“ Brand: Pantene / Type: Hair Shampoo „
When you use a lot of products on your hair such as mousse, wax, serum and hairspray there can become a build- up which can make the hair appear lifeless, flat and looking greasy. It is important to use a good clarifying shampoo to remove the build-up giving hair back its volume and shine. I don't tent to use too many products on my hair but I do use a lot of treatments which include thick masks and hot oils and they can sometimes leave the hair looking a bit lack lustre. I saw the Pantene clarifying shampoo in the pound shop so I gave it a go.
The bottle I have comes in a blue coloured see through bottle which has a push lid at the top. The lid can be a nightmare to get opened especially if you have false nails on as it is quite stiff and once your hands are wet it can be even worse. The packaging is pretty basic but it gives the idea of clean and pure which is exactly how this shampoo should be portrayed.
The shampoo is designed too completely remove build up and impurities to leave the hair looking extremely clean and healthy looking. It will revitalise and add volume to hair. You simply wet the hair and lather in some of the clear liquid (only a small amount is needed as it really lathers well) once the hair has been coated you can rise well and apply a conditioner as you generally would.
This shampoo is ideal and does exactly what it says, it deeply cleanses the hair and after just one application you can see and feel that the hair is cleaner and weightless. Because this shampoo is so light you could use it on a daily basis however I stick to about once a week as I like to keep with a moisturising one the majority of the time. I have used this product on my daughter's hair too and although she never has products on her hair it is extremely clean and super shiny and stays that way longer than regular shampoo. I would definitely recommend this shampoo for people who have normal condition hair with a bit of product build up.
When I find a hair care product I like I tend to stick with it, and Pantene Clarifying Shampoo, although not a new product, is still a firm favourite. Here's a bit about why...
My hair is what you would call high maintenance - naturally curly I like to wear it straight, however this takes effort and products!! I use serum, hairspray and finishing spray on a daily basis, all of which work wonders in taming my hair but have the negative effect of leaving a build up.
This is where clarifying shampoo is THE product because it gets rid of all the residue your hair accumulates due to the use of these styling products.
You know when you wash your hair and its so clean it squeaks? That's how it feels after one wash with this shampoo.
I struggle to find this in shops these days, and I wondered whether it has been replaced by their Ice Shine shampoo which also removes the greasy build up from styling products. I had a look on their website and both are featured so I suppose that means its still available. To be honest I have used both and find the results exactly the same.
It comes in two sizes: 200ml (about £1.90) and 400ml (about £3.15). Sometimes they have offers on which are always worth it but seeing as its priced fairly reasonably its not too bad when purchased offer free.
A 400ml bottle can easily last me a couple of months maybe a bit longer (based on long hair washed three times a week).
The packaging is nothing fancy but then it never is with Pantene. Its a clear plastic bottle with a white plastic flip lid. It's not exactly going to make your bathroom look sexy but it makes my hair super shiny and that's good enough for me!
Summary: a shampoo that can make a real difference to the look and feel of your hair, particularly if you are a product user. Reasonably priced for maximum results - use it if you want super shiny hair that feels that extra bit clean.
I'm one of those guys that pretty much neccesitates some form of hair modelling product (such as gel or holding wax) to keep my hair reasonably together throughout the day - believe me I've tried living without it, and it's not all that pretty a sight! Clearly, using such thick and, lets face it, rather greasy products on a daily basis doesn't leave the hair in particularly great shape.
Many shampoos that I have tried have often turned into something of a disaster, reacting with the wax rather than being able to remove it from my mop-on-the-top, and eventually I settled on Daily Clarifying Shampoo. As claimed by the manufacturer, it really does do a great job at effortlessly removing the residues from the hair, and also at the same time giving it a decent clean that I've struggled to achieve with other brands.
The shampoo is sold in rather stylish translucent blue bottles with dark blue tops, and can be bought in 200 ml and 400 ml bottles. I recommend the latter for lastability, whilst the former is an ideal size to take when travelling away as it's obviously much smaller and lighter.
It's very easy to use, as shampoos tend to be, and I find it only takes a relatively small splodge to give a decent clean - so even with daily usage, the 400 ml bottle can last for ages. You will probably need to use a larger splodge though if you have longer hair.
