Friday, October 30, 2009

Is Pantene Pro-V bad for your hair?

You've all heard people say it before. You might even believe it yourself. "Pantene Pro-V is bad for your hair." or "Pantene leaves a coating on your hair that is bad for it."

I started thinking about this Monday night at Junior League because one of the shelters we collect items for specifically listed Pantene as the type of shampoo/conditioner the women there requested. A Junior League member raised her hand and asked why this specific brand is listed because it is bad for your hair.

Adam even told me once that he doesn't use this brand because someone told him it is bad for hair. I've used Pantene off and on for years. I switch between salon brands and cheaper brands constantly. So, I decided to do some research on this very subject. Here is what I found:
  • Pantene shampoos and conditioners do not contain wax. Although Pantene has unique and proprietary ingredients based on recent technological advances, the classes of ingredients (silicones, fatty alcohols, cationic polymers and cationic surfactants) are used consistently across the hair care industry. (
  • Pantene conditioners do leave behind conditioning ingredients (such as coacervate conditioning complexes, liquid crystals, and terminal amino silicones). These are washed out in the next shampoo. (
  • Some people say Pantene is acidic, which they think makes their hair fall out. Actually, shampoos with alkaline pH levels (opposite of acidic) are worse for your hair.
My opinion: Pantene Pro-V is not any different from any other moisturizing shampoo or conditioner. If you wash your hair every day, you shouldn't use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner each time because this causes build up. That's what makes your hair seem like it has a coating on it. And it strips your hair of its natural oils.

Happy Friday!!!
P.S. I'm sporting my saloon girl hair at work today because I won't have time to fix it after work. Yes, I got up at 5:15 to curl my hair, had breakfast with my parents, and I got to work early. I'm finally on top of things. Too bad it's Friday.


    Anonymous said...

    pantene is good
    it makes ur hair shiny and smooth

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