If you follow me on twitter, or any other beauty bloggers for that matter, you’ll know that Pantene has updated their shampoo so that their formula now contains a ‘damage-blocker’ to protect your hair from water. Yep, you heard me. The minerals found in tap water might be doing your body good but, according to the brand’s trichologist, Dr. John Gray, your hair ain’t loving it. It’s the copper ions that are the worst, he says, as they ‘erode your hair’s vital protein layer via oxidation damage that eventually leads to protein-porosis’ – essentially holes in your hair.
So, there’s something in Pantene’s new shampoo line up that, the brand reckon, can protect your hair by ‘targeting, capturing and neutralizing’ the damage-causing minerals to ensure stronger, healthier hair.
I was given Pantene’s new and improved Pro-V Full and Thick shampoo and conditioner to use for the month of May.
I’ll be letting the company know my thoughts week by week and will be sure to do a report back here to let you know them too. As it is, I’ve used Pantene’s Aqua Light shampoo and conditioner in the past and rather liked them. My hair is baby fine and prone to getting oily fast so I was it every single day. I liked that Aqua Light didn’t ‘coat’ my hair with silicones and then build up to leave my tresses feeling limp. I’ve had this problem with Pantene’s Smooth & Sleek shampoo in the past but that’s hardly something I can cry about. That range is designed for people with thick, frizzy hair and for them it’s kind of ideal. In that case, silicone is your friend as it seals up your hair’s cuticle to keep out the humidity that causes it to frizz.
So, long story short, find a shampoo and conditioner that works for your hair type and feel free to stick with it. Your hair can’t ‘get tired’ of a shampoo. It’s not a person. It’s hair. This is something that was reaffirmed to me by aforementioned hair doc John Gray. He’s also said there’s absolutely nothing wrong with washing your hair everyday and I loved hearing that. So that’s something for all you wive’s tail perpetuators to think about while you possibly damage the shizz out of your hair by giving it 100 strokes of the brush before bed.