Product Review: Pantene “Repair and Protect”

926182_449273181875914_1812983449_n I recently got a sample of Pantene’s “Repair and Protect” in the mail.  I figured I would give it a shot because I love trying new products.  I know some who love Pantene too.

It did give my hair a shine, which is nice.  My hair is naturally oily to begin with, so within a day of using this product, my hair is already flat, and blah.

 

 

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This was the after picture after I dried my hair and straightened it.  A full bottle of each product retail around $4, which is reasonable.

Would I purchase this?  Probably not.  My hair felt  crunchy/dry after I dried it not soft like I’m used to, and I really don’t like the fragrance of their products.

 

Happy Shopping!

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Product Review – Leave in Conditioner

I have spent a lot of money and time trying to find the best balance when it comes to conditioning my hair because even though it is oily, it tends to dry out fairly easily.  It’s a delicate dance I play with chemistry.

I decided to try Motions brand leave in conditioner.  It’s under $4 a bottle and can be found in most beauty supply places.  I haven’t seen it in stores like Target or Walmart.

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Results?   I’m not crazy about it at all.  My hair feels stiff and straw-like and doesn’t have the shine that I like.  There are other products that I like better as a leave in that give my hair life and make it soft, shiny and beautiful.

Recommend?  I’d skip this.  It’s inexpensive but the results aren’t worth it.

 

Here I am sans makeup after using the product during my hair routine.

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Heat Wave Hair Watch

The past few days have been a reminder that the Summer heat is right around the corner.  This prompted me to stock up on some summer hair supplies for when it is pointless to use a blow dryer and other styling tools.

For my curly haired mavens, Dove makes a great whipped mousse product that is inexpensive.  Suave does as well and is even cheaper.  I usually finish off the style with Dove’s hairspray. I’ve never been a fan of putting all those creams & salvs in your hair.  Avocado and mayo should be kept in your sandwich, not topped on your head.  I also don’t believe a lot of those “all natural” items work well.  Dove really does have a fantastic line of products for just about every hair type.  From coarse and dry, to thin and oily – there is something for you to maintain your coif and it’s not too expensive.  All hair needs proper moisturizer, and proper cleansing.  Don’t neglect it!

Dove Whipped Cream Mousse
Dove Whipped Cream Mousse

 

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Dove Flexible Hold Hairspray

Suave Captivating Curls
Suave Captivating Curls

Remember if you are going swimming in the pool to not add any product to your hair.  If you do have something in your hair, rinse it out before going for a dip.  The chemicals in the pool water will dry your hair out.  Once you are done swimming, rinse your hair out with clean water if you are able until you can wash your hair.

I usually add baby shampoo to my hair washing routine in the summer since I am washing my hair more often.  It cleans well without weighing your hair down and is inexpensive.  You don’t have to buy name brand baby shampoo, the store brand works just as well.  Don’t forget the conditioner either.  Chlorine dries your hair out big time.  If you are an avid swimmer this summer season, deep condition your hair every 2 weeks.  A lot of companies make a product that claims to work “the best.”  Dove makes a great one that works well and isn’t expensive.  You do not have to spend the big bucks for healthy hair.

Keep it simple, moisturized and healthy this summer!