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REVIEW: Nexxus Humectress Intense Hydrating Masque

Earlier this week I received my complimentary Nexxus VoxBox from Influenster. The Nexxus VoxBox contained the Nexxus Humectress Intense Hydrating Masque.

Nexxus Humectress Intense Hydrating Masque

This hydrating masque is promoted to be a moisturizing solution for normal to dry hair. It also promises deep hair hydration that will last for 24 hours. This masque also utilizes a protein complex, so if your hair is sensitive to protein please use sparingly. The Nexxus Humectress Intense Hydrating Masque came in a single use packet.

The consistency of the masque was a bit weird when I first opened the packet. It was watery  but “chunky.” I shook the packet a little and consistency was the normal creamy consistency of most hair masque. (It may have separated because of the heat while shipping). The smell was very distinct, but it is not off-putting or overbearing. It is not a fruity smell. It is more on the chemical side. The smell doesn’t linger after rinsing the masque out.

How Did I Use the Intense Hydrating Masque?

Shampoo.

I shampooed my hair with Ouidad’s Water Works Clarifying Shampoo. I normally do a clarifying wash before doing a hair masque or intense treatment. This allows my hair to absorb all the effects of the product fully and removes any product build-up.

Apply Nexxus Humectress Intense Hydrating Masque.

While my hair was still soaking wet, I applied a small amount of the mask to my hair. I spread the small amount throughout the entire length of my hair. It’s okay if it doesn’t cover every strand, the next step will ensure even coverage.

Divide Hair into Small Sections and Finger-Detangle.

I would take a small section of hair, add more water and a pea-sized amount of the Nexxus Humectress Intense Hydrating Masque. Then, I would finger-detangle the entire section. Finger-detangling with conditioner in gives me more defined curls once I get to the styling step. It is also a gentler way to detangle. I repeated this step until all my hair was coated and detangled.

Let the Masque Work Its Magic

Let the masque sit for five to ten minutes.

Rinse

I rinsed my hair with cool water. I don’t “disturb” my hair during this step. I just let the water run over it, till the water is clear (meaning no residual product). Manipulating your hair during this step can create tangles, which would be a major let down after the time you just spent detangling it.

Style Hair

While my hair is still soaking wet, I apply my styling products:

And then air dry. Again I try not to mess with the curls to avoid any tangles. I smooth the products through from the roots to the end, focusing more on the ends. Then let my curls do their thing.

Final Thoughts

My hair had a very lustrous look and feel after rinsing my hair. It also didn’t have an oily residue. I am writing this post on day three post wash, and my hair is still very moisturized and defined. I have not added any additional product since wash day.

Curls are still poppin’.
The masque lived up to its claims in my opinion. It was very hydrating, in a good way. Not the way that just sits on top of your hair to make it look moisturized. I would definitely buy this product.

Will you? If you do, leave a comment below and tell me what you think! 

What’s Influenster?

Influenster is a free program that connects brands with customers. You create a personalized profile that asks you questions about your interest, your lifestyle, hair type, skin type, etc. Your profile will determine if you are a good match for certain products. For example, if you are a mother, you will have a higher chance of receiving baby products.

Influenster gives users the chance to test and review products. So Influenster sends you goodies (if you are a match) and then you will have to leave a review or complete other tasks to unlock a badge. The more you do and interact, the more likely you will receive more boxes. Your social media network also plays an important role. The more networks you’re involved in and the more followers you have on each network, the higher your impact score will be.

Learn more about Influenster

Influenster likes to see genuine responses and interactions between users and brands. Interested? You can use my referral link to sign up! It’s 100% free.

I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. Don’t forget to read a few of my other product reviews.

Sincerely, Ash

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