Until recently, I was content with the little bit of gray that cropped up at my temples and here and there throughout my hair, but my youngest teenage daughter was not. So I obligingly decided to color my hair to hide the gray. Surprisingly, I really liked my new hair. I am not a wild-child, so I actually colored it my natural color, and I was pleasantly pleased with how my hair color made me feel younger. Yes, I was actually grinning and laughing looking at myself in the mirror for the first time after coloring. Over time, I became aware of the problems associated with coloring your hair and began my search for solutions to these problems so that my colored hair would continue to look great.
The problems I encountered with my new colored hair were keeping the color as long as possible, picking the right hair products now that my hair was colored, finding the right conditioners for my colored hair and preventing hair damage due to coloring my hair.
I actually had fun trying different hair care products during my search to solve my hair problems. To color my hair, I used a dark, golden brown color that my hair naturally had before I started to turn gray. I have always loved that rich brown color with subtle highlights or lighter brown and red.
Protecting My Hair After Coloring It
I wanted to protect my colored hair but still have the softness and shine that I have come to love after coloring it. Pantene has come up with a new product line that provides solutions for all types of hair, including hair that has been colored, much to my delight.
The three products that I have been using and love are from the Pantene Color Hair Solutions line, namely the Color Hair Solutions Color Preserve Shine Conditioner designed to protect my color and restore brilliance to my hair, the Color Hair Solutions Color Preserve Shine Shampoo designed to protect my color and restore hair brilliance and the Color Hair Solutions Color Nourishing Treatment.
What I Liked About the Color Hair Solutions from Pantene
While using the products, I expected them to have a thick, greasy feel but was surprised that my hands did not feel this way at all. The solutions are not thick at all, and my hands and fingers did not feel greasy like they have with other hair care products.
I liked the way my hair felt after using the products. My hair was so soft, and I could not see any signs of damage like split ends or dry spots (frizzy areas). I can often spot these signs of damage using other hair care products.
My hair color has lasted longer than usual, and I have colored with the same brand of hair coloring before, so the only difference was using the Pantene Color Hair Solutions. So I do believe that using these solutions allowed my hair to stay colored longer.
What I Don’t Like About the Pantene Products
The packaging of the Color Hair Solutions Shampoo is the only thing I did not like. The cap, which flips up, is white, just like most of the bottle, including the bottom. So while in the shower it is difficult to see which end opens.