I have a love/hate relationship with Pantene. I want to love it but it hates me. I’ve never had much luck with Pantene. From my experience it works, but only for a little while. After a few weeks my tresses are so tired and weighed down and my scalp super itchy and gunky that I have to switch to another brand.
I was hoping that the Age Defy would be different. VocalPoint.com sent me a single use sample of the Pantene Pro-V Expert Collection Age Defy Shampoo and Conditioner to try. As soon as I rinsed the shampoo from my hair I knew I was in for more of the same. Right away my hair felt plasticky or rubbery, not clean and manageable. Lather, rinse, repeat – still no good. In addition the color of the shampoo left something to be desired it looked a little like watery mucous kinda greenish, kinda beige. The Age Defy conditioner helped some but my hair still felt like when I’d get my Barbie Doll’s hair wet. That’s not a good feeling.
Lately, I had been trying another brand of shampoo for review and got pretty good results as far as frizz control and shine. The Pantene didn’t measure up – not even close. My naturally curly hair that had been forming tighter and smoother ringlets was now frizzy and half flat. That’s actually what I’ve come to expect from Pantene. OMG and the itching my GOD the itching. I wasn’t out of the shower 10 minutes and my scalp was already irritated and itchy. Usually I can go for at least a day before I get that kind of itchiness. I was hoping that at least my hair would stay smooth once I straightened it. Sad to say the sheen was not there, it was frizzy almost instantly and no matter what I did I couldn’t get it to lay right. ARRGH!
Every body has a different chemistry what doesn’t work for me might work for you. If you have liked using Pantene products in the past and want to try the new Expert Collection by all means see how it works for you. For my part, I can’t recommend it.
I am a member of the VocalPoint community and received the 10mL single use samples of Pantene ProV Age Defy Shampoo and Conditioner through their program. The views are my own and from my own personal experience with the product. I did not receive compensation for my review.