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Joico Vero K-Pak Hair Color

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Hair Color & Treatments / Hair Color / Permanent Hair Color

What it is:
Joico Verocolor Hair Color is the only haircolor in the world that uses the reconstructive qualities of K-PAK Deep-Penetrating Reconstructor, Joico world-renowned hair reconstructor, in its formula. Use the Joico Hair Color Chart above to choose the correct color swatch. K-Pak's properties in VeroColor result in the richest, longest-lasting color, with unprecedented condition and shine. The benefits of K-PAK in VeroColor are apparent immediately.

What it does:
VeroColor contains the unique reconstructive properties of the Cationic Triamine Complex formula. Since it is positively charged, it will adhere strongly to the hair structure's surface. The benefit is deep penetration into the cuticle to repair damage while adding condition, strength and shine.

VeroColor has a pure creme texture with a water-soluble base. It is easy to mix. An additional benefit of water-solubility is that VeroColor is simply rinsed from the hair after processing. There is no need to shampoo. Therefore, the freshly-deposited dye molecules are given time to stabilize and "set" in the hair.

What else you need to know:
VeroColor is structured with a calibrated ammonia level system. This system permits all levels of haircolor to contain only the precise percentage of ammonia necessary for each level. VeroColor’s average ammonia is less than 2% (1.4 to 1.9%). This low percentage allows VeroColor to produce less cuticle damage, less scalp irritation and reduced odor.

Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, C12 15 Alkyl Benzoate, Oleyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Steareth 21, Ammonium Hydroxide, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Glyceryl Stearate, Decyl Glucoside, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Glycol Distearate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Keratin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Keratin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Extract, Amodimethicone, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Carbomer, Polyquaternium 22, Polysorbate 80, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Ceramide 2, Synthetic Wax, C10 40 Isoalkylamidopropylethyldimonium Ethosulfate, Lecithin, Glycerin, Hydroxyethyl Behenamidopropyl Dimonium Chloride, Isostearic Acid, Lysine HCl, Trideceth 12, PEI 10, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteth 10 Phosphate, Dicetyl Phosphate, Phosphoric Acid, Sodium Sulfite, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Sodium Metasilicate, EDTA, Erythorbic Acid, Alpha Isomethyl Ionone, Fragrance, M Aminophenol, P Aminophenol, P Phenylenediamine, Resorcinol, 1 Naphithol, Toluene 2,5 Diamine Sulfate, 2 Amino 4 Hydroxyethylaminoanisole Sulfate, 2 Methylresorcinol, N,N Bis(2 Hydroxyethyl) P Phenylenediamine Sulfate
Joico Vero K-Pak Hair Color
Review Summary
201 Reviews
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90% Recommend this product (181 of 201 responses)
By Lisa
Northampton, PA
March 14, 2018
Love this product
Made a difference in my hair with one use.
By Hilary
Atlanta, Georgia
February 9, 2018
I Love This!
I use the Silver Blonde TSB color and it gives me a beautiful almost white hair color after I bleach. I replace a toner with this color to get platinum blonde, and I rinse it out just when it starts turning a silver color. I love the results I get from this color!
By Solange
Cary NC
February 3, 2018
Love it
The color is beautiful and it blends so well with hair natural one. Very pleased
ProsKeeps hair healthy and shinny
By Cheryl
January 24, 2018
Leaves hair nice but doesn't lift enough!
Nice product. Goes along with a developer made to keep hair in great condition which it did. I used a 30 volume. Should have bumped up to a 40. Lightened hair to a golden tone not the blonde I was going for. Would try again with a higher volume.
ProsLeaves hair conditioned and shiny.
ConsDoesn't lift as well as thought.
By Lisa
Park Ridge, NJ
January 19, 2018
Great product
Product has a nice texture when mixed with suggested developer. Not too strong smelling. Color is consistent.
December 29, 2017
Love it!
I color process my own hair. I like the Age Defying Joico products for their excellent “gray†coverage.
By Jeannine
Collierville, TN
October 30, 2017
perfect color!
I have ordered this before.. love it~
September 16, 2017
Exactly what I needed. Wish shipping was faster.
By Karen
September 5, 2017
Love, love, love it!
Finally a high lift color that never fails!
By Ranee
Glendale, AZ
July 7, 2017
Love it!!! Perfect color!
The color is amazing it is the perfect shade of red with a subtle undertone of purple. It's my new favorite color it's so unique!
25 Questions & 29 Answers
Debra A.
from NY asked:
January 28, 2018
When responding to another customer regarding Joico developers you stated "You can use 10, 20, 30 volume" but then you noted that 30 vol is for "off root use only" What did you mean by that? My roots are a natural level 5 and I color my hair with Joico Vero K Pak 9RG. I use 30 vol developer with this color for root application and my color is fine. Just curious what you meant by off root use only for Joico's 30 vol developer. Thanks.
I was just meaning if you were to bump up to bleach vs Color the 30 volume would be just for off scalp application. I used the 30 volume with a high lift Color and it didn’t take me to a nice blonde. It was still too gold. So you can use any developer 10 and up with colours but nothing higher then a 20 with bleach for on scalp applications :) sorry if I didn’t clarify “bleach†which I need to use to take me to the blonde I prefer. Hope this helps. I also used oleplex with the 30 developer and high lift blonde so maybe it weakened the concentration not lifting it as high as it could lift.
on February 2, 2018
from Coldstream, BC

