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Pantene Pro-V Fusion shampoo is my favorite shampoo. It makes me hair look so much healthier and shinny. I have gotten so many comment on my hair and people ask if i did anything different and all i say is i just switched shampoos to the Pantene Pro-V Nature Fusion Shampoo and i love it! Your hair will look so much healthier and feel so much better after using this shampoo! You will lovee it!! Not only is it an amazing product but it is also affordable and you can even by it in the two for one bottle and you can by both products for the price of one! Can't get any better than that!
I use Pantene Smooth and Sleek as a rule but as this range was on offer in the supermarket I decided to give it a go.
It is very similar to the other Pantene products but was at a higher price (when at full price) so could not really justify spending more money on it.
It has the similar Pantene frangance wich not only makes the bathroom smell nice after using it but also keeps in the hair for the day ahead.
The liquid is a thick White liquid which lathers really well in the hair. When it comes to washing out, like all Pantene products it is brilliant and makes the hair nice and light after.
My hair is generally straight but prone to being frizzy and wavey if cheap shampoo is used. This product keeps my hair nice and controlable and is brilliant to be used with hair straighteners.
This is about £3.50 for a 250ml bottle so on the pricey side, like I said before the standard versions of Pantene do a very similar action to this so maybe not worth paying out for this one as it does not do much more.
Maybe the only reason to buy this is the colour of the bottle is nicer and may go better with a colour scheme than the boring Green of the Smooth and Sleek!!
This is a nice product but maybe not worth the extra money.
I am always on the look out for hair products to try on my tough and frizzy hair which was designed to protect me from the harsh Scottish climate and is about as smooth as a thistle. Having had quite a sucess with the Pantene Ice Shine conditioner I thought I would try out their Smooth Vitality shampoo from the Nature Fusion range. This promised me smooth and silky hair with frizz control courtesy of the Cassia complex which it contains. Hoping it was up to the challenge I bought a bottle form my local Morissons.
What is Cassia complex?, well because it was thunder and lightening and I didn't want to risk using the computer I looked up Cassia in my ancient Oxford Dictionary of Current (now not so current), English, and discovered that "It is an inferior type of cinnamon, plant yielding senna leaves" Well no wonder it's got a complex getting called inferior all the time and being associated with Senna leaves, I felt quite sorry for it! Perhaps though this is its moment in the sun with Pantene as they claim that Cassia complex helps to keep styles smooth by creating a protective layer around hair fibres to help lock out humidity,which I now know, causes the frizz, and reduce friction. It protects against damage and reveals your natural radiance. It also contains avocado, bamboo and grapeseed. So lots of goodies to help your hair to be a real smoothy.
The bottle itself is an attractive and well thought out design. The main body is a white satin finish plastic; its oval shape fits neatly into wet hands particularly as the sides are gently shaped into a buttress shape at the base making it very stable and difficult to send flying in the shower. The lid is an easy to use flip top made of mossy pale green plastic ,the flat top bears the pro-v emblem and there is a small silver band around its neck where it joins the body of the bottle. I am happy to stand it on its head without worrying that it will leak. The labelling on the front is in toning shades of green and purple with a leaf design merging into pixels showing, as Pantene claim, the fusion of nature with technology which is one of the main selling points of this range. Through the motif is a bright purple band which means you can easily spot this shampoo amongst the others on the shelf. The purple is also continued through the product description promising you smooth silky hair. The reverse has again a product description and list of ingredients and also that it should be used within 12 months of opening It also has instuctions on how to use it and that it is suitable for dyed hair.The overall effect is under stated and pleasing.
Flip open the top and you are greeted with a fresh fruity aroma which reminds me of apples but don´t worry you won´t end up smelling like a fruit shop it´s really quite gentle. The shampoo is a pale green gel which flows easily into your hand from the hole in the top. Having a lot of hair I use a good old dollop of shampoo and massage it into my wet hair. Mmmm! a lovely smell and lots of frothy foam. I give it a good massage for a minute or two and then a good rinse. I then finish with a cheap and cheerful Morissons conditioner which I have often used so that I can compare results with other shampoo.
