Review: What’s The Hype On Pantene Micellar Shampoo All About? | Clozette

By now we already know that the micellar water technology is at the forefront of the facial skincare arena. Known for its gentle yet deep cleansing capabilities, micellar water is a skincare phenomenon that is now finally making its mark in the world of hair care. Meet the Pantene Micellar, the new haircare hot topic that we couldn’t stop talking about when it landed on our beauty desks.

We’re true believers that your hair care routine deserves the same kind of love and dedication you give to your skincare habits. Made up of micelles, which are micro-sized cleansing oil droplets suspended in water, micellar water works wonders in lifting away micro dirt stuck in the scalp and pores via the most gentle and effective way. So what better than to cleverly infuse the cleansing power of the micellar water technology into Pantene’s iconic Pro-Vitamin formula — then enhance with detoxifying antioxidants — for total nourishment.

For normal hair types, there is the Detox & Purify line, which contains Algae Extract for a refreshing experience. For dry hair types, pick up the Detox & Moisturize line — it contains Water Lily Extract for an extra dose of hydration.

So, will micellar change the way we care for our hair? Three Team Clozette resident beauty junkies share their review.

I’m fortunate to have a normal hair type that allows me to try out different hairstyles once in a while. As perming my hair would mean that my tresses have to endure high-temperature treatment frequently, I am really picky about my hair products or else my hair would become frizzy and difficult to style. When I heard about the Pantene Micellar, I was intrigued. I have been using micellar water during my beauty regime and it has become an important skincare step for me.

Upon opening the Detox & Purify variant, the first thing I noticed was the fragrance of the shampoo. It smelled delicate and soothing. It produced a creamy foam upon lathering on my damp hair and scalp. Both the shampoo and conditioner were easy to wash off and I could feel that my scalp felt thoroughly cleansed after each wash. After drying, my hair smelled oh-so-good and the texture felt so soft that there were no tangles at all!

After a week of using the Pantene Micellar, my hair feels so much stronger (thanks to the Pro-V formula), smoother and shinier. I can easily maintain my hair with minimal styling products to attain any type of looks with my huge curls. — Eunice, Campaign Manager

Over the years, my hair has become very dry and damaged from chemical bleaching and the amount of time I have spent under the sun and in the sea. However, I have very oily roots. Dry and damaged hair along with oily roots is a disastrous combination!

I am very particular about the hair care products that I use because I have a very sensitive scalp. The Pantene Micellar Detox & Moisturize Shampoo and Conditioner make use of the micellar water technology and it was a dream come true for me. It gently but effectively removes the dirt and toxins on my scalp and it also smells like a piece of heaven.

Now, my hair feels so soft and smells so amazing I even got my sister hooked! Definitely a keeper for anyone who has troubled hair like mine. — Laura, Creative Lead

I am a big fan of micellar water for its strong cleansing power on my skin, so I was psyched to find out whether the Pantene Micellar could live up to my expectations. Daily heat styling made my strands dry and brittle, and due to an oily scalp, I sometimes shampoo my hair twice in the shower to ensure it's totally dirt- and oil-free.

I was initially sceptical but was immediately blown away by the results after just one wash with the Pantene Micellar Detox & Moisturize Shampoo and Conditioner! My scalp literally felt clean with a lingering scent that smells refreshing but not overwhelming. I also like that the conditioner can be easily rinsed off, leaving my hair light without the heavy residue after blow-drying. Guess I’ve found a new love for my hair in 2019! — Vicky, Digital Media Manager

Want to give the Pantene Micellar Shampoo a try? Get it here.



Hear ye, hear ye! We're ending the week with a huge variety of news that will make you laugh, wonder, gasp and get giddy. From Justin Bieber's Yeezy-esque clothing line to a new nail trend that's taking over Instagram, scroll on to see our lineup of headlines curated just for you in today's Insider Roundup. 


Justin Bieber launches unisex streetwear line

We all know that J. Biebs loves sporting baggy tees, slouchy sweaters and gym shorts on an everyday basis. But he takes this aesthetic to the next level to show us that we can channel his chill vibe, too, through his new clothing line, Drew House. Following a utilitarian feel reminiscent of Kanye's Yeezy, it is reported that the price point of Drew House is definitely friendlier than the former and are geared towards young streetwear lovers who share the same carefree and casual style as the Find You singer.

ZARA jumps on the logo change train


After the recent Kate Spade rebranding and other heritage brands getting a label redesign, ZARA also announced that their old logo is following suit and biting the dust. Coming in with a new overly-kerned design, most fans seem to have mixed feelings about this change and have spurred an unsurprising amount of memes as expected. 

Ariana Grande's barbeque grill tattoo


Talk about a classic case of bad ink! Ari recently got a tattoo as a nod to her 7 Rings song but we wish she stuck to English instead. She initially posted a photo of her new tattoo showing Japanese characters to represent the song's title but while each character meant 'seven' and 'circles' respectively, together they translated to 'Japanese barbeque grill'. After a huge wave of comments online, Ari then tried to correct her tattoo by consulting with her language tutor but again made the mistake to put the correction character below the tattoo than above it. And as Japanese characters are read from top to bottom, right to left, the tattoo now reads 'Japanese barbeque finger'.

