L’Oreal Paris VS Pantene: Taming Your Curls

L’Oreal Paris VS Pantene: Taming Your Curls

haircare-loreal-vs-pantene-mtmeThis is a sponsored post. I received compensation in the form of products from L’Oreal and Pantene to facilitate my review. Amazon and Target have the products listed below. I’ve included affiliate links to both in case you’d like to purchase any of them.

Hair care has been on my mind since before I moved to South Florida with my little family. For years, I made my way to the salon and even had two go-to hairstylists in my hometown who knew how to care for my locks.

Moving to a new state meant starting over, and meeting new people. We all know what happens when you meet someone new. You either like them or you don’t.

Related: Curls, Curls, Curls Ebook

There are few people in my trust circle, and my hairstylists were among them. My hair isn’t the easiest to tame. Thick, curly and frizzy sounds like an oxymoron when it comes to hair — and yet that’s what I’ve been blessed with.

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Pantene? A Girl Can Dream
Every Pantene commercial shows long, luxurious hair, but it really depends on your hair type.

Pantene has always been my mom’s go-to brand. For years I watched her buy bottles of their shampoo and conditioners to wash her hair at home and head to the salon for a blowout.

For me, it was different. Pantene didn’t leave my hair looking anything like the way I saw them on ads, nor the way it would work on my mom’s waves.

My mom would buy styling creams and deep oil conditioners to do my hair at home. She would straighten my hair with a curling iron or a regular iron — whatever would get the job done.

At some point, my mom realized she could either struggle with my hair and keep paying for all the at-home products she could find, or cough up the money and send me to the salon with her.

I recently tried the Pantene Daily Moisture Renewal With Moisture-Silk Complex to see if this new line from Pantene would help tame my locks.

After a shampoo session, I knew it wasn’t going to work. I’ve been trying different products on my hair for long enough to know when a shampoo won’t do anything for my hair. That was the case with the Pantene Daily Moisture Renewal With Moisture-Silk Complex Hydrating Shampoo.

I didn’t give up hope after using the Pantene Daily Moisture Renewal With Moisture-Silk Complex Hydrating Shampoo, so I went with the Pantene Daily Moisture Renewal With Moisture-Silk Complex Hydrating Conditioner to see if maybe this would help soften my hair.


I also received the Pantene Pro-V Stylers Mousse, 5 Maximum Hold. It only keeps my hair styled when it’s tied back. If I leave my hair loose, then the Pantene Pro-V Stylers Mousse, 5 Maximum Hold doesn’t keep its hold.

L’Oreal Loves Me
There was one thing my mom used on her hair that made a difference in mine while I was growing up. It was the L’Oreal Excellence Creme Protective Treatment Conditioner that comes in her preferred at-home hair dye solution and she would recommend I use it on my hair after every wash.

It always made my hair feel silky smooth, and after years of living on my own, I always searched for a product that would leave my hair feeling the same.

L’Oreal recently launched their Extraordinary Oil line of products and I received three of their products to sample from Influenster, along with a coupon to purchase another.

The minute I applied the L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil Nourishing Shampoo I noticed a difference. My hair felt clean, and you can feel the oils penetrating your hair for an even deeper clean. The L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil Nourishing Conditioner feels EXACTLY like the L’Oreal Excellence Creme Protective Treatment Conditioner I had used for many years and love. The difference? This line of products smells a lot better.

For months, I would leave the conditioner in my hair for a natural curly hairstyle, and apply the L’Oreal Extraordinary Lustrous Oil Serum before and after an at-home blowout.

Although leaving the conditioner in my hair never gave me dry scalp or buildup in my hair, I never really felt comfortable leaving regular conditioner in my hair so I went out and completed the line of L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil products by purchasing the Styling Creme. Buying the L’Oreal Extraordinary Transforming Oil-In-Cream was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made for my hair. It leaves my hair feeling just like it did when I applied the L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil Conditioner, except it’s meant to be applied on wet hair for styling purposes. And of course, it smells just as good.

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The Hair Says It All
Although Pantene has worked wonders on my mother’s hair, for me, the winner is: L’Oreal.

Since receiving samples from Influenster, I’ve purchased the L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner twice. Once at CVS and another time at Publix. I did notice that out of all the places I shop, Target has the best price for this line.

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Fatima Torres

What's life like with three kids and two pups? It's entertaining, that's for sure! MTME breaks down family fun ideas and shares personal insights from a former B2B editor and digital marketer turned mom running a business and a household -- all under one roof. With her husband as her #1 fan, there isn't anything she can't accomplish. Read on to learn how she breathes in fire and exhales success.

This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. I don’t have curly hair but know several people who do. I will have to recommend these to them, especially L’Oreal!

  2. I haven’t yet discovered a shampoo that would work well with my hair. I mean I don’t have curly hair, but I do have thick hair and any shampoo that I use either dry out my hair so it feels horrible or my hair is greasy the next day after washing.

  3. My hair is very frizzy. I’ll have to check this out and see if it helps!

  4. L’Oreal has awesome products from hair care to skin care. It’s nice that you found what works best for you! That’s all that matters anyway.

  5. Our hair is tricky, we really have to try different products to know which one is going to work. I’m glad you tried L’Oreal, they have amazing hair care products!

  6. I bet curly hair can be hard to tame. I’ve gone from a soft water area to a hard water area, so I have to use special shampoo or my hair is a nightmare.

  7. I love both brands. Although I cant use the Loreal oil one on my hair. It gives it a crazy feel.

  8. Shampoo is such a personal thing and what works for one doesn’t work for another. My girls have hair like yours and they like a different brand, but I’ll try picking the Loreal for them to see if they like it.

  9. I use the same shampoo [Loreal] — I just started using 2 weeks ago and so far I am liking the results. Frizz is the biggest problem for me, but it seems to be a little bit better now.

    — DT | Here I Scribble

  10. I love both brands but for my curly strands I love Pantene!

  11. Thanks for the tips! I also have thick, curly, frizzy hair and am always on the lookout for products that actually work and help to tame and soften my hair.

  12. Thank you so so very much..your blog helped me to purchase the L’Oreal range and right now, I am absolutely in love with my hair! I wish I could really thank you enough for this.. this was a life changing blog for me literally!!

    1. You’re welcome. I’m glad I was able to help you with your purchase and caring for your curls! It’s inexpensive and smells great too!

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