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View Poll Results: Which Reconstructor Do You Use
Aveda Damage Remedy Reconstructor 52 6.85%
BBD Stretch 16 2.11%
Aphogee 2 Min Intensive Keratin 296 39.00%
Joico KPak Reconstructor 81 10.67%
Affirm 5-in-1 Reconstructor 44 5.80%
Giovanni Reconstructor 7 0.92%
Keracare Super Reconstructor 15 1.98%
Motions CPR 81 10.67%
ION Reconstructor 25 3.29%
Other 142 18.71%
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Old 11-11-2006, 02:04 PM
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Default Which Reconstructor Do You Use? And When?

Ok, I'm confused about reconstructors. I'm defining reconstructor as some type of protein boost that requires some heat to be activated and that is supposedly stronger than protein conditioners (ie Nexxus Keraphix or Aubreys GBP) but not as strong as protein treatments (ie Nexxus Emergencee or Aphogee Protein Treatment). And also, if the product has "reconstructor" in its title

Which one do you use? How often? And how do you incorporate it into your regimen? Do you only use it while you're rinsing out the relaxer, or do you use it in between relaxers, or what? I'd really appreciate any tips because I'm at a loss!

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I just tried the Aphogee 2 min reconstructor one week after relaxing. I only left it on for 5 min, though. Actually I think the instructions say to leave it on for 5 min. I liked it pretty well and the smell is a bonus too.
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Old 11-11-2006, 02:17 PM
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I've used Aphogee, Ion & Motions CPR. But I voted for my fav which is Motions. It's does exactly what it claims, less breakage & stronger hair after the first treatment. This completely ceases any breakage for me.

I normally use it 1x per week if my hair is week & breaking & I haven't used protein in a while for 3 weeks straight. Then I only incorporate it 1x every 2 weeks. I shampoo, apply motions, a hot towel, then a plastic cap for 5 mins. Then rinse and apply leave-ins etc.....

My second fav is Ion it's thinner but goes on like a shampoo (sudsy), i like this b/c it allows me to really get every strand of hair covered.
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Your hair is gorgeous, great progress!
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Which? I use sooooooooooo many. And I use them ALL the time!
I love Aphogee, Aveda, Motions CPR, Duo Tex, Salerm Trigo de Germen, Affirm 5 in 1, egg yolk, and Henna and Placenta! I just use them at different times. It all depends on what I am trying to achieve. They are all great. They strengthen hair and have other benefits that all differ!
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I use 2 - Aveda DR and Vitale Super Reconstructor Conditioner Intensive Treatment. The Vitale has a tingling sensation which is very relaxing...
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Default Re: Which Reconstructor Do You Use? And When?

I remember using the Joice K-Pak reconstructer back when I was relaxed. I remember liking it because it didn't leave my hair brittle but my hair wasn't in the best condition back then. I'd have to try K-Pak again before I could actually recommend it.
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I use Joico k-pak reconstructor every 4 to 6 weeks
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ehh. i use the generic version of the joico.
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Default Re: Which Reconstructor Do You Use? And When?

I like Joico KPak Reconstructor. I use it every week of 2, it depend on what's going on with my hair. I like it because it does not dry my hair out like some others do.

I also like Joico KPak Reconstructor and Motion CPR, they are good, as well. I prefer Joico because they use Keratin from human hair. I am not sure ti makes a difference, but I like that.
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Default Re: Which Reconstructor Do You Use? And When?

Nexxus Emergencee is actually a recontructor not a protein treatment. That's my favorite.
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Default Re: Which Reconstructor Do You Use? And When?

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Which? I use sooooooooooo many. And I use them ALL the time!
I love Aphogee, Aveda, Motions CPR, Duo Tex, Salerm Trigo de Germen, Affirm 5 in 1, egg yolk, and Henna and Placenta! I just use them at different times. It all depends on what I am trying to achieve. They are all great. They strengthen hair and have other benefits that all differ!
I agree. I am the same way. If I had to pic a few favs I would pick Aveda DR and Motions CPR.
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Nexxus Emergencee is actually a recontructor not a protein treatment. That's my favorite.
Wait seriously? I always thought Emergencee was on par with the hard Aphogee Treatment. Is it not? Which treatments are as heavy as the aphogee one, then?
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I co wash with the Ion Reconstructor as needed.
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I use 2 - Aveda DR and Vitale Super Reconstructor Conditioner Intensive Treatment. The Vitale has a tingling sensation which is very relaxing...

Vitale is so good!!! I rarely hear this reconstructor discussed here. And had almost forgotten about it.... but yes it's great.
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Affirm 5 In 1...after every relaxer.
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Default Re: Which Reconstructor Do You Use? And When?

I like Nexxus Keraphix and Emergencee as well as Aveda DR.

I use protien about once every three weeks or when my hair starts to feel in need of strength.
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Nexxus Emergencee is actually a recontructor not a protein treatment. That's my favorite.
What is the difference between reconstructor and protien treatment I thought they were the same?
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Duo tex for my hair works best. Works just as good as aphoghee without the aphoghee price
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I use the aphogee 2 min reconstructor. I shampoo every week but use the reconstructor every two weeks. (I still use the hard aphogee every 6 weeks though)
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