I have been using Pantene for about 15 years now… I have thin long hair but very shinny and strong. I am very picky took care of my long hair( love for locks) I have been working on getting my healthy hair back don’t know why but my hair won’t grow right it keeps breaking. Amway, all the ones I used made my hair very tangled, flat and not soft AT ALL. I am on my final year of my Biomolecular Sciences degree. it was All soft by redken shampoo and the matrix biolage exquisite oil. Count me another satisfied user of Pantene conditioner, since the 1980s. Makes a big difference no matter what shampoo and conditioner I use. Nourishing your hair from root to tip, give your hair the strength it deserves. It’s the only brand I trust for clean, soft and great smelling hair! After my husband commented on how thin my hair looked I started taking vitamins, thinking that was the cause of my hair issues. They just care about making products people will buy. Same! Pantene is one of the top selling products in the industry so it it makes sense that you find a lot of your clients use it. This is the single most damaging thing that was ever done to my hair. For me, I love it! I REALLY miss using pantene.. it used to smell good.. now it’s way overpowering. You might also try the Living Proof products which are based on a Teflon like compound that’s supposed to be pretty good as well. So you may not like the way it feels on your hair but to call it “garbage” is more than a little biased and presumptuous on your part. John Frieda and Clear were much better products for my hair, so I’d recommend those lines if you want to go the drugstore route. But for someone who has colored hair (blue ombre that is difficult to maintain), I swear by their colored hair line. Are you usually this rude? The silicones leave my hair slippery and shiny and easy to comb. It never phased me. Educate yourself before choosing your “teacher”. So far it haven’t gotten any longer. What I like to look for on the bottle is that it says: She is just one out of many that I have noticed this problem. The blatant boosterism on this site has really opened my eyes – to the fact that these days, Pantene is all sizzle and no meat. I did try other names–L’oreal, Suave, forgotton dollar store stuff, Jason (which i loved, but was too spendy for me), Avalon (also loved)–but always came back to Pantene, which seemed to give my short hair the best softness and strength despite harsh coloring and heat styling I put it through. I’ve shared my story with friends and family who shared they’d had the same experience. Sir i am a boy of 18 years Some people feel that Pantene leaves a silicone residue on their hair. You can choose whatever you like – a retail brand like Pantene, a salon brand like Matrix or a new brand like Phique. The stuff costs pennies to make; the big expense is advertising to try to con you into thinking the products are exclusive and somehow better. Well everyone in the salon started going off on how bad it is and grabbed some scissors to scrap off all that waxy build up to show me. I had also heard Pantene was “bad” for my hair, after using it for most of my life. Well I’ve used Pantene conditioner for the last four washes and each time I noticed lots of hair falling out, then I noticed my pony tail was thinner than usual. If your hair is feeling brittle, or oily and coated, clarifying it with a clarifying shampoo, using a good conditioner with some coconut oil in it, brings it right back. This was from the ASA, do you know who they are? I have spent more money in My adult life trying to find the BEST of THE BEST Shampoo and conditioners. I found Clear worked beautifully they just switched to Dove anti dandruff. I have long hair and do not look good in short hair! I had been a Pantene fan for awhile, but the last few months, my hair has become dry and damaged. Oh, and lastly, in regards to your comments in the article about hair dressers – I think everyone is also taking that out of context. There are some salon brands that work nicely an some drugstore brands. I then spent a lot of money for an expensive Frederic Fekkai shampoo. My best advice is simply common sense. Nothing has transformed my hair from fine and thin to luscious and thick. And the “research” has been conducted by yours truly “Maker!”. I used to use Pantene for years. I have to say this but Pantene and I are not friends. Also, hair changes all the time. My hair was always my best feature, in my opinion. Thank for taking the time to comment! Let’s say a bottle of pantene costs $5.99. Coz i am seriously worried about my hairs Unfortunately, science says you’re wrong when you try to simplify facts and broadly state that “artificial chemicals are bad for humans.” (Most medicines are artificial chemicals, in case you hadn’t noticed.). It could potentially be cheaper to use a professional line. I appreciate the website. Taking a chance at what? Nothing is personal. Supposedly, it coats your hair with plastic or wax to make it seem smooth, soft, and shiny, instead of really moisturizing your hair. Not all silicones are bad. Thanks for stating your beliefs about beauty products. I’ve had Pantene on my toast for years now and it’s always been delicious. I’ve just about given up on any kind of solution. I’m a fan for life. It’s all about their greed, NOT what’s best for