Happy Tuesday, friends! I am officially back from my trip to New England, and I’m excited to share with you my results regarding the @Pantene 14 Day Challenge. I originally signed up for the challenge because my hair was in need of a complete reboot on hydration and nourishment. As a blogger, I am constantly heat styling and adding bulky products onto my hair. Over time, it definitely strips my hair of moisture and causes damage to the ends. I had heard about the positive results others had been experiencing from the @Pantene Repair & Protect collection, and thought it was worth a try to bring my hair back to a healthy state.
Throughout the challenge I jotted down notes about my thoughts regarding the health of my hair at various points throughout the period. On day 1 (prior to starting the challenge), I noted that my hair felt dry and dull, almost textured on the ends due to lots of heat styling. I had just gone on back to back trips to Asheville and Charleston. When I travel and take photos for my blog, I am forced to use a curling wand on my hair which strips the hydration from its ends. Brushing through my curls also results in split ends, so it’s safe to say that my hair definitely takes a ‘hit’ while traveling. It was the perfect time to start the @Pantene Repair & Protect collection in hopes of improving the health of my hair.
My second set of notes and evaluation of my hair was taken on Day 7 of the challenge. I noticed that after blow drying my hair, it definitely felt softer and my ends were less ‘textured.’ In addition, my hair also appeared to be straighter, and less fluffy at the end of blow drying. I was impressed that in only 7 days, I was already starting to see my hair retain more moisture and maintain an overall glow to the visibility of my hair. So far, I was really liking the results.
My final evaluation comes today, on day 14 of the Pantene 14 Day Challenge. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, then you know I recently took a trip to New England, and spent 7 days traveling around the area. This trip definitely put the challenge to the test because it was freezingggg while I was in Vermont and New Hampshire. It even snowed while we were in Vermont! I was sure the cold air would continue to strip the hydration from my hair (especially with all the heat styling), but my hair continued to feel soft and moisturized thanks to the @Pantene Repair & Protect Shampoo and Conditioner. I washed my hair for the final time when I got home last night, and I was really impressed with the final texture and glow of my hair. I even noticed less breakage and fly aways when wearing my hair up today.
If you choose to try the Pantene 14 Day Challenge, there are various collections to consider that may be a better fit for your hair. I decided to use the Repair & Protect Collection because it is made for colored hair that was prone to dryness and breakage. I don’t experience a lot of frizz to my hair (it is relatively straight), and only wash my hair 2-3 times per week. I recommend you check out the Pantene Hair Advisor to understand which collection may be the best for your hair type.
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