Well I have been using this shampoo for just over a month, and having washed my hair last night today gave it a real test. It is windy and wet and I have been dashing around at work on and off boats in the salt laden wind and instead of looking like a slightly demented wild haired woman I look quite respectable (for me) .Even though my hair is now needing a cut it´s actually staying fairly close to my head! It is also pretty smooth to the touch which is also a plus and feels strong and healthy.
For those of us who do not swish but frizz instead, I would suggest trying this lovely smelling shampoo, good old Cassia Complex, don´t feel inferior I will continue to use you particularly in wet and windy weather. 5 stars from me.
Thank you for reading my review which may also be posted on Ciao under splishsplash.
Available from supermarkets in general ,I paid about 4pounds for 400ml and currently on offer at Asda at 2pounds for 200ml or 2 for 3.50p Made by Proctor and Gamble.
What I love most about the brand Pantene Pro V, is their reability, I always trust that when I try out a new shampoo from this brand, I will receive quality and most important of all, nutritious and shining hair! Perhaps the rather high cost has something to do with the trust, I don`t know... But the Pantene Pro V brand has created another great shampoo in this Nature Fusion, with a very natural and neutral scent, with a touch of ginger and aloe vera smell, at least to me, and when having used this shampoo, by hair feels very refreshed, light and strong!
A 100 ml bottle of this shampoo can be purchased for a ca cost of 2.70 pounds, which to me is affordable, especially in light of this being a shampoo you don`t have to use a lot of in order to make it foamy and doing its job, just a little appliance to the hair will leave it feeling very clean and refreshed, and my hair remains smooth and soft for days after! The shampoo lathers up very fast and nicely, with a thick and wonderful smelling foam, and when used together with the conditioner, your hair will truly feel amazing!
With a neutral and natural scent of the shampoo, the bottle as well looks very natural and nice, bright white with a small and appealing picture, the nature is certainly in style! A very good function and quality shampoo, lovely presented and with a nice scent, this Nature Fusion Shampoo from Pantene Pro V is easy to recommend, and I will definately buy several more bottles in the future!
Why this shampoo
I bought this shampoo to try after the Herbal Essences shampoo I had being used ran out and they changed the product. I have being trying various new shampoos' to see which I would prefer as my new shampoo of choice. Pantene is a well know brand and the nature fusion range sounded a nice idea combing as it promised a combination of nature and science.
What is it?
The shampoo I am reviewing is the Pantene Nature fusion Moisture balancing one.
The shampoo comes in a plastic recyclable bottle that is white with green and black writing on it
The shampoo promises "Moisture balance shampoo for touchable softness". It cleanses hair and protects against damage while increasing shine. It contains cassia complex ginger calendula and aloe Vera extracts.
Cassia, a close relative to cinnamon that's native to India. A key polymer isolated from the plant adheres to hair and forms a "netting" when hair is wet and in its weakest state; protecting hair from the friction of fingers brushes etc. This acts as a shield and within a week, hair is stronger and less susceptible to breakage. As the polymer evaporates conditioning silicones and fatty acids are left behind to get to work on the hair they seal the cuticle, providing strength against damage from root to tip
I think you need to know my hair type so you can compare it to your own to see if this review will help you decide whether to try it or not so here goes. I have long straight shoulder length hair that is fine but there is lots of it so it is quite dense which means it can end up looking heavy and lacklustre so as this shampoo promised touchable softness I had high hopes.
On my first use to wash all my locks I used a 50 pence size glob of shampoo.
The shampoo itself is a golden colour which is translucent. Smell wise given that one of the key ingredients on the front of the shampoo is ginger I was expecting a warm gingery smell but this wasn't the case. It had only a very light fragrance to it that smell more of flowers than anything else really.
