I haven’t used Pantene shampoo for yonks…
In my search for so called ‘natural’ haircare, I have pretty much shunned a lot of high street shampoo and conditioners.
So I really wasn’t sure if this Pantene Aqua Light range would be for me. It’s a very nice looking collection, mind, but I just wasn’t too sure…
But what is the idea behind the Aqua Light range? They say:
Every woman wishes for lightweight healthy looking hair that has the ‘swish.’ The new Aqua Light products contain revolutionary ingredients developed to nourish the hair without weighing it down. This sophisticated composition balances the ratio of conditioning to lightness, resulting in a clean but nourished feeling.
The range consists of:
Lightweight Nourishing Shampoo
Lightweight Nourishing Conditioner
Lightweight Nourishing Treatment (leave in for 2-3 minutes)
Lightweight Nourishing Mist (use on wet or dry hair for hydration. Bottle needs a good shake).
The range is especially good for fine hair which is easily weighed down. That’s not really my hair type (I think!) but nevertheless I gave it a go.
I am so glad I did. This range is really really excellent.
Seriously, I get a lot of high street shampoos and conditioners to test and they seldom do much on my hair – and it’s not because I am being a snob, it’s just because I’m scared of it having an adverse reaction with my sensitive scalp.
It is so weird using a shampoo with Sodium Lauryl Sulfate in it – it’s so foamy! When you use a non-SLS shampoo you get use to having less foam and a less ‘glidey’ feeling. I also think those shampoos are harder to get used to because your hair will look drier and frizzier.
So using this kind of shampoo after so long was weird. It was quick to foam, and rinsed out easily leaving my hair feeling clean and not too dry or knotted.
Pantene conditioners are very good – my hairdresser actually uses one of their intensive conditioners he found in the pound shop because once you put it in your hair it takes about 10 seconds for it to become knot free.
I found this was a pretty good conditioner which has made my hair feel softer, shiny and easy to brush.
Also – a lot lot lot less frizz.
My primary concern after using this range was whether my scalp would punish me by going really itchy – but amazingly enough – it hasn’t. It feels great and my hair is a lot softer and shinier than before and feels quite ‘light’ too.
I saw this in Boots last week at 50% off – not sure if this is still the case but either way, this range is well worth trying.