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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Review: Pantene Pro-V Silky Moisture Whip

A while back (before Cravebox sadly went out of business), I was pretty addicted to the whole get-it-in-a-box thing. Still am pretty addicted to it actually, but just can't afford to be buying cute little boxes full of goodies each month. If you aren't a part of the subscription box craze, or you don't know what it is, you're missing out a little! But that's a talking point for another time.

What I would like to do is tell you a little bit about the Pantene Pro-V Silky Moisture Whip that I got in my Cravebox. Obviously, I purchased this product through the Cravebox company, and I didn't get asked to do this review by anyone. I'm just reviewing it because, well, I like to review things, and I especially like to review things that I get out of subscription boxes!

I've been swimming in things to do and things to review lately - so much so that I'm really, really behind in my work. This is due to a combination of my bad health, my extended family's medical problems, plus a whole slew of other weird things that keep popping up and getting in my way. Icky, but that's life sometimes. So this review is actually being written about two or three months after I tested out the product, which is why it seems a little odd that I'm doing a review on something that happened in June or July.

I spent the whole summer at my parent's house, and my mom started begging me as soon as I got there to let her do my hair. For the first couple of weeks, I gave her a firm NO. It's not that I don't love my mom and love to spend time with her. It's that the last time I let her do my hair she gave me a style like Kelly from Saved by the Bell, except it kind of looked like I had a 40-year-old's wig on. Oh, and did I mention this was for my senior yearbook pictures?

However, I had a whole box of stuff from my Cravebox that I hadn't yet reviewed, and one of those items was the Pantene Pro-V Silky Moisture Whip. It's basically a mousse, and not only do I hardly ever use mousse, it's kind of something that I associate with the 90's and my mom. The only person in the history of my life that I can remember using mousse on a regular basis is her, so I decided that she should be the one to test it. You guessed it though, I was the test dummy.

My mom was thrilled to have finally gotten a second chance (only took me 10+ years to let her do my hair again) and she set right to it. I was pleased to see that my mom did not intend on poofing my hair to the ceiling and, although I had to argue her out of teasing my hair into it's natural curls, she gave me a cute half-twist.

As far as the Pantene Pro-V goes though... I wasn't that impressed really. I haven't used mousse a lot before, but I got the impression that it was supposed to help style my hair and reduce frizziness without making it crunchy. I will say, my hair was soft. That much is true. But it was also a bit heavy. I only wash my locks every other day to avoid frizziness due to my super-dry hair, but I definitely had to wash this stuff out of my hair the next day because it was looking greasy. When it was first finished, my hair seemed shiny and frizz-free, but as my hair dried, the frizz came back and the shine wasn't anything out of the usual for my hair. As far as styling, I have a whole slew of things that are my "go-to's" when I have to get a piece of hair to stick a certain way, and they seem to work better than this product did, without making my hair greasy. Maybe I'm just not a mousse-lover? It did seem to keep my natural curls together though (the ones that my mom kept sneaking in) and this might have been a product better tested by returning my hair to it's crazy curly-state... that is if I wasn't still haunted by the perms, crimpers, and curling irons of my childhood.

Maybe next time.


P.S. I may tease my mom, but I wouldn't trade my time with her (and the hair disasters) for anything.