This is a compensated review from BlogHer and Pantene Full & Thick.
I have a question for you...and one of you lucky commenters will have the opportunity to win a $100 Visa gift card and a years supply of Pantene products when you tell me: what is your biggest hair-care challenge? Is your hair over-processed? Do you suffer from breakage? Is your hair thinning?
I don’t mean to date myself, but, when I was in high school, I saved my pennies to buy myself Pantene shampoo and conditioner. Looking back, I’m not sure why I didn’t ask my mom to buy it for me when she did her weekly shopping, I just remember socking away my babysitting money to buy bottles of Pantene – which, at that time, had very snazzy gold-colored caps and seemed very high-end.
At some point I probably decided to save money or use health-food store shampoo or bought shampoo for color-treated hair and lost track of Pantene…but fast forward to a month ago when Blogher asked me if I was interested in Pantene’s new Full and Thick shampoo and conditioner and suddenly I am transported back in time.
It’s true – I’m the perfect candidate for Full & Thick shampoo and conditioner. Age and years of coloring have combined forces to make my already thin hair even thinner – and, now that I think about it, kind of lifeless.
And I have to tell you, I’m sort of jaded when it comes to “new formulas” that promise exciting results. I agreed to try Full & Thick and write about it and…
I am happily surprised to tell you that my hair actually appears to be fuller and thicker!
I’m not kidding!
I fully expected to report that I saw no difference whatsoever after using this shampoo and conditioner for the past two weeks but IT’S NOT TRUE.
My hair, which is in a very awkward stage as I am growing it out right now, has much more body and seems to be easier to style right now and the only thing I’m doing differently is using Pantene shampoo and conditioner.
Why is this, you wonder? (And so do I.)
Well, Pantene says they use Pro-V Full & Thick conditioner to:
strengthen hair against damage and prevent hair loss from breakage and help maintain a thick look from root to tip.
What does this mean?
It means that Pantene shampoos and conditioners have vitamins in their ingredients to help protect and nourish hair.
I hadn’t thought much about the ingredients in my shampoo before last month but I’ve been paying close attention to my hair since using Pantene and I really see a difference.
Pantene has an extensive website which can probably answer any questions you might have about their products as well as suggest products based on your particular needs.
You can read up on which shampoos and conditioners they recommend for processed hair, thinning hair, hard to manage hair and normal hair.
As for me, I’m having nostalgic moments lathering up with Pantene, remembering my younger, thicker, natural brown hair and enjoying having some body and shine again. And, another surprise, Pantene is widely available and you won't have to save your babysitting money to buy some.
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