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I have, unfortunately, in the last year or so found myself getting some grey hairs. Rather annoying really as they started in my late 20's and my parents didn't have this problem until their 40's. In fact my Dad only started going grey in his 60's. Why couldn't I have inherited this from them instead of my poor eyesight, short height and chronic hayfever?! Anyway I decided to start colouring my hair to cover up the greys and wanted to make the colour last as long as possible, so changed my shampoo to one that was designed to protect coloured hair. Colouring can be a bit of a time-consuming task and if there's a way for me to do it less often then I'll try it! I'm not particularly loyal to any one brand, and all the major brands have a product suited to protecting coloured hair, so I usually just go with whatever is on offer. On a visit to Tesco a couple of months ago I spotted the Pantene Pro-V coloured hair shampoo, in an XL bottle on offer at just £2.95. This would potentially last me 3 months so represented excellent value for money, so it promptly made its way into my basket!
The packaging in the Pantene range has recently been redesigned and so the bottle looks different to the picture above. The shape has changed so that it is longer and slimmer. The bottle is still white but the label is now a blend of brown, purple, pink and white. The plastic is opaque, which means that you can't, unfortunately, see how much product you have used or how much remains. The shampoo is designed for coloured or highlighted hair and not only protects it, making the colour last for longer, but also adds volume. This is a perfect combination for me as my hair is quite fine and can look a bit limp at times. According to the details at the back of the bottle, the shampoo works by adding a protective layer to help seal in colour and also refreshes your hair's natural volume. It also helps protect coloured or highlighted hair against styling damage.
The bottle has a flip-open lid at the top through which the product is dispensed. To use I wet my hair in the shower before applying a 50p sized blob and massaging all over my head and strands. The shampoo lathers up nicely, producing plenty of bubbles. It also smells really pleasant - it has a scent that I would describe as quite sweet but also with a subtle tang. It's quite light and delicate and lingers for hours after hair has been washed. After rubbing for a couple of minutes I rinse off with warm water. The shampoo rinses out easily without requiring too much rubbing. My hair is left feeling clean and neither dry nor weighed down. It also has a healthy amount of volume which is great! I find some shampoos that claim to add volume can leave my hair feeling quite dry however I am pleased to report that this is not the case here. I also tend to wash my hair every couple of days and even on the second day my hair looks fresh with a healthy shine, rather than starting to go limp and greasy as I find with some shampoos.
In terms of the claim of protecting my colour, I think this does live up to it. I now only tend to colour my hair every 3 months or so, whereas with other shampoos this is usually around every 6 weeks or so. I don't tend to style my hair with straighteners or curlers very often so don't feel I can make a comment about its claim about protecting against styling damage. Overall I am really quite pleased with this shampoo from Pantene and would not hesitate to purchase again. Recommended!
Pantene shampoo for coloured hair is a great bargain shampoo.
It's available to buy from most health and beauty stores.
The shampoo is rich and creamy in consistency. It smells nice with a pleasant feminine scent. I have long hair and I use
around two ten pence piece sized blobs of this to cover the whole of my hair. The shampoo lathers up really well and it's
scent comes across as stronger once the shampoo has hit the water. The shampoo is so easy to wash with thanks to it's rich
lather. However it's also easy to rinse out and once rinsed out my hair feels super soft and glossy. I can wash my hair in
this without fear of my colour running out. The shampoo helps to lock in my colour reducing colour fade.
This shampoo helps to prolong my colour leading to weeks of glossy locks. After using this shampoo my hair feels soooo
soft and it's easy to manage. My brush just runs through my hair like a knife through butter.
The shampoo also helps to detangle hair which is great for my naturally thick unruly hair. Luckily this shampoo really helps to calm my hair down. After using the shampoo my hair feels fresh for days and it smells great too.
It lasts ages aswell so it's a great bargain shampoo.
Do you have coloured or highlighted hair that looks dull and lifeless? But you want coloured or highlighted hair that is shiny and healthy looking? Then Pantene Pro-v's Colour Care Shampoo is the one for you!
** Price and Availability **
I have looked everywhere online for some information on this product and can't seem to find it anywhere; not even on Boots or Superdrug website, so I'm just going from what is on the bottle.
