This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pantene. The opinions and text are all mine.
If you've been following along on my Insta, you might know that I recently embarked on Pantene's 14 Day Challenge, in which I used their Repair & Protect Shampoo and Conditioner for a full two weeks and tracked my progress. I was actually pretty excited to partake in this challenge as I always struggle to find good, effective products for my color-treated hair. I find most products that clean effectively tend be color and moisture-stripping, leaving my hair dry, frizzy and just a bit sad. Most bad hair days, I throw my hair up into an "I give up" ponytail in a fit of frustration. So, when I embarked on this challenge, I hoped that I would find products that clean, don't strip, and leave my hair soft and nourished.
I know it sounds a bit farfetched, but I was honestly impressed on Day 1. My hair felt better after just one use of the Repair & Protect Conditioner: softer, cleaner, moisturized. After showering, while my hair was still damp, I followed up with Pantene's 10 in 1 Beauty Balm, which I found calmed strays and frizz throughout the day. After 7 days, this increased softness no longer seemed like a one-time, new-shampoo fluke, but started to seem like real, consistent results. Oh, another plus? The products smell really good! Obviously, this was not a huge requirement to the challenge, but it's a nice added bonus.
At this point, I'm 14 days into this challenge, and will definitely keep going. My hair has continued to feel soft and nourished, and I'm seeing a consistent improvement in my daily dryness and frizz. Am I suddenly waking up with perfectly tousled beach waves? No. Am I still air-drying my hair after applying product because that's the one area of my life in which I'm low maintenance? Yes. But I've noticed that I'm wearing my hair down more (fewer "I give up" ponytails of late!), and I even, *gasp,* straightened it the other day to try to make it look a bit more presentable. So overall, I'm definitely enjoying more great hair days and the confidence that those bring. Head to Walmart for a great deal on the Repair & Protect duo and the large conditioner pump!
This content is sponsored by Pantene. All thoughts and opinions are my own.