When I put on to my hair it lathers up really well and produces a nice head full of fluffy bubbles. The bubbles are white and the golden colour of the shampoo has totally disappeared. Even when I had the bubbles on my head the smell never seemed to get any stronger than it had in my hand. The rinsing off process took a little longer than it used to with Herbal Essences but the hair was left feeling clean to the touch and with no residual tackiness or stick. But there was no squeaky clean noise as I ran my fingers through it.
Once my hair had dried my hair did feel soft at the beginning of the day but I didn't notice any additional shine to my locks at all which was a bit disappointing. Given the length of my hair I normally only wash it every two days as this tends to be enough to keep it clean and stop it getting either too greasy at the top and too dry in the length. However my hair stared during the first day after using this shampoo to be what I can only describe as too heavy and weighted as if there was too much hair product on it. So I thought I had maybe used too much shampoo and conditioner (I was using the conditioner in the same range)
That night I washed it again but using only a 20 pence size amount. Again it lathered up well and rinsed out ok. However the result was the same the next day it cleaned the hair but just felt too heavy and over burdened as if it was getting too greasy.
I preserved with using it as the promise of fewer breakages which with the length of my hair is a good thing but even after using it for two weeks it still just feels too heavy for my hair. I can't say I have noticed any less breakage in my hair during this period either. On balance I won't be buying this product again as I don't feel it suits my hair type and length.
As with all mass produced hair products that claim to be natural it is really just a gimmick as you can see from the ingredients list below there are multiple non natural ingredients too but least Pantene have called their range "Fusion" rather than other brands claiming totally natural when their not even my beloved and much missed Herbal essences!
Ingredients for those with sensitive skin are:
Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Cocamide Mea, Cassia Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Panthenol,
Where from and how much
This is available in most supermarkets I bought it on a buy one get one free at Sainsbury's so got the conditioner included. I paid £3.70 for them both if the offer isn't on this would be the price for one bottle
Overall and would I recommend
I personally found this shampoo was just too heavy for my hair. I have fine hair but lots of it and this product just seemed to overwhelm my hair leaving it actually feeling greasy by the end of the day. If this attributable to the polymers in the cassia breaking down I don't know. I wouldn't recommend this to people who have fine hair but it may be worth ago if you don't as this shampoo is won awards for it repair qualities. As it has won awards and did lather up and smell nice I have given it a two star rating
Like many other women I am easily suckered away from my normal brands by the lure of Buy One Get One Free which is how I happened to come across this new line. I have used Pantene in the past and am a fan of the super sleek ones. It has a very pleasant smell which does linger in the hair and it does leave my hair feeling really soft (i have typically coarse red curly hair) and genrates a good level of shine. But since I started using them I have noticed that my scalp becomes unbearably burny and itchy if I don't wash my hair every day - being a curly top it normally only gets a wash every other day. My friend who is also trying it out has not encountered this so it may just be me having a reaction to some ingredient in it. You also have to use quite a lot of the conditioner to get the knots out of your hair - again this may not be a problem if you have straighter hair than me
All in all it hasn't made a miraculous difference to my hair and I wouldn't personally buy it again. However I would still buy other products in the Pantene range - particularly their layered mousse product which is fab - must remember to write a review on that!!
I have been a fan of pantene pro-v for quite a while. Since buying their repair and protect shampoo, I cannot resist buying pantene. I went for the nature fusion one this time, as I saw it on TV and thought, it looked quite good, as I, for the most of the time, have completely the opposite of soft, sleek or smooth hair.
Like other pantene shampoos, it smells more or less the same, but with a slight hint of ginger for some reason. As far as I have seen, there is only two products within this range, they are touchably soft and one where it makes it extra smooth (cant remember what it is called).
You can get this in two different sized bottles, 400ml or 100ml. I went for the smaller of the two as it was cheaper (another bargain) at wilkinsons it was £2.69, I think the bigger bottles were £3 or maybe even more. With the shampoo, I bought the conditioner as I like to match up my shampoos and conditioners.
