I went and bought the shampoo and reconstructor in the beginning of January. I've used them several times, but I noticed I started to get white flakes and an itchy scalp! I've never had a dandruff problem, so it was really surprising. I parted my hair and I could see all these little white pieces no matter where I parted it. WTF? I've heard so many raves about this stuff. Not only was I getting flakes, but I really saw no difference in my hair. I figure I should give it longer to do SOMETHING, but my hair really feels no different when I use it. My friend said that the flakes may be from using it several days in a row, so I have been switching it up between Joico and Biosilk shampoo with Fekkai glossing conditioner. I don't see the big deal about Joico yet. Not at all. I'm pretty disappointed, I was hoping for SOME sort of change in my hair. Oh, and by the way, the consistency of the reconstructor is so weird! It feels almost like a cheap lotion with a lot of alcohol in it, doesn't feel like it would condition at all. I am still on the hunt for my HG shampoo and conditioner. I have very fine, straight, mid-back length, color treated blonde hair, and it is pretty dry and poofy no matter what I use. Suggestions would be awesome. And has anyone else had this problem?