Sunday, April 18, 2010

New Pantene Customized Solutions

By: Finance Foodie
 
When it comes to haircare, I'm about as low maintenance as it gets. In fact, I don't own blow-drier, my shampoo is usually whatever is on sale at the local drugstore (because I rather spend my money on food - or shoes) and that can of once-used Aqua- Net from high school prom (almost a decade ago) still remains tucked away like an old souvenir in my bathroom cabinet.

Luckily, since I inherited some great genes (thanks mom!), my hair has always been thick and lustrous even though I'm lazier than the Guadalupe River when it comes to the actual care (ducks as ladies chuck their $100 bottles of thickening / glossing / miracle agents at me). I would continue to milk this lucky break, but as I hit my elder years, so does my hair (and unlike wine, it does not get better with age).

A few days ago, I received a package from Proctor & Gamble, who makes Pantene Pro-V hair products, asking me to test drive their new line of Pantene Customized Solutions shampoo and conditioners. As one of their "Pantenologists", I got to conduct four customized tests to help me find out if my hair will be best treated with the medium-thick, fine, curly, or color collection of products.

4 Type of Hair - 4 Types of Products



FINE: Fine hair has up to 50% less protein. Pantene Fine Hair Solutions provide reinforcement to keep hair from falling flat to go from lifeless to light and bouncy.
MEDIUM-THICK: Thick hair absorbs up to 40% more moisture. Pantene Medium-Thick hair solutions offer options designed to make unruly hair shiny and manageable.
CURLY: Curly hair has a unique growth pattern — as it curls, the cuticle can weaken, leaving it rough and unruly. Pantene Curly Hair Series transform curly hair to help loosen or define curls, control frizz, and repair damage.
COLOR: Color-treated hair is changed at a structural level. Its natural protective layer is removed. This is one reason why over time, color may look dull. Pantene’s Color Preserve collections create a water-resistant layer to slow water absorption and leave color vibrant.

They even sent over a spiffy lab coat and lab glasses to make the whole process feel more scientific!


I took the test and it said I should use the medium-thick hair formula (thought this was pretty obvi though).


After a few shampoos with the new Pantene product, I honestly felt my hair looked healthier and shinier. But the best part was that the shampoo actually helped "de-tangle" the massive volume  - so my hair looked less Amy Winehouse and more Kim Kardashian in the morning! Super easy, affordable, and actually works - this definitely receives the Finance Foodie seal of approval!  

********Giveaway!*******

Congrats #23! - MsBeals

Financefoodie.com has teamed up with P&G to give away a $25 WalMart gift card to one lucky reader so you can be the first to test this new line out when it hits the shelves in May 2010 (and you will still have $$ left over for a some snack-ys)!


There are THREE ways to enter:
1. In my comments section, tell me what Pantene Customized Solution you think fits your hair
2. Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter (leave separate comment telling me this)
3. Reblog / Retweet this giveaway (leave separate comment telling me this)

Contest ended Monday April 26 at 5pm EST. Winners will be chosen via random integer generator on random.org announced on the financefoodie.com site shortly afterwards that night!

PS for those who want to "try before you buy", head over to the Pantene website for a free sample

[This product review was based on using complimentary Pantene product provided by P&G via myblogspark. I also received the $25 Walmart gift card from P&G for this promo]

344 comments:

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Mysharona said...

Color fits me needs.

MissyBecker said...

I have Annie level curly hair, so I'd go for the curly formula. Maybe it could tame it.

Sharon said...

I think the Fine hair product would work for me, although my hair tends to also get frizzy/ curly. Pantene products are a good value.

Stephanie said...

medium-thick, curly and color all describe my hair. Too bad they don't make a blend of all three.
tvollowitz at aol dot com

Courtney said...

medium-thick ! :)

Courtney said...

following you on twitter meandbells

Courtney said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/12467094630

Amber said...

Fine is best for my hair - my hair is fine and thing.
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Kristen said...

I follow you on Twitter! (@aeris321)

Kristen said...

I could definitely use the Think/Med products. Wish there was a wavy option, but think this would work fine.

Kristen said...

I tweeted the giveaway!
http://twitter.com/aeris321/status/12468190630

chuck58ms said...

Great for my fine thin hair.

Mamushi Love said...

The Curly line would suit my hair.

Anonymous said...

k.bose@comcast.net Kathy Medium thick is my hair.

mar said...

The Fine Customized Solutions fits my hair.

LWons@HotMail.com

NL6369 said...

The MEDIUM-THICK for me for sure.

NL6369 said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/eyzofblu63/status/12470186461

NL6369 said...