All of the other Pro-v shampoos are on the Boots website at £2.60 for a 250ml bottle. My boyfriend picked this one up in ASDA but I didn't see how much it was.
** Packaging **
The shampoo comes in a tall white bottle which has a black lid that is bordered with a gold band. On the front of the bottle is an orange 'box' with black writing that explains that this shampoo provides 'resilience and shine for coloured or highlighted hair'.
The bottle looks expensive and has a flip cap, turn the bottle upside down and squeeze to release the shampoo.
** Pantene's 3 steps for healthy looking coloured hair **
On the back of the bottle are 'Pantene's 3 steps for healthy looking coloured hair'.
1. Colour care shampoo to cleanse hair whilst protecting its healthy look.
2. Colour care conditioner improves hair shine leaving your colour looking vibrant
3. For extra care for your coloured hair use colour care intensive treatment.
** The Shampoo **
The shampoo itself is extremely thick and is cream/white in colour. A small blob of this goes a long way as it is very easy to work into the hair and lathers very quickly.
I love the smell of this shampoo as it has a very strong scent that sticks to your hair. The smell is not sweet and is difficult to describe but it reminds me of the smell that hits you when you walk into a hairdressers which makes this product, to me, smell expensive.
** Does it live up to the claims? **
Every time I used this shampoo, I felt as if I had just been to the hairdressers. After styling my hair it looked extremely shiny and the red in my hair stands out a lot more than when I have used other shampoos.
My hair is also amazingly soft, looks more alive and is easier to manage.
Despite all of this, my favourite thing about the shampoo is the fact that it leaves such a strong scent on my hair. My boyfriend loves the smell and it makes me feel as though I have had my hair done professionally!
Pantene definitely live up to their claims with this shampoo and, if I could find it, I would buy it over and over!
I also have the Pantene Pro-v Colour Care Conditioner, however, I have never used it as the shampoo always leaves my hair soft, shiny and knot free so I don't feel as though I need it.
I would definitely recommend this shampoo to anyone who colours their hair and feels as though it looks dull most of the time as it is a great pick me up product!
I alternate between dying my hair either a pillar box red or a more restrained brunette and I do occasionally buy shampoo which is intended to care for coloured hair in particular. I am not loyal to one brand of shampoo and so I do tend to skip around a little and enjoying trying different brands - and actually believe my hair stays in better condition by skipping around a little.
The Pantene Pro-V Colour Care Shampoo bottle comes in a typical plastic shampoo bottle which a flip top lid - which makes it easier to open the lid when you are in the shower (as I find that screw tops can be a little difficult to get off when my hands are wet). The bottle has information and directions on the back which are clear and easy to understand. A bottle which contains 500mls of the shampoo costs £3.98 from Tesco which is a decent price for a large bottle of branded shampoo - but at the moment you are able to get two bottle for the price of one which is great value.
The directions on the back of the bottle suggest that you use this shampoo as part of a three step process - and using this shampoo is the first part of the three step process. The second and third steps are to use Colour Care Conditioner and Colour Care Intensive Treatment - using all of which would hike the price up considerably and turn it from being an acceptable price to something a little more extravagant. I only use the shampoo (although I have used the conditioner as a product in its own right without the shampoo).
The shampoo is thick and creamy and lathers up nicely when massaged into my hair and scalp. I have long hair and I find that I need to use about 25mls of the product per hair wash - meaning that this bottle contains about 20 applications. It has a really nice fresh and clean smell to it that is not overly perfumed, but which does has a slight floral hint to it. The shampoo rinses quickly and effortlessly - and I have only found that I've needed to wash my hair once (no need to repeat).
Once used, my hair feels and smells clean and there is no evidence of any residue remaining on my hair. My hair also seems to be nicely hydrated and glossy, but without feeling heavy. However, I can't say that I have found that my hair seems any different to other good quality popular shampoo brands - and I haven't found that it makes the colour stay in my hair any longer than usual. For this reason, I can recommend this shampoo as a basic everyday shampoo, but not one that is especially good for coloured hair.
I colour my hair and certain shampoos such as anti-dandruff of vosene make your colour fade quicker, I needed a shampoo to stop it fading so fast since keeping it blonde is not cheap and cant afford the constant upkeep of it. So when I seen this in my local Poundland it was a bargain not to miss!
