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Penetraitt Shampoo

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Penetraitt Shampoo

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The Penetraitt system strengthens stressed hair against damage due to chemical treatments, heat damage and environmental elements. This system helps reduce breakage and removes impurities leaving hair clean, soft and bouncy. Color safe.

Massage into wet hair to activate the rich lather, rinse thoroughly. Repeat if necessary. Follow with Penetraitt Conditioner.
Water, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide MEA, Glycol Distearate, Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Polyquaternium-10, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium EDTA, PEG-7M, Citric Acid, Hydrolyzed Silk, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, DMDM Hydantoin, Ammonium Xylenesulfonate, Sodium Chloride.

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SebastianPenetraitt Shampoo
 
4.6

(based on 137 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves hair health (87)
  • Cleans thoroughly (85)
  • Great smell (80)
  • Lathers well (74)
  • Adds shine (60)

Cons

  • Dries hair out (7)
  • Doesn't work (4)
  • Harsh (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (67)
  • Thick hair (29)
  • Fine hair (27)
  • Curly hair (19)
  • Oily hair (18)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (56), Straight hair (44), Very curly hair (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (44), Product junkie (34), Survivalist / minimalist (26), Professional stylist (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

Reviewed by 137 customers

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5.0

Works great for my hair

By NEW

from Iowa

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adds Volume
  • Cleans Thoroughly
  • Great Smell
  • Lathers Well

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Sebastian Penetraitt Shampoo:

    I use this pretty much every day on my medium length straight hair.

    • Hair Type:
    • Straight Hair
     
    5.0

    I love it!

    By JF

    from Guymon, OK

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adds Shine
    • Cleans Thoroughly
    • Gentle
    • Great Smell
    • Improves Hair Health
    • Lathers Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Curly Hair
      • Daily Use
      • Oily Hair
      • Thinner Hair

      Comments about Sebastian Penetraitt Shampoo:

      My hair is so soft. After using this product,I barely have to use my flat iron.

      • Hair Type:
      • Wavy Hair
       
      1.0

      Horrible Product

      By jlw3612

      from Pasadena MD

      About Me Product Junkie

      Pros

        Cons

        • Dries Hair Out
        • Harsh
        • Ineffective

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sebastian Penetraitt Shampoo:

          First bought this as a set with the conditioner , loved at first, but the more I used this shampoo the drier my hair got and broke off. Still use Penetraitt Conditioner but switched to Biol age Ultra Hydrasource Shampoo, damage is slowly being repaired

          • Hair Type:
          • Straight Hair

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Dryness cured!

          By Jackie

          from New Jersey

          About Me Product Junkie

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adds Shine
          • Adds Volume
          • Cleans Thoroughly
          • Improves Hair Health
          • Lathers Well

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Sebastian Penetraitt Shampoo:

            I color my hair and I'm also getting older and my hair was getting straw like . This product worked great to revive my hair to looking much healthier and younger!

            • Hair Type:
            • Straight Hair
             
            5.0

            Recommend to everyone!

            By Jo

            from Atlanta Ga

            About Me Product Junkie

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cleans Thoroughly
            • Great Smell
            • Improves Hair Health
            • Lathers Well

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Oily Hair
              • Thicker Hair
              • Thinner Hair

              Comments about Sebastian Penetraitt Shampoo:

              I love this shampoo. I've ben using it for two years now and can't get away from it. Every time I use another shampoo my hair is dull and lifeless. No joke. I started using this and everyone kept asking what I did different to my hair!

              • Hair Type:
              • Straight Hair

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best shampoo ever!!

              By Newlywed

              from Alabama

              About Me Minimalist

              Pros

              • Adds Volume
              • Cleans Thoroughly
              • Great Smell
              • Improves Hair Health
              • Lathers Well

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Sebastian Penetraitt Shampoo:

                Best shampoo I've ever used!!

                • Hair Type:
                • Wavy Hair

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Amazing results!

                By Mrs. K80

                from Watertown NY

                Comments about Sebastian Penetraitt Shampoo:

                I purchased this shampoo and conditioner after a previous product left me with dry hair and a flakey/itchy scalp. After only 2 uses, my hair feels amazing and I have no dandruff! I highly recommend! My hair feels silky and smooth!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Smells so good

                By Horsegal

                from Oceanside CA

                About Me Product Junkie

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adds Shine
                • Cleans Thoroughly
                • Gentle
                • Great Smell
                • Improves Hair Health
                • Lathers Well

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Thicker Hair

                  Comments about Sebastian Penetraitt Shampoo:

                  I use this and the conditioner and my hair is so soft and shiny. Which is very hard since my hair is super thick and course. This stuff does the job and highly recommend!!

