This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pantene. All opinions are 100% mine.
As a new mom, taking time for “self-care” is a total luxury. Some days my hands are so full with Nate that I’m lucky if I’m able to brush my hair and wash up before noon. My beauty routine was an everyday priority before I become a mom. Now that things have shifted, I’m working on minimizing the steps it takes me to get ready and focusing on the health of my hair, skin and nails to avoid constant upkeep.
I recently had a conversation with my mom and grandma where they reminded me that despite my new responsibilities as a mother, it was still important for me to have some “me” time. They told me that having a baby didn’t mean I had to give up all of the things I typically did to feel my best self. That’s always easier said than done of course, but I agreed they had a point. While I won’t be hitting the salon monthly or rocking extensions again anytime soon, I still plan to get my hair colored and haven’t been making time at home to care for my locks.
When it comes to my hair “self-care,” I’ve stopped using hot tools on a daily basis and instead opted for heat-less styles like braids and buns. I’ve also been washing my hair with Pantene’s Illuminating Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner in hopes of maintaining the growth and shine I was blessed with during pregnancy. I love this haircare system because it not only smells amazing, but it’s formulated with biotin to strengthen hair and make it look more radiant. It’s also color-safe and free of parabens, dyes and mineral oil. Thanks to this shampoo and conditioner I can go longer in between color appointments, which means more time at home with Nate!
My Color-Safe Postpartum Haircare Routine
PS both the Pantene Illuminating Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner are part of the new Pantene Nutrient Blends Collection– a collection of haircare products made of ingredient blends inspired by cultures from all around the world. You can learn more and shop the products at Target now.