Panthenol Challenge: Lesson Learned

I started a challenge on August 17th to only use styling products that contained panthenol for a month. I think I’m ending it tomorrow, at least officially. Over the past month, I have used many products that contained panthenol; some were hits, some were misses. The main lesson I got from this experience is that while panthenol is a good ingredient to use on your hair, one ingredient does not “make” a product. For instance, here are a few products that I found totally worthless that contained panthenol, just FYI!

– Curls Curly Q’s Curly Q Custard (kiddie version of the Souffle, which I also dislike)

– Just for Me Smoothing Gel (frizz)

– Gueye Extra Hold Herbal Gel (too watery)

– Cantu Shea Butter Leave In (Like it as an overnight condish but won’t style with it…takes forever to dry and my hair already takes forevaaaa)

On the other hand…some new loves in my arsenal include…

– Ouidad Botanical Spray (will review)

– The Alaffia Beautiful Curls line (I have the DC, LI, and Curl Cream)

So just make sure you have a nice little list of ingredients your hair’s likes and dislikes before deciding to buy something! I mean honestly…if you’re a PJ like me, you’ll probably buy it anyway just to test it out, because you never know! That’s how Izzy found glycerin again! 🙂