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Rated 4.28 out of 5 stars
It is mid May 2020 and during the last liter sale I was going to purchase the Joico Kpak shampoo/conditioner (which btw has been the only brand of shampoo/cond to literally make my hair really grow) but I read the reviews on this Joico defy damage shampoo and also the reviews on the Biolage Advanced Fiberstrong Shampoo/Conditioner For Fragile Hair. Both the Joico and Biolage had great ingredients but each had two specific things they claimed to do so being tugged in both directions I decided to try the Joico Defy Damage in the shampoo and the Biolage Advanced Fiberstrong For Fragile Hair in the conditioner.
1st use I thought ok, good lather for shampoo, smell isn't my fav however it isn't bad, just what I call a normal shampoo smelling shampoo. Then I used the conditioner, not heavy at all & washed out clean, the smell was ok & I could run a paddle brush through my hair with ease. I HAVE DRY, THIN, FINE, BLEACHED HAIR!! Normally I wld not have double branded like I did (I'm 53 and old fashioned) but I
really wanted the 2 specific ingreds from each brand
& after using both together for a month I am honestly amazed at how healthy, soft & strong my hair is.
I am 53 yrs old and started indoor tanning at 18 yrs old. My hair was a dirty blonde but the tanning beds severely lightened my hair so for 35 yrs I have bleached my hair roots with (get ready...) Loreal "boxed" hair color LB01 and have always had dry hair until I used Joico. I haved tried their Kpak and the purple Joico but after using the Joico Defy Damage Shampoo and Biolage Advanced Fiberstrong Conditioner For Fragile Hair TOGETHER I can and will say my hair is the softest, strongest and healthiest it has ever been in my life! This is the absolute truth and I would recommend the two of those products together. I have tried many high end, drugstore and middle of the line brands on my hair and nothing compares until now. I hope this helps put someone on the path to a healthy head of hair. God Bless.
Absolute worst shampoo I've ever used in my life. Which yes, sounds dramatic. I wanted a slightly cheaper option that my usual favorite Wella Fusionplex shampoo. But this turned my normal, fine hair into the exact opposite of anything anyone would want. Greasy, sticky and completely flat roots immediately after I washed my hair. Super dry ends. I have fine hair that no matter what shampoo I use, I can easily run my fingers through it but not at all with this shampoo. My scalp all of a sudden is itchy and there is now dandruff out of nowhere, which I have never had a day in my life before this shampoo. I've used it twice, in case the first time was a fluke, but its been the same both times. A shame since the smell of this shampoo is so good! But I just cant use it.
Kelly from Newark, NJ
I wanted to love this shampoo because I love the purple joico shampoo. However, this made my hair so greasy. I can usually go a couple days without shampooing my hair but with this shampoo I felt I need to wash my hair again the next morning. My head was so itchy and hair already greasy. Very disappointed. It does smell really nice though.
SimpleB from CA
I am so dissapointed in this shampoo, i purchased it based on the amazing reviews. and it was a waste of money.....i have been trying to improve my hair for the past couple of months after bleaching, i purchased the shampoo/ conditioner, and hair mask, it stripped my hair color, and my hair is dead, like really dry and brittle and just terrible i feel like this shampoo made it worse. i purchased these products thinking it would help and i was wrong.
Sheri from Phoenix,Arizona
My hair overtime has been a stubborn ,extremely dry frizzball of a mess to deal with these past few years. I have tried multiple high end and both "natural" vegan sulfate free products. Even my hairdresser was shocked at how dry and damaged my hair was (never dye it and rarely put heat on it) this whole Joico defy damage line is the ONLY thing to make my hair feel so soft and alive! The only thing is I wish it was sulfate/paragon free but hey whatever it takes for good hair.
Kendra from Virginia
HJoy from VA
This color protect shampoo stripped my color. I should have listened to the reviews that said it did just that. I am so disappointed and frustrated! I have used Joico's hydrate successfully and my hair is healthy. But after added darker color with blonde and red highlights and lowlights I felt I needed a color protect shampoo. This shampoo faded my dark hair in one shampoo and made my hair greasy. I usually wash my hair every 2 to 3 days. I had to wash my hair the next day. I had successfully been using Joico's Hydrate on my hair for 2 weeks after professional color and should have continued. It looked better and healthier before I tried this awful color protect shampoo. Do not use if you want to keep your color!
