it always turns out great. If I style it I get as good a results with this as anything. So, I am very pleased.
I always get a good shine and easy comb finish with this shampoo. I think the 250ml size can be picked up for about £2.50, so it is a low priced item and represents good value for money.
UPDATE DECEMBER 2013:
For the last few months I have been using Alberto Balsam Juich Green Apple Shampoo and recently due to that product being out of stock, I returned to the Pantene Aqualight. Well I have to update to say how dissapointed I have been with it. Whilst it is obviously better than some I have tried, this product leaves my hair with a sticky feel and less manageable although it is still good to my scalp and gives a good shine, in damp weather the shine is supereseded by the frizzyness and fly-away problems. Due to the other product being so much better I am downgrading this to 3/5 stars.
I decided to give this shampoo a try because I'm a big fan of all Pantene products, especially their Smooth & Sleek range. My hair is very long and fine and has always been greasy. I have to wash my hair daily or it looks like I've dipped my head in chip fat!!!!!! Not an attractive look lol.
I find my hair often feels flat and weighted down so when I saw this advertised on the television one night I decided there and then to go out and buy it the next day. Off to Boots I went and I selected the large 500ml bottle of both the Pantene Aqua Light shampoo plus the conditioner.
The packaging looks really swish with it's clear bottle and light blue lid. It also soundede perfect for my hair: Pantene Aqua Light Shampoo helps to reinforce fine hair along each strand, gives nourishment and leaves virtually no weight to your hair. Just what I needed!
I tried it the next morning and applied as I do all my shampoos. The shampoo is a clear colour and smelled pleasant. It lathered up really well just like other Pantene shampoos. I gave my hair a wash with it and applied conditioner and rinsed it out. After my hair had dried I honestly can't say I noticed any difference from any other shampoo I use. My hair was clean but it didn't feel light weight. The next day my hair was even greasier than normal!!!!!!! Eeeek!! I washed it again with Pantene Aqua Light shampoo. This time after drying my hair didn't seem as clean as it normally is. I felt it was still a bit greasy.
You would think that it would make greasy fine hair lightweight and less greasy but I found this wasn't the case, the more I used it the more greasy and lank I saw my hair become. This shampoo just wasn't for me. I still have half a bottle sitting in my bathroom collecting dust. It's my "emergency shampoo" lol. If ever I run out and have forgotten to buy shampoo I'll resort to it but that's the only time I'd use it again. I certainly would never buy it again.
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Although a hairdresser once told me, years ago, that Pantene is not very good for your hair (she said it leaves a coating on it and that the likes of Herbal Essences are better - I don't know if this is correct), it is a range which I have always quite liked. I like the clean scent of it, and that it lathers well. However over the last few years the Pantene range has changed and rebranded. The first product I tried from the new range was the Aqua Light shampoo and conditioner, and I was keen to see if it was still recognisably Pantene.
The Aqua Light shampoo is visibly quite different to the old Pantene range. It is packaged in a clear bottle, and the shampoo itself is clear, rather than the usual pearly white. The Aqua Light range claims to leave hair light, without weighing it down; with very long fine hair, which has a tendency to flatness, this was something which appealed to me.
The fragrance of the Aqua Light shampoo is one which I associate with the Pantene range, old and new. It is not a fragrance which has a name, like a fruit or flower, but it is a clean shampoo-like scent, which smells fresh and leaves your hair smelling freshly washed.
The Aqua Light shampoo has a good texture - it is not too runny, so when you squeeze it into your hands it doesn't start running off while you flip the top closed on the bottle. It is also not too thick, so it is easy to spread through your hair and then massage in. The shampoo lathers wonderfully; I do like a shampoo with a good lather, and I've always found Pantene one of the best for this - the Aqua Light shampoo doesn't disapppoint, and if I'm so inclined I can make my hair into a beehive when full of lather from it.
As far as the main purpose of the shampoo goes, its cleansing properties, I can't fault the Aqua Light at all. Despite the amount of lather created, it rinses out easily, leaving my hair feeling almost squeaky clean. It is very satisfying to use; you always want to feel your hair clean immediately after rinsing, and the Aqua Light delivers this.
I have never used the Aqua Light shampoo without conditioner, usually the matching Aqua Light conditioner, as I find that my hair unconditioned is very static and full of tugs, so I can't comment on the results when dry of only the shampoo. However, after using both products together I have never noticed any particular difference in the condition of my hair. They leave my hair clean, soft and smelling nice, but I don't find that it is particularly "light". After a day it has gone as flat and heavy hanging as ever.
