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~Conditioning my hair with Pantene Pro V~
I bought and used the Pantene Pro V Repair and Protect conditioner along with the matching shampoo from the same range a while ago, when I was lucky enough to have been given some money off coupons that gave me £1 off each bottle of conditioner or shampoo. I have tried hair care products from the Pantene range on and off, however I don't normally opt for Pantene (unless it is uber cheap) as I find it can be rather lack lustre in terms of its performance. I opted for the conditioner in a normal/ thick hair variety as I felt that was closest to my hair type. After having used the conditioner I came to the conclusion that some Pantene hair care products suit my hair more than others and in this case the conditioner performed slightly better than the matching shampoo from the same range, being at its best when used with an alternative shampoo product. I wouldn't rush out to buy this conditioner again unless is was really cheap as I feel there are better products that I can buy.
~Using the conditioner~
In my experience some but not all of the conditioners from this range can and do end up leaving my hair feeling a little too oily and over conditoned. I know that you need to try a hair care product out to see if it suits, however I feel there is nothing worse than having to wash my hair again after having had poor results from a new hair care product. I found that when I was using this conditioner I ended up washing my hair more frequently than usual, as my hair didn't always feel as clean and fresh for as long as it might usually do. The conditioner is meant to add extra moisture to your hair and whilst I did opt for the product knowing that my hair is not overly dry, I didn't think the conditioner would turn out to be so very rich and incompatible when used alongside the matching shampoo.
I found that when I used the conditioner on its own the results were rather better as my hair felt lighter, fresher and cleaner than when I used both the shampoo and conditioner together, which left my hair feeling heavy and oily, almost as if it still needed a good wash. As with the shampoo from the same range the aims and potential benefits of using the conditioner are the same, it may help 'moisturisation and resilience / protection ' against any potential styling damage, may help strengthen the hair (which it didn't do much at all in my opinion) and may help with the prevention of split ends. As I don't have a problem with split ends I cannot really say whether the conditioner would have helped with this to any major degree or not as there was no real change noticed.
When I used the conditioner I liked the fragrance of it which smelled clean and appealing. I also felt that the over all look and feel of the conditioner was good with the product having a nice soft feel when I used it to condition my hair with. The texture of the conditioner was creamy and thick enough so as to not require me to apply too much of it when using it to condition my hair with which meant nothing was wasted. I left the conditioner to work its magic for a few moments before washing it off each time I used it and found that it worked best when not left on the hair for too long. Sadly once I dried my hair and styled it after having used the conditioner I very often found that it didn't leave my hair feeling as clean and fresh as I wanted it to be. To combat this issue I tried using the conditioner with/ without the matching shampoo and found the product worked better alone than with the matching shampoo, although I was never 100% pleased with the results.
~Product rating/ price~
Whilst this conditioner didn't suit my hair as much as other hair care products I have bought and used I am pleased that I got the chance to try it out at a reduced price and I don't feel that I wasted my money (as I always believe that you need to try a conditioner out on your own hair to see if it suits). I would only buy this conditioner again if it was ultra cheap as I feel it isn't best suited to my hair. Prices do seem to vary depending on the bottle size bought and available in store offers and reductions. The usual sale price for the larger sized bottle of conditioner is around £4 although I paid far less. There are often half price offers and deals around that may make this product better value for money, although cheaper prices won't enhance the results this product gives in any way. My rating for this conditioner is 3 stars which I feel is fair based on the performance it gave when I used it.
When it comes to buying shampoo and conditioners I will virtually buy anything providing its from a brand I know of, smells nice and doesn't cost me the earth! I bought this Pantene Pro-V Colour & Protect Conditioner in my local Poundland store and I bought it with the matching shampoo at the time.
I have what I can only describe as wayward locks. I suffer terribly with frizz and a horrible kink as well and on top of that I regularly dye my hair which of course can dry the old barnet out even further however I dye my hair to try to cover up the much dreaded grey hairs!
