Thanks to the people at My BlogSpark AND the people at Pantene, I got to be a Panteneologist and was sent the OFFICIAL Panteneologist Kit. I got samples from Pantene of their 4 new customized solutions for each unique hair type, special tests to use, a nifty lab coat and "tech" glasses, a "beaker", tablecloth and handbook!
NEW Pantene Customized Solutions are designed for your unique hair type:
Pantene Pro-V Fine Hair Solutions in three versions: Flat to Volume, Dry to Moisturized,
Fragile to StrongPROBLEM: Fine hair has up to 50% less protein.*
SOLUTION: NEW Pantene Fine Hair Solutions provide reinforcement to keep hair from falling flat. Go from lifeless to light and bouncy.
Pantene Pro-V Medium-Thick Hair Solutions in four versions: Frizzy to Smooth, Breakage to Strength, Dry to Moisturized, Flat to VolumePROBLEM: Thick hair absorbs up to 40% more moisture.**SOLUTION: NEW Pantene Medium-Thick hair solutions offer options designed to make unruly hair shiny and manageable.
Pantene Pro-V Curly Hair Series in two versions: Curls to Straight, Dry to Moisturized
PROBLEM: Curly hair has a unique growth pattern — as it curls, the cuticle can weaken, leaving it rough and unruly.
SOLUTION: NEW Pantene Curly Hair Series transform curly hair to help loosen or define curls, control frizz, and repair damage.
Pantene Pro-V Color Hair Solutions in three versions: Color PreserveTM Shine,Volume, and Smooth
PROBLEM: Color-treated hair is changed at a structural level. Its natural protective layer is removed. This is one reason why over time, your color may look dull.
SOLUTION: NEW Pantene’s Color Preserve collections create a water-resistant layer to slow water absorption and leave your color vibrant.
After doing my tests on myself, I ended up using their Medium to Thick Shampoo and conditioner. I had to try the Frizzy to Smooth formula as even the people at Pantene cannot be so generous as to give a sample of EVERY single formula and sub-formula and hair gel, etc. So I knew already I had thick hair, and I can't do the thickness test since I chopped my hair off. I did do the curl test and most my hair lies plain straight, though some do have some wave to them. I also did the fine-ness test, and I could most definitely feel the hair while I ran my finger across a strand of it on the special Fine paper included.
I also did the color test, to see how damaged my hair is from coloring. I rolled up some hair and it sank a little but them floated in the center of the water for a bit, so I have semi-healthy hair. Probably because I gave my hair a 2 month break. Next week when I re-color, I will likely try out the Pantene Color Solution samples.
Anyway, after extensive research in my oh so cool lab coat...sadly as I have glasses, I could not wear the uber-cool ones sent to me, I ended up with the Thick hair shampoo and conditioner. I loved how I didn't have to use a cup of shampoo, as I usually have to, to get it all sudsy and fully covered with shampoo. And the conditioner went on so smoothly that I didn't have to use the entire trial size bottle. It did feel a little straw like after I rinsed out all the product, but as it began to dry, it felt so soft and feels a bit sleek, instead of just feeling like a LOT of hair to brush down. I really am liking how my hair feels and look forward to seeing how it looks when I wake up. That is MY true test as I like to shower at night, so the shampoos and conditioners I use can not make my hair greasy looking by morning. It feels so nice though I am confident it will still feel great.To try out these products yourself, you can either go to your local store or be one of the first to try it by getting a free sample at pantene.com. At our local Walmart, I even saw them selling small sets of say the Curly one, or the Color one, so that you can buy a small size and try it out to see if you like it first.*The Pantene Scientific Hair Test kit and everything included were provided by Pantene through MyBlogSpark.This product review was based on using complimentary Pantene product provided by P&G. Bloggers also received a $25 gift card.