While it may not have delivered on its promise of light hair, I do like the Aqua Light shampoo. In general I find that most shampoos and conditioners don't deliver on their promise of volumising, lightness, or whatever else they claim, so I judge them on their cleaning ability and whether they keep my hair soft and untangled. The Pantene Aqua Light shampoo delivers on both of these - my hair smells freshly washed for at least a day after using it, and it is always nice and soft. I also don't have any particular problems with tangles and tugginess, although with hair as long as mine that can never be completely avoided. I like the scent and lather of Pantene Aqua Light, and will be buying it again.
This shampoo has had mixed reviews, ranging from 5 stars to 1!.
I had received a travel size shampoo and conditioner of this product and decided to recently try it out.
I tend to use a variety of shampoos and don't particulary stick to one brand but I think this is one shampoo i'd definitely use again.
The shampoo that I have is packaged with a light blue flip up lid and a white plastic bottle. As this is travel sized it is different to the full sized bottles which come in a clear bottle. The packaging says it is a lightweight nourishing shampoo. It is aqua light and has virtually no weight. The back of the bottle just states the directions to lather, rinse, repeat if required. It has a lengthy list of ingredients and the fact that it is a Procter & Gamble product.
Now on to the shampoo itself.. It is a clear shampoo and you only need a little bit which is good. It lathers really easily and well, which I like with the shampoos as it means you do not need to use a lot. It also has a really nice subtle scent which I thought was a little fruity. When applying the shampoo I was a little unsure of it, as it did feel like it had a different texture when rubbed into my hair. I thought it may make my hair hard to brush afterwards and be in a tangled mess (especially as I didn't use the conditioner) but I was pleasantly surprised.
I found the shampoo to work really well, it was easy to brush my hair afterwards and it really did leave my hair feeling light. I also found it to make my fringe look a lot better and I could set it in place in the way that I wanted. I found my hair to look a little dull after it was washed but once it was dried fully it made a big difference. Although I will not use this shampoo all the time, it is definitely one I will purchase again as I liked using it and thought it gave good results. So for me it did the job, but for others they have had mixed opinions. I guess you would have to try it for yourself and see whether you prefer it. I can't fault it. My hair tends to like it.
Therefore it gets 5/5 stars from me.
Price wise, a quick look on superdrugs website tells me it is £1.99 for a 250ml bottle which is also a good price. I have been using the 75ml bottle and I think I got around 10 washes out of it, so it is good value for money.
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I first purchased this shampoo nearly a year ago during my mission to restore my bleached tresses to their former glory. Prior to the bleaching my hairdresser stripped the hair with a bleach bath in order to remove the dark hair colour, something which I would definately NOT recommend. It was a process which left my hair resemble straw, and also so porous that it never felt clean no matter how many times I washed it.
I purchased this product after reading an online blog post about how good it was, and while I was hoping for a miracle I was not expecting much from a hight street brand. I purchase the shampoo from various places, usually stockpiling it when the product is on offer. Typically it retails for about £4.50 for a very generous 500ml of shampoo, and can be purchased pretty much anywhere: Boots, Tesco, Superdrug etc.
The shampoo is a clear consistency and has no specific aroma; it is not unpleasant in any way but doesn't leave my hair smelling of anything in particular. The shampoo is contained in a clear container which means you can see how much product is left and has a fairly typical blue 'snap shut' lid which is easy to use and doesn't leak when travelling with it. The labelling is blue and pink and loodks very fresh and modern.
The shampoo itself is a clear gel like formulae which lathers really well with only a small amount. I used to wash my hair twice with my previous shampoo, but with the Pantenne aqua light I only need to wash it once which means the 500ml bottle lasts ages. From the first time I used the product I could see a clear difference in the condition of my hair. The Pantenne marketing states that the shampoo is designed to:
Helps nourish your fine hair with virtually no weight
Helps reinforce the structure of fine hair along each strand
Nourishes & helps fortify your hair against damage against styling & combing damage
Pantene Pro V Advanced Technology:
The Pantene Pro V light nourishing shampoo & conditioner system with micro fortifiers targets and helps reinforce the structure of fine hair, leaving virtually no weight.
