IS PANTENE GOOD FOR YOUR HAIR?
WHAT A PANTENE SCIENTIST HAS TO SAY
As a Pantene scientist, I’m often asked if Pantene is good for hair. I have zero doubt that it is. I know from the many product test results and from my personal experience of using Pantene on my own hair that the products make hair more manageable, softer, and stronger. They are especially good for repairing hair that has been damaged by coloring, heat-styling, and normal daily life to look and feel healthy.
Similar questions I’m often asked…
Does Pantene coat hair and weigh it down?
Our team of Pantene Scientists ran a blinded, 6-week study with 601 women to answer this question. Each participant used one shampoo & conditioner pair throughout the study. They did not know the name of the brand nor products they were using to remove bias from the participant’s ratings. Some used a Pantene pair, some used a pair costing more than $25, and some used a pair costing more than $50. After 6-weeks of using only that pair, the participants rated their product experience.
The results showed that those using a Pantene shampoo & conditioner pair rated their products as well as or better than the more expensive brands for:
Improving their hair health
Leaving their hair feeling clean throughout the day
Not weighing hair down
Not building up on their hair over time
In addition to pro-vitamin B5, or panthenol, that is in every Pantene formula, Pantene systems also use protective antioxidants and replenishing lipids that absorb deep into the hair strand to strengthen hair from the inside out. The science behind these ingredients has been peer-reviewed and published in scientific journals where others can review the research in detail (1) (2).
Are Pantene products safe for hair?
We go to great lengths to develop products that improve hair’s health. Behind every bottle of Pantene are hundreds of scientists who are focused on developing products that: 1) deliver on their promises, 2) are safe for their intended use and 3) that follow the guidelines set by regulatory groups around the world.
Before an ingredient is used in a Pantene formula, the ingredient’s safety information is thoroughly assessed. Pantene only uses ingredients that are allowed for use in cosmetic products by the US FDA, Health Canada, and the EU Commission (EU’s Cosmetics Regulation and EU’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety).
Millions of people regularly use Pantene because it works so well to improve the health of their hair. My daughter and my sisters are some of those people. For them, I would not recommend anything less than what I believe to be the best for their hair.
Jeni Thomas, Ph.D., Global Pantene Principal Scientist
1. J.M. Marsh, T.J. Felts, S. Whitaker, C. Cowans, A. Ritter, T. Chien, H. Kang, “Fatigue strength of panelist hair and correlation with hair damage measures,” J. Cosmet. Sci., 2021, 72, 600-610.
2. J.M. Marsh, M.G. Davis, M.J. Flagler, Y. Sun, T. Chaudhury, M. Mamak, D.W. McComb, R.E.A. Williams, K.D. Greis, I. Rubio, I. Coderch, “Advanced hair damage model from ultra-violet radiation in the presence of copper,” Int. J. Cosmet. Sci., 2015, 37 (5): 532-534.