I have a confession to make. I put my hair through a lot of stress.
Between dying it (going from brunette to blonde is no easy feat), plus all the heat it’s exposed to on a weekly basis and the fact that I’m always tying it up to work out, my hair probably hates me a lot right now. Which is why it’s super important to take good care of your locks and invest in a quality shampoo and conditioner that will restore your hair back to life and keep it looking fresh for years to come.
I have my favourite salon brands, but when it comes to drugstore, I only really choose from a few different lines. One of them is Pantene. Now there’s the regular Pantene line, which you can usually find for a few dollars at the drugstore, but there’s also the Pantene Expert line, which is a little pricier (around the $10 mark with sleeker packaging). The Pantene Expert line is their more-advanced collection, created with top experts to address some of the most demanding hair concerns. There’s multiple concerns that are targeted within the line, including hydration, colour care, smoothness, and repair.
Since I’m part of the P&G Beauty #BeautyUnited crew, we were tasked to try out one of the Pantene Expert lines and give our thoughts about the line. Since I recently dyed my hair, I opted for the Intense Repair shampoo and conditioner, which is said to instantly rejuvenate damaged hair. The shampoo provides an ultra-silky lather that gently cleanses hair for intense repair, as well as a strengthening conditioner that helps repair damage due to breakage and split ends.
I gave these guys a shot since I love trying out new shampoos and conditioners, and the first thing I noticed in the shower was how much this shampoo really lathered in my hair. You don’t need a ton of it to really deep clean every strand. As for the conditioner, I wish it gave you more of that detangling feeling that I often get with the regular Pantene line, however, my hair was easy to brush out once it was rinsed and towel dried.
For the most part I let my hair air dry to prevent further heat damage to it, then curled it. I also put in some styling products, none of which were Pantene (they were all salon brands actually). With that being said, your shampoo and conditioner are the foundation for your hair; if they suck, the styling products won’t be able to help you.
I did notice how nice my hair looked once it was dried and styled. In fact, I didn’t even need a shine serum since it was so shiny and healthy-looking on its own.
These retails for C$9.99 a pop at your local drugstore (prices vary), and I do recommend taking a look into this line. I am a fan of the normal Pantene line as well, however, I like how Pantene came out with a more luxurious range of products that are still affordable, but just heighten the hair-cleansing experience. With summer coming up, having a good haircare routine is a must, and I would definitely look into these products if you want great haircare on a budget.
Have you tried anything from the Pantene Expert line yet?
Disclosure: I am a #BeautyUnited blogger. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events. The opinions on this blog are my own.
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