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Traditional rebonding products patch damage. They repair broken bonds in the cortex, but they act like a hard glue, washing out with water. A temporary fix, but will wear down over time.
We discovered that hair looking good does not necessarily translate into hair feeling good—and that healthy hair needs less product.
When hair gets damaged, the polypeptide chains (keratin chains) that make up the inner structure of hair strands become weakened and break. For context, there are billions and billions of keratin chains in a single strand of hair. When these are damaged, hair’s core structure becomes compromised and, as a result, it loses its strength, elasticity, resiliency, and shine.
And because our peptide is a bit of an overachiever, as a result of this reconnection, any disturbed disulfide bonds are also re-conformed.
It’s not washed away by water or shampoo like traditional bonding agents either, making K18 a genuine, lasting solution for damaged strands.
By repairing the structural integrity of hair, not just temporarily repairing bonds, K18 renews strength, softness, smoothness, and bounce for hair that looks and feels like it did in its original, undamaged state. Oh, and did we mention…K18 only takes 4 minutes to work.
There is alcohol in the formula. Isn’t that bad for my hair?
Why is it important to apply K18 to clean hair?
Why do I need to skip conditioner when using K18?
University of Minho, and Solfarcos Technologies. Read more about the discovery of our K18Peptide™ here.
Effect of a peptide in cosmetic formulations for hair volume control
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Keratin and lipids in ethnic hair
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Insights on the mechanical behavior of keratin fibrils
International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 2016, 89, 477-483
Changing the shape of hair with keratin peptides
RSC, Adv., 2017, 7, 51581-51592
Peptide- protein interactions within human hair keratins
International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 2017,101 805-814
Molecular modeling of hair keratin/peptide complex
Proteins, 2012, 5, 1409-1417