I just completed a review on Joico K-Pak Hair Reconstructor and I issued a warning at the beginning of that review and I will do the same with this one. This product is a PROTEIN RECONSTRUCTOR. A protein reconstructor is different from a regular conditioner and this should be noted when purchasing this product. Reconstructors tend to be a lot stronger than conditioners.
Recommend this product?
As I noted in my previous review, I use protein reconstructors on my chemically processed hair. Protein reconstructors work to "reconstruct" or strengthen the hair that hair that has been damaged through chemicals, too much heat, or anything that weakens and damages the hair. I love a number of Nexxus products and Nexxus Keraphix is no exception. Outside of Nexxus Aloe Rid, this is my favorite Nexxus product!
Nexxus Keraphix promises to:
- strengthen and condition dry, brittle damaged hair with advance NexxuSpheres and strengthening Keratin Amino Acids.
- return hair to its natural emolliency for a shiny, soft, silky healthy look and feel that no other hair reconstructor can duplicate.
Appearance, Smell, and Packaging.
I first purchased this product in the small 150 ml squeeze tube that Nexxus offers for many of its products. This smaller size gives you the chance to try out their products before buying the larger and of course more expensive bottles. I paid approximately $8.00 for this tube and later on paid about $20 for the 400 ml bottle.
This slightly thick off-white cream has a very clean and pleasant scent. I've found that I don't have to squeeze out much of this product to coat my hair in order for it to be effective.
After washing my hair, I apply this reconstructor to my damp hair. I leave it on for about 10 minutes with my plastic cap, and then rinse. The instructions say to apply to towel dried hair, comb through, leave in for 3 minutes, and rinse with lukewarm water. Combing through is an important step for most products because it allows the product to evenly be distributed throughout your hair.
After I rinse this out, my hair feels incredibly soft, shiny, and healthy. I don't have any problems with tangling which is great. I can barely keep my hands out of my hair! I absolutely love the way my hair feels after using this. Even after drying and styling, my hair continues to feel soft, feel moist, and look healthy. I've used this product numerous times and I definitely can say that it has improved the condition of my hair. When I've excluded it from a wash day, I can tell the difference in my hair.
I do follow up with a moisturizing conditioner like I do whenever I use any protein product. Although this reconstuctor contains many good ingredients like soybean, avocado, and safflower oil, I still like to use a moisturizing conditoner afterwards. I've seen what too much protein can do to hair that isn't properly moisturized.
1. Makes hair soft, shiny, and healthy looking.
2. Pleasant smell.
3. Helps with tangles.
4. Strengthens and improves condition of hair over time.
1. It is a salon product and more costly than other products. I have seen this in CVS and my grocery store. But like other salon products, Nexxus will not guarantee the performance of this product if it is not purchased from a salon.
I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who is looking to strength their hair damaged and weak hair. I don't feel that it is as strong as some other reconstructors and that's why I use it quite often. It has never dried out nor damaged my hair. It has done nothing but drastically improve the condition of my hair.
Aqueous Extract of Maticaria, Stearalkonium Chloride, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Mineral Oil, Keratin Amino Acid, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Flour Lipids, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Alpha Glucan Oligosaccharide, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Magnesium Citrate, Manganese Citrate, Avocado Oil, Safflower Oil, Glycine Soja Sterol, Ceramide 3, Butyl Methoxydibenzoyl Methane, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Myristic Acid, Palamitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Polysorbate 60, Sodium Chloride, Polyglyceryl 3 Distearate, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Petrolatum, Disodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, DNA, RNA, Polyquaternium 10, Zinc Chloride, Citric Acid, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Fragrance