Looking for your favorite Pantene shampoo or conditioner but can’t find it? It may be discontinued. That’s right -Pantene has discontinued several of its popular shampoo and conditioner product lines in order to roll out its new shampoo and conditioner replacement collections called Pantene’s New Customized Pro-V Solutions. Pantene’s product line up now consists of its New Fine Hair Solutions, Medium-Thick Hair Solutions, Color Hair Solutions, Curly Hair Series, and the old standby Classic Care Solutions, Nature Fusion and Relaxed & Natural Collections.
The new Pantene addresses 4 major hair types: curly hair, fine hair, med- thick hair, and color-treated hair.
New Pantene Pro-V Color Hair Solutions
The red-packaged New Pantene Color Hair solution is for those who want to improve the moisture content of their color-treated hair. Pantene’s researchers found that the permanent coloring process changes hair deep down and affects the hair’s cuticle surface at the structural level. Coloring and other chemical processes destroy the hair’s natural cuticle protection. Without the protective layer intact, the hair fiber increases in porosity and is not able to reflect light well. The new Pantene Pro-V Color Hair Solutions line is “designed to help give color-treated hair a new protective outer layer.” The solution contains fatty lipids and light proteins that deposit along the hair shaft, improving the porosity of color-treated hair.
The Color Hair Solutions line includes Pantene’s Color Hair Solutions Color Preserve shampoo and conditioner which comes in Color Preserve Shine, Volume, and Smooth varieties. Pantene’s Color Expression line is also featured in the new line up along with a Color hair Solutions Nourishing Treatment.
New Pantene Pro-V Fine Hair Solutions
The golden-packaged Fine Hair Solutions line is for-you guessed it, those of us with finer, thinner strands. Because fine hair has “less structural volume . . . and 50% less protein than thick hair” the new Pantene Fine Hair Solutions line is “designed to reinforce the structure of fine hair for a full healthy look” Pantene suggests. Since fine hair is easily weighed down, Pantene uses protein-reinforced, lightweight formulas that deposit proteins along the hair shaft and rinse cleanly to give the appearance of thicker individual strands.
The Fine Hair Solutions line includes Pantene’s Flat to Volume shampoo and conditioner, a Dry to Moisturized shampoo/conditioner, Fragile to Strong Shampoo/Conditioner, and a series of weightless volume and body enhancing sprays, root lifters, mousses, heat protectants, and gels. The Fine Hair solutions line also features a Fine Hair Solutions Moisturizing Treatment and Anti-Breakage Detangler.
New Pantene Pro-V Medium-Thick Hair Solutions
The blue-green packaged Medium-Thick Hair Solutions line is for those who are blessed with big hair! This product-heavy collection addresses the major problems faced by thick haired folks-frizz and inability to hold and keep styles smooth. According to researchers at Pantene, medium-thick hair has been found to contain as many as 2x the cellular density of finer hair. Humidity in the surrounding air can get into porous cuticles and cause hair to frizz. Medium-thick hair also contains significantly more natural protein than fine hair which can make it feel coarser and stiffer. The medium-thick hair line is designed to “minimize frizz” and “smooth and align strands, provide hold, and maintain smoothness.”
Pantene’s New Medium-Thick hair solutions line features their “Frizzy to Smooth” shampoo and conditioner, “Dry to Moisturized” shampoo/conditioner, “Breakage to Strength” shampoo/conditioner, and “Flat to Volume” shampoo/conditioner.
The styling line up for Medium-Thick Hair Solutions features anti-humidity sprays, a heat protectant, smoothing gel and creme, volumizing mousse, and a detangling product. The Medium-Thick line also includes an intensive restoration treatment and a damage repair treatment.
Pantene Pro-V Curly Hair Series
The pink-packaged Curly Hair Series line is for curly girls who wish to add a little more pep and less frizz to their natural curls. Pantene researchers found that the natural twists and turns of curly hair often make it prone to premature cuticle lifting which may expose delicate areas of the cortex and inner cuticle. The curly hair conditioners contain a more sophisticated “guar substance”-an ingredient that Pantene researchers say cushions and protects the hair. The guar substance is “water-activated” and makes the hair easier to control, Pantene claims. Ultimately, the new Pantene Curly Hair Series line is “designed to smooth cuticles and leave curly hair protected from damage and frizz.”