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Wavy Hair

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Love this shampoo

                  By Rose

                  from Baltimore

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adds Shine
                  • Cleans Thoroughly
                  • Great Smell
                  • Improves Hair Health
                  • Lathers Well

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Oily Hair

                    Comments about Sebastian Penetraitt Shampoo:

                    I love this product!!!!

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Straight Hair
                     
                    5.0

                    Hair to die for

                    By Cyndi

                    from Hinesville Ga

                    About Me Beauty Conscious

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adds Shine
                    • Adds Volume
                    • Cleans Thoroughly
                    • Gentle
                    • Great Smell
                    • Improves Hair Health
                    • Lathers Well

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use

                      Comments about Sebastian Penetraitt Shampoo:

                      Love it!

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Wavy Hair

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                      • Q:

                        Which shampoo/conditioner has more moisturizer the "drench" or "penetraitte" ???
                        Asked on 6/4/2017 by Kitty from Woburn ma

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Both products address moisture issues, however, Sebastian Penetrate contains protein which will take care of weak tresses by strengthening the hair shaft with protein and moisture. If your hair is extremely thirsty and not lacking any strength issues, I would use Sebastian Drench, this product addresses thirsty hair with only moisturizing emollients.

                          Answered on 6/5/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        I have very long , dry, color treated hair and a dry scalp. My hair is about 85% gray and that has changed the texture somewhat and I also have thyroid disease that causes dry hair and scalp and also causes my hair to shed very badly when I wash & condition it! I try to keep it nourished and healthy by brushing it often and using argon oil on the ends and it helps so much. Which of the two shampoo/conditioner systems would you recommend for me? The "Drench" or the "Penetrait"? Any help would be so appreciated!
                        Asked on 4/16/2017 by Mickie from Newton, New Jersey

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          We suggest the Drench Shampoo, which is a shampoo that is specifically targeted to treat thirsty hair. Penetraitt is specifically formulated with protein and moisture, which is better for those with limp hair. The protein causes the hair to swell which can cause a bit too much for those who have overly thirsty hair.

                          Answered on 4/25/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        I have dry, colored hair with split ends, and it's very fine. Which of these shampoos would be best for me?
                        Asked on 3/23/2017 by Keeping it lively from Collierville, TN

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Sebastian Penetraitt Shampoo is color-safe and a great choice to help repair hair from damage caused by heat styling or chemical treatments. We would definitely recommend it for you!

                          Answered on 4/6/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        I just dyed my hair a wine color a week ago. Is this safe to usr on my hair without it dulling the color?
                        Asked on 11/19/2016 by bri from cali

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Sebastian states that this shampoo is color-safe; however, if you have concerns, it's always a great idea to review the full ingredients list within the description with your stylist or colorist.

                          Answered on 11/22/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Which one should i use for my very oily hair?
                        Asked on 8/19/2016 by Reina

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Penetraitt Shampoo can be used on all hair types including oily hair.

                          Answered on 9/14/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Does this product make hair grow thicker/stronger and or regrow?
                        Asked on 1/2/2015 by Curious Caroline from Las Vegas, NV

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          This shampoo is designed to strengthen hair against breakage, helping hair grow longer and reducing split ends.

                          Answered on 1/2/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Is this product sulfate free
                        Asked on 8/11/2014 by sandra from United States

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          No, this shampoo is not sulfate-free.

                          Answered on 8/15/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Is this product wheat and gluten free?
                        Asked on 7/11/2014 by Squirrel from Central Point Oregon

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          From Sebastian:

                          "We do not intentionally add Gluten to our cosmetic products.

                          "Cosmetic products can feature a variety of ingredients extracted from grains. As Gluten too is a grain derived ingredient, it cannot be excluded that trace amounts of Gluten may come along with common raw material supplies.

                          "It is generally believed that Gluten needs to be ingested to produce sensitivity and therefore use of hair and skin products is not likely to trigger a reaction. However, the degree of sensitivity varies from person to person; we highly recommend that you consult with your physician before using any products.

                          "We also refer you to online websites such as celiac.com or celiac.org for further information. One of the questions asked on the website celiac.com is 'Can products which contain gluten but only touch the skin affect celiacs?' and the response is 'Very few celiacs are likely to have any reaction to topical gluten contact. In order for a gut reaction to occur, it is likely that direct contact with the gut lumen is required. Many people with celiac disease have everyday contact with gluten (for instance, bakers with CD who have contact everyday with wheat flour), and do not have any reaction to it. However, there are, on rare occasion, people who have had an anaphylactoid response to gluten, and these people should avoid gluten in all forms. Also, topical gluten breathed into the upper airways may cause symptoms of allergic rhinitis in rare instances. If there is a simple alternative to a shampoo, cosmetic, etc., you may want to use the non gluten containing product.'"

                          Answered on 7/16/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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