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The Cheat Day Challenge | Pantene Cheat Day Dry Shampoo & Mist Behaving Dry Conditioner

This post is sponsored by Pantene. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Whoever said cheating was a bad thing has clearly never had to go 3-4 days without washing her hair. Let's be real, if you have curly, thick, or colored hair (or all three like me), you know wash days are the worst. First, it's an inevitable bad hair day and second, it just consumes so much time from your routine (blow drying, straightening, and then styling) especially when you run a tight schedule like me. If I'm not in meetings, I'm writing, or shooting, or styling a campaign, or coming up with the next big idea, or painting, or simply enjoying some quality time with bae. So, to sum it up, ain't nobody got time for washes!

But ok, what happens between washes? Cause let's be honest, hair starts looking dull, greasy, and in my case… it starts feeling all crunchy from the heat I'd been applying. So, after 3-4 days, you start asking yourself this question: To Wash or Not to Wash?

The other day, while I was getting ready for a meeting and had no time to deal with my dull hair, I thought for a quick second, "should I just wash it really quick?" The struggle was so real I decided to pull it up into a sort of cute-but-really-messy bun. I told myself, "I need a solution" and solution manifested! The next morning, as crazy as it sounds, I received in the mail a package from Pantene with the brand new Waterless Collection that includes the Cheat Day Dry Shampoo Foam and the Mist Behaving Dry Conditioner Mist.*3,2,1, my mind starts racing* "Oh yay! I really needed a dry shampoo. But it's foam. Hmmm. Oh wow! Dry conditioner? How does a dry conditioner even work?"

It was day 4 and I had a possible solution to all my hair problems in front of me, so I tried the dang thing.

BTW, here are some tips before trying the new Pantene Waterless Collection:

TIP 1: When using the Cheat Day Dry Shampoo Foam: First, section your hair, then shake the can well and dispense a small amount of foam into your fingertips - NOT. directly. to. your. roots. Then rub it all in. Also, your hair is going to feel wet at first but it's normal, it'll dry quickly.

TIP 2: When using the Mist Behaving Dry Conditioner Mist: Spray from the mid-lengths and downwards on dry hair. DON’T spray at your roots.

And get this, both products are completely different than anything I've seen in the market so far. While the average dry shampoo can make your hair feel rough and dull your color after application, Pantene’s Cheat Day Dry Shampoo Foam softens while it cleanses. Its lusciously whipped cleansing foam dissolved all the greasy oils and freshened up my waves in a matter of seconds. It was literally like hitting a reset button on my hair.

And when combined with the Pantene Mist Behaving Dry Conditioner, magic happens! The Pantene Mist Behaving Dry Conditioner is like the love child of a leave-in conditioner and a styling spray. The super-fine mist evenly distributes its nourishing ingredients on frizzy, tangled hair transforming it into silky smooth hair while delivering 24-hour frizz protection. The best part is both products are free of sulfates and parabens!

I mean, can I get a hair flip over here? Thank you!

So, like I said, it was day 4 but after applying these products, my hair looked more like day 2 - and we all know second day hair is the best hair day. With that said, I decided to secretly challenge myself to see how long I could go without getting my hair wet.

I pictured my friends and I bidding on it. Just imagine: “Can I get 5 days! 5 days to the lady with the curly hair. 6 days? 6 days? 6 days goes to the lady with the colored/treated hair! 7 days? We got 7! 7 going once, 7 going twice, SOLD! 7 days to the lady with curly, thick, colored hair!"

So, 7 days it was. I accepted my personal challenge and went 7 straight days without washing my hair, not because I was too lazy or even too busy, but because I wanted to see how good the Pantene Waterless Collection really was after a while.

After the 7th day, I am happy to report back from the Hair Gods, that our prayers have all been listened to. These products truly understand my needs, my schedule and my hair. Take it from me, great hair days are so powerful. When your hair looks good, you feel good and you and me both deserve great hair days every day. The Pantene Waterless Collection provides women with everything they need to reset their hair without the rewet, which honestly means so much for women who run a tight ship.

Take the challenge to see how long you can extend your non-wash days with the new Pantene Waterless Collection. Make sure to pick yours up at your local Kroger!

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