Beauty

    How You Can Take Better Care of Your Hair

    July 12, 2016
    Nexxus

    This post is sponsored by Nexxus New York Salon Care, a product of Unilever, as a part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.

    I’ve tried a ton of different things to improve my overall health and well-being – I used to religiously take boutique fitness classes leading up to my wedding, I bought a spin bike when I moved to my new home, I started taking vitamins. But when it comes to my hair, I haven’t put that same amount of effort in.

    I’ve washed my hair with awful shampoo found in gym locker rooms, and have been known to steal hotel shampoos before – and use them at the gym or when my supply at home is running low. I’m sure many of you are guilty of that too! One time in a pure moment of desperation, mostly because I mistakenly packed the wrong bathroom supplies, I even used a shower gel to wash my hair.

    So if I put all this effort into trying to (somewhat) look my best, why not do the same for my hair? With the right products, you can make sure your hair looks nourished and vibrant, just like you.

    Recently I tried Nexxus New York Salon Care hair products and with my frizzy hair, was excited to give the OIL INFINITE line a try. This oil-infused system consists of Nexxus New York Salon Care OIL INFINITE Rebalancing Shampoo ($11.99), Nexxus New York Salon Care OIL INFINITE Restoring Conditioner ($16.99) and Nexxus New York Salon Care OIL INFINITE Nourishing Oil ($17.99). This system has a unique blend of precious oils, including Babassu and antoxidant-rich Marula to help smooth your hair and give it shine. I have super thick hair, so this was perfect for me – my husband said I was glowing with my new look.

    Picture on the left with my old shampoo routine is after washing, blow drying and straightening my hair. Photo taken about 2 hours post straightening, in the fall. On the right, a hot summer day, photo taken 6 hours after a straightener touched my hair!

    Picture on the left with my old shampoo routine is after washing, blow drying and straightening my hair. Photo taken about 2 hours post straightening, in the fall. On the right, a hot summer day, photo taken 6 hours after a straightener touched my hair!

    In addition to the shine and smooth finish, the collection is formulated with Protein Care Actives that penetrate the hair fiber to repair protein structure and make your hair strong. Additionally, both the shampoo and conditioner have concentrated Elastin, Keratin and Wheat Proteins to make your hair strong and more manageable.

    Using this system was pretty easy. I washed my hair with the shampoo (twice like I normally do) and then used the conditioner. It was recommended to use for 3 minutes, so I tried to do as much as I could during that time it worked its magic. Sometimes I grew impatient, and I still left having great hair.

    With the Nexxus New York Salon Care OIL INFINITE Nourishing Oil, I could use this damp or on dry hair. I opted to use it to smooth out my hair and reduce the frizziness by putting it on after I blew dry and straightened my hair. If your hair is pretty tangly, you may want to put on while damp.

    In addition to these products, I was also able to try the Nexxus New York Salon Care Mousse + Volumizing Foam, Nexxus New York Salon Care Maxximum Finishing Mist and the Nexxus New York Salon Care Dry Shampoo Refreshing Mist. I liked that on the bottles, the mousse and the mist indicated the level of hold, and all three products had a stylist recommendation on how to use. The mousse is perfect as it becomes more humid out to help keep your hair style, and I loved that this was a light hold and the mousse too felt light. I shudder as I think of all my crunchy curls in college! The mist was similar – while it offered a stronger hold to help lock in my final look, it felt lightweight.

    I’m a sucker for dry shampoo. I hate washing my hair and the only thing I like about washing my hair is when it’s done being dried and styled, because I know I won’t have to do anything for two more days. With this product, it can help me keep my hair going longer when it gets greasy and I loved the scent – it reminded me of strawberries!

    If you are interested in learning more about Nexxus New York Salon Care, you can find them on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

    What are your favorite hair products? Share them with us!

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