December 16, 2013 - Hair, Hair and Beauty

Holiday Hair | Turn Back the Clock

Holiday Hairstyle Graphic Thinning, dryness, breakage – unfortunately, these are my signs of aging hair.

Just a few short years ago, my hair was so thick that it had to get thinned out on a regular basis just to be able to style it.  Now my ponytail is about half the size it was then.  Even though I feel great for my age, there’s no denying that my hair is starting to show some signs of aging.

That’s why I was so excited to try out Pantene’s new AgeDefy line of anti-aging hair care products.  It’s the first and only line of anti-aging hair care from Pantene to fight multiple signs of hair aging:

  • Reduces breakage
  • Prevents split ends
  • Controls frizz
  • Controls unruly grays
  • Minimizes lackluster color
  • Minimizes a thin look
  • Minimizes dryness

The products in the line include Pantene AgeDefy Shampoo

Pantene Expert Collection Age Defy Shampoo_white

Pantene AgeDefy Conditioner

Pantene Expert Collection Age Defy Conditioner_white Pantene AgeDefy Rejuvenating Hydration Masque

Pantene AgeDefy Rejuvenating Hydration Masque_white And, my favorite, Pantene AgeDefy Advanced Thickening Treatment

Pantene Expert Collection Age Defy Advanced Thickening Treatment_white I’ve been using all four products in the line and am already noticing a big difference.  My hair is shinier than it’s been in years and it feels fuller and softer.  My split ends are even looking better!


Holiday Hair Collage I was challenged by Pantene to show how I’m turning back the clock on my hair for the holidays.  I started by using Pantene’s AgeDefy Shampoo and Rejuvenating Hydration Masque, then applied the Advanced Thickening Treatment to my scalp while my hair was wet.

Pantene celebrity stylist Danilo recommends creating full styles that pull hair away from your face for a youthful look.  So I decided to to create a loose curls style with a headband.  After blow drying, I curled just the ends of my hair.  Starting about half way up, I wrapped large sections around a 1 1/2″ barrel curling iron. Next, I used my fingers to shake out and separate the curls.  I then slipped an elastic headband on, just behind my bangs.  Then I backcombed my hair at the crown to create a little height before smoothing it and spraying it lightly with hairspray.


Pantene is giving away an entire Expert Collection (AgeDefy and Advanced + Keratin Repair) to a GYPO reader.  It’s easy to enter, just tweet @Pantene and @alisonlumbatis with what you would do to your hair if you were 10 years younger and leave your response in the comments.

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Disclosure:  Compensation was provided by Pantene via MomTrends.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Pantene or Momtrends.

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  • You have gorgeous hair, love this hairdo.

  • Beautiful hairstyle Alison!! And I love the headband, I cant enter because I dont do Twitter, but I would love to grow my hair a bit more and have a new, youthful haircut(: Blessings! Susan

  • Love the curls! I’m using a few Pantene products too I love them.

    Cha Cha

  • You have beautiful hair! I’m a hair product junkie, so I will be giving Pantene a try.

  • I’ve always been partial to hairstyles with a lot of volume!!

  • Your hair IS look extra gorgeous!!!

  • I like it when you do hair tutorials, as I usually learn a lot! You look beautiful!

  • Vic

    I have had the same concerns about my hair for the past year. I started using the Age Defy shampoo and conditioner from Pantene about 3 months ago. I absolutely love it. I can tell the difference in my hair’s health. Thicker, fuller, feels healthy! Love this stuff (btw, I do only use the shampoo and conditioner as the other products just took up too much time to apply!).

  • You look amazing with this hairstyle! I’ve noticed a difference in my hair since having my daughter. It’s a lot thinner now. I will have to try some of these products!

  • Your hair is so pretty & it looks very healthy! Great necklace too. Happy Monday…XO!


  • Your hair looks gorgeous! And that necklace! Swoon.

    Have a great week!


  • beautiful YOU…beautiful hair.
    I like Pantene although I am currently OBSESSED with Kerastase.
    Hope you have a great week girl!!!

  • I think your hair looks great even if it is aging! Pantene is my #2 brand after Aussie.

  • Your hair looks fabulous!

  • Same here! I’ve lost half my hair in the last year. UGH! You’d never know you had an issue. Your hair looks amazing!

  • I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – your hair is A-MAZ-ING. Seriously, come out to Hawaii and help me fix my hair – I’ll cook all your meals and even guard you from the kitten {he likes to jump on houseguests and yowl first thing in the morning – you’d think we were abusive cat parents and never fed him EVER}.

  • Your hair looks fabulous! I’ve been a fan of Pantene products for years but haven’t tried any the new line you mentioned… it sounds great!

  • You really channeled your inner Hollywood star here Alison…..AMAZING look!!!


  • your hair looks gorgeous! i’m only 26 and i’ve noticed my hair getting thinner due to overstyling. may give this new pantene a try.


  • I love your hair! This style is gorgeous on you, too.

    I love that the hair gurus are now making anti-aging products- can’t forget about the tresses! 🙂


  • You hair sure does look fantastic! I will have to try this out for myself! I already have crazy thin hair and I have my whole life! This may be a miracle!


  • I will do anything to get my shiny hair back
    These products are going on my to buy list

  • If you’ve been suffering through these signs of aging hair, I haven’t been able to tell whatsoever! Your hair always looks so bouncy and full. I especially like your added volume at the crown. I actually just switched from Pantene to Organix as Pantene was doing absolutely nothing for me, but that’s awesome that you’re seeing such good results!

  • ADA

    Your hair looks Beautiful & I love how you styled it with the bigger puff in the middle. The Necklace & Plaid Shirt look beautiful. All the layering on top looks perfect for the Holidays. =)

    Thank you for the tips on all the hair products. =)

  • I’m only 33 and I WISH my hair looked as healthy and tame as yours! This is a really interesting article. Good for Pantene for creating a line directed to aging hair. Over 50 is the new 30, and women want to be feminine and pretty at every age, and specific products make perfect sense.

    I’ve started a vitamin regime for my hair and I treat it with pure Argan oil, which is helping a lot.

  • hl

    Your hair is so purdy! I wish I experimented more and had more fun with my hair. I was much more hesitant about style when I was in my 20s. I wish I would have been more creative and fun with my style at an age when I probably would have gotten away with it more then I would now, in my late 30s. I have a lot more confidence to rock the purple hair but I don’t think I could get away with it at work. =)

  • Jen

    I like Pantene. I love big hair & lots of volume! You look fabulous.

  • Kim in RI

    @Pantene @alisonlumbatis if I were 10 years younger, I would grow my hair really long and let it go naturally curly!

  • Its such a pain isn’t it?! My hair has always been thin but I’ve noticed its worse than ever! Aging sucks! Lol! Gorgeous photos of you Alison & that necklace is just gorgeous! Ax

  • Carrie D

    Your hair is gorgeous! I’ve been fighting my thin, lifeless hair for a while. I’m going to have to give these products a try.
    I feel so silly asking this, but what kind of elastic headbands do you use? I’ve tried so many, but each one slides out of my thin hair.