For as long as I can remember, my hair has been the main focal point of most conversations I have. Everyone I meet has questions and comments about my mop of red hair and people will stop me on the street to ask about my signature locks.
I remember being so uncomfortable with my hair as a child, with such vibrant locks I always felt out of place and like the centre of attention. I was the only one with red hair in my universe so the only people I could relate to were The Little Mermaid and Pippi Longstocking.
I learned pretty early on that if people were going to pay SO much attention to my hair then I needed to rock that mop and take the absolute best care of it that I could. To make sure my locks were healthy, happy and voluminous I started using Pantene and I have never stopped.
I have been a loyal user of Pantene products since I was around 12 years old, I vividly remember seeing commercials about the Pro-V formula that went straight down to the roots and being so convinced that Pantene must be the best of the best.
Since then I have used just about every variation of Pantene formulas from ones that focused on hydration, strength, volume and even making my wavy hair straighter. No matter which one I used, I always felt like my hair was never happier than it was on the Pantene regime.
Fast forward 14 years and my shower is still full of Pantene products but just as I have grown up so have they and now they are shaking up the haircare market with their new Pantene Expert Collection – featuring the most concentrated Pro-V formula on the market.
The Pantene Expert Collection brings the best of what Pantene is known for and gives it a straight forward and modern twist. The collection is broken down into 5 separate ranges, each with their own intention but without all of the excess and fuss and muss that complicates haircare. It is Pantene’s most awarded collection and it was created alongside top beauty experts – hence the name.
These ranges feature just two simple products (a shampoo and a conditioner) that provide absolutely everything your hair could possibly need. There is –
Intense Smooth – Instantly tame frizz with proper nourishment for a smooth, silky finish while strengthening against damage. The micro-soothing conditioner locks in smoothness for sleek tresses from morning to night.
Intense Repair – Instantly rejuvenates damaged hair with a simple solution and ultra-silky lather that gently cleanses hair and removes signs of damage. The strengthening conditioner repairs breakage and split ends.
Intense ColorCare – Instantly enhances colour vibrancy with a specially designed formula that helps colour develop more intensely inside the hair fibre resulting in less fade and better colour concentration.
Age Defy – Instantly restores youthful vitality, protecting your hair from all signs of the natural aging process. Formulated with the Advanced Pro-V Molecular Technology, fragile hair is coated with a thin, protective layer to shield against the environment.
And my personal favourite – Intense Hydration.
The Intense Hydration range instantly quenches thirsty hair with a shampoo that envelops each strand for an intensely hydrated feel. Paired with the ultra-creamy conditioner that revives chronically dry hair and submerges your locks in long-lasting moisture for soft, silky hair that looks healthy.
It is the absolute perfect range for my continually dry and damaged hair. The blast of moisture that this range provides keeps my hair feeling full of life and properly nourished. In place of dry strands and lacklustre texture, my hair is soft, smooth and shiny. It has bounce, volume and a pretty impressive flip.
The formula is a dream. It is so featherweight that my hair never feels weighed down or clogged up with product. A tiny bit goes a long way and it lathers easily leaving my hair feeling cleansed but not stripped. The best part is it smells like coconuts and the just washed feeling seems to last for days!
My head full of bright red locks has never been happier than it has using this new range. It has just the right combination of ingredients so that it cleans my hair while leaving it feeling healthier, happier and more hydrated. It has even made heat styling so much easier because my hair is happier to begin with!
Speaking of styling, the ONLY hairspray that I will use also belongs to Pantene. AirSpray is an alcohol free hairspray that feels more like a light spritz of water than a blast of aerosol in your face. It gives an incredible amount of hold that works even on my ridiculously stubborn hair that won’t hold a single curl (until now) but it doesn’t leave any sort of residue. Your hair is still soft, bouncy and totally touchable!
My almost lifelong relationship with Pantene just keeps getting better and better and it never lets me down. The new Expert Collection is just another step in the right direction to having the healthiest and happiest hair possible. I love that Pantene is trying to simplify the craziness that can be the haircare aisle by giving you the complete package in two simple steps.
If you are looking to shake up your haircare routine or you need a bit of a refresher then head out and pick up one of Pantene’s new Expert ranges! They are available at your local retailer for $9.99.
*I am a #BeautyUnited Influencer. As part of my affiliation with this group, I receive products and special access to P&G events. Opinions on this blog are my own*