Pantene Pro-V Color Preserve Shine Shampoos and Conditioners promise to “protect colored hair and help restore brilliance.” The thing is, brightly colorful hair colors are not like traditional dyes. Ultra-bright colors like blues, pinks and greens are often semi-permanent and plant-based. The question is, do Pantene Pro-V Color Preserve Shine Shampoo and Conditioner achieve their goals with brightly colored hair?
A look at brightly colored hair and how shampoos and conditioners affect it. Before coloring your hair that midnight blue or hot pink, you bleach your hair as white as possible. Hair really takes a beating after using bleach, and it will become very dried out. You need to condition your hair to soften it from the bleach. Then, you color your hair bright blue, or whatever color you are using. With ultra-bright hair color, you are essentially “staining” your hair that color. Like all stains, you can wash them out with some extreme scrubbing, but sometimes color remains. That’s what you want with your ultra-bright hair color, and you need a shampoo that will not wash out too much of it.
Pantene Pro-V Color Preserve Shine Shampoo’s effect on bright hair color. The first thing you’ll notice when you wash your brightly colored hair is that the pretty color will come pouring out. So much color will come out that you will swear there is no color left on your head. Unfortunately, this happens with every shampoo brand, including Pantene Pro-V Color Preserve Shine Shampoo. After a number of washes, the color will stop washing out. What you need is a shampoo that stops that running faster and before all the color comes out. Pantene Pro-V Color Preserve Shine shampoo washes out a lot of the bright color, but stops after a few washes. In this way, Pantene Pro-V Color Preserve Shine Shampoo is no different than other brands.
Does Pantene Color Preserve Shine Shampoo fulfill its promise for a smooth shine? Sure it does. That is what shampoos are supposed to do. Many, actually most, shampoos have an ingredient in them called panthenol. Panthenol is used to coat your hair so that it is smooth, and it makes the hair shiny. It is just a coating of the hair. This ingredient does not enter the hair follicles and nourish them. Pantene Color Preserve Shine Shampoo makes your color bright and shiny, but so will many other shampoos. In defense of Pantene, this shampoo does bring out more shine than cheaper shampoos with the same ingredient. This is good for after you’ve had your bright hair color for a number of weeks. The color will remain shiny and will not be as dull.
Pantene Pro-V Color Preserve Shine Conditioner and bright hair color. Since your hair is bleached before coloring it bright colors, you need a conditioner to keep it moisturized. However, you also want a conditioner that won’t make your pretty color turn dull. There are no complaints about Pantene Pro-V Preserve Shine Conditioner and its use with bright color. The conditioner has loads of moisture-building ingredients, and it does not wash out any of the bright color, which is refreshing after so much color washing out with the shampoo. With the panthenol ingredient in the conditioner as well, Pantene Pro-v Color Preserve Shine Conditioner keeps bright color shiny and smooth, as well. It also doesn’t weigh down your hair for a flat look. If you could just wash your hair with conditioner, you’d be set.
The verdict for Pantene Pro-V Color Preserve Shine Shampoo and Conditioner. At about $6 or less per bottle, this shampoo and conditioner is actually at the lower end of the product line for color-preserving products. There are cheaper shampoos that will do the same things as Pantene’s shampoo, and there are more expensive shampoos that will do a lot more for your brightly colored hair. As for Pantene’s conditioner, most cheaper conditioners weigh down your hair and can even make them feel greasy. Pantene’s conditioner does not weigh down the hair, and doesn’t do any harm to the bright color.
“Ingredients – Panthenol,” Sci-Toys.com