Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Joico K-Pak Deep-Penetrating Reconstructor


RATING (out of 5 stars): 3 stars

COST: $15.95

THE SKINNY: Joico K-Pak Deep-Penetrating Reconstructor is a super-thick and creamy conditioning treatment that is just a little too much for every day use.

This is by far the thickest product I have ever used in the shower and washed out. (Think cocoa butter texture.) But it does the trick. The treatment makes my hair feel great (as my stylists said it would when she recommended the product) and is great between colorings to keep my tresses soft. I've been using it once a week and my color might even be holding up better this time around.

But it has a downside.

The product is so thick and so conditioning that one the day I use it, my locks look a bit limp after a couple hours. It is just too much moisture for my hair to have and make it through a whole day. I also can't use it at the roots unless I want to sport the greasy look. So condition and then plan on a ponytail for the day.

KEEP OR TOSS: Despite how it makes my hair act after use, I like the overall results and feel like my hair really is healthier. And at less than $20, it is not a bad deal for a salon product.

CHECK IT OUT: Find out more about K-Pak and which salons near you keep it in stock.

– Tested by Carrie