I first caught wind of the Pantene Colour Seal Concentrate product at this evening event, where the Dr Frauke Neuser showed us how by using this concentrate on the hair for just 2 minutes made it ‘waterproof’ so to speak by forming a protective seal over the hair.
Dyed hair sunk in water, hair treated with this stuff, did not.
FINALLY! The product has been launched:
The NEW Pantene Pro-V Colour Protect Colour Seal Concentrate. Like first aid for coloured hair, it uses a patented technology to create a thin, veil-like layer along the hair fibre, mimicking the hair’s natural f-layer which is lost in the colouring process. As well as delivering great shine plus healthy looking and feeling hair, used weekly it locks in colour for up to 8 weeks and can help undo the signs of winter damage.
This is not a conditioner – this is a treatment you use after shampoo and conditioner. Apply for 2 minutes and rinse. It’s a once a week treatment….
…which is a good job cos it doesn’t feel like you get much. Then again I used a medium sized spodge thinking it wouldn’t be enough for my frizz bomb of a mop and it was. This stuff just glides in…
This stuff smells like most Pantene shampoo products, quite clean and fresh.
Now my hair, since I’ve been colouring it over and over again tends to give up hair dye quite quickly, especially if I dye it a dark brown, and I get really frizzy, difficult to style hair. If I forget to put a product in it after washing (I tend to air dry my hair) then uh-huh – it is not a pretty sight.
This stuff from Pantene is – A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.
Remember it’s not a conditioner but I applied this after my conditioner (I won’t say which but it didn’t do a great job) – I applied the colour seal concentrate and I could finally run a comb through my hair. Rinsed out, it felt very very smooth, and now that it has hair dried my hair is 90% less frizzy, it feels very soft without begin weighed down and glossy.
It’s here to seal in the colour primarily, not do the above but it does do all of it anyway.
I can really tell the difference on my frizz bomb of a hair – don’t know how well it will fair on someone with already smooth hair. I don’t think it’s a product that will weigh hair down though.
Verdict: Must try if you dye your hair, or just generally have super frizzy hair!
Pantene Pro-V Colour Protect Colour Seal Concentrate, RRP. £3.99 (58ml) from supermarkets and pharmacists nationwide.