I like this. Joico has some great deals, I got this and the smoothing cream for only $15 bucks (should have been over $32). This smells fabulous, sort of like gingerbread. I left it on for 1.5 hours and then rinsed. It made my hair soft and healthy, and didn't weigh it down. I also used this for 5 minutes and notice much smoother, softer hair. My hair is highlighted and I blow dry it straight, and often follow up with a flat-iron, and this is going to be a great product for keeping it healthy looking, shiny and soft.
Not sure how I feel about this product. First off, this ain't cheap! lol, no kidding - I forked over a hefty $15 &change for it (and that doesn't even include the tax!) In my opinion, that's a lot of dough for a tube of conditioner. Then again, I am desperate to find that perfect deep conditioning treatment for my locks, and so I'm willing to pay the price for something if it delivers the promised results. I brought it home with high hopes and visions of silky smooth hair. (mainly from others' reviews of it on here). By the way, I have long, thick, course hair that tends to be rather dry and, therefore, damaged (thanks to regular use of a blow dryer + straightening iron). To get to my point, the first time I used it, I was not impressed. In fact, afterwards I had a nasty patch of irritation (rash?) on the back of my neck that took a few days to clear up completely. This made me upset, to say the very least. I grew increasingly more suspicious that the K-Pak I had held so highly might be the culprit..the results after drying and styling as usual were nothing miraculous either. But I thought "at least my hair's not any WORSE." (which is something I'd rather not have going through my head after just having paid nearly $20 for something that was supposedly a miracle product for the hair. sheesh!) I waited a week and a half, waited till the irritation on my neck vanished totally, and gave K-Pak another go. The second time, I do have to say that I was pleased with the end result. "PHEW!" I thought. At long last. My hair was indeed shiny and silky smooth, and it smelled pretty great too (like a tropical cocktail - refreshing). It defied the humidity better than usual, and I have to say that it remained true to its claims (finally). My conslusion is that you just have to try it for yourself and see...and, well, if you develop any form of a rash on the surrounding areas of skin, you won't be TOO shocked! Still, in the end, I give it the benefit of the doubt. I'll keep using, but that is likely only because I'd feel like a jipped fool for not using it, now that I paid for the stuff and own it.. lol...Good luck!
No luck w/ this product. At the time when I bought it, the SA told me this is very good for hair but it will make your hair feels hard and dry afterword. Because of all the rave on MUA so I decided to give it a try. Used it for about a month (twice a wk) my hair did not once feel soft or shiny after it. After I finish this bottle I will not buy it again.
This is a nice deep conditioner that doesn't weigh hair down and makes the hair feel really nice and soft afterwards. It lost a lippie for its smell though, which i wasn't the biggest fan of. Otherwise it was very nice.
Joico k-pak products are excellent for dry/damaged hair. I use the k-pak reconstructor about 1X-2X a week(depending on the condition of my hair). It really makes it soft,shiny and so healthy looking:) I chemically straighten my hair..so I am really picky about the products I use. This one is definately a winner. It also doesn't weigh your hair down at all.(I seem to have that problem alot with deep conditioners)
I've been using Joico products, including K-Pak intensive conditioner, for over six years & they are fantastic. They are extremely gentle (but effective) on color-treated hair. Everytime I get my haircut & the stylist asks what products I use, I proudly say "Joico." They are always impressed & say, "Oh, Joico is the best!" It's definitely worth the money too, IMO.
Attention highlighted heads: This product is great! After years of coloring and highlighting my hair, this is what has salvaged my hair. I've tried just about every product out there (from drug store brands to high end) and I keep coming back to this deep conditioner. I find that using it once a week does wonders for my hair. Highly recommend this for those who color their hair, have coarse hair (as I do), or dry damaged hair.
It's the best haircare product I have ever tried. I color my hair monthly and as if that wasn't enough I used to blowdry and iron them everytime I washed my hair, needless to say I had a nice rough broom for a head. But after I used this a couple of times (the first time I kept the stuff on my hair overnight) my hair is now nicely silky.
Of course I stopped with the ironing and I blowdry them rarely since I want to let them grow healthy, but K-Pac reconstrutor is *the* thing to use on damaged hair.
Love the tropical smell too.
I have just recently relaxed my very curly hair with Phytospecific Relaxer Index 1 (great btw), but my ends were dry to begin with from a relaxer I used a year ago. I used K-pak because I read about it in ALL my mags and I loved it. It made my hair super soft and it smells great. The only thing I don't like is that it's so watery, but really can't complain since it works so well.
I didn't like it at all. It was way too rich for my permed and double processed hair, plus it was hard to rinse out. It made my hair really limp.