So when I spotted this one designed for coloured hair I thought it was worth a go to see if it was more nourishing to my hair but also to see it helped to stop stripping my hair of the colour I had put on meaning I could possibly dye it less in the long run!
The packaging of this is actually rather nice and feminine looking. The conditioner is housed in a mainly white plastic bottle that a had a deep red plastic flip top opening to the bottom if it and pink and white labeling and on the front of it we are told what it is a and who it is by and that it is designed for all coloured and highlighted hair then on the back label we are told a bit about the product and how to use it, the ingredients are given, the size is stated which in this case is 200ml and contact details for the manufacturer are given.
The conditioner itself is easy to squeeze out of the bottle and a little of the thickish white cream goes a very long way indeed with me even though I have past should length hair. It has a none distinctive sort of fresh, light and fruity fragrance to it to my nasal passages and I simply smooth a little, root to tip through clean and damp hair and I either rinse it out a minute or so after applying it or if I'm having a soak in the bath say I leave it on as long as I want to before rinsing out to give my hair a nice deep condition.
This doesn't sting or tingle my scalp at all and it rinses out lovely leaving my hair feeling great and really soft and deeply moisturised without my hair left feeling greasy or unmanageable. Knots fall out of my hair after using this and I find that my hair smells lovely for hours and continues to feel soft for a good couple of days too.
I don't find that I can get away with dying my hair less though really through using this and the matching shampoo but I do find that the colour doesn't fade so quickly but this doesn't not stop the greys creeping up on me sadly. I tend to use a lot of red colours on my hair and it does tend to keep them looking fresher and more vibrant for longer and to stop the colours going brassy and/or orange and I do feel that the overall condition of my hair and scalp is better.
You may be able to tell from the tone of my review that I actually rather like this one and even at a couple of quid a bottle I would happily buy this one again and that's from a usually none Pantene fan!
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My hair is very long and thick so I must always use a conditioner on it otherwise it stays a tangled mess. I am not convinced that you need to use a matching shampoo and conditioner but figure that as I always buy these products when they are on an offer or low price I might as well buy the matching set as they have been formulated to work together.
I bought this product along with the shampoo when they were on offer at my local supermarket. I think I paid £2 each for the big bottles although the normal selling price is £4.49 for 400mls of product or £2.87 for 200mls of product which is simply too much for me to justify spending. The products can be bought in chemists and supermarkets although I have never seen Pantene in any of the discount style shops.
The product like the shampoo comes in a light cream plastic bottle with a flip top lid but like a lot of conditioners the bottle actually stands on the lid. The design on the bottle has been changed so is a little different than the one pictured above.
The bottle is easy to open however with it standing on it's end you have to make sure you close the lid properly otherwise the bottle will fall over. The conditioner inside the bottle doesn't smell very strong but once on your hand it has a light and slightly floral scent to it. The conditioner is white in colour and has a creamy consistency, it is very thick but I find it spreads through my hair easily even with it being so thick and I don't need a lot of product.
You have to administer the conditioner to already washed hair which I used the matching shampoo to this to do so. The conditioner is easy to use and also easy to rinse away from my hair and my hair doesn't feel as if there is any residue left behind which is great as after some hair care products I have found over time my hair starts to feel heavy but not with this one.
After using both the shampoo and conditioner I find that my hair is left shiny, light and bouncy and it is also manageable and tangle free which is really important for me. I found that my hair felt hydrated although I cannot say it made any difference to my split ends although I don't really get manay to begin with so if my hair was in worse condition it may have helped to prevent them.
I give this 4 stars out of 5 simply because of it's price when it is not on any offers anyway which really isn't very often as I think nearly £5 a bottle is a bit too much to be paying for me.
I recently tried this when I was visiting my Mum and was very surprised at the result, so much so that I bought some for myself when I got back home. I have very thick dry hair that needs a lot of looking after for it to look healthy, smooth and well nourished. I purchased the conditioner when on special offer in Asda 2 bottles for £4.
