Pantene Gold Series Collection Review
I remember being at the drugstore and stumbling across this Pantene collection. At first, I was attracted by the shiny gold packaging and even more stunned by the decent pricing! After some research, I found out this line was co-created with black scientists, stylists, and dermatologists, who understand the unique needs of afro-textured hair. This further persuaded me to try some products, so I did a wash day using the shampoo, conditioner and hair mask from the Pantene Gold Series collection. Here's my review.
Moisture Boost Shampoo
Pantene Gold Series Moisture Boost Shampoo is infused with argan oil and is paraben-free. To use, apply on wet hair and massage into a lather, then rinse. Repeat, if necessary.
This product actually surprised me! I was really impressed right from when the first lather began forming. I didn't expect it to make my hair so soft!
creates a very creamy lather from only a dim size, so a little goes a long way
is super moisturising and leaves hair feeling really soft
removes product buildup without stripping hair dry
a second application is not always needed
has silica as an ingredient, so it's not silicon-free (silicons are water resistant and can gradually make hair dull and lifeless overtime)
Moisture Boost Conditioner
Pantene Gold Series Moisture Boost Conditioner is also infused with argan oil and is paraben, sulfate, and dye-free. To use, apply conditioner to shampooed hair working from root to ends. Thoroughly detangle hair strands using fingers or a wide tooth comb. Leave for 3 minutes, then rinse.
I was in two minds about this conditioner and had a very neutral reaction to it. I was neither satisfied nor thrilled with the results - just meh. Who knows? I might eventually start to like it after using it more, or I might end up just fully disliking it. So, we'll see . . .
has some slip to make detangling easier
leaves hair feeling soft
difficult to tell if this conditioner actually makes hair soft or if it's because it was used after the shampoo, which really does makes hair soft
This repairing, argan oil infused mask is also paraben, sulfate, and dye-free. To use, apply a generous amount to clean wet hair using a wide tooth comb to evenly disturb from root to ends. Leave for 5 to 10 minutes, then rinse. For extra deep conditioning, I covered my hair with a heated bonnet for 30 minutes.
When I bought this mask I was so excited to try it, but I was quite disappointed with the results I got .
didn't like the smell
the consistency is too watery - i prefer hair masks that have thicker consistency
using heat didn't make a difference
almost felt like it was a conditioner and not a hair mask
The takeaway . . .
It's very commendable that Pantene diversified their hair care products by adding a line for people with afro-textured hair. However, these products didn't quite win me over. Of all 3 products I tried from this collection, the Moisture Boost Shampoo is my favourite - I would consider buying it again, especially since it's not expensive. Overall, the packaging of this collection is beautiful and the products in the line are affordable. Considering the retail price, it's worth trying a few products from the collection - you never know, your hair might love it and it could become your wash day staple!
Disclaimer : although these products didn't quite work well for my 4C hair, results may vary depending on your hair type.