Since I can remember I was always someone that absolutely had to wash my hair every single day or I didn’t feel clean. Then, I started getting my hair colored more and more and realized my color started fading quicker and quicker with the frequency I was washing my hair. Once I became self employed I realized I could probably get away without washing my hair for a day and just throw it up in a ponytail. That one day turned into 3-5 days and I started only washing my hair maybe once or twice a week. I guess slathering my scalp with dry shampoo became the norm at one point. Except that every time I would go in to see my hair stylist she would have to deal with a disgusting mess that was called Ashley’s hair!
Recently, I was introduced to Pantene Pro-V’s new Classic Clean Shampoo and its matching Conditioner. You are most-likely all familiar with this line if you watch TV where the ever-so-stunning Priyanka Chopra (who is also a Pantene Global Brand Ambassador!) is saying that she will never wash her hair again. Every time I saw these commercials I was so intrigued by this new line of shampoos that I had to try it for myself.
It’s been a couple of weeks since I started using the new Classic Clean Shampoo. I really wanted to wait to use them until I had my hair colored, so I quickly scheduled an appointment. For me, that was going to be the biggest test. What was going to make my hair feel strong, yet still stay soft and keep my color looking black as night. I put myself and my hair to the test; to start washing my hair every day for the next week to see and feel the difference, and of course, if there was one.
To be honest, after years of only washing my hair every few days I was a little scared to start washing it on a daily basis again. I always thought that washing your hair every day really stripped it of all of its nutrients, but I have been pleasantly surprised with the progress. While most shampoos only cleanse the surface of the hair, Pantene’s new shampoos actually penetrate into the core with nourishing lipids and antioxidants, replenishing hair’s lost moisture, and protecting from present and future damage. This shampoo has left my hair feeling extremely shiny, healthier and more manageable than before. Not that my hair has much to manage. My hair is extremely fine and there is a lot of it so most shampoos would weigh it down and leave a gross film on it that would make it extremely stringy, but this one from Pantene did the opposite.
Most people I know think shampoo is just shampoo and there isn’t anything special about it, so they end up just buying the same brand and use it for years. I am one that has been trying out a slew of shampoos until I found the right one that benefitted my hair in more ways than one.
Luckily for me and my fine hair, shampoos and conditioners have been evolving over the years to incorporate bigger, better, and more nutritious hair-care lines. First, there was the original shampoo technology that simply cleansed the surface of the hair and rinsed off excess dirt, oil and styling residue… then, in the 1980s, 2-in-1 shampoos were introduced and it was huge. They were the first ever cleaning agent to cleanse and effectively moisturize hair, but none of those worked for me. Until now! These new shampoos from Pantene actually give back to your hair.
Let me tell you what actually makes this shampoo a winner in my eyes, besides how amazing my hair feels afterwards. The smell is AMAZING!! Most of y’all don’t know I have the most sensitive nose ever. I am so sensitive to smells, especially with products I am going to use on a daily basis. As I first started washing my hair with Pantene I noticed the creamy, luxurious texture. It wasn’t sticky or too thick which I absolutely hate! Plus, my hair instantly felt smoother as I rinsed the shampoo out. I was even able to detangle it with my fingers BEFORe applying conditioner, which I’ve never been able to do before. This is great for me because once I get out of the shower and put my hair up in a towel it is ALWAYS a tangled mess. To the point I feel like I am wetting it all over again with detangling spray after I have ripped half of my hair out. Seriously, after using this shampoo and conditioner ONCE my hair brushed through like silk. My husband was even commenting on how I wasn’t complaining about how ridiculously tangled my hair was.
And the added bonus: a lot of people, on a daily basis, will come up to me and want to feel my hair or comment on how silky straight and shiny it is. I know have Pantene to thank for that!