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Tigi girl, 21.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Pantene- what is the dealt with it?
Okay I'm going to post another question I read and then will answer it, it's a really good one actually, it's on Pantene, but before I post I must say that all that is expressed in this post is my own opinion and therefore belongs to me.
Here's the question:
I have heard that Pantene Conditioners are not good for my hair and that they leave a waxy coating is this true? Help!
Answer: Well here is what happened to me, I at one time before discovering professionals salon products used to use Pantene, but after a while I noticed that I found it difficult to rinse the conditioner from my hair, it felt like it was still there, like my hair was to slick so I'd rinse and rinse and rinse till I felt it was gone. But I'd also notice that my hair seemed to be coated with some stuff because it always felt sort of weird, like it was coated. I spoke to a hair expert and he told me that Pantene can cause a build up on the hair and that I should use a professionals salon clarifying shampoo to rid my hair of the build-up. It took a good few months to feel that I had gotten rid of that nasty resdue from my hair (I'd use the clarifying shampoo every two weeks) Okay what do we know.... a hairstylist who goes by the name JenBen posted this message on "Well one thing I can say about Conditioners like Pantene is that they are a low grade of Silacone. What they are is a heavy wax. It's almost like a henna. They coat the Cuticle (the top layer of your hair, it is a transparent layer) and instead of filling the spots that are damaged they fill and coat the hole hair strain. And Conditioners like that are suppose to be temporary(meaning washing off with every wash) but when you are dealing with a heavy wax they end up filling the damaged parts and the whole hair strand but with a low grade waxy silacone that has no nutrients. And in turn they make a build up on your hair because half of the silacone isn't water soluble." Copyright and JenBen 20005.
That is a great explanation and she put it so well so I decided to quote her and post it here. So what should you do? You need to talk to your stylist and ask him or her to recommend a product line and the products for you to use. I'm sure your stylist would be more than happy to help you. There are alot of professional salon brands out personal fav TIGI (Bedhead & Catwalk) Andrew you got me hooked on this stuff and I love it! They are an awesome company with great customer service - I'm a TIGI Girl! Other products that are worth note though I do not know much about them are Redken, Bumble and Bumble (if you want to know where to find these products e-mail me and I'll let you know where to find them, they can be hard to find they are in select salons) and others...again talk to your stylist who can help you. So how to get rid of the nast residue? Use a clarifying may take a few weeks to feel it's all really gone but use clarifying shampoo's once a week, don't overuse them! Here is a nifty little test to see if you have build up on your hair...when you go see your favourite stylist ask him or her to see if you have build up, now what they should do is take the blade of the scissor being careful not to cut the hair and slide it down the hair, I think it should be wet (that is how it was on the program I saw) and then if there is build up it will appear on the blade of the scissor. I saw this done on a tv program and it's a great way to tell if there is build up....just ask your stylist to do this for you.
I hope this helped you out......if you are looking for answers to any of your questions you can e-mail me...I'd love to hear from you!

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