The main drawback is that this shampoo is becoming increasingly more difficult to get hold of - I used to have no problem finding this in supermarkets, and other stores such as Boots'; more recently it's only been in Boots' that I've been able to find it, and now it seems even they are beginning to not stock it, in favour of 'Ice Shine' sold in very similar bottles, which isn't the same and so it's a great shame for all guys out there with hair like mine.
In conclusion, this is a great hair cleaning product for those who frequently use gel, wax and other hair modelling products, although be prepared that it may be becoming much harder to find on the high street in modern times.
Pantene Pro V Clarifying Shampoo
Do you have: Great hair that suffers from everyday build up and styling residue?
But you want: Incredibly clean and healthy looking hair.
This is a cleansing Shampoo that cleans your hair from root to tip by removing grease and build up from styling products and everyday pollutants to leave the hair clean and healthy.
I use this Shampoo about once a month to give my hair a through clean.
I don't use any products on my hair because I don't really need to.
I only use a small amount of this and it lathers up really well and washes out easily .
This isn't the sort of shampoo I would use daily unless I was either using a lot of products and it really needed it or I had a job in a dusty environment.
For example I used to work in a food factory and my hair would smell of chip fat at the end of the day and using this before my normal shampoo and conditioner really removed the smell of it, I always shampoo twice then condition I just feel it cleans my hair better a bit like removing make up before you cleanse.
I'm quite happy with my regular shampoo and conditioner but using this shampoo once a month means I don't get that feeling of needing to change my shampoo and conditioner because all of a sudden it just seems to stop working instead it help's them keep working.
After washing my hair it feels nice and soft, I would never use this without using a conditioner though.
I tend to use this shampoo when I don't really want to style my hair like during the week when I don't really go out because it does leave my hair really soft so for someone with fine hair it might go a bit to soft that you can't style it.
I probably wouldn't recommend this for daily use as I would think it would be to drying for long term use like that.
This is definitely best for giving your hair a deep down clean 1 to 4 times a month to get rid of product and daily grime that can build up, I think this is the best way to help your other shampoo's and conditioner's work better and to keep working.
Aqua, sodium laureth sulphate, sodium lauryl sulphate, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium chloride, citric acid, sodium citrate, sodium xylenesulfonate, cocamide mea, parfum, sodium benzonate, tetrasodium edta, panthenol, panthenyl ethyl ether, benzyl alcohol, sodium diethylenetriamine, pentamenthylene, phosphonatte, lysine hci, linalool, epidotic acid, menthyl throsinate hci, limonene, histidine, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone
You'll find the Pantene range in most shop's but I find not all of them stock this one, It cost's about £1.79 for a 200ml bottle and £2.87 for a 400 ml bottle.
I have used this shampoo for a year now, i thought it was amazing, it did clean my hair very well, making it less greasy. I have to wash my hair every day. Now i have stopped using it, after speaking to 2 different hairdressers. They both told me to stay away from pantene, it coats the hair, and damages it. Making it less healthy. I have very long dyed blonde hair, and have found its more damaged and doesnt seem to be in as good condition as it used to be. it also tangles my hair.
Don't use this shampoo.
