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This is my favourite conditioner of all time.Its a miracle for frizz prone curly girlies like myself.I purchased this many years ago,in 2001 as a last resort.
Although I did have curly hair,I had never seen my curls properly.They were disguised by a ball of fluff(in other words frizz) I bought this applied to the lengths of my hair and left on for two minutes(I find leaving it on for a few minutes very important as it allows the conditioner to do its job and absorb the hair)After rinsing out thoroughly and leaving my hair to dry naturally I was completely astonished at the sudden change in my hair.I was left with a head of beautiful ringlets(not trying to toot my own horn),which, for a girl who had suffered verbal abuse for her hair type, was a complete miracle.To date I've been loyal to this conditioner as it completely changed how I felt about my hair.
To be fairly honest I haven't tried the shampoo,as I've always used a very mild baby shampoo on my hair most of my life(too attached),but I have tried other conditioners and I've always headed back to this purple bottle.
Pantene products are very much loved in my household,so I'm assuming that there other products made for different hair types are just as good.
This product is very good value for money.I've tried top of the range conditioners.Nothing has helped my hair like the perfect curls conditioner!
My hair is quite thick and curly, over the last few years I've tried just about every type of curly hair shampoo and conditioner products and I have to say that Pantene are far and away my favourite.
Pantene is a Proctor & Gamble product.
I love the smell of Pantene, I'm not sure what it is really, but I really do like it!
As with all Pantene conditioners, the conditioner is thick and rich, I use a fairly large blob of conditioner and a 400ml bottle will usually last me for about 6 weeks.
And the result? Well defined curls which are glossy and smooth. The curls are held well all day, I HATE it when you look in the mirror at lunch time and the beautiful curls I had first thing have turned into a frizzy mess.
The conditioner usually costs around £4 for a 400ml bottle or £2 for 250ml, however most shops usually have an offer of some sort on Pantene, for example last time I bought some in Boots they had a buy one get free offer on their Pantene shampoos and conditioners.
This is just a great product, if you have curly hair and haven't tried it, then what are you waiting for?
I do not have incredibly curly hair and it is not really frizzy at all. However I have still found that Pantene Pro-Vs perfect curl range is fabulous. I used it on an off chance one day because my normal conditioner had run out and it was just there. I always thought that it would be far too rich for my fine hair but this was not the case at all. My hair was left luxuriously soft and completely stroke provoking, I could barely keep my hands out of it as it was just so silky. It was a little rich and I had lost a little volume but the shine compensated for this and providing I use a volumising mist Im fine (me not my hair).
Product Description and Use
The packaging in my opinion is quite aesthetically pleasing. Its monochrome instead of being mediocre looks sophisticated and the gold banding gives it an air of luxury. The pink pattern is indicative of the perfect curls range and makes it easily distinguishable form other products in the range. The conditioner is a white colour and has a fairly viscous, yet silky consistency. I have found that less tends to be more as it is quite rich and for those with normal thickness hair only a fifty pence sized blob is necessary. As with most brands the shampoo and conditioner compliment each other so firstly wash hair with Pantene pro-v curls shampoo and rinse thoroughly. Then wring your hair gently to remove excess water and massage the appropriate amount of conditioner into the roots, working upwards and applying very lightly at the roots so as not to flatten the hair. Then comb through with a wide tooth comb, again starting at the tips so as not to tear the hair which is vulnerable when wet. If you have the time I recommend wrapping your hair in a towel and letting it soak in for five minutes or so for extra shine. This isnt instructed on the packaging and isnt vital but a little extra pampering always feels good. The conditioner smells very distinctive and if it is not washed out properly it can be quite overpowering. It is one of those conditioners which clings to your hair as you try to wash it out so it is worth staying under the shower a little bit longer. Go by the rule that if each section of your hair (top, side etc) squeaks when tugged gently you are safe but until then keep blasting it with water as this product can build up on hair leaving it a little greasy looking. I have found that it works to maximum effect if after thoroughly rinsing you blast your hair with icy cold water. This will give maximum shine as it flattens the hairs cuticle but be warned, you have to be quite brave.
My first impression of this conditioner has remained pretty constant. As with all new hair products the first use yields amazing results and this diminishes slightly as your hair becomes used to the product. This has happened to a smaller extent than most other conditioners I have used but if you want to go for the real wow factor for an occasion switch to another brand a few weeks before and then continue use just before the event. For my wavy hair the conditioner worked perfectly. My hair felt hydrated and any frizz was eliminated. The conditioner did not enhance the texture of my hair to a great extent, although it did encourage the formation of a few ringlets. However other products in the range do this brilliantly and I particularly recommend the perfect curls crème, especially as the conditioner primes your hair for the crème and this is how maximum results can be achieved. The conditioner is nourishing but I feel that on those with already greasy hair it could be too much and perhaps should only be applied at the tips. However for the majority of those with curly and especially wavy hair I fully endorse it.
Value for Money
The conditioner is £1.79 for 200 ml at Boots and works out as 89.5p per 100 ml. This is relatively cheap, especially compared to salon brands which do not actually give a better effect. There is usually some sort of offer on the range such as 3 for 2 or buy one get one free so I find it convenient to stock up on lots at such times. One quibble that many people have is that the range isnt worth the money as it fails to give them the hair displayed in the adverts. Since the chosen models probably had gorgeous hair to begin with this probably isnt at all fair and so it is amazing value for money.
I have naturally curly hair with plenty of frizz.
Normal shampoos and conditioners don't really do a lot for my hair, so I end having to buy a frizz problem product and mousse for this as well.
I bought this pantene product as it was on offer in Tesco, it is available in most supermarkets.
I thought while it was on offer buy one get one free, I will give it a go. £3.49 is the price for this product on its own, and I love my hair but not at these prices, if the product is like normal conditioner.
The last time I tried normal Pantene, I liked it but found because my hair is very thick, that pantene made it feel even thicker and it was very fly away, but had to give this ago, just to see if it did help with curls.
Answer Yes it does help with curly hair.
It is a nice smell, I cant describe the smell, but it is nice. Its quite a silky look when it comes out and it feels rich.
On applying, it doesn't lather up, which is good because proper shampoo's and conditioners shouldn't do this. I didn't have to use more than I normally use on my hair, it went on a smoothed around nicely.
I leave conditioner on for quite a while because of the thickness of my hair, but because of the past with pantene I just left it on about the 3 minutes.
Rinsing was fine too, and you could feel the softness of my hair in the rinsing, that was another brownie point.
After drying my hair I have to say, my hair did feel slightly thicker, but wasn't fly away and my frizz was slightly under control, but my curls where noticeable and I hadn't used any products yet. I ended up only needing my mousse, which was good.
So this product is very good for Curly hair, it helps calm frizz, not like frizz calming problems, but you can get away with not using these products. And it does define your curls.
In my book a good buy.
The downfall to pantene conditioner's is their bottle. Its very tough to squeeze and when you only have 1/4 of the bottle left, that's when you struggle, it maybe because I have small hands, I am not sure, but it is very hard to squeeze the product out, I end up getting annoyed. They need to make the plastic less tough, so that way I could actually finish a bottle of the conditioner.