Rated 3.31 out of 5 stars
Years ago when I was in high school, I severely damaged my hair to the point of melting it. I had to go to the salon after hours for an emergency rescue. The hair dresser used K-Pak Reconstructor Treatment on my hair like a mask. Told me to leave it on overnight, then come back in the morning. My hair was so close to being shaved off. Not only did the treatment rescue my locks, it restored them to the point of being strong enough for her to correct my color. To this day I swear by K-Pak & have used the treatment off and on when my hair was in need of a health boost.
Now that I'm older, my hair (among many other things) has changed. What used to be stick straight, tangle-free, shiny hair turned in to… course, dull, matted tangles. I decided to go back to my trusted brand & try the K-Pak Shampoo & Conditioner. Wow! After just 2 uses my hair is already transformed! Not only tangle free again, but so shiny & healthy! I'm just sorry I didn't use them earlier in life. How silly of me!
I know everyone's hair is different, but I'd highly recommend giving it a try if you haven't. I'm so pleased with my quick results, I just had to write a review in hopes to help someone else who might be struggling with similar issues.
I have been using the K-Pak line for years. It smelled good, cleansed thoroughly without drying my hair out or stripping my color (even though I wasn't using the color-treated hair formula), didn't build up - I just loved it. Imagine my surprise when I picked up a liter in the new packaging in August and the formula is COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. It has a yucky chemically smell and makes my hair feel dirty after rinsing. It's gross now. Why'd Joico have to mess with a good thing?? K-Pak was the holy grail of haircare and now I can't stand it :(
Rebecca from Tillamook, Oregon
Tiff from Ann Arbor, Michigan
After a few washes I got never experienced this bad of dandruff unfortunately. I never get dry scalp . This is not a good fit for me .
Sierra from New Mexico
I have already seen improvements despite only using it twice since purchasing it. It's amazing how much smoother and softer my hair is already. It's nearly frizz-free after blow drying (which I normally struggle with.) I was also surprised by the scent. I'm very sensitive to strong fragrances, but this stuff smells heavenly. The only complaint is that I have to use a lot of product when washing, but to be fair, my hair is very thick.
Katie from California
i used kpak on and off over the years so was shocked to see that this was making my hair worse! i've always had tons and tons of hair and never had a problem with fall out in the shower. i was getting twice the amount of hair fall out. it stopped once i stopped using it! why did they change the formula?????
Dinah from Lubbock Texas
I bleached my hair like 2 or 3 years ago and long story short my long beautiful hair started to break to very short hair so I dyed it back to a darker color then I have started this using the shampoo and conditioner and it has been helping my hair get back to healthy stronger hair smell really good I would highly recommend buying this if you have or had bleached damage breakages brittle dry hair!!!
Jess from East Brunswick, NJ
I don't understand how this can be a reconstructing shampoo for damaged hair when it contains a DAMAGING ingredient Sodium Laureth Sulfate! Absolutely not!
Gail from Lock Haven Pa.
Joico completely changed the Reconstruct Shampoo ingredients! I have used it for 15 years and it was awesome! This new one smells so strong and it's an awful smell! What was wrong with the old one? Why did it change?
I already see and feel a difference with my hair in 3 washes. I wash my hair every other day and by the end of day 2 (using the old brand), the top of my head would be completely greasy! I can probably go 3 days without a wash but would prefer to keep it to at 2 days.
Lauren from Lambertville, NJ
I'm so sad that all of their products changed. I'm not sure how they can call them the same product. These smell like cheap men's cologne and do not leave my hair as healthy. Very disappointed.
Joanne from Grand Blanc, MI
Use this daily with the conditioner.. best team ever!
CJ from Las Vegas NV
I have medium fine color treated hair and I find this shampoo is really good at cleansing the hair well but leaves it nicely conditioned without weighing it down. I recently purchased the Joico youth lock conditioner and found this combination works great together. I usually use the kpak shampoo a few times a week, not every day. It seems to work well for my hair.
KB from Louisiana
I just recently started using this product. I have long, thick, fine, normal hair. It leaves my hair smelling fantastic, so soft and smooth.
Siren from Napa, ca
I love this product. I use the shampoo and conditioner. My stylist said wow your hair is so healthy, what are you doing!. I recommend this product to anyone but especially people with fine hair.
Hannah from Corpus Christi, TX
My hair is silky, smooth, easier to style, and feels so much better.
Nik from Montana
Started cleaning my hair and moisturizing it right away!
First use already started cleaning and moisturizing eye hair!
BB from Alabama
I'm not a fan. I LOVE a well scented shampoo and this isn't even close to one. The scent is very faint and weird. It's not a scent that makes you say "wow that smells amazing!" It makes you say "I can barely smell this…"
Megan from Colorado
I was so shocked to discover after using for a month that these products contain sulfate!!! They made my hair worse!
Makes my scalp itch so bad and dries it out. I cannot believe how bad it has gotten using these products.
Abby from Texas
Is working pretty good so far!
Eh. from Idaho Falls, ID
I have a lot of damage from bleaching my hair and heat so I'm looking for something good to help show my hair some love. I used this product for about 3 weeks and didn't notice a significant difference in the health of my hair.
Shannon from Montana
I had been using Christophe Robin shampoo & conditioner for almost a year. I started to notice that my (long) hair was getting dry and brittle, even though I rarely use a blow dryer or curling iron and I only get color once a year. My little sister gave me K-PAK Reconstructing conditioner for Christmas. She thought she given me a shampoo & conditioner, but it was actually 2 conditioners. I bought the shampoo to give them a try. I wash my hair 1-2 times a week and so far I love the products. My hair feels soft & healthy now just after 3-4 uses. My husband asked if he could use it too. :) Of course he can!
Jenn from Taneytown, MD
My stylist used this after I had my hair done. I loved it. I read other comments indicating that their hair started falling out. I wonder if any of them had covid prior to their comments because for women hair loss, in extreme measures is a side effect of having covid. It may not be the product.
Bonnie from Phoenix
Great product it helps with damage hair
Jaime L from Lafayette, LA
This shampoo makes my hair so soft.
Slw from Austin TX
I'm so mad at joico right now. The formula is completely different! It shouldn't even be called kpak anymore. About 10 years ago I started using this (original formula) and it completely transformed my hair from being damaged and brittle to healthy and shiny again. I have been using it ever since until now. I am shocked that the formula smells and looks and feels so different. I won't be repurchasing and honestly sad that I probably won't find anything as amazing as what it was before