I follow on Twitter (@eyzofblu63)

Anonymous said...

colored fits my needs

frogz60@hotmail.com

Mami2jcn said...

I follow you on Twitter @mami2jcn.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

I think the Pantene Fine Hair Solutions would work best on me.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/12472237512

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

MsBeals said...

Color is my choice. excited to try this new item!

mizziebeals101475@hotmail.com

mverno said...

i would need the color
mverno@roadrunner.com

Mark Osborne said...

Fine would be for me

Mark Osborne said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/mistercmo/status/12473907748

Mark Osborne said...

followed on twitter (mistercmo)

michelle said...

@blackbearpie is following financefoodie1

blackbearpie@aol.com

michelle said...

I would need the one for fine hair.

blackbearpie@aol.com

slb3334 said...

definitely fine.

jemscout425 said...

follow on twitter jemscout425
pksanddancer(at)yahoo(dot)com

jemscout425 said...

the color treated works for me
pksanddancer(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

i think mine would be customized care for medium thick hair. rob, rf60527@att.net

Kiara said...

I would need the one for medium-thick hair.
austma7@aol.com

Theresa said...

Pantene's Customized Solution for Curly hair is the one that would work for me!

jlafount said...

Medium-Thick

ky2here said...

Color for me.

Mel W said...

The curly Pantene customized care would work for my hair-mess!

ky2here said...

Here's my tweet:

http://twitter.com/ky2here1/status/12486840579

ky2here said...

Twitter follower ky2here1.

Anonymous said...

jr1012r said:

I'd go for the medium-thick.

thischickwins at gmail dot com

Rebecca Graham said...

Fine hair product would help me.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Rebecca Graham said...

Follow you on Twitter: rhoneygee

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Ashley said...

Follow you on twitter @smash906

oldnavyash@aol.com

Ashley said...

I'd need the color one

oldnavyash@aol.com

Rebecca Graham said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/rhoneygee/status/12489680127

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Ashley said...

I retweeted using the retweet button on twitter (smash906)

oldnavyash@aol.com

jenni d said...

Color for me.
studio869 at yahoo dot com

Lim said...

I'm Medium-Thick, but it seems like lately I've been going more towards the medium...

The Perfect Bridesmaid said...

Fine or Color would be me.

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Tweeted the giveaway
theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Following Finance Foodie on Twitter
theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I think Pantene’s Color Preserve collection fits my hair :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

hale2005 said...

Fine would be mine.

hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

Christy said...

I'd use the fine hair product

safety_chick@hotmail.com

Hyosun Lee said...

Thin or Color! I <3 Pantene products and feel they are much better most high end $100 bottle hair products!

cstironkat said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/12494244458

cstironkat said...

I need the Pantene Fine Hair Solution for my hair.

brianpiero said...

Thanks for the giveaway...the Customized Solution that fits my hair are the "Pantene Pro-V Fine Hair Solutions"

senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

brianpiero said...

Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter: @brianpiero

senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

brianpiero said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/brianpiero/status/12503068720

senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

Anonymous said...

HORTON111@AOL.COM

PANTENE FINE HAIR SOLUTION FITS ME

cdziuba said...

Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter cdziuba

cdziuba said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/12510611841

cdziuba said...

The Curly Line would work for me, with my curly, wavy hair.

cdziuba@aol.com

Super Blogger Girl! said...

the curly solution is definatly the chioce for me, I have curly hair and its hard to tame!

jennifer.lleras@gmail.com

Aisling said...

The Medium-Thick would be my choice.

Marcia said...

My hair fits in the Fine catagory and I asked for a free sample of their conditioner

sue14625 said...

My hair fits the Fine Level
i am following Forays of a Finance Foodie on Twitter @Bigcat59

buzzd said...

Medium thick would be mine

Anonymous said...

For me it would be the "fine" one.

brandon_ralston@hotmail.com

kdkdkd said...

COLOR or Medium Thick - they both apply to me

tatertot374 said...

I follow on twitter - tatertot374
Thank you
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

tatertot374 said...

Curly would work for me
Thank you!
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

tatertot374 said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/tatertot374/status/12521239722
Thank you
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

sarah said...

I think CURLY would be the best fit for my hair

dawns41 said...

I would need the Fine because I have the baby fine hair.

dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

idahomom said...

I so need fine.

idahomom said...

http://twitter.com/idahomom7/status/12523227083

Tweeted

idahomom said...

Twitter follower

Crystal Arcand (3Stairs) said...

I need some fine Fine hair care! (Sorry, I couldn't help the pun.)

Linda said...

I could use the Dry to Moisturized.
mintstatesportswear(at)juno(dot)com

allysona said...

thick and colored would be my pick

deedleweedle said...

