2/22/09

Suavenomics: Parts 2a and 2b. Nexxus shampoo and conditioner vs. Suave Humectant shampoo and conditioner

Nexxus Therappe vs Suave Humectant shampoo; Nexxus Humectress conditioner vs. Suave Humectant conditioner

Last Sunday was my wash day,so I took a break from my usual shampoo and conditioner to try out the Nexxus Therappe and Humectress this week. I will do a comparison with the Suave Humectant shampoo and conditioner to see how they measures up to the Nexxus products.

Nexxus Therappe shampoo $9.69* and Humectress conditioner $13.69* (13.5 oz)


The Test: I liked that both shampoo and conditioner were very rich and the shampoo lathered and cleansed really well. I also like the scent- they both had a yummy coconut smell that lasted a few days in my hair. They both left my hair very hydrated and soft, but they kind of weighed it down. After I blow dried my hair, it didn't have any movement like it usually does. I'm used to my hair swingin' and blowing in the wind, but all of this week, it did nothing.

my hair last week

Suave Humectant shampoo and Suave Humectant conditioner, both $2.69* (14.5 oz)

How does Suave measure up?: It says on its bottle that it "deeply moisturizes as well as Nexxus". First off, I want to say that I've been using the Suave Humectant conditioner for a couple of years now. I did a post sometime ago about my favorite cheap chicalicious hair products and it's on the list. I use it for co-washes to soften my new growth. Yesterday I washed and conditioned my hair with the Humectant shampoo and conditioner. I never used the shampoo before so this was my first time and it was pretty decent. Like the Nexxus products, the Suave left my hair very hydrated and soft, but guess what? My hair has movement and the Suave didn't weigh it down. I was happy with the results.

my hair today, after I blow dried and flat ironed. It feels much lighter. Got some swing action going on that I'm used to, lol.

In the end, I think I liked the Suave products better. The Humectant conditioner will always be a favorite of mine, but the shampoo is going to be a standby when I run out of my staple shampoo and is too lazy to go to the beauty supply store to get more, lol. Don't get me wrong, the Nexxus products were very good, they just weren't for me. Have you tried the Suave Humectant shampoo and conditioners? What did you think?
*prices from CVS

3 comments:

TeeThymeDiva said...

Okay, CC. So I was a Redkin gurl for a minute, then when I ran out I was about to go out and scoop up some Nexxus. Until...I read your post. A few weeks ago, CVS had the Suave line on sale so I snagged this shampoo & conditioner. While I've never used the Nexxus, I must say that my hair was soft and had movement as well after using the Suave. After applying my leave-in, I let my hair air dry.I applied my moisturizer and sealed. Then flat-ironed. I really liked the results. Thanks for mentioning this CC!

Dwana said...

Swing that weave...err.. hair girl! I wanna be like you when I grow up! LOL J/K
My hair never did like Suave :@( It gets nice reviews, too. I'll hate from the sidelines.

Tamia said...

Hand to God, one of the best conditioners I've ever used is Herbal Essences Hello Hydration.

I've never used the shampoo (I'm very particular about sulfates and whatnot), but that conditioner makes my hair feel like BUTTAH.

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