As a former pageant queen, I’m a firm believer that the higher the hair, the closer to God. That’s right, ladies, I like big, voluminous pageant hair. And to give my baby fine locks a boost, my hair takes a lot of high-temperature abuse.
Between the blow dryer and the hot rollers, my locks get no relief. Of course, this was no trouble when they were barely chin length, but now that my hair is well past my shoulder blades, fighting the damage has become a full-time job.
Last week, I reviewed a Nexxus product that promised to heal my split ends, but provided only temporary relief mixed with a healthy dose of lifeless hair. I was not pleased. So when a commenter suggested that I try Nexxus Emergencee Polymeric Restructuring Treatment instead, I decided to spend a few dollars on yet another miracle in a bottle.
Emergencee is certainly better than it’s creamy counterpart. It heals the dryness without weighing my hair down, and even helps my split ends. While far from a miracle cure, if used regularly (I applied it three times this week), it does help my heat afflicted locks.
My only real complaint is what a chore the product is to apply. The instructions encourage you to shampoo before use (ostensibly so the product can penetrate into the clean hair), leave the product on for several minutes, and then shampoo and condition again. For those of us with limited time in the morning, this means 15 minutes less sleep. So perhaps, this treatment is better left for a lazy Saturday morning.
If you’re looking for a moderately priced ($15) treatment for stressed tresses, I would certainly give Nexxus Emergencee product a whirl. It’s not a magic potion, but it does an acceptable job for the price. And sometimes, that’s really all a girl needs.