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.
pantene-volume-body
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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Harmony Hair Indulgence Herbal Shampoo & Conditioner With Mulberry Extract

Hi there! Today’s post is about Harmony Hair Indulgence Herbal shampoo and conditioner with Mulberry Extract. I found these products at my local Family Bargains store. I’ve never seen these before, but they were really cheap (99p each). So I thought I should give the shampoo and conditioner a try. 🙂

These two products are aimed at people with normal to fine hair. The shampoo claims to be volumising, and the conditioner claims not to weigh hair down. Sounds great, doesn’t it? OK, now let’s see how this shampoo and conditioner combo fared.
Harmony Indulgence Mulberry
The shampoo really is volumising. I noticed a difference after the third wash. So yes, the shampoo does what it promises! The conditioner is OK. It really doesn’t weigh hair down, but it’s not the most suitable conditioner for long, thick and curly hair. However, I think this conditioner would work really well for ladies with fine hair.

I’m not in love with the fragrance of these products. They smell a tad too soapy for my liking. The next person might love the scent, but it doesn’t tickle my fancy.

What I really like about these two products is that they don’t make my hair greasy. I do wash my hair every morning – no matter what. But it’s nice to know I could probably skip a wash if I really had to. 🙂

I might buy this shampoo & conditioner combo again. And I would definitely recommend these products to people who have fine or straight hair and want more volume.

Harmony Hair Indulgence Herbal products with Mulberry Extract are currently available in discount stores. Family Bargains has the 250ml bottles for 99p. I guess most other discount stores charge about as much – or as little. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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