Elizabeth Strangia
from Upstate, NY asked:
September 1, 2017
Has anyone used the Gray Controller? How do I use it? I want to use it with the Lumishine Color... Thank you.

from New Jersey asked:
July 27, 2017
I have natural black hair. My mom uses the vero k-pak color 6N (light brown). She always has a few of them on hand. If i dye my hair with the same color, will I end up with a medium/dark brown?
I doubt so. You can try with 30 vol developer but the result will be with orange brassie. You will need to correct the shade with demi or toning hair due
on March 11, 2018
from San Jose, CA

from San Francisco, CA asked:
July 1, 2017
What developer do I use with this?
Use the recommended Developer which the Veroxide Developer for Joico.
on August 2, 2017
from Vail, Colorado
Any developer should work, you want 10, 20 or 30 volume. 30 is for off-root use only.
on August 3, 2017
from Somerville, MA
That depends of your hair colour and result you want. Any developer works - 10, 20, 30 or 40 volume.
on March 4, 2018
from San Jose, CA

Claudia Rossi
from Toronto, Ontario asked:
February 24, 2016
Currently I am using Joico 7G Dark Golden Blonde- 1oz and mixing with 5N Medium Brown-3oz. My color is not what I really want. I would like a Light Brown. I am 100% Grey. The Under parts of my hair always come out darker. What can I use to be light brown all through my hair?
If you want brown probably you don't need the colour with mark "G" which means "gold". Try the N shade on the needed level
on March 10, 2018
from San Jose, CA
If you are 100% Grey, you need to use N or NN shades to cover it. But these shades are very pigment-rich so probably you should choose a lighter level - 7 for example
on March 11, 2018
from San Jose, CA

Marie Nashold
from California asked:
January 24, 2016
Is there any ash in this product? It turned my hair green!
That depends on colour shade you choose In a theory - yes
on March 11, 2018
from San Jose, CA

from Norman, Oklahoma asked:
December 19, 2015
Is this product a toner that you apply after color or do you add it in with the hair color and developer?
It is not a toner, it is a permanent hair colour and has to be mixed with developer
on March 11, 2018
from San Jose, CA

from AZ asked:
December 15, 2015
Is the 8N natural blonde darker, lighter or the same as 8NG Age Defy natural medium blonde in the Joico Vero K-Pak permanent color? The 8N looks lighter but that could be just the way it looks on my computer.
8N and 8NG have the same level, the difference is only in pigments 8NG - 70% of natural (brown) pigments and 30% of gold pigments, 8N - natural (brown) pigments only
on March 11, 2018
from San Jose, CA

from W-B. Pa asked:
December 2, 2015
What volume do I use w Jioco Vero K-Pak color?
It depends on what color you are using , and what color you are. If you are adding color (going darker), use 10 volume. If you are taking color away (going lighter), use 20 volume and above. If you're going 1-2 shades brighter, use 20. 3 shades is 30 volume, and 40 volume for 4 or more.
on August 2, 2017
from Vail, Colorado
10, 20 or 30. 30 for off-root only. You'll want the 20 or 30 for dark hair, 10 for light starting shades.
on August 3, 2017
from Somerville, MA
hat depends of your hair colour and result you want. Any developer works - 10, 20, 30 or 40 volume.
on March 11, 2018
from San Jose, CA

from Mech. Va asked:
November 7, 2015
I am going to use Vero-Pak color age defy 9nn+ on roots for 35 minutes and lumishine 8n on hair for 30 minutes. Do I shampoo out the first one before applying the second? Thank you
Yes you will need to wash the Vero-Pak colour off before toning
on March 11, 2018
from San Jose, CA

from Grants Pass, Oregon asked:
November 1, 2015
I don't see mixing instructions or time left on. Am assuming equal parts color and 20% peroxide, leave on 30 minutes?
Yep! 30 volume works too, for off-root use.
on August 3, 2017
from Somerville, MA
The mixing ratio is 1 to 1 except high-lift shades
on March 11, 2018
from San Jose, CA

from CA asked:
October 9, 2015
My hair is currently dirty blonde(highlights) to light brown with some copper tinge. I want to get back to my natural color medium brown, i want to avoid any orange or red. I want cool medium brown with beige highlights. I purchased 5A , 5B , 6A and 10 developer. Am I on the right track? any tips?
You will not have any highlights after colouring your hair to dark brown. 5A and 6A can give a green shade over highlights
on March 11, 2018
from San Jose, CA

from Louisville,Ky. asked:
October 5, 2015
I used the Majenta color Intensity on a client...I have never used it before and the girl from supply house told me to just put on straight from the tube....I Ombre"d the bottom with the magenta and blonde highlites on the top and sides....My problem is the color won't wash all out and as soon as I shampoo it the magenta seem to just reactivate and won't rinse out and I had to go back over some of the highlites again cause the magenta stained the blonde...Can you please tell me where I went wrong....Plus I had the color everywhere....? Sincerely, Carol Miller
You can not make coloured hair lighter with hair due, you will need bleached products for that
on March 11, 2018
from San Jose, CA