I had watched the Pantenne advert where the models 'swish' their hair, but I definately did not expect my own hair to have the swish effect! As soon as I blowdried my hair it felt clean, light, refreshed and definately living up to the products claims. I tend to use this shampoo with either to matching conditioner, or a deep conditioner from another brand and it seems to work really well together.
I have read a lot of reviews on the shampoo and many people state that they don't see long term results from using the product, but for myself it has performed really well for over a year. I tend to vary using it with the Tresemme Natural range, so maybe because I alternate it with another product it doesn't seem to build up in my hair. I have very fine, thin hair which can become weighed down really easily, so for me the shampoo is really good.
I have used the shampoo for over a year and I don't see myself changing my shampoo any time soon. The main benefits for me is that it doesn't seem to build up in my hair or weigh it down, and it always makes it feel really clean. I genuinely can't think of any disadvantages of the product apart from the fact that I wish it was on offer more often!
This is a Shampoo that I use off and on. I do like it as it seems to work well on my hair, but sometimes I find if I use this for a lot of weeks in a row then it's sort of like this dries my Hair out - which seems a bit strange. I don't know if it is something else that seems to be drying my Hair out as I find this to be pretty softening all the time I use it..
Anyway onto the review.
I have always liked Pantene products. I especially like the scent of the range as it always smells clean and fresh and I like that you can smell this on your Hair after you have dried it. It's just a lovely scent.
I bought this a few weeks ago as Asda was selling the larger bottles of this for £2 which is a great deal. Normally the 200ml bottles cost around £2 and the 400ml bottles are around £3.80, so a little saving the larger the bottle that you buy.
The bottle for this is quite plain looking I feel and is just a simple rectangular shaped bottle with a simple label on the front and back. You can see the clear Gel through the bottle.
The Gel is quite thick and a little sized blob lathers up well. There is plenty of Foam and little bubbles from this and although I never Shampoo my Hair twice in the shower I feel that just the 1 Shampoo from this would be enough anyway as this seems to clean deep down. This Shampoo claims to be light in weight and to be honest I have never thought about the weight of a Haircare product, but this seems to be light (even though the Gel is thick if that makes sense).
When my Hair has been dried and even straightened I notice that my Hair is smooth and soft and has a nice shine to it. I wondered if my Hair would feel fly away, but it just felt nice. Also it looks nice and clean deep down too and although my hair is slightly Frizzy I didn't notice any Frizz like I normally do after using this Shampoo.
A really good Shampoo which gives a deep down clean and freshens my Hair up too.
As I enjoy trying and testing out new products, particularly toiletries and make-up, I was delighted when a few months ago I receive two 75 ml travel sized bottles of Pantene's Pro-V Aqua Light Shampoo and Conditioner, which are manufactured by Proctor and Gamble. I have had considerable experience with using both products with this review discussing the lightweight moisturising shampoo.
~~ APPEARANCE OF THE PRODUCT ~~
As this is a travel sized bottle as opposed to the full sized containing 400 ml I do not intend discussing the packaging other than the fact that it has an identical lid, which is easily opened and closed.
~~ USING THE SHAMPOO ~~
I would point out there that my hair is long and considerably thick and as a result, it is essential that I use high quality shampoos and conditioners as otherwise I am left with a tangled mess, which is impossible to manage. I was surprised when I dispensed a small amount of the good consistency product (around the size of a 10p piece) into my palm as I had expected it to be of a white appearance as opposed to a clear fairly thick gel. However, as I have since spotted the full sized version in the shops I am aware that it is contained within a transparent bottle, so the colour of the product is clearly visible.
I applied the gel shampoo to my dampened hair and was quite amazed at what little effort was needed in order to create a good lather. I have tried dozens upon dozens of different brands of shampoos over the years and this by far, provided the best lather. The aroma of the shampoo is simply stunning although I am struggling to detect a specific fragrance. The only words I can use are clean, fresh and suitable for both men and women.
It is very rare that I use a second application of shampoo, particularly as I wash my hair every other day, so a single shampoo is sufficient. I am able to massage the product into my entire head of hair from root to tip and it easily rinses away without leaving any heaviness or sticky residue. Pantene claim the shampoo is "virtually no weight" and I have to agree with this statement although many of my shampoos could be described in the identical manner.
