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The product- The product I have is very similar to the one listed, it's "Intensive Hair Repair Treatment Repair & Protect". This is a special deep conditioner to repair what winter weather can do to it; split ends, dry hair, damaged, etc. This retails at £3.99 from Boots. Packaging- This comes in a very sturdy 200ml pot where the base is a glossy white in colour and the lid is black with a gold band around it. It also has the usual Pantene PRO-V logo and had attractive labels with all the usual ingredients, bar code etc. On the tub it says; "Helps hydrate and protect to give healthy looking shiny hair, protected from future styling damage. For Dry or damaged hair." The product- The product itself is white in colour, it smells like a lot of the other Pantene products and isn't greasy to touch like other deep conditioners. The product gives good coverage and smooths out hair as you're even applying it. I left it in for around 3 minutes and found it easy to wash out. The results- I found that this made my hair feel like it had been recently cut and also somehow made it feel thicker but slightly weighed down. You need to make sure you wash it completely out and felt a little greasy the next day after using it, but did feel softer. What I thought- I'd use this for the winter time, it is worth it just make sure you rinse it out properly.
Firstly I will begin by saying that picture of this product here is not the same as the one I am reviewing, although it is exactly the same product. Maybe Pantene have changed the packaging recently, as the one I have bought is now in a tub! I am quite a fan of Pantene, and frequently use Pantene Smooth n Sleek shampoo and conditioner as I love the results I get from using the conditioner. However, us women do like to wash our hair frequently, and subject it to daily abuse with hair straighteners and hairdryers. So with that in mind, I do like to use an intensive conditioning treatment now and then to help repair the damage that can be caused by my almost daily straightening! I have long wavy hair which curls at the ends, and when wearing it down I do like to straighten it, but have to pay a lot of attention to the ends to get them straight! Also my hair has a tendency to be oily at the roots and dry at the ends. With that in mind, it is no wonder that the ends of my hair do become dry, which I try to protect by frequently having the ends chopped and using a lot of conditioner. Having used various conditioning treatments over the years, and usually buying those single-use sachets that cost around 99p, I was attracted to this Pantene repair and protect treatment as it is currently on offer in Morrisons half-price at only £1.94 for a 200ml tub! On the front of the tub it states the treatment will help hydrate and protect to give healthy looking shiny hair, protected from future styling damage. For dry or damaged hair. On the back of the tub it states the product gives deep conditioning, nourishment and protection if you have hair that is dry/damaged or prone to split-ends. Directions for use :- Use after washing and conditioning your hair. Massage generously into moist hair from root to tip, leave for 3-5 minutes and rinse. I was surprised to find that you are meant to use a conditioner on your hair before using this treatment, as most treatments I have used previously are to be used on your hair instead of a conditioner. However, I followed the instructions and washed my hair with Pantene smooth n sleek shampoo and conditioner, before applying the treatment. I found it smells very similar to my Pantene shampoo, which is quite nice, and scooping some out of the tub onto my fingertips I began applying it to my hair. It has quite a thick, creamy consistency and I found I didn't need to use a lot of it on my hair as a little seems to go a long way. I loved the feel of it as I massaged it in, and found my fingers ran through my hair very easily. I left it on my hair for the full five minutes before rinsing it off. My hair instantly felt soft, and I combed it through before drying as usual. So did I notice any difference? ...... Yes definitely! My hair felt really soft and silky. The ends in particular felt and looked much healthier, and appeared smoother than usual . I was really pleased with the results, and will continue to use this once or twice a week. The tub will last quite a while so it works out much better value than buying separate sachets, even when it is full price. For now though it is worth stocking up, as a lot of Pantene products are half price at Morrisons until the beginning of August, and at £1.94 this is a bargain as well as a great product!
My hair is in good condition now but it took me time, numerous trips to the hairdressers and countless conditioning products to get here. Personally I think a good heat protector (only if you use straighteners / hairdryers obviously) and an effective deep conditioning mask are essential to keep your hair as healthy as possible and my long time favourite treatment is Pantenes "Repair and Protect: Intensive Hair Repair Treatment". This product promises to 'help hydrate and protect to give healhy looking shiny hair' and to 'protect it from future styling damage'. It claims to be deep conditioning and nourishing for hair that is dry, damaged and prone to split ends. With regular use it promises to leave your hair looking healthy, shiny and better protected. It is packaged in a small tub (I think it has changed since the picture up there...) with all the information you need printed onto it. It has a dark blue screw top lid that is easy to use and open so no complaints so far :-) The product itself feels just like a really rich, thick conditioner and has the same feintly fruity scent found in most of Pantenes products. I apply once or twice a week after shampooing and conditioning, before leaving it on my hair for around 10 minutes. The pot says to leave it for only 3-5 minutes but personally I find the longer I can leave it on for, the better the results. I massage it gently through my hair, concentrating on the lower lengths and ends before rinsing it with cool water. Due to the thick consistency of this product it almost 'sets' in the hair and can be tricky to remove so you have to rinse it extremely well or you may be left with some residue - especially around the ears and forehead. I've also found this works very well if applied to damp hair which is then wrapped in a towel / shower cap / celophane and left to sit for half an hour plus before being rinsed. After use my hair is instantly smoother and tangle free and after drying and straightening it is visibly sleeker, softer and feels extremely lightweight and managable. I also find my hair stays straighter for longer after using "Intensive Hair Repair Treatment" which in turn reduces the amount of heat I have to use on it. Although this product cannot performs miracles or mend split ends it has definately had a brilliant effect on my hair. It is generally easy to manage and style and I can run my fingers throughout it without finding any tangles or dry / coarse patches. As mentioned before I use this about one or two times a week - sometimes more, sometimes less - and the 200ml tub lasts me about a month, so at £3.99 a go it is great value for me too. I would definately recommend this treatment to anyone with slightly dry or overstyled hair looking for a quick and easy way to give it a little more life. There are a few more for different hair types in the range too so there should be something for you :-)
Enriched pro-vitamin formula helps prevent split ends, breakage and frizz /