Inside: A comprehensive review of Pantene Pro-V Silver Expressions Purple Shampoo
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Pantene. All opinions are my own and are not influenced by outside parties.
As a grey hair blogger, I love to try out hair products and report back to my silver sisters on whether or not the product is worthwhile.
While researching products to help brighten grey hair, I kept coming across women lamenting the discontinuation of Pantene Pro-V Silver Expressions Purple Shampoo.
But ladies, I’m happy to announce that it is now BACK on the market!
Does it live up to the hype?
I’ll get to that in a second. But first:
WHY USE PURPLE SHAMPOO ANYWAY?
When grey hair is at its best, it looks shiny, silvery, glittery and bright.
But sun exposure, hard water, cigarette smoke, and other environmental factors can cause grey hair to look dingy and yellow.
That’s where Pantene Pro-V Silver Expressions Purple Shampoo comes in!
Purple is the opposite of yellow on the color wheel, so purple shampoo helps neutralize yellow tones in grey hair. Neutralizing those brassy and yellow tones causes a lovely brightening effect.
MY PANTENE SILVER EXPRESSIONS PURPLE SHAMPOO REVIEW
The first thing I do whenever I try a new product is smell it.
I can’t stand heavily scented products. I’m happy to report that Pantene Pro-V Silver Expressions Purple Shampoo has a very light floral scent. It is not overpowering at all.
I also read the label and was glad to see that Pantene Silver Expressions Purple Shampoo is paraben and silicone-free.
I try to avoid silicones as they can promote product build-up. And parabens can disrupt the body’s hormonal cycle (no thank you!). It is also color-safe, so it works on dyed grey hair as well!
(Pantene Pro-V Silver Expressions Purple Shampoo is not sulfate-free, but I’m not a follower of the Curly Girl Method at this point, so being sulfate-free was not a big concern for me).
HOW I USED IT
Usually, when I use purple shampoo, I put it on dry hair and leave it on for 5 minutes before washing it out.
But the Pantene Pro-V Silver Expressions Purple Shampoo bottle said to put the shampoo on wet hair and leave it on for 3-5 minutes. I decided to play it safe and left it on my wet hair for 4 minutes.
Since purple shampoo can be drying, I generally deep condition afterward. But I wanted to give the Pantene Pro-V Silver Expressions Purple Shampoo a fair chance, so decided to just use my daily conditioner instead.
For reference, here are some before photos:
OK, I have to tell the honest truth here – I am VERY happy with the results!
As I mentioned above, purple shampoos tend to be very drying. But even though I only used a regular strength conditioner, my hair felt very smooth and silky.
Was my hair brighter? Yes!
Was it SUPER bright? No. I don’t know of any purple shampoos that do that. But my white and silver strands stood out more in contrast to my dark strands (most of the underside of my hair is dark black). And that’s what I wanted.
My hair felt silky, smooth and soft – so I have no complaints!
HOW OFTEN CAN YOU USE THIS SHAMPOO?
Pantene says it is gentle enough to use every day – that’s unusual for purple shampoo.
With most purple shampoos, I would only recommend using them once a week at MOST as they can be drying. Nobody wants straw-like hair! And they can leave a purple tinge to the hair if used too often.
Since Pantene said it can be used every day, I decided to try it out and I washed my hair with Pantene Pro-V Silver Expressions Purple Shampoo two days in a row.
The second day I used it, my hair was still as silky and soft as the first time. The silvers were still bright, and there was no purple tinge. Nice!
WHO CAN USE THIS PRODUCT?
Pantene Pro-V Silver Expressions Purple Shampoo is safe for all types of hair but is especially recommended for people with grey, white and silver hair. It’s also good for dyed grey hair.
WHERE CAN YOU BUY IT?
Starting November 15th, 2019, you can buy Silver Expressions Purple Shampoo on Amazon.
Pantene made the right choice to bring this product back to the market.
It is affordable and lives up to its promise to brighten silver hair. I love that it’s paraben and silicone-free. And not having to deep condition afterward is a nice bonus.
Simply put, it’s a great purple shampoo for grey hair!
You can purchase Pantene Pro-V Silver Expressions Purple Shampoo on Amazon here!
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