Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Staple Status | A Nexxus ProMend Review

After learning that split end repair is actually possible, I immediately sought out to get my hands on this magical ingredient.  The first purchase I made was a conditioner and leave-in from the Nexxus Pro Mend Series.
Check out the product's claims according to the Leave-In cream packaging:
"Transition split ends into healthy-looking hair with Nexxus ProMend.  The first product line to focus on true split end repair. It binds split ends back together in one use.  ProMend Leave-In Creme provides daily repair for split end problem areas. Use after each shower to bind up to 92% of split ends back together before styling, so ends look beautifully healthy and strong." 
There's also a nifty illustration on the box of a hair strand with several splits throughout the shaft, then one with the ProMend Technology wrapped around the follicle, and a third image of a perfectly healthy hair strand after treatment.

You all know I can get excited about stuff but I don't think I've ever been as excited to try a product as I was with ProMend.  So far, I've used it twice, and let me tell you, ProMend will be part of my regimen for LIFE!  I can't say for sure if I actually have hairs that were once split but now fully healed.  But I can tell you that my hair has felt amazingly smooth and healthy after each wash. I feel confident in saying that my cuticle layer is much smoother now than before ProMend came along.

On wash day, I mixed the conditioner in a small bowl with my Kanechom Shea Butter, Biolage Conditioning Balm, Baby Face Pure Protein and silk amino acids.  Everything comes together to make an amazing hair treatment.  Once applied, I steamed my hair and used my conditioning iron. After rinsing, I finish off with the ProMend leave in treatment and proceed to roller set.  Based on the short video, I showed in my previous post, it appears that the technology is best used when heat is involved.  I'm only saying this because the video showed the hair being repaired as it someone dried it using a blow dryer. When I'm rolling the hair, I don't notice anything different. But when I take down my rollers, man oh man!

My hair is smooth and silky.  Before I would experience some post rollerset breakage as I ran my hands through it.  Not no more!  The most obvious change to my hair, besides the smoothness, is how soft it is.  Not sure why that is but my hair seems softer, less stiff, than before ProMend came along.  Breakage has certainly reduced. I have way more confidence now when I'm man handling my hair. Since I already know that my hair loves ProMend, my next objective would be to pick up the overnight treatment.   Everyone within the sound of my voice should go out and get this.  You probably don't have anything in your possession that claims to heal the hair the way ProMend does.

Although I am beyond pleased with ProMend, my insatiable appetite won't let me rest until I've tried the Joico Split End Mender.  Since it's a professional level product, I'm curious to see if it's even better than ProMend. The Joico is on it's way to me as we speak so look out for a follow up review in the future.

*p.s. Nexxus also has a ProMend Curl Defining Creme as well for those who rock curly hair.*


  1. Awesome review Nadege! I've been a Nexxus fan for years but I was a bit skeptical of this line. I'm glad to see that you've had success with it!

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

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  2. Hmmm my inner product junkie has been awakened. Awesome product review!

    Courtnea of Finally Growing!

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  3. The overnight treatment makes my hair feel great so I became really disciplined in using it. Then I noticed breakage. It has sodium hydroxide and I think this may have something to do with it. Water , Propylene Glycol , Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine , Polyquaternium 37 , Polyquaternium 28 , Cyclopentasiloxane , Dimethicone , Cetyl Alcohol , Bis C13 15 Alkoxy PG Amodimethicone , Dicaprylate/Dicaprate , Aspartic Acid , Aminopropyl Dimethicone , Fragrance (Parfum) , Dimethiconol , PPG 1 Trideceth 6 , Glyceryl Stearate , PVM/MA Copolymer , C14 15 Alcohols , DMDM Hydantoin , Sodium Hydroxide , Disodium EDTA , Hexylcinnamal , Butylphenyl Methlyproprional , Limonene , Coumarin , Linalool , Alpha Isomethyl Ionone , Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut) , Keratin Amino Acid , Jasminum Officinale Flower (Jasmine) Extract

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