Pantene celebrity stylist Kim Kimble is behind the immaculately
coiffed hair of the Hollywood elite—Mary J. Blige, Beyonce and Rihanna,
to name a few. Not only is Kimble committed to creating timeless,
classic looks for our favorite celebrities, but she is also committed to
finding the right products to preserve the quality of her clients’
hair—natural or relaxed. This month, Kimble talks about her partnership
with Pantene and offers specific products you can find at Walmart that
will help your hair stay radiant and help you stay within budget.
I’m thrilled to be part of the Pantene family. I’ve been a fan for
many years, and their products really deliver on what they promise. It’s
obvious they’ve done their homework to understand the needs of
African-American women. As a celebrity stylist, I’ve been fortunate
enough to work with such a wide range of hair types and have learned to
tackle every hair challenge imaginable. Many of my clients are African
American, so I have a lot of experience working with both relaxed and
natural textures. And each has very unique needs. Here are a few tips to
manage your hair using products from Pantene’s Truly Relaxed and Truly
Styling your natural hair
Cue the curls. For styling my clients with natural hair, I have been using the Truly Natural Defining Curls Styling Custard.
I put it in my palms and run it through the hair in sections, twisting
each curl. And when I do, I can see the curls come to life. I’ve used it
on clients with very curly hair, and it has withstood LA’s intense
humidity—that’s a true test!
Shine on. After using the Curls Styling Custard, I like to run some of the Truly Natural Shine Serum with Argan Oil
throughout hair to give it a lustrous shine that lasts all day or
through the night. It’s a lightweight formula, so curls aren’t weighed
down at all.
Get clear. The Truly Natural Clarifying Shampoo deeply cleans hair by removing product build-up, and it leaves hair refreshed and shiny.
Maintaining your relaxed hair
Weight not. For women with relaxed hair who want to use products without weighing their hair down, the Truly Relaxed Lightweight Shampoo is the perfect product that gently cleans hair while also protecting it from damage—all without any unwanted weight.
Hydrate. If your hair needs moisture to prevent excessive dryness from chemical relaxers, I highly recommended a regimen of Truly Relaxed Intense Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner. These products not only leave hair soft and tamed, but also strong against future damage.
Smooth it out. For color-treated or relaxed hair, I also like the Truly Relaxed Oil Creme Moisturizer, because it’s super hydrating for dry hair, leaving it smooth and shiny.
The Truly Relaxed and Truly Natural collections have a nice range of
care and styling products that allows me to be versatile when styling my
clients’ hair. I can always rely on them to achieve healthy, beautiful
hair with life—and I love that they help women embrace their own styles.
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