Ever heard that saying “Your hair is your crowning glory”? The first thing most people tend to notice when they meet you is your hair. Being an African American woman with relaxed hair who gets extensions put in from time to time; I easily get frustrated when I have bad hair days, I basically feel the need to stay indoors and avoid meeting anybody which isn’t fun at all.
Recently, I had experienced that feeling quite frequently so when I heard about the Pantene 14 Day Challenge, I had to give it a try because who can say no to having a great hair day regularly? It was also a relief to find out that only 1 in 10 women experience great hair days regularly which, while makes me feel a little less alone, is actually really unfortunate.
One of the main challenges I faced with having a bad hair day was; adapting to the change of weather as it got colder. My hair started to dry out more than usual, I experienced higher breakage and my curls were always frizzy.
With the Pantene 14 Day Challenge; the goal was to achieve a great hair day by building a healthy foundation based on the products that best suits your specific hair need. Pantene has a wide range of products which caters to a diverse number of women with variety of hair styles, looks and backgrounds.
Day 1- Received products, showing how dry my hair looked before the challenge started.
To kickstart the challenge, I selected the Pantene Gold Series Shampoo and Conditioner. This was to help target my issue with breakage and lack of moisture by providing strength and improving moisture to my relaxed hair/weave. May I add, it’s great for any woman of African Ancestry who have relaxed, natural or transitioning hair to improve moisture, strength, elasticity, smoothness and shine. The shampoo and conditioner contains Pro-V nutrient blends infused with Argan oil.
Few Things I learned between day 1-7 Pantene 14 Day Challenge
- Turn heat down on flat & curling irons; when they get really hot, it melts the hair’s protein which weakens it.
- A glass of water first thing in the morning does the hair good!
- Get enough sleep; lack of good sleep tends to create hair loss,
- Take care of your hair while you sleep, wrap in a cotton t-shirt or silk scarf. For me, I used a satin cap to achieve this.
Day 7- Curls looked more defined and hair experienced less frizz
Few Things I learned between day 7-14 of Pantene 14 Day Challenge
- Over rinsing conditioners makes them less effective. Take less than 30 seconds to rinse off conditioner then briefly run your fingers through your hair so water can fully run through. If your hair squeaks when you comb, you’ve likely over-rinsed conditioner.
- Hair is the weakest when wet; so be extra gentle when you begin styling after a wash.
Day 14- Less Breakage, more shine. Curls have more bounce and liveliness.
Few things I learned between day 7-14 of Pantene 14 Day Challenge
- If you want to give your hair the strongest start; make a well balanced diet an essential.
- Exercising regularly helps improve hormones which enhance hair growth.
Finally, with the challenge coming to an end, I will say I love the results achieved in such little time and will certainly continue this and work on having more great hair days. I encourage you to try out the Pantene 14 Day Challenge. Pantene has a collection for all hair types so you won’t be left out!
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