Heal the trauma of bad leave-in cream memories with this frizz-smoothing formula

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about the lightweight leave-in cream that’s like no other

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / September 23 2021

The product

In the fight against frizz, often we can get a little trigger happy and choose to smooth our strands with unnecessary heat styling, which ultimately leaves us worse off and dries out our hair even more.

But the real trick to effectively tackling frizz, flyaways and dry strands once and for all comes down to an effective styling routine. 

Our strand-smoothing formula of choice? 

Introducing Pantene Pro-V Love Your Smooth Leave-in Crème Frizz Control; a lightweight, frizz-fighting formula that is unlike any leave-in cream you’ve tried before. Forget the shudder-worthy crunch and oil-inducing formulas of the past because this pick is set to instill shine, smooth and soften strands without weighing hair down for long-lasting, lightweight hydration and definition. See ya later frizz!

Here’s what our panel of Review Crew® testers had to say about this innovative frizz-fighting formula.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent Pantene Pro-V Love Your Smooth Leave-in Crème Frizz Control to a panel of women aged 18 to 35 with dry and frizzy hair.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about Pantene Pro-V Love Your Smooth Leave-in Crème Frizz Control.

The way it smoothed frizz: Our reviewers really liked how effective the formula was at smoothing down frizz, flyaways and defining curls for softer, smoother strands post-styling.

It didn’t make strands crunchy or oily: A lot of our members were hesitant to introduce a leave-in cream into their routines after having bad experiences with traditional formulas that weighed their hair down, leaving strands feeling oily, wet and crunchy. But reviewers found Pantene’s formula to be lightweight and hydrating without weighing down strands.

Budget-friendly: A number of reviewers said they were pleasantly surprised that this high quality formula came from a budget-friendly brand like Pantene, and the reasonable retail price (just $11.99 in case you didn’t know) made them want to repurchase the frizz-smoothing pick again and again.

The verdict

“I used this product on my damp hair and style it. My hair feels smooth and silky. My hair stayed in place and frizzy hair stayed away. I used a walnut size of the leave-in creme frizz control product and finger combed it through my hair. It didn't feel greasy. I've used this leave-in creme product for both wet/damp and dry hair. My hair is not only frizz free but it feels light and smooth. I also like how my hair smells when I use this product.”
Khristine A
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I started using this product about a week ago... I use it when my hair is still damp but not wet. I have noticed that the product doesn’t make your hair crunchy like some other brands have a tendency to do. It works really well with controlling my frizz as I have pretty dry, fine and frizzy hair. It smells beautiful with hints of floral and is very easily spread over your hair. I would definitely recommend anyone that is on the fence to try it. The product is budget friendly and works just as well as some higher end brands!”
Katlynd C
REVIEWcrew® Member
I was never the first one to say that I’m a fan of leave-in creams because I’ve always found that they leave my hair sticky and damp looking… [It] just didn’t look good because it looked oily. With Pantene’s leave-in, I’ve since changed my mind about leave-in creams! Very easy to apply and seemingly dries up when my hair dries, and it doesn’t make it look oily and damp. It’s also light, and doesn’t weigh my hair down which means it won’t look flat.”
Jovel C
REVIEWcrew® Member

Like the sound of this frizz-eliminating formula? Read more Pantene Pro-V Love Your Smooth Leave-in Crème Frizz Control reviews.

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Pantene to Are Media and BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Review Crew® members.

*This combined average star rating for Pantene Pro-V Love Your Smooth Leave-in Crème Frizz Control is based on a combined total of 46 reviews submitted and is correct as of 24/09/2021.

Main image credit: Are Media

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).