Our hair goes through a lot and it’s a wonder how some people manage to have gorgeous healthy manes as they grow older. We no longer towel-dry our hair, blow dry is the way to go, then there’s the everyday heat styling, be it curling, straightening etc. each plays a vital role in damaging your hair. Then we willing expose our hair to harsh conditions every day, exposure to UV rays is also known to be harmful for hair. Then we constantly subject our hair to various chemicals in the form of bleach and hair dye and, it’s no surprise that we struggle to maintain our damaged hair.
So, we might not be that willing to quit our routine but we can start with the basics. Our shampoos and conditioners alone carry various chemicals that only give the illusion of helping our hair when in reality, they are actually doing more harm than good. For example, chemicals like Polyethelyne Glycol (PEG) strips hair of its natural moisture, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) breaks down essential hair protein and reduces hair growth.
While we may be aware of the more complex names, what we don’t know is that sometimes the most unsuspecting ingredient plays a major role in damaging our hair. Silicone is a common ingredient in most shampoos and while it may have some pros, its disadvantages outweigh it. Silicone covers the cuticle of the hair giving the illusion of a shine when it actually prevents moisture and essential nutrients from entering the hair, which in turn makes the hair weak, dry and more susceptible to damage and breakage. Given its nature, it weighs hair down and increases product buildup which serves to damage hair even further.
This is where Nexxus steps in, this haircare brand has been in the hair industry for the past three decades and has built quite a name for itself, from both its salons and hair products. What makes it stand out from the rest is that Nexxus does not use silicone in its formulas so you’re not exposing your hair to harsh ingredients.
We’ll be limiting ourselves to the Nexxus Kerpahix Restorative Strengthening conditioner. An average bottle is around 13.5 ounces and you can find it for around $20 online. All Nexxus products give the best results when paired with its counterpart, so for best results use the Keraphix Restorative Strengthening Conditioner with the Restorative Strengthening Shampoo.
Results are visible after 2-4 washes and it’s recommended to use the conditioner twice a week. Its purpose is to provide collagen and various other essential amino acids to damaged hair which will serve to fix split-ends, restore the cuticle to its original form and to make hair less prone to breakage. It is made to cater exclusively for brittle, dry and damaged hair.
The Kerphix Restorative Strengthening Conditioner does the job to quite an extent, however, given how expensive it is compared to other conditioners, the Kerphix Restorative Strengthening Conditioner does not live up to its hype.