For most women, hair care is a vital accessory that dictates how a day can go. Walking out the front door with “a good hair day” usually means a positive start to work, a date or meeting friends for a night out on the town. A bad hair day can change a women’s wardrobe from interesting to down right dull, hidden under the baseball hat. This is why according to www.GenuisBeauty.Com women spend $50,000 or more on hair care over a lifetime. Beauty product companies try to capture those disposable dollars by creating products and advertisements that make promises of meeting our expectations. One of the hardest hair types to style and find products for is curly hair. Currently, Pantene Pro V hair care series is marketing , according to its website, a product line that “transform the hair you have to the hair you want.” Sadly, this product misses the mark again of what curly hair really needs, lots and lots of moisture and conditioning. Here is a review of the product line based on personal usage. My hair type is a mix of wavy and curly, full of high moisture desired strands.
Pantene Pro V Shampoo and Conditioner Curly: The true test of curly hair shampoo is cleaning without that dried out hard texture to your hair, and a conditioner that leaves your hair feeling silky. Sadly these products fail to deliver. The shampoo, supposedly made for curly hair does little to make it not feel semi dried out. The conditioner, once rinsed feels no different that any other conditioner used for hair. Neither leave curly hair with what it needs, simple soft cleaning with the silkiness of conditioning. The conditioner lacks real moisture bonding with the curls.
Pantene Pro V Curly Hair Series Deep Moisturizing: The first problem with this product is size. For the price of around $6 dollars, if your hair length is shoulder or if your hair is thick, you will only get 1 to 1 1/2 usage from this conditioner. According to the description on the front it, “Moisturizes and helps repair damage to deeply revitalize curls.” Again, it’s a disappointment. The products does offer better conditioning than the quick rinse one, but again, for a deep moisturizer it lacks maintaining that once the product is rinsed from your hair. The only way, after using this product to continue the soft feel was to NOT rinse it all from your head. This is not a positive thing to do for your hair as it can cause breakage. I even left the product on longer than necessary to see if that made a difference, it didn’t.
Pantene Pro V Curly Spray Gel: Typical of what women with curly hair want to avoid is that stiff, sticky feeling. As with most beauty products made for curly hair, maintaining moisture means having your hair feel like it ended up in a fight with crazy glue. This is not what women with curly hair want. According to the bottle it states, “FLOWING DEFINITION and VIRTUALLY frizz-free bounce.” After using it, the only way to achieve this would be in a wind tunnel. In order to reduce frizz, curly hair, especially during the humidity of summer needs, moisturizing and conditioning. This product does not leave your hair frizz free and again lacks addressing the true problems of curly hair.
Pantene Pro V Curly Hair Series Detangler: Of all the products associated with this line, this is the only one that semi delivers what it promises. I will give it credit for the “untangles” but will not give it credit for “conditions curls.” After using the product several times revitalize my curls in the morning, it did work to detangle, but still required me using another product to add conditioning.
Pantene Pro V Curly Hair Style Creme: This product, is a huge failure. Its usage is for curly hair women who want to prep their hair for a “straight look.” Supposedly it will provide for anti-frizz straightening. The reality is the frizz free straightening works from using the heat of the flat iron, not this product. I used it, then allowed my hair to dry for preparation to go straight. My hair was left frizzy, dry and its condition IMPROVED when flat iron was applied, It was made no better had I used this product or not. The result would have been the same.
Pantene Pro V Curly Hair Style Spray Heat Protection and Shine: All women equate shiny, not oily, hair as being healthy. This product states that it protects against heat damage and enhances shine. According to the back of the bottle is states, “experience LUSTROUS shine with a SOFT healthy looking finish.” Sounds good right? Well, forget it. I have sprayed this product on multiple times, and I am still waiting for my shine. As of yet, it the only shine I see is the sun out my window. This product again fails to deliver what the bottle so cleverly states to entice you to purchase it.
Overall, the Pantene Pro V Curly Hair Style Series, will join the other bottles of failed attempts by companies to dazzle and razzle consumers with products that don’t deliver. If you hair has a “slight curl” or “doesn’t require mositure” maybe this product line will work for you. This seems to reinforced by Pantene, which on the product line shows a pink picture as the background with white straight lines showing a slight curl on the end. However, if you are like the rest of us women, waiting for hair care products that will leave us with curls like Justin Guarini from American Idol or actress Keri Russell, then don’t waste your money. Instead, contact the beauty care industry and ask them to finally give consumers the products they provide to the elite. We want curly hair products that deliver what they say and what we pay for. At least I have another bottle of shampoo for my dog, she has straight hair with a slight curl at the end. I will let you know.