I usually buy one for dry hair sine the ends are dried out from having hair coloured or greasy so this was definitely worth a go.
I bought a 200ml bottle but you can also get a 500ml in Poundland too, if you cant get it there you can get it from about £2 in chemist shops or supermarkets.
It comes in a white plastic bottle, the lid is a flip top and is a dark blue colour, the bottle stands upright but can be put upside down towards the end of use too.
It says on the front that is is for Resilience and shine and to use on coloured or highlighted hair.
On the back it gives directions on how to use the shampoo, contact details and list of ingredients. It is a 200ml bottle.
Using the product
I used about a 50p sized amount of shampoo and washed as you normally would and repeat if needed.
It has a nice light fragrance to it which smells like the usual pantene shampoo smell, it is white in colour, it lathers up really well so you don't feel the need to add more so you get it nice and bubbly, it also rinses out easily so you don't need to keep rinsing it over and over again.
It nourishes my hair like it should being a colour shampoo, it hasn't taken all the oils out my hair but it doesn't leave it a greasy shine just a nice healthy clean shine. My hair looks healthy and has life in it, hair is easy to manage after washing my hair so I can do anything with it.
As for the colour part it does make it last a lot longer and it doesn't fade.
If i'm in a rush I don't need to worry about conditioning it since it does a little nourishing for me.
It also doesn't dry out my scalp like many to do it doesn't irritate me after a few uses.
The smell stays on your hair for a few hours but its not one you love or really notice is on your hair.
I would definitely recommend this shampoo if you colour your hair, it nourishes and protects your colour so lasts longer while keeping it clean.
I colour my hair but I do find it to fade rather fast from time to time and it's a job I'm not overly keen on doing and I always make a mess of me and my bathroom doing it! I usually purchase shampoos meant for either greasy hair (due to my greasy roots) or one's to help fight the frizz (as I have unruly frizz prone hair). However when I recently spotted this in my local Poundland store I knew it was a bargain and felt that it was definitely worth a go!
The bottle is mainly white plastic with a flip top style lid to the top of it in navy blue. On the front of the bottle I am told that it is Pantene Pro-V Colour Care Shampoo for 'Radiance And Shine' and that it is for coloured & highlighted hair. On the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and how to use it, ingredients are listed and the size is stated which is 500ml in this case and contact details for Procter & Gamble are given (the manufacturer of the product). It is a simple looking and rather plain bottle but unisex in it's appearance and very informative and that information is very well laid out indeed.
A Bit About The Product According To The Information Given On The Back of The Bottle:
Do you have: Coloured or highlighted hair that looks dull and lifeless?
But you want: Coloured or highlighted hair that is shiny and healthy-looking?
Pantene's 3 steps for healthy looking coloured hair:
Step 1: Colour Care Shampoo to cleanse hair whilst protecting its healthy look.
Step 2:Colour Care Conditioner improves hair shine leaving your colour looking vibrant.
Step 3: For extra care for your coloured hair use Colour Care Intensive Treatment.
All you do with this is to use it as you would of course any other shampoo. Dampen/wet hair and lather in a small amount of the glossy white thick shampoo and then rinse and repeat if required.
This has a light but fresh fragrance of fruits to it. That smell isn't harsh but light, fresh and clean and when in use it lathers up into a big white lather and feels slightly hydrating and its easy to rinse out and me being me I always rinse and then repeat the process again just to make sure my hair really is clean.
This really does gently cleanse the hair without stripping it of its natural oils. It is easy to use and works out economical too due to how little of it you need per wash. Not only does my hair and scalp feel cleansed I find this to lightly hydrate my hair without upsetting my usually greasy areas and it leaves my hair feeling smooth and light without promoting frizz at all.
This also helps my hair to appear glossy and as promised vibrant making my hair look really healthy and my colour rather refreshed. This doesn't make my hair dye come out of my hair but seems to encourage it to stay put.
The fragrance of this lingers on my hair for a good few hours too and although I didn't mind the fragrance it didn't rock my world however my boyfriend who usually doesn't comment much on the way I look or smell did tell me hair smelled gorgeous so thanks Pantene for that! Lol.
All in all a nice 'safe' and gentle shampoo to use and expect to pay about £2.89 a bottle in all good supermarkets and chemists etc unless you find it on offer like I did!