This blog post is sponsored by Pantene. All thoughts and opinions stated are my own.
Rituals and daily routines are more important to me than ever before! They are truly part of what’s kept me feeling somewhat calm and sane during this crazy year. I’m so excited to partner with Pantene on today’s blog post to tell you a little bit more about the origin of my beauty routine and where I learned to take care of myself to help myself feel grounded, loved, and beautiful. Pantene recently launched their new Nutrient Blends Fortifying Damage Repair Collection that is formulated with Castor Oil to erase hair damage and improve the strength of hair. This collection is formulated without Sulfates, Parabens, Dyes, and Mineral Oil which I am so happy about. The collection is made of ingredients from different cultures all around the world and aims to highlight real stories of those who have inspire us and made us who we are today.
Someone who had a huge influence in who I am today was my Grandmary – yes we called her “Grandmary” rather than grandma because she didn’t want to be looked at as a grandma or feel old, ha! She was the most special woman I’ve ever met and was the epitome of true beauty from the inside out. Her career in life was as a Broadway actress and singer and she quite literally sung and danced her way through life. I remember watching her in awe as a little girl as she sung in her kitchen, took us out to ice cream at her favorite local shop, and took us swimming in the lake that she lived on. We were incredibly close and I would spend most of the summer with her growing up (she lived in Maine).
Grandmary was very passionate about beauty and taught me that taking care of your physical appearance is something to be cherished. She always took time to put on her lipstick, do her hair and take care of it, and to put herself together even if she was just going to the market! These habits wore off on me and truly influence my beauty routine to this day. She was a special and incredible person and I miss her all the time. I know she is watching down on me with love!
During my beauty routine today, I take time to think back to those who have influenced me and shaped me and she is at the top of the list. I love that this Pantene Nutrient Blends Collection is mindful in this way!
The shampoo, conditioner, and overnight restoring serum all smell so wonderful and leave my hair feeling nourished and cared- for. They smell fresh and clean – almost like those summers spent swimming on Grandmary’s lake!
As far as these products, I love to use both the shampoo and conditioner on my hair washing days because they work together to strengthen, protect, and nourish my hair. Castor Oil is the hero ingredient because it restores hair’s shine and luster and is majorly strengthening! The Castor Oil Repair Serum is probably my favorite from the line because it works overnight and makes a big different in the ends of my hair that tend to get dry! I have been putting it on at nighttime before bed and wake up with super nourished ends. It is the perfect wintertime hair product!
You can find the Pantene Nutrient Blends Collection at your local Walgreens or online here, I highly recommend the three of them together and hope they inspire you to dig into the stories that have shaped you into the person you are today.