Tracy Mamone
from Noble, Ok asked:
October 3, 2015
Is the Age defying dark natural brown (4NN) a permanent color? And also, what developer would I use with it? Thanks, Tracy Mamone
Joico Vero K-Pak Hair Color in all shades is a permanent hair colour. Developer can be 10 (for darker tone without gray coverage), 20 (for darker tone with gray coverage), 30 (2 tones lighter) or 40 (3-4 tones lighter)
on March 11, 2018
from San Jose, CA

from Australia asked:
September 28, 2015
Joico Vero K-Pak Color Permanent Creme Color INV Violet Intensifier Hi is this colour a dark brown but it has a tinge of violet in it? Thanx
No it is a colour addictive and it has to be mixed with regular shade
on March 11, 2018
from San Jose, CA

from Australia asked:
September 28, 2015
Joico Vero K-Pak Color Permanent Creme Color INV Violet Intensifier Hi is this colour a dark brown but it has a tinge of violet in it? Thanx

from Toronto, Canada asked:
September 20, 2015
I have very dark brown hair that outside of sunlight looks basically black. My hair dresser was using 3N on me and last time used 1N which now has made my hair look completely black. I want to go back to the 3N but with a drop of 1N. I am approx. 40% grey. I understand color can't make colored hair lighter. My questions: Starting on my new growth roots which are 40% grey can I use 3N with a drop of 1N. The goal to be with each coloring new root growth the roots will end up with 3N and my change in hair color will be lighter? What Vero K-Pak should I use? 20 Also is the ratio 1:1 for color and developer. Should I be using the colors with NN or just N. Last question should I be used Age Defy for better color coverage or stick with Vero k-pak. My goal is to have better grey coverage and end up with the darkest brown but stop short of black like my last coloring resulted in. thxs
For grey coverage you need 20 vol developer. If you apply 3N only on re-grow zone with time all your hair will be lighter
on March 11, 2018
from San Jose, CA

from New Zealand asked:
August 20, 2015
Hi the last order i got from you.I order lightening booster.But can't find it now.Is it still available please.
It is still available
on March 11, 2018
from San Jose, CA

from Portland Oregon asked:
August 19, 2015
Do you need an activator for the k-pak hair color?? 1N is what I have...
yes, developer can be 10 for darker tone without gray coverage or 20 (for darker tone with gray coverage)
on March 11, 2018
from San Jose, CA

Cindy O'Shea
from Gorham,Maine asked:
July 22, 2015
Does developer come with the 5 N , K-pak?
No. All color products come without developer. It is being sold separately. You can order it with the chosen color
on October 16, 2015
from San Jose, CA

Cathy Roberts
from Greenville MS asked:
May 8, 2015
What volume of developer do I use with 6N? This is close to my normal hair color, but I have 50 to 75% gray.
20 volume developer - it is for grey natural hair if you want to make your hair darker or color it tone-to-tone or for natural hair if you want make your hair lighter up to 2 levels
on June 3, 2015
from San Jose, CA

from asked:
March 26, 2015
Is this like a strawberry blonde?
It depends which level of the color you have and which level of the color you want.
on April 10, 2015
from California

from Canada asked:
March 19, 2015
How can use that?
Choose the color and developer. The process time depends on choosed color and developer. For 5 vol. - 5-15 minutes, for 10 vol. - 25-35, for 20 vol. 35-45 (40-45 for Age defy series), 30 vol - 45-55 minutes, 40 vol - 55-65 minutes
on April 10, 2015
from California

barbi adler
from bonita springs fl asked:
February 27, 2015
I have used High lift golden blonde for years...until you changed the product, then I tried using Clairol lightest golden blonde. It does not hold color. I am light to begin with (very light brown/blonde with grey). Should I go back to the high lift golden blonde or use lightest golden blonde..8N? In the picture I am the short one.
Suggest trying 9N with tiny amount 9G, say 5%. If you want more lift try 30 volume developer in the formula you appy to root area, 20 elsewhere on first application. If your ends are already light enough, using 10 volume developer there will allow more deposit of color. Try to only color mid lengths to ends every third or fourth time you color. Check your formula and timing on a test strand from a not especially visible area before using on whole head. I change my haircolor frequently and find Joico the best haircolor, especially their age defy formulas.
on April 24, 2015
from Sonoma, CA

from Monterey, ca asked:
February 18, 2015
I am 50-75% gray. Trying to obtain a light to medium auburn but my gray roots always go hot. What colors should I be using and is a combination of color the way to go?
"Auburn" contains red and orange pigment, obviously the result will be "hot". If you need a natural color you can use the colors with the mark "N" or "NN"
on February 24, 2015
from California