Hair-O-Logy 03 : Pantene Pro-V Protect & Care Leave On Treatment

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Hello!

For someone who claims to be a total noob when it comes to hair care, i sure act like i'm a pro-already on my third hair stuff review and all! LOL! This empty tube had been collecting dust in the basket for a while, waiting for its turn to be reviewed before being chucked on the bin-and since today i am having a little mood to write a review *it's rare, needs to be milked whenever it appears. I'm pretty sure this was me over-compensating for feeling like wasting my 30 minutes re-writing the entry that Blogger suddenly did a magic trick of disappearing on yesterday. This kind of accident's no good for OCD people, or maybe it's good? Since it whipped my lazy ass into reviewing mode again?* so let's start!
Pantene Pro-V Protect & Care Leave On Treatment

First i couldn't find the official picture on the internet when i typed the name. So weird. I even went to Pantene's website and even there i couldn't find the product in their list, double weird. Since i hate not having the pretty, professional photos before showing you my own pathetic photography (if it can even be called that *LOL*), i tried again. I finally found that picture above in online stores (that one was from Lazada.com). But it's still different from my own tube since it was the bigger version. Here's mine :
I got mine in the smaller, 45 ml tube

I do not remember whether i bought the smaller version because i wasn't sure i was going to like it (since i am used to the regular conditioner and as a creature of habit, trying different ways can be difficult for me) or because it was the only one available at the time (most probably the first).
I bought this leave on treatment (actually i'm still confused, is this a leave in conditioner so you do not need to use a separate conditioner? Or is it the next step after conditioner? I couldn't find a satisfying answer to this! Why the whole thing about this product's so confusing? LOL. It did said in indonesian "no-wash conditioner" but shouldn't the name suggests that as well?) since i needed a leave on conditioner while i was using Dove Cream Hair Treatment because i couldn't bear the thought of having to double the wait in the shower if i use another conditioner after i used the hair treatment so i went and hunt for something that i could use after shower and doesn't need to be washed off. I remember using this type of thing (from Pantene too, i believe) many many years ago, and i ended up finding this in the supermarket.

The 45ml version came with a short and fat (not like me, at least i am not short :p) tube made of light, glossy plastic.
And a normal, easy to handle flip cap

The texture was quite thick, slightly see-through white gelly-like cream. It was quite similar to Dove Cream Hair Treatment's texture. It smells good, quite perfumey and for hair treatments i do like stuffs with scents that reminds me of expensive hair saloons *i dunno if it's weird or not!* and this one does so the scent got my stamp of approval :p. 

They stated that you'd need 3-4 drops for shoulder length hair, my hair's down to my waist *this was written before i cut it shorter* so i used quite a lot of them (but then again i always seems to be quite heavy handed with any products, eh?). I always find leave on things to be quite repulsive, mainly because my hair's so limp and the root's so oily already, the thought of adding more products scares me! It'd totally weight it down, yes? Wrong.  As long as i do it while my hair's still wet (i would finish showering, towel as dry as i could, put on clothes and put this on right away) or even damp (most products suggests you to put them on a half-dried hair, thing is i can never be patient enough to wait until it gets half dried. No problem, i only had to use slightly more products when my hair's wet as opposed to a damp one) and it won't be a problem at all. 

While putting it on a dry hair might make my hair even limper and oily (and sticky. Ew), doing it on a towel dried hair left no such effect. The cream was absorbed really fast into my hair, and it didn't even leave a sticky residue on my palm. This works on my normal hair with very oily scalp, i have no idea how it'd work on a dry hair (maybe both applications, half dried or dried, will be fine on dry hairs?). This leave my hair smelling good (even though the scent doesn't really linger, i don't think), feeling soft and surprisingly-light weight after being hair-dried! So as opposed to make my hair feels heavy and limp (like how it usually does whenever i'm using the regular conditioner in the shower), it actually makes my hair lighter and the roots actually stayed fresh longer!

This product claims to protect and care for your hair, and i believe they totally delivered. It kept my hair soft, silky and smooth as well as protecting it against damage even when i actually use hair drier every day (because i wash my hair every day as well). I started using hair vitamin and oils ever since i feel like my hair's getting drier due to the daily exposure of hot air and they had successfully returned the conditioner to its original silky softness, this leave on treatment have the same effect as any hair oils that i've tried so this could be an alternative for those who wants to kill two birds with one stone (you know, use a hair conditioner/treatment at once without having to use both... I personally do not recommend that though. I think conditioner and treatments/vitamins totally complement each other...)

The only problem with leave on hair conditioner for me is unless i have another hair treatment to use in the shower, i'd have to deal with slightly tangled and sticky wet hair (the result of shampooing. Yes, even on my super soft and dead straight hair!) and i HATE that! So, i probably won't be using this unless i find another in-shower hair treatment that i want to try out.

