During the month of July I was able to try out the new Pantene Gold Series hair care collection complimentary for review cutesy of Influenster. This collection was created for women of color in mind, which is a major plus in my book. With the black consumer spending power projected to increase to $1.4 billion by 2020 has the hair care and beauty industry taking notes and making major changes. The evolving embrace and pride of culture in the black community has ignited a beautiful flame among both African-american men and women, especially in the realm of beauty, fashion, activism and business.

Pantene’s previous hair care lines for WOC “Truly Relaxed and Truly Natural” have been widely successful for years now. When Pantene revealed the new Gold Series collection earlier this year, my curiosity instantly started to ponder what else could they come up with? New product lines are being pumped out like toys in a factory for  the consumption of POC. LITERALLY, there are hundreds of products now online and in store (which is a good thing). It does raise the question,  Are companies meeting the unique specific needs for POC with the products they are producing.

I received my Pantene Gold Series VoxBox the first week of July and instantly feel in love with the packaging and marketing. This particuliar line is geared towards the one thing WOC/POC need the most from a hair care product “MOISTURE” !!! Everything was well thought out for this line of products, but can the products stand up to the hype. As a Naturalista (type 4 A, B & C) certain products either work really well on my hair or just plain miss the mark for me. In this Gold Series Voxbox I received 3 of the products from this line.

  • Moisture Boost Shampoo
  • Moisture Boost Conditioner
  • Hydrating Butter-Creme

These were all full size products which gave me the opportunity to use each product multiple times to give a full length honest review.

Moisture Boost Shampoo

Pro’s

  • Great packaging (Pump Nozzle)
  • Smells great
  • Smooth, creamy texture
  • Very moisturizing
  • Non- Stripping

Con’s

  • Didn’t lather the first few uses

Moisture Boost Conditioner

Pro’s

  • Great packaging (Squeeze tube)
  • Smells great
  • Easy to use
  • Finger detangling friendly

Con’s

  • Not thick enough in texture (slip)
  •  Didn’t fully soften my hair

Hydrating Butter-Creme

Pro’s

  • Great packaging (Squeeze tube)
  • Smells Great
  • Light weight (Perfect for the summer)
  • Smooth, creamy texture
  • Finger Detangle Friendly
  • Moisturizing
  • Works well with sealants (oils, serums)

Con’s

  • Moisture doesn’t stay without a sealant on thick hair
  • Doesn’t work well with certain gels or other products

Over all I have enjoyed experimenting with the Pantene Pro-V Gold Series hair care line Of products. A lot of High Puffs and Super Afro’s were created during the month of July with these products. The Moisture Boost Shampoo was my favorite out of the trio I received for review, and that says a lot about about a company when the shampoo is dope. That’s a plus in my book and I will be purchasing this on my own for my stash in the very near future. The Moisture Boost Conditioner was good but it just was ok compared to other conditioners I normally use or have tried. Maybe tweaking the texture and adding more slip could help. The Hydrating Butter-Creme was my second favorite from the trio. I love how soft it made my hair and I also loved how light and easy it was to use. I did run into  some issues with it. You have to use a sealant (oils, serums) to get the moisture and softness to stay put if you have thicker hair. Over all I’m impressed with the Gold Series Line from Pantene Pro-V. They did their research on this one. I already have other products from the line in mind that I am going to purchase and review. I do recommend these products (especially the Moist Boost Shampoo) to try on your own. Good job Pantene.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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