the clients. If you’re using styling tools good shampoo and conditioner really isn’t enough. I’ve heard all of the horror stories from stylists and other random people who think they know it all about how damaging Pantene is for your hair. Other than the few dollars we make from Amazon sales commissions we don’t make anything from this product. (Actually silicone conditions hair and fights the effects of moisture loss.) I lose more hair in the summer, just like my cats do! You have to have a thick skin in this business! I’m complimented on my hair every day of my life. I then tried washing it twice but no such luck. Do I need all of these things? Some people have allergic reactions to pantene and they have a right to their own opinion based on their experiences, most people have a high tolerance due to a toxicity immersed lifestyle of alcohol, red bulls, make-up, perfume, hair dye and plastic fake nails glued their bodies with toxic resin used in the production of fibreglass so a bit of pantene doesn’t bother them. Dimethicone also is not water soluable so it’s difficult to rinse out which leads to build up. Once, I invested in some pretty expensive styling tools (flat iron, blow dryer, etc.) Many uber high end products left my hair coated, frizzy fried. The companies are “diverting” their own products to increase premium sales. I have supper frizzy, curly hair that gets worse when I brush it. I mean, maybe. As someone else previously said, I think it depends on the person. Don’t compromise reason because there are people who just want to tear down companies like Pantene. Not necessarily, but it depends. Would you happen to have any suggestions on what to buy? But I agree with finding a formula that doesn’t make your scalp itch or leave too heavy of a fragrance. My hair knots like crazy and splits no matter what I use. I streaked and did my own roots before I got it cut. If your hair is falling out to an excess (scalp shows) and is not growing – go see your doctor. I switched back to something as simple as suave, and that greasy feeling disappeared. I will stick with pantene from now on! I would really like to better inform my clients. })(); Sophie Says: I’ve heard a lot of things about Pantene Pro-V’s shampoo and conditioners. Try a silk or satin pillowcase. Well spoken, Deb. It was amazing product that totally transformed my hair. EAPECIALLY ABOUT THE BALD PART. No change. Then I heard it was bad and started using expensive sulphate free salon products. Pantene Pro-V Repair & Protect Shampoo gently cleanses, while giving hair active Pro-V nutrients, instantly reversing signs of damage that can lead to lack of smoothness and shine. That’s $34/year. The fragrance also has seemed to of changed. While I can feel some build on on my hair, it isn’t knotting as much and it feels smoother. I’m a huge fan of their Dry Texture Spray. First, we have Pantene’s Repair and Protect Conditioner. we are given is CORRECT! You are so right about P&G. I’ve also never heard of “overfilling” with protein causing hair to become frizzier. I have been using Pantene for at least fifteen years. So, most of us NEED someone to ask… And we need to know that the info. I am not product loyal so I try everything at least once. Quaternium18 releases formaldehyde! Do you really think I used pantene for many many years. I’ve used it all these years with a few forays out to other salon products, I’ve used Wen, Redkin, Paul Mitchel, etc., and I come back to Pantene. The same goes with some salon lines. Well to begin with, your actual strands of hair are basically dead. When I use other name brand products they just never seem to do the job. I absolutely love Pantene products, my hair always looks and feels better with Pantene then any other shampoos and conditioners. If you was your hair with Pantene shampoo and conditioner while in the bath tub, I encourage you to look at the wax that is floating on the top of the water after the suds settle. I have a bachelors degree in Microbiology and am applying to doctoral programs now and I just got lectured by my hairdresser for using Pantene. medianet_height = "90"; Read this article if you want to learn more: https://thebeautybrains.com/2014/02/are-cosmetics-unregulated-the-beauty-brains-show-episode-16/. It is amazing the difference it has made for her. I’ve used the expensive products and it just doesn’t compare to Pantene. You must know this??? Cleans your hair, leaves it feeling soft and smelling great!! About nine months ago I started getting itchy patches on my scalp that would scab up. No rudeness is intended. Hi Renato. Thank you. I was so happy when it started to be sold in stores. I have been using Pantene shampoo and conditioner ever since I was a teenager in the 90s. I think it’s just fine. (BTW I am familiar with the ASA. I tried DevaCurl, biolage and many other “-ite” free salon-grade products and even when I try for 2-4 weeks at a time, my hair feels limp and oily and must be washed more than my usual every 3-4 days. I’ve never used salon brands. Phew. There was always a dreadful build-up on my scalp, but my hair was nice, and no flaky dandruff, so I didn’t care. Pantene's hair care products are designed to work with your individual hair needs to transform the hair you have into the hair you want. And I picked up a bottle of Garnier sleek and shine shampoo