Celebrity Hairstylist Renz Pangilinan breaks down the basics of fixing, and most importantly, preventing damaged hair at home for a truly Salontastic look
In retrospect, the past year has been tough for hair treatment lovers. Booking appointments with your beloved stylist in salons or getting the treatments your hair deserves have dwindled. Think about it, have you been combing your hair more times than before, or have you been looking at yourself in the mirror for just a few seconds longer than usual?
Renz Pangilinan, a trusted hairstylist by numerous celebrities, has noticed this shift in habits and conditions, too. “[Hair condition] is a lot different from when my clients and I have been getting salon treatments, to now that we don’t. It lacks shine and luster, and also, it’s more damaged and dry. I [also] noticed more tutchang and dryness.” These hair problems may sound daunting, but it’s nothing expert-tested advice can’t solve. Awarded the Best Hairstylist of the Year for MEGA Fashion Awards 2021, an award co-presented by Pantene, Renz shares his observations on today’s state of haircare and how every woman can carry their crowning glory with utmost confidence. Here are Renz’s top three tips for your next salon-level hair transformation.
1. Take time to love your hair
Getting that free-flowing hair you miss the most isn’t going to happen in an instant. Good things come to those who wait, and Renz advises everyone to remain patient and loving to their hair. The last thing you want to do is get so irritated that you start snipping those frizzy tips and use all kinds of heating and straightening tools for merely temporary results. “Give your hair the same love as what you give your skin,” Renz shares. So whether that’s extended shower time or diversifying your hair care regimen, don’t be in such a rush. Results of smooth and sleek hair will be worth it.
2. Condition your hair regularly
Shampoos alone aren’t enough to cleanse every strand of hair from root to top, soothe dried-up hair, or reduce breakage caused by harsh temperatures. These problems are better solved with the help of a good conditioner as a DIY home treatment, transforming your hair to a salon-level state.
“A regular DIY home treatment [would make] a big difference from dull and dry to healthy and shiny hair. I noticed that even without styling, their hair is healthier and more shiny! [It’s] definitely close to having salon-treated hair,” says Renz. His top recommendation: the Pantene Salontastic Collection. “The Pantene Salontastic line is definitely my go-to! You have your Pantene Collagen Miracle Conditioner, the Pantene Collagen Miracle Treatment Shots, and a lot more!”
The Pantene Collagen Miracle Conditioner is created with an astounding blend of Pantene’s signature Pro-Vitamin formula and Collagen for hair, sealing in nutrients and locking in moisture to repair damage. Check your current conditioner: does it have the benefits of Pro-V for hydration, Miracle Serum for smoothness, and Real Collagen for strength? This is what Renz believes sets it apart from the rest: “Pantene uses collagen, which does not only coat the hair for shine but also treats the hair from within!” On the other hand, the Pantene Keratin Straight Miracle Conditioner gives you the power to fight frizz and have a good hair day with its unique blend of Pro-Vitamin and Keratin strengtheners.
3. Don’t forget extra hydration
Last, but definitely not the least, is a step many women tend to forget. More than just using products to replenish lost nutrients and repair damaged hair, prevention is the first step for long-lasting glorious hair. “Prevention is key, so we need to keep our hair hydrated and healthy! Your hair needs more moisture and love more than ever,” exclaims Renz. This is why rounding out the Pantene Salontastic Collection is the Pantene Collagen Miracle Treatment Shot, a handy go-to booster that quenches dry hair deep at the core, giving your hair a salon-level smoothness.
To round-up these three hair care tips, Renz has provided a simple run-through of his recommended step-by-step routine that women can follow to achieve the hair of their dreams at home. “First is to cleanse your hair with the Pantene Total Damage Care Long Hair Solutions Shampoo. Rinse. Then, use the Pantene Collagen Miracle Intensive Serum Conditioner for 3-5 minutes. For that extra shine and moisture, use the Pantene Collagen Miracle Treatment Shots for 5 minutes and then rinse. Dry your hair, and voilà! Your hair has that salon treatment it needs!”