“ Brand: Pantene / Type: Conditioner „
I was really happy buying this product. After dying my hair blonde and returning to dark brown, I found my colour faded very quickly and left it in bad condition looking really dull!
I bought a few products to try to see which left my hair looking nice, with a nice shine and in good condition. I found this to be the best one I bought out of a few. The bottle is quite large and smells really nice. It lasts a long time and unlike similar products on the market, doesn't cost a fortune.
You can use this on a daily basis, I normally use this alongside the shampoo and find these really restore my shiny brunette colour.
Overall this is a really nice product, the bottle lasts a long time even on daily use. I find this a better and cheaper product than some of the leading brands out there, and well worth it's gold!
Although my favourite conditioner is John Frieda Brilliant Brunette, most of the time I'm too poor to buy it, so settle instead for Pantene Brunette Expressions - a slightly less effective but certainly cheaper version.
I use it in conjunction with the shampoo in the same range, as I think this gives the best results, however I have used the conditioner after a different shampoo before, and still noticed positive effects.
While this conditioner doesn't give quite the depth of colour that I notice when using John Frieda, it undeniably adds some gloss and sheen. My hair has been loosing some of its rich dark colouring as I've raced through my twenties, so I really notice anything that revitalises it. Although I don't think this product actually adds any colour, it's shiny boost helps to compensate for the colour-faded condition of my hair.
It contains fennel extract, so maybe this is an important ingredient for shiny-ness. Additionally there are 'prismatic shine enhancers' - whatever they may be!
The conditioner itself is a pale coffee colour, fairly thick and creamy, but easy to apply. It feels very nice to rub into your hair. You can rinse it out immediately, however I always find it beneficial to leave for a few minutes. After conditioning with this product my hair feel very sleek and clean and surprisingly untangled (my hair is quite thick and unruly). The conditioner is suitable for 'natural, colour-treated or high-lighted hair'.
Although the smell of the conditioner is not quite as lush as that of the Brilliant Brunette, it's certainly very pleasant, being sweet and perhaps a little fruity.
The bottle itself is quite attractive, and as it sits on its lid, the conditioner is always at the right end of the bottle when you come to use it.
At around £2.50 for a 300ml bottle it's not the cheapest conditioner on the market, but if your hair needs a little extra help then it's worth paying the extra for. There's also a good chance of seeing special offers, for example in conjunction with the accompanying shampoo.
I have just started using this conditioner along with the shampoo mainly because I was going away on training and found I had forgotten everything. So, Iran into the nearest shop and found this and the shampoo on a special offer...BARGAIN! I have always liked Pantene as a brand but have avoided color specific hair care products. I have found that this is different from other color specific hair care products because it doesn't discolor the hair instead it cleans it and enriches it showing the natural colors true vibrance rather than just coating it in henna which I find leaves the hair with less body and bounce. This product also has a really nice scent to it and kind of reminds me of cherries which I wasn't expecting from the product because of the color. Finally, it tackles the problem of usage by making the shampoo bigger than the conditioner so that you run out at the same time rather than having shelves of conditioner and no shampoo. Its a real life saver for dull and lank hair!
This is the best conditioner I've ever used. I was really loathe to try it as I've never got on with Pantene before, but the adverts looked so good and at £2.99 for a bottle the price was a lot cheaper than the John Frieda version I was using.
The conditioner itself is brown in colour and can stain your shower if you're not too careful! It doesn't have any particular smell to it. It has quite a thick consistency so it doesn't go everywhere when you squirt it out. I like the upside down style of the bottle as you don't have to shake the bottle vigorously to get the last drop out. You only need a small amount of the conditioner. My hair is quite long and I would use just one or two squirts. Apply it like any other conditioner, concentrating on the ends, leave on for a few minutes then rinse off.
I have very greasy hair and found that this conditioner made my hair soft, tangle-free and very shiny. It did seem to really enhance the colour of it. Best of all my hair was nice and bouncy and wasn't too greasy by the end of the day.
Unfortunately I've had to stop using this conditioner as I've now got red and blonde highlights in my hair. I've tried the Pantene version for highlighted hair but I didn't find it very good. I'm now on the search for a conditioner as good as this one which can be used for all hair colours. If you've got brown hair I'd recommend you give this conditioner a go as I really cannot fault it.
Not so long ago I wrote about the Pantene Colour Expressions shampoo and so I thought it only fair to tell you about the matching conditioner. Although I was very negative about the shampoo, I actually have much nicer things to say about the conditioner. Never before have I found a shampoo and conditioner that vary so wildly in results.
This particular conditioner is especially for brunette hair and it states that the fennel extracts it contains will give you 'glowing velvety brunette' hair. It can be used on either natural brunette hair or colour treated hair like mine.
In terms of packaging, the conditioner does lose out to the shampoo. Whereas the shampoo comes in a sleek cylindrical bottle, the conditioner is in more of a flat bottle (as you can see above) and just simply isn't as easy on the eye. Still, the bottle is functional, which is the important thing.
The conditioner is white in colour and has a pleasant smell. It's slightly fruity -although I couldn't put my finger on what it actually smells like. It has a fairly thick consistency and smoothes through my hair easily.
To use you simply just apply it from root to tip before rinsing. There is no need to leave this on the hair for a few minutes like other brands, so great if you're short on time. This rinses away easily, immediately leaving my long, thick hair feeling untangled and smooth.
Now I started using the matching shampoo with some of the last conditioner I was using previously to this one. The shampoo was not very good, but as soon as I started using this conditioner on my hair, it was suddenly transformed. This product left my hair incredibly soft and with a great healthy shine. It certainly made my brown hair look more vibrant and kept the colour looking strong as well as actually conditioning my hair.
A 250ml bottle of this costs £2.93 from Superdrug.
Overall, I have been very impressed with this conditioner, it's just a shame that the matching shampoo is not quite so good. This left my hair soft and shiny and made the colour look vibrant. I do prefer to use a matching shampoo and conditioner, but in this case I'd make an exception and buy this with a different brand of shampoo. Excellent!!