Nexxus Humectress Ultimate Moisturizing Conditioner Versus Biolage by Matrix Ultra-Hydrating Balm

Choosing a good hair conditioner meant for curly hair is a challenging task. Most curly hair conditioners either weigh your hair down or don’t moisturize enough. I have tried hundreds of curly hair conditioners in my lifetime. Here is a comparison of Nexxus Humectress Ultimate Moisturizing Conditioner Versus Biolage by Matrix Ultra-Hydrating Balm. Both of these curly hair conditioners can be bought online at their prospective website, in a salons, and sometimes in a quality drugstore.

On a quest to understand why curly hair is so dry I came across a little bit of interesting information. Because curly hair is so porous, it hampers it ability to absorb or retain any descent amount of moisture. This is what makes my hair permanently dry. While all curly hair is not coarse, I happen to have coarse porous curly hair and always on the lookout for good curly hair conditioners that provide the maximum amount of moisture fro the most reasonable price. I have used both Nexxus Humectress Ultimate Moisturizing Conditioner and Biolage by Matrix Ultra-Hydrating Balm in an attempt to deal with my overly dry damaged hair. I base my comparisons on two factors: thickness of the conditioner and the amount of breakage of my curly hair.

Thickness

Biolage by Matrix Ultra-Hydrating Balm is an amazingly thick moisturizing curly hair conditioner. It is definitley thicker than the Nexxus Humectress Ultimate Moisturizing Conditioner. It is applied just like a normal conditioner. You apply it to clean hair and then rinse out after a few minutes. When I use Biolage by Matrix Ultra-Hydrating Balm I find that my hair is softer, more relaxed, and definitley more manageable. I love to leave this super thick conditioner in my hair when I am at the beach. It gives added moisture and protection while I am in the sun. Just make sure you don’t get in the water with too much Biolage by Matrix Ultra-Hydrating Balm left in your hair or it will feel slimy. If you do though, just let it rinse naturally out like you would in the shower. A bottle of Biolage by Matrix Ultra-Hydrating Balm will cost you about $15, you get an 8 ounce bottle for that price. I think it is well worth it. This is especially a great shampoo for the winter months as well when dry air can really make my hair more course and dryer than normal.

Nexxus Humectress Ultimate Moisturizing Conditioner is a heavy conditioner. It goes on thick and creamy just like the Biolage by Matrix Ultra-Hydrating Balm, but it not quite as thick. The Nexxus Humectress Ultimate Moisturizing Conditioner is better at adding shine and luster to my hair while the Biolage makes my hair softer.

Breakage

I have found that I have less breakage to my curly hair when I use Nexxus Humectress Ultimate Moisturizing Conditioner compared to the Biolage by Matrix Ultra-Hydrating Balm. I bought this curly hair conditioner on the recommendation of my hairdresser. A bottle of Nexxus Humectress Ultimate Moisturizing Conditioner comes in at $33. This is a little expensive, but you do get 33.8 ounces, which should last you a few months. After using it for a month I found that it helped my hair color last longer and my hair felt also softer. When I returned to the salon for a hair cut and color my hairstylist told me she thought I could extend the time before my return visit by at least a week to two weeks, now that is a good result.

Smell Factor

Both the Nexxus Humectress Ultimate Moisturizing Conditioner Versus Biolage by Matrix Ultra-Hydrating Balm smell great. What curly hair condition doesn’t though? Biolage has a clean fruity smell that is very refreshing and light. The Nexxus Humectress smells just like any of the other Nexxus Products. Professional, clean, and light.

Overall I have to say that the Nexxus Humectress Ultimate Moisturizing Conditioner is a better conditioner for my curly hair. Any conditioner that will protect my hair, add elasticity (which prevents breakage), and make my color last longer is a winner. For a thicker conditioner though try the Biolage by Matrix Ultra-Hydrating Balm.

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