Product Review: Pantene Pro-V Clarifying Shampoo

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Name: Clarifying Shampoo
Brand: Pantene
Size: 250ml
Price: €3,59

From the packaging:
If your hair tends to become oily and dirty rapidly and you want it clean and visibly healthy Pantene Pro-V Purifying Shampoo is perfect for you. His special formulation cleanses hair from root to tip, removing oil and build-up styling products residues.

What I liked:
– cleans hair very well removing all oil and build-up styling residues
– the scent
– the packaging

What I didn’t like:
– can be drying if used too often

I have very oily hair. I wash it and the next day it looks so greasy and dirty, it’s disgusting. Lately, my hair also felt a bit weighted down because of styling products residues. My hair needed a good cleanse and this shampoo promises just that, so I was very curious to try it and see how well it works.

The shampoo is clear and its consistency is quite thick. You only need a small amount of product, which rapidly produces a lot of lather. I’ve never seen such a huge amount of lather piled up on my head! It is very easy to rinse off, although that takes slightly longer to do than it does with other shampoos because of the excess lather. But once the shampoo is rinsed away, hair feels really clean, lighter and smoother. It effectively removes all oil and build-up styling products residues! But what I love the most is that it makes my hair stay clean for 2/3 days before it needs to be washed again and that is a lot, if you have oily hair.

However, being a clarifying shampoo, it contains higher concentrations of cleansing ingredients that can strip away hair’s natural moisture. This product contains Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, which cleanses very well and produces a lot of foam fast, but can also dry your hair. This shampoo is therefore NOT gentle enough for everyday use. I use this about once a week, but if you have dry or normal hair, then once every couple of weeks would probably work better for you. For the same reason, you also need to use a conditioner after the shampoo.

The product has a subtle and lovely scent that lasts all day. The container is sleek and clear, which I love as you can see how much product is still left in the packaging after every use.

Summary:
Overall, I really love this shampoo. It has a lovely smell, lathers up well and is very effective at cleansing and removing dirt, oil and styling products residue from my hair, leaving it clean for a few days. Be careful not to use it often though and always apply conditioner afterwards, or you’ll risk drying out your hair.

Rating: 3/5

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Comments

  1. 2

    says

    I’m not a big fan of Pantene because I gather they put craploads of silicone into their shampoos just to coat your hair in plastic.

    For me, I can’t beat my TIGI Bedhead stuff, it makes my hair so silky, I have to rough it up a bit with hairspray.

  2. 3

    beautifulwithbrains says

    Nikki: Pantene products are the same for me. They either work really good for me or don’t work at all. I’m glad this one is great though. But it’s so full of cleansing agents it could seriously dry out your hair if you’re not careful.

    Anastasia: I’m not a fan of Pantene either, most of their products don’t work for me. They leave my hair stiff and tangled! Not too mention the next day my hair is so greasy again! Lots of companies put silicones in their shampoos unfortunately, but this one doesnt. It actually doesn’t have any conditioning agents, that’s why you need to use a conditioner with it or your hair could get overly.dry.

  3. 4

    Maryann says

    can you get back the ” CLARIFYING FOR RESIDUE” FROM PANTENE N SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER FOR SILVER OR GREY HAIR FOR US ELDERS – IT’S THE BEST TO USE AND A GOOD PRICE FOR US ALL –
    I MYSELF MISS USING THOSE PRODUCTS – PLEASE PUT BACK ON SELVES IN STORES – PLEASEEEEEEEE!!!!!
    ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,MARYANN BROWN

    • 5

      beautifulwithbrains says

      Maryann, I’m sorry to hear Pantene has discounted a product you loved. I hate when companies do that. Hopefully they will relaunch it one day soon.

  4. 6

    PanteneUser says

    Maryann: I bought their new fine hair volume shampoo and the ingredients look the same as the former clarifier. Maybe you should try that one? It doesn’t seem to have conditioning agents like the Classic Care or 2-in-One versions. People who blog about it say it removes oil. I use a leave-in after and it doesn’t dry my hair. What I love: the fragrance and the lather. I LOVE that it’s clear but thick, produces a thick, white lather and rinses clean. You don’t need a lot to clean your hair and you might be suprised at how clean your skin it too! I think it’s economical because of how little you need to really cleanse the hair. A lot of people hate detergents but I love to feel squeaky after I bathe.

  5. 7

    Lola says

    I used to have it for my scalp treatment who itch a lot yet I can’t find any dandruff or parasites on it which may be the reason why it itch so much. And like it’s name “clarifying shampoo” it clarifies my scalp and now I’m 100% confident that those misery will not ever gonna strike my scalp again.:)
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