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PEPTIDE PREP™ pro chelating hair complex

No-mix, spray-on demineralizing treatment
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 16 reviews

This innovative no-mix, spray-on demineralizing treatment is clinically proven to reduce 7 types of metal + mineral buildup* for more vibrant, even color, restored bounce and shine, and improved product effectiveness.

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Engineered for fast-paced PROs - No mix. No extra rinse. Works in just 4 minutes.

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

Why it works:
Chelation Cocktail: A unique blend of 5 chelators with a range of metal attractions is clinically proven to reduce 7 of the most common metals and minerals from hair: Calcium, Magnesium, Copper, Zinc, Nickel, Cadmium, Lead.

Antioxidant Peptide: Our antioxidant peptide blocks oxidative reactors and neutralizes metals in the hair for double the protection against reactive damage.

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key benefits

  • Removes mineral + metal buildup in just 4 minutes. No mixing and no extra rinse needed.

  • Resets hair for optimal chemical and color services - Helps ensure even color + lift, and prevent unexpected chemical reactions.

  • Revive color vibrancy - Removes discoloration from mineral and metal reactions + reveals true hue before and between chemical services.

  • Restore natural texture + bounce - Draws out even hard-to-budge mineral deposits that cause buildup and weigh hair down.

  • Repair enhancer - Clean, demineralized hair allows the K18 molecular repair service to work better.

how to use

How to use prior to a chemical service:

  1. Shake well before use. Turn trigger to "on" position.
  2. Section dry hair into 4 quadrants, apply 6-10 sprays of K18 PEPTIDE PREP™ pro chelating hair complex to each quadrant.
  3. Wait 4 minutes.
  4. Follow with K18 professional molecular repair hair mist. Wait 4 minutes. Do not rinse.
  5. Perform chemical services and process as usual.
  6. Shampoo with K18 PEPTIDE PREP™ detox shampoo. Do not condition.
  7. Towel dry + apply K18 professional molecular repair hair mask. Wait 4 minutes. Do not rinse.
  8. Apply K18 molecular repair hair oil. Wait 4 minutes then cut or style as usual.
  9. Apply K18 molecular repair hair oil to dry hair as a finisher.*

How to use prior to a haircut or blowout:

  1. Shake well before use. Turn trigger to "on" position.
  2. Section dry hair into 4 quadrants, apply 6-10 sprays of K18 PEPTIDE PREP™ pro chelating hair complex to each quadrant.
  3. Wait 4 minutes. Shampoo with K18 PEPTIDE PREP™ detox shampoo. Do not condition.
  4. Towel dry + apply K18 professional molecular repair hair mist. Wait 4 minutes. Do not rinse.
  5. Apply K18 professional molecular repair hair mask. Wait 4 minutes. Do not rinse.
  6. Apply K18 molecular repair hair oil. Wait 4 minutes then cut or style as usual.
  7. Apply K18 molecular repair hair oil to dry hair as a finisher.*

*For cases of extreme mineral buildup, process K18 pro chelating hair complex for up to 10 minutes, then rinse and shampoo with K18 PEPTIDE PREP™ detox shampoo. Dry hair as needed, then proceed with the instructions.

Ingredients

Water (Aqua) (Eau), Polysorbate 20, Carnosine, Trisodium Dicarboxymethyl Alaninate, Sodium Phytate, Sodium Gluconate, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Gluconolactone, Sodium Carboxymethyl Inulin, Sapindus Mukorossi Peel Extract, Lactic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Calcium Gluconate, Fragrance (Parfum), Benzyl Salicylate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene.

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K18 molecular repair service

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Description

This innovative no-mix, spray-on demineralizing treatment is clinically proven to reduce 7 types of metal + mineral buildup* for more vibrant, even color, restored bounce and shine, and improved product effectiveness.

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What is a chelator?

A chelator acts as a strong magnet—pulling metals + minerals out of the hair for more vibrant, even color, restored bounce and shine, and improved product effectiveness.

What’s the difference between K18 detox shampoo and the PRO chelating hair complex?

The difference is in what kind of buildup each formula was designed to target. Our PEPTIDE PREP™ detox shampoo was engineered to tackle tough buildup primarily from products, oil, and dirt. Our pro chelating hair complex was engineered to target metals + minerals. Together, these two products do major cleanup duty across different types of buildup for the cleanest canvas possible, ensuring healthier hair and better efficacy of chemical services and styling products.

How does the PRO chelating hair complex work?