I feel that the product is extremely effective at removing any grease or grime and is tough enough with tackling my hair spray and mousse. It is impossible for me to solely use shampoo, particularly as my hair is so long, but for the purpose of thoroughly reviewing the product I omitted conditioner during my initial use of the shampoo. Unfortunately, just as I suspected, my hair was extremely difficult to brush without pulling it out at the roots, so it was necessary to apply the matching conditioner with its' identical fragrance. However, the only disappointment for me is that the gorgeous aroma did not linger for very long, but I was pleased with the silky soft feeling it gave to my hair.
I was really pleased with the high quality results delivered by this shampoo and when I finish using my current supply belonging to various other brands I will be purchasing the full sized version. Consequently, Pantene Pro-V Aqua Light shampoo receives 5 stars from me together with my full recommendation. I did not feel it appropriate to remove a star due to the aroma not lingering on my hair, as the superb benefits far outweigh this one grumble of mine.
~~ INGREDIENTS AND OTHER INFORMATION ~~
There is a lengthy list of ingredients contained on the reverse of the bottle, which for obvious reasons I do not intend copying into my review. The shampoo should be used within 12 months of opening and the bottle can be recycled once empty.
~~ PRICE AND AVAILABILITY ~~
Pantene Pro-V Aqua Light Shampoo is widely available and at the time of writing you can purchase a 250 ml bottle from Tesco for £2.
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This Pantene shampoo was another product I bought from Boots whilst on a recent break with my man, and we were looking for a shampoo which we could both use and then take back home with us. This one appealed because it wasn't gender-specific (he's a bit funny about pink things, or things that smell too "girly"), and as I usually use Pantene products, price permitting, we gave it a try.
We paid about £2.60 for a 250ml bottle, which is a bit more than we'd usually pay but the shop was getting expensive and I didn't want to spend more and stock up on the BOGOF offers when we didn't really need them. It was one of the cheapest on the shelf incidentally, but seemed expensive because I usually buy shampoo and conditioner together on offer.
The packaging is a plastic see-through bottle, with blue/green (i.e.aqua coloured!) lid and writing. It's quite classy looking actually and as mentioned before isn't really gender-specific so is useful if you're looking for a shampoo to put in the shower for the whole family to use.
The shampoo itself is clear, and smells fresh and 'clean', not of anything specific though. It lathers up really well and you only need a little to get a good lather going. I found it easy to rinse through my hair, and it felt really clean after using it.
The names of shampoos these days do make me chuckle, they all try and outdo each other by using technical terms for what is essentially the same product in slightly different forms. This aqualight shampoo gets its name because it is specially formulated with highly water-soluble Clean Rinse Technology, which is supposed to rinse away and leave less residue in your hair. The fact they make this claim makes me wonder about the effectiveness of other Pantene products but I pay little attention to the various claims these companies make to be honest.
Once I'd dried my hair, it felt fresh and clean, but no more so than other shampoos I use. I think the very least you can expect a shampoo to do is clean your hair, regardless of whatever other benefits are promised. I think my hair is too frizzy for this kind of general shampoo and I felt that my hair was a big frizzy mess for the rest of the day! Admittedly I didn't use the conditioner afterwards, but I could potentially get away with this with some shampoos.
The conditioner is also available in this range, if residue from conditioners is an issue anyone actually thinks needs addressing. Personally, I'm not sure there's the need for quite so many different shampoo products on the market all making amazing claims to transform your hair. This product falls under that "unnecessary beauty product" category for me unfortunately.
i liked this shampoo when it first came out when my hair was natural and long. it made my hair really feel light fresh and bouncy and helped with my hair which tends to get greasy quite quick. but recently trying it on my dyed red hair i found it left my hair dull and stripped it of its bright redness and also made my hair even more greasier within a day of using it and it didnt feel light and bouncy like before instead it went quite flat. i do like how it washes out quickly as aposed to standing there trying to get all the suds out of your hair with other shampoos.
Now, I bought this upon a recommendation from a beauty blog which I read. I managed to buy it using my boots points (yay) but even so it is really cheap at about £2.50. I wanted a shampoo which would make my hair look fresh and healthy without weighing it down. Now I was quite dubious at first because I have quite fine hair with a fringe, so I didn't want it to become too 'flyaway' so that I was unable to style it.
Firstly I approve of the packaging as it would look quite nice in the bathroom, secondly it has a nice smell (smells very fresh and clean - as a shampoo should smell like IMO).