and conditioner. If Pantene or any other cheap brand caused hair loss then trust me, everyone who uses it would stop buying it instantly. I’m not sure I understand your point Heather. Either way it will help you use less and spend less. They are always blow away when I reveal my dirty, shameful secret (insert sarcasm here) that I only use Pantene! All of this happened when I was using Pantene. I started using it and yes the shampoo smells great. Also, it’s pretty clear that you represent pantene. The pH is about 6. I have had no desire to try any other product because I have been so happy with Pantene. I am mad at myself for listening to someone else. So there’s evidence that proctor and gamble faked claims.. I do not like this shampoo at all, Best drugstore shampoo. It it has taken a few treatment’s to get it back to as healthy as it was prior to using Pantene. Some of the comments here are so disrespectful. Did you get your hair colored before you started using Pantene? Rather then focusing on brand name it’s better to focus on the ingredient label. Because we’ve worked on these products and tested many, many different formulas both salon and drugstore. There are a great deal of factors to consider. However it looks pretty good now. I use this very shampoo for the past 3 years and it did wonders on my dull hair. My hair falls out by hand full when I use it. Ironic, no. When the hairspray was discontinued I becan using the new version. In any case, there’s a haircare regime for every lifestyle and budget. I had a young Indian girl come in the beginning of the summer with a head full of hair, just beautiful. ), Just like this statement from above (“While most stylists are very talented at cutting and styling hair, they’re not very talented at interpreting cosmetic formulations.”) is not absolute fact , Don’t let anyone fool you into thinking that hairdressers don’t understand the “formulation” of products. You need a vitamin rich, balanced diet. Silicones are typically good for this. Now thou I think if you alternate you should have no problem. I thought that was kind of grim. I used Pantene for frizz and it was bad at leaving my oily scalp clean. I don’t buy that but, my niece just left yesterday and the shampoo she used was Pantene. First off, it leaves my hair soft and smelling great, which is nice. Even if you disagree can’t we be amiable adults. Also, I’m not sure how you can claim the product is “garbage.” Scientific testing (done by other companies than the maker) show that Pantene is one of the best technically performing products on the market. Would recommend. Pantene made my hair dry like straw and my hair would never grow past my shoulders without breaking off when I used that. What they ended up as now is a basic fairly decent product for the masses, and the most amazing thing about them are the ads. Di: Let me ask you this: then how do you account for the fact that when we test Pantene on a blinded basis (in other words, people don’t know what the product is) most people still preferred Pantene to other products (including salon products?). When I use Pantene – it does just that. I am an African-American woman with relaxed hair. Even if it did build up on the hair you are always supposed to clarify in-between anyways, just like if you use too much protein based conditioners, my hair speaks for itself, its long, strong, and shiny! As a footnote, I would like to say that I …in NO way… intended to put down ANY stylists working for a “huge” salon chain. Given the situation with your hair, if Pantene was as bad as so many people seem to think, then I’d expect it to make your strands fall out in clumps! Bottom line, eat well, and find products that work for you and protect the hair shaft. Don’t buy the hype! I don’t care what anyone says about the brand. I think that the real reason why hairdressers do not recommend it is because if you use it you won’t need your hair done as much!!!!!! Pantene Pro-V Repair & Protect is a unique collection of shampoo, conditioner, and treatments, which can help repair six months of damage in one use* and provide continued round-the-clock protection. I had about every split end listed to be exact. People who don’t know any better will always suggest pantene. Absolutely. I also lose a ton of hair every time I wash or brush it – but you’d never be able to tell, because there’s still so much left, always! I remembered this post and seeing Randy say in other places that they were well formulated products and I told him to give Pantene a try, which is cheaper and easily found. If so, that could have been the cause of your hair loss. I flip my hair up so that the underside is on my pillow when I lay down and I’m not laying on my hair. I use mostly on the ends. Please note: we have no problem paying for “higher quality” shampoo and have frequent access to samples via Birchbox and Birchbox man. I started using it about 30 years ago and first bought it from a salon. Well I stopped using painter for 8 years. It makes it feel super clean and lathers great. The hair strands start to look like a stringy gelatinous mess, instead of normal hair. Because, as you noted, the situation is more complicated than just what shampoo/conditioner you use. pantene is horrible I had lots of hair and I might say too much and I used pantene now I am bald your product