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Finally, Shampoo and Hair Conditioner Containers that Work!

Updated on April 28, 2013

Good Packaging for the Consumer

Normally, I don’t think of the packaging on the merchandise I buy from the drugstore or the grocery store. Packaging isn't something that catches my eye, except for some obvious reason, like it is pretty to look at!

I know every company has a packaging department and a Guru that has gone to university to study how to get us to buy commodities when there is all that competition out there.

I know, because I have worked in companies with Packaging Departments and I am aware of why packaging changes…mostly to grab our attention! I also have a best friend who has a university educated son who does packaging for a living. So call me… a “semi-authority” by proxy …LOL. Well, sometimes there are practical reasons, like stopping the product from from running down the side of the container and dripping on your foot  while you are pouring it into the washing machine!

It is a dog-eat-dog world out there. Packaging has to be “cool” and has to grab your attention.

Now all of this is leading to a big "Thank You" to a company for coming up with packaging that is really thinking of the consumer.... Me.

As a boomer, my eyesight isn't what it used to be. Now do not get me wrong…I see well enough with glasses, but I do not have the good fortune of my late mother, who had 20/20 vision to the ripe age of 81.

The worst packaging, surprisingly, for me, is shampoo and conditioner bottles that look identical! Do manufactures believe I wear my specs into the shower? I am not that blind yet! I can see the bar of soap!

So this packaging is quite newsworthy to those of "us" who can accidentally shampoo with conditioner and follow up with shampoo. Or worse, like my late husband, who shampooed with liquid sink cleaner…but that is another Hub!

Yes, I do realize the mistake right away, but by that time, it is in my hair!  I do have to wash out with shampoo and re-condition! A waste of product!

The good folks that I am going to recommend to all the folks that can’t tell shampoo from conditioner in the shower have thought of the Boomer Consumer.

Now this product is in Canada so I hope it applies State-side as well... Americans have great packaging, for example coffee tins have great gripping plastic lids, while ours fall off after the can is open... but I am wandering off topic so bear with me.

As well, maybe there are some other companies packaging this way...but I am just glad to see that this shampoo and conditioner packaging is finding it's way onto our store shelves.

So this is why I love this product:

  • · Shampoo in a clear bottle, opens at the top; white cap.
  • · Conditioner in a white” solid colour” bottle, opens at the bottom; dark blue cap!

Finally a product I don’t have to fumble outside the shower curtain for glasses to peer at the container!

The product is:

  • · Pantene PROV
  • · By the good folks at Procter and Gamble

I give them a Thumbs Up!

Shampoo and conditioner packaging that works

Now I can shower and not have to use my glasses to know which bottle is shampoo or conditioner!
Now I can shower and not have to use my glasses to know which bottle is shampoo or conditioner! | Source

Review of Pantene flat to volume Shampoo and Conditioner for Fine Hair

I have fine straight hair and not every shampoo works for me. I have my favorites.

After seeing adverts for Pantene flat to volume I had to give it a try. What I really liked was the packaging, but the question remained, was it what it advertised?

The shampoos I like make my hair soft and silky with a healthy shine and great body. that is a tall order for hair like mine, but I think I usually find shampoos that do a good job.

I will be writing more Hubs on other shampoos I have tried and liked, but to be fair to this product, I thought I would review it first.

I have always been fussy and not all products get used, or if used they are they alternated with better products so my hair does not get too stressed.

I like Pantene flat to volume. It does create volume and my hair is acceptable after. I would rate it a 7 out of 10 for several reasons.

Note: I doubt I will ever find a 10, since that would give me "model quality" hair ... that may not be possible with the hair I was born with!

So here are my reasons for my score:

  • It is a decent price for the quality
  • I like the packaging which is easy to distinguish in the shower without glasses
  • It delivers volume which works for my type of hair
  • The conditioning is good
  • It leaves my hair soft

The only con I have is that there are products that give my hair a better shine..but that isn't the end of the world. Would I buy this product again? Yes, but I will keep looking for that elusive "perfect" shampoo!


Submit a Comment

  • Scribenet profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    Hi Carol! Being unable to read in the shower is a pain, so i love innovations that make the job least I can tell colours and

    Thank you for your kind comments!

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    carol stanley 

    6 years ago from Arizona

    I always enjoy product reviews. I guess there are some things we just don't think about. You did a great job.

  • Scribenet profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    Hi Helen, I thought it was a great idea when I realized I can tell the shampoo from the conditioner without my glasses!

    Thanks for commenting!

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    Helen Bolam 

    7 years ago

    Great Hub. Things that we use on a daily basis, never thinking about the packaging that goes with it.

  • Scribenet profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    Thank you B. Peterson for commenting! I personally think all shampoo and conditioning should be packages this way...hopefully everyone can have this feature with the shampoo of their choice. As you said it really is a no-brainer!

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    B. Petersen 

    7 years ago

    Well, it's about time!! This has been a pet peeve of mine for a long time and why can't ALL the companies do that because I don't care for the Pantene line of shampoo and conditioner so I won't use it. This should be a no brainer for all shampoo/conditioner packaging!

  • Scribenet profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    Hi vocalcoach! Yes, isn't fine hair the nuisance sometimes!If that conditioner isn't just right, it gets static and that is not a pretty sight. Thank goodness for some great products!

    Thanks for stopping by! Cheers!

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    Audrey Hunt 

    7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

    Well, I thought my hair was the only fine, limpy hair on the planet. Love this hub! Not only is it nice to find company, but I have liked the Pantene Products I have used in the past. Now, I am ordering the Pantene above. A very good review. Thanks!

  • Scribenet profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    Jeremy, You have made my day! I am so glad I have been of help! Thank you for your comment!

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    Jeremy Selb 

    8 years ago from Carneys Point, NJ

    Thanks, my daughter is blind without her glasses, it never occurred to me that the shower may be a problem. We are going to go and get her these to make it easy for her. Again thanks.

  • Scribenet profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    habee, Guess you can tell it was a pet peeve of mine confusing the two products and everything on the label a blur! So I thought this was the best thing since sliced bread. Maybe not a scientific breakthrough but worth a nod!

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    Holle Abee 

    8 years ago from Georgia

    Funny, a friend and I were just talking about this last night!

  • Scribenet profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Ontario, Canada I didn't even think of that...clever people those package people! Shampooing for it! Now I don't even have to look!

  • Winsome profile image


    8 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

    That is a good idea SN, and they make the conditioner so even an idiot can't stand it up the other way. =:)

    Not that ever I've tried....


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