As an avid believer in chemical-free hair products, I was more than hesitant to try out the sulfate-laden Truly Natural series by celebrated hair care magnate, Pantene Pro V. However, with a few personal recommendations and a slew of YouTube reviews (not to mention a much needed wash), I decided to give the Truly Natural Clarifying Shampoo & Deep Conditioner a go and I must say; I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome.
Clarifying Shampoo: true to its name, this water-based shampoo provides a superb clean without stripping natural oils and achieving decent moisture retention, compared to most. Recommended for occasional use (maybe every 5-7 co/ moisturizing shampoo washes), it’s the perfect cleansing product to eliminate accumulated product build up and dirt.
Deep Conditioner: while the directions simply state, “apply after shampoo, then rinse” I took the initiative to apply as I would any deep conditioner – a 15-25 minute shower cap treatment followed by a warm water rinse. The outcome, turned out not as silky smooth and curl enhancing as others, however my hair felt and looked incredibly moisturized and tangle free.
Regardless of preservatives, alcohol, fragrance and sulfates, Pantene Pro V’s Truly Natural Clarifying Shampoo and Deep Conditioning Conditioner offer an excellent cleanse and ample moisture to natural strands. All in all, a harmonized balance your natural tresses will thank you for.
what the manufacturer says:
- Pantene Pro-V Truly Natural Deep Conditioner is an oil-enriched conditioner that moisturizes and detangles natural hair.
- This conditioner can provide up to 72 hours of moisture, leaving hair so healthy it shines.
- Pantene Pro-V Truly Natural Clarifying Shampoo is designed to gently cleanse your hairs unique structure and remove build up – leaving it shiny, clean and refreshed!
- 5 stars on drugstore.com
- 3 stars on amazon.com
- 5 stars on drugstore.com
- 5 stars on amazon.com
what the bloggers said:
I loved the smell of all of the products. Subtle and not overwhelming. Hair is shiny, soft, and smooth and protected. Best of all NO knotted ends and I was able to detangle easily.
Clarifying Shampoo: I tried this on straightened hair that was dirty (really dirty…like almost two weeks dirty) and oily. I did one long shampoo, and it really left my hair feeling clean. I do feel that if I used it weekly or every few days, that it would be a little bit too strong for me.
Deep Conditioner: I slathered it on and squeezed it down the length of my hair and then kept it on for about 15 minutes. I then detangled with a wide tooth comb and my hair was like butter! The detangling effects of this conditioner were excellent. I got great slip and detangling was very easy.
I’m very impressed with this collection considering it is less than $5. The shampoo did not leave my hair feeling extremely dry like most clarifying shampoos. Considering I just took out my extensions, the conditioner did a pretty good job of making it easier to detangle my hair. In the future, I would use the shampoo and conditioner for routine washes.
what the commenters said:
Don’t like this shampoo. Natural hair requires more conditioning agents to prevent a tangled mess. This shampoo is most definitely not good to use after styles that can be kept up for 2 weeks or longer.
– Treh’ci, MI
I bought this because I’d already washed my hair three times due to heavy build up and it still had white specks. When I saw this, I thought I’d give it a try since I’d use Pantene when I was relaxed for many years. It lathered up well, nice smell, and I didn’t ave any more white specs!
– Ms.QBeckie, NE
One application of this product gives a rinse out conditioner, a detangler, a deep conditioner and a leave in conditioner! Brilliant work, Pantene! When used during a shower regimen, I get 3 days of moisture. How awesome is that? When I use it for a few hours after my protein treatment, I get 4-5 days of moisture on my TWA! After using this product three days ago, my curls are still juicy.
– HonnyBrown, MD
where to buy:
You can purchase Pantene Pro-V’s Clarifying Shampoo and Deep Conditioning Conditioner at any major hair care supply and drug store (Target, Wal-mart, Walgreens, Rite Aid, drugstore.com, amazon.com, etc.)
Pantene Pro-V Truly Natural Clarifying Shampoo Water, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Glycol Distearate, Laureth-4, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Xylenesulfonate, Fragrance, Dimethicone, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Polyquaternium-6, Panthenol, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone