Saturday, 1 November 2014

BzzAgent Campaign Pantene Pro-V Ultimate 10

Hey guys!  Today's review is on the Pantene Pro-V Ultimate 10 system including a shampoo, conditioner and "BB Creme".  These products were provided for review purposes from BzzAgent #GotItFree.  Hair care products are really hit or miss for me.  Sometimes they work great, sometimes they leave my hair feeling more greasy and lifeless than ever.  I don't normally use hair treatments of any kind because I don't like using a lot of unnecessary product in my hair, but I figured I'd give the BB Creme a chance and of course I always like trying new shampoos and conditioners.  Since I've gotten the products, they are the only ones I've been using.

Pantene ProV Ultimate 10 System BzzAgent
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My hair is naturally wavy, and fine.  Some of my biggest problems with my hair is that I get very dry scalp, but the hair at the scalp can still look oily.  The ends of my hair also get very brittle and frizzy.  The back of my hair at the base of my head is very prone to tangling.  The day after washing it can tend to look pretty greasy, but I try to wash it every second or third day.  In short, sometimes my hair drives me crazy as it can be unmanageable.

The Pantene Pro-V Ultimate 10 Shampoo

The shampoo is by far my favourite product from this system.  While I'm washing I don't find it leaving my hair stripped of all moisture or tangled.  Some shampoos leave my hair feeling like it needs to be washed again or leave it so tangled that I'm fearful of putting a brush or comb through it.  Generally I need to let my hair dry almost completely or I will encounter breakage with the extreme tangling.  After using the shampoo I can run my fingers through my hair in the shower without snagging at tangles.

The Pantene Pro-V Ultimate 10 Conditioner

Since the shampoo already makes my hair soft, shiny and tangle-free, the conditioner can be a bit of overkill.  I find that I need to use very little.  When used on my scalp, it leaves a build up of product and I really need to be extra careful to rinse it all out.  I now only using it on the ends of my hair for extra moisture.  In combination with the shampoo, my hair is very soft and silky after using it and it's still nicer than usual the day after washing.
The Pantene Pro-V Ultimate 10 BB Creme

This is my least favourite product of them all.  I'm pretty much a wash, brush and go type of person.  I don't use a lot of styling products as I find they weigh down my hair and leave it looking and feeling greasy.  Unfortunately the BB Creme does just that and I stopped using it as I didn't like how it left my hair feeling.  I may use it again if I need some styling help, but I'd probably just reach for my mouse.  I do like the pump dispenser, but not a fan of the product itself.

So, what do I think of the claims of this system?  I'll break down my thoughts on the 10 claims.

1.  Repair for rough hair
  NO - Shampoos don't repair hair.  If it's damaged, it can lessen the appearance of damage, but doesn't fix the problem.

2. Strength against damage
 YES - I think it does help a bit for protection against damage, because my hair is less tangled, so it's less likely to break and split.

3. Silky softness
YES - My hair is very soft and feels silky.

4. Brilliant shine
NO - I don't really notice that my hair is any shinier than usual.

5. Smoothing
YES - It does make my hair look smoother

6. Moisture
YES and NO - The shampoo gives great moisture, the conditioner can be overkill and leave reside behind.

7. Frizz Control
YES - Definitely less frizzy than usual, but I think smoothness and frizz control are pretty much the same thing.

8. Gently cleaning
YES - I didn't feel like the shampoo stripped my hair of moisture.

9. Manageability
YES - My hair isn't as wild as normal.

10. Detangling
YES - Excellent at detangling.  I can even run a comb or brush through my wet hair, this is not something I can normally do after washing.

Overall, I like the shampoo and conditioner and will continue to use them.  The BB Creme probably won't get used very often.  As an added note, I do like the scent, but I find it can be a bit strong at first, though doesn't linger too much afterwards.

What's your favourite shampoo?

I am a member of the BzzAgent site and these products were sent to me for review.  All opinions will always be my own and are not influenced by how products are received.