"Love your hair, it has so much volume" she said in a DM after I posted a photo on Instagram with my sisters over Thanksgiving dinner. I couldn't help but smile from ear to ear.
Here's the thing, I never had "a lot of hair." In fact, I always felt like I was the black sheep in a house of women who owned gorgeous, thick, chocolate brown, luscious Middle Eastern hair. Not me. I had very fine hair that was mostly sad and unexciting and laid flat on my head and refused to give me any sort of volume despite attempts to tease, dye or perm. For Arabs, the bigger the hair the better so that's what I always wanted. Why couldn't my hair be like my family's hair?
My mama always told me to embrace my hair and treat it with kindness. She would create natural hair masks in our own kitchen using traditional recipes handed down from her mother and encouraged us to use products that were chemical free. She swore by hair vitamins, good ingredients and a healthy diet for the best hair health. I never listened. I thought I needed to change my hair to get the volume I wanted. After years of doing nothing but damaging my hair, I realized that my problem wasn't the amount of hair I had. I had plenty of hair it was just fine and delicate and I simply didn't know how to care for it properly.
The secret to great hair are products that uplift it instead of weigh it down.
That's why, the first step to healthy hair with lots of volume starts in the shower. Adopting a shampoo and conditioner that is free of all the bad stuff and filled with the good ingredients that give my hair the nutrients it needs to stay healthy and full. I am a big fan of Pantene's Nutrient Blends Collection with Bamboo because it gives me all of that and more. I love that the Pantene's Nutrient Blends Collection is free of silicones, parabens, dyes and mineral oil.
The Bamboo shampoo gives me the clean lather I want without striping my hair allowing it to maintain it's texture. The Bamboo conditioner gives me an airy smooth finish without the heaviness of most conditioners. The Hair Thickness Multiplier Leave-In Treatment is great to use on wet or dry hair to infuse your hair further with lasting volume and protection.
Packed with great ingredients like vitamin B5 and antioxidants, Pantene's Nutrient Blends Hair ThicknessMultiplier has kept my hair healthy and full.
This holiday season, set time aside for self care and pick up Pantene's Nutrient Blends Collection with Bamboo from your local Target store or online here.