is horrible and you will have to answer to God. Loose, loosely scrunchied on top of the head, braided, doesn’t matter. After her suggestion I stopped using it and the past few years I’ve tried sooo many different shampoos and conditioners and NONE of them were good for my hair. I use high end conditioner, oils and leave-ins but I won’t let go of Pantene. Although I need to look through your blog to see if you have indeed performed studies of customer satisfaction using pantene vs other products. I think that cosmetologist are very good at cutting an styling with everything there are some that specialize i.e. So I was told years ago by my stylist friend to never use Pantene because it was bad for your hair. I asked her what she was using and it was Pantene. It’s just a matter of what your hair wants and needs. Thanks. I didn’t notice anything special bout them. It smells wonderful and doesn’t leave residue, and you can often get it for a great price (Check Ulta or your local hair salon for deals). There ya go. (And just so I don’t upset Helena, let me point out that if you said that Pantene was the best shampoo for EVERYONE to use, I would be correcting your bias just as I do for the negative commentators who say it’s the worst thing in the world for everyone.). Each person has individual needs. I tried some of the ‘new’ Pantene and it just wasn’t the same. And over the years, my hair has become increasingly brittle, falls out, its thinning, it is half the length it used to be. In advertising. I’ve never used a bad product from Oribe. It is perfectly OK to phone a higher end salon and request information concerning any past experience, education, and CONTINUED education a cosmetologist may have. Trust the name brand and always on sale . Throw the brushes away. I have very long hair and it becomes very difficult to manage if it gets dry. They dried out my hair horribly and made it feel so weighed down and difficult to manage. I had never experienced such a unique product and the results were insane. I wish she’d changed my shampoo instead. I am so happy I did, because I won’t go back to expensive salon products again. I blamed it on my age (late 60s). Salon brands cater to a specific market that differs from the market that shops in supermarkets; they’re shifting the supply/demand curve if you’ve taken any economics. But I used the original pantene products and they were truly AMAZING. I love my Pantene Repair and Protect shampoo and conditioner it does a great job on my hair. It doesn’t matter if you’re using $38 Alterna Caviar shampoo, which is the best shampoo you can buy for your hair or $5 Pantene, if you use the same shampoo day in and day out for too long your hair becomes immune to it. An applied science degree has “a few” chemistry courses compared to a degree in chemistry (or training in cosmetic chemistry.) Much more cheaper, easily available and do the job that most high end shampoos do. There’s not much you can do except keep experimenting with different products that provide hair with a lot of lubricity to help with the tangling. Good for you. I have used almost everything in the market. Dimethicone is just not a necessary ingredient. quaternium-18 is it reallly good for hair….why dont they just release an all natural product like creme of nature, I use to like Pantene alot. Maybe because people like myself haven’t heard anything about the damage Pantene does to your hair. I got my hair cut today; my first time in a JC Penny, and certainly the most I’ve spent on a haircut (but was worth it). It would last about 6 months with everyday use, but I alternate with other products such as Wella, R+Co, Matrix, and Paul Mitchell so I only need to purchase it about one a year or so. I twist my hair up and clip it to the top of my head at night, but it’s not a perfect fix. PANTENE Repair & Protect: rated 3 out of 5 on MakeupAlley. I have long, color treated hair and this shampoo has really helped with split ends and dryness. In my professional experience, I have noticed zero difference in my client’s hair using salon brands vs. Drug store brands. I think it depends on what type of hair you have. Even though the names vary you’ll see three basic types of ingredients: fatty alcohols (like cetyl and stearyl alcohol); conditioning ingredients (like stearamidopropylamine and quaternium-18) and silicones (like dimethicone and cyclomethicone.) Then I went back to cost-effective stylists. For you to say that cosmetologist a are inexperienced with formulas is not just incorrect, it is flat out defamation. I tried all I could find of Pantene’s to manage the frizz and curls… and everything works for a couple hours, then it just frizzes back out. my hair has also NEVER been shorter than this and it breaks and falls out. Pantene conditioners are what I always find myself going back to-they work and I’m not afraid of using too much because it’s not expensive! I use minoxidil foam and the manufacturer recommends to avoid shampoos that contain silicones as they can potentially coat the scalp and prevent absorption of the minoxidil. As a good scientist, I could ask for those who make such claims to provide data to support their assertions. I’ve used Matrix Biolage Volumebloom with great success. I’ve been a Pantene booster for decades. . 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