Review: Pantene Expert Intense Smooth Shampoo & Conditioner

Do you buy the same brand of shampoo and conditioner every single time? I’m sure there are ladies somewhere who do just that, but I’m not one of them. The words “sale” and “bonus airmiles” seem to have a direct line to my wallet. In other words, if it’s cheap, or comes with a ton of reward points, it’s going in my basket and coming home with me!BzzAgent 2016 Pantene Expert Shampoo & Conditioner

Which, of course, means that I very rarely use the same shampoo and conditioner twice, and am constantly on the hunt for ones that will work miracles (less frizz, nice smell, and soft hair) on my naturally curly hair. But, thanks to Pantene, my search may finally be over.

In March, I was one of the lucky members of BzzAgent chosen to receive a full-size bottle of shampoo and conditioner from the Pantene Expert line of haircare products.

The Pantene Expert Collection

pantene expert collectionThe new and improved Pantene Expert collection claims to have the most concentrated Pro-V formula ever, and you have five options to choose from: Intense Hydration, Age Defy, Intense Colorcare, Intense Repair and Intense Smooth. Which are supposed to give you intense and instant results, such as: immediate moisture, youthful vitality, enhanced colour vibrancy, rejuvenated hair or tamed frizz.

The Expert Collection isn’t kidding with their name — there’s actually a Pantene Hair Research Institute. Top doctors and scientists focus on hair science and how to improve and maintain hair health. (Guess I’m pretty ignorant about drug-store haircare brands. I didn’t know that.)

My Thoughts After Testing for One Month

Frizz is a common problem with curly-hair, and since there wasn’t a specific formula for curls, I chose to have BzzAgent send me the Intense Smooth shampoo and conditioner. For close to one month, I’ve been washing my hair every three days with my samples and feel safe in saying that this shampoo and conditioner is a winner.

It hits all three of my “miracles.” Soft hair. Fantastic smell. Tames the frizzies.

The smell was the first thing that hooked me. It’s a sweet-smelling scent. A mash-up of pineapple, coconut and brown sugar, or at least that’s what my nose thinks it smells like!

Next was the thick conditioner. It finger-combed easily through my wet hair and helped me untangle several knots. Plus, It’s always a bonus to have the conditioner in my hair, instead of all over the bathtub, which happens with the runny ones.

Pantene Expert Intense Smooth Results













In the photo above, I put in no extra oils, serums, sprays…just blow dried my freshly washed hair. All of my knots were gone, frizz was minimal and I had some curl definition. Even though my hair is overdue for a cut, it looked pretty damn good.

Overall, I’m pretty pleased with the end result and will consider buying this duo after my samples are used up. Compared to salon brands, it’s very budget-friendly because you can pick it up at Walmart for about $7 per bottle. So I say give the Pantene Expert line a shot on your hair and let me know what you think!

Disclosure: I received full-size samples from Pantene through BzzAgent in exchange for my honest opinion. All thoughts expressed in this review are my own. I am not being compensated.

StyleBox by Jamberry: November 2015 Reveal

Jamberry wants to give you a head-start on being golden this holiday season, so their StyleBox for November includes nail wraps with mixed metals and modern art deco detailing that will have your nails party ready in no time!

Whether your style is Classic, Feminine or Trendy each box will have:

  • Application tools—a nail file and orange wood stick
  • Two (2) sets of vinyl nail wraps, exclusive to StyleBox (that’s enough nail wraps for 4 manicures and 4 pedicures, plus leftovers for accent nails!)
  • BONUS: a gorgeous eyeshadow duo

Click on the thumbnails below to see close-ups of the nail wraps available in each box.

Nov 2015 Classic StyleBox Nov 2015 Trendy StyleBoxNov 2015 Classic StyleBox





Want a sneak peek at the bonus eyeshadow? Or an even closer look at the nail wraps? Then be sure to watch the promo video for this month’s box.

Love these nail looks? New subscribers have until November 15th to get their hands on one of these boxes. So make sure to take your style profile quiz and sign up for a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription as soon as possible!

Are you already a StyleBox by Jamberry subscriber? I’d love to know which of these wrap designs are “must-haves” for you, so make sure to leave a comment below.