It’s been exactly 6 months since I chopped all of my hair off.
As liberating as it was to do a big chop of all of my locks, I never thought that I would obsess more over my non-existant hair than I did with my long, relaxed hair. I’ve tried all types of products to encourage the growth and curl pattern of my natural hair, and while some may have worked well, my pocket book couldn’t handle their prices. So far, I’ve stuck with all natural items for my hair health, like olive oil, coconut milk and avocado. Still, I need to add items to my hair care routine that I can find in the store at a great price.
Pantene was always on my radar, especially when I had relaxed hair. I loved it when they came out with a line just for relaxed hair and when there was a sale on Pantene, I stocked up. Now that I have natural hair, I’ve been anticipating a line that was not only the right price, but offered a full variety of the products I’d need to keep my hair healthy. The new Pantene Pro-V Truly Natural line seemed right up my alley, so I was very excited to try it out. I got to try the whole line from clarifying shampoo to argon oil and I was pleasantly surprised with how well my curls respond to the products.
The stand out items for me? The deep conditioner, shine serum with argon oil and the defining curls styling custard. When it comes to deep conditioners for natural hair, you always want a product that provides a great “slip”; it helps when you detangle the hair and causes minimal to no snags. I was able to comb through my hair with my fingers, which I’m never able to do. The shine serum and custard have a wonderful smell and helped to enhance my curl pattern. If I had to pick just one to add to my repertoire and budget, I’d go with the custard. I love the consistency of it, it’s price (only 5.99), and it’s the one product I’ve used every day since I’ve received it.
A big thanks to Pantene for creating this line for us natural girls and keeping it affordable.