Friday, 30 December 2011

New Pantene Pro-V with customised formula review

I love trying out new hair care ranges, especially when I can find a matching shampoo and conditioner that both work well, but when you're in a rush, trying to find the right bottles to suit your hair type on the supermarket shelf isn't always easy. Pantene Pro-V's new range are designed to make this easier because they are colour-coordinated and target the most common hair types - fine, normal-thick and coloured - so you can customise your products to suit your hair. As a Savvy Circle member, I was sent some of the products to try out, in return for my honest opinion.

The fine hair range, called Aqua-Light, which comes in the gold-toned bottles, is made with micro-fortifiers to help reinforce fine hair, leaving virtually no weight. It aims to nourish your hair and reinforce fine hair along each strand.

The normal to thick hair collection with the turquoise labels, called Repair & Protect, is made with micro-nourishers to help lock in moisture deep down, leaving your hair healthy looking and full of shine. Its three key concepts are to restore the hair’s strength against styling damage, protect against future styling damage and help prevent the formation of split ends.

Finally, the Protect & Smooth collection for coloured hair, with the reddish labels, have what they call a double-effect complex to protect your hair while leaving it beautifully smooth. It adds a protective layer to help seal in colour, smoothens the hair surface for healthy looking softness and shine and helps to protect your coloured or highlighted hair against styling damage.

I received the shampoo, conditioner and treatment for my hair type, namely normal to thick, and gave them a go. They're not bad - I did feel that my hair looked glossier, although this only lasted a few days - but I couldn't honestly see much difference between the new range and the regular Pantene Pro-V range.

I passed on the samples for the fine hair collection to my mum who tried them out. Although they improved the condition of her hair, they gave her an itchy scalp so she wasn't overly keen but this is probably an allergic reaction to one of the ingredients. From looking around online, I haven't seen anybody else complain about this.

It's not always easy to judge which type of hair you have so Pantene have a quick guide to help you. Just answer the following questions : Have you had an all-over, permanent colour application in the past 3 months? If yes – your hair structure is coloured. If no – continue. Take one whole single hair strand between your thumb and forefinger. Roll it. If you can hardly tell it‘s there – your hair structure is fine. If you can clearly feel it (like a cotton thread)– your hair structure is normal-thick.

star rating : 4/5

RRP : 250ml Shampoo, 200ml Conditioner: £2.69, 500 ml Shampoo, 450ml Conditioner: £4.49, All Treatments: £4.49, Styling: £2.99

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  1. These sound good and if I end up with hair like Liv Tyler that's even better!

  2. I recently got sent some samples of the Repair and Protect range to try, including shampoo, condiotioner, hair masque and the split end serum.
    I've not used Pantene for years but was pleasantly surprised by the results. They don't compare to premium brands such as Kerastase or L'Anza but for the price they are really worthwhile. The split end serum works really well but I wasn't as impressed with the hair masque.
    I'd definitely recommned trying whichever range suits you as an awful lot of research has gone into the new formulations