When I got my hair highlighted, I found it difficult to comb after washing it, even though I had only a medium-length haircut. Shampoo, condition, and still very tangled.
My hairstylist told me she used Nexxus Headress Volumizing Leave-In Conditioner when she did my hair. I put down the $9 and bought a 5-ounce container, rationalizing that I could lose $9, but I could gain easy-to-comb hair once again.
The directions vaguely state "apply to palm of hand." My hairstylist clarified this, telling me to use a pea-sized amount, no more. I found that a pea-sized amount of Nexxus Headress was just the right amount.
Nexxus Headress promises that it "increases body, improves combability, instantly releases tangles and adds incredible lustre." How did it succeed at fulfilling these promises?
Body and Lustre
I have thick, but very fine hair. If I don't use styling products, I wind up with hair that both lays flat to my head AND prone to flyaway at the slightest breeze. My primary body/control source is mousse, and it works very well, so I'm comparing Nexxus Headress to it. Mousse alone does the job very well. Headress alone does very little to improve body, but it does add smoothness and keeps it from flying away too badly. This smoothness and slight addition to controlability gives the hair a slight sheen. I wouldn't call it "incredible lustre, " but it's certainly better than nothing.
Combability and Tangle-releasing
The primary reason I bought Nexxus Headress was to reduce tangles and make my hair easier to comb. It works excellently in this regard. Combing before Headress was a painful, hair-pulling experience. A pea-sized dab, massaged into the hair, made it as easy to comb as it was before I got the highlights that had dried out my hair.
I was worried that a leave-in conditioner would be too heavy and make my hair listless and greasy-looking. Happily, Nexxus Headress didn't weigh my hair down or make it look bad. The conditioner itself is a cloudy gel with a mild scent. I've found that small 5-ounce tube lasts several months.
Conclusion and recommendation
Nexxus Headress Volumizing Leave-In Conditioner adds a bit of body and luster to hair, but for detangling and increasing combability, it performs stellarly. At $9 for a tube of gel that lasts a very long time, I consider it a great value. If you're looking for a detangling leave-in conditioner that won't weigh your hair down, give Nexxus Headress a look.
Nexxus Headress Volumizing Leave-In Conditioner Ingredients:
Water (Aqua), Panthenol, Cetyl Alcohol, Wheat Flour (Triticum Vulgare) Lipids, Keratin Amino Acids, Tocopheryl Acetate, Avocado (Persea Gratissima) Oil, Soybean (Glycine Soja) Sterol, Ceramide 3, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Alpha-glucan Oligo-saccharide, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Myristic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Sodium Chloride, Polyglyceryl-3 Distearate, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Glycerin, Magnesium Citrate, Cetrimonium Bromide, Stearalkonium Chloride, Peg-75 Lanolin, Stearyl Alcohol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Polysorbate 60, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance (Parfum).