I am a previous salon-hair-care-junkie, I admit it! At one point, I even managed a small chain salon in a mall. It was like a pill popper working in a pharmacy! ha ha. Anyway, I am now a stay at home mom and with our failing economy money is tight - as we all can relate to! And $16 shampoos, conditioners, and styling products are so not in the budget. So I have pared down what I use to drugstore brands - very good drugstore brands, but they're cheap all the same.
Anyway, I bought this product for 2 reasons:
Pantene is a name brand that I trust - their products are reliable and I like the way they work with my hair. I needed something "smoothing" for the lovely dry air that is winter.I had a $1 off coupon - lol.I am so happy with my purchase. I couldn't have asked for anything better - and I have used many, many more expensive name brand products that did not have the same results.
I spend time outside with my daughter and walking the college campus going to classes. My hair is dyed and I blow dry it almost everyday. I do use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner but that's not always enough. I also have very thick, heavy, straight hair that is easily weighed down. Pantene's Smoothing Frizz Defense Creme kept my hair from getting staticky and frizzy but also didn't add any weight or greasiness to my hair. All I did was rub a quarter-sized amount between my palms and massaged it throughout my damp hair after my shower. Then I styled my hair using my Conair Infinity hair designer and voila! It was more smooth and perfect with the right amount of body than I'd seen in a long time. It was like I'd just gotten home from the salon.
I strongly reccommend this product to anyone who needs smoothing and/or frizz control. It's virtually weightless so even someone with thinner hair can use it. It smells pretty good too - which is always an issue, you don't want to be smelling stinky hair product on your hair all day! And it really works.
However, don't buy this product thinking it will "hold" your hair in anyway. It doesn't have any hold like a gel or hair spray. It just helps condition your hair and smooths the frizzies. It adds a little bit of shine as well. But that's all. A great alternative to a shine serum or a more heavy control creme - especially for someone looking for more volume.