Having the kind of hair that needs washing every 12 hours, it's safe to say that I've tried nearly every type of shampoo ever evented in the last ten years and have become some kind of expert by default because of this. Now, I have extremely annoying hair that gets greasy very quickly, a problem that I've had since hitting the teen years. At first I was just using whatever was in the bathroom cabinet, but soon moved on to the likes of the original Fruitus range when that first came out. This worked well for about a year until the build up continued to get worst. Next I tried the Fruitus for Greasy hair, then Neutrogena Clean and Clear, then Sunsilk, then back to the Neutrogena, then to Garnier for greasy hair....the list goes on and on, until I discovered the Pantene range. I first noticed this product on the telly on night with its rather appealing advert (don't say that television advertising doesn't work). The thing that caught my eye was the fact that the shampoo is clear, and in my experience, clear shampoos' work better than the cream or white coloured one (this is just probably me). I didn't think much of it until I was in Tesco one day looking for some toiletries that I noticed it. There are two sizes, the larger 400ml and the smaller 250ml. I quickly snapped up the smaller bottle for about £1.50 as I only wanted to try it, and if it didn't work then I wouldn't be left with loads of unwanted shampoo. :::: The Look :::: This shampoo is called Pantene Pro-V Clarifying Shampoo. It comes in a transparent, tall bottle which has the slightest of blue hues about it. This means that you can see through the shampoo (as mentioned this is also clear) and see how much is left. The lid is made of white plastic which has a little metallic glow about it. The top of the lid is flat and has a grey, thin band around the top. In the centre of the lid is the Pro-V logo embossed into the plastic. The label at the fro
nt is very plain and simple. Made of clear plastic with the products name, claims (Pure, natural shine. Removes daily impurities & build-up for normal to greasy hair) and a small Pro-V logo. The design is very pleasing to the eye as it isn't cluttered and is straight to the point. The back of the bottle is a little more detailed. The label is silver instead of clear which is better to see all the information. At the top is the now classic Pantene user guide. On all its hair care products Pantene has printed A 'You Have' and 'You Want' statement which is ideal to find out what product you want. In this case it has You have: Hair that suffers from everyday build up or styling residues. You want: Everyday completely clean and health looking hair. Under this is two little diagrams on how the Pro-V (vitamin) technology works by nourishing from the root to the tip of the hair (honestly, I don?t work for them; I?m just reading this off the bottle!). Under this are the usual directions for use, customer care phone numbers, web address and ingredients. :::: Using it :::: The first time I used this was a real eye opener. Once my hair was dry it felt so light and clean. Depending on the length of your hair, the amount that you use varies. I have long hair which means that I need to use about two 'fifty pence piece' worth. It foams up really well into a healthy lather that covers the whole of my hair. Now, the good thing that I've found is that when rinsing, the bubbles are really easy to get rid of and do dissipate easily even if you do rinse in the bath. Unlike other shampoos, I don't feel like I need to spend ages continually rinsing and rinsing. :::: Anything Else? :::: My hair really does feel cleaner and clearer (cliché I know) after use, and even after four months of use, it still seems to do wonders for my hair, by cleaning thoroughly. Unlike other shampoo's that
I've tried, this one hasn't started to leave residue yet, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed. However, saying this I do have to admit to the use of Pantene Classic Care conditioner (A separate review is worthy of this I think), due to my hair getting too long and becoming easily knotted. I do believe that this Clarifying Shampoo has a sister conditioner especially designed for people who suffer from build up, but I have yet to find this in my usual supermarket, and keep forgetting to look for it when out elsewhere. Saying this though, I do believe that something like conditioner is needed, even for the greasiest of hair as this shampoo does seem to strip the hair after continued use. Even using conditioner just once a week, only on the ends of your locks should prevent this and keep your hair silkly smooth. Now the boring stuff. This product can be found in nearly every shop, supermarket etc... Its price does vary shop from shop, but I found the 400ml bottle in Tesco for £2.68. But, I got it on offer of two for £4, buying the shampoo and the conditioner. It's really good value for money even if it isn't on offer as it works properly every time it's used and you do get 400ml in the larger size. Also having two sizes is a blessing as it means that you can get a small one for travelling or if you only want to try it out, while the larger one is great for value for money and lasts a bloody long time. The shape of the lid also means that when on the last drop, you can stand it upside down to drain it completely. This may seem like a silly thing, but think of the times when you've had to balance a bottle up against the bathroom wall. :::: Conclusion :::: If like me you suffer from the somewhat embarrassing problem of greasy hair, or are a hairstyling product addict, I would strongly suggest that you use this shampoo to rid yourself of all the hair nasties. Its average priced for a shampoo, comes it two very useful s
izes, has a flat lid for tight people like me and actually does what it claims to do, what more could you want?