MomLife360 from Longview Washington
I recently switched to this shampoo and conditioner after trying multiple brands. This one didn't dry out my scalp and leave it itchy. My hair feels overall healthier after using this shampoo and conditioner.
none from Charlotte
I had to return the Joico because the clerk accidentally picked up the wrong thing. I would never use the huge bottle Joico Conditioner. She person who was assisting me left the register to get my shampoo, but never came back! I saw her later talking to another lady and can only assume that she was stopped by the lady and forgot about me. It didn't make me feel very important for the moment, but I will be back to that location and to the Cotswold store because they are all very pleasant to deal with and try to please.
li from West Virginia
sassy stace from Arizona
I color my hair, blow dry it and flat iron it almost everyday and this shampoo is awesome! So silky smooth!
Neise from Kentucky
Best Joico shampoo I've ever used
Kayla from Anchorage, Alaska
Over the past 2 months of using this shampoo I have lost clumps of hair. I changed my shampoo and within 2 weeks it felt better. I went in to the salon to get my hair cut and had to cut 5 inches off. :( when I explained to my salon what was going on they actually told me that the added keratin was making my hair brittle and break off. So bummed because I wasted so much money and ruined my hair 😩
Leilamadonna from Houston TX
I own and LOVE the conditioner, hair mask & protective shield. So naturally I thought "hey why not get the shampoo if I love everything else in this line" so I did just that.
My hair was falling out so much and my scalp burned. I returned it the next day. I do not have sensitive skin, honestly I've never had any kind of reaction to anything (and I use different shampoos all the time) but something in this did not sit well with MY skin/scalp.
Fmurder from Indianapolis
Patti from Webster NY
I would definitely recommend this shampoo
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DinaK from NC
I really hate to write this – as some of the other commenters have mentioned, I am noticing much more hair coming out when I use this product. I don't understand why. I am not scrubbing my scalp – I'm barely massaging it -I'm careful not to pull my hair but a lot more is coming out. It doesn't even make sense chemically how that could happen so quickly. I've decided to use this product on my legs when I shave and so far I haven't had any adverse skin reaction so I'll probably use it as a moisturizing body wash and switch to a different product for shampoo.
Lety from Dallas
Love how it cleans my hair and does not dry it out!
Denise E from CA
Made my hair soft and feels healrhy after 2 uses
Savannah from Mississippi
I have sworn my Kenra Shampoo and Conditioner for years.. I decided to find something new just for a change.. just after one wash this shampoo gave me the worst itchy scalp! I was constantly scratching trying to get relief.. I ended up having to swap back to my trusted Kenra Products! I will say this product smells AMAZING and suds up really well!
NikkiW from Lake Charles, Louisiana
I have been using Joico k pak and wanted something different. I tried samples of this product and loved the sent so much I had to buy the economy size.
Aimee D from Rotterdam, NY
I have been highlighting my brown hair with blonde for a little over a year (really helps cover the pesky greys that pop up) and my hair was feeling brittle and dry. I started using this shampoo / conditioner and after about a week my hair is now soft, shiny & healthy. I can also now go 2-3 days between shampoo and you would never know. I do use a purple shampoo at least once a week for toning and my hair feel so-so right after so I just switched to Joico so we will see.
Cassandra from Houston Texas
i first tried the travel size to test the shampoo out and i feel inlove the feeling and softness it left my hair i always try hair products and always come across to they left my hair ugly or dry this here did it...i will be purchasing more im so glad i tried this shampoo and conditioner and protective shield
Meli from Anderson,SC
I have an extremely sensitive scalp and this is the only shampoo that doesn't cause any dryness, itching, or irritation. It makes my hair shiny and soft even before conditioning.
Courtney.s from South Dakota
I purchased and tried this tonight along with the Conditioner and Protective Shield. I have stubborn, thick, frizzy and dry hair that tends to tangle very easy; especially when there is humidity in the air. The three together made it easier to get through the tangles, and now that my hair dried from showering, it feels sooo soft and actually healthy. It looks great too!
Cher from Virginia