I have, um, interesting skin. And the state of my skin will affect how comfortable I am, how well I sleep, and how pleasant I am to be around.
Using something on my skin that irritates it can make my life miserable. It's that simple - and that difficult.
My head is the hardest of all to please. The psoriasis on my scalp (something I don't very often admit to having - it's quite embarrassing!) can at worst be tight and constantly itchy and sore, and at best just dry.
I spent a couple of years using tar ointments, cortisone creams and medicated shampoos in an effort to get rid of it - all of which left my skin worse than ever and my hair in a shocking state. It's one of the reasons I kept my hair so short for so many years - it's hard to have long hair when you have handfuls of it falling out every time you shower.
In the end I decided that if none of that was making my skin condition any better, I might as well focus on just soothing it. And having nicer hair.
And so I'm back to using normal shampoos - Pantene being my recent brand of choice. My skin is fine with it and it makes my hair look shiny and smooth, and it's helped build up the strength of my hair again.
All was travelling along well - until I received an email about Pantene's latest product. I tried it and.... WOW! I've honestly never been this stunned by a shampoo in my life.
My skin is better than it has been in years*. My hair is better than it has been in years.
Here it is:
Yes, three products. Shampoo, conditioner and an 'Intensive Penetrating Treatment'. I had never used a third treatment product in my hair until now, and would have overlooked it on the supermarket shelves, but it was a big factor in getting my hair back to lovely - so I'm glad I had the chance to give it a shot.
I'll definitely keep using the Pantene Nature Fusion products!
WIN one of three Pantene one-week trial kits.
1. Fullness-charge Revitalising - for thin hair.
2. Micro-repair Revitalising - for chemically damaged hair.
3. Hydro-surge Revitalising - for dry and frizzy hair.
(These are not from the Nature Fusion range, but are a good sample of the Pantene brand.)
To enter, simply leave a comment telling me which one you'd like to win (1, 2 or 3).
Australian residents only. Giveaway ends at 5pm Sunday 17th July 2011 (AEST). Good luck!
[Disclaimer: I was sent samples of these products to try, and I have chosen to blog about them due to my positive experience. I was not paid to write this post, and the glowing opinion is entirely my own. Which of course it would have been even if I'd been paid... but you knew that.]