An Extremely Different Approach to Hair Health
The whole hair world seems to be talking about the new wonder product - K18.
As one of the pioneering salon stockists of this truely remarkable product we feel we are best placed to answer all of your questions and more. After all we're not just another faceless online store, we're hair professionals that actually use this amazing new technology everyday in the salon.
So let's go... what, why and how to use k18 plus all of your FAQ's thrown in too.
Until now, haircare products covered up damage with conditioning treatments that coat hair in oils, bringing superficial hydration and sheen, while repair treatments patch damage like internal glue – strong but brittle—and provide temporary results. To imagine this just think about smoothing over damaged hair without actually healing it's broken protein bonds.K18 is the first product that actually heals your hair from the inside out.
The Bioscience Breakthrough
K18Peptide™ was patented after scanning and analysing 1,242 decapeptides that cover the entire genome of human keratin proteins. After a decade of research, we discovered one unique sequence unlocking the science to bring strands damaged from chemical services and thermal/mechanical styling back to their original, youthful state — the K18Peptide. Patented K18 is not just a temporary fix — it’s the first product to utilise biomimetics to reconnect keratin chains once broken by bleach, colour, and chemical services, resulting in soft, smooth, strong hair with bounce that feels like new. The more damaged the hair, the more dramatic the results.
How Does K18 Work?
To answer this we have to hit you with a bit of science... so hold on for the rude.
Imagine the internal structure of hair, it looks like DNA ribbons or a series of different ladders that have been twisted to create the keratin chain.
When these ladders are damaged, it’s not just the singular rungs of the ladder that break, it’s the entire ladder including the connections between these multiple ladders held together by electrostatic attraction. This severely weakens the hair.
Hair repair products such as 'plexes' only focus on creating a temporary bridge between the rungs of a ladder (the ionic crosslink across the broken disulphide bonds). Unfortunately this temporary bond repair washes away with any alkaline agent such as water or shampoo. Leaving behind no mechanism to support the sides of the ladder (broken keratin chains). The hair then reverts to it's original weak and vulnerable state. This is not ideal as the only cure is to repeat the temporary and often expensive treatment at regular intervals.
Through a period of 10 years of research the keratin proteome covering 1,242 decapeptides, the team at K18 patented the first peptide that is effective at connecting the broken keratin chains.... permanently.
"Any chemical process that involves an alkaline environment breaks the keratin chains that keep hair together and strong. K18 is the first product in history to reconnect the broken keratin chains. It does so by penetrating the cortex and reforming the disulphide bonds across the sides of the ladder and so reconnecting the broken keratin chains. Hair is now repaired and restored to a near undamaged state of strength and elasticity."
quote Suveen Sahib Co-founder
HOW TO USE K18 AT HOME
- Completely detangle your hair and then wash 2 times with shampoo only. DO NOT USE A CONDITIONER.
- For longer hair, take 1-2mls (1-2pumps) of Khairpep and work this through the mid lengths and ends of one side of your hair. Repeat this process on the other side of your hair with 1-2mls more. Any excess that is left on your hands and fingers you can run through the top section of your hair.
You need only use a total of 2mls (2 pumps) of K18 for your whole head. Over use is not beneficial.
You can use up to 4ml (4 pumps) for your whole head if you have very long or very thick hair. Always start by using less as 4ml is an extreme dose.
- Once applied to the hair K18 will require a 4 minute activation period. During this 4 minutes you can start to detangle the hair with your fingers then move onto a wide tooth comb or brush to completely distribute and detangle your hair.
- THAT’S IT! No rinsing out and no conditioning - you can style your hair as please or leave it to dry naturally.
Although, if you are planning on blow waving and styling your hair and you want to use styling products, you can! Although, you just need to make sure you apply these products after the 4 minute activation period.