Need a powerful protein treatment? Try the KeraCare Super Reconstructor!

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With my intense new hair moisture plan, I thought it best to balance the hydration out with more routine periodic protein treatments. I love Aphogee’s Keratin 2-minute Reconstructor, however, I thought a more powerful treatment was necessary. So, I searched my beauty closet and found one of my old faithfuls from when I was relaxed: KeraCare’s Super Reconstructor. It’s quite expensive for an 8 oz. bottle … between $30 – $35. However, a little goes a long way. They’ve changed the packaging. My bottle looks like this …

The new design and color is much different …

From what I can tell, only the packaging has changed. Keracare’s Super Reconstructor is designed to extensively repair weak, damaged hair. The product claims to penetrate deep within the cortex (the thickest hair layer sandwiched between the hair cuticle and medulla) to fortify fractured, shredded hair fibers. It is also supposed to increase hair elasticity and strength while reducing porosity.


Water, Collagen Amino Acids, Polyacrylamidomethylpropane Sulfonic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Sodium PCA, Methylparaben, Imidazolidinyl Urea.


  1. Apply to freshly shampooed, towel-blotted hair.
  2. Gently comb to distribute.
  3. Cover hair with a plastic cap and place patron under a very warm hood dryer for 10 minutes.
  4. Cool hair slightly, then rinse thoroughly.  Do not comb.
  5. Apply Keracare’s 5 in 1 Reconstructor or KeraCare’s Humecto® Creme Conditioner and leave on 10 minutes to soften hair.
  6. Rinse thoroughly.

I followed the instructions on the back of the bottle, taking care not to handle my hair too much. My bottle of the 5 in 1 Reconstructor was almost empty, so I used another conditioner instead. Feel free to do the same. Just make sure to use a really moisturizing deep conditioner that DOES NOT have protein in it. After rinsing my hair, I noticed that my super fine strands immediately felt 100% stronger. No lie! It really improved the strength of my hair.

I remember using this when I was relaxed, and I recall now why this was my go-to protein treatment. I used this Super Reconstructor religiously every week. It was a must-have during my relaxed days to maintain the integrity of my hair. Relaxers always left my hair lifeless, limp, and VERY fragile. So, if you are relaxed, I think this is an essential product to add to your hair care arsenal, especially if you have fine strands, damaged hair, or have processed your hair with color or any other chemical treatment.

After using this Super Reconstructor only once, my hair felt instantly stronger. And, a week later, I feel as though the moisture:protein levels of my hair have finally balanced out. My hair is supple, soft, and moisturized. I plan to continue to use my Keratin 2-minute Reconstructor whenever I only need a light protein treatment (i.e., for hair maintenance purposes). However, once a month (or whenever I feel my hair needs a more intense protein treatment), I will use KeraCare’s Super Reconstructor (i.e., for hair repair purposes).

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