Thursday, March 27, 2014

Product Review || ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor

NOTE:  This product was purchased at Sally's Beauty Supply.

Purpose: Add strength and softness in one step, effective against heat and chemical damage. (Do not confuse this product with ApHogee Two Step Treatment, which is a more serious treatment and hardens the hair.)

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Stearolkonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol, Mineral Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydrolyzed Hair Keratin, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Trimethysiloxyamodimethicone, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil, Avocado Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Linoleamidopropyl PG Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Collagen Amino Acids, Squalane, Phytantriol, Petroleum, Polysorbate 60, Amodimethicone, Cetrimonium Chloride, Polyquaternium 10, Trideceth-12, C11-15 Pareth-7, C12-16 Pareth-9, Arachidonic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Stearyl Alcohol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Citric Acid, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate.

Number of trials: an average 2x per month (~5-6 months now)

How I used it:
Applied to the ends (the last few inches) of freshly washed hair.
Left on for 2 minutes under a shower cap for the initial trials.
For later trials, left on for 5 minutes with heat.


This reconstructor does what it says --  it strengthens and softens my hair in one step.  (I find the product most effective when I leave it on for 5 minutes and with heat.) Additionally, after a few months, I noticed less split end formation.  I would say that this reconstructor is great for if you need a little to some protein.  For more severe cases, you may want to step up the the ApHogee Two Minute Treatment.  Other than the above, there is not much else to say! :o)

PROS: pleasant smell, strengthen and softens my hair, quick use, less split end formation, reasonably priced ($9.99/$11.29)
CONS: none

RATING: Overall, I give the ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor 5 out of 5 stars.  

This product is ideal for those who:
- need protein conditioning
- experience a little (but not severe) breakage and splits


Unknown said...

I love this product so much.

Loo said...

I think I'm falling in love, too. :o)

Accountable to God said...

Thanks for doing a review on this product? I never knew what the different was between this and the 2 step that gets hard. Well its good to know Alphogee has one that isn't too harsh. I've been told by many naturals that the 2 step protein by Alphogee really dried their hair out and it took forever to bounce back. That always made me afraid to try any of Alphogee's protein treatments on my natural hair. Great post!

Loo said...

You're welcome! Yep, they are two totally different treatments. :o)

Anonymous said...

Hi, do you think it is possible to use this two minute treatment for about 30minutes under a steamer and mix with regular conditioner and get good results? Thanks btw my hairs relaxed but I follow your blog

Loo said...

During one of these trials, I mixed it with Tresemme Naturals and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. The results were great. As for 30 minutes, I'm not sure. My recommendation would be to try 5 minutes, then 10 minutes, then 15 minutes, ... and see how your hair responds. I hope that helps. :o)