I am completely in love with BB Creams, so when I saw an advertisement for Pantene Pro-V’s BB Creme for hair, I was immediately intrigued. BB creams were developed to provide an all-in-one product that can do 5, 8 or 10 things at once to provide the ultimate beauty product to hide flaws. Pantene Pro-V Ultimate BB Creme was developed with the same idea in mind, saying it provides 10 benefits:
Repair for Rough Hair
Strength against Damage
I am in marketing/advertising, so there are a few benefits I question just because there could be different definitions of these depending on who you talk to. For example, I wonder what they mean exactly by repair for rough hair and manageability? When it comes to manageability for hair, I think tangle-free, whereas someone else might think it just makes it easier to style your hair. Maybe it means both? Anyway, I am just bring this up because when I buy a new product or am giving a review, I just want to make sure it is clear that I am trying to give the best review I can based on the claims and what I find to be true.
As some of you already know, I recently colored my hair be more blonde, which I love, but I can already feel the damage from highlighting it. That was my main reason for buying this product last week. I have been using it on a daily basis along with my color protective shampoo/conditioner and Moroccan Oil.
After using the Pantene Pro-V Ultimate BB Creme for almost a week, I find that a lot of what the product claims to do is true and it seems to be a great product that I will continue using and most likely buy again. My hair has been really hard to brush through after showering with the recent color transition, so after I shower, I run a couple pumps of the BB creme through my damp hair, which makes it a lot easier to brush through. It definitely seems to help immediately moisturize and smooth my hair when I apply it. After blow drying and straitening my hair, it has been very smooth and the frizz/fly aways have been reduced. Typically I use my John Frieda Frizz-Ease Smoothing Creme for this, but because you can apply the Pantene Pro-V BB Creme to both damp and dry hair, it seems that I no longer need the frizz ease creme and can just apply an extra pump of the BB creme to my dry hair. I would like to believe it helps with heat protection, but how would you know this for sure? I guess because my hair looks healthy even after blow drying/straightening it. It has also helped me detangle my hair before blow drying, which has really been helpful since I got my hair colored. Moroccan Oil also helps with this though, as well as giving me shiny, healthy looking hair, so some of these results may be attributed to the oil (which I love and will continue to use ALWAYS).
All in all I give this product a thumbs up. Even though it might not do everything it claims (or how I interpret some of the loose definitions/wording), it definitely has helped give me smoother, tangle-free, more manageable hair, as well as helping with frizz and fly aways. It is a nice size and has a well-made pump (you know, not one of those that is going to break on you right away). On a final note, this stuff smells AMAZING. I have been making my bf smell my hair every time I use it and he loves the way it smells too!
Quality – 8 Packaging – 9 Pricing – 10 Overall – 9
If nothing else, for a mere $7, your hair will smell amazing!
Jackie l Food.Wine.FashionApril 10, 2013 at 7:44 AM
Thanks girl! I always wonder about these products and even though they are not expensive, I still worry about buying them and hating them.
RachelApril 10, 2013 at 8:46 AM
Yes! I am a the same way. Even though it is less than $10, I still don’t want to buy something I wouldn’t use! So since I loved it, I thought it would be nice to share!
MeganApril 10, 2013 at 8:07 AM
I’ve heard great things about this creme! I’ve gotta try it out – I love any hair product that smells amazing 😀
Bethie the BooApril 10, 2013 at 9:12 AM
I feel so out of the loop – I didn’t even know they made BB cream for hair! My hair is so short I don’t know it would even benefit, but then again you never know!
SharonApril 10, 2013 at 9:21 AM
Had NO idea they made BB creams for hair! I am already sold on the fact it smells amazing 🙂
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RachelApril 10, 2013 at 9:24 AM
I had no idea either until I was at my hair appt. last week looking through a magazine! And yes, I can pretty much be sold on the fact something smells amazing. But it really does help with some of these other factors too!
Jyoti from Style DelightsApril 10, 2013 at 9:26 AM
Wow, BB cream for hair! Gotta try it!! Thanks for the review, I’ll try it even for the smell now;-) Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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AlyssaApril 10, 2013 at 10:27 AM
I’ve heard a lot of great things about this product, but I haven’t gotten around to trying it yet! I’m always (always!) on the hunt for something that’s going to make my curly hair less dry and less frizzy!
two birdsApril 10, 2013 at 10:30 AM
interesting. i am intrigued! i think your hair always looks great, so whatever you are doing is working!
