What is Masque’s pH?

5.0 – 6.0

How does K18 work?

K18 utilizes a breakthrough patented oligopeptide (K18PeptideTM) which shuttles amino acids (the building blocks of hair) into the inner structure of the hair. Once inside the hair cortex, the unique amino-acid chain goes directly to the broken disulfide bonds to replace the lost amino acids, regenerating the bond permanently and restoring ultimate strength, resilience and softness.. 

What is the difference between between K18Peptide & “plex” products?

Most “plex” type products re-attach broken bonds using covalent crosslinkers, which are temporary. The effect is eventually washed away when the hair is exposed to water or a change in pH.  K18Peptide uses patented technology to actually regenerate disulfide bonds, locking the amino acids together as nature intended them, for permanent repair. The effects are clinically proven to not wash out, even after several shampoos.  

What does K18 Masque do?

K18 Masque is a restorative treatment that regenerates broken bonds while softening and detangling in just 4 minutes. It is used after the chemical service and at home to maintain strength and resilience.

The formulation is designed to penetrate the hair shaft and shuttle amino acids into the cortex to instantly regenerate broken disulfide bonds. With a more neutral pH of 5.0-6.0, it closes the cuticle to seal in the peptide while providing a lightweight conditioning and smoothing benefit.

Who is K18 Masque for?

Anyone with hair damaged by bleaching, coloring, chemical straightening/relaxing, perming or heat.

Will applying toner on top of K18 Masque affect the outcome of my color?

No, in fact, our colorists say that K18 Masque actually improves the outcome as it fills in porosity to make the color application more uniform and vibrant. 

How much K18 Masque should I use?

The amount of Masque needed will vary depending on hair type, thickness, and condition. Refer to the chart below as a guide 

Will applying K18 Masque over my toner affect the outcome of the toner?

No, it will not alter the outcome of your toner or make it less effective. In fact, our stylists feel it helps achieve a more even and uniform distribution. 

How do you use K18 Masque during a haircut or blowout?

Shampoo and rinse. Skip the conditioner. Towel-dry thoroughly.

Apply Masque (see chart below).

Wait 4 minutes. Do not rinse. 

If cutting, begin right away.  Wait 4 minutes before adding styling products or heat styling. 

Can I use K18 Serum and Masque together?

The concentrated formulas are not intended to be layered, but you will use both products at separate times during your service.

During a color service you will apply Serum before coloring/bleaching and then apply Masque at the end of the service instead of conditioner.

During a perm, you can use Serum prior to applying your perm solution and apply Masque after washing instead of conditioner. 

What would happen if I put K18 Masque or Serum into lightener?

No benefits have been found from adding K18 to lightener. It’s meant to directly protect and strengthen hair before and after coloring/bleaching. It does not need to be added into color or bleach. 

How does K18 work?

K18 utilizes a breakthrough patented oligopeptide (K18PeptideTM) which shuttles amino acids (the building blocks of hair) into the inner structure of the hair. Once inside the hair cortex, the unique amino-acid chain goes directly to the broken disulfide bonds to replace the lost amino acids, regenerating the bond permanently and restoring ultimate strength, resilience and softness.

What is Masque’s pH?

Masque: 5.0-6.0 

 

How much K18 Masque should I use?

The amount of Masque needed will vary depending on hair type, thickness, and condition. Refer to the chart below as a guide.  

 

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Are the products Keratin Treatment safe?

We did not design K18 products to be used as part of a keratin service. But, they are great to use after a keratin service. You can start using K18 after your first shampoo at home.

Is K18 Peptide a replacement for a conditioner?

K18’s primary goal is to regenerate broken bonds in order to rebuild and restore strength and elasticity to your hair. Any detangling or conditions benefits are a bonus. As long as you leave Masque in for 4 minutes, you can add a leave in conditioner if desired. Most people find they get all of the conditioning they need from using K18 Masque without conditioner. 

Why do you use the product on towel dried hair?

K18Peptide is not able to correctly attach bonds in the presence of too much water inside the cortex. However, the hair needs to be slightly damp to help with the penetration of the product into the cortex. 

Can I use styling products with K18?

You can layer styling products on top of K18 Masque after the 4 minute processing time. 

Are the products Keratin Treatment safe?

We did not design K18 products to be used as part of a keratin service. But, they are great to use after a keratin service. Your client can start using K18 after their first shampoo at home.

Is K18 a replacement for a conditioner?

K18’s primary goal is to regenerate broken bonds in order to rebuild and restore strength and elasticity to your hair. Any detangling or conditioning benefits are a bonus. As long as you leave Serum or Masque in for 4 minutes, you can add a leave in conditioner if desired. Most people find that they get all of the conditioning they need from using K18 Masque without conditioner.

Can I use styling products with K18?

You can layer styling products on top of K18 Masque after the 4 minute processing time. 

Aside from bleaching, coloring and perming, what other services can I use K18?

K18 can be used on almost any client, any service. The strengthening and softening benefits can transform any hair type that has been damaged by bleach, color, chemical, or heat damage. You can use K18 as a strengthening treatment during haircuts or blowouts. You can also use K18 as part of a perming service. 

Why do you use the products on towel dried hair?

K18PeptideTM is not able to correctly attach bonds in the presence of too much water inside the cortex. However, the hair needs to be slightly damp to help with penetration of the product into the cortex. That is why it is most effective on towel-dried, damp hair. 

Why do you need to leave K18 Masque in?

K18 is more effective when left-in. The formula is lightweight and works on the inside of the hair, so the hair is left feeling clean and light, even without rinsing it out.

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