Pantene Lively Clean Shampoo Review

I like going silicone free once in a while and so when I need a thorough clarifying of silicone build up, I need a sulphate shampoo without added silicones(most sulphate shampoos have added silicones).
Description by Pantene: Scalp oils, sweat, dirt and yesterday’s styling products weigh the hair down, making it dull and lifeless. Remove daily impurities to give fine hair a clean slate and revitalize it for that fresh, lively bounce.
• Thoroughly cleanses away dirt and residue
• Revitalises dull and lifeless appearance
• Hair feels fresh and weightless

Price: 200 INR for 400ml. You can buy it here.

Ingredient Analysis:
I am not going into each ingredient as I want only 3 things from a clarifying shampoo – surfactants(to remove silicone build up), chelating agents(to remove mineral deposits) and no silicones. It doesn’t have any chelating ingredients 🙁

Texture: The shampoo is runny, light and transparent.
Smell: Pantene Lively Clean Shampoo makes for a very refreshing wash. It’s got a clean smell.
Packaging: The usual plastic bottle with a flip cap.

This is how I shampoo my hair – How to wash & condition curly hair and here is a post with my full curly hair care routine – My curly hair routine.
+ A small amount is enough and it lathers very well
+ It cleans every bit of dirt, oil and sweat from hair
+ It removes silicones
– Makes hair quite dry & rough – detangling after applying this shampoo takes more time & effort. And this has to be followed with an ultra-rich conditioner to combat the dryness; which may not really be a con considering this is a CLARIFYING shampoo

In short: Pantene Lively Clean Shampoo is a perfect inexpensive shampoo for those who need a thorough clarifying in between washes if you are following the CG method(no silicones) and also if you want to do a deep conditioning and need clean build up free hair for better penetration. Here a List of curly hair products in India.



  1. Hey Anjana, do you have a recommendation for a clarifying shampoo with chelating agents? That should be good for hard water areas right (mineral deposits, etc) ?

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