The actual product works very well for my hair. From the moment I used it I loved it, I let my hair dry naturally after using it and for once doesn't look like a frizzy birds nest when dry... I admit that I still have to use my straighteners/curlers on it afterwards to make myself look groomed, but my hair is much more manageable after washing with this shampoo. Once I style my hair as normal my hair looks and smells so healthy and yes very LIGHT, I feel like I have Jennifer Aniston hair (lol) the way it swishes about without making it look too fine.
The only negative I can think of is that this is a shampoo which is so heavily made up of chemicals, if you have a sensitive scalp you may not wish to try it. I have only used the product about 5 times, and I will keep using it if it continues to have the 'aqua light' effect. I recommend this shampoo!! 5*
I'm not the biggest boffin on shampoo and generally I don't mind which I use as having short hair makes washing my hair quite easy and differences in shampoo aren't that noticeable. As my girlfriend didn't like this shampoo for some reason, I decided to use it as I needed some shampoo. The shampoo is by Pantene Pro-V and is there "Aqua Light" shampoo that is lightweight and nourishing.
--- The Bottle ---
The 500ml of shampoo comes in a tall and sleek looking bottle that is designed to show how clear the shampoo is. The bottle itself is made of a clear plastic and it has a aqua blue flip cap on the top that I find is very easy to open but also provides a very firm and secure fit to the bottle. The bottle is quite big at 22cm x 8cm x 5cm, so if you wanted to put it in a toiletry bag when going away, it would not be the most suitable.
On the front there is a very plain and simple label that has the Pantene logo, the product name and a small graphic that looks like water. The rear has a large white label that contains a lot of information about the shampoo and its designated usage.
--- The Shampoo ---
According to the label, the shampoo is for people with heavy feeling hair who want hair that feels much lighter. Having short hair, this isn't really as much of a problem for me as I don't really notice a difference in the weight of my hair. However as my girlfriend has much longer hair than me, I can only assume she didn't like it as it didn't do what it said it would do, or it didn't wash very well.
When I wash my hair with it, I find that it feels a bit different to other shampoos. It's hard to describe the difference but there is a definite difference compared to other leading brands. The shampoo is clear in colour which is quite strange compared to the coloured opaque shampoo that I usually use. When it is rubbed into my hair, I find that it lathers up quite well and a reasonably small amount can cover and wash a large area.
The shampoo has a slight scent to it which is quite strong and slightly reminds me of the seaside. I'm not sure if this is a deliberate scent or is just the natural fragrance of the shampoo, nevertheless, it is quite nice.
Once lathered up, the shampoo is quite easy to wash out of your hair as it comes out quite easily under running water. This is good as it doesn't leave any soapy residues once you get out and dry off. Once dry there is no noticeable scent to my hair, however it does feel clean.
I have been using this bottle for a couple of weeks now and there is still three quarters of it left. This is great longevity considering I started using it when it had already been used.
--- Where To Buy ---
I have seen this shampoo in most major supermarkets and chemists for all about the same price. In my local Sainsburys they sell it for £3.97 per bottle, which in my opinion is quite a lot for shampoo. You can also get a conditioner to go with this shampoo which is also £3.97 for 400ml. You can also buy the shampoo and conditioner in 250ml/200ml bottles for half the price.
Also in the Aqua Light range there is an Intense Nourishing Treatment and an Intensive Vitality Shake.
--- The Verdict ---
Would I buy it again? No. This is because I don't think I can personally justify the high price for a shampoo that is designed for longer, more demanding hair. By having short hair, I don't need to spend as much on these specialist shampoos to keep my hair clean and tidy. However if I did have longer hair then I would probably pay a bit more for good quality shampoo as damaged hair is more noticeable in longer hair.
I am going to give this 4/5 as I find the cost is a little steep, but for the right person with the right hair type, I think it could prove to be a very effective shampoo.
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While I don't have super super greasy hair, I have to wash it everyday to stop it from becoming greasy, and so I am always on the lookout for shampoos that will finally mean I can have a lie-in in the morning instead of having to wash and dry my hair! However, although I had high hopes for Pantene's Aqua Light shampoo, I was very disappointed.
The shampoo comes in the form of a clear liquid, which I liked as I always feel that creamy formulas leave residue in my hair that is difficult to wash out and weighs it down. It happened to be on 'buy one get one free' in Tescos when I bought it, so I bought the Aqua Light Conditioner at the same time, and tested them out together for a few days.
