February 22, 2020 at 03:00AM by CWC
Saying it’s the season for dry and damaged hair is an understatement. Not only do hair dye and heat styling cause moisture to leach out of hair, but during wintertime, even on days when you don’t wash you hair, thanks to zero percent humidity and harsh winds, strands can still feel crispy. The best way to refresh things between washes? Pantene Mist Behaving Dry Conditioner Mist ($7).
If you haven’t used a dry conditioner yet, these work similarly to dry shampoo, but instead of drying out your hair (to get rid of oils on your scalp), these spritzes add moisture back to the bottoms of strands. And the good news is that these work for all hair types, from the finest, straightest textures all the way to the curliest ones. The hydration comes from the product’s cocktail of omega-9 fatty acids, aloe, jojoba oil, and panthenol (a humectant that helps to smooth over your cuticle). The end result really does feel like you’ve just shampooed and conditioned your hair. Plus, it works to detangle and tame flyaways, as well as smooth static that tends to come this time of year.
During a visit to Procter & Gamble headquarters this week, I visited the Pantene hair innovation research lab to see how hair-care products are formulated and tested before they’re sent to the shelves. In the mock hair salon, I played with the brand’s new line of waterless products that are all meant to revive your hair on those days between washes. With a few spritzes of the dry conditioner mist, not only were my strands shiny and soft again, but they had nice volume, too. With the Mist Behaving Dry Conditioner Mist, I’m now able to extend my non-hair-washing days even further (pushing four days, guys), which is a true gift. Oh yeah, and did I mention you can get this product at your local drugstore? Yep, that’s right.