Product Review: Pantene Iceshine Shampoo & Conditioner

If you’ve never stared wistfully at this picture of Zooey Deschanel and wished you could wear her hair as a wig, we have absolutely nothing in common. Zooey was recently announced as a brand ambassador for Pantene, which was enough to reignite my interest and inspire me to try some of their new products. When I saw that they had released a range with no added silicone, dye, or parabens, I was curious to check it out. I’ve been using this shampoo and conditioner duo every week for over a month now, and my hair is loving it. Both have the typical Pantene “clean” scent to them (which I adore), and it means that my hair always smells delicious after I’ve use any Pantene products. FINE BY ME. After using the shampoo my hair feels clean without being stripped or tangled. The conditioner is light to medium weight, and it nourishes and conditions my hair without leaving it feeling weighed down with product. I’d say that out of all the Pantene products I’ve used in the past, these are up there with my favourites. The Iceshine Shampoo & Conditioner retail for $7.99 each and are available for purchase from pharmacies throughout Australia (please note: product was sent for consideration for review).

Pantene Nature Fusion Giveaway Winners

The almighty has spoken, and a big congratulations is in order to – Catrina M, Rose & Jessie for winning the Pantene Nature Fusion giveaway! I will be contacting you all shortly for your details. As always, a massive thank you to everyone who took the time to leave a comment and of course to Pantene for sponsoring the giveaway. Note: If you haven’t already, be sure to head over here & enter the Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick giveaway!

Pantene Nature Fusion Giveaway

Liv Tyler for Pantene

If you’re anything like me you’re on the constant search for a product that will help you achieve ‘perfect hair’. Perfect hair for me looks healthy and glossy and is a rich shade of chocolate brown, pretty much exactly like Liv Tyler’s hair in the picture above. Pantene have offered 3 prize packs to give away to help you achieve your own perfect hair, each containing Nature Fusion Intensive Penetrating Treatment, Nature Fusion Leave On Crème and Nature Fusion Root Lift Mist. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post telling me what your idea of perfect hair is (and be sure to include your email address so that I can contact you if you are one of the lucky winners). Please note that this is open to Australian residents only and the giveaway closes April 28, 2012. Good luck!

Hair @ PFW – Vivienne Westwood

When I first saw this hairstyle, I immediately thought of how well it would work with a paired down autumn/winter outfit. The trick for me will be balancing the fine line of making it look casually tousled and not like I’ve just stepped in from a blustery storm. Pantene‘s Global Stylist Ambassador Sam McKnight created this hair look at Vivienne Westwood, inspired by the romantic heroines of the Rubens. “I wanted to create a hair look that was both reminiscent of the past but at the same time extremely modern. Texture plays a key role in this hair look, so we used lots of Pantene Pro-V Curl Defining Mousse to create an incredibly full and textured effect that has a ‘lived in’ quality to it and brilliant juxtaposes against the fluidity of the soft makeup look”

To get the look yourself –

· Start with freshly washed and conditioned hair. (At Fashion Week, Sam and his team used Pantene Pro-V Aqua Light Nourishing Treatment to treat the hair and improve condition.)
· Apply a moderate amount of Pantene Pro-V Curl Defining Mousse through the hair with your hands and then run each section through from root to end with a wide tooth comb.
· Roughly blowdry the hair using your hands to break the hair up and create a natural finish. (To create more texture use a large barrelled curling tong to create a soft wave in the hair – starting from the underneath section at the back of the head and working upwards.)
· Brush through the hair with a wide soft bristle brush to loosen the curls and create a wave effect. Spray the hair all over with Pantene Pro-V Body Builder Hairspray to add further texture.
· Take a small section of hair from either side of an imagined centre part, twist them over each other and pull down to the opposite side, then take an equal small section of hair from the front of the head from further down the head in line with the lower temple and twist the hair pieces together and then bring each side together at the back of the head and secure with elastic (this creates a natural hair band which helps to anchor the style in place).
· Take the section of loose hair at the back of the head and tie with elastic a short way up from the bottom of the hair to create a very loose pony tail, then roll the tail up and tuck the tail of the ponytail under the natural hair band and pull through to create a looped roll of hair.
· Pull random pieces of hair out of the loop to emphasise the texture and create an undone finish. Spray with Pantene Pro-V Stay Smooth Hairspray to set the style in place.

Pantene Aqua Light Giveaway Winners

A huge thank you to everyone who took the time to enter our recent Pantene Aqua Light giveaway, it was the most popular giveaway that I’ve had the opportunity to host so far. has done it’s work, and the following people were selected as the lucky winners:

#16 – Roberto Colombi
#1 – Beauty Snippets
#2 – Therese
#32 – Belinda Robins
#78 – Vija

Congratulations to the five of you, I will be contacting you all via email shortly. Once again, a big thanks to everyone who entered and keep your eyes peeled for more giveaways on The Belle Lumiere in the near future.