This product is truly the balance between protein and moisture. The description states that “this powerful five-minute treatment is ideal for stressed, damaged and chemically treated hair and works effectively to replenish lost or depleted Amino Acids. A high concentration of Joico’s Quadramine® Complex delivers maximum reconstruction and protection from the hair cuticle to the cortex.” Very true! Unlike the Aphoghee 2 step treatment, it’s a way to do a protein treatment on hair that is less intensive yet provides just the right balance of protein and moisture to hair. Thus, it can be used either weekly or biweekly on wash day. When I used this reconstructor this weekend, my hair was in DIRE need of some reconstructing. The heat and humidity have dried out my hair and as a result, I felt like breakage was impending. After using this conditioner, and a deep conditioner under a bonnet dryer, my hair is back hydrated and strong! I got this product from a product swap but it can be purchased from the Joico website for $20 for 5.1 fl oz.
Water (Aqua), Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Glycol Stearate, PEG-8 Distearate, Ceteth-2, Sodium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Myristyl Myristate, Citric Acid, Fragrance (Parfum), Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Sorbic Acid, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Methylparaben, Yeast Extract, Propylparaben, Limonene, Benzyl Alcohol, Coumarin, Hydrolyzed Keratin (Quadramine Complex), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Keratin
HOW I USE IT
After a clarifying shampoo (it was time lol) I applied this conditioner to my hair in sections, detangling with a wide tooth comb to ensure equal distribution. Afterwards, I rinsed out and proceeded to apply a deep conditioner. This step is vital when doing any sort of protein treatment to restore hair to it’s maximum hydration. Overall, I like this product as an in-between Aphoghee 2 step applications lighter protein treatment lol what a mouthful but you get me! However, due to the steep price point, I will still be on the hunt for another go to light protein treatment.