Pantene Truly Natural Review

If you’ve been around the hair care world at all you are probably familiar with the term “PJ” or “product junkie”. A product junkie is one who, even though they have their favorites and staple products, can’t help but try new products occasionally out of curiosity. When I heard about Pantene’s Truly Natural line I was curious and had to give it a try! (Yes, I am a self proclaimed Product Junkie).

Pantene Truly Natural Review

There are 5 products in the Pantene Truly Natural Collection:

    • Clarifying Shampoo
    • Deep Conditioner
    • Co-Wash Cleansing Conditioner
    • Defining Curls Custards
    • Shine Serum with Argan Oil

The shampoo in this series is thick and creamy, I was pleasantly surprised by its texture and ability to cleanse without stripping the hair. It does contain sulfates, but didn’t seem to dry her hair out. Overall I like this shampoo, but plan to err on the side of caution and only use it once a month or so for clarifying. Both conditioners are thick, creamy and silky in texture, they are decent conditioners both with a little slip, I do prefer those with a little more slip for an easier detangling process. The defining custard is also thick and creamy in texture, I used this product for a wash n go on D and had good results (photo’s below). The product defined her curls and left them soft and bouncy…none of that stiff and sticky feeling that we dislike so much. There was an itsy bit of frizz, but it happens. The serum I actually tried on mine and D’s hair and is mine now. I love it. It leaves my hair so soft, silky and shiny but not oily and greasy. I love that it is thicker than just plain argan oil, so it doesn’t drip or run as easily.¬† I do prefer to use just straight argan oil in D’s hair though, another reason I jacked the serum for myself. With a fresh clean scent, these products smell great… D says they smell like flowers (and she loves flowers!).

On to the results and photo’s (if you’d like to see a photo of D’s natural hair with no product in it for comparison click here) …

    I washed D’s hair using the Pantene Truly Natural Clarifying Shampoo, I decided to try out the Co-wash condish as well, then followed with the Truly Natural deep conditioner. I used my fingers and a wide tooth shower comb to detangle her hair in the shower. Once she was out I added some of our usual moisturizer, I followed that up with the Truly Natural Shine Serum, then proceeded to rake the Defining Curls Custard through her hair with my fingers.

Pantene Natural lineI let her hair completely air dry:

Pantene Truly Natural
Pantene Natural

I pulled her hair onto a loose bun and covered in with her satin sleep bonnet. The next morning I took it down and here are the results:

Pantene Naturals

Overall, I found the line ok, I do prefer to use products with more natural ingredients. They do contain coconut oil and argan oil, which I love and conveniently the Pantene Truly Natural line is readily available at Wal-Mart and other local retail stores with products in the natural series starting at $4.99…not bad at all.

Giveaway Time!
Win the entire set of either the Pantene Truly Natural or the Pantene Truly Relaxed products (one set, winner’s choice)!

To be entered to win simply:
-Leave a comment below telling me which set you’d like to win (Natural or Relaxed) – (if you choose the Truly Natural series, let me know which product you want to try most, I’m curious)!
-Be sure to enter your correct email address on the comment form, so I can contact you if you win!
-This giveaway will run from June 3 – June 10, the winner will be chosen randomly.

Updated 6/11/2013:
The giveaway portion has ended and a winner was randomly selected using the random number generator. The #12 was selected, so the 12th comment left on the post is the winner! Congrats Lakisha C!

pantene winner

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


  1. Kenyatta says:

    Ive been raving about these products since I got them in my March (Ithink it was) curlBox. They are all staples in my regimens but I especially love the curl defining cream. It give my very course 4c hair great moisture and definition,

  2. Monique says:

    Natural. I would like to try the defining custard most.

  3. Toya says:

    I would like to try the truly Natural line. I would love to try the Curl defining custard.

  4. Sheene Sims says:

    Natural….I want to try the curl custard on my daughter’s hair. It’s dry and I’ve been trying different products to bring in more moisture.

  5. Tamica says:

    I’d like to win the Truly Natural line, specifically the Co-Wash Cleansing Conditioner!

  6. Mandy S. says:

    I’d like to win the Natural line. It’s a toss up between the custard or the co-wash conditioner. I’m intrigued since this is the first time I’ve seen a conditioner specifically marketed as a co-wash.

  7. Katie says:

    I am interested in the truly natural especially deep conditioner!

  8. Melanie Brown says:

    Natural. I would love to try the Defining Curls Styling Custard. I have 4c hair, and have not managed to get good definition without doing a twist out. I would love to do a better wash and go:)

  9. Jamie Nanton says:

    I would Like to try the Truly Natural Line, I am most interested in the Co-Wash conditioner and The Shine Serum

  10. Shanta says:

    I would like to try the Pantene Truly Natural Collection on my 6 year daughter. The one product I would like to try the most is the Defining Curls Custards.


  11. Pearlie Byrd says:

    I would love to try the natural line. I’m 2 weeks into transitioning and I’m a mess

  12. Lakisha Constante says:

    Truly natural defining curl custard. I’m always looking for new products to define my daughters curls

  13. Jerica says:

    I’d like to win the truly natural collection and I’m most excited about the custard.

  14. Nia Smith says:

    I would like to try the natural line, especially the cowash. I’ve never used a cowash so I am interested to try.

  15. Shauna-NUATC says:

    NATURAL!- I’d like to try the defining curl custard or the Co-wash

  16. Angi Msrtin says:

    I would love to try the cowash in the natural line.

  17. Shelly R says:

    I would like to win the natural line. I’d have to say I am most interested in trying the custard.

  18. Stacie says:

    I’d love to try and win the Relaxed line. Thanks!

  19. Rachel Coleman says:

    Truly natural. I am especially interested in trying the curl defining custard.

  20. latanya says:

    I would choose natural

  21. Adrianne says:

    Natural Co wash cleansing conditioner

  22. Melinda says:

    I love both. We’re a divided household.i can’t wait to try the co wash conditioner

  23. Shoiney Flowers says:

    Natural line…deep conditioner. Please and thank-you!!

  24. Anais says:

    Natural. I’ve been so curious about a Co Wash and haven’t tried one yet. I think it would be amazing on my daughter’s hair.

  25. I just love her hair. It’s sooo pretty. However, I want to see you doing some of your hair too!
    by the way, I love how you have your images watermarked. what did you use to do it? I was thinking of changing how I watermark my featured images

  26. I would love to try the natural defining curls custard. My daughter and I both have whirls of curls and I always like to pick up new products when I can.

  27. Paulina Richardson says:

    I would love to win the pantene natural collection , im interested most in the. Co-wash cleansing conditioner.

  28. Ellamae Barno says:

    Awww her hair looks gorgeous, I would love to try the natural line on myself and my daughter. We have different curl types, but would love to know if this will work well on both of our hair types before we come live out there. The co wash and the Arran oil looks very interesting .

  29. Jessica Hamer says:

    I would choose the Naturals line as my daughter has never been relaxed…I most want to try the defining curls custard for her!! I want to see how her hair would react to it for wash and go’s :-)