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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?



Pantene Charcoal Shampoo and Conditioner Review

Pantene charcoal haircare


A few months ago, I reviewed the Pantene Micellar Shampoo and Conditioner haircare line, seen HERE. I did promise you guys that I will be investigating their Charcoal line as well, and today, we are finally going to talk about it and I’ll give you my opinion regarding how this collection perform based on my experience after using it for some time.


I’m not quite sure whether I’ve ever used a charcoal shampoo or charcoal conditioner in the past, but I’ve been really curious about them. It seems like they’re all the buzz nowadays. I do like the idea of using or adding activated charcoal to my haircare regimen since my hair tends to become a hot mess if I don’t wash it the following day, read more about that HERE. You can imagine my curiosity when I heard about the Pantene Charcoal line, so here goes my two cents…


Pantene Charcoal Shampoo Purifying Root Wash


Pantene Charcoal Shampoo Purifying Root Wash


Charcoal Shampoo Purifying Root Wash (10.1 oz – 17.9 oz: $5.99 – $9.99) – This is a purifying root wash shampoo which utilizes activated charcoal to deeply cleanse not only each hair strand but also the scalp. It’s meant to remove excess oil and product buildup from the hair which tends to weigh the hair down, thus looking flat and heavy. The result is a deeply-cleansed hair that looks bouncy, renewed, with volume, and fresh-looking even up to the next day without washing it. Kinda like a detox cleanse for the hair, it’s made without parabens, dyes, and silicones, so it’s perfect for those with color-treated or chemically-treated hair. The scent of this shampoo is surprising because it doesn’t have a strong charcoal scent, instead, this has some sort of a minty fresh clean fragrance which is really light and somewhat energizing to use. I love that this lathers well with just a few pumps and though I was worried at first that this might dry my hair, actually, it didn’t. I never noticed this stripping my hair off of its natural moisture. So technically, this is perfect for daily use. However, I still use my favorite daily moisturizing shampoo in combination with this, and that’s because we’re still in the cold dry Winter months and I need to keep some moisture in my hair somehow. I do believe that a combination of this charcoal shampoo plus your fave moisturizing shampoo would be a great tandem to help keep the hair at its best- not too oily and not too dry. I also believe that any charcoal shampoo like this one from Pantene is a must-have in the shower for twice or three times a week thorough detox hair cleansing.


Pantene Charcoal Conditioner Renewing Cream Rinse


Pantene Charcoal Conditioner Renewing Cream Rinse


Charcoal Conditioner Renewing Cream Rinse (10.1 oz – 17.9 oz: $5.99 – $9.99) – This activated charcoal conditioner doesn’t look very charcoal-ish by appearance and feels very light yet creamy. It also doesn’t weigh the hair down, and it’s infused with Vitamin B5, rich antioxidants, plus it’s formulated without parabens, dyes, and silicones. So, it’s color-safe and it works for processed hair. The scent of this is just like the Charcoal Shampoo above which is slightly minty fresh. I like this conditioner a lot because it doesn’t leave any residue on my hair and it doesn’t weigh on my very long strands. On top of that, it makes my hair look healthy and shiny without being too oily the next day.


pantene charcoal haircare


Overall, I find these Pantene Charcoal Shampoo and Conditioner to be somewhat better than the Micellar haircare line because I feel like these really remove excess oil and product buildup from the roots and they surprisingly don’t dry the strands. They’re pretty much perfect for everyday use and they keep the hair clean and fresh for longer period. Also, these are really lightweight for the hair so they make it bouncy. Apart from being friendly to color-treated and chemically-treated hair, these are definitely perfect for those with oily hair types. On the other hand, I still feel like I want to try and investigate some other activated charcoal-infused haircare out there, but for now, these are my fave Charcoal hair care products so far and they’re pretty much easy to find, not to mention being so affordable.


FYI: I will be testing the latest Pantene Rose Water Collection soon. Will update you guys about it.


Have you tried any Charcoal-blend haircare products before?


The Pantene Charcoal Shampoo and Conditioner are currently available at Amazon, Target, Walgreens, and in most drugstores everywhere.



Pantene Micellar Shampoo & Conditioner Review

Pantene Micellar Conditioner Gentle Moisturizing Milk, Pantene Micellar Shampoo Gentle Cleansing Water


I’ve been a fan of Pantene hair care products since my childhood years and even nowadays it’s still one of my go-to brands for hair care products that actually work and with such affordable price tags. I was so excited when they released their Micellar Collection and was determined to try them as soon as possible. I’ve been testing their Micellar Shampoo and Conditioner and I am so impressed! For such low price points, these breakthrough hair care collection from Pantene is totally worth the try. If you love using Micellar Water to remove your makeup because it’s mild and it can remove impurities from the skin without drying it, then you’re gonna love this particular collection of Micellar haircare.


Pantene Micellar Shampoo Gentle Cleansing Water


Micellar Shampoo Gentle Cleansing Water (10.1 oz: $5.99, 17.9 oz: $9.99)


This Micellar Shampoo lathers well and it has a nice light floral scent. The consistency is very much like a clear lightweight gel, and it is nutrient-infused with antioxidants. It has no parabens, dyes or silicones, and most importantly, this shampoo is gentle for daily use and it doesn’t dry the hair nor strip it of its natural moisture. This is great for any hair types, but also especially great for oily hair. For me, personally, I use this as a clarifying/cleansing shampoo in conjunction with my moisturizing shampoo. Though I also use this daily from time to time and noticed that this is actually gentle on my hair without any dryness noticed. I love this shampoo a lot since this thoroughly cleanses every strand of my mane and since it’s gel-like, it’s doesn’t leave any weight to my hair.


Pantene Micellar Collection Review


Micellar Conditioner Gentle Moisturizing Milk (10.1 oz: $5.99, 17.9 oz: $9.99)


This Micellar Conditioner also has a light clean floral scent like the Micellar Shampoo, but this has a creamy formulation. Even though it’s creamy, it still feels a lot lighter than most conditioners I’ve tried, and it’s also nutrient and antioxidant-infused. There are no harsh ingredients like parabens or dyes and that means this conditioner conditions hair gently while removing extra oils and impurities from the hair. I love how this leaves my hair looking well-cleaned, tamed and conditioned without making it heavy or oily, and for that, my hair still looks clean, bouncy and non-greasy even for the next day.


Pantene Micellar Conditioner Gentle Moisturizing Milk


If you love mild hair care products that cleanse the hair thoroughly from root to tips without the dryness, then I definitely recommend this Pantene Micellar Shampoo and Conditioner. These get a thumbs up for me. Not only are these gentle for everyday use, but these also make the hair look bouncy volumized and also, these smell great. On top of that, each bottle comes in an easy-to-dispense pump and with an affordable price tag. For those reasons, I recommend this Pantene Micellar Collection.


I will be investigating their Charcoal Collection as well and will update you guys pretty soon.


The Pantene Micellar Collection is currently available at Target, Amazon, and in most groceries/drugstores everywhere.