One of my favourite things to do is read miracle reviews on MakeupAlley..that may be a little sad haha..anyway, this product lives up to the reviews! It makes my hair so silky that it slips right out of my hair tie! I cleanse with a clarifying shampoo, towel dry, apply liberally for around 10 minutes, cleanse with a moisturising shampoo and then apply a moisturising treatment for about 10 minutes as well..in my experience, drying this product in with a hair dryer makes no difference to it's effect..i get about 10 uses out of one bottle..people who say a bottle only lasts two goes must use a crazy amount! Worth the money many times over. Not easily available in Australia so i buy it on ebay!
This helped save my hair when it was in the worst condition it has ever been in. I am mixed Native American and Italian (with a little bit of Polish), and have very thick, coarse, wavy hair. My natural color is an-off black with red undertones. Last spring, I went to a new salon and the woman who did my hair bleached it TWICE more with a 50 volume developer after it was already to the pale yellow stage. All I needed her to do was tone it, but she bleached it twice without even asking me. Needless to say, my hair was fried. When I say fried, I mean falling out in chunks & having a texture similar to wet rope/noodles/gum. I picked up Nexxus Emergencee in August 2012. It isn't the the cheapest product out there, but in my opnion, it is well worth the price. Not only because of how well it works, but because a little goes a very long way, even with my thick hair. How I use it: I shampoo my hair first. I just use whatever shampoo I'm currently using. Then I squeeze as much water out of my hair as possible. If I have the time, I let my hair air-dry for at least an hour. Then I pour some Emergencee into my hands and rub my hands together (this helps activate the polymers) and then I apply it to my hair, focusing on my mid length and ends. I leave it on for at least a half hour, but usually an hour if possible. Afterwards, I RINSE WITH WATER (I do NOT shampoo it out) then I use a moisturizing conditioner. My current favorites are Matrix Biolage Conditioning Balm, Pureology Hydrate, Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Mask, & Aussie 3 Minute Miracle. I do this every other week. On the 'in between' weeks, I use it once a week, but only for 5-10 minutes. As my hair has started to recovery, I only need to use it once or twice a month. If your hair is hopelessly damaged, try this. :) continued >>
This is my holy grail of hair products. The absolute one I could not and will not ever again do without. I have dyed and bleached my hair since I was 13. (im now 30) I've been every hair color in the book and tried every single hair product you can think of to try to help my dry chemically processed straw feeling hair. This is the ONLY thing that works for me..it saved my hair. Joico kpak did nothing...the aphogee 2 step protien treatment didnt do much...this product blew my mind. My hair feels like....hair again! I can't stop touching it!! Its so important to use a clarifying shampoo first...makes a world of difference..then this...then a moisturizing shampoo, conditioner. A great moisturizing conditioner is also super important for this to make your hair feel soft afterwards.
This is an incredible product when used correctly. And using it correctly is time-consuming, thus 4 lippies instead of 5. About eighteen months ago my hair was completely wrecked from heat-styling and color-treatments. I just had a head full of straw and I couldn't do anything with it. This one product turned everything around for me and I love it.
I always start with Nexxus Therappe shampoo because it allows me to detangle easily. Then, I coat my detangled hair with Emergencee and wait for it to air dry. This takes hours because it needs to be rock-hard before it gets rinsed out. A real PITA but the results are worth it. I like to apply it a couple of hours before bedtime that way it's somewhat dry before I lay down and then it's completely dry when I wake up. But even then there's still one more step. After rinsing Emergencee MUST be followed with and extremely moisturizing conditioner. I like Joico's Intense Hydrator or their Moisture Recovery Conditioner.
If you're willing to put in the time and follow all those steps, this product will actually repair and strengthen your hair like you won't believe. I thought my hair was too far-gone, but after just one use my hair started looking and acting like hair again. I continued to use it about once a week for a couple of months until I didn't need it anymore. But I still use this once in a blue moon more as a preventative measure now. Keeps my hair healthy and strong. Lots of products make outrageous claims about what they can do for your hair, this one actually lives up to its promises.
An excellent product that I'll keep buying again and again!
A few years ago, I made a huge mistake with my hair. Ive done at home relaxer on my roots for as long as I can remember, except this time I bought the regular formula instead of the one for color treated hair. I didnt realise the error until 45 minuets later my hair in a state of emergency(no pun). While wet, it felt like thread. My normally thick/somewhat coarse hair had turned to thread and was coming out by the handfulls.
The next morning when it had somewhat dried, "it felt like grass" doesnt even begin to describe it. My hair was shocked, it was totaled for the most part. I went to Walgreens to see if I could find ANYTHING to help, and I came across this. It is expensive, but when I got in the shower and literally felt the texture of my hair start to feel normal again, I was sold for life. 3 more treatments and I was back to normal, like nothing ever happened. Since then, I always have a bottle on hand for post-dye job relief, and have not put a relaxer in my hair since!
