About the time I hit 40, my hair started showing signs of aging. I love my hair, so that, of course, had me running to search for ways to strengthen and protect it. Lately there have been more and more products coming out aimed specifically at targeting concerns related to aging hair-something I particularly appreciate. The latest that I tried is Nexxus Youth Renewal. Heads up! At the end of this post is an opportunity for you to get a free sample!
Tips For Taking Care of Your Aging Hair
Before I get into discussing the Youth Renewal Products, here are a few overall tips for dealing with aging hair.
- Shampoo less: Unless your hair is oily, you do not need to shampoo every day. I find that my hair is much softer and manageable when I shampoo every other day or even every three days. In between, I might wet down my hair and apply a bit of conditioner if needed, although usually I just put it up in the shower under a cap.
- Use less heat: Years of blow drying, curling, and flat ironing takes it toll. If you can get away with air drying, do it. I can’t, because my gets pretty wild when I air dry, so I also aim to shampoo less in order to dry less.
- If you use heat, use a protecting spray or serum: Applying a leave-in treatment to your hair before drying will go a long way toward protecting it. In fact, the Youth Renewal Elixir is not a bad option. Nexxus also makes a really nice leave- in protecting spray that I have used quite a bit.
- Seek out moisturizing and strengthening products: As your hair ages, it looses strength and thins, especially the longer it is. I find that strengthening products that also have conditioning agents work the best for me. The Nexxus Youth Renewal line focuses on such combinations.
About Youth Renewal
Nexxus Youth Renewal is a full line of hair products that combats 8 signs of aging hair: Volume loss, breakage, roughness, less shine, dryness, brittleness, unruliness and loss of color vibrancy. The products are moisturizing and strengthening to heal and protect your hair.
I gave two products a try, Youth Renewal Conditioner and Youth Renewal Elixir. The Elixir is particularly amazing, so I’ll cover that first.
Nexxus Youth Renewal Elixir comes in a small bottle with a dropper. Don’t get concerned about the size, you only use a few drops each time. This is a leave-in product, which I was excited to try because I have read good things about it and, in my opinion, Nexxus has always done particularly well with leave-in treatment products. Simply rub a few drops on your palms and run it through damp or dry hair (or both, if you have extra frizz). The product is particularly good at fighting frizz and leaving a nice shine. I found that it really did a good job at leaving my hair smooth and soft and I thought it enhanced my hair color as well. This is going to become a regular use product for me.
Youth Renewal Conditioner is a good daily conditioner. Like the elixir, it leave hair soft and shiny. It was good at detangling, and I felt that it made my rougher areas where I have some gray hair (covered by color) softer and smoother. Paired with the Elixir, it is a nice conditioning and treating combination.
You can find these products at any local drugstore or big box retailer.
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NeXXus Youth Renewal combats 8 signs of aging hair. Our Vita-8 Complex helps improve color radiance, shine, strength, and volume, as well as reduce frizz.
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