Pantene’s new duo hair serums promise healthier hair in 8 hours, so we tried them out

Some people are blessed with naturally shiny, luscious hair that requires little to no extra work than a simple shampoo and touch of conditioner. I, however, am not one of those lucky ones. You know when people use the excuse ‘I’m washing my hair that day’ because they don’t want to do something? I really do have to allocate specific time for my hair wash routine. So when I heard Pantene had released two brand new serums that promise shinier and healthier hair in record time, I was definitely interested.

Earlier this year, renowned haircare brand Pantene launched its first ‘power couple for hair’ – the Thirsty Ends Quencher and Overnight Beauty Reset serum – that are designed to work together to reduce damage. The serums promise shinier and healthier hair, and seven days of repair in just eight hours. Impressive, right?

The serums are infused with 100 per cent organic, cold-pressed essence from the Baobab seed, hyaluronic acid and Biotin – basically, all the stuff that should create soft, shiny locks. Baobab is known as the ‘tree of life’, which thrives in extremely dry conditions and is a good source of vitamin C and potassium. Skincare buffs will know hyaluronic acid also works wonders for enhancing moisture.

The Thirsty Ends Quencher day serum promises to lock in 72 hours of hydration in just one use, followed by the Overnight Beauty Reset serum, which activates the repair of seven days worth of damage in just eight hours, all while you sleep.

With that intriguing scientific formula in mind, I put the duo serums to the test to see if they lived up to the hype…

Pantene duo hair serums review

I applied the Thirsty Ends Quencher serum to the ends of my wet hair after washing as normal with shampoo and conditioner. It smelt nice and the texture wasn’t heavy or sticky like some other hair serums.

I left my hair to air dry for an hour or so, and then finished it off with a hair dryer. When it was fully dry, I was disappointed to see no real difference to the ends of my hair. They were still quite dry, but I wondered whether I just didn’t put enough on. Pantene says you can apply the serum to wet or dry hair, so I applied it again and this time, the ends of my hair instantly became softer and smoother.

Pantene duo hair serums

Pantene Day Hair Serum, Dry Ends Quencher Hydrating Leave-in Hair Treatment, £9.99 (was £19.99), Boots

After another hair wash, I applied the Overnight Beauty Reset to semi-damp hair before bed, as the instructions advise. They also recommend applying the serum from the ends upwards, but I found this hard to do as my hair has a naturally wavy/curly texture, so I went for a scrunching method instead.

The instructions also suggest using 1-2 pumps of serum, but as I have thick hair, I didn’t feel like this was enough and ended up applying about eight pumps worth of product. Although, I do think it would be better off on totally wet hair.

The following day, my hair was noticeably softer and shinier. As my hair isn’t particularly shiny naturally, I was happy to notice it had a somewhat similar ‘straight out the salon’ sheen. Four days post-wash and my hair is still feeling soft and less tangled than usual.

Pantene duo hair serums

Pantene Night Hair Serum, Overnight Beauty Reset Leave-In Hair Treatment, £9.99 (was £19.99), Boots

All in all, I think these products would work best on finer, straighter hair, but the results were still noticeable. If you’d like to give the Pantene duo hair serums a try for yourself, now is a great time to do so as they’re on sale at Boots.

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