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Pantene Rose Water Collection Review

pantene pro-v blends rose water collection review


Hey guys! I’m back with another round of Pantene hair care review. If you have been following my previous posts, you’d know that I reviewed two of the Pantene Pro-V Blends haircare products like the Micellar Shampoo and Conditioner (seen HERE), as well as the Charcoal Purifying Root Wash and Renewing Cream Rinse (reviewed HERE). This time, we’ll be talking about the latest from the Pro-V Blends line, the Pantene Rose Water Collection (Twin Pack/17.99 oz: $19.99).


I’ve always wanted to test this particular Pantene haircare line because I had such a great experience with their Micellar and the Charcoal shampoo and conditioner. Also, with all the latest trend in skincare nowadays, the rose water is definitely having its moment. So, if it’s good for the face, it must be good for the hair as well. Why not? Right?


pantene rose water collection review


According to Pantene, the Rose Water Collection is meant to “help soothe and rehydrate hair so you can look your best with moisturized, petal soft hair”. It contains no sulfates, no silicones, no parabens, and definitely no dyes nor mineral oil. Packaging-wise, it’s really beautiful with its pinkish rose petal bottle that is totally Instagramable. For its price, well, it’s very affordable and it’s relatively easy to find.


However, I do have mixed feelings about this particular Pantene haircare line. First off, let’s start with the scent. This line smells pretty much like the rest of the Pantene Pro-V Blends, there is not much distinction fragrance-wise between this and the Micellar ones. The Charcoal ones smell the same too, but at least you could discern a hint of charcoal in it. This one doesn’t smell like a rose at all. I feel like Pantene could do a much better job at developing the fragrance of this.


pantene rose water shampoo


The Rose Water Shampoo (10.1 oz: $5.99, 17.9 oz: $9.99) has a gel-like consistency and it’s meant to be a moisturizing shampoo. While it does feel moisturizing on my hands and right when I applied it on my hair, I seem to notice that this doesn’t lather very well compared to most moisturizing shampoos I’ve tried before, and even more so when compared with most core or regular Pantene haircare. I don’t know what’s in this, I know this feels really moisturizing while I lather this on my strands, but this feels like an oil slipping through my hair. It’s like my hair is not getting a thorough cleanse. As I kept lathering, I did kinda notice a very very faint scent of something earthy and rosy, but it’s almost hard to notice.


pantene pro-v blends rose water


The Rose Water Conditioner (10.1 oz: $5.99, 17.9 oz: $9.99) on the other hand, feels much better than the shampoo version above, but it isn’t as creamy as I would have wanted. It does condition the hair but the scent is pretty much the same as the shampoo, and I feel like this pretty much feels like a standard conditioner. I feel like some other drugstore conditioners could do a much better job than this.


pantene rose water collection


With those being said, a couple of minutes after washing my hair, my strands felt dry, especially at the roots. I have never experienced this with any moisturizing shampoo before. I had to literally use a leave-in conditioner in order to add more moisture to my strands. It’s kind of a bummer because this Pantene Rose Water Collection is meant to restore or add moisture to the hair, but I feel like the Micellar Collection and the Charcoal Collection (my most favorite) can do a much better job than this. So, if you’re looking for a good drugstore moisture shampoo/conditioner, I’ve had a good experience with L’oreal Evercreme Deep Nourish Shampoo and Conditioner. For the high-end ones, I like the Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Shampoo + Conditioner (reviewed HERE), as well as the Kerastase Discipline Sulfate-Free Smoothing Shampoo (seen HERE).


The Pantene Rose Water Collection is currently available at Amazon, Target, and Walgreens.


Have you tried this already? How do you feel about this collection?



Living Proof No Frizz Shampoo, Conditioner & Nourishing Styling Cream Review

Whenever it’s summer it’s always a good idea to have a haircare that controls frizz and tames those annoying flyaways. I’ve always been a fan of Kerastase Fluidealiste Smooth-in-Motion products and the Serum Oleo-Relax (reviewed HERE), those really seem to handle my frizz quite well, however, I wanted to venture into something easier to find and much more affordable. The Living Proof brand of haircare seems to be promising, and today, I’m reviewing their No Frizz lines.


Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream review


This line of No Frizz Shampoo, Conditioner, and Nourishing Styling Cream by Living Proof is meant to keep frizz at bay. They’re sulfate-free and is designed to block the humidity weightlessly. What I like about these products is that they come in different sizes so that you can try them and see if they work for the kind of hair that you have. I purchased the small sizes to see if these products really control my frizz as what it claimed to be.


My hair has always been on the straight side, but not necessarily fine. It’s pretty much thick and it has a tendency to get wavy. My biggest struggles are the flyaways and baby hairs that are so annoying especially during the summer, or whenever there’s humidity. Most of the time, if I’m at home, it tends to behave fairly well, but whenever I’m outside, it rebels and every strand seems to be standing up like I’ve been electrocuted, Haha! True, that’s why I always seek the help of a heating tool somehow. But it can’t always be healthy, you know, so I resort into creams, leave-ons, oils, etc… Some works, while some don’t


Living Proof No Frizz Conditioner review


The Living Proof No “Frizz” line seems like something I could definitely use, and when I first got them, I didn’t try them all together and I find that my hair was still kinda frizzy, but using them together sort of made a difference. These didn’t weigh my hair down, which is thank God, but you really need to do the 3-step process in order to get the result. While I can’t speak for others who have coarser hair than mine, I definitely think that if your hair is fine to wavy with frizz, then this could work for you, even on a hot summer day.


Living Proof No Frizz Shampoo, Conditioner & Nourishing Styling Cream Review


Living Proof No Frizz Shampoo (2 oz: $10, 8 oz: $25, 24 oz: $59) – This shampoo has a light consistency and not so thick. It lathers fairly well and it has a lemon scent, which is sort of strong. This really cleans my hair well and it’s great to use everyday since it’s Sulfate-Fee.


Living Proof No Frizz Conditioner (2 oz: $10, 8 oz: $25, 24 oz: $59) – Has a slightly thicker formulation than the No Frizz shampoo but not overly thick, and it also has the same lemon scent. This feels moisturizing on the hair after shampooing yet it doesn’t weigh it down.


Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream (2 oz: $15, 4 oz: $27, 8 oz: $37) – This cream needs to be applied right after toweling the hair or while it’s still damp. You can either air dry the hair or just blow dry thereafter. The result is a tamed hair from roots to tips. Don’t be alarmed if your hair still looks frizzy after a few minutes of applying this, you have to let the hair dry completely in order to see the result.


Living Proof No Frizz Shampoo review


Bottom line, I think these products work, but you really need to use them together as a step by step process. Using either one or two of them will defeat the purpose, thus making your hair still frizzy and otherworldly. I wouldn’t say that these “perfectly” tame the frizz like the way flat irons do, but these does a good job at calming the flyaways and frizziness.


The Living Proof No Frizz Shampoo, Conditioner, and Nourishing Styling Cream is available at Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom, QVC, Target, Birchbox, Saks Fifth Avenue & Walgreens


Happy Weekend!


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