RachelApril 10, 2013 at 11:18 AM
I looked for this last weekend but my local drugstore didn’t have it. Bummer. I love Pantene products and am dying to try this!
Always MayleeApril 10, 2013 at 12:08 PM
Beauty balm for your hair, I love this! I think I definitely need to give my hair some more care and keep it from damage.
LeighApril 10, 2013 at 1:22 PM
I haven’t used a Pantene product in years, but this product sounds great so I may have to check it out. Thanks for the review and I hope you’re having a great Wednesday!
RachelApril 10, 2013 at 1:38 PM
Thanks Leigh! I haven’t used the shampoo/conditioner products in awhile but do use their hairspray products. This one I was very pleasantly surprised with! It works well in my opinion!
EmilyApril 10, 2013 at 2:09 PM
OOO! I need to try this! BB Cream for your HAIR! Genius!
AniApril 10, 2013 at 3:54 PM
I used Pantene Pro V products for years now as they make my hair really smooth. Never heard of this BB cream though, I really need to look for that the next time I hit the drug store. Cant wait to try it myself. Thanks for this honest post Rachel :-9
GemmaApril 10, 2013 at 4:38 PM
This sounds great, especially as I recently dyed my hair too so it is often in need of that extra care x
Amy ShaughnessyApril 10, 2013 at 4:45 PM
I’m all for trying this!! I love trying new shampoos for some reason. Didn’t know they made BB shampoos but I’m sold already.
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Diana MarksApril 10, 2013 at 5:09 PM
thanks for sharing! I’ll try it
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ElenaApril 10, 2013 at 9:22 PM
Sounds like a really good product! I’m going to do highlights very soon, so I’ll definitely need something for damaged hair!
anngelikApril 10, 2013 at 10:00 PM
Thank you for the review! I’ve been looking for a good product for my hair and I think I’ve found mine 🙂
AlyssaApril 11, 2013 at 7:24 AM
I’m so glad you did a review of this. Do you just use it on wet and totally dry hair? I’m going to have to pick this up!
Julie, from prosecco to plaidApril 11, 2013 at 8:31 AM
Wow, had no idea this existed. Thanks for sharing! xo, Julie
LaurenApril 11, 2013 at 9:26 AM
I had not heard of this product before but at $7, I’d say it’s definitely worth giving it a try! Thanks for the review!
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GinnyApril 11, 2013 at 12:06 PM
Great review! I hate flyaways so I definitely think I should try this out!
Kacie's KlosetApril 11, 2013 at 5:50 PM
Thanks for the review 🙂
OliviaApril 11, 2013 at 8:17 PM
Ohh this looks promising! Who knew there was a bb cream for hair?! Thanks for reviewing it, I think I’ll give it a try. My hair has become more difficult to comb through since coloring it as well :/ Also, which facial BB Cream do you use? I’ve tried a few that have come in my Birchbox but haven’t found one that I really love yet!
SARAApril 12, 2013 at 2:56 AM
Your review is very detailed and interesting! I may have to try this out!
AnnaApril 12, 2013 at 3:03 AM
Fabulous review. I have been wanting to try this. I glad to know that it does what it claims to. Now I’m definitely going to try it.
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HeatherApril 12, 2013 at 6:31 AM
I need to try this! I love a good smelling hair product 🙂 Haha and LOVE that you make Joe smell your hair 🙂
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Fashionably YoursApril 12, 2013 at 6:47 PM
Great review! I love Pantene products too!
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ImogenApril 13, 2013 at 9:32 AM
Great review. I am always looking for new products to try.
Patricia TrampelApril 14, 2013 at 5:49 PM
I intend to try this. I am always looking for something to tame my thick and sometimes frizzy hair.
RachelApril 14, 2013 at 6:17 PM
Yay MOM! You learned how to comment on my blog haha! Yes, do try it. It smells really good and if it works on my hair, it should work on yours 😉
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