The bottle is different to the one in the picture, it has been updated and to use the product you have to lift the lid, though it looks like you should just push it down, it is however easy to use and does not slip out of your hands. The conditioner is designed for dry and damaged hair that is normal to thick and should help to restore your hairs strength, protect against future styling damage and prevent the formation of split ends. It also aims to micro nourish your hair by locking in moisture deep down leaving your hair looking shiny and healthy.
To use the product I first wash my hair and then apply a good dollop of the conditioner all over my hair, I then brush it through with a wide tooth comb to ensure all the ends have been covered. I leave it while I finish in the shower and then rinse it off. It takes quite a while to rinse off and as it does the water feels soft until all the product has completely gone. After use I towel dry my hair and it feels nourished. I style my hair by blow drying it, using a heat protector and then using my GHDs, overall the effect is that my hair looks sleek and healthy with a bit of a shine, however, it does weight my hair down a bit and it looks like it needs washing the next day. However, for the first day my hair looks good, so its good for a day or might out.
The scent of the conditioner does not really linger very long, but then I used a also other styling products.
Overall I would recommend this product to others as it is easy to use, the bottle is sleek and well designed and does not leak, and the product smells nice, rinses out well and is well priced, however, it can weight down your hair, so it looses 1 star because of this.
I am a member of an online panel called the Savvy circle, which sends out samples of products to its members in order to get constructive feedback about how the products perform. For the last few weeks, I have been testing the new, rebranded Pantene range, specifically the "blue" Repair and Protect shampoo and conditioner, designed for normal to thick hair. Pantene have simplified and colour coded their range so that they are eaier to locate on a supermarket shelf. Yellow is the new colour for fine hair products, red for coloured hair and blue for normal/thick hair. Each range contains a shampoo, conditioner and intensive conditioing treatments. I have reviewed the shampoo in a seperate review.
The bottle is not the one dooyoo have pictured above, as the whole range has been rebranded. the new bottle is more slick and simple in appearance, having a white flip lid on the bottom of the bottle, to ensure that not a drop is wasted. the label is blue/green, with gold edging to make it look premium, with the Pantene logo clearly displayed. The bottle is easy to open by flipping the lid, and the product is dispensed by squeezing the bottle. It is designed so as to not dispense too much conditioner, and you have a good level of control when it comes to dispensing the conditioner.
The conditioner is quite thick, and creamy to touch. it is not anything special to look at, as it is pure white and opaque. it has a pleasant, fruity fragrance, which would appeal to men or women. It is definitely a case of " a little goes a long way" with this product, as a tiny blob is sufficient to cover the whole head. I have quite long hair, and usually use a lot of conditioner, but find I need a lot less of this one to get the same effect.
The detangling effect is instant. In fact, it comes in very handy when "bug busting" for nits! I apply a small amount of conditioner to the affeted child and I can run a fine tooth comb such as the nitty Gritty, straight through the hair with no resistance or tangles, whereas with previous conditioners, I have had to use a regular comb first, so safe to say, I am VERY impressed with how quickly and efficiently this product detangles hair.
The conditioner is very rich, so requires more rinsing than average to get every last bit out of the hair, and it does seem to leave a slight residue, not that this is a major problem, although it does make my scalp itch slightly. I find that once my hair is dry, it is very smooth and shiny, almost glasslike, with no flyaways or frizz. People have actually complimented me on how good my hair looks, which is really weird, as I have not had anyone say that to me for years! It really is noticeably shinier and healthier looking.
I am really impressed with the effect that this conditioner has had on my hair. The RRP for a 200ml bottle of conditioner is £2.69, which I would pay, as I use a lot less than I would a normal conditioner. I have used this bottle for a month and it is about 1/3 empty, so I estimate that a bottle would last about 3 months. I have long hair and so does my daughter. It would last people with shorter hair a lot longer, maybe 6 months or more.
My daughter loves this and when asked which prodcut she wanted to use when she had her bath, she picked this one.
I will definitely buy this again, but as I am a bargain hunter, I will still be looking out for special offers. I think you can get free samples from Pantene, as it is quite new, so you can try before you buy to see if it suits you. As i say, the only downside for me, is that it does itch my scalp a bit, but I do have very sensitive skin, and there are not many hair products that don't.
