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Shampoo - Joico - K-Pak Color Therapy

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rated 4.3(39 reviews)

  • Average Rating: 4.3
  • 76% would buy again
  • Package Quality: 4.3
  • Price: $$$

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 1/23/2015 6:50:00 AM More reviews by mariella99

Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown

Until now, my shampoo of choice for my coloured hair was Biolage. It's what my colourist uses and that was good enough for me. And I was very happy with it (except for the lid, which was a real pain to open). Then I saw the reviews here for K-Pak Colour Therapy and knew I had to give it a try. Well, I LOVE this stuff. For starters, it distributes through my hair more easily, as it's more "liquid-y" than the Biolage, which is a clear shampoo with a thicker and slightly more gel-like texture. Colour Therapy seems to lessen the fading too. I'll continue to use Biolage since I've got a practically full litre sized bottle of it and so I'll want to finish it off (unless I fob it off on hubby, whose hair isn't coloured but he'll use any shampoo on his hair). But K-Pak Colour Therapy has already (in 3 or 4 weeks' of use) become my new favourite.

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 12/16/2014 4:38:00 AM More reviews by Emma13

Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Green

I used to use the regular K-pak shampoo and loved it, so I was hoping the color therapy version would be as good. And it is. My hair is fine, naturally wavy and frizzy, and I recently had it coloured (semi-permanent). This shampoo is very rich and creamy, it lathers beautifully and leaves my hair feeling nice. I have a tricky scalp which reacts badly to many shampoos (e.g. just about everything by Kerastase, most drugstore shampoos) it may be I have a touch of seb derm or scalp psoriasis; however this shampoo does not aggravate it at all. A little goes a long way, you don't need to use much at all. Excellent product.

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rated 4 of 5 top reviewer on 10/2/2014 6:43:00 AM More reviews by aznmnkygrl808

Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown

This shampoo is the bomb!! Cleans my hair without drying it. Smells like plants??? Really earthy. I use this in conjunction with the color therapy conditioner. Definitely would repurchase!

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rated 5 of 5 on 9/10/2014 5:27:00 PM More reviews by amberlightsss

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue

This might be the best shampoo I have ever tried. EVER. And I've tried a lot of shampoos. :)

My hair is really fine and thin with waves/curls. My hair also gets oily really fast, I guess 24 hours after last shower, which means I wash my hair every day. This stuff doesn't make my hair greasy faster than usual, which is a big plus for me. It lathers really well and it's cleansing my hair 100%. My hair is dyed black and brown with highlights, and this stuff makes my hair colour glow and shine. It doesn't wash out my hair colour. Love it!

The smell is a bit strong but I got used to it (after using sweet scented shampoos for years haha) and I really like it now. The conditioner is really good aswell.. Will buy this stuff over and over again, probably forever, it's amazing. :)

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rated 3 of 5 top reviewer on 6/2/2014 4:01:00 PM More reviews by sprite26

Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I really wanted to love this product, but I found it to be just okay. Joico makes my HG shampoo (Moisture Recovery) but I was curious to try their K-Pak Color Therapy just to see if I'd like it as much. Turns out I don't.
It's a perfectly fine shampoo that lathers up nicely, rinses out cleanly, has a lovely scent. But it leaves my hair a tad dry. Not quite as easily manageable and when I use Joico's MR. Also, my hair color actually seems to have faded since I switched over to this shampoo, which I wasn't expecting at all.
When it comes to shampoo, I feel like you don't need to spend a ton of money unless it's for a product that delivers really excellent results. I don't think this one does. This is better than most drugstore shampoos and yet I don't love it enough to buy it again.

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rated 5 of 5 on 5/27/2014 3:59:00 PM More reviews by beautyjunkie93

Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue

I've tried almost everything on the market and I always find myself going back to Joico. I have never had such healthy hair using anything else. My hair is shoulder-length, highlighted, and naturally curly (frequent drying and straightening). I alternate the K-Pak Color Therapy shampoo & conditioner with the Moisture Recovery shampoo & conditioner. I won't ever make the mistake of buying anything else again!

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rated 5 of 5 on 5/7/2014 3:09:00 PM More reviews by slfalk

Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Hazel

This is the only shampoo and conditioner I use on my hair - it's so worth it.

I have dual-process salon colored hair - red highlights and "my brunette but better" - this shampoo keeps the color vibrant and gorgeous, and keeps my fine but thick, straight hair under control. No greasiness or issues with manageability, either.

My husband uses this, too (since it's in the same shower, lol) and he says it's great - not drying to his scalp and a little goes a long way.

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rated 5 of 5 on 3/8/2014 5:19:00 PM More reviews by ntapia

Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown

Ok, so i hadn't really given salon shampoos a shot. I tried them here n there but didn't find anything too special about them. I figured that drug store shampoo and conditioner worked just as well. Well, I found a new favorite. I tried the Joico K-Pak Color Therapy shamp/cond. and loved them. My hair feels so clean and the 'feel' seems to last a couple of days. My hair feels lightweight but well conditioned. I will definitely keep buying.

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rated 5 of 5 on 7/15/2013 7:20:00 PM More reviews by giggles292

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown

I have been using this for a week now and my previously bleached wavy hair is so much softer and not as frizzy. I bought this since it was on sale so cheap; a liter of this from ULTA for $15.99! Luckily I only bought one set (shampoo and conditioner) since after reading the reviews here on MUA about these bottles going bad after 8 months due to the breakdown of the proteins. After I finish these bottles if there is another sale at ULTA I will definitely repurchase since I love the smell, the way my hair feels clean, and the high lathering properties of this shampoo which are the most important qualities I look for in a shampoo.

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rated 4 of 5 on 6/24/2013 6:04:00 PM More reviews by shandwork

Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green

When I first tried this shampoo I was disappointed and put it away at the back of my vanity. I decided to give it another go because I just really couldn't believe it wasn't any good.
I put my glasses on and read the tiny print on the back of the bottle which said " Apply to wet hair and lather. Rinse. REPEAT."
Maybe that's what I had been doing wrong, only shampooing once. I didn't think that could be it because my hair was dry and frizzy, so washing it twice made no sense. But I thought I would use exactly as directed and see what would happen.
Well, believe it or not it made a huge difference to shampoo twice and then use the matching conditioner. My hair was beautifully soft and manageable. I only used a little curl cream on ends of hair and that was it. Perfect.
So if you have this shampoo and it didn't quite perform as would have liked, try washing with it twice. It made a huge difference on my frizzy hair.

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