This post is sponsored by Pantene, but all opinions are my own.
Has anyone else felt like they had the longest winter season? I sure did. Just a couple weeks ago, when it’s suppose to be Spring, we had snow flurries here in Kentucky. But I think we’re finally past the cold season and my hair definitely needs a refresh after the winter we had. Whether you experienced a tough, dry winter or you live in an area that’s dry most of the year, it’s important to hydrate & care for your hair. Trust me, I’ve had a long hair battle trying to keep mine healthy and a big step in the right direction has been hydration.
Today, I’m going to share 3 tips for healthy, hydrated hair with you.
1. Drink More Water
Yes, I know, you’re probably reading this right now thinking this is obvious, and you’re 100% right, this is obvious. But the reality is most of us that know we need to drink more water for our bodies, our skin and hair, and don’t actually start doing it. I was a non-water drinker for a long time but as soon as I started drinking water the way I’m supposed to, the results were incredible. And yes, even with my hair too! So do me a favor, just start drinking more water. You will look and feel better all around.
Having a hard time remembering to drink water? Try using an alarm to remind yourself. If you’re like me, I use an alarm for just about everything. I have reminders for appointments, picking up a prescription, calling the groomers, specific work I have to get done, etc etc etc. Why not add “Drink More Water” to your daily alarms lol.
2. Use Hydrating Hair Care
This tip has honestly been a game-changer for me. The very first time I used the Hydrating Glow with Baobab Essence Shampoo & Conditioner from Pantene Nutrient Blends Collection, I could tell a HUGE difference. I normally take my showers & wash my hair at night because of my full-time working mom life, and when I woke up the next morning, I’d not seen it with so much body or glow in the longest time. I naturally have wavy hair, which I keep straight 99% of the time, but the next morning I woke up to extremely full, bouncy curls. I’m not even exaggerating in the slightest, I hadn’t experienced that type of hair transformation from switching products in such a long time.
I’ve always had oily skin & hair, and like most younger adults experiencing this, I thought that meant I should keep anything moisturizing or hydrating at bay. But the older I got & more I learned, I realized my body is creating this extra oil to make up for the fact that it’s dry. So just like I make sure to moisturize my skin every day & night now, I should be moisturizing my hair too. And especially after dealing with a cold, dry winter!
Why I love the Hydrating Glow with Baobab Essence Collection from Pantene Nutrient Blends:
The Pantene Hydrating Glow Collection was made to intensely hydrate for soft, healthy hair, and is free of sulfates, parabens, dye and mineral oil.
The Hydrating Glow Shampoo is a nourishing formula with a blend of pro vitamin B5, antioxidants and Baobab Essence that gently cleanses without stripping for a healthy natural glow. This shampoo can be used for a regular, gentle cleanse on your wash days.
The Hydrating Glow Conditioner infuses hair with weightless hydration to return softness and shine to extremely dry, damaged hair. Great to use for regular moisture boosts with every wash day.
The Hydrating Glow Thirsty Ends Milk to Water Serum is a hydrating formula infused with nutrients and a fresh, dewy baobab essence fragrance. The hydrating formula in the milk serum melts in to your hands to weightlessly quench parched locks and noticeably repair split ends for a healthy glow. Recommended to use weekly by applying to wet or dry hair. Dispense into hand and massage to turn product to liquid. Work through ends then style. No rinsing.
What is Baobab?
In Tanzania, the Baobab tree is known as the “Tree of Life” because it can grow for over one thousand years and survive decades-long droughts thanks to its ability to store remarkable amounts of water. The tree, holding spiritual significance and having over 300 uses, has been regarded by African communities for centuries. For many years, Tanzania women have used cold-pressed extracts from the Baobab tree as part of their beauty routine. Just as the tree stays remarkably hydrated through long periods of drought, the extracts keep their dry hair and skin nourished in extreme conditions.
3. Massage Your Scalp
I do not wash my hair every day, it’s normally about every three days, but something I do make sure to is massage my scalp every night . Research has shown that massaging your scalp everyday enhances blood circulation which brings more nutrients to the hair follicle to strengthen them. You can do this in the shower, during your hair serum routine, or even laying in bed. The important thing is you do not want to be rough in this process. Do not use your nails to scrub or dig into your scalp. You want to be gentle with your fingers in a circular motion. I do this at least 3-5 minutes every night.
Dry or damaged hair can be a battle to style or maintain but by giving your hair some necessary love and hydration you can take back control of your locks.
Learn more about the Hydrating Glow Collection from the Pantene Nutrient Blends Collection, which you can find at Kroger here.