This and Aphogee have truly brought my hair back to a normal state after coloring/bleaching. I would say that Aphogee is the mac daddy, and this is it's little sister. This is just plain easier to use- sure your hair gets hard, but it's not as bad as Aphogee- it's not as much as an ordeal to use, yet you still get amazing results.
I have recently purchased a bonnet style hair dryer- I found mine at Goodwill for five bucks! I know Sally's sells them, too- or even Ebay. This is really a must when using protein treatments. A regular hand held hair dryer does not compare. It's a huge difference in the results you get! It's also great just to use with a deep conditioner between colorings when your hair just feels "blah". Plus a bonnet dryer allows you to leave the heat on much longer- the more heat the better, as it allows deeper penetration into the hair shaft.
I have purchased this strengthener twice. I managed snag this for just $5 at a discount store. I know this stuff is usually pretty expensive. Anyway I read the directions and washed my hair and applied this to my hair and left it on for about 10 minutes then rinsed. I was very pleasantly surprised with the results. My hair actually felt stronger after just one use. My shedding and breakage was greatly reduced. I usually have a ton of hair in my brush after detangling my hair, but after using this there was hardly any hair left in my brush.This also gave my hair a high gloss shine! I wish I could find this again at the price I previously paid. Great product.
A LIFESAVER! If it didn't work for you, you probably didn't use it correctly. I bought mine off of amazon for 12 dollars and one of the reviews there was a lifesaver. Basically what she said was that after shampooing, I used a 2 in one shampoo because my hair is long, dry and easily knotting. I towel dried my hair and combed through it and put in the reconstructor. Left it in for about 45 minutes to an hour, then washed it out throughly, then put in a deep conditioner, and left that in for an hour. Then washed it out then shampoo and conditioned my hair. I could see a difference in how much of hair falls out and how healthy my hair is just after one treatment.
I had a read through quite a few of the comments and I'll say this about emergence.. If you've not had results with the product so far, you might need to be more patient & consistent with your applications or you may not be using it correctly in the 1st place. When used right, this is a fantastic product!! And it's the only thing I've seen restore hair so over processed & damaged by bleach it turned to jelly when wet yuk!
I used to work in a salon 14 yrs ago and during my time in the salon it work on all different hair types in serious need of rescue! I have been using it myself on and off since being introduced to it.
When I had my hair regularly lighten each 2-3 weeks or after having my hair extensions out this was a massive help.
This, the product is a reconstructor so it work's on internally strengthening the hair shaft. If you are looking for shiny silky hair then you would need to consider using an appropriate treatment/conditioner in your hair once you've rinse the emergence out. If you have really damaged hair don't leave it in for ages 20-30mins wrapped in plastic wrap under heat is enough. This is not a treatment you leave in overnight and you don't blow-dry the product into your hair this is a no-no. Use the treatment regularly weekly or fortnightly (depending on damage) and follow up with a moisture conditioner/leave in conditioner after your rinse. You can carry out protein treatments in between but if your hair is severely damaged too much protein can cause brittlness which is why this stuff is so great it bonds necessary amino acids into the hair.
I haven't tried the new stuff mentioned on here but it should be a honey type consistency. It is one of your more expensive products, the last bottle I of emergence I bought was salon size I paid appx AUD$140 but I've never tried anything else like it! I'm big on hair treatments as I've always had long hair. . So for those who haven't had results try this.. First it's always best to use a clarify shampoo prior so that it lifts off any product building and most effectively raises the hair's cuticles so that it can absorb as much product as possible. Then before you pop the treatment on your towel dried hair, rub the product between your hands to activate it (you can see the polymers start to work) and then in sections work it into your hair ends to mid-lengths. Wrap, heat and rinse after 15-30min MAX after a good rinse some may need to shampoo (this is fine too) apply a moisturising conditioner. I have a good collection of treatments Kerestase, Sheisado, La Biosthetique but this is my go to when my hair needs serious TLC. Good Luck! continued >>
I bought this because it really helped me A LOT years ago, when I bleached my hair into a cotton-ball texture and color. It is really expensive but I recently bought it again because I burned my black hair to death trying to curl it with a flat iron. First of all, it STINKS! I don't remember if it always smelled that bad. I remember it smelling kind of plastic-y but now it smells like garbage. The texture is a lot thinner than I remembered. It used to be so thick that it would pour out really slowly but my new bottle was runny. I used to buy it at a salon but now I bought it at a drugstore. Maybe that's why the formula seems different? I used it exactly as the directions indicated. Anyways, I don't think it's made much of a difference. I think I'll try coconut oil instead of this REALLY expensive little bottle of yuckiness.