Thursday, February 28, 2019

HOW MY HAIR HAS TRANSFORMED AFTER TAKING THE #PANTENE14DAYCHALLENGE ...

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pantene. The opinions and text are all mine.



A woman’s hair can make or break her day. Was it just me or were your bad hair days always on an important days? My hair never seemed to function during family pictures, date nights, weddings, or on the weekend. To be honest, I’ve had one too many bad hair days since having children. No one ever told me about the post partum effects on your hair. During pregnancy, my hair was growing and glowing. After pregnancy, my hair was literally falling and thinning out 10x faster than normal. In the past 3 years I’ve gone through 2 phases of “let’s just chop it”. There was a point where my hair was always tangled because it was dried up and the split ends were horrendous. I personally prefer long hair. Always have, always will. It makes me feel confident and there are so many ways to style it. It also requires a lot of maintenance. The battle to constantly make it look healthy, shiny and groomed is a struggle because we all know how easy it is for long hair to look like a dried up mop. 

In the past 6 months, I’ve gone through 3 different brands of shampoo and conditioners. When I was asked to try out the Pantene 14 Day Challenge, I immediately said “YES”. I grew up using Pantene products but haven’t tried it to revive my thin and flat hair. I tried Pantene’s Sheer Volume Shampoo and Conditioner. The collection is silicone-free, clinically-tested, and helps prevent oxidative damage. My hopes were that my hair would feel healthy, look shiny, and have natural volume after 14 days. 

After the first 3 days, I could already tell that my hair felt cleaner and lighter. I was on track to having more great hair days. On day 7, I styled my hair and DIDN’T apply any hairspray or volume sprays. My hair already had a natural volume boost and I couldn’t be happier. If you have thin straight hair, you know how difficult it is to have natural volume. Our oils weigh our hair down and there isn’t much you can do about it. To already be able to see a volume lift within a week, was enough for me. I was really looking forward to the results on day 14. Before I took the Pantene 14 Day Challenge I was planning on scheduling an appointment with my hairstylist to cut 4-6 inches off. I would decide after the challenge whether or not I would keep my long locks. I’m so happy to say that “I’m not chopping off my hair”. My hair after 14 days feels healthy, full, light, and most importantly has volume. The results went beyond my expectations. A lot of my work requires being behind a camera and to feel confident about thousands of people watching me really makes working easier and more fun. Having more great hair days has helped me feel more confident and stress free. If you’re looking for natural volume like I was, I encourage you try the Pantene Sheer Volume Collection, they have a great deal on this duo at Walmart. Just looking for a conditioner? Click here for the large sized conditioner pump. 


When choosing a way to style my hair, 99% of the time I choose to curl it because it helps my hair look fuller and thicker. I no longer need to curl my hair to add volume. There are so many other hairstyles that I’ve been wanting to try and now I have the confidence to do so. Here are 3 easy hairstyles that you can create this spring after trying out the Pantene 14 Day Challenge. There will be more great hair days for me this year! 

 3 EASY HAIRSTYLES TO TRY WITH YOUR NEW VOLUME

STEP 1: Tie the top half of your hair into a small pony tail
STEP 2: Grab a pretty handkerchief and tie a knot on your pony tail 

STEP 1: Section your hair into 3 (a small section on your left and right near your face, and a middle pony tail)
STEP 2: Tie your ponytail in the back
STEP 3: With your left and right pieces, twist and turn towards the back of your hair and crisscross them above your ponytail. 
STEP 4: Tie another elastic band around all 3 sections  


STEP 1: Create two small sections of hair on the left and front 
STEP 2: Twist both pieces back and tie with an elastic band
STEP 3: Braid the pony tail 
STEP 4: Make the braid messy to create a fuller braid

Thank you so much for reading! 

xo, 
Annie

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pantene. All thoughts and opinions are my own.



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