But that's not the end of it! Some fans, however, are coming to Ariana's defence by correcting actual Japanese people who are pointing out the mistake by saying that if you read it left to right, it reads 'seven rings'. We're not sure if the plot will thicken even more but for us, there are two main points to this scenario: one, kanji is really hard to deal with, and two, without proper learning, guidance and deep cultural understanding of something foreign, you might want to stick to something familiar before permanently marking it to your body. 

Louis Vuitton launches wireless earbuds

Even if people made a lot of fun of Apple's AirPods when it launched, it was still immediately embraced by their consumers. And now, taking the wireless earbuds to new heights is luxury label Louis Vuitton who are launching their own set for a whopping USD995 a pair. The design is said to be available in white, red, black and blue LV stripes. While it's not available for purchase yet, famous personalities like Miley Cyrus and Jeffree Star have already teased the product in their respective social media platforms. We can only guess that this move will spark a new wave of luxe earbuds from other labels in the months to come.

A new nail trend?

Nude nails are no longer the It trend as Essie celebrity manicurist Michelle Saunders announced that muted nails are the new thing. Taking dustier monochromatic tones and splashing your 'tips with them is not exactly the most groundbreaking trend that we expected, but hey, it's chic, pretty and something we can definitely get behind. 

Onitsuka Tiger launches new store at Takashimaya Shopping Centre

The premium lifestyle brand has opened its doors at Takashimaya Shopping Centre. The celebration of the opening aimed to represent the blending of Japanese heritage and present modernity as well as to showcase the latest Onitsuka Tiger collections. Local Singaporean personalities including Bonnie Loo, Chase Tan, Munah Bagharib and Kewei Tay were present at the event where guests were treated to a range of interactive activities. 

Burger & Lobster to launch in Singapore

Announcing its second store in Asia, London-born dining hotspot Burger & Lobster is one of the restaurants you should watch out for at the opening of Jewel Changi Airport.  To be located at Canopy Park, Jewel’s topmost floor, diners will be treated not just to great food but also the spectacular views of the verdant landscaping and the majestic 40-metre high Rain Vortex. If Jewel Changi's opening already has you hyped, then we're sure this announcement sealed the deal even further. 

Snidel and Fray I.D land in Takashimaya Shopping Centre

Japanese ready-to-wear brands Snidel and Fray I.D, founded by Creative Director Hiroyuki Kondo, arrive at Takashimaya Shopping Centre and bring in a gorgeous mix of bohemian and streetwear vibe in their respective lines. Perfectly made for busy city ladies who never skip out on style, their boutiques are perfect for you to drop by and scout for your next favourite fashion picks.

(Cover photo from: @drewhouse; @justinbieber)

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Forget roses and chocolates, we have found the best Valentine's Day gift that any beauty lover — including us! — would love to receive in lieu of the cliche. Enter Etude House's super adorable KitKat palettes that come in two "flavours" and include six shades per bar. 

The milk chocolate version features versatile neutrals that range from matte browns to champagne shimmers and an eye-popping red brick shade. Meanwhile, the more dainty strawberry white chocolate one highlights bright colours, including a shimmery pink, rich creams and a pretty shade of peach. We do hope that they'll release more versions of these palettes considering that KitKat has plenty of flavour selections. Imagine getting a KitKat matcha, apple or sakura palette. Just thinking about them makes our heart skip a beat!

According to Trendmood, the collection is now available on Etude House's global website but it looks like the products are currently out of stock. As of now, these delicious palettes can only be purchased on their South Korean website. But because it's hard to navigate the site (unless you understand Hangul) and international shipping may also not be available, we're just hoping that these palettes will reach our shores soon.  

While we wait for the Etude House x KitKat collab to be available at a nearby branch, here are some equally adorable food-themed beauty items that may catch your fancy. 

TONYMOLY x Samyang Noodles

The MOSCHINO x TONYMOLY collab may be getting all the spotlight now but we'll never forget this quirky and totally surprising collab between a beauty brand and a noodle company. It's a unique and fun collection that made us want to hoard every piece before it got sold out.

KKW HEARTS Fragrance

It's not only cutesy Korean cosmetic brands that release swoon-worthy food-like packaging. Even Kim Kardashian, who is known for her street style aesthetics, launched her fragrances encased in the liking of pastel sweetheart candies. Speaking of, did you know that she just released three new fragrances just in time for Valentine's? 

Glow Recipe

Remembered as one of the most successful Shark Tank ventures, Glow Recipe went from a small start-up to a household name in the skincare industry. Most of their bestsellers are food-themed and this includes the cult favourite Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask and Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask. Even their latest releases, the Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser and Sweet Chefs Serum Shots, heavily feature vegetable and fruit ingredients.

MAC Oh Sweetie!

MAC Cosmetics has been releasing various collections these days, so just in case you missed this one, we're happy to catch you up. Basically, it's a scented lip gloss with a lightweight texture that delivers frosted hues and comes in a wide range of "fun-fetti bright" colours. It's like cake icing but for your lips. Yum!

Too Faced Chocolate Gold Bar

The latest reincarnation of the original Too Faced Chocolate Bar, the Chocolate Gold, highlights metallics and rich jewel-toned shades. Obviously, the eyeshadows are also made with the signature cocoa powder plus real gold. The concept of using cocoa in Too Faced products was inspired by one of the founders getting a chocolate facial. We didn't even know that there was such a thing, and apparently, you can do it at home

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