Reviewers praise Pantene's new Custom Hair Solutions line of conditioners for offering a conditioner for every hair type and desired style. Even though many of the formulas are similar (some are even identical), the labeling makes it easy to choose the one that's right for you. In all, there are 15 conditioners to choose from for those with color-treated, fine, medium to thick or curly hair. If you're still in doubt, Pantene offers an online personal hair consultation to help you choose. Reviewers say Pantene is the best conditioner because each formula does a remarkable job of living up to its claims -- that is reducing frizzy hair, adding volume or shine, strengthening hair etc. Pantene also offers a "Smart Beauty Guarantee," which states that the company will refund twice the purchase price if you're not satisfied with the product. Users like the light, clean scent of the conditioners and say they detangle hair and leave it soft and smooth. If your hair has extensive damage, experts say you should also consider using a deep conditioner, such as Aussie 3-Minute Miracle Moist Deeeeep Conditioner (*Est. $4.25 for 8 oz.), once or twice a week.
We turned to beauty magazines, including Allure, Redbook and Self, for their analyses of Pantene Pro-V Custom Hair Solutions. The hair conditioner is included in each magazine's annual round up of best beauty products. TotalBeauty.com lists reviews for several Pantene conditioners -- all of which receive high overall ratings.
Editors of Allure magazine say Pantene's Medium-Thick Hair Solutions Flat to Volume formula removes product build-up to prevent fine hair from becoming limp. It also contains body-boosting polymers to add volume.
Review: Best of Beauty 2010: Hair, Editors of Allure magazine, Oct. 2010
Testers at Redbook magazine say Pantene's Medium-Thick Hair Solutions Frizzy to Smooth formula is lightweight and very moisturizing.
Review: 2011's Most Valuable Beauty Products, Gina Way, April 2011
3. Self Magazine
Editors at Self magazine say that Pantene's Color Hair Solutions Color Preserve Shine does an excellent job of preserving hair color.
Review: Healthy Beauty Awards: Hair, Editors of Self magazine, May 2011
Reviewers at TotalBeauty.com give favorable reviews to all of the Pantene Hair Solutions conditioners listed on the website, but the Frizzy to Smooth formula is reviewed most often. Users say that it does an excellent job of taming frizzy hair and flyaways, but it is too heavy for fine hair.
Review: Pantene Pro-V Medium-Thick Hair Solutions Frizzy to Smooth Conditioner, Contributors to TotalBeauty.com