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I decided to try Pantene Pro-V Restoratives Time Renewal shampoo after noticing it in my local pound shop. I was aware that, at the time, it usually retailed at around £4 so though I might as well try it while it was so cheap.
Pantene claims that, 'This advanced system helps fight signs of damage by restoring hair's sheen and silky feel.'
Now I don't tend to blow dry my hair or use straighteners or curling tongs, but I have been dying my hair since I was twelve, so that's 13 years of monthly dyeing, and my hair is now paying the price for it!
My hair is quite dry and can seem quite brittle if I don't look after it properly, so the Time Renewal shampoo seemed perfect.
The bottle is easy to handle and I really like the lid - it is the type where you push one end down and the other side comes up revealing a small hole in the side.
This makes it easier to use the right amount for your hair, some shampoo bottles have huge openings that make it so easy to waste the shampoo by accidentally pouring too much out.
The shampoo itself is quite thick and really creamy. It is pale purple in colour and smells delicious - it doesn't smell of anything in particular, just a nice, fresh scent that lingers long after washing.
I like shampoos that nourish my hair and make it feel manageable without being too soft, if my hair is too soft I can't do anything with it so have to use extra products to 'rough it up' a little.
I was pleased to find that I didn't have to do this with 'Time Renewal', It did seem to nourish my hair and it felt soft and manageable, but not too soft.
It did what I wanted it to, however it was nothing special; I've used £1 shampoos that have had the same effect, so if I'd have paid the £4 retail price I would have been disappointed.
'Time Renewal' does everything a shampoo should, it is no miracle cure and did not improve my hair in any way, but it is a nice product so I'm happy with it.
I also prefer the smell of this shampoo to my usual one so will continue to buy it; I wouldn't pay £4 for it, but when I notice it in the pound shop I will buy it again.
A four star product.
PANTENE PRO-V RESTORATIVE SHAMPOO
This shampoo is called Pantene and is a fairly new shampoo that restores and helps restore damaged hair to a sheen and silky feel.
This product comes in a cream 250ml container, with a top lid that closes and secures the shampoo.
SMELL AND TEXTURE
I would say this shampoo smells of peaches.The colour of this is blue when squeezed out and when applied to my hair as if by magic the shampoo turns white. When massaged through my hair the feel is very silky, but you need a generous amount for a good lather.
Wow i can get a comb through my hair, my comb slips through my hair and any dead ends are no more. My hair feels silky and in good condition.
My hair as been coloured and goes very dry when using a basic shampoo,
so i tried this one.
The main ingredients consist of amonium and sodiums, with other ingredients such as glycol distearate, citric acid, ,cetyl alcohol and parfum.
A good quality shampoo with a nice smell and does the job very well although ive noticed the sheen wears off after a day or two, but the hair still feels silky for days after, so i will give this shampoo a 4/5 for quality.
As you may know, I have banned myself from buying any toiletries until I have used up what I have got. I am fast running out of space so must get rid of a few bottles. Whilst looking to see what I could find that was nearly empty I came across a sample-sized tube of Pantene Pro-V Time Renewal shampoo. I decided to use this one as it was almost empty and would create a tiny bit of room on my crammed shelf.
I received this product to try direct from Pantene some time ago. The tube is 30ml, pretty small, though bigger than most sample-sized products. The tube is a mixture of colours, though mainly white, silver and gold with a navy blue coloured screw top lid. I believe the packaging is the same on the full sized version, apart from obviously been bigger.
On the back of the shampoo is a list of ingredients, the barcode and directions for use. One the front is the name of the shampoo, and the claims that the shampoo helps fight signs of damage by restoring hair's sheen and silky feeling. I will be the judge of that thank you Mr Pantene...
I am sure you don't need to be told how to use shampoo but here I go anyway...
"Massage into wet hair, lather, then rinse thoroughly'
Unsurprisingly they recommend using other Time Renewal products for optimal results.
My hair at the moment is in pretty poor condition. I wash, dry and straighten my hair daily, as well as having it coloured regularly. I was not expecting much from this shampoo so was very surprised by the results.
I squeezed a ten-pence sized amount of the shampoo into my hand. It is blue, which I found strange, wasn't expecting it with the colour of the packaging. I began rubbing it into my hair, and it smelt gorgeous. I can only compare the smell to one thing...Cabbage Patch dolls. Ooh it is lovely. The shampoo lathered really, really well, I think I probably used more shampoo than I needed to. Because it had lathered so much, it did take a while to rinse out, a little longer than other shampoos I've used. Not really a problem, and it was probably my own fault for using too much anyway.
After using the shampoo alongside my own conditioner (they didn't send me a sample of the conditioner and I am too tight to buy it) I styled my hair as usual.
I am very, very impressed by the results. My hair feels so soft, I cannot remember the last time it felt so smooth. It is really shiny and just looks so clean. The fresh, clean smell remains too. My hair doesn't look limp, or flyaway, just perfect.
I know some people don't rate this shampoo, or Pantene in general but I think this shampoo is fab. If they do the same shampoo but for coloured hair I will definitely be investing in a bottle when I have used up the rest of my shampoo collection.
I bought this shampoo hoping that it might be an affordable alternative to my much loved Kerastase. Unfortunately the credit crunch has bitten hard and the blank look on my husbands face when I suggested spending £35 on shampoo and conditioner told me it was time to move on. I wont lie this pained me somewhat - after all, it would be no loss to him, he's bald - if he had long, highlighted hair prone to frizz and split ends I'm sure it would have been considered a more important household purchase. So anyway, off I marched to Superdrug, with hope in my heart and about £5 in my purse. Ive always avoided Pantene - I dont like the claim in the adverts that you end up with healthy 'looking' hair. It just screams that you're getting coated in some shiny substance and not actually nourishing or repairing your tresses. This however is more expensive than the standard Pantene range and was also on a 2 for 1.
The Packaging: The bottle is completely different in design from the normal Pantene range, and as such I felt I had the 'premium' version, so did feel quite special.
The Shampoo: Thick, pleasant smell, feels luxurious & just a small amount creates a thick lather and my hair felt really clean afterwards.
The Results: At first I was really impressed with this shampoo - my hair felt soft & clean, even the day after I washed it. I had no frizz, my highlights really seemed to brighten up and my colleague at work mentioned my hair looked really healthy.
Long Term: By the end of the bottle I'm afraid to say my hair looked dull, felt weighted down and lacked any vitality. I actually ended up having to fork out more money on a clarifying shampoo to 'strip' whatever was coating it.
I dont think that it did anything in the way of nourishing my hair but I might use it for a week before I had an event to go to as the initial results arent bad for the price. As an everyday shampoo however, this is firmly scratched off my list.
When I first used this product I really liked it, it was the only shampoo & conditioner that made my hair REALLY soft and tangle free, however, when I told my stylist about using Pantene she gave me a stern talking to that made me steer away from pantene products all together. She told me that the only reason pantene shampoos and conditioners make your hair shiny (like the ads say) is because of the WAX that the products contain. The wax makes your hair shiny after use, but it doesn't do anything to restore the quality of your hair, it actually DRIES your hair out. No matter how soft pantene makes my hair I will never use a pantene product again because of the fact that in the long run it is not doing anything beneficial for my hair, it is actually doing more damage to it. So I do not recommend this product.
Pantene is a brand of hair care products owned by Procter & Gamble. It was created in 1947 by the Swiss drug manufacturer Hoffman-LaRoche. It was primarily a European company until it acquired by Richardson-vicks in 1983. They expanded the product line to 100 products which were mainly sold in salons and department stores.
I've never really liked Pantene products very much, I've always found my hair gets greasy very quickly after using it. I have very greasy hair anyway and need to wash it everyday to keep the grease at bay.
Anyway, it must have been back last year sometime when I received a package in the post containing a small bottle of Patene Pro-v Restoratives Time Renewal shampoo and a small bottle of Panten Pro-V Restoratives Time Renewal conditioner. So I thought it was about time to give this company another go (well, they were free)!
I used both products together as I'm sure most people would so I can only give my opinion on the products used in conjunction with each other.
The shampoo comes in quite an attractive bottle which is cylindrical in shape. It's white in colour with green and gold parts with a dark navy blue lid. It has the pantene logo on the front along with the type of shampoo it is (Time Renewal). The lid makes it very easy to use this shampoo, you press on one side of the top of the lid and it goes down revealing on the other side, which has popped up, a slot in which the shampoo comes out of.
On the back of the bottle is a little information about the product, directions on how to use it and the ingredients.
Information on the bottle
It starts by describing you hair as it is at present - for years you blow-dried, styled and coloured your hair, your hair looks fatigued. (Thanks)!
It then describes the future of your hair - the beatuy of your hair is restored and renewed. (We'll see)!
Followed by - Pantene Pro-V's Next Generation Shampoo and Conditioner system helps fight signs of damage - restoring hairs' sheen and silky feel and targets the problem zone, recapturing the appearance of healthy hair.
It then gives you the directions on how to use the product which is the same as all other shampoos. Massage onto wet hair, lather and rinse. Repeat if desired etc. It also promotes its other products by recommending their conditioner and others.