Now, according to Pantene's website, the shampoo 'cleanses from root to tip rinsing off in seconds. Free of silicone and other heavy ingredients, it nourishes hair leaving a fresh, clean and light feeling'. As I mentioned previously, I had high hopes for this shampoo as I like my hair to feel clean, not weighed down. However, a few hours after using the shampoo and conditioner together for the first time, I noticed that my hair felt greasy, almost as though I'd gone a few days without washing my hair.
Thinking that perhaps I hadn't washed the products out of my hair properly I used the products again the following morning, but again my hair felt greasy, heavy and unclean. I gave it another try on a third consecutive day, but when I had to re-wash my hair just three or four hours later (with a different shampoo I hasten to add!), I gave up. I hate to waste things but that shampoo went straight into the bin.
Unfortunately, I need to wash my hair every day. I am aware that this is not very good for my hair but it is the only way in which I can deal with it greasiness. I tend to choose trusted, well-known brand even though they may be more expensive than the supermarket alternative so Pantene Aqua Light Shampoo seemed like an obvious choice for my type of hair.
It comes in 500ml big transparent bottle with a blue-ish lid at the top - simple but clearly labelled (with the name at the front and further information at the back). The shampoo itself is see-through. I adore the scent of this shampoo - it is mild, fresh and a bit fruity. It stays on my hair for quite a long time - I can certainly scent it throughout the day if I wash my hair in the morning.
The shampo has a reasonably thick texture - meaning that I don't really need much of it to lather up and wash my hair. It produces a lot of foam really quickly and cleanses well. I can agree that it is a light shampoo - it doesn't make my hair feel heavy or weighed down. It washes away very easily, leaving my hair feeling light and clean.
Unfortunately, it did not help with the greasiness of my hair - I still need to wash it every day. I don't feel my hair has been particularly nourished either (what is promised by the producer) but I don't really expect it from a shampoo. It certainly doesn't dry my hair out or make it feel stiff or 'rough' (like some other shampoos did) but makes it quite soft and pleasant to touch.
A bottle of this shampoo costs approximately £2.50 for 250ml bottle and around £4.50 for twice as much which I think it is quite reasonable, especially that due to its gel-like texture it goes quite a long way. It can be bought from most of the supermarkets, Boots and Superdrug.
Overall, it is a good shampoo for everyday use though it doesn't really have the 'wow' factor for me.
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Recently I got a sample bottle of this Pantene Pro V Aqua Light through the post, and although I am not a fan of Pantene products in general, I was willing to give it a go, as I have a little rotational system for my shampoo's, and I knew that even if I didn't like it, my husband would use it as long as it was shampoo! My little sample bottle varies slightly from the main shampoo bottle from Pantene in that my bottle is white in colour, compared to the see through clear bottle of the main full size bottle, which usually retails at around £2 for the 250ml bottle.
Pantene have several products within this 'aqua light' range all of which claim not to weigh your hair down, and create an almost weigthlessness to your hair. THeir range includes shampoo, conditioner (which I also received as a sample), a nourishing mist spray and a nourishing treatment. THe colours that are used in the packaging is the aqua blue/turquoise colour, are attractice and aim to reflect that 'aqua' element.
On the front of the my sample bottle, it states that this is a 'lightweight nourishing shampoo'. I don't have any other information about the shampoo on my bottle, but from research this product claims to offer the weightlessness due to it lack of 'silicone and heavy ingredients' IT is meant to nourish hair leaving it feeling clean from root to tip.
I have to say, that having hair that feels light and weightless is not something that has ever been an issue for me, who has fine fly away hair. For those with thick long hair, there is possibly that element of heaviness that they will appreciate a product like this to help with. I nearly always go for volumising shampoo's in order to make my hair look fulller, so again I would have been unlikely to have lifted this product off the shelf given its main selling property is its offer of being lightweight and nourishing.
I have used this several times on my hair, and my sample bottle is nearly done now, and I have to say, that compared to other Pantene products that I havn't liked before, this isn't a bad shampoo. No, it does nothing for my volume, but then it doesn't claim to, but it does leave my hair feeling clean, smooth and silky. I can't really comment on the whole weightless thing as I don't really notice any difference in that regards, and I don't think I would given the thickness of my hair to begin with. I don't think I would purchase this product however, as it is more important to me to have volumising properties in a shampoo, but if you have thick long hair, then you may find this a suitable product. I am happy to finish the sample bottle, as I am happy with the condition that is leaves my hair.