NOTE: There is some confusion about whether Nexxusis cruelty-free. That is because they were acquired by Unilever, who is decidedly not cruelty-free. Nexxus, as a separate entity, on its own is cruelty-free, so whether you want to support companies that are in and of themselves cruelty-free, but owned by a cruel parent company, is up to you.
Nexxus Salon Hair Care has been around for more than 30 years. The company’s philosophy is that “truly beautiful hair requires a deeper approach. Nexxus science goes deeper to transform your hair so it acts as beautifully as it looks.” The company claims that its products have been scientifically proven to help restore and strengthen hair. In addition, Nexxus products are never tested on animals.
Nexxus cruelty-free shampoos are categorized according to solution, or product line. Solutions include botanical, clarifying, control & holding, color protection, curl enhancing, moisturizing, smoothing, strengthening and volumizing. Product Lines include Nexxus’ Signature Line, Dualiste and Nourishing Botanicals. The Signature Line includes shampoos such as Aloe Rid gentle clarifying shampoo, Color Assure replenishing color care, Diametress volumizing shampoo, Sleektress soothing Shampoo, Simply Silver color toning and Therapee moisturizing shampoo.
Dualiste features shampoos such as color protection + volume shampoo, color protection + intense hydration shampoo and color protection + anti-breakage shampoo. Nexxus product lines feature accompanying conditioners, treatments and other styling products such as mousse and gel. Nourishing Botanicals includes “Botanoil” nourishing botanical shampoo with an accompanying conditioner called “Botanphuse.” The line also features a leave-in conditioner called “Botanluxe.”
Nexxus Nourishing Botanicals contain ingredients such as natural rose hip oil and naturally sourced amaranth protein as well as pumpkin, sunflower, grape, bergamot and oat protein. This makes Nexxus Botanicals the perfect choice for vegans and vegetarians alike. Reviewers mention that Botanoil leaves their hair feeling soft and looking shiny. Reviewers have used the product an average of 20-30 years with excellent results. I t is important to note that many reviewers recommend this product for dry, damaged, limp or color-treated hair.
Nexxus products are also popular with individuals with curly or wavy hair. The company’s curl enhancing products include Alluring Curls (elixir) and Gorgeous Curls (curl enhancing foam styler). In addition to the Signature Line, which is excellent for wavy, curly, or frizzy hair, Nexxus smoothing products are effective on this unique hair type. Smoothing products in clued Heat Protexx (heat protection styling spray), Hydra Sleek (silken smoothing conditioner), Sleek Memory (straightening smoothing spray), Sleek Style (smoothing cream) and, of course, Sleektress shampoo.
Nexxus manufactures several specialty products just for salons. These include Phyto Organics, Vitatress, and Serum. Phyto Organics is a natural plant bases hair care system that contains ingredients such as quinoa, exotic botanicals and rare plant and flower aromatherapy essences from around the world. The system includes shampoos, conditioners and styling products. Vitatress was created for frail and thinning hair. The system includes biotin cleanser and scalp cream, food supplement, b5 liquid gel, vitahold mist and cystine conditioning treatment. Vitatress products contain ingredients such as licorice root, red algae, ginseng, ginkgo biloba and soy estrogens. And finally, the Serum restorative hair system targets damaged, over-processed hair with ingredients such as orange flower, ylang ylang, coconut, bamboo extract, shea butter, alfalfa, pineapple, sandalwood, lime, marshmallow and Indian vanilla.
If you are interested in purchasing Nexxus products, you may purchase them in the hair care aisle at grocery stores, in drug stores and at club retailers. You can also purchase them at beauty supply stores and at Ulta.
Nexxus Contact Information
Nexxus is owned by Alberto-Culver Company. The company address is: