What: Angela smooths things over with Pantene Pro-V Nature Fusion hair products
The Lowdown: Pantene is a name you’ll see at the top of a gazillion women’s magazine lists of drugstore beauty products. And like all other beauty products, with each new day comes a new line, new formula, the next big thing. Seems like these days we’ve come full circle—I remember years ago when the Aussie products came out, they had all kinds of “natural” ingredients—evolutionary at the time. The popularity of that waned, but with all our green talk these days natural is back in a big way, and Pantene is on it with their “Nature Fusion” line. Fortified with things like cassia, ginger, calendula, aloe vera, avocado, bamboo, and grapeseed (whew!), they promise smoothness, strength and softness. Well that’s all I’ve ever really wanted from my hair—but do they deliver?
In a word, yes. Now, I have no idea which of the aforementioned ingredients, or any combination thereof, does the trick, but having tried both the “Moisture Balance” conditioner and the smoothing creme, my blow-drying session ended with soft smooth hair that actually has body. And that’s quite a trick, seeing as I rarely dare to use a daily conditioner on my fine thin hair lest it wilt like last weeks lettuce. But the Nature Fusion not only did NOT weigh my hair down, it seems to have added a little life. Which, having lived with this dilemma my entire life, is priceless.
The Verdict: Yea. A product that lives up to its claims, for a budget price.
Buy It: Pantene Pro-V Nature Fusion Moisture Balance Conditioner, $4.99, Walgreens.com, and Pantene Pro-V Nature Fusion Smoothing Creme, $5.99, Drugstore.com