Guest Author - April Alisa Marquette
Today fam, I'd like to tell you about Pantene Relaxed & Natural Dry to Moisturized ™ Shampoo and Conditioner. Ads say these, in the autumn-rust colored bottles are intense hydration for dry thirsty hair. They say these products are for women of color. Okay. Ads also claim if one's hair is dry, it is susceptible to damage and can look out of control. That is often true. However, I wasn't trying to fool with something new -- to me. I have a few shampoos and conditioners that I like. They work well for me, so when family members of mine kept at me to give these a try, I declined. The truth Ethnic Beauties is that like some of you, I'm a shampoo/conditioner snob. You know, we believe it's got to be better if it costs a bit more. So that was one of the reasons I wasn't interested in a product that I could find most anywhere.
Ladies, I was wrong. A family member bought me the conditioner. What was I going to do with that by itself? Therefore, I felt sort of forced into purchasing the shampoo. Got ready to use it; it smelled nice. Lathered up; I thought it was cute. Then I thought why not go all the way? I gently aerated a dollop of shampoo between my palms like they do in the salon. You see where I'm going? I decided, whatever the results I was going to tell you my ethnic beauty fam about this experience, and you know I'd never sugarcoat it. So there I am, lathering up and I'm liking it. I got to the conditioner which also has a nice fragrance. It's kind of thick and my hands were even feeling smooth and pampered as I applied it to my hair, so I take another look at the container. Pantene, huh?
Well, my hair was so soft after the rinse that I was surprised. Then after styling I was still pleased. What I want you to know though is that this wasn't a one-time thing. I've continued to use these products. Shhh, that will be our little secret. The more I use them too, the more manageable and sexy-smooth my hair is. I'll tell you something else...I see less shedding since I've begun using these products. Often after you hit your forth decade you start losing things -- hair included. Well, no more!
Ethnic fam, I believe we have two winners on our hands. I give both the shampoo and the conditioner four & half cocktail rings out of five. You're all aware that sometimes with products we hit and with others we miss. Well, another shampoo snob laid low; Pantene Relaxed & Natural for women of color are hits! Yes, just like my family members said. I must give them kudos for turning me on to these products.
Please meet me in the Ethnic Beauty forum, (to do so, click to the upper right of this article). There you can tell us whether or not you have used these. Let us know if you agree, or not, with me. Tell us about something else you might or might not like. I look forward to seeing you there!