Ever wished you could get the shine and detangling benefits of conditioner, minus the weight? Now you can! The babes at Pantene have come to the rescue of limp-locked ladies everywhere with their genius range of foam conditioners – and even the conditioner-avoiding members of the bb team are loving them!
Great all year round, but especially perfect for hot and sticky summers, the silky-smooth foams come in four varieties: Colour Protect, Smooth & Sleek, Volume & Body, and Repair & Protect.
100% conditioning, with 0% weight, the Pantene Pro-V Foam Conditioners promise to detangle locks and restore shine and health to strands, WITHOUT weighing them down. So, if you’re the kinda gal who skips conditioner in order to hold onto some volume, these babies are for you!
Rather than simply coating locks with ingredients that add weight – a no-no for fine, flat hair – the weightless foam is able to absorb deeply to nourish, condition and repair strands from the inside out. Silky-smooth, fluffy and loads of fun to use, the foam also allows for an easier, more even distribution than regular ol’ conditioner.
With fine, straight and slightly dry highlighted hair, I opted for Repair & Protect. After shampooing, I followed the instructions and applied a palm-sized amount of foam from my roots through to the ends of my shoulder-length hair. (Note: I am a second-day washer prone to oily roots and would never normally apply conditioner to my roots. Especially a restorative formula! But I had zero problems with greasiness with this one. If, however, you’re super worried about limpness, just apply from the mid lengths.)
There was definitely a novelty in applying what felt like mousse in the shower, but the best thing was the weight, or lack thereof. Foam conditioner has a totally different ultra-light feel to that heavy, slippery coating you get with a cream conditioner.
As I combed it through (my hair gets quite knotty and I find it easier to do a quick detangle at this stage than after showering), I could feel my strands literally drinking it up. I left for a few minutes, then rinsed it out, gave it a quick comb (no tangles despite the deceptively light formula) and styled my hair as usual.
The verdict? I loved the in-shower experience, and was pleasantly surprised with the nourished feel afterwards – something I usually associate with a heavy conditioning formula. And, while my meagre locks wouldn’t give Blake Lively a run for her money, for me I had a good amount of swishy volume.