In the past year I've literally done everything you can do to completely ruin hair - daily flat ironing, extensions, black dye, then 6 rounds of bleach. Surprisingly I still had hair but calling it fluff is probably more fitting. Thin, crunchy feeling fluff at that.
Enter an incredibly arrogant hairstylist who confronted me with the above facts and forced me to purchase the Reconstructor and the Intense Hydrator for an extortionate price. I took them home, tried them out and was pretty amazed. My hair felt like human hair again and lost the appearance of cotton candy, which makes this product a defnite winner for me.
I wash my hair with a silicone-free shampoo first - this is important to remove buildup and prep the hair for protein. Then I towel dry, apply K-pak, blast it with hairdryer and leave it on for 30-40min. You're supposed to use the Intense Hydrator afterwards but I found that was a very mediocre product - any moisturising hair mask should do.
As my hair is pretty damaged I find myself using K-pak weekly for now, I feel it washes out of my hair after 3-4 washes. If you have less damage, make sure not to use it too often because excess protein is not good for hair either. Oh, and for God's sake, this is NOT A CONDITIONER. It won't moisturise and detangle hair, it is a protein treatment and should be used accordingly.
Can I just say I adore the scent? It's the most modern and surprising olfactory experience a hair product has presented me with. This is how a night out on a beach smells like, stale Pina Colada, worn-off perfume and the scent of your skin after dancing in a crowded club. Love it and love the product too.
I've bought it in a package along with the shampoo and intensive hydrator, and I've only opened & used this one.
And I'm having a serious problem with it.
First of all, I have wavy hair, which is almost straight. I only have waves at the ends with some bounce in my roots, and it's straight in between.
Now, after I've used this product, some of my strands turned curly, and when I checked the texture, it was visibly damaged. The thickness of those strands were very uneven.
While I had used for two more times, number of curly & damaged strands increased.
Today, I used it for fourth time to make sure this is the one that's damaging my hair. I saw so many strands being curly while my hair was still damp, especially a lot of shorter, newly growing strands.
Once my hair was dried, those curles had been calmed down, with smooth and shiny overall.
However, I found 4 grey strands of hair from my soft black hair, and I'm so shock!
Could please someone answer me if this is what this product does to some people?
If so, what could be the problem that caused all this? continued >>
Okay I want to start off by saying, this is NOT a conditioner. It is a treatment with a high amount of protein which can dry out your hair if you use it every day as a conditioner. And to the person below me... as a hair dresser, don't ever buy your hair products at the drug store unless you're getting head and shoulders. The quality of the product is not guaranteed unless sold directly from a professional. I've seen first hand that drug stores basically charge you brand name prices, but what you're actually paying for is no better than suave. You're not getting the real deal. Now to my review- I was a little skeptical of this stuff the first few times I used it (I'd use it once a week) but after about a month of use my hair felt thicker, stronger, and softer than it did before I had even bleached it. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone with dry, brittle, or damaged hair. My hair was breaking off so badly from constantly coloring and bleaching it but this stuff seriously works miracles.
I would recommend this, but personally I don't feel it achieved HG status with me. My hair feels alright after using but still a little dry. I saw much more promising results after using Enjoy's Hair Mask, but when it comes to drugstore reconstructors I believe this is as good as it gets. It smells great and the price isn't astronomical. Joico is a reliable brand and none of their products have left me disappointed.
I really liked this, I bought it in a little set along with the intense hydrator. I used them in the shower and my hair has just been feeling so good! I love it.
I love this deep conditioner. It's my HG, as of right now. I love the smell of it, too. I have pretty dry damaged hair, and with this it just makes it so much better. I recommend this to all of my friends. It's amazing. If you don't want to spend the full price, Ulta usually has travel size bottles of it for a couple dollars. :)
I have this in the biggest size available and luckily my godsister is a hairdresser and gave this to my mother who shares this with me. She uses this product once a week while I use it about two times a month. My mother's hair is damaged with constant coloring and heat from hairdryers and she doesn't use a hair protectant. My hair is quite healthy besides the occasional coloring and chlorine exposure (I loove to swim) so once or twice a month is enough for my hair i think. YOU GUYS PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A CONDITIONER. If you have exremely dried hair you should use this twice a week max because if you use this stuff too much it will actually damage your hair because of the protein content in this stuff. When I was in highschool I used this for the first time and it was so great so I kept using it like once a week and i would leave it in for half an hour and i ended up with dry dry dry hair because I ended up using too much protein on my hair. So careful with this product.
I love this product. People say its impossible to heal split split ends without cutting them off but this seriously does the trick. After I put it in my hair I wait about 5 minutes to rinse it out. People say the conditioner makes your hair really soft, but I didn't really notice it in the shower, although my hair was soft when it dried. The conditioner consistency is a bit weird. It is a little chunky and separated, but this is seriously by HG conditioner. I do think the price is a bit to high but this is really an amazing product.
I will DEFINITELY keep this in my hair arsenal at all times. With this and the Intense Hydrator, my color-treated hair feels INCREDIBLY soft, smooth, and healthy. I clarify then leave this in while I shave, and in that small amount of time my hair rinses like a dream and dries like one as well. Make sure you don't overuse it, since protein can dry your hair after awhile if you don't need it.
Excellent treatment for protein reconstructing, which will strengthen hair with repeated use. A clarifying shampoo must be used before this product to removes all silicones. After this treatment, I do not condition, as others. However, all hair is very different and you can adjust to your needs. I have stopped using all silicone based products and over time, building back it's strength, my hair is well on it's way to health and manageability. Overuse of this treatment is not reccomended, as too much protein can be drying. For me 1x every 1-2 weeks is perfect. Great to use before coloring.