Flat to Volume is a new Pantene hair care product line designed for flat hair. You may have seen their catchy commercials advertising this line and its four sister products for different hair types, such as curly, color-treated and thick. Sadly, upon trying Flat to Volume, I found it did volumize, but also left my hair frizzy. This article will address how Flat to Volume by Pantene works, what results you may obtain and the possible pros and cons of the product.
How does Pantene Flat to Volume work?
According to Pantene, Flat to Volume works by gently removing the oil that tends to weigh fragile, thin hair down while infusing the hair’s structure to provide better lift. Their formula is based on the knowledge that thin hair has a weaker structure and is damaged far easier.
What is Pantene Flat to Volume’s biggest flaw?
Pantene’s hair care solutions line are very specific, and many women do not find their hair falls into one single category. For instance, I do have fine hair, but it is also curly, damaged, long and color-treated. Pantene actually has a line for each of these hair types, leaving consumers the sad task of trying to decide which specially made hair care line would actually tend to their hair’s individual needs. In my case, the Flat to Volume line was not the right choice.
What results might one expect based on how Pantene Flat to Volume works?
When choosing which Pantene line to try, you could do what I did and visit Pantene.com to use their product selection quiz, or you could try to figure it out on your own. Based on how Flat to Volume works, I can tell you exactly why it made my hair frizzy. It removed the oils that were weighing the hair down, hence creating more volume, but in the process it lessened the moisture level, which is so very vital to curly hair, and the result was frizz. In turn, someone with fine curly hair likely won’t get amazing results with Flat to Volume, while someone with straight fine hair might love the product.
The other issue with oil stripping is that if hair is damaged, you’ll also get frizz, and those oils help preserve coloring on dyed hair. Despite the bottle stating Flat to Volume is color safe, the very way the product works would lead to quicker fading.
In the end, it likely will take a bit of trial and error to find a product in the Pantene hair solutions line that fits all of your hairs needs. I’d recommend a free trial for your first attempt, which can be found here.