Before Christmas I received through the post a sample of Pantene Pro V Repair and Protect Shampoo and Conditioner. This review is about the conditioner which was for normal to thick hair. Its part of Pantene's repair and protect range.
The sample I had was just like the full size bottle with the Pantene conditioner gold swirly logo on the front along with Pantene Pro V the front of the bottle informs the customer that this conditioner is for normal to dry hair. The bottle is mainly white but also has gold on it. I like the colours they look quite stylish.
The back of the bottle has the instructions for use, the ingredients and it also makes several claims that the product will help to do. These are:-
Restore hair's strength, protect against future styling damage and prevent the formation of split ends. Having thick long wavy hair that is straightened daily, always dried with the hair dryer and dyed or high lighted to within an inch of its life this sounded like a product I would benefit from. The back of the bottle also states that this conditioner " will lock in moisture deep down, working with your hair to leave it healthy looking and shiny".
The conditioner is not as thick as I was expecting it to be, it has a consistency like a slightly runny moisturising cream. Its white in colour and has the same lovely smell as the shampoo in this range, clean fresh and very slightly fruity.
I washed my hair using the same brand shampoo and applied the conditioner as per the instructions applying it to the whole length of my hair and working it up to the roots. I brushed the conditioner through my hair as I always do to make sure its all coated. I found the conditioner rinsed nicely from my hair and I had no problems brushing it trough.
I dried and straightened my hair as usual and was impressed with how my hair felt and looked. It was shiny and very soft but manageable. As with the shampoo of this type the smell of the conditioner didn't linger in my hair but I prefer this.
I have been using this regularly for a few weeks now and I have found my hair to be in better condition than before. It looks and feels much more healthy and shiny and I'm sure I am not getting as many split ends from straightening it every day.
Pantene Pro V Repair and Protect Conditioner is available in most supermarkets and chemists and will currently cost you £4.49 at Tesco but its worth shopping around because Superdrug have this at the moment for £2.20. These prices are for a 400ml bottle.
All in all I would recommend this conditioner, it certainly had made quite a difference to my hair over the past few weeks.
My hair is very thick and I need to use conditioner every time I wash it so that I can get a brush through it afterwards and stop it from being completely tangled up. I usually use a smooth and sleek Pantene product to try to take out some of the volume but since being pregnant I've found that the condition of my hair isn't as good as normal so I wanted to swap to something that would improve it somewhat. I saw that this said it would 'repair' and 'protect' so thought that it sounded like a good option to go for.
I normally use Pantene Pro V products for washing my hair as I find that they are very effective and not overly priced either. You can often find them on offer or in bargain shops like Pound Land. Pantene make a variety of products for haircare and are owned by Procter and Gamble who seem to own hundreds of companies! They make usual products such as shampoo and conditioner but also others including mousses and leave in treatments all for wide varieties of hair so there should be something to suit everyone.
The Pantene Pro V Repair and Protect Conditioner bottle is the same shape as the other conditioners in this company. It is designed so that it sits on it's lid which makes getting the conditioner in and out easy as when it gets low you don't need to turn it upside down to get the remaining bits out. It is a tall, quite wide bottle which is not see through so you can't see when you are running low or what the conditioner looks like. The lid is black plastic and a flip cap. The colour scheme for this brand is a bronze colour. This makes it easy to spot on the shelf against the other Pantene bottles so you can reach for it straight away. It's nothing fancy really, it doesn't look exciting like some fancy shampoos and conditioners but it's perfectly fine.
The lid opens with a flip so it is easy to do whilst you are in the shower and already have soapy hands, you don't have to mess around with unscrewing caps and trying to put them back on. The lid does collect a bit of water inside it if you leave it on the side of the bath/shower so when you do open the lid be prepared for a bit of cold water to fall out! If you drop this bottle in the shower be warned- the lid can easily snap! We have had a few bottles with broken lids after they have been dropped but this doesn't effect the product inside.
