Pantene Pro-V Volume & Body Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about Pantene’s Pro-V Volume & Body Shampoo & Conditioner. I’ve had mixed experiences with Pantene products this year (and actually last year too). But I’ve never tried these two products before, so I wanted to give them a try.

Let’s start with the shampoo. I like that the shampoo is clear. I’m bored of creamy white shampoos (who isn’t…), so this one gets an (imaginary) extra star for being clear. I also like the fragrance – it’s not very special, but it’s definitely pleasant. I think this shampoo cleanses my scalp and my hair reasonably, and it doesn’t make my hair look or feel greasy after 24 hours. That’s nice. However, this shampoo doesn’t make my hair feel soft.

Sure, most hair products that promise more volume aren’t softening, and I understand that this is how they (claim to) achieve the actual volume, but I like my hair to feel soft. Still, this is a decent shampoo, and I think it would work well on oily hair.
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The conditioner isn’t great. It’s not very conditioning, and it doesn’t detangle my hair well. Again, I appreciate that this is a product feature, and not a design flaw. However, how am I supposed to achieve more volume if  I have to use a handful of conditioner just to detangle my hair?

Looking at other Pantene products, I think this conditioner is definitely better than the Youth Protect conditioner and the Colour Protect & Volume conditioner. But it’s not working well with my hair type (= curly, although I think my hair is transitioning to wavy due to its length) and because of this it actually flattens my hair. 😦 But I’m sure this conditioner will work much better for ladies with straight hair.

I’ll continue to use these two products on homeworking days and stay-at-home weekends. But I don’t think that I’ll buy these two products again once they’re finished.

Pantene Pro-V Volume & Body Shampoo
is available as 400ml for £3.99. Pantene Pro-V Volume & Body Conditioner is available as 360ml for £3.99. I got these two on a half price deal.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Gliss Ultimate Volume Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about Gliss’ Ultimate Volume Shampoo and Conditioner which I am currently using. I’ve had quite a few different Gliss products, and – with the exception of the Oil Nutritive products – they were all pretty decent.

I am very happy with Gliss’ Ultimate Volume Shampoo because it really does what it says on the bottle. Since the first wash my hair felt thicker and it’s got more volume. I also love that the shampoo is a clear gel. I know most people won’t care, but I’m really bored of creamy white shampoos.

Gliss’ Ultimate Volume Conditioner is quite good too. Whilst in the shower I don’t feel the softening properties I would expect from every conditioner. However, once dry, my hair feels soft and silky.

Both products smell fresh and clean of citruses, but the scent is very subtle – this is just what I want in summer! And I would be happy to buy these products again. Gliss Ultimate Volume Shampoo (250ml) and Conditioner (200ml) are available at discount stores for about £1 each.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde