Today I’m reviewing an oldie but a goodie – Pantene Relaxed and Natural Shampoo & Conditioner, about $4.99 each. I first tried the line years ago when it first came out and I was a college student on a tight beauty budget. I liked it then and used it for ages, but like any true beauty junkie, it fell by the wayside as more products caught my interest.

I was recently asked to try out the Pantene Relaxed and Natural Dry to Moisturized Shampoo & Conditioner and I agreed, as my hair was relaxed when I last used them, and my hair is now natural. So, I gave them a whirl during my last few washes and was pleased with the results! First, here’s what Pantene claims to do:

Pantene Pro-V Relaxed & Natural Dry to Moisturized Shampoo gently cleanses African-American hair without over-drying. Formulated with moisturizing ingredients, this shampoo penetrates deep and infuses hair with shine. The formula, with moisturizing oils, tames unruly hair and leaves it strong against damage. This moisturizing shampoo works for chemically-relaxed or natural African American hair.

Pantene Pro-V Relaxed & Natural Dry to Moisturized Conditioner is formulated with moisturizing ingredients that help keep African-American hair soft, manageable and shiny. This moisturizing conditioner leaves hair strong against damage while enhancing shine. Gentle enough for chemically-relaxed or natural African-American hair.

The shampoo was surprisingly moisturizing for a shampoo and left my hair soft and without tangles. I should mention that the shampoo contains sulfates, which are often drying, but the amount of emollients in this shampoo balances things out. The conditioner wasn’t quite as moisturizing, however. I remembered this conditioner giving my hair a lot of slip back in the day, but I didn’t get that this time. My hair certainly wasn’t dry, but it also wasn’t as soft and moist to the touch as it usually is with a good conditioner. I liked it fine, I just wasn’t as impressed as I was with the shampoo.

Overall, I did enjoy my use of these products and as the bottles state, these products do work well for both relaxed and natural hair! I’ll likely finish the bottles when I need a shampoo with sulfates to get rid of product buildup, but without striping my hair of moisture. Have you used any items from Pantene’s Relaxed and Natural line? If it’s been a while, will you give the line another try? If you’ve been both relaxed and natural, could you still use the same products, or did you have to do a complete product overhaul? I’m super curious (i.e., nosy), so share your thoughts in the comments!

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Pantene via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Pantene.