Back in my texlaxed days I was a Pantene Pro-V stan!! I used it exclusively all through jr high and high school, and part of college. I think I was addicted to the scent! During my transition I started experimenting with more products but Pantene conditioners still held a special place in my heart for co-washes or regular conditioning.
A while back I had the good fortune to attend an event for the Pantene Expert Collection range of hair products and got to sample the Age Defy line (which is awesome by the way.) (I told you about that event here) As an ex-Pantene junkie I was excited to attend and learn more about the brand.
Since most of my readers here are natural or transitioning, I thought you’d be more interested in reading about the Truly Natural Collection that Pantene Pro-V offers.
I tried the Clarifying Shampoo and the Deep Conditioner and I will say I loved them both!
I tried this on straightened hair that was dirty (really dirty…like almost two weeks dirty) and oily. I did one long shampoo, and it really left my hair feeling clean. I do feel that if I used it weekly or every few days, that it would be a little bit too strong for me. I don’t like squeaky clean and I feel that if I didn’t use it on such dirty/greasy hair, I would’ve been left with that squeaky clean feeling. This may be good for some of you because I know a lot of people love that feeling.
I didn’t use heat with this deep conditioner. I slathered it on and squeezed it down the length of my hair and then kept it on for about 15 minutes. I then detangled with a wide tooth comb and my hair was like butter! The detangling effects of this conditioner were excellent. I got great slip and detangling was very easy. My only issue with this conditioner is: It’s called a “deep conditioner” so in my mind that means to leave it on for a while… but the instructions are very vague. It just says “apply after shampoo and rinse” (I’m exaggerating for effect, but it really doesn’t give much direction). My hair felt great after using it though.
Overall I am happy with both the shampoo and conditioner in the Truly Natural range from Pantene Pro-V and will be checking stores near me to try the rest of the line. I’d recommend it to anyone who wants a squeaky clean clarifying shampoo, and a moisturizing conditioner full of slip!
Next time: I’ll try the deep conditioner either with heat, or leaving it on for a prolonged time to see if the softness/moisturizing benefits are even greater.
Thanks to the generous folks at Pantene for sponsoring this giveaway so one of you girls will be able to try the entire range!!
One lucky reader will receive:
- Pantene Pro-V Truly Natural Clarifying Shampoo
- Pantene Pro-V Truly Natural Deep Conditioner
- Pantene Pro-V Truly Natural Defining Curls Custard
- Pantene Pro-V Truly Natural Shine Serum With Argan Oil
Winner will be chosen on March 31 and announced on the LongNaturalHair Facebook Page!