Using the product
Opening the lid is easy because it's a flip cap and the conditioner comes out with ease. It's a bit thicker than the shampoo in this range but easily comes out without you having to squeeze it. At the end of the bottle you will need to squeeze it a little to help it come out but this is easy to do as the bottle isn't very stiff. The conditioner is pure white and quite thick which is what you would expect.
I put this in my hair starting at the roots and then working down to the tips. Unlike with shampoo I don't lather this up to create lots of bubbles as I use this to make my hair smoother and not to be cleaned like you would a shampoo so I just run it through my hair and try to get an even coverage. It does like to try to stick to the top of my hair and it does take a bit of time to ensure that it is spread out evenly down my hair. I then leave it in for a few minutes to let it 'work' and then rinse it out gently by using my fingers to help ensure that it is all out.
The smell of this shampoo isn't anything specific, just a clean, fresh smell which sticks to my hair afterwards making it smell nice and clean without it being pungent.
This conditioner is supposed to repair and protect your hair. According to Pantene it makes your hair 10 times more resilient against damage and is 3 times more moisturising. It has a specially designed channel that helps to lock in goodness to the hair. This is something that I certainly needed as I felt as though my hair was in quite poor condition and needed something to make it look and feel better.
I find that when using this my hair does feel a lot better. It is very soft to touch and is full of volume. I have been using this for a month now so think that is a good amount of time to see if it has lived up to what it says it does. I can agree that yes it does work! My hair certainly feels in better condition and I don't have to wash it as often as normal so assume it's something to do with the super channels this conditioner apparently has that helps to lock in the goodness. It is soft to touch and doesn't feel as dry.
I used to use the smooth and sleek range from Pantene and since using this one I've noticed my hair has much more volume so can conclude that the conditioners do work in different ways which is refreshing, it's good to see that a product does actually have different ways of acting instead of just being packaged differently and called something different to try to draw you in!
If you feel as though your hair is in poor condition then this range from Pantene is a good one to opt for as it does definitely work. I have given it four stars which may surprise seeing as I have found that it works well but for me personally I find that it adds a bit too much volume for my hair which is already thick enough so it isn't absolutely perfect for me.
Since using this my hair is definitely looking and feeling more healthy. I have no idea how to know scientifically what difference this product has made but just by looking and feeling my hair it is obviously different to before in a good way. I use this along with the shampoo and together they work well. You can also buy it combined in one bottle, a serum, an instant conditioner and a leave in treatment within this range so you have several options. I haven't tried any of the others though just the shampoo and this one.
It is easy to use- very easy to get out of the bottle, easy to apply to your hair and easy to rinse out so it doesn't mean having to add time and effort to your regime.
This is readily available in shops, I always like to buy it when it is on offer, sometimes i find it for 3 for 2 or in the pound shop for £1 so that is when I stock up. I do recommend Pantene, it is very affordable, doesn't try to sell itself to be something it's not and has never let me down yet.
I tend to swap around my Shampoo and Conditioner. I'm not brand loyal, and I used to stick to the same brand all the time, but over the last few years I have chopped and changed quite a bit. I just haven't found a miracle product that makes my Hair look amazing.
Although I have Greasy Hair I have Dry ends and since I use Straighters 3 times a week then I am concious that my Dry bits are probably getting that bit drier, so that's why I ended up reaching for this product.
This comes in a 200ml bottle and 400ml bottle. The pantene range is often on offer at my local Asda, and I got the 200ml bottle for £1. The right price is around £1.80, and the 400ml usually works out that bit cheaper than buying 2 200ml bottles, so about £3.50. There is sometimes a buy 1 get 1 free on this range when it is full price.
The bottle isn't all too exciting. A thick plastic bottle which has a bit shape to it. This stands on it's end so you should get all the dregs out of this.
This is a Cream Conditioner. It is quite thick, so a little blob of this smoothed over your Hair goes a long way. Since I have long thick Hair then I like to put a good amount through my ends.