Products in the curly hair series include a “Dry to Moisturized” shampoo and conditioner, Curls to Straight shampoo/conditioner, and a host of curly hair styling products. Styling products in the curly line include curl shaping and enhancing gels, sprays, and mousse. The curly series also features an anti-frizz straightening crème, detangler, and deep moisturizing and repair treatments.
Not sure which new Pantene customized solution to use?
So what if you are a combination of thick and curly? Or fine and color-treated? Pantene offers a personal online hair consultation that will help you decide the new Pantene solution that works best for your hair type and needs. Just answer a few quick questions and the online consultant will assign a line to you! The solutions are also interchangeable so that you can use various solutions together to achieve your ideal Pantene hair solution.
Wondering if your Pantene favorite has been discontinued? The following Pantene products have been discontinued:
Anti Frizz Collection: Anti-Frizz Shampoo and Anti-Frizz Conditioner
Color Revival Collection: Color Revival Shampoo, Color Revival Conditioner, and Color Revival 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner
Curls Collection: Curls Shampoo, Curls Conditioner, Curls 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner, Curls Curl Defining Scrunching Gel Extra Strong Hold, Curls Curl Defining Scrunching Mousse Extra Strong Hold, Curls Curl Defining Scrunching Spray Gel Extra Strong Hold, Curls Curl Lock Hairspray Flexible Hold Non-Aerosol, Curls Curl Shaper Anti-Frizz Crème, and Curls Soft Waves and Curls Styling Milk
Expressions Collection: Blonde Highlighting Expressions Daily Color Enhancing Shampoo, Blonde Highlighting Expressions Daily Color Enhancing Conditioner, Midnight Expressions Daily Color Enhancing Shampoo, Midnight Expressions Daily Color Enhancing Conditioner, Red Expressions Daily Color Enhancing Shampoo, Red Expressions Daily Color Enhancing Conditioner, Silver Expressions Daily Color Enhancing Shampoo, Silver Expressions Daily Color Enhancing Conditioner, Brunette Expressions Daily Color Enhancing Shampoo, and Brunette Expressions Daily Color Enhancing Conditioner
Extra Straight Collection: Extra Strength Shampoo, Extra Strength Conditioner, Extra Strength 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner, and Extra Strength Comb-in-Creament
Full & Thick:
Full & Thick Shampoo, Full & Thick Conditioner, Full & Thick 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner, Full & Thick Extra Fullness Gel Maximum Holdm Full & Thick Extra Fullness Mousse Maximum Hold, and Full & Thick Strengthening Lightweight Leave-in Spray
Ice Shine Collection: Ice Shine Shampoo, Ice Shine Conditioner, Ice Shine 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner, Ice Shine Hairspray Maximum Hold Aerosol, and Ice Shine Volumizing Mousse Maximum
Moisture Renewal Collection: Moisture Renewal Shampoo, Moisture Renewal Conditioner, Moisture Renewal 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner, and Moisture Renewal Rinse-off Treatment
Pro-V Restoratives Collection: Pro-V Restoratives Breakage Defense Shampoo, Pro-V Restoratives Breakage Defense Conditioner, Pro-V Restoratives Time Renewal Shampoo, Pro-V Restoratives Time Renewal Conditioner, Pro-V Restoratives Time Renewal Replenishing Mask, Pro-V Restoratives Frizz Control Shampoo, Pro-V Restoratives Frizz Control Conditioner, Pro-V Restoratives Frizz Control Extra Strength Serum, Pro-V Restoratives Frizz Control Anti-Humidity Hairspray Aerosol, and Pro-V Restoratives Frizz Control Ultra Smoothing Balm
Smooth Collection: Smooth Shampoo, Smooth Conditioner, Smooth 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner, and Smooth Anti-Frizz Serum
Texture Collection: Texture Shampoo, Texture Conditioner, Texture 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner, Texture Ultimate Texture Hairspray Ultra Hold Aerosol, Texture and Shine Defining Pomade, Texture Spray Wax, Texture Scuplting Wax, and Texture Moussing Foam Wax
Volume Collection: Volume Shampoo, Volume Conditioner, Volume 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner, Volume Body Builder Volumizing Mousse Maximum Hold, Volume Touchable Hairspray Flexible Hold Non-Aerosol, Volume Touchable Hairspray Flexible Hold Aerosol, Volume Root Lifter Volumizing Spray Gel Maximum Hold, Volume Outrageous Body Hairspray Maximum Hold Non-Aerosol, Volume Outrageous Body Hairspray Maximum Hold Aerosol, and Volume Body Builder Volumizing Gel Maximum Hold
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