Joico Defy Damage Collection

Joico Defy Damage Hair Care Collection


Coloring, styling, and even exposure to the environment can damage your hair. Instead of it looking healthy, it becomes dry, lifeless and prone to breakage. All of this could change when you use the Joico Defy Damage collection. It’s designed to protect and strengthen your hair from the inside out.

Meet Joico Defy Damage

As I mentioned above, the Defy Damage collection is designed for bond strengthening and color longevity. It consists of four products, including shampoo, conditioner, masque and shield, $18.50-$21.50.

The formulation features a SmartRelease Technology, containing Rosehip Oil and Keratin, which helps repair, strengthen, and protect hair. In addition, the line also uses moringa seed oil, arginine, and a protective lipid.

Rich in antioxidants and vitamins, Moringa Seed Oil softens hair and increase shine. Arginine naturally strengthens hair bonds and encourages bond renewal. Finally, Protective Lipids held prevent hair damage caused by styling, heat, UV, and chemical exposure.

Shampoo & Conditioner
Joico Defy Damage Protective Shampoo and Conditioner

I color my hair on a regular basis, usually to cover the grays. Recently, I also decided to try out balayage. While I like the results, the blonde parts of my hair tend to get brassy. As a result, I’ve been considering using a blue shampoo, which is specifically created for a brown/blonde combo. Thanks to the Joico Defy Damage shampoo and conditioner, I no longer have to worry about any brashness.

After testing out these products for about a month or so, the dark brown of my hair looks richer and the blonde less brash. My hair always feels very clean and free of build-up each time I use the shampoo and conditioner.

However, I will say I don’t feel like the products do a great job of making my hair look shiny and healthy. While my hair looks soft and shiny closer to the root, from midway down to the ends, it looks very dry. I typically end up adding an oil or spray conditioner to the help reduce this effect.

Masque and Shield
Joico Defy Damage Protective Masque & Shield

In addition to the shampoo and conditioner, they Joico Defy Damage collection also features a masque and shield. I like having the option of a hair masque. It gives my hair the extra boost of moisture and color protection it needs.

One of my favorite things about this mask is that I don’t have to leave it on for a long time. I don’t like taking long showers. Staying under the hot or very warm water makes my skin feel dry and sometimes I get faint. Anyways, I do think this mask helps protect my hair from damage and locks in my color, without weighing it down. However, my hair doesn’t looks shiny or especially healthy.

Finally, we have the Protective Shield. This styling product helps protect against color fade, as well as prevent damage caused by UV rays, heat, and environmental exposure. It also makes hair more resistant to breakage. I like having a product like this in my hair arsenal. Anything I can do to make my color last and my hair stay healthy are positives for me.

Joico Defy Damage Wear Test

Again, I do wish the Joico Defy Damage collection made my hair look softer and shinier. I don’t know if this issue has more to do with my hair’s reaction to the balayage or if it’s something else. I do have sensitive skin, hair, etc. so sometimes certain ingredients don’t work for me.

As you can see, I have mixed feelings about the Defy Damage line. I like how it protects my hair, extends the life of my color, and keeps my color from turning brassy.

However, I’m not a fan of how dry and lackluster my hair looks, whether I air dry it or heat style it.  I think the Joico Defy Damage collection is one of those lines you have to try out and decide for yourself.