The Fine one fits me.

Sharon Harmon said...

The Medium Thick Formula is perfect for my tangled tresses! :)
txgigggles@yahoo.com

Lynne said...

The fine hair products is what I need.

sweetsue said...

My hair is color treated and overprocessed, so the color treated would be my choice.
smchester at gmail dot com

Joannie said...

It would be the Fine Level for me with my flyaway, thin hair!
hi_joan_elliott at hotmail dot com

mogrill said...

Id say fine hair products!
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

jewelknits said...

The Medium-Thick solution would be great for me!

jewell330 at aim dot com

Susan said...

I would need the Customized Care for Curly Hair

rsmstahley @ adelphia dot net

Susan said...

I follow you on twitter @rsmstahley

rsmstahley @ adelphia dot net

lisa said...

CURLY. msmit572@yahoo.com

lisa said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/samasam/status/12538708019

msmith572@yahoo.com

Bebemiqui said...

My hair is curly, so the curly would suit me.
bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

mmentor said...

sign me up

Pat said...

The curly line would work for me.
pkildow at gmail dot com

naturegirl said...

The best fit for me is the Pantene’s Color Preserve collection.

snowluvnferret said...

I color my hair so a color formula really fits my needs

rugerpuppies at hotmail dot com

Miss Potential said...

Medium-Thick... my hair looks like some sort of tumbleweed as it is!

kaleidoscopequeen at gmail dot com

Starla said...

I have the thickest, kinkiest, curliest hair known to man; the Curly formula would be perfect. I've always had good luck with Pantene in the past, so here's hoping!

its.a.hit at gmail dot com

Starla said...

I follow you on Twitter as @JennSweepsAlot.

its.a.hit at gmail dot com

Starla said...

http://twitter.com/JennSweepsAlot/status/12565241002

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clc408 said...

Fine Hair Solutions would be right for me. Thanks!

kelley said...

Following you on Twitter.

kelley said...

Curly would be PERFECT for me!

Anonymous said...

Social Networking Platform

I like the Think/Med products

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Ravzie said...

I would need the color treated products. Thanks.

littlelatina said...

enter me

Bacallsmom said...

The Pantene solution for color-treated hair would be best for me, though I also have fine textured hair. Actually either one would be good.
bbentry [at] aol [dot] com

Bacallsmom said...

Following Finance Foodie on Twitter (kailua67)

InABox said...

Curly. My hair goes crazy when it rains.

InABox said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/whatinabox/status/12590851148

InABox said...

I follow on Twitter as @whatinabox

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I have lots of hair, but it's pretty fine, so the Fine formula would be great for me. Thanks!

marthajane said...

I think the Curly would work best with my hair.
Thanks!

sksweeps said...

I'm torn between the Color and the medium-thick hair formula, but I'm not coloring as much any more, so I'd probably go with the medium-thick formula

pattycake said...

I need help for fine, thin hair

pattycake said...

tweeted http://www.financefoodie.com/2010/04/new-pantene-customized-solutions.html contest

pattycake said...

follow you on twitter

Katie said...

It's Color for me (shhhhh!)
katiekarr at gmail dot com

dlhaley said...

I would pic the Kathy Medium thick hair product. Thanks
dlhaley(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

Stacy & Bryan said...

Color formula for me :)
grossman_stacy at yahoo dot com

Leen said...

I Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter @Leenburke
leenburke@yahoo.com

Leen said...

The Fine hair one would fit me!
leenburke@yahoo.com

Haydensmommy05 said...

The MEDIUM-THICK would be the best for me!!
haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

Haydensmommy05 said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/Haydensmommy05/status/12639396085
haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

Haydensmommy05 said...

I follow Finance Foodie on twitter!
haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

jappleseed said...

MEDIUM-THICK

momznite said...

Color would be the best fit for me.

Leslie said...

Twitter follower lprice79.

Leslie said...

I need the color treated hair formula.

Michele said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I think color treated products would be best for me.

llinda29 said...

MEDIUM-THICK formula for me

leloni said...

Pantene Fine would work best for me.

flychild7 said...

Follow on twitter @flychild7

flychild7 said...

The color treated products would work best for me

ctazie(at)aol(dot)com

Deanna G. said...

I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter as "calidreamin87"

Deanna G. said...

I think I'm curly!

Deanna G. said...

Tweeted:

http://twitter.com/calidreamin87/status/12698486806

Nancy said...

The color-treated solution would work best for me.

Anonymous said...

Pantene's Medium-Thick hair solutions would fit my hair needs

SamneneD@aol.com

csue said...

The medium thick.

Deborah said...

I'd need the Curly formula. asthenight at gmail dot com

Lisa P@www.isitmondayalready.com said...

