Nexxus Shampoo Review 2024 [I Tried It]

Key Takeaway: Nexxus shampoo worked for me! It reduced damage and made my hair soft, but some downsides exist. Ideal for damaged hair, but be aware of potential irritants.

About 2 years ago, I dipped my black straight hair into a dramatic blonde ombré dye job.

And since then, I have changed my hair color every two months. I would curl them into waves daily before going to my office.

But it didn’t take me long enough to realize that my hair was getting more damaged with all these perks. I call it “rough straw-like threads.”

Then, one day, my colleague and my best friend recommended using Nexxus, and in her words, “It was my knight in the shining bottle.”

However, when I looked into it, consumers had left mixed reviews. So, to clear my confusion, I decided to try it. 

Nexxus Shampoo Review

And now, after using Nexxus for 3 months straight, I think I can write a Nexxus shampoo review for you.

So, now, without further ado, let’s dive right into it. Shall we?

Nexxus Shampoo Review

Nexxus shampoos are salon-quality shampoos that claim to moisturize severely damaged, dry hair.

It uses powerful natural ingredients to restore the hair proteins that strengthen your hair. With powerful formulas, Nexxus has solutions to all your hair problems.

In addition, Nexxus uses a lightweight, silicone-free formula that repairs the reawaken and replenishes the hair.

Nexxus offers a variety of shampoos and conditioners for every type of hair that heal your hair and make it look smooth and fantastic all day long.

Finding a shampoo that could give me my healthy hair back was difficult, so I thank my friends for suggesting Nexxus.

Although I do not regret using Nexxus, there are still a few unpleasant things about it.

For instance, while shampooing my hair with Nexxus, I always feel my hair is somewhat greasy. The feeling soon vanishes once I apply the conditioner.

However, the greasiness is problematic for someone with thin hair like me. Few other consumers have also complained about it, so I guess it is not only me who feels it.

Is Nexxus Shampoo Good?

Nexxus is a shampoo brand that uses advanced technologies to create products that provide ultimate moisture to the hair.

And with the caviar complex and elastin protein, Nexxus will provide deep conditioning to your hair to make it smooth and silky.

The brand claims to be the ideal solution to severely damaged hair. If we look at the ingredients of Nexxus Therappe shampoo, it contains hydrolyzed keratin, hydrolyzed elastin, and collagen amino acids. All these ingredients promote hair strengthening.

For someone living in a humid area, my brittle, dry, and lifeless hair has become smooth and soft after using Nexxus.

I love the scent of Nexxus shampoo, which is refreshing. It contains ingredients that reduce frizz and improve hair strength.

However, few consumers have found the smell unpleasant, which I am not sure why because, for me, it is fine. So, it might not work for you if you are sensitive to odor.

The brand also uses a preservative DMDM hydantoin in their shampoos, which I am unsure why because it causes hair loss.

Although I personally didn’t face such an issue, it still doesn’t make sense why they would use it in the first place.

However, I have seen a huge difference in my hair after using Nexxus.

Overall, Nexxus shampoos are safe to use as they are enriched with proteins, providing strength and moisture to the hair. So, if you want soft and healthy hair, Nexxus is your go-to brand.

Is Nexxus Shampoo Sulphate-free?

No, Nexxus shampoos are not entirely sulfate-free, but they contain minimized Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulphate, also known as SLES.

Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulphate and Sodium Laureth Sulphate are anionic detergents added to shampoos and other cosmetic products due to their foaming and cleaning properties.

Although sulfates are good for cleaning all the dirt and oil from the hair, a high quantity of sulfates can damage the hair by stripping the moisture from it.

Also, long-term use of SLES can irritate. I used many shampoos that made my scalp itchy and dry due to the too many sulfates they had in them.

However, I felt no irritation while using Nexxus, and my hair was clean. So, for me, it did work, but it might not work for you.

Because according to consumer reviews, it has caused allergic reactions in some people. So, if sensitive skin is prone to irritation, using Nexxus is a little risky.

Overall, the shampoo is really good, and if you haven’t noticed any reactions or redness, it means it has worked out for you.

However, you should contact your doctor if you notice any redness or feel itching.

Is Nexxus Shampoo Cruelty-Free?

Is Nexxus Shampoo Cruelty-Free

Nexxus claims they do not test on animals and are working on ending animal testing.

However, Nexxus is a brand that comes under Unilever and is known to produce products that are tested on animals. All brands with Unilever as their parent company are directly or indirectly involved in animal testing.

Unilever states that suppliers or third parties test their finished products and ingredients on animals. Nexxus may offer some vegan products, but it is not a cruelty-free brand.

Moreover, when I looked up the cruelty-free brands on PETA‘s website, Nexxus wasn’t listed among them.

Honestly, it shocked me because I have always been against animal testing.

So, if you want 100% ethically sourced shampoo, I suggest you find an alternative cruelty-free brand.

Are Nexxus Shampoos Good For Curly Hair?

Let me clarify: dealing with curly hair is a tough nut to crack. On top of that, if they are damaged and dry, it sounds impossible to find a shampoo that works for them.

The same goes for my sister. Unlike me, she is blessed with brown curls, but when it came to caring about her hair, she was way more careless than I was.

So, while buying a Nexxus for myself, I bought one for her two. Surprisingly, her hair became smooth just after a few washes.

Nexxus claims their powerful formulas will give your hair great moisture, flexibility, and strength.

However, according to internet experts, Nexxus products contain SLES that is harmful to curly hair.

Although the brand states that the SLES is not in large quantities, it is still risky.

We had no idea that SLES could damage curly hair, but fortunately, it worked for my sister and didn’t harm her hair in any way. If you want to try it, Nexxus has a wide range of products for curly hair.

So, overall, Nexxus shampoos are great for people with curly hair. 

Pros and Cons of Nexxus Shampoo

  • Minimized levels of Sodium Lauryl Sulphate
  • Moisturize and nourish hair
  • Some products are vegan
  • Hydrolyzed keratin and Hydrolyzed elastin
  • It might irritate sensitive skin
  • Not transparent about animal testing
  • Contains DMDM Hydantoin 

Final Words

In conclusion, I think Nexxus shampoos are a great bang for the buck.

I am sure I will purchase them again because they have made my hair feel smooth, strong, and soft.

However, whether to choose Nexxus or not depends on your personal preferences.

And mostly on whether it suits you or not. It might not work for you but do wonders for others. The truth can only be found out by using it yourself.

So, I suggest you try it if your hair is severely damaged.

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Crystal Hafley Author

Crystal Hafley is a dedicated writer and content creator for WorstBrands, where she specializes in writing insightful reviews about kitchen appliances and fashion products.

With her expertise, Crystal provides readers with accurate and reliable information to help them make informed decisions about the brands and products they use every day. When she's not researching or writing, Crystal enjoys cooking and exploring the latest fashion trends.

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