What the brand says: Pantene oil replacement combines the power of pro-vitamin formula and nourishing oils. It has creamy and non-sticky texture that takes seconds to apply and gives 2X stronger hair than oil!
MY TAKE ON PANTENE PRO-V OIL REPLACEMENT
Packaging: The product comes in a golden tube with flip open cap and is travel-friendly.
Texture: The oil replacement cream is quite thick yet spreadable and once applied on hair, takes few minutes to completely dry (if used on dry hair) and leaves behind a non-sticky soft feel.
Fragrance: The product has fruity-floral fragrance which I love!
How I use and after-effects: To use, take a dollop (according to your hair length) and spread it evenly and uniformly along the length. Can be used on both dry and wet hair. Let it air dry or blow-dry for a well-groomed look.
The product can be used on both dry and wet hair but I feel it works the best on wet hair since it helps de-tangle and style the hair the way you want it. Also when used on dry hair, it works as styling gel and holds the hair shape which is great. It tames frizziness and makes your hair soft and smooth. Also, it adds a healthy sheen to your hair making them look healthy. If you have curly unmanageable hair, this product can actually be used to reduce frizz and define your curls- and this is all you get from the product! It works great as a hair maintenance product and makes them ‘temporarily’ soft but it certainly cannot be used as an oil-replacement! I have always loved my hair oils and I am a loyal user of olive oil, coconut oil and many other homemade ayurvedic hair oils and they indeed work the best and this product cannot be a substitute. If you have severely damaged hair and need deep nourishment and treatment, the product won’t really do anything to your hair. It only works as a hair softener and styling cream. If you have normal undamaged hair, you can use use this product as a ‘reverse hair wash’ wherein you use this to massage damp hair and then shampoo it off. This keeps your hair soft and tangle-free. Also, if you have hair fall issues due to excessive tangling and rough combing, this product can help prevent hair fall and breakage by softening your hair and reducing frizz; if your hair fall issue is due to any other reason, this product won’t really help. The smell is great and stays on your hair for a day at most and also it holds your hair-style for longer. For me, this product isn’t really an oil-replacement and do not even expect any miraculous results- you can use this as a leave-in conditioner or for ‘reverse-hair washing’ to keep your hair frizz-free, tangle-free and soft.
Pretty and easy-to-use packaging
Makes hair soft
Great product to define your curls
Holds the hair style
Adds a subtle healthy sheen to your hair
Does not really help repair any hair damage
Cannot be used in place of traditional hair oils because oils always work the best!
If you have really damaged and rough hair, this product won’t really do anything