Color fits me best!

Sweetscove said...

The color treated product fits my hair.
sweetscove(at)gmail(dot)com

Sweetscove said...

twitter follower @hushsweetscove
sweetscove(at)gmail(dot)com

Sweetscove said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/hushsweetscove/status/12734395815
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Ashley said...

I think the color solution would be my first choice, but I could also use the medium-thick or the curly ones, too. I have very schizophrenic hair!

ashaldridge (at) gmail (dot) com

erin m. said...

Following via Twitter.
http://www.twitter.com/erinxduh
(panicxduh@yahoo.com)

erin m. said...

I Would love the Pantene Curly Formula for my frizzy curly hair.
(panicxduh@yahoo.com)

terri142 said...

MEDIUM-THICK for me also!

terri142 said...

tweet!

http://twitter.com/terri142/status/12757892955

terri142 said...

I follow you on twitter.(terri142)

kmorghan said...

I'd go for the medium-thick hair solution.

jmcharries said...

I would have to go with Med-Thick. My hair is very think and it makes it unmanagable

jmcharries@cox.net

jmcharries said...

I follow Finance Foodie on twitter under the name JCHARRIES

jmcharries@cox.net

jmcharries said...

I tweeted this giveaway at http://twitter.com/JCHARRIES/status/12776728939

jmcharries@cox.net

Deb said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/fairydancer35/status/12777680897

Deb said...

I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter

fairydancer35

Deb said...

Fine is best for my hair. Thanks for the giveaway.

latishajean said...

Im a twitter follower too/latishajean

latishajean said...

My hair is fine can't wait to try new pantene out sounds like nice stuff.

Julieh said...

I think the medium thick would work best for me! honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

Julieh said...

I'm following you on twitter. twitter name honeypie411
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tattwo said...

Medium-thick is for me but I also color my hair so I guess I can alternate between the two. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jenndiggy said...

My hair would thrive on medium-thick.

jenndiggy at gmail dot com

Melodic Mom said...

Mine would definitely be for Fine hair.

Melodic Mom said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/MelodicMom/statuses/12790252671

Melodic Mom said...

I follow you on twitter as MelodicMom

Anonymous said...

I have fine hair. The fine hair line would work great for me.
gemitan at aol dot com

Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

Fine solutions for me!
Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

Janna Johnson
janna@FeedYourPigBlog.com
jannajanna@hotmail.com
www.FeedYourPigBlog.com

Karen said...

I like COLOR since I have dyed hair

pixie13 said...

I follow you on twitter @pixie13sweeps

gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

pixie13 said...

I need the curly

gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

heaventrees said...

The fine hair formula would be best for me.

chromiumman said...

medium thick

chromiumman (at) mail (dot) com

HollenAngi said...

Medium thick

P.D. said...

I am definitely Curly--naturally

P.D.
tomservo56954@comcast.net

Cheryl (Tx_Sweetie) said...

follow on twitter
@Tx_Sweetie

Cheryl (Tx_Sweetie) said...

Fine hair formula would suit me, always looking for something to put body in my thin straight hair.

Randominities said...

The fine hair product would be best for me. Thanks so much.

Michael said...

Definitely Pantene's collection for fine hair. The hair on my cat's tummy is thicker than my hair! :)

mcj4tlj(at)comcast(dot)net

Melissa B. said...

Curly fits me. I have naturally curly hair.

carolpie said...

I would say Fine hair.
Would love to try this! Thanks!



spencer1953 at gmail dot com-carol.

carolpie said...

Tweet!~http://twitter.com/dresdenrain/status/12823989335

carolpie said...

I follow on Twitter!~dresdenrain.

clynsg said...

The formula for fine hair would be the one I need.

cgclynsg0 at gmail dot com

Robin said...

I would pick medium thick

Charlene said...

Fine Hair Solutions is what I need :)

scarlette10 said...

the one for curly hair would be for me

Tasha668 said...

The fine formula would be great for me

Granny1949 said...

I think my is the curly that fits the best.

Holly G. said...

My fine hair is also curly, and I'd probably go with the curly regimen.

beshe said...

Fine is best for my hair

bemiss2@gmail.com

gmmerrell said...

I would really need the Pantene Fine Hair Solutions. My hair is so fine and hards th egt to do anything

gmmerrell@yahoo.com

gmmerrell said...

I tweeted this giveaway at http://twitter.com/GMERRELL/status/12838869281

gmmerrell@yahoo.com

gmmerrell said...

I follow on twitter (@GMERRELL)

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taylorbagels said...

Following you on Twitter (id- electricisland)

taylorbagels said...

I took the The Medium-Thick

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