This is a highly recommended product for those of you who are too lazy to wait for your conditioner to penetrate and prefer a non-washed version or those of you who are pressed for shower time (with this you can just go go go, put it on after shower and you're good to go), it's also very affordable (it was really cheap, i can't remember how much. According to Phanie it was IDR 9.900 for this small version, i have no recollection of the price at all) and easy to get (in any local supermarket/drugstore). Seems to be suitable for every hair type as well.

Not recommended for people like me who hates tangled hair (in the shower) after shampooing, it actually helps detangles when you applied it but not as miraculously as the regular one (It can be used without weighing your hair down in conjunction with an in-shower hair treatment though but it certainly compromise the no fuss part haha).

Still a very solid product that i would definitely repurchase if i ever (i would most likely to though) have another in-shower hair treatment that needs to be followed with another conditioner.

Have you ever tried this leave on treatment? Did you like it?
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34 comments

  1. This is really nice.. we have pantene in india too :) lovely review :)
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  2. I used to have tangled hair when I got my hair permed. Now that it's back to normal, I think this shampoo would fit my hair well. How often do you change shampoo + conditioner brands?

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    1. This is not a shampoo though, it's a leave in treatmeant :D. I stock up different variants from two or three brands and alternate between them every time i run out of one :D

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  3. Great review....have you tried other products? http://hair-caretips.com is a great site to find what will really work for your hair.

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  4. I'm too lazy to apply leave in conditioners (even though I blow dry it every day which can be extremely damaging) but this one sounds like it'd be a great product to start my journey. I should take better care of my hair *shamefaced*

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    1. Hahaha you sounds like me actually, i used to totally neglect my hair even though i constantly have them colored. But since i blow dry them everyday and see a split end or two, i freaked and started using conditioners and serums, never looked back since!

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  5. I actually have this too, but have yet to try it. I really don't like leave on conditioners that much because as you said it, they usually make the hair heavier, oilier, and more limp. But since you said that this one doesn't cause any of those, then maybe it's worth a try. :)

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    1. Yes, i totally get what you mean, i used to be totally afraid to use extra anything on my hair! But nowadays i find most leave on conditioners, serums, hair vitamins etc are very light and easily absorbed, maybe now they've come up with better formulations :)

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  6. I would love to try this out one day since my hair is always so tangled and dry. Problems of a curly girl, duh. :D
    Thanks for the review! You were really in-depth!

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    1. Thank you for reading! I fear i tend to go on and on in my reviews, but i feel like i need to cover all bases! Haha

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  7. I have tried leave on conditioners before, but I really don't like to have other stuff on my hair. I feel uneasy about it. But probably, this kind of conditioner does work well.

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    1. I find that when you use them on damp, towel-dried hair, you won't feel like you have anything extra on your hair :)

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  8. I have tried leave on conditioner and I don't like the effect on me, like you I have oily scalp too so I shampoo everyday. I don't even use conditioner everyday coz it makes my scalp oilier. Anyway I have not seen this product in the market here in the philippines so let's see maybe I will give it a try. ;)

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    1. Yeah, i hope it'll work on you as well! As long as you add them just halfway from your hair ends and do it while your hair's still wet/damp it shouldn't cause the greasy, icky feeling to appear :)

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  9. I loooove Pantene! But it may take a while for me to try this product...I haven't seen this one yet. I am currently using the hair fall control shampoo and conditioner...

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    1. I love Pantene too, it's one of the brands that i currently use all the time (as well as Dove) :)

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  10. I'm one of those people who wash off the conditioner from their hair shortly after applying it. I might try the leave on conditioner instead of the regular one. Thanks for the idea!

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  11. i haven't tried leave on treatment in my life hehe. I have a super long hair down throug my butt haha so i guess using treatments like this won't give me a buget friendly one. very nice review though. x0~ www.tauyanm.com

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    1. I used to have very long hair as well, not up to mu butt though, just to my waist, i kept on sitting on them though!

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  12. This seems like a good product. I have been using leave in conditioner for awhile now and one of my problems is sometimes it can get caked into my hair so I have been using leave in spray conditioner instead. I have to use a lot of product due to the thickness and coarseness of my hair. But I will check out and see if they have this product in stores

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    1. Oh, i have a very fine, soft hair so our hair texture's totally different, therefore probably what works on me might not work on you. I'd suggest you use the oil/gel type hair serum/vitamin, if i may :)

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  13. Interesting review. I like Pantene and I love how the products work well in my hair. I seldom use leave on conditioner, but when I do, I will try to use Pantene.

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    1. Thanks :), i don't use leave in conditioner much either, i purchased this just to go with another in shower treatment that i already had :)

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  14. This seems great - I should try it once I see it at the stores.

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  15. I'm not really sure if we have that in here in the Philippines.. but right now, I am using a local hair creme.. I'll try to look if this is available and perhaps give it a try.. :)

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    1. It's pretty good, i think it's worth a try if you can find it in your local stores :)

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  16. I havent seen this pantene yet but i'll try it once i see it here! <3 nice review! and i love your hair!

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