I finally found my first holy grail product! This is the most amazing protein treatment I have ever used (believe me, I tried A LOT). It's stinky but I expect that for all protein treatments. It contains collagen amino acids, hydrolyzed elastin, & hydrolyzed collagen. I use it before every color session & I end up with less damage & breakage, super shiny, & soft hair. continued >>
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.
Okay so I have African American hair and it is chemically relaxed. I go throught the whole process of a re alert the shampoo and condition then blow dry then flat iron. That's slot to do and it took a toll on my hair. I found this in my moms shampoos , read review on here and tried it out. It's wonderful! Because my hair is naturally dry I would never ever be naturally shiny but after I blow-dry it with cool air my hair was incredibly shiny and it felt as if it had already been flat ironed.!!!! I recommend this to anyone with damaged hair! Especially those of us African American hair
My hair has been through the ringer. It's been pink, platinum, red, black, and everywhere in between. I recently went back to platinum after dying it black for a year. When I first used this, I thought that it didn't do anything at all, as my hair didn't feel any softer, but then I noticed that the spots that are usually impossible to comb through when wet due to their gumminess, were suddenly not gummy anymore!
The only cons are that it's a bit pricey for my student budget, and I don't like the cap. It tends to sort of seal itself shut.
Great product though, and I highly recommend it for those of us who have those awful gummy strands!
I've waited 4 months to post my review. After reading all the positive reviews I couldn't wait to try this! My hair is mid-back length and Ive wanted it longer for some time now. I don't use heat on a daily basis and my hair is fine, but in a large quantity. It is virgin hair and has never been dyed. Sadly, it always breaks when I properly brush it, so I thought that a protein-building substance would help fuse my hair and make it stronger. At first I tried the bottle's direction (very different from what users do..it says to just leave it on for a few minutes in the shower, whereas most reviewers say they put it on and wait a while, maybe will apply heat, and then rinse...) That basically did nothing, so I anxiously waited 2 more weeks to try it the other way. Since then, I've applied heat with it on, left it on for an hour, put a little, put a lot....but honestly, I have noticed no results with the strength of my hair whatsoever. I really wish I did, because it seems to work so well for many others. I truly feel like you have to have significantly damaged hair for this to be effective. :/
I washed my gray hair with the purple shampoo from Sallys, put in the Nexxus after rinsing the shampoo out and then after a couple minutes rinsed it out well. Then I conditioned my hair with a conditioner. I did not use any other recommended Nexxus products, but my hair is much stronger now. Before I would wash my hair and comb it with a wide tooth comb (it's way past mid-back) and hair was starting to come out in big wads. Now it doesn't. I love this stuff.
I love this stuff. I use it when my hair is breaking and it seems like I am losing more than normal. It works really well. There are a lot of steps though. You have to wash your hair like normal. Then put this product in for a few minutes. Then wash it again and condition. It seemed kind of expensive to me ($14) when I first bought because it is a small bottle and I have long hair. It has lasted a lot longer than I thought it would because you don't have to use very much. My hair stopped breaking of as much after I used it. It really makes a difference and is worth the price.
WOW! i was very skeptical about this helping my hair. But it dose what it says. after i use this and then flat iron my hair, my hair is SOOO soft and silky. Loads fewer split ends and shinier. I just cant believe it! very happy w/ the results. will def. continue to use! :D
I do wish you got more product and a bigger size due to how expensive it is, but oh well. :)
This has become an important component of my Recovery Plan after a too-harsh Brazilian keratin treatment fried the shazizznit out of my AA, fine, curly hair. Following advice about hair breakage received via forum on another site, I apply generously to wet/very damp hair after a moisturizing shampoo. Then, before rinsing, I sit under a hardhat or bonnet hairdryer for 15 min. THEN I rinse and style (wet set - yes, there are a few of us left). Used in this method, this stuff drastically stops my hair breakage. I've tried using it according to label directions, but the results (starting with number of hairs that rinsed out with product) were noticeably unimpressive. Don't know how, don't care how, but it absolutely and undeniably slows hair breakage in my case.
This does what it promises for my fine over-processed hair. I'm trying to grow out my permed and colored hair. I don't know how I'd ever be able to without this product.
Like other reviewers, I was initially upset at the weird straw-like feeling my hair had when I first used it. However, I find that the next day, my hair feels GREAT. I use this every other week, and I have to say that I am really excited about the results. This keeps the permed and colored ends of my hair strong and as healthy as possible as i grow my hair out.
This is not a conditioner in the sense that it makes your hair feel silky and smooth. It does, however, it does make your hair stronger which in turn and over time looks silkier and smoother... does that make sense? Either way, it works wonders for my hair and I would buy this product over and over again.