Feb 20, 2009

Pantene Pro-V Nature Fusion Moisture Balance Shampoo

After seeing Commercials featuring the beautiful Padma from Bravo TVs hit show "Top Chef" advertising this new line from Pantene I decided I had to give it a try.

Proctor and Gamble, the makers of the Pantene line of hair care products say: "Moisture Balance shampoo and conditioner system - containing cassia and a blend of ginger, calendula and aloe vera - moisturizes your hair for touchable softness."

The first thing I noticed was that this formula is clear, unlike most other Pantene products. It is a thick, gel like consistency. Because it is a sulfate based cleanser it doesn't take much to produce a very thick, rich lather.

The scent is quite strong, sort of a floral fruit mixture with some earthy undertones, similar to other Pantene products. After several hours the scent is still quite noticeable and may be too much for those sensitive to strong fragrances.

While I normally avoid shampoos with sulfate and silicones this was one of the better products I have tried recently. This does not make my hair squeaky clean but it did feel nice while I lathered and it didn't make my hair feel rough after rinsing. Silicones tend to leave the hair feeling smoother and easier to comb although they can build up after a while.

Available from mass retailers, a 12.6 ounce bottle retails for under $5.00.

Ingredients: Water , Sodium Laureth Sulfate , Cocamidopropyl Betaine , Sodium Chloride , Cocamide MEA , Cassia Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride , Cassia Tora Seed , Cassia Obtusifolia Seed , Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder , Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract , Ginger Root Extract - Zingiber Officinale , Panthenol , Panthenyl Ethyl Ether , Citric Acid , Corn Starch , Sugar Cane , Dimethiconol , Fragrance , Sodium Benzoate , Disodium EDTA , PEG-7M , Methylchloroisothiazolinone , Methylisothiazolinone , Sodium Citrate , Sodium Xylenesulfonate , Yellow 5 , Orange 4.

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