Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Product Review: Pantene Pro-V Curly Hair Series Dry to Moisturized Conditioner for CO-WASHING

Note: This product review is based solely on my use of the product for the purpose of co-washing.

I decided a couple of weeks ago , after seeing bad reviews oPantene Pro-V Curly Series, that I was not going to invest in this product. Well I stuck to my guns and didn’t, but I did receive a free sample of the conditioner in the mail, so I figured I could use it for one of my weekly co-washes.  I am not picky about the products that I use for co-washing, but I do require that the product leaves my Type 4 Hair soft, moisturized, with a reduce amount of tangles.  

How I co-wash (Conditioner Wash): Before co-washing I detangle my hair with a wide tooth comb and a spray bottle with a olive oil-water mix. I rinse my hair thoroughly with warm water lifting any dirt that may be near my scalp. After water washing once, while my hair is still damp, I vigorously wash my hair using my selected conditioner, in this case Pantene Pro-V Curly Hair Series Dry to Moisturized  Conditioner. Rinse, add conditioner again, this time leaving it to sit in my hair about 15 minutes. Finally I rinse the remaining conditioner out, add a leave- in conditioner, then a styling agent.

What happened: When I first added the product to my hair, I was surprised to find that it actually felt pretty soft. However after reapplying the conditioner, and leaving it in my hair for 15 minutes it felt dry, the opposite of what I was looking for.  I didn’t feel like co-washing so I decided to use some of Carols Daughter Black Vanilla Leave- in Conditioner and Some of Marguerites Magic.   I braided it up, put on my bonnet and went bed.  When I woke up this morning my hair was soft, with a light coating, just like I like it. I attribute this to my go-to Carols Daughter products.

My View: I tried out this product for one purpose, and one purpose only, co-washing.  I definitely will not use it alone for this purpose again because it left my hair dry. I haven't totally given up on Pantene though. In the future I plan on trying other products in this line,  including the Deep Moistrizing Treatment and Shampoo.  I would also like to try out the Pantene Relaxed and Naturals , Nature Fusion, and  Medium-Thick Hair Solution.

Peace and Love,

Najeema Iman, I AM Curly Locks

Disclaimer: I was not paid in anyway to review this product, this is my honest unbiased opinion.

Judge for yourself, check out some other reviews on Pantene Pro-V Curly Hair Series.


  1. Hi Najeema!
    I too have super curly hair, and mine tends to be pretty coarse. Shampoo drys out my scalp and hair so very much, so I CO-Wash a few times a week. I just found this deep repairing conditioner made by Neutrogena. I think I paid like $6.99 and so far it is one of my favorite conditioners. Here is a link to the conditioner on neutrogena's website:

    I hope this helps in your search for a great conditioner! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Thanks for the review. I use the Pantene Relaxed and Natural line and have been for years now. It has great slip and I can detangle relatively quickly.

  3. @Stephanie I have had mixed reviews on the Relaxed and Natural Line....what products do you use in the line?

    Najeema Iman, I AM Curly Locks