I found this shampoo as I scouted a local pound shop for bargains. This particular bottle was intended for the Belgian market so please excuse any anomalies within my review but I?m sure the British version is exactly the same. ------------------- THE PRODUCT ------------------------ "Pure shine reflects pure beauty. Give your hair a breather with Purity Clarifying Shampoo. This clear, lightweight shampoo cleanses to rejuvenate and renew your hair's natural state of mind with a Pro-Vitamin formula. Our ultimate in deep cleansing, Purity Clarifying Shampoo releases each strand from the after-effects of daily styling that weigh your hair down. After using the clarifying formula you can build style on a refreshed foundation. This special formula invigorates your hair down to its roots by removing residue and build-up caused by daily styling products. The healthy cleansing Pro-Vitamin formula reveals your hair's true shine from roots to ends. Pure, clean hair provides you with a healthy start for great style. Gentle enough to use every day and on permed or colour treated hair."[taken from www.pantene.com] Basically, Pantene Pro-V Purity Clarifying Shampoo is designed to simply and effectively remove styling product build-up and other residues many other shampoos leave behind. This prepares the hair for best styling results. ------------------------------ PACKAGING AND PRICE --------------------------------------- The shampoo comes in a clear, plastic cylindrical bottle, resembling those found in professional salons. It has a pale blue tint to the plastic that makes it look sleek, classy and modern in design. As I mentioned earlier, I was shopping in a pound shop so this product definitely stood out form the rest and I hoped it would make a tasteful addition to my bathroom cabinet. The bottle also has a flip-top for easier one-handed use in the shower. As the bottle ge
ts close to becoming empty, simply allow it to rest upside-down in the shower for easier retrieval the next time this product is used. As for price - surprisingly enough, the pound shop only charged me (you've guessed it!) £1 for a 200 ml bottle. I've been carrying out a price comparison on the web and it would appear the larger 400 ml bottle normally retails for about £2.99. ------------------ Ingredients ------------------ Water, ammonium laureth sulfate, ammonium lauryl sulfate, citric acid, sodium citrate didydrate, cocamide MEA, fragrance, sodium chloride, ammonium xylenesulfonate, disodium EDTA, panthenol, panthenyl ethyl ether, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone. ----------------------------- Directions for use ----------------------- "Apply the purely clear formula to wet hair, massaging scalp with fingertips in a rotating motion. Work lather through to ends. Rinse thoroughly, and repeat if desired. For best results, follow with the Pantene Pro-V Conditioner that's right for you." [again, as directed by www.pantene.com] ----------------------------- The Pantene experience ----------------------------- The shampoo is clear and so instantly gives the impression that it will purify your hair effectively. It has a slightly thicker consistency than other shampoos - verging on gel like - but I found this helped in that it stopped you from dispensing too much of the product. The shampoo is lightly scented. The smell is a combination of fruit and summer flowers. It?s quite zesty but not at all overpowering. The shampoo lathers well and so only a small amount is required and it rinsed easily. I have naturally curly hair so I followed this with some conditioner to leave my hair manageable. I personally wouldn't have thought this product could be used without conditioner as my hair wasn't entirely tangle free after washing.
My hair felt literally squeaky clean when I'd finished washing it. As I rinsed away the last traces of the shampoo I felt like I was really washing away all traces of the styling products I have to use on a daily basis. My hair felt really good. It was manageable and it actually looked healthy rather than limp and lifeless. As I said, this shampoo on it's own won't leave your hair manageable but instead it dose exactly what it says on the bottle - leaving it healthy, clean and free of residue. This really is an outstanding shampoo and I would recommend it for all hair types. If you do have 'problem' hair, a suitable conditioner can then be used to tame your now gorgeous locks!
As you might have been able to tell, I have found my long lost inspiration; boy was it barren for a while back there! Boy did I miss you lot!! I hope to be round at least a couple of times a week now, at least until the festive preparations threaten to swamp me!! Anyway back with a bang I decided to do an op on my second favourite subject, and totally calorie free, shampoo! I discovered this particular one quite by accident. For once I wasn’t scouring the shelves for new hair care products, I had done all my shopping and was heading for the checkouts when I passed by the reduced goods aisle. Well it’s not really a whole aisle, what a treat that would be! But the very end section of a long one! Amongst the dented tins of venison soup (yuk!) and squashed cartons of baby food (no ta!) there lies this particular bottle of shampoo. I had never seen anything looking quite like this and that was what drew my eye to it. It is a long transparent bottle filled with clear viscous liquid with a white cap and very scant writing on it. Very ‘minimalistic’ looking it was, quite unlike my usual thing. I don’t do minimalism, I wish I did, but I can’t! Oh and it had a dented bottom too which made me feel quite sorry for it! It doesn’t say anything on the bottle about what type of hair it would be suitable for, which is the first thing I always check out. No point in getting a ‘drying’ out greasy shampoo for my parched locks! What it did say on the reverse of the bottle was that it, “removes impurities and styling residues,” I use a lot of them as you know! That sold it to me, that and the fact that over £2 was knocked off the price. It cost me £1.79, so I gather it retails for just under £4 normally. I checked it all over carefully to make sure that its dented bum hadn’t sprung a leak, can’t be having frothy c
arrots y’know! And then popped it very gently into my trolley. It had obviously already been through a fair amount of trauma and I wasn’t about to add to its discomfort. I mean how would you want to be treated if you had a dented derriere? Naturally I had to check it out the very same evening. First off I expect you will want to know what it smells like, bearing in mind that once before when I tried a new shampoo it was the Aussie stuff and smelled liked germolene! Well this doesn’t! It smells kind of fruity really but not a fruit you can put a name to! Just a fresh, fruity pleasant kind of smell, will that do you? It is much the same consistency as many other shampoos so I don’t think I will go into any more details about that!! Interesting as that may have been!!! It lathered up beautifully, I only needed to use a little. The biggest difference between this and my usual brand though was the range of notes I could play on my hair, must have been at least two octaves! After I’d managed “The flight of the bumblebee” I achieved a pretty passable rendition of “The Dambusters” too!! I have never known my hair to be as squeaky clean as it was with this stuff. Although to be fair ‘squeaky’ is a very iniquitous adjective to use (guess who’s been using her synonym facility again!!), ‘melodiously’ clean hair is more in keeping methinks! I was impressed! It rinsed off well too and a small dollop of conditioner to follow left my crowning glory feeling extremely smug! I usually allow my hair to dry naturally and all I put on after this was a little John Frieda Frizz Ease, as in my usual routine. The following morning my hair felt, well, luxuriant to put a finer point on it! It looked pretty damn good too, even if I do say so myself! Well I do:o)!! I am very much impressed (Oh I said that a
t the start of the last paragraph too!) by this product. It certainly does do a fine job of removing styling products, which suits me fine ‘cos once they have done their job then I am more than happy for them to be removed! And there was I thinking that ‘clarifying’ was some king of cookery term? As in ‘clarified butter? Ah well not all that far from food after all eh?! There is a long long list of ingredients (much like a recipe too!) but I am not going to go into all that, if you really want to know drop me a note in the comments section and I will reply. Pantene is made by Proctor and Gamble, and the web site address for all those interested is: www. pantene.com. I shall very definitely keep an eye out for this in future although I think this bottle is going to last me quite some time, it is 400mls. I shall most likely also try the conditioners from this range too. Who knows in time I might be adding to my repertoire and tunes such as “Fleur De Lys” and “Swan Lake” may emanate forth from my lil’ ol’ Scatty bathroom! Have a good Sunday!! Kazz xx
Firstly I am writing as a hairdresser, about the new range as of March 2001. As some people have said, Pantene has a really bad reputation amongst hairdressers. This was mainly the old range and possibly now the rest of the range other than this one. Pantene and all shampoos (especcially ones to add body) coat the hair to some extent which is why you need to change shampoos a lot and use a claryifying shampoo every 2 weeks or so. This shampoo is clear, lathers and rinses well and doesn't leave the hair feeling stripped and dry unlike some others. Pantenes new range seem much improved, although I do have a very allergic scalp and this did set it off at first, but is fine after a few weeks. The smell has also got better along with the stylish packaging. I have tried a lot of expensive shampoos and have found that they are all pretty much the same (chemically too!) but this does seem to stop my hair being like an oil slick quite so soon! Beware of using normal Pantene products before having any Salon services such as perms as they used to make a nightmare barrier on the hair if used for a long time.
