Bad hair days are part of my life. I can straighten my hair, leave the house with nice sleek hair and two hours later, pass a window and it looks like Medusa took over my head. I have this frizz thing happening that requires so much product that my hair looks a mess just after washing and styling. So haircare that helps with frizz without adding too much weight or product is a plus.
I recently tried out Nexxus City Shield, a new hair care line meant to battle not just frizz but protect your hair from environmental damage. Anyone who lives in the city knows how grimy you can feel after a day downtown compared to out in the ‘burbs or countryside so I had to try it right?
Nexxus City Shield Shampoo
An almost clear shampoo with decent consistency. Not so thick it is unworkable and not runny that you lose half of it in the shower. This salon quality shampoo is made with wheat protein to reawaken and smooth hair that is stressed by urban environments.
- Contains wheat protein and Indian Lotus Extract
- Silicone and colourant-free formula with Phyto Protein Complex
- Anti-humidity shampoo helps protect hair from frizz
- Designed to make all hair types more manageable
I can’t even tell you how much I love this shampoo. Ever since I cut my hair last year, frizz has been my life. I love Nexxus in general and while my usual mix of Therappe/Humectress works well, it is not perfect. Nexxus City Shield not only smells amazing but it almost feels like you don’t need conditioner! For my hair type, that is unheard of. I still used it to add the protection and because that frizz needs some weight added to it but a shampoo that doesn’t leave my hair feeling dry to begin with deserves five stars!
Nexxus City Shield Conditioner
Mean to smooth and nourish hair while restoring a protective barrier that helps to shield it from damage caused by the urban environment, this conditioner is softening and easy to rinse.
- Restores a protective barrier to hair
- Formulated with Phyto Protein Complex
- Helps improve hair’s manageability and protect hair from the environment
- Helps hair enjoy improved movement
Like the shampoo, the Nexxus City Shield conditioner smells amazing. A friend stayed the night and used it and I could tell as soon as I walked into the bathroom. She already bought a set after falling in love with the range too so it is not just me. It leaves hair feeling smooth without adding too much weight or product and my hair was easier to straighten than usual after using the duo.
Nexxus City Shield DD Creme
The line is great, but you need a little help keeping your style in shape against the humidity and mess downtown. Nexxus City Shield Damage Defense Hair Crème shields straight and fine hair from city-life damage while also providing soft hold for your style. Hair is left protected and nourished, formulated with lotus extract for a refreshing, manageable style that lasts throughout the day.
- With wheat protein and Indian Lotus Extract
- Leave-in crème, with Phyto Protein Complex
- Nourishing cream for hair leaves your style supple and adaptable
- Helps fine to medium hair stay smooth throughout the day
This is meant for fine hair. I have a mix of coarse wavy hair with finer hair mixed in which is what tends to get frizzy. Especially the parts around my face where there is less weight to the hair. The DD Creme still worked for all of my hair leaving me with straight hair that behaved all day despite spending some time in a topknot and a walk in the wind!
I have found my new shampoo and conditioner. I am not sure about the DD Creme, I typically need a little more hold but it is not designed for my hair type so not surprise there. Very little creme-wise would hold my hair so it lives up to and exceeds how I expected it to last given I usually need mousse and hair spray.
Nexxus City Shield is available at major retailers for around $14.99 for the shampoo or conditioner and $18.99 for the DD Creme. I have seen it on sale as an introductory offer though and Shoppers Drug Mart had a pile of $3 coupons attached to the display, so try it soon for a great deal!