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Peptide Prep™ PRO chelating hair complex

tackles metal + mineral buildup for optimal service results

no mix. no extra rinse. works in just 4 minutes.

  • Reduce 7 types of metal + mineral buildup in 4 minutes*
  • Reset hair for ideal application of chemical color services
  • Revive color vibrancy
  • Restore natural texture, bounce and smoothness
  • Repair enhancer - clean hair allows K18 molecular repair service to work better

85% of US homes have hard water

That means your clients most likely have metal + mineral buildup

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This is a measure of the concentration of dissolved calcium + magnesium found in water.
On the low end: slightly hard water may cause your client's hair to be dry or dull.
In the middle of the scale: clients' hair may be rough or limp.
At the highest end: you will see + feel more extreme buildup that can lead to breakage, discoloration + unexpected reactions during services.


This is a measure of the amount of hydrogen (H+) ions in water.
Below hair's optimal range (<4.5): while hair is generally ok at lower pH, extremely acidic pH will irritate skin + scalp. It is unlikely to see tap water pH in this range.
Within hair's optimal range of 4.5-5.5: clients experience minimal cuticle swelling with less frizz, better color preservation, and reduced protein loss.
Around 6-7: your client's hair cuticle starts to swell more which leads to color fading, tangles + breakage.
Alkaline (8+): client's hair is susceptible to severe damage and extreme color fading.


7 of the most common metals + minerals impacting client hair

the hard truth about water

Master colorist + salon owner Christine Thompson talks how to identify + navigate metal and mineral buildup in the salon.

Christine Thompson video
Blonde hair after Chelator
Blonde hair before Chelator

why we chelate

Every client is exposed to water with metals + minerals that can damage hair.

100% of stylists agree* treating hair with the PEPTIDE PREP™ PRO chelating hair complex:

✔ Ensures optimal color + chemical services
✔ Provides more even, consistent color coverage
✔ Leaves hair brighter


see the chelating complex in action

Blonde hair before + after chelator
Blondes go from discolored, brassy, or green strands to brighter, even color with restored bounce
Curly-coily hair before and after chelator
Curls + coils go from rough and limp to smooth + bouncy
Fashion hair before and after chelator
Fashion colors go from dull, discolored and limp to vibrant + bouncy

powered by science

Get up close and personal with how our proprietary formula attracts and neutralizes metal + mineral ions.

Get up close and personal with how our proprietary formula attracts and neutralizes metal + mineral ions.

chelating vs detoxing

Use together for the cleanest, most optimized canvas.
PRO chelating hair complex
  • Tackle metal + mineral buildup to reset hair for optimal services, revived color vibrancy, and restored smoothness and bounce
  • Use before every service, between services 1-2x monthly (or as often as needed), and before detox shampoo and K18 molecular repair service
  • Effectively reduce 7 of the most common types of metals + minerals found in tap and hard water
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detox shampoo
  • Clarify product buildup, sebum and copper to reset texture, and optimize performance of products, stylers, and chemical services
  • Perfect for prep ahead of color and chemical services, a clean slate before K18 treatments or haircuts/styling, and after the PRO chelating hair complex
  • Color-safe, non-stripping formula gently but effectively removes 99% product buildup, 95% sebum + 76% copper* for detoxified, refreshed hair

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Chelator and molecular repair service

clean canvas = maximum molecular repair

Use the chelating complex to remove metals + mineral buildup pre-service—ensuring maximum results from K18 molecular repair formulas.
Pro Distribution Partners

Hair professionals can shop wholesale at the following distributors. Professionals within the US will also be able to shop directly from starting early 2021! Check back again soon for updates as we continue to expand globally.

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Paramount Beauty Supply
Salon Services Pro
Salon Service Group
Salonwax Pro
Premier Beauty Supply
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Ozdare - Australia
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American Crew Ltd. - New Zealand
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PlayGround - Hong Kong
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Session Map - Sweden
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