I have this and it's conditioner in the litre-sized bottles. For a sulphate shampoo it's actually not as drying as I expected. I used Elasta QP moisturising shampoo for a while but started to feel that it wasn't really getting my hair as clean as I'd like. I wanted something that would cleanse my hair without drying out, and the Joico Moisture Recovery shampoo provides a happy medium for me.
Great shampoo! I noticed when shampooing my hair did not tangle or feel dry while rinsing. This shampoo as well as the conditioner appear to rinse clean! Also use the leave in detangler, it doesn't take much a little goes a long way. Great products!
My sister and I both had Brazilians done, she asked for a Sulphate free shampoo and was given the Moisture Recovery, we have been told that it is not a Sulphate free shampoo. I called the Salon today and was told by the owner that the company they get their products from told them that it is Sulphate free, according the her the other product (Yellow Bottle) sorry cant think of name now, left the clients hair hard and they have stopped using it and have been giving their Brazilian treated clients the Moisture Recovery and have had no complaints....My sister, who has fine oily hair was most upset with the product, she said it left her hair limp and oily....she had many surprised looks from people when she told them she had just had a brazilian done??? I mentioned this to the Owner of the salon and questioned why she had given someone with oily hair a shampoo for dry hair, said the shampoo worked different to others??? very confused, my sister who has gone back to Geneva, has left the shampoo with me, im afraid to use it as i would not like the treatment to be stripped from my hair.....any ideas??
This is the oddest shampoo. My first application produced no lather to speak of. The second was more normal, and reassured me I wasn't using conditioner instead of shampoo. My second surprise was that my hair didn't seem very moisturized. Clean, yes, and I was able to comb it easily, but I really did need to use a separate conditioner. Third , my scalp felt so clean afterward, it was almost uncomfortable. Kind of dry and tight. I have never experienced that with a shampoo before.
Subsequent uses reveal that the "moisture recovery" effect is cumulative. After a few times, I began to feel I was really using a moisturizing shampoo, and my hair needs less extra conditioner now. Using leave-in products like Sebastian's Potion 9, or Joico's K-Pak Color Therapy Restorative Oil took care of the weird scalp thing. Scrubbing less probably helps too.
The flip cap is hard to open with soapy hands.
I am undecided whether I might buy in future. I keep changing my answer to the above question from No to Yes and back again.
This shampoo is ok. I used to work for the company that distributed this in my city so I'm very familiar with Joico and what their products are. This shampoo smells good, and does a decent job of cleaning, but that's about it. Overall, I find that I need 2 shampoos to get a lather, and then it doesn't really moisturize as much as I need it to. The biggest CON for me is that it isn't safe for colored hair. Which I have. So I'll be moving on when this bottle is done.
This stuff is worth every penny! My hair is wavy and dry and fuzzy/frizzy on its own when I use drugstore shampoos on it. This product makes my hair shiny, silky, and bouncy. It smells divine (I often skip perfume because I love the way my hair smells so much that I don't want to cover it up!), lathers well for a sulfate free product, and feels wonderful when you rinse out. After shampooing, my hair feels soft and silky. I follow it up with the Moisture Recovery conditioner or the K Pak Intense Hydrator (use that one about once a week)
I love joico products! I use this in conjunction with the conditioner and it seriously transforms my hair everytime I use it. I have coarse, damaged, color treated hair that's dry, so moisture is very important for it. I always notice a difference after I use these two products. Scent is clean and not overpowering. I think this shampoo by itself is average, but paired with the conditioner makes it a fantastic combo. Ever since I started used joico products, I get so much more compliments on my hair. It definitely doesn't look as dry and it feels a lot smoother.
OMG, finally a shampoo I can picture myself repurchasing! I have dry, coarse hair with damage from heat styling, and I have tried Kerastase, AG, Biolage, Redken, Wen, and Dove (my favorite on this list, believe it or not), to name a few. None have been moisturizing enough to repair or prevent damage and split ends, and most have made my hair feel weighed down. This shampoo, along with the conditioner, has noticeably improved the health of my hair. My stylist, who lives and breathes Kerastase, commented on how much healthier my hair was when I got it cut last week. Equally awesome, it doesn't leave my hair feeling heavy or coated, but rather light and manageable. It lathers nicely and has a light, fresh scent. Overall great product!
Nothing special about this shampoo. My hair was drier after wards and it didn't recover my hair with moisture as I thought it would
I got this today and I loved it. I had tried the Kenra moisturizing shampoo/conditioner and it left my hair feeling dry and damaged. I gave it to my mom and she loved it. Anyway went and got this in the liter duo and loved the smell and the way it left my hair....soft, shiny, manageable not frizzy or flat. It's wonderful!!! I recommend it! My hair is normal but tends to get dry when I use my hot tools often like flat iron, curling wand etc. A+++++