I have long thick hair that doesn't really like being out in the wind (let me rephrase that: I hate brushing out the tangles) so I tend to put it up quite a lot. Because of this, I am guilty of overusing hairspray, and as all women know, hairspray leaves behind a residue that makes your hair feel horrible. After Pantene redesigned all their products, I caught sight of their Clarifying Shampoo in the shops. The bottle says "removes residues to revive hair" and it really isn't just some line thrown to you to make you buy the product. The shampoo actually does remove residue left by styling products and it makes your hair feel normal again. The real reason why I'm using the shampoo now is that it's one of the few I'm not allergic to. There is some chemical in the other Pantene shampoos that I'm allergic to, and for some reason, it's not in this one. Having been forced to avoid all Pantene products in the past, it's nice to be able to use one again. Pantene Pro-V Clarifying Shampoo leaves all hair feeling silky, looking shiny and smelling great. I'd recommend it to anyone, especially those who have had problems in the past trying to find the right shampoo.
My hair is extremely thick and long and so a good shampoo is essential. After testing many different shampoos Pantene is top of the range. It leaves my hair feeling silky soft and looking sleek and smooth. It’s easy to use just lather and rinse, then repeat if required. Can’t be any simpler than that! It is also great as you can get extra big bottles for long hair which is excellent valure for money or tiny bottles for when you go on holiday! This is just one of the many products in the Pantene range. You can visit the Pantene Website or free phone them at www.Pantene.com. Or call 0800 0283578 It does not only leave your hair looking glossy, it smells devine too!!
My mother has fine fly away grey hair,to make it appear thicker she uses a lot of mousse and hairspray on it. So far she has'nt found a suitable shampoo which removes all the residue left from using a lot of hairspray on her hair. Her friend told her to try Pantene Pro V clarifying shampoo. She has tried it, and was really amazed at the results, her hair is beautifully clean and shiny, and best of all it took away all the residue left on her hair. She bought it from Boot's Chemist for only one pound sixty. She can't believe it after trying all kinds of shampoo she's found one that really works. She would recommend it to anyone who uses a lot of hairspray on their hair.
I loved Pantene, I had used it for ages, my sister kept saying don't use it, it isn't good for your hair, I didn't listen though, not until the hairdressers warned me off it too!. I had dry hair, I used pantene shampoo along with the conditioner too, my hair is very long and it left it easy to manage. I did notice after a few months that my hair became very stretchy, it felt weird like elastic, I thought no more until the hairdresser asked me what had I been using on my hair!!, when I told her Pantene she said "don't use it any more, it coats the shaft and changes the texture of the hair, once this has happened it takes ages for it to become right again, she said it also makes it very hard to cut it, as the hair becomes very stretchy!!. I took their advice as they are a good hairdressers and I have gone to them for years, my hair is back to normal now but I do know what she meant by changing the hair texture and coating it!, as I noticed this too. I have found something much better now
I have horid thin, greasey hair that’s as straight as the day in long. It has no natural body and seems to be forever limp. Although the problem isn’t solved it’s a lot better these days though thanks to Pantene. I use the bottle for greasy/fine hair and it really seems to work wonders not only giving my hair more body but also making it thicker. It also leaves it manageable with a lovely shine too. It only has a slight smell which I like, just a little bit fresh and the texture is nice and creamy mixing to a very good lather. My opinion of the conditioner is not as impressive though, I use only the tiniest amount on the ends of my hair but even that much seems to leave a film that makes it heavy and limp. Even when I try to rinse well, once it’s on it’s on to stay. Does work wonderful on the tangles but I’ve found it undoes everything the shampoo has achieved. A bottle lasts me forever because I use such a small amount but when this one runs out I will be trying a different option. If you have the same kind of hair as me then I wouldn’t bother with the conditioner but the shampoo is wonderful, I’ve tried brand after brand until Pantene came along and I wouldn’t change again.
I first noticed this product in my local Tesco's the other day and on first impressions loved the tall, clear salon style bottle and being a product junkie I just had to give it a go. It claims that it 'removes impurites and residue and contains pro-v B5 to nourish your hair'. Now I always use styling gel on my hair becasue basically it's flat and lifeless but I always find that products leave a residue on my hair and even after washing I'm left with a waxy residue. Also having long hair it tends to pick up tobacco smoke if I've been out for the evening so I need a product that really cleans and this product does just that and rids me of that nasty white residue. Previously I used Neutrogena but this product has the same effect but is lots cheaper. Pantene products just get better and better.
Removes residues to revive hair /