Pros: cleans hair and leaves it looking great while adding fullness and life
Cons: not in the mega-warehouse-club size yet
I have been cursed with very fine hair and even worse, it began thinning in my late teens. I always dreamed of long, flowing hair and held onto that dream for years until I finally gave up a few years ago and had it cut short. Even then, there wasnt much to do with the hair. Id fuss with it now and then and try to give it more body, but nothing worked. Shampoos which purported to add volume to my hair really didnt offer a noticeable difference.
One day I found another brand of shampoo which offered a full and thick formula. I lamented that the Pantene line didnt offer a formula like that. My hairstylist has always highly recommended this line of shampoos, conditioners, and other hair-care products over any other. It was a case of ask and you shall receive as by the next month I was seeing Pantene Pro-V Full & Thick Shampoo appearing on drugstore shelves.
Pantene Pro-V Full & Thick Shampoo claims to be made with an amplifying formula, with Amino Pro-V Complex, that penetrates deep into every strand to help strengthen hair against damage from root to tip, to leave your hair looking full, thick, and healthy.
Does it work? Well, so far I am quite pleased. I have been using it almost exclusively for about two months. My hair does look thicker and healthier. I had it cut once since I started using Pantene Pro-V Full & Thick Shampoo and it took off a lot of the damage which was already there. Since then my hair looks healthier than it has in years. At the same time, its gentle enough to use ever day, even on permed or color-treated hair.
The amino-proteins in the Pantene Pro-V Full & Thick Shampoo are supposed to replace those that are naturally present in hair but lost over time. This will help fine hair - which is often quite fragile - become stronger against the various elements which can damage it. It also works as a preventative against future damage to the hair by the various elements my hair is exposed to on a daily basis.
The fragrance of Pantene Pro-V Full & Thick Shampoo is quite pleasing without being overbearing. Its floral scents emerge from the clear formula as soon as I open up the bottle in the shower. I enjoy the fragrance on the rare occasion that I just use the shampoo. The thick formula combined with my short hair means I dont have to use much, and a normal-sized bottle (I havent been able to get this yet at the warehouse clubs) lasts me quite some time. It lathers up nicely as well and rinses out of my hair cleanly, leaving behind no residue.
My hair is clean as well, which is important. I usually take a shower every morning. My hair definitely looks cleaner after using Pantene Pro-V Full & Thick Shampoo. Dirt and oils weigh down fine hair and make the thinness more evident, so if a shampoo hasnt cleaned properly, its evident. Thats also the reason I have to shampoo every day and my hair seems no worse for using Pantene Pro-V Full & Thick Shampoo every day. At the same time my hair seems to have some bounce and life to it, rather than hanging limply.
For anyone who has fine and/or thinning hair, I highly recommend using Pantene Pro-V Full & Thick Shampoo combined with Pantene Pro-V Full & Thick Conditioner on a daily basis. It does a great job helping my hair stay healthy and helping it look better than I remember it looking for a long time.
Manufactured by Procter & Gamble
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Ingredients: Water; Sodium Laureth Sulfate; Sodium Lauryl Sulfate; PPG-2 Hydroxyethyl Coco/Isostearamide, Sodium Chloride, Panthenol and Panthenyl Ethyl Ether (Pantenes Pro-Vitamin Complex); Lysine HCI, Methyl Tyrosinate HCI, and Histidine (Pantenes Amino Protein Complex), Fragrance; Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Citrate; Tetrasodium EDTA, Polyquaternium-10; Methylchloroisothiazolinone; Methylisothiazolinone; Sodium Xylenesulfonate
Other Pantene product reviews:
Pantene Pro-V Full & Thick Conditioner ~ Pantene Pro-V Sheer Volume Shampoo ~ Pantene Red Expressions Color-Enhancing Shampoo ~ Pantene Red Expressions Color-Enhancing Conditioner
© 2005 Patti Aliventi