This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pantene Pro-V. As always, all opinions are my own and I’d never recommend a product I didn’t truly love.
Let’s start off with a quick little story, shall we? A couple weeks ago I found myself at the salon, in desperate need of a haircut. While I was there, my hairstylist told me in the nicest way possible that my hair needed a little extra TLC. I had a balayage done about two years ago, and even though I haven’t color treated my hair since then, the part of my hair that had the treatment done is really, really damaged. It’s dry and brittle, and because it’s been color treated, it needs a little more attention than the rest of my hair. I guess now I know better.
Anyway, I left the salon in search of a good treatment option and it had to meet these criteria: (1) it had to be inexpensive and (2) it had to be super easy and convenient. As a busy mom with a 15-month-old toddler, my haircare routine has to be as low maintenance as possible and yea, it can’t break the bank.
So when I learned about these new Pantene Pro-V Intense Rescue Shots, I was super intrigued.
I’ve been a fan of Pantene Pro-V for the longest time, but these Intense Rescue Shots are Pantene’s first at-home rescue treatment. Imported from Brazil, they just hit the shelves this past January and they’re here to help repair severely damaged hair with just one use.
For less than $5, you can grab a box of three treatments, and I think they’re SO worth it! I’m all about salon-looking hair without ACTUALLY having to go the salon, and that’s exactly what you get with these. Here’s how to use them.
1.Shampoo your hair.
Jump in the shower and shampoo your hair as you’d normally do. It’s a good idea to look for a shampoo that meets your specific haircare needs, so for my haircare routine, I’ve been using the Pantene Repair & Protect Shampoo to help my dry, brittle hair.
2.Use weekly instead of your normal conditioner.
Once a week, swap out your normal conditioner and instead use the Intense Rescue Shots. You’ll be using an entire shot for each treatment, so with one package, you’ll have enough for three week’s worth of use.
3.While in-shower, apply generously to fully saturate hair, root-to-tip
My hair is pretty long, so I like to focus on the ends of my hair – especially since that’s where I notice the most damage. Like I mentioned before, since I had that balayage done a couple years ago and it’s grown out quite a bit, that color-treated hair is towards the bottom of my hair, so that’s what I like to target when I’m using Pantene’s Intense Rescue Shots.
(FYI – these Intense Rescue Shots were formulated to prevent overdosing, so you don’t have to worry about going overboard on product. It’s a single use in a tube, so you CAN and SHOULD use the whole thing!)
4.Leave the product in for 30 seconds and then rinse for 30 seconds
Seriously, it can’t get much easier than that. Leave the product in for 30 seconds, and then rinse it.
Oh, and something else that’s worth mentioning: unlike some other hair masks that I’ve used before, these Intense Rescue Shots provide deep-conditioning but they also rinse out quickly to avoid weighing down your hair. I’ve used a few leave in masks before that just leave my hair feeling greasy, but not these.
The strengthening lipids in the shots absorb right into your hair, while directly targeting the areas in your hair that need the most help.
So so good.
And that’s really it!
After a quick blow-dry, here’s what my hair looks like – and that’s without using a round brush or anything like that. After using Pantene’s Intense Rescue Shots, my hair is soft, shiny, and silky – just the way I like it.
So if you’re on the hunt for an affordable and convenient product to incorporate into your haircare routine to help your dry and damaged hair, I can’t say enough good things about this product.
Pair it with whichever Pantene Pro-V shampoo works best for your hair and you’ve got yourself a solid haircare duo right there.
Ready to give them a shot yourself? Look for them at your local Walmart, Walgreens, or Target, or you can order yourself a two-pack on Amazon right here.