The Reluctant Stylista

I took a snap on Instagram last week when Pantene’s 3 Minute Miracle arrived on my doorstep. And boy, I didn’t expect people to this curious about it!  I got a lot of questions after that post, but I couldn’t answer them properly at the time because I wasn’t using it yet.  That basically pushed me to finally try it and check the hype out for myself.

While I usually shy away from non-organic shampoo, thankfully, I’m more flexible when it comes to conditioners.  In fact, I’m currently using Pantene’s Total Damage Care 10.  To test out the Pantene 3 Minute Miracle, I took a break from it–so this will also be a comparative review.

What it claims:

Smoothens 3 months of damage in just 3 minutes.  With up to 80% more key conditioning ingredient versus Pantene’s regular conditioner.  It contains the highest level of advanced Terminal Amino-Silicones which flatten and smoothen the outer layer or cuticle cells on the hair surface.  It contains cationic polymer that’s positively charged to help neutralize damaged portions of hair and forms a shield to protect it from future damage.  The protective layer reduces the friction between individual hair fibers, resulting in easier rinsing and reduced tangling.

The verdict:

The first thing I noticed was the scent.  It has a sweet, almost candy-like scent that I really love, and I must say I like it better than their regular conditioners.  I don’t know about you, but bath products with delicious scents always put me in a good mood.  As for its conditioning, I didn’t notice a big difference–but again, this is coming from using Pantene’s Total Damage Care 10, which already has more potent conditioning ingredients to treat damaged hair.  I’m currently on a quest to achieve the bouncy, glossy curls I used to have, back when I didn’t even care about which product to use for washing my hair (sadly, I think this is age taking its toll).  The 3 Minute Miracle gave me soft hair as well as other Pantene conditioners, and it is smoother now–although I’m not quite sure if I’m just having a good hair week in general because I take care of my hair now.  I think my hair feels lighter, though, which is not always something you get from conditioners.  I like that my curls have stayed, instead of being weighed down, so I definitely recommend it to other curly haired gals.  Plus, I like that it doesn’t take long for effective conditioning!  I don’t know if it really is undoing 3 months worth of damage, but I can honestly say I didn’t condition for more than 3 minutes and it still delivered soft and lightweight hair.

More good news:

The bottle of Pantene’s 3 Minute Miracle that I got is 70ml (photo above), but it will actually be available in 180ml (159.00 php) and 340ml (259.00 php) variants.  It’s currently available for limited pre-order at Zalora.

So one more time with feelings and Bea Alonzo.  Thanks to Michelle of the BDJ team and Danielle Vitriolo from CAPRI for sending me Pantene’s 3 Minute Miracle!

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