The scent of this is nice. I do like the smell of Pantene products. They always smell so fresh but without being Floral or sweet smelling. Just a nice airy and clean scent.
This rinses off easy enough and even when my Hair was wet it felt soft and strong. After drying my hair looked nice and shiny, and felt soft as well. It had a nice sheen to it too.
So did this help my hair? I found that it seemed to do a good job. My hair felt smooth and as I mentioned quite strong. My ends felt Soft, so I can gather that this got to work on the dry patches and seemed to keep the Moisture in as well.
A good conditioner that I will use up every few washes to help moisturise my Hair.
I love trying out new hair care products and really do think ive tried a pretty decent percentage of those available, or at least those aimed at dry damaged hair anyway. They stock these in superdrug, boots, most supermarkets, Wilkinson, savers, just about anywhere that does shampoo and conditioner. I purchased from boots in a 2 for £5 offer, which i thought was pretty amazing value since they are pretty big bottles and these are usually between £3.50 and £4.20 each, depending on where you buy them. I have seen this exact offer return many times since i first purchased this conditioner, and i tend to make good use of it when it does. The bottles i got was 400ml but they do do smaller bottles.
This conditioner claims to improve moisture and give hair resilience against styling and damage, and helps prevent split ends. This seemed perfect for my hair, so i gave it a go. The bottle seems kind of bland, nothing to exciting to look at, pretty much just white with black and gold writing, i was disappointed that the smell seemed just as bland, it wasn't a bad smell, it just smelt like a lot of other shampoos and conditioners, nothing special about it...... getting it out of the tube, i saw it was a nice bright white colour, and very very thick, the thickness meant that i ended up using more conditioner than i usually do as it was difficult to run through the hair, but as i got it on offer, this did not much matter to me. I always find it best to leave conditioners in your hair for a few minutes to let it work its magic.
I was amazed by the results. The first shampoo and conditioner combo i have tried in years that i was 100% satisfied with, i even made it a regular for a while. My hair was so so soft. It looked more healthy, and felt more healthy, with regular use i did notice a decrease in split ends, this stuff works like a dream to give dry hair soft shine. The only down side was i found my hair seemed to stop reacting so brilliantly after a while, as if my hair had gotten used to it, so i don't use it all the time, but its one i always go back to, when ever its on offer i stop looking around for a new shampoo and conditioner combo to try, and stock up on this stuff again. It will leave you shocked with how well it works. My boyfriend used it when he stayed over recently and actually got some of the shampoo himself , although hes to embarrassed to tell anyone why his hair is so soft and shiny all of a sudden. Well worth buying, the best everyday conditioner i have ever used to far.
i have a bottle of pantene conditioner in my cupboard, as when i colour my hair, conditioning it afterwards is always the best idea.
I choose pantene over any other type of brand as its something my mum used when i was younger so you could say i grew up using it.
The packaging of this product is the same as i remember from when i was younger. It is a plain white bottle, which stands on its lid (so less is wasted) and the lid is a black flip topped plastic one. The bottle is easy to squeeze so you can get all the last remanents out of the bottom of the bottle. The bottle also features the Pantene logo.
You can buy this in 2 sized bottles - 200ml and 400ml. The 200ml is a good size to fit into luggage, as it doesnt take much space
When i colour my hair (usually brown or blonde) i find it important to get all of the colourantout of my hair and conditioner is the best way to do this. It also helps put the moisture back into the hair after using hair colourings as they can make it dry and brittle.
I love this product, it keeps you hair soft for days ofter using it and i would recommend this to anyone who has dry or coloured hair.
Pantene Pro-V & Protect Conditioner - one word to describe this... FANTASTIC!!!!!!! If you have dull, drab split hair that needs a bit of TLC then this conditioner should go on your list of must haves. A small amount in the palm of your hand is sufficient as the conditioner is easy to spread from root to tip. The bottle advises you keep the conditioner on your hair for 2-3 minutes but I tend to leave it on longer for an even better result. The smell of the conditioner is fruity and leaves a long lasting fragrance on you hair which can be hard to find from a conditioner. The sleek design of the bottle is also a bonus as it looks nice in the bathroom. The only thing I would say is a negative is the price. I believe the last time i purchased this item at full price it was just under £3.00 howver on the bright side Pantent almost always have offers on their hair products such as 2 for £4.00 which boasts great value for money. Not to mention the end results your hair will have after using this religeously for a week, it leaves your hair feeling soft smooth and utterly glamerous with a radiant shine.
