It’s crazy to look back at my last haircare post and compare what my hair looked like there to how it does now. I personally can attest that the hype is real when it comes to hair extensions because I am LOVING this added thickness and extra inch of length.
I knew going into getting extensions that there would be some changes to my haircare routine. Previously I could get away with washing my own hair only once a week, but with extensions I’ve been averaging around three washes a week. I can’t say I love having to wash my hair more, but other than the extra shower time my experience with extensions has only been positive! It also gave me a good excuse to get switch up my shampoo and conditioner 😛
Day 1 of the Pantene 14 Challenge // We’d just gotten from Europe so heat styling my hair was the last thing I wanted to do. My hair was frizzy and in need of a very deep cleanse so I rocked a braid– my new go-to on bad hair days 😛
Pantene must have been reading my mind because right before I got my extensions they reached out asking if I’d like to participate in a 14 Day Challenge and test one of their product lines. Great timing right? Before I got extensions fourteen days wouldn’t have been nearly enough time to evaluate a shampoo and conditioner, but now that I have to wash so much more frequently I was really curious to see if I’d be able to notice any changes.
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Before agreeing to do the challenge, I made sure that Pantene had a shampoo and conditioner that checked all my boxes: color safe, damage protection and super moisturizing. Luckily I found that the Pantene Repair & Protect Collection not only has all my must-haves, but a few added extras to provide around-the-clock protection and repair damaged hair. Score!
Pantene Repair & Protect Shampoo Benefits
What drew me to this shampoo was the Pro-V conditioning formula. It not only cleanses but also helps keep strands strong by smoothing the hair cuticle and outer layers at every wash. Another aspect that really caught my attention is that the formula features Pantene’s first-ever, anti-oxidant (clinically tested!) technology to target and reduce copper build-up on hair and prevent oxidative damage. If you frequently color your hair this is KEY.
I’ve tried a lot of shampoo and feel like this one really gets my hair CLEAN and removes all product build up. It has a really nice lather and scent too 😛
Day 7 of the Pantene 14 Day Challenge // Finally no more braids or top knots! I’d washed with the shampoo and conditioner 3x at this point and the added smoothness made heat styling sooooo much easier. A great hair day indeed!
Pantene Repair & Protect Conditioner Benefits
Since I have so much more hair now I really need a conditioner that is super moisturizing and spreads evenly. This one does just that and makes detangling my hair after showering a breeze. I’m super careful when I brush my hair now because of the extensions so the less pulling and combing-the better. The formula has all the same benefits of the shampoo too including damage protection and advanced conditioning.
My Results After 14 Days
This challenge surprised me! I really didn’t think I’d be able to notice any differences in only 14 days, but my hair truly felt smoother after every shower. While washing my hair will never be my favorite thing to do, I definitely don’t dread it as much because this shampoo and conditioner makes brushing, drying and heat styling so much easier. I’ve actually had motivation to do more with my hair beyond just throwing it in a bun! Way to go Pantene for proving this skeptic wrong 😛
Big thank you to Pantene for sponsoring this post!