Okay…when I hear “age defy” and watch the Pantene Pro V commercial for their Age Defy Collection, I think to myself but I’m not that old. I know I am not 20 but I am not at the age of the very beautiful mature ladies they show in their ad. However, when they start listing the signs of aging in hair, my hair as if it had a mind and hands of its own, started shouting, “Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! That’s us! We are dry! We are flat! We are brittle! Can we get some?”
Okay, maybe it didn’t happen quite that way. But, my hair is showing signs of aging but not because of age. Rather, because of the myriad of medications that I have been on over the last 10 to 15 years that have otherwise reeked havoc on my once, fine, but shiny, healthy hair. And maybe some styling products and tools or two. I have dry, brittle hair that has frequent breakage, lackluster and major cases of split ends and frizz. To combat the ongoing and growing problem, I have tried myriads upon myriads of styling products, shampoos and conditioners. So when I tried Clairol’s Age Defy hair color featuring the Pantene Age Defy and fell head over heels in love with my hair, I thought, well, it can’t hurt to try the Age Defy Collection.
At first I was a little hesitant to purchase the shampoo and conditioner as I had not been as pleased with Pantene Pro V products in the past as compared to others I had tried and really was loyal too. I already found Pantene to be on the higher end of drugstore brand hair care and this particular line was more expensive than their regular line. But as I mentioned I had loved the results of the hair color and I happen to be at a pretty desperate point in my on-going hair battle. So when I saw that the product line was backed by the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval, I gave it a try. The product tag lines were “The expert secret to hair that acts 10 years younger. A new system with vitamins and caffeine to restore bounce and luster, and counteract the signs of aging hair.” Got to admit part of me started to say to myself, “Well, you can’t operate without caffeine, so why not have it in your shampoo and conditioner?”
I am SO VERY, VERY glad I did!!! First, I love the scent. Its a pleasing soft sweet floral that leaves my hair smelling fresh and, well, pretty. I also love how concentrated it is. I don’t need to use mass amounts to get a good lather or to spread the conditioner over my mid-long hair locks. On those two factors alone I was pleased, let alone the results I began to see.
Now I am only using the shampoo and conditioner but will be trying the hydration mask and advanced thickening treatment next. Pantene’s claims are based on using the shampoo, conditioner and hair thickener together. However, I am very pleased with the results of just the shampoo and conditioner alone. After the first use, I found that my hair felt healthier though it was not until the 3rd or 4th use that I started to visibly see the results. My hair was shinier than it had been in years. And by two weeks, I could tell that from my brush that breakage had started to decrease. I have now been using it for over a month and I am just as in love with it as I was the day I skeptically tried it. My hair and I still battle the damage I and my medications cause it but with Pantene Age Defy in my arsenal, my hair has made a mighty comeback. I would fully recommend this product to anyone experiencing similar signs of hair damage whether it is caused by age or something else.
**Disclaimer: I am not compensated in any manner for this review and am in no way affiliated with Pantene Pro V or its producers, or any company mentioned in the above review. I’m just one mom sharing my personal experiences with others. You may or may not get the same results or feel the same as I do regarding any of the products mentioned in the above review.