Pantene pro-v has been around for years - I can remember it sponsoring the Russ & Jonno breakfast show on Virgin 1215 in the 90s! Since then, they have come on in leaps and bounds using new technology and innovation to bring out premium hair products.
The repair and protect range is available in conditioner, repair treatment, serum, mask, shampoo, and a 2-in-1. The conditioner comes in 200ml and larger 400ml bottles. The bottle is in easy to recognise design with a chunky and easy-to-open lid ensuring minimum wastage.
~~~So what does it do?~~~
The website www.pantene.co.uk is plugging Repair & Protect as a "breakthrough in conditioning science". They go on to say that it will rescue hair from the effects of winter damage in just 5 washes compared to non-conditioning shampoo.
~~~So does it actually work?~~~
This stuff smells delicious and is almost a trademark of Pantene, I believe some people would (and probably do) buy it just for the fragrance. The texture was very thick and concentrated and after making the mistake of splurging a big handful onto my hair the first time around, I realised I could use about half and get the same results - I thought this was good economy.
I left it on for about 1 minute and my hair instantly felt sleeker and smoother whilst rinsing it. After my hair had dried, my partner commented on how shiny and healthier my hair looked, so I was pleased with the results from day 1, let alone five more washes.
My hair was easier to brush and it enabled me to postpone getting my hair cut for an extra 6 weeks as the split ends had been tamed so well. The supermarket imitations are not even close to being this good.
~~~But, is it good value?~~~
At boots.com, a 400ml bottle costs £3.79 (about 95p per 100ml), they currently have a BOGOF offer at the moment making it easier to afford. I managed to find a 200ml bottle from Wilkinsons for under £2.00 however, I believe it was only because it was on promotion. It is generally expensive but it is also often on offer, so I would advise to hang on until the offers are available and stock up then. Also, remember that it is very thick and goes a long way, making it reasonable economical.
At the end of November, a square brown box turned up in the post, addressed to me, with no logos or any clues where it was from or what it was, with just a typed small label with my name and address on the front. As I knew we were going to have quite a low budget Christmas and I don't have a great deal of family (none who live close by), I made the decision to wrap up the mystery box "To myself", "From Santa" and put it under the tree.
As the weeks went on, I became quite excited about what was in the mystery parcel... then came Christmas day. I saved the mystery box until almost last and when I opened it- I found inside a 200ml bottle of Pantene Pro-V Repair and Protect Conditioner (I kid you not). Thinking back, as I use a free-stuff website and am always clicking on product sample freebies, I must have signed up for a free bottle of Pantene in the preceeding months and just forgotten all about it.
The pack is a pearlescent white, with a black and silver flip top cap at the base (so you can feel which is the shampoo and which is the conditioner when you are in the shower and have your eyes closed!). It has stickers on the front and back of the pack. The product promises "Healthy looking hair in 10 days" and describes itself as a "High Performance conditioner". Simply, it promises to "improve moisture balance and leave hair more resilient after styling or combing damage".
I have researched this online as my bottle was free and it retails for a whopping £3.68 for a 200ml bottle! I would condsider this expensive for a bottle of Pantene (I thought Pantene was at most, £2 a bottle?!?).
I have just asked Mr Norton to help me describe what this smells like and accidentally squirted it in his face (ooops) which he has not appreciated. He said it does not taste vey nice (smirk). He describes it as "floral and a bit like pot pourri". I can see where he is coming from with the smell and would not recommend you taste this.
It squeezes out easily and it is thick enough to coil into your hand and retain its shape. I have been using this for four weeks now, every other time I wash my hair and I have noticed it leaves my hair softer than when I use my other conditioner. I find some conditioners wash out too easily and leave your hair feeling as if you have not used any conditioner at all! This is not the case with this product.
