Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Pantene Expert Collection Paltinia Hair Strengthening Primer Review*

When I arrived home from holiday a few weeks ago, I was thrilled to find I had received a little parcel from Boots. And it just so happens, that the product inside couldn't have arrived at a more opportune time!

A little while ago, I wrote a blog post about how I was working to get my hair in tip top condition prior to my jaunt abroad. Alas, my efforts were thwarted by chlorine and the extended dips in the pool left my locks feeling just a bit straw-like. I was lucky then, to have been sent the Pantene Expert Collection Paltinia Hair Strenghtening Primer.

While I'm more than familiar with face primers, hair primers are not something I had sampled before. Part of the Expert collection, the Pantene primer is formulated with caffeine, panthenol, niacinamide and pal-kt and design to strengthen not only the existing hair on your head - but your emergent hair too!

The directions on the box state that you should spray about 15 pumps into your roots, covering your scalp from ear line up. Don't make the mistake I did, and not realise that there's a cap over the end of the pump! It says that you can apply to wet or dry hair; I personally chose prefer to use it when my hair is wet, and then blow dry and style my hair as usual.

The first thing I noticed was that the primer has a really pleasant smell, and I was pleased that the formula wasn't sticky and blended well through the hair and dried normally. I've tried sprays before which have been quite oily, and left my hair still wet after thoroughly drying it! 

It is recommended that the product is used daily, but I've been using it every other day and still noticed a big difference. My hair gradually went from straw like to its normal silky condition, and it's really been thriving since! My hair definitely feels fuller, and perhaps a little bit thicker too. Generally, my hair feels better protected, and back to its best - if not a little better.

Another claim on the box, is that using the primer should result in you finding less hair loss on your hairbrush. This is a bit of an issue for me, and I do tend to moult just about everywhere. I do think that in using this, this has reduced a little bit. As I've only been using this for about a month, ideally I'd like to review it again in about 6 months time to note if there's been any considerable difference.

The Pantene Expert Paltinia Hair Strengthening Primer retails at £14.99 at Boots. Personally, it's a little bit more than I'd pay for this sort of product usually, but then I have been pleased with the results. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is struggling with damaged hair and in need of a little TLC.

*received as part of a Review Panel.


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