Empties for the month of August 2012

Filed Under (bodycare, haircare, shampoo) by rinnah on 31-08-2012

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Thank God it’s Friday again! :)

Even as you read this post, I’m celebrating the National Day of Malaysia with a whole lot of makan events with family and friends – I have breakfast, brunch and dinner appointments all lined up today!

Onwards to the post. I lamented previously that I had an empty problem where I never seemed to be able to finish any of my beauty products due to a rather fickle habit of moving on to new products without finishing the old opened one. Encouraged egged on by Domncroxd, I put my mind to the task and managed to finish two products this month. Go me! :P

Head & Shoulders Anti-Dandruff shampoo

First up is my old faithful standby Head & Shoulders anti-dandruff shampoo. I am slightly ashamed to say that I brought this with me to Singapore 17 months ago but only managed to finish it this month after having abandoned it for other, flashier and newer shampoos. I used to reserve it for use only after workouts or particularly sweaty days as I love the cooling menthol feel on my scalp. This does help in controlling the flakies somewhat when I had eczema breakouts and is also awesome for stripping away the oilies. Sometimes a bit too good at stripping though so I pair it with a soft conditioner (currently using Pantene Aqua Light range).

Lactacyd Intimate Feminine Hygiene Wash

The other empty for the month is a feminine hygiene wash product, Lactacyd. Rather self explanatory, this one. I can only say that I bought a bottle in Singapore and it had a thicker liquid texture but the bottle bought in Malaysia had a watery and runny texture. Both bottles stated that they were manufactured in the same place though. I’m still not sure which one is the faulty bottle, but I didn’t like the watery one. It felt like it wasn’t really cleansing anything. I’ll repurchase again in Singapore to see if it’s like the initial bottle I used.

And that’s it for my August empties. Hopefully *fingers crossed* I’ll finish something in September that I can write about. Hahah.

Pantene Recharging Fluid Pro-V Formula

Filed Under (conditioner, events, haircare, mask, shampoo, treatment) by rinnah on 14-10-2010

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Where’s a solution to your hair woes when you need one?

I’d been experiencing some unusual hair fall of late, where if I ran my fingers through my hair I’d come away with a few strands in my hand. Washing my hair meant losing dozens of strands of hair and none of my usual shampoos were working to stem this problem. Honestly, I was getting rather worried about this situation. Not that I don’t have hair to spare – my hair is deceptive, as any of my hair stylists (past and present) will tell you. It looks rather fine and no more than a handful, but when they start to style/cut my hair, it will seem never-ending! Hahah.

Cupcakes @ Pantene blogger tea party

Then I got invited to the Pantene blogger engagement event at Hair Atelier in Jaya One. And I will honestly say that I didn’t set any expectations overall before going. You see, I don’t have a firm opinion where Pantene products were concerned even though I’ve used variants of the shampoo/conditioner ever since I was a little girl. You could practically say I grew up in a house that was never without a bottle of Pantene shampoo/conditioner (different types) in the bathroom. And you know what they say – that you don’t fully realize the pros and cons of something just because you are so used to having it in your life. Heh.

Pantene Pro-V range

I did hope that my poor, neglected tresses would get some TLC though. I’d say that the team was pretty confident that their product works because we were treated to a hair pampering session using nothing but the new Pantene Recharging Fluid Pro-V formulated products (after this referred to as Pantene Pro-V Total Care) – the Total Care shampoo, conditioner and the 3 minute miracle treatment.

The new Pantene Pro-V Total Care smells deliciously like honeydew, a rare departure from the rest of the fruity/floral shampoo brigade. Unlike dear Kahani, I kinda liked the fragrance and couldn’t help but sniff at my hair whenever I thought no one was watching.

After the wash and treatment, the stylists brought out their hairdryers to blow dry and style my hair and I thought “Oh no, my hair will be fried!” Luckily, I was wrong. The treatment had made my hair soft and silky straight, so much so one of the stylists asked if I had straightened my hair. LOL. And the end result of all that hair pampering?

Pantene makeover

My hair felt amazingly soft and light after and still looked great for the following week. Even better yet, the soft and light feel remained even though I’d been using other shampoos and conditioners and reminded me of far more pricier hair treatments I’d done previously. Even my scalp felt cleaner, since my hair did not get oily as quickly as it normally would. And while my hair did not miraculously stop falling, any subsequent hair fall that week was significantly reduced by as much as 70%. That was pretty amazing for me, I can tell ya.

Will I continue to use the Pantene Pro-V Total Care products? Yup, I definitely would as long as the products continue to work well for me.

You can pick up Pantene Pro-V products at the following recommended retail prices : Shampoo/conditioner @ MYR 9.30 (180ml) or MYR 14.90 (350ml); Intensive Treatment (in a jar) @ MYR 14.90 (135ml) or MYR 19.30 (300ml); Night Miracle serum @ MYR 17.90 (90ml) and Treatment 3-minute Miracle @ MYR 17.85 (3 tubes x 15ml).

Read other blogger reviews here :
Connie
Ee Von – the product and the party
Juan
Kahani – the product and the party
Pretty Beautiful
Yani

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