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Super Swishy Hair?

Sunday, 22nd Aug 2010
OK now. This one is a bit different for me but I thought I would share it with you. When I first started my blog, I intended it to be all about fashion and beauty but so far I haven’t made it past the fashion. Well there is so much of it to talk about!
Anyway, I was recently given the new Pantene Aqualight range. I have been using it for a few weeks and thought I would let you know how I got on with it.
The hype: Zero residue, Zero weight. Just totally swishable hair. 
I think this sums up the approach very well. There are tonnes of sciency bits, but the gist is that the range of products is incredibly light and leaves no residue, whilst still providing all the nourishment that your hair needs. You’ll be left with super swishy hair.
Just to make this more useful for you, I’ll give you my hair profile. I have thick, fairly dry hair (at the ends) and I have lots of it. Although it is fairly straight, it is prone to kinks and pointy ends, if you know what I mean. When I style it, I tend to blast it upside down with the dryer and then section and run my straighteners through it. Recently, I’ve straightened it and then put a few curls through it, in an attempt to look like Elle McPherson. Ridiculous, I know.  Sometimes I don’t bother with this and just let it dry naturally and attempt to smooth it with my hands. Either way, it is generally big. Also, my hair never gets greasy, no matter how long I leave it. Lucky.  I like to wash it pretty much every day anyway, as I feel this keeps my scalp healthy. And I wouldn’t dream of skipping conditioner….ever.
Lightweight nourishing shampoo

So now to the Pantene range. The smell is lovely. The shampoo lathers fast and rinses out even faster which I like. My hairs feels very clean very quickly. 

Lightweight nourishing conditioner

I have been alternating between the two types of conditioners available. One day I’ll use the lightweight nourishing conditioner and the next I’ll use the lightweight nourishing treatment, which you leave in a bit longer. I tend to use the treatment one on the days, I shave my legs as that kills the waiting time. Probably too much information I know.

Lightweight nourishing treatment

Both products are lovely, the treatment being a thicker consistency, and both wash out very quickly. My hair feels really soft when wet and combs through really easily.

When dried, either naturally or styled, I’ve found my usually pointy ends are much smoother and silkier and in general it really does feel very light. And to be very honest, the longer I have used it for, the more impressed I have been.
Now my very favourite part of the range is the lightweight nourishing mist. This is because I am a complete sucker for a leave in product and I love the idea having a product that you don’t have to rinse away and will work over a period of time. I also completely adore the smell. And so does my boyfriend who comments on it EVERY time I spray it. He just likes it for its air freshening qualities!

Lightweight nourishing mist

I have sprayed it onto damp and dry hair and it is really nourishing but again, still very light. It adds a good gloss too.

I have absolute no complaints about it. In fact, I would go as far as to say that I am actually very impressed with it.  And I only really get excited about clothes for the most part! 
Obviously, I have no idea how well it would work on other hair types but I would certainly buy it, especially my fave spray.
The products range from £2.19 to £3.99. I’d love to know what you think if you get round to trying it. And I hope you don’t mind me talking about hair care instead of my shopping addiction! Just thought you might like to know.

Now I just need to find a hair style I like!

Can’t wait to hear from you
Ree
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One Response to Super Swishy Hair?

  1. Looking Fab in your forties August 23, 2010 at 3:44 pm #

    Sounds good, I might buy it for my girls. I use products from my Salon or Frederic Fekkai when I am well off

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