You don't really need alot of shampoo to mkae it lather up, so the bottle doesn't disappear after only a couple of washes, and the same with the conditioner, I have now had mine for about three weeks, and I still have over half a bottle, that is with washing every other day.
The bottle, like all other pantene pro-v products is white, with a small picture of some leaves to enhance the fact that it is connected with nature. It has a green lid which is easy enough to open and shit and to get the contents out of the bottle. It does on occasion get a little gunked up, but when are you ever going to get a shampoo bottle that doesn't gunk up!
Overall, I would definately recommend this shampoo and conditioner to anybody, whos hair might need a bit of pampering, or if you just want it to be a bit more shiny. I would advice to go for the smaller bottle, but obviously with different hair types you are going to use a different amount of shampoo, with each wash, so you might need to use more. Anyway, why dont you go out and buy it, and see for yourself, why I cant get enough of it.
Pantene's Smooth and Sleek shampoo has long been my favourite shampoo along with John Frieda's Brilliant Brunette. However, with the latter often being quite expensive if not on offer, I tend to buy Pantene the most as it is the most affordable option and I am very happy with the results.
I have tried a couple of the other shampoo's by Pantene, and have found that the Smooth & Sleek shampoo and conditioner suit by hair the best . I do like a bargain though, so when I spotted this new Nature Fusions by Pantene in my local Asda priced at only £1 for a 250ml bottle, I decided I would try it.
The bottle looks like the usual Pantene range with it's handy flip top, and there were two variations of this shampoo to try - Moisture Balance and Smooth Vitality.
I settled upon Moisture Balance which promises 'touchable softness' . The Nature Fusion range also promises you 10 x the smoothness in 7 days.
What makes this new Nature Fusions range different to other Pantene shampoos is the introduction of nature's Cassia flower.
Native to India and China, the Cassia plant has been used in Ayurvedic and traditional medicines for over 4,700 years, but the understanding of Cassia's potential has only recently begun to be realised.
Pantene science has came up with an advanced Pro-Vitamin formula which is infused with natural Cassia flower complex. A scientific innovation was used to change the properties of the Cassia complex molecule to make it effective as a superior active hair care ingredient.
Inspired by nature and enhanced by science!
My bottle of Moisture Balance Nature Fusion is enriched with Cassia and a unique blend of aloe vera, ginger and calendula extracts to lock in moisture for touchable softness.
The fragrance of this shampoo is really lovely, and reminds me of the Herbal Essences shampoo range before they were recently changed by Clairol.
It has a herbal, flowery fragrance and I think it smells a little of apple too. The shampoo has a thick gel consistency and is a clear dark yellow colour.
I have long hair but found that a little of this shampoo goes a long way as it lathers up really well. After rinsing, I also used the conditioner from this range as I always use conditioner to keep my hair smooth and tangle free. My fingers did indeed glide easily through my hair whilst rinsing.
I wash my hair every day as I suffer from greasy roots and dry ends, and I have been using this shampoo for nearly two weeks now. I have to report that I am really happy with it and will continue to use it.
The fragrance lingers after washing and drying, and my hair does feel really soft and smooth so it delivers all it promises for me.
I liked the feel of my hair after using this for the very first time, but it does seem to have softened and smoothed my hair even more with continued use.
If you suffer from frizzy hair you may wish to try the Smooth Vitality shampoo instead. Again it is enriched with Cassia, but also contains a blend of avocado oil, bamboo and grapeseed extracts to tame frizzy hair and leave it silky and smooth.
Overall I think this shampoo is fantastic and I will definitely be buying some more. I think anyone who used to like the fragrance of the old Herbal Essences range will like this, and fans of other Pantene shampoo's should definitely give this one a try.
Pantene haircare products can often be found on offer in both supermarkets and chemists such as Boots, as part of 3 for 2 offers and buy one get one free, but you can currently get your hands on a 250ml bottle of Pantene Nature Fusions for only £1 at Asda.
Nature Fusions gets five stars from me and I'm off to get some more...