The key to sexy, smooth post-holiday hair

Two products I’ve just tried & tested that really work for great hair.


Bondi Beauty founder Renae Leith-Manos, who has been writing about beauty products for over 15 years, road tested Pantene’s latest offering;

I have just returned from a month travelling in Europe, and travel really takes its toll on my hair.

I have super fine hair – and lots of it, so it tangles a lot and can get very dry on the ends. Pantene sent me their new Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo and Pantene Pro-V 3 Minute Miracle Daily Moisture Renewal Conditioner to try.

Together, the shampoo and conditioner promise to remove 3 months worth of damage with regular use.

Th first thing I noticed was that both products smell amazing, making them a pleasure to use. Pantene have obviously changed their fragrance formula, and this is feminine, and strong but not overbearing. Being single, and being a mum, the fragrance of my hair is really important to me as I always want to look and feel groomed.

The shampoo was great and removed the oil from my scalp quickly in two washes. As soon as the conditioner went on, it smoothed the cuticles of my hair – it was amazing how quickly it happened. I could actually feel the smoothness on the ends as I applied it.

Bondi Beauty Founder Renae Leith-Manos road tests Pantene’s Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo and Pantene Pro-V 3 Minute Miracle Daily Moisture Renewal Conditioner.

I left it on for 3 minutes after gently massaging it in, and by the time I washed it off, my hair was super silky smooth. I didn’t even need to run a comb through it – it was that smooth. In the shower after rinsing out the conditioner, my hair actually felt younger like it did in my early 20s. I was very surprised.

My hair was so much more manageable. The blow drying process was much easier, and faster with such smooth hair, as I didn’t have to spend the usual 5 minutes fighting with knots and then trying to smooth it out with the dryer for another 20. It probably cut the grooming and drying time in half.

When I picked up my son for a cuddle later that day, even he commented on the fragrance. When I asked him what it smelt like, he said: “nice, bright, spring flowers.”

For thin hair like mine, these products are amazing. Hopefully they’ll come out in travel sizes so I can take them with me on my next trip to try and prevent my hair from being damaged.

For more detailed info on these products, click here.

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Renae Leith-Manos

Editor and Founder of Bondi Beauty

Renae Leith-Manos loves fitness, new beauty products, long chats and long flights. She is at her best when traveling the world writing about luxury hotels and Michelin Star restaurants ( She has had a colourful media career as a journalist inmagazines and newspapers, in Australia and Asia. She spends her time writing, cooking, consulting to new businesses, running and working out.

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