The pro chelating hair complex is powered by a proprietary formulation that tackles the most extreme metal + mineral buildup to deliver what you need with unparalleled speed, efficiency, and accuracy.

Chelation cocktail - A unique blend of 5 chelators with a range of metal attractions is clinically proven to reduce 7 of the most common metals and minerals from the hair: Calcium, Magnesium, Copper, Zinc, Nickel, Cadmium, and Lead.

Antioxidant Peptide - Our antioxidant peptide blocks oxidative reactors and neutralizes metals in the hair for double the protection against reactive damage.

Soapnut - Inspired by biological design, this cleansing agent found in nature works as a powerful surfactant.

How often do I use it on my clients?

Use the pro chelating hair complex before each and every salon service, including:
• Before every chemical or color service - to ensure even color + lift and reduce unexpected chemical reactions
• Before a cut or styling - to reveal hair’s natural texture + provide a clean canvas for treatment and styling products
• Between services 1-2x monthly, or as often as needed - to revive color vibrancy + reset texture, smoothness, and bounce
• Before K18 molecular repair formulas - to pave the way for effectiveness of reparative treatments

Will the pro chelating hair complex strip my client’s color?

No, it will not strip your client’s color. This formula was engineered for more vibrant, even color application, and to revive existing discoloration or brassy color that can be impacted by mineral + metal reactions.

How can I tell if my clients need a chelating treatment?

Every client needs a chelating treatment, because chances are high that they have some level of mineral + metal buildup. Regardless of your client’s hair condition, water quality, lifestyle, or desired services, they can benefit from a chelating treatment. Look for signs of buildup like visibly dull, discolored, rough, damaged looking hair. Other signs are if their products aren’t working well, or after exposure to pool or ocean water.

Why does it go on dry hair instead of wet or damp hair?

It goes on dry hair to save you time. Our proprietary formula is engineered with enough water to start the cuticle swelling process without having to wet the hair first. For maximum efficacy, using this on dry hair will ensure it collects metals + minerals from hair, and not from water found in wet or damp hair. The pro chelating hair complex does work on damp hair, but you will see the best results when applied to dry hair.

85% of US homes have hard water

That means your clients most likely have metal + mineral buildup

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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.

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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.

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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

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your in-salon chelating guide

  • identify buildup
  • quick facts
Master colorist + salon owner Christine Thompson talks how to identify + navigate metal and mineral buildup in the salon
Get the facts about the PEPTIDE PREP™ pro chelating hair complex from master colorist Dell Miller.

see the chelating complex in action

  • blonde
  • curly-coily
  • fashion color
Blondes go from discolored, brassy, or green strands to brighter, even color with restored bounce
Curls + coils go from rough and limp to smooth + bouncy
Fashion colors go from dull, discolored and limp to vibrant + bouncy

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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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clean canvas = maximum molecular repair

Use the chelating complex to remove metals + mineral buildup pre-service—ensuring maximum results from K18 molecular repair formulas.
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average rating 4.9 out of 5
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Reviewed by Aja O.
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I recommend this product
Age
25 - 34
Client Hair Concerns
  • Chemical Damage
  • Dryness
  • Fragile/Brittle Hair
Client Hair Types
  • Fine/Thin
  • Medium Density
  • Thick/Coarse
Client Results
  • Bouncy Hair
  • Stronger hair
  • Shinier Hair
  • Soft Touchable Hair
  • Smoother Hair
Rated 5 out of 5
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Obsessed!!

As a blonde specialist this freaking changes everything!!!

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Reviewed by Laura E.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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MUST HAVE for AZ stylists!

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The PRO Chelating mist is saving my clients hair from all the copper in our AZ water & all the chlorine from swim (basically year round) season. Added bonus is it only takes 4 mins! I use it on EVERY client.

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Don't you love the quick use! Thank you for your review, Laura!

Reviewed by Vicki B.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Hair has extra shine and body!!!

I have been using this spray in the hair during the color processing time, 15 mins. I am so happy with the improved shine and my guests notice the extra body immediately! The color is holding with little to normal fading.

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Thank you Vicki for your review!

Reviewed by Elizabeth R.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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In love

So far I'm in love with all of these products. The amazing difference they make. AMAZING

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Thank you for your review Elizabeth!

Reviewed by Sharesa g.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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This stuff gave me super powers!

Ok not like, super man, but I can lift better, faster, and safer. And that’s pretty close to super powers!

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