I’ve stayed steadfastly loyal to Pantene Aqua Lite shampoo and conditioner for several years now – it’s the shampoo I buy for myself (my son loves it, too) even though I try and test many shampoos, Aqua Lite is my staple, off-duty choice. When Pantene launch something new, I’m always a little bit more interested than I maybe would be in a brand that I don’t feel any particular loyalty to. So, when the new Pantene Dry Oils dropped through my letter box a couple of days ago, I was very keen to give it a go, even though I rarely use hair oils.
First up is the Smooth & Sleek Dry Oil with Argan Oil. I love Argan oil, and I’m so impressed that all the associations I had with hair oils don’t prove to be so in this case. It’s more serum like in feel than oil although does leave some residue on the hands (that’s okay, I just rubbed it in) and it’s incredibly light on my hair. Ideally, you’d rub it through the ends if you have dryness or damage. to help to moisturise them – I was very generous with it (you only need a tiny amount) and it feels absolutely weightless on my hair. The second oil, Repair & Protect Dry Oil with Vitamin E is more for straightener addicts – Pantene says it helps to build resilience and protect from breakage, but it’s too new for me to have any personal proof of that. Nonetheless, I’ve had a bit of an education with this – I’ve used pure argan oil as an overnight wrap and it’s a devil to rinse away even though you will never have more shiny hair. I’m finding that the Pantene Dry Oil with Argan Oil is that perfect beauty storm of practicality and efficacy and it’s in my beauty cupboard for keeps.
The oils don’t launch til mid-Feb and they’ll be £6.99 each – definitely a worthwhile investment if you have dry, damaged or over heat processed hair.
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