This smells good, softens, and does give my hair some weight, but it also left my hair undefined and almost straight. I'm thinking I can save this for when I flat-iron. Like other reviewers noted, this is a bit greasy and I could feel it in my hair in some areas. I would have to be careful about how much I apply, probably due to the mineral oil and petrolatum in the ingredient list. So those of you that are avoiding those ingredients, steer clear of this.
I have super crazy curly hair wich I ususally straighten...but when I decide to go natural and wear my curls this is the product I always have to finish my style with!!! I luv it!! Makes my curls super soft and beautiful=)
This product is way too heavy for my hair. It never fully absorbed, and my hair was always greasy feeling. Definitely, believe a company when it says, "cream." This is practically a body butter. Even in small amounts this was still too heavy.
African American women with relaxed hair, this product is great. I like it much more than a lot of other hair lotions because it doesn't just sit on top of the hair, it's absorbed. The scent is also much nicer than a typical lotion from other companies marketed towards us. This is something you should be using instead of the age-old "grease". It's also great for dry ends before blow drying and straightening. I've been using it for years and every time I try another brand I always switch back. It's pretty cheap, lasts a few months, and is easy to find (at least in my area). I'll be using this for as long as I have hair on my head.
My dermatologist actually suggest I buy this and I figured it would be pretty good product. But after about a week of use, I didn't see much light in it. Smells nice, but it makes my hair feel thick and clumped and just greasy. And I hate the weighed down greasy feeling. I cant run my hand over my head 2 or 3 hours later, and still have that shiny oil glaze over my hand. Then 6 hours later ... still the same. I would love to have something that is fast absorbing, and jujst keeps my hair soft. This leave in holds moisture pretty well, but not without weighing down my hair.
I have mixed Caucasian, African-American hair that is very, very thick and curly, just past my shoulders. I needed a product that would give it weight, moisture and shine. This does it all. I actually wouldn't mind it being a bit heavier, but my hair needs lots of weight to tame the frizzies and fullness it has. it's a white cream, with the consistence of a lotion. The smell is icky, herbal meets an almost medicated shampoo smell, but luckily it is very light. I am not sure why they are scented this way. Really all the Pantene Relaxed and Natural Products smell horrible. Other than that this is a great product. It does not provide hold but leaves my hair so soft, shiny, moisturized and calmer and a little goes a long way. UPDATE: After a while this really just sits on top of the hair and is too greasy. I prefer oscar blandi silk cream now.
I really had high hopes for this but it didnt moisturize my hair at all. It just sat on top of my hair and was way to greasy for my tasted. I have relaxed and died hair and I have used products that have performed much better than this and honestly Pantene shouldve done better. Never buy again it did nothing for my hair. It might work well if you only wanted to weigh down your ends or something.
I have have half relaxed hair (trying to grow it out) with highlights, thick, asian mixed, coarse, damaged/dry, hair (very unusual hair) with straw like ends. I use this in my hair after I air dry. I like the fact that this weighs my hair down because thats what my hair needs or else its like a wirey mess. For those who doesn't want your hair weighed down, this is not for you. The scent is kinda weird but bareable.
I have relaxed, damanged hair. I found that this product worked well for me. I apply the Oil Moisturizer after washing (w/ Relaxed and Natural Intensive Moisturizing Shampoo) and conditioning (w/ Relaxed and Natural Breakage Defense Conditioner). Then I blow dry my hair. This product moisturizes my hair well, and I love the smell. I also use this product when my hair is dry. I use it on my pressed hair when making ponytails or styling. I love using the product both ways. I think it's a good product, smells well, and I think it's improvinng the strength of my hair (along with the other Relaxed and Natural products).
I have natural (unrelaxed), coarse Afro hair. Not the product for me. Works in patches of my hair and leaves most of it undefined, dry, and a bit weighed down. Personally, I think it might be ideal for certain curly textures but not not my hair. Wouldn't take it if it was free :^(