Pantene Pro-V - Aqua Light Shampoo

Pantene Pro-V

Aqua Light Shampoo

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Pantene Pro-V Aqua Light Shampoo has zero residues and zero weight, leaving you with nourished hair. The formula hydrates the hair and leaves it fresh without feeling weighed down or looking flat. The clean-rinse technology delivers hydration and rinses clean. It removes traces of excess residue and preps the hair for the super-light conditioner. Free from silicones.


Pack size:
350 ml

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Great for everyday use.

I have a lot of hair but it's very fine, so my roots tend to be really flat unless I use a tonne of products.
I got this as a sample and used it on my hair, letting it air dry without any additional products (except for the Aqua Light Conditioner it came with).
My hair had quite a bit of volume at the roots & it kept my roots looking nice and clean for 3 days which is pretty much unheard of for me.

It's definitely my go-to shampoo for air drying days!



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not too bad

I have used this shampoo for a few weeks and didn't really notice much of a difference in my hair. It is quite light but seems to leave me with a bit of frizziness. I will not re purchase.



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Not for me

This made my hair feel very straw like. My hair is very thick and so it made it fuzzy and straight away I could feel the strawness. RESPONSE FROM PANTENE: Hi Clarebear91
We are sorry to hear about your experience with Pantene’s Aqua Light shampoo. We would love to help you find a Pantene collection more suited to you, could you please call us on 1800 028 280?
Kind regards,
The team at Pantene


Not recommended for thick frizzy hair

Charlie B


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A great, affordable shampoo

I think that this is a great, affordable shampoo.
It smells lovely, lathers easily and really cleans my hair, leaving it soft and refreshed.
Before I tried this product, I was mainly using shampoos targeted at dry and damaged hair, so thought this might be a bit drying but it's really not. I follow up with the conditioner and am left with healthy, tangle free hair. I have been very happy with the results.



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What they claim: The silicone-free formula in new Pantene Aqua Light shampoo contains groundbreaking water-soluble beads that rinse the hair from root to tip in seconds, leaving it feeling as light as a feather and beautifully nourished. Free of silicone and other heavy ingredients. Features Clean Rinse technology to rinse hair fast, leaving it feeling fresh, clean and lightweight. Nourishes hair from root to tip, leaving it full of health, not residue. Removes all trace of residue and prepares hair perfectly for Pantene Aqua Light conditioner.

Immediate thoughts on viewing the product: I really wish they would do something fresh with their packaging! They've finally started to step in the right direction by taking out all the nasties; why not refine their image along with the product contents?! Just a little frustrating (everything looks the same).

My take on application: I really put way too much in my hand and hair the first time I used this shampoo! Given the fact it had been years since I had used Pantene, I was genuinely excited by the fact they had finally come out with a shampoo that was without all the nasties and didn't smell like a commercial perfumery. A little goes a long way with this light, clear shampoo. It really does help to clean the scalp without stripping it. In saying that, I'm not excited about this product the way I am about a more natural product. It's great Pantene is finally eliminating silicone, parabens and dye from this particular range, however what about their other products? And what about their packaging? Getting off my bandwagon, this shampoo does what it was intended to do, which is clean the hair, in one wash. I emptied the bottle. Would I buy it again, possibly, however there are other products out there I am more likely to purchase than this one.


Please do something about that terrible packaging Pantene (Proctor & Gamble)!

Ideal for

For the die-hard Pantene fans.



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Great shampoo

I received this as a sample and liked it so much that I bought the full size. It does an amazing job of cleaning the hair. I was a bit worried that the 'light shampoo' idea would equal really stripped back astringent cleansing but it was really gentle on the hair and felt it feeling really nice.



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A Good Shampoo

I received a sample of this, along with the conditioner, and have only used them both once. I do like it, however as I have very thick hair I just felt it didn't do enough for me and had to use quite a bit of the shampoo as compared to the amount I would use with my regular products. I did like the look of the shampoo though as it's clear! My hair did feel lighter as the day went on, but by the next day it wasn't. I generally only wash my hair a couple of times a week as it's soo thick and takes forever to dry, so I don't think this is the right product for me. It's not bad, but just not up my alley.



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Good for a supermarket brand

I received a 40 ml sample of this as part of a beauty box subscription. Pantene calls this a 'lightweight nourishing shampoo'. I trialled it for a week, and I was pleasantly surprised. Used in conjunction with the matching conditioner, my hair did feel lighter, and my blow wave seemed to sit better for longer. It's pleasantly scented and takes little effort to work into hair. It also washed out easily. I only rinsed twice to ensure it was all removed.

For the price point it worked well, but I prefer my hairdressers brand.


Don't over wash, it would be very easy to over use this product.



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Perfect Shampoo

I use this shampoo on my little sister, who has nice thin straight hair. It works great on her, it leaves her hair looking perfect. I wished I had her hair. I will be re-purchasing this product again for her.



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A step in the right direction for Pantene

I received this as a sample in my March Bellabox and I was not at all excited. I used Pantene years ago when it was all the rage, but I didn't see what the fuss was about. So I begrudgingly tried this shampoo/conditioner combo, hoping to be surprised.

I like that Pantene is taking steps to clean up the brand by leaving some of the nasties out and I like the clear liquid formula. Those pearly shampoos look nice, but they also look very artificial.

Big points to Pantene for a completely non-irritating shampoo. I sometimes get scalp irritation (stinging) from using certain shampoos, but thankfully I had none of that with this shampoo.

The smell is pleasant, though it's pretty typical Pantene. I can't actually pinpoint any components of the fragrance. I prefer products to have identifiable scents (like, "this smells like roses", etc.), otherwise it seems too synthesised.

I aim for a every-second-day wash and with his shampoo, I was able to get to the second day without a greasy look to my hair, so kudos to Pantene for that.

One giant negative for Pantene (for me) is their awful bottles. I hate the tapered bottles and I understand why they put the conditioner in a stand-up bottle (my conditioner bottles almost always end up turned upside down so I can get the conditioner out), but I just don't like the bottles! They are way too big and bulky.

Even though I didn't mind this shampoo overall, I wouldn't buy it. Not when there are so many other options out there.

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