Using the product
I look forward to trying new hair products out to see if they what they say they will.
So, I was standing in the shower, opened my shampoo and put the usual amount into my hand, which is probably a bit bigger than the size of a £2 coin. It was blue in colour and it smelt lovely, very fruity. It was quite thick in consistency with a stretchy feel to it. I immediately realised that I'd put too much in my hand.
I continued to put the shampoo onto my hair and it lathered up quite quickly and it felt like I was using a good quality product. I then rinsed it off and decided that I didn't need to reapply as the first wash was enough.
I then went on the use the conditioner.
After I got out of the shower I did my usual hair drying/styling routine. Firstly, I dry my hair using a hairdryer, then I straighten my hair using straighteners. This routine is quite harsh on my hair and the ends often look dry, I also get flyaway strands on the top of my head which are very stubborn, they just won't flatten!
I was pleased with the results. My hair actually did feel stronger, and the ends didn't look so dry. My hair didn't get greasy any faster than what it usually does. In fact, I was so pleased with the results that I went out and bought the full sized product. I still use other shampoos but like to use this one every few days.
£2.84 tesco (any 2 for £4.00 until 01/07/08)
After a really horrible time using Dove Pro Age Shampoo and Conditioner a few days ago I was really distressed at my Mother sticking Pantene in the bathroom for family use this week. I've never been a fan of Pantene products anyway believing its very over rated after using a few less than satisfactory offerings over the years so I've steered well clear. I do own my own shampoos and conditioners of mie that I've been busy on here reviewing lately but thought I should try this out after seeing the adverts promising to turn my hair back to the condition it was last year and was worried if it worked would it also go back to blonde with pink streaks?! lol
The appealing thing about this new shampoo is unlike Dove Pro Age shampoo and conditioner being promoted towards the more shall we say 'maturer' lady this isn't this is directed at anyone.
Same as on the photograph on the top of this review. A 250ml recyclable white bottle with a black screw on/off lid. Clearly states who is is by and what it is and on the back tells me directions for use, ingredients and contact information for Procter & Gamble (the manufacturers). Its actually a very nice looking and professional bottle.
What The Product offers....
'This advanced system helps fight signs of damage by restoring hair's sheen and silky feel'.
Massage into wet hair, lather, then rinse thoroughly. Repeat if desired. Use daily. For optimal results us Pantene Time Renewal Conditioner each time you shampoo.
Well I used this in conjunction with the matching conditioner so I haven't seen finished results with just the shampoo but I'm reviewing it as just the shampoo in this review as some people may just want to purchase this and I can tell you the results before I whacked conditioner on my head.
The liquid isn't too runny. It's an iridescent lilac colour and I don't like the smell at all! I think its a blend of fruit oils but somewhere among it I'm sure there is a violet smell it's just horrible! Luckily once rinsed out the violet whiff goes and there isn't a lot of smell left in your hair though, even with using the conditioner too it's just on application I don't like it !
It's one of them shampoos that you put some on wet hair and it doesn't lather up at all and then you add more and you get covered in too many bubbles! You need about the size of a 50p piece me thinks (I have shoulder length hair).
The nice thing is just applying it you can feel a softness being applied the hair you don't normally get through just a shampoo. It does feel quite nourishing and you won't snap your fingers off with rubbing it through. It rinses out very easy (even though there is a rich creamy lather) and hair feels smooth and quite hydrated.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I wouldn't feel happy to go without some kind of conditioner though, even though hair does feels quite moisturised but there is one place this shampoo just lacks....
I didn't have a clean feel. My hair doesn't get dirty, I don't let it I wash it every day. I just can't explain it why i didn't feel clean and fresh. However hair doesn't feel dirty or anything it just wasn't all that special in its cleansing abilities. I can comb it easy when its still wet before applying conditioner easily and hair is defined so if you have curls they look a bit tidier and if you have straight hair it'll look straight so I think it does help with the overall appearance.
It never set my world on fire this one, the smell just isn't pleasant!
I've used it few days on trot and it's fine. It's just a run of the mill shampoo suitable for all the family.
£2.99 Sainsbury's and other good supermarkets and chemists and do look out for offers.
Aqua, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Ammonium Xylenesulfonate, Glycol Distearate, Citric Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Citrate, Cocamide MEA, Polyquaternium-10, Parfum, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium EDTA, PEG 7M, Limonene, DMDM Hydantoin, Tetrasodium EDTA, Panthenol, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Benzyl Salicylate, Methylchlorioisothiazolinone, Cl 17200, Cl 42090, Methylisothiazolinone.
Recapture the appearance of healthy hair by restoring hair's sheen and silky feel /