Nexxus is a professional hair care brand. There are three Nexxus product lines: Signature, Dualiste and Nourishing Botanicals. Within those three lines are shampoos designed to target specific hair needs. Most shampoos include sodium laureth/lauryl sulfates, which, according to Natural Health Information Centre, hold potential dangers. "Soaps and shampoos containing sodium laureth sulfate can lead to direct damage to the hair follicle [and] skin damage..." These ingredients are listed on the back of many bottles.
Nexxus Signature Line
In the Signature Line there are six shampoos: Therappe, Aloe Rid, Color Assure, Diametress, Simply Silver, and Sleektress. Therappe is the line's moisturizing shampoo; it's ingredients include: Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide DEA, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Polyquaternium, Citric Acid, Coumarin, Styrene/VP Copolymer, Panthenol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Sodium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Methylisothiazolinone, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Magnesium Citrate, Honey, Allantoin, Propylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-3 Distearate, Urtica Dioica Extract, Rosemary, Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract, Polysorbate 60, Chamomilla Flower Extract, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Myristic Acid, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Wheat Flour Lipids, Avocado Oil, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Soybean Sterols, Alpha-Glucan Oli, gosaccharide, Ceramide 3, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Tocopheryl Acetate.
Nexxus Dualiste Line
The Dualiste Line is Nexxus' color protection product line. There are three shampoos: color protection and anti-breakage, color protection and volume, color protection and intense hydration. Color protection and anti-breakage's ingredients include: Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Laureth Carboxylate, Propylene Glycol, Glycol Distearate, Polyquaternium, Fragrance, Cocamide MEA, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Sodium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Red 33, Blue 1, Ext. Violet 2.
Nexxus Nourishing Botanicals Line
Nourishing Botanicals line only has one shampoo, Botanoil. This shampoo is supposed to keep the hair manageable and shiny. Its ingredients include: Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Laureth-6 Carboxylate, Polyquaternium, Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Disodium EDTA, Styrene/VP Copolymer, Limonene, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Sunflower Seed Oil, Methylisothiazolinone, Grap Seed Oil, Rosa Canina Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Pumpkin Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Amaranth Protein, Citrus Bergamot Fruit Extract, Propylene Glycol.
In all three lines, with the exception of Signature Line's Simply Silver, the first five ingredients are Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, [and] Sodium Laureth-6. The shampoos share many of the same ingredients besides these five as well, despite different plant or fruit oils.