I was a bit worried I might not have rinsed it out well enough as when I squeezed the water out of my hair as I got out of the shower, I was expecting there to be excess conditioner on the comb when I combed my wet hair- but I was relieved to find although my hair felt really conditioned, there was no slimey residue left on my hair or the comb and my hair combed through without ANY tangles!
I'm not going to list the ingredients as they all have very chemical sounding names- I think points on the performance of a conditioner are more important than the ingredients list here.
I have dyed hair and I know I need to use a good conditioner to stop my hair getting damaged from the dye. I used this after I dyed my hair last week and it certainly restored the softness without giving me static hair and without making it all "pouffey" and flyaway/ without adding too much volume.
I really like this product, the only thing putting me off is the price tag. I consider Pantene to be a middle of the road brand- not a luxe brand so I would be hesitant to pay almost £4 for a bottle. I would buy it if it was on half price offer anywhere as it feels thick enough to use as an occasional product to combat dryness or damage to hair. I would not use this every single time I washed my hair as it feels intensive so I don't think my hair would need something this thick three times a week.
It did leave my hair feeling soft, bouncy, shiny and generally happy. It smells like most pantene products do, but the price is a little high for my budget. For the time being, I am going to enjoy using this until the bottle runs out, but I won't be paying full price for another bottle. I may just have to hope the conditioner Santa sends me another bottle next year!!
I qualified to be one of 100 people to trial and test this product from the Pantene website its self. Despite having long hair which i strighten a lot and colour, I often skip conditioner as I just have never used a specific one that I find did anything for me. As this one was given me for free, I used it daily when i washed my hair and DID notice a differnence.
I noticed that my hair was quicker to dry (im not sure if this had anything to do with the conditioner, but to me it appeared so). I also noticed that my hair was drying nicer. I mean yes it wasnt super super silky stright as i like the finished look to be. However I noticed that althoguh it still dried with my natural wave kink to it, that its-self was a lot more smoother, adn to touch felt very smooth.
The smell was also what i noticed about the product. Sat here now I can smell a fresh smell and its from the conditioner. I often find my self just smelling my hair as the smell is nice and fresh, i notice this more when my hair is down and loose.
Overall this product is good and I am being drawn more and more towards Pantene products, as i am noticing my hair does look healthier, once it is styled apporiatley.
Would I buy this EXACT same product again. Answer I'd say no, only becasue I tend to purchase whats on offer, however I would deffinatley look for the Pantene products first.
I have been experiencing pretty good results with the Pantene range of late, finding that the shampoos are really helping nourish and improve my dry and coloured locks. My bathroom cabinet is rather like walking into Boots, row upon row of tried and tested shampoos and conditioners. Here is another of my finds in the Pantene range which I have been pretty impressed with.
It is best used in conjuction with the shampoo so you can reap the best results of course, but as a standalone conditioner, it does a good job at repairing those dry and damaged ends and also helping to tame frizz. I suffer from frizzy ends which is particularly bad on the fringe so I need a shampoo which can smooth the ends without weighing the hair down.
The conditioner goes on as normal, working through from root to tip. I usually leave on for about one to two minutes to allow it to soak into the hair shaft. I then rinse with warm water followed by a cooler blast to seal the cuticle and add shine. This one rinses out easily and also does not leave scummy residue around the bathtub.
I patted dry then dried with a hair dryer. As with all the Pantene shampoos, you see better results if you stick with it for about a week or two. The first wash had helped tame some of the frizz and had made styling easier. I was pleased that it did not make the hair feel lank or greasy, which some protection conditioners can do. The hair had a sleek and smooth resonance about it and felt soft to the touch.
The conditioner is priced fairly, at about four pounds for a large bottle and can lats up to a month. I was pleased with the results and it did assist in keeping the hair 'repaired' and in check, though on to a day to basis I might stick with the volume one and use this maybe when the hair needs some extra calming!