Don’t Want Life’s Struggles To Weigh You Down? These Women Shared How

Hundreds of women from different backgrounds shared their commitment to a smoother life free from adversity with MEGA and Pantene

Living life with no problems is easier said than done. We all want to experience the best and cruise through life smoothly. But sometimes, we experience a few roadblocks along the way that set us back. However, these struggles shouldn’t be the be-all and end-all of life. A true mega woman is one who goes through life’s trials and always stands tall in the end.

In the hopes of inspiring others with this message, MEGA and Pantene partnered up to champion living a life with nothing to weigh them down through stories of confidence and perseverance, and through the Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner. Hundreds of women took part in the campaign’s launch last November 16, 2019, and shared their personal anecdotes of triumph alongside their stunning portraits. We’ve gathered four amazing beauties from different backgrounds who shared their own redemption stories below:

Bea Policarpio

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In this age of social media, validation has become the key to self-fulfillment. Everyone’s a critic, especially within the online world, and more so behind a wall of anonymity. This increases tenfold for artists who use online platforms to gather interest in their works and meet potential clients. However, Bea Policarpio–an abstract painter specializing in impasto techniques–believes that true validation comes from within. She shared on Instagram, “Obsessing about others’ opinions about me and my art only weighed me down. Now, my mantra is ‘live and let live!’” 

Kevin Balot

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Living the good life always starts with one’s self. As the adage goes, how can you love somebody else if you can’t even love yourself? Kevin Balot, the first Filipina transgender woman to be a face of Pantene, upholds the importance of self love as she shared in her Instagram post: “Loving one’s self means accepting your flaws and doing something to make it better… It helps me boost my confidence.” More than the rejection we may face from our family and peers, rejecting ourselves due to insecurities could be worse. However, these shouldn’t slow any of us down, and Kevin places this to heart.

Chantal Dimen

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Having long and luscious hair is a sure-fire confidence boost, especially if it is conditioned to be smooth and lightweight. It is even said that your hair is your crowning glory. However, not everybody can enjoy that sensation. In an Instagram post, Chantal Dimen shared that two years ago, she was diagnosed with alopecia, an autoimmune disorder that results in unpredictable hair loss. It took a huge hit on her confidence, and it didn’t help that others were making fun of her for it. “I was afraid of going out. I got judged and laughed at because not everyone knew what I was going through,” she shared. But now that she has recovered from the hair loss, she only trusts the Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner to make her hair stronger, softer, and smoother. “Miracles do happen,” she exclaims.

Alodia Gosiengfiao

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Conflicts in interests can also cause disruptions in our relationships with others. This is especially true in the light of gender stereotypes. Society has a tendency to dictate what each of us can and cannot do. During her youth, Alodia Gosiengfiao experienced just this. “When I was younger, I always got picked on because of my love for geeky stuff which weren’t the norm for girls my age,” she shared in her Instagram post. Known by many for her involvement in the gaming and cosplay communities, Alodia found a way to silence the naysayers and embrace her interests despite the views of many. “I learned it’s [okay] to be different and have your own opinions [and] interests,” she added.

If there’s one thing in common from the hundreds of women who have shared their stories, it’s that they underwent big changes to overcome life’s struggles–shifting mindsets, emotions, and outlooks in life. Just like these strong women, you too can make a switch in your everyday life by switching to the Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner. Unlike others, Pantene’s new formula contains a feather-light serum to make hair lightweight, smoother, and no lagkit. Say goodbye to the heavy feeling your old conditioner gives your hair and let it flow freely with a fresh, new, light feeling.

We all have our stories of triumph to share, and we should be proud of our moments of success. Let’s not make life’s struggles–public perception, societal norms, or physical insecurities–weigh us down, just like how the Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner can relieve your hair from the weight of the outdoor elements and make it airy, lighter, smoother, and stronger than ever.

Read their full stories, along with hundreds more, on Instagram with #MEGAxPantene and pursue a life with #NoLagkit through Pantene 3 Minute Miracle! Shop for the 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner and their other products at Pantene’s Lazada shop.

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