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Pantene Shampoo Ingredients

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Brian Willett began writing in 2005. He has been published in the "Buffalo News," the "Daytona Times" and "Natural Muscle Magazine." Willett also writes for and He is an American Council on Exercise-certified personal trainer and earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of North Carolina.
Pantene Shampoo Ingredients
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Pantene is a brand known for high-quality hair care products, and that reputation is due in part to the ingredients that Pantene uses. Of course, everyone reacts differently to specific ingredients, so you may not find Pantene to be effective for you. Worse, you might find that you have an allergy to an ingredient used by Pantene. To avoid any potential problems, you should understand Pantene's ingredient profile and the functions of its ingredients.

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Panthenyl Ethyl Ether

Panthenyl Ethyl Ether is an ingredient in Pantene shampoo that plays a number of roles. Panthenyl Ethyl Ether is used to add moisture to hair and skin products and is also a source of vitamin B5. The supplement information website Holistic Online claims that B vitamins may be beneficial for hair restoration and preventing hair loss.

Cocamide MEA

Cocamide MEA is an ingredient that is produced by mixing the chemical monoethanolamine--MEA--with the fatty acids from coconut oil. Cocamide MEA has a number of functions, including thickening substances and foaming. Cocamide MEA also may improve the cleansing abilities of other ingredients by making it easier for the shampoo to be spread.


Xylenesulfonate may be an unfamiliar ingredient to you, but it has an important role in Pantene shampoo and other cosmetics products. Xylenesulfonate helps the water in substances absorb other ingredients. In other words, Pantene shampoo would likely not stay together. In addition, xylenesulfonate may also add thickness to shampoo and other cosmetics products.

Tetrasodium EDTA

Tetrasodium EDTA is used in a number of different cosmetics products. This ingredient plays a number of roles, including preventing the deterioration of products and maintaining their scents. In addition, the Comsetics Info website claims that Tetrasodium EDTA also prevents rancidity and can thus extend the shelf life of Pantene shampoo.

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