REVIEW: Pantene 3 Minute MiracleTuesday, December 30, 2014
Lately, I have been worrying about my hair because aside from thinning (ugh, genetics!), it has become extremely damaged and sensitive due to all the coloring (plus retouching), post-trauma from bleaching and curling (now I'm slowly cutting the affected area off) that I do to my hair. Well, I consider half of my hair practically dead but I don't wanna shorten my hair easily so i just deal with it through products that can help restore the problems of split ends, dryness, roughness, etc .
So when I got this news from Sample Room that Pantene is introducing a new version of the Total Care conditioner which I had used back in college when I had that really long straight hair which needed intensive and preventive products for damage management, I definitely wanted to try it. I didn't have any problem with Pantene before even with my oily and dandruff-prone scalp (I have always used Head & Shoulders as my shampoo then I use other conditioners for special needs) so it was interesting to test the new bigger promise by Pantene- a 3-minute damage control.
|Pantene 3-Minute Miracle Conditioner|
SRP: Php159.00 (180ml) and Php259.00 (340ml).
Availed at: FREE at Sample Room
Availability: Zalora (pre-order)
According to Pantene, "Women have seen and felt the difference of Pantene’s miraculous beauty must-have. In a recent survey among Filipinas, more women rated the new Pantene 3 Minute Miracle as very good and excellent compared to a regular conditioner. 8 out of 10 women gave 3 Minute Miracle top marks, making it superior in: 1. Improving hair health 2. Helping repair damage 3. Leaving hair smooth 4. Strengthening each strand of hair 5. Preventing split ends 6. Providing immediate results"
Now, damaged hair is one that has lost its protective layer and thus feels rough. It's when you feel your whole hair has become split ends and yes, I feel that at times ( I treat my split ends separately though - it needs more treatment)! Technically, damaged hair is also more negatively charged than healthy hair, causing frizz.
|Soft and silky (a bit gel-like) texture of the conditioner|
The new Pantene formula has an improved conditioning agent or cationic polymer the role of which is to neutralize damaged portions of hair, and forms a shield to protect hair from future damage which can be seen physically with my 3-day use of the product as it has reduced tangling. This is because of reduced friction from shielded / protected hair fibres.
|3-day experience with Pantene 3 Minute-Miracle Conditioner on towel-dried and combed hair - indoor, without flash|
Instantly for 3 days of test, versus using my usual non-conditioning shampoo alone, there is just better overall hair appearance with shinier and smoother hair. Don't mind my split ends - because that's where I had my bleach and curl.
It is also said that "with up to 80% more key conditioning ingredient vs. Pantene’s regular conditioner, Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner contains the highest ever level of advanced Terminal Amino-Silicones (TAS), which flatten and smoothen the outer layer or the cuticle cells on the hair surface. This helps protect the hair’s inner structure or cortex, preventing future damage and moisture loss from styling. By protecting the moisture balance of hair, Pantene 3 Minute Miracle transforms brittle, rigid and damaged hair to touchable, soft and beautiful hair."
While upon application there is a feeling that the product has silicones in it because it's so soft and smooth, what I liked best is that it didn't just settle on the cosmetic. Through the days, I noticed better hair health.
I really like how this new product revives hair instantly.
One test of also of a good conditioner is how it enables the hair to move. If it is more bouncy, there is less brittleness and damage present in the hair and I noticed that instantly with 3MM.
Anyway, this was officially launched a few hours ago at Sample room, Zalora and different sites in the Philippines. You can also get your samples from www.Sampleroom.ph, and if you liked it too, to head on to Zalora.com.ph as they are selling it there. Zalora will be the first to offer it ;)