Mane Details: Holiday Curls Tutorial + Pantene Giveaway

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Greetings, Everyone!

As I mentioned earlier this week, I’ve been test-driving a few haircare products from Pantene.  And the curly ‘do you see above is the finished look.  Below is a step-by-step breakdown of how I achieved this style.  Enjoy!

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Tools of the Trade:

  • Pantene Natural Co-Wash Cleansing Conditioner
  • Pantene Natural Deep Conditioner
  • Pantene Ultimate 10 BB Creme
  • Pantene Advanced+ Keratin Repair KeraGloss Mist
  • Pantene Pro-V Stylers Maximum Hold Mousse
  • Curlformers
  • Seamless Detangling Comb
  • Hair clips

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I’m usually too busy (and impatient) to properly deep condition, but this winter has left my hair feeling DRY! So after washing my hair in sections to minimize tangling, I applied my conditioner and sat under the dryer for 15 minutes.

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Starting on freshly washed and conditioned hair, I ran a bit of the Ultimate 10 BB Creme through my entire head before setting my hair using Curlformers. My hair was surprisingly easy to detangle after the deep-condition, so I just worked a teensy bit of mousse and KeraGloss mist into each section before rolling. I’m an old pro at using Curlformers (and I promise to do a video tutorial soon), so it only takes me 30 minutes or so to do my entire head. I used short wide rollers in the back and long skinny rollers in the front to give a bobbed look to the finished style. Once I was all done, I hopped backed under the dryer for ~25 minutes.

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I look absolutely ridiculous here, but I was pretty pleased with how smooth and frizz free my curls came out. The mousse gave a nice hold, but my hair was definitely soft to the touch and bouncy (and yes, I did whip it back and forth to check).

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After a bit of separating, fluffing, and another once over with the KeraGloss mist, this was my finished result. Not too shabby, right? This style lasted for about 3 days. After that, I just pulled it back into a curly ponytail for the rest of the week.

All in all, I’m pretty pleased with the Pantene products I received.  The KeraGloss mist and Mousse were my two favorites, and I’ll definitely be restocking when I run out.

And because this is the season for giving, Pantene has offered to do a special giveaway for you guys as well.  One lucky reader will receive a gift package chock full of Pantene hair goodies (valued at $50).  Just leave a comment on this post sharing your holiday hairstyle plans to enter.  The contest closes Thursday, December 26th @ 9pm EST, and a randomly selected winner will be announced that Friday.

Good luck!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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  • Doris December 20, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Your hair is fab! I am a naturalista as well, and I think I might get my hair braided to change a bit! Thanks

  • Mariam December 20, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! I love Pantene!

    I am so psyched to be dying my hair in a few days! Just want to get into the new year with a bang! lol

  • Linda December 20, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    I have always liked you hair. I got the kinkiest hair, so it gets very brittle during the winter as well. I would love to win these products because it would help me save some moolah.

    I am currently wearing my hair in protective styles so it will stay hydrated and soft.

  • Sonya Mann December 21, 2013 at 12:40 am

    That first picture is so cute! I actually use Pantene 2-in-1 at the moment, haha. My hair is super short at the moment, so I’ll probably just push it back with a headband. . . preferably one with a bow on it!

  • Natasha White December 21, 2013 at 10:15 am

    I love your hair style Kendra! I also have natural hair and would to rock that curly look! My biggest concern is using products that will not leave my hair looking and feeling dry. It is hard to produce a curly style without the frizziness, so I am interested to see how Pantene products would work on my hair.

  • Natasha White December 21, 2013 at 10:20 am

    I love your hairstyle! I have natural hair and my biggest challenge is rocking the curly look without the frizz. I am interested to see how Pantene products would work in my hair!

  • Jamila J. December 21, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Love your hair and pants/leggings. I have been using Pantene forever!!!

    My holiday hair of choice will be a head full of bouncy curls.

  • Naima December 22, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Holiday hair for me will be a short, layered, angled chin-length bob…and a scarf to keep my neck warm 🙂

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Chelcie L. December 23, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    I plan on wearing my hair around my face in spiral curls and a headband, it’s pretty simple, my favorite words 🙂

  • Kahjuana December 23, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    I’m a natural and I will be wearing a mimi twist- twist out for the holidays. Can’t wait!

  • C. B. December 23, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    I’m not sure about my holiday hairstyle, I was thinking about straightening my hair but it seems like too much work so I might just do a high puff

  • Kathryn Hedden December 23, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    I just need some fresh color!

  • Jhanelle December 24, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    My hair will be in protective styles for the rest of the year…we both need a break lol

  • Candice G December 25, 2013 at 6:07 am

    For the holidays, my sister and I have been experimenting with curlformers, twist outs and buns…it’s been fun with the variety of seasonal events and travels we’ve been up to~

  • EllaBelle December 25, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    I plan on doing a top knot with either a weave or my hair.

  • KendraCrunksonUFools December 26, 2013 at 11:20 am

    I’ve been wearing my natural hair flat ironed, and then flat-twisted to give more elongated curl and volume. It usually last 3 days before I have to refresh it with styling products. This style has been working for me lately and I’m sure I’ll wear it throughout the holidays!

  • Marina Ntsonga December 26, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Hi, thanks for the opportunity, i plan to try a bantu knots out without heat, so i think these products could work just fine for my 4C type.

  • LASHONDA December 26, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    I did a twist out. Its my cute and easy go to.