I recently received a handful of Pantene Pro-V products to sample for free, and the deluxe set reminded me how much I love using a regular conditioner as a leave-in treatment to add shine and combat frizz. Long ago, I heard of the suggestion and couldn’t resist trying it for myself. So I tried it out with the Pantene Pro-V Fine Hair Solutions Flat to Volume Conditioner.
What Type/Brand of Regular Conditioner Should I Use?
In my experience, you can use just about any conditioner to achieve some benefits, but depending on your desired results, some conditioners can obviously work better than others. My usual go-to product is simply an inexpensive conditioner brand because of the cheap price. Comparatively, the Pantene Pro-V Flat to Volume Conditioner pick packed a tighter punch, dramatically smoothing frizz while leaving my hair looking shinier and healthier. Looking at your budget can help you identify what’s reasonable for a leave-in treatment, given your circumstances. Because the conditioner can still be used in its intended wash-out capacity, you may not mind spending a few extra dollars for a quality, multi-purpose product.
When Should I Put the Conditioner in?
After I get out of the shower and have briefly towel-dried my hair, I like to pick through my locks with a wide-tooth comb and then apply my makeshift leave-in. Putting conditioner on while my hair is still wet helps me to easily spread the product, coating individual strands throughout rather than unpleasantly overloading any one section with too much of the styling aid.
If your hair is extremely difficult to untangle, you may be interested in coating your hands with the conditioner and using your fingers to pick through your hair before reaching for an actual hair pick or comb. Also, if you’re interested in maximum frizz control, you may want to add even more conditioner to your hair once it is dry.
How Much Product Should I Put in My Hair?
For me, a little product goes a long way. Whenever I squirt out more than a quarter’s worth of conditioner, I tend to regret it. But, if you have thick hair, you may find using more product is advantageous. Either way, I recommend putting a dollop of product on the palm of one hand, rubbing your hands together, and then, with a gentle touch, rubbing your coated palms throughout your hair, focusing on frizzy sections that could use the most help. In an effort to not look greasy, I try to avoid applying too much product on the crown of my head.
What Are the Specifics of the Pantene Pro-V Conditioner You Were Sent?
I received the Pantene Pro-V Fine Hair Solutions Flat to Volume Conditioner, which boasts itself as a “lightweight system” that “boosts hair for all day volume” and is “gentle enough for color-treated or permed hair.” If the price is right — the 12.6 ounce bottle runs for just under $4 at my local Walmart — this particular treatment seems ideal for a leave-in, since it’s made to hydrate and condition without sacrificing on volume. I may be too cheap to purchase it myself, but I’m going to love the sample bottle while it lasts.
“Pantene Pro-V Fine Hair Solutions Flat to Volume Conditioner.” Pantene.com.