Modern Mum Beauty Must Have: New Year, New Hair

New Year, New Hair – quite literally! Here’s how I transformed my distressed tresses with The Great British Hair Diet.

Each month, our resident beauty blogger, Modern Mum Must-Have shares her beauty diary with us. This month, we find out how The Great British Hair Diet transformed her hair.

This month it has been all about my hair. Not just in your normal quick trim sort of a way either. Oh no. This month, as well as trying out The Great British Hair Diet for Pantene Pro-V, I also went brunette – after, oooh approximately 20 years of being blonde. Big. Huge.

Over-processed, dry and lacking in any kind of shine, my hair has been subjected to A LOT of stress over the years. Factor in two small children and little to no time for a regular trip to the colourist (a highlights session for me pretty much wipes out half the day) and I had become Queen of the roots. Not in a good way either. They had to go. One quick call later and I was booked in to become the shiny haired brunette in the picture I’d become obsessed with. Colour sorted, now it was time to tackle the condition.


Washing, blow-drying and straightening my hair 3-4 times a week has left it looking – well, pretty sad to be honest. Left to its own devices I have quite frizzy, wavy hair that has a mind of its own and does suffer from dry, split ends.

Pantene Pro-V has developed a new personalised, tailor-made hair shine solution which they have created to determine your ‘Hair BMI.’ It effectively finds your perfect products for a 21-day personalised Pro-Vitamin hair care plan.

Firstly, I need to get my own ‘Hair BMI’ by answering questions on to get a quick analysis of my current hair condition. So using Pantene Pro-V’s seven signs of healthy looking hair, it asks questions such as, does your hair shine, is it strong or is it resilient to breakage? Eeek. No.

Step 2 determines your perfect products from the range and Step 3 is all about nourishing your hair with Pro-Vitamin Points – kind of like those added extra bits that will help boost the whole process.

My ‘Hair BMI’ results are in! It is 14 and the results suggest I need Repair and Protect products for normal to thick hair. I am given a ‘tailored regime’ of four products, which are:

  • Pantene Pro-V Light Repair & Protect Shampoo
  • Pantene Pro-V Repair & Protect Conditioner for Normal-Thick hair
  • Pantene Pro-V Expert Collection Split End Fuser
  • Pantene Pro-V Nutri-Plus 2 Min Intensive Repair Conditioner

All of these I had to use at least 3 times per week. Let’s do this.


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Already I have a favourite product. The 2 Min Intensive Repair Conditioner makes a big promise, but seems to be delivering. After every application, my hair feels sleek, smooth and really, really soft. Is this really MY hair?

Plus, I love a time-specific beauty product. Who on earth has time to sit and wait 10-15 minutes for a hair treatment when you can get one that does it in two? I want multi-tasking products that will work while I’m shaving my legs. To give my hair a real boost, I am using the Split End Fuser before I blow dry. Acting like a thick serum, it makes blow-drying really easy, plus it keeps those fly-aways REALLY smoothed down. I may be still getting used to my new colour (done two days ago!), but I am very much enjoying having shiny looking hair for the first time in years.


What a difference a few weeks makes. The ‘diet’ fits in well with my limited time to prep and pamper in the mornings, but it has given my hair a completely new lease of life. The shampoo and conditioner have really worked together to make my hair glossy and it looks like it’s in brilliant condition - I have even had lots of compliments about how shiny it is.

For someone who was guilty of neglecting their locks and over-styling with heat and product, The Great British Hair Diet has given my mane some proper TLC again. My beauty regime first thing in the morning may now be done in approximately 10.5 minutes, but this goes to show that you can get your hair back on track, however little time you have.

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Try the products for yourself:

  • Pantene Pro-V Light Repair & Protect Shampoo, RRP £2.69
  • Pantene Pro-V Repair & Protect Conditioner for Normal-Thick hair, RRP £2.69
  • Pantene Pro-V Expert Collection Split End Fuser, RRP £6.99
  • Pantene Pro-V Nutri-Plus 2 Min Intensive Repair Conditioner, RRP £4.49

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