Product Type: Pantene hair care products
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Pantene Pro-V Hair Repair Treatment
Member Name: Holland1
Pantene Pro-V Hair Repair Treatment
Advantages: Improves the condition of your hair, cheap to buy
Disadvantages: Tub can be a bit slippy to open in shower
I bought this hair treatment a while ago, and the other day when my hair was feeling particularly dry and straw-like for some reason, I dug it out of the back of the cupboard and decided to give my hair a little bit of attention. I had used the treatment previously, but for some reason with these things I never seem to make time (even though it only takes two minutes!) and I tend to wait until my hair reaches "critical" level of damage before doing anything about it.
The tub I have looks slightly different to the one in the picture, mine is white/cream in colour with a navy lid. I've just checked online and the one I have does appear to be the current packaging for this product. The masque is available in the usual places you'd find Pantene products, such as Boots, Superdrug, and the supermarkets. Price-wise, I think I got this in Superdrug and it was about £3 for a 200ml tub. Tesco currently have it priced at £2.00 and it's also on a 3 for 2 offer so you could get it alongside your usual shampoo. I think it's very good value for money as it does actually work and a tub lasts a while.
The idea of this hair masque is to put moisture back in your hair and make it sleek and smooth and generally improve the condition of your hair. The masque comes in a tub as described above, and even if you used this once a week as part of your weekly routine, it would last you a while because you don't need to use much each time. The only criticism I have of the packaging is that it's a good idea to open it before you get your hands wet otherwise you might struggle with the screw top lid. Also, it's worth keeping it out of the way of the shower head otherwise you'll end up with water in your tub which will change the consistency of the masque and make it less effective.
The masque is very easy to apply, you just use your normal shampoo and then slap a blob of the treatment on afterwards. It states on the tub to leave it for a couple of minutes before washing it out, and I tend to put it on first whilst I shave or exfoliate or whatever else needs doing (the joys of being a woman!), then it's ready to rinse out. After this, you style your hair as you normally would.
This masque is a very intense treatment which I find most effective when you use it now and then rather than all the time. As soon as the masque goes on your hair, you can feel the condition of your hair improving. When you rinse it out, your hair feels smooth and it does a really good job of detangling your hair and making it easier to deal with. A comb just glides through your hair after using this product. The masque doesn't make your hair feel heavy or like it's got a build up of products in it, as long as you take your time rinsing it out properly.
I must admit this is one of the few hair products which makes a real difference to the condition of my hair. After drying my hair it feels silky soft and smooth, and I get fewer flyaway frizzy hairs. I'm quite lucky in that my hair is generally in good condition, but it does suffer from heat damage from using hairdryers etc, and also dry ends when I can't afford to have it trimmed and it gets too long! Using this treatment makes my hair look healthier, and also makes me feel better that my hair hasn't been neglected and is in good condition.
Summary: I'm starting to wonder why I don't use this more often?!!