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PEPTIDE PREP™ PRO chelating hair complex

No-mix, spray-on demineralizing treatment
Rated 4.7 out of 5
Based on 3 reviews

Reset hair for optimal chemical + color services, revive color vibrancy and restore smoothness and bounce in just 4 minutes. No mix formula. No extra rinse required.

This PRO-exclusive innovative no-mix, spray-on demineralizing treatment works to effectively reduce 7 of the most common types of metals + minerals in just 4 minutes. The result is better, more even color + chemical services, revived color vibrancy, restored smoothness and bounce, and improved effectiveness of products and styling.

Bonus: removal of metal and mineral buildup from tap and hard water creates a clear path for the K18 PRO service molecular repair formulas.

  • Clinically proven to reduce 7 types of metals and minerals in just 4 minutes*
  • Clinically proven to significantly reduce discoloration from copper and chlorine exposure**
  • Won't impact lightener lift or processing time***

*results observed on bleached hair tress with hard water buildup after 4-minute application of chelating complex

**results observed on bleached hair tress exposed to copper and chlorine after 4-minute application of chelating complex

***results observed on brunette hair tress with hard water buildup that was bleached after 4-minute application of chelating complex

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

Metals and minerals present in water can damage the hair—reducing the effectiveness of chemical and color services, dulling color, impacting the hair’s texture and bounce.

This is especially true for those with previously damaged or chemically-serviced hair, and those with heavy exposure to hard water and alkaline pH water.

Our chelator acts like a magnet, attracting 7 of the most common metals and minerals away from the hair and giving it a demineralizing refresh. Now, you can demineralize hair before every service with a faster, more convenient format, without sacrificing efficacy.

key benefits

  • Remove mineral + metal buildup in just 4 minutes - A concentrated cocktail of chelators targets 7 of the most common minerals and metals, for a deep demineralizing refresh in minutes. No mixing and no extra rinse needed.
  • Resets hair for optimal chemical and color services - To ensure even color + lift, reduce streakiness and hollow spots - and prevent unexpected chemical reactions.
  • Revive color vibrancy - Improves color vibrancy and reveals true hue before and between chemical services. Removes any brassy green pigments and discoloration from mineral and metal reactions.
  • Restore natural texture + bounce - Draws out even hard-to-budge mineral deposits that cause buildup and weigh hair down.
  • Repair enhancer - Clean, demineralized hair paves the way for the K18PEPTIDE™ to deliver a more effective repair treatment.

how it works

Proprietary formulation 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, 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 to use

Prior to a chemical service
  • Shake well before use. Turn trigger to "on" position.
  • Section dry hair into 4 quadrants, then apply 6-10 sprays of K18 PRO chelating hair complex per quadrant based on length and density. Hair should feel slightly damp.
  • Work through to evenly distribute. Wait 4 minutes. For cases of extreme mineral buildup, process up to 10 minutes.
  • Follow with K18 PRO mist, wait 4 minutes.
  • Perform chemical services and process as usual.
  • Shampoo with K18 detox shampoo. Do not condition.
  • Towel dry + apply K18 PRO mask. Wait 4 minutes then cut or style as usual.
Prior to a haircut or blowout
  • Shake well before use. Turn trigger to "on" position.
  • Section dry hair into 4 quadrants, then apply 6-10 sprays of K18 PRO chelating hair complex per quadrant based on length and density. Hair should feel slightly damp.
  • Work through to evenly distribute. Wait 4 minutes. For cases of extreme mineral buildup, process up to 10 minutes.
  • Shampoo with K18 detox shampoo. Do not condition
  • Towel dry + apply K18 PRO mist
  • Immediately follow with K18 PRO mask. Wait 4 minutes then cut or style as usual.

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.

Description

Reset hair for optimal chemical + color services, revive color vibrancy and restore smoothness and bounce in just 4 minutes. No mix formula. No extra rinse required.

This PRO-exclusive innovative no-mix, spray-on demineralizing treatment works to effectively reduce 7 of the most common types of metals + minerals in just 4 minutes. The result is better, more even color + chemical services, revived color vibrancy, restored smoothness and bounce, and improved effectiveness of products and styling.

Bonus: removal of metal and mineral buildup from tap and hard water creates a clear path for the K18 PRO service molecular repair formulas.

  • Clinically proven to reduce 7 types of metals and minerals in just 4 minutes*
  • Clinically proven to significantly reduce discoloration from copper and chlorine exposure**
  • Won't impact lightener lift or processing time***

*results observed on bleached hair tress with hard water buildup after 4-minute application of chelating complex

**results observed on bleached hair tress exposed to copper and chlorine after 4-minute application of chelating complex

***results observed on brunette hair tress with hard water buildup that was bleached after 4-minute application of chelating complex

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.

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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.

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why we chelate
Every client is exposed to water with metals + minerals that can damage hair. Reset their hair for optimal chemical and color services, revived color vibrancy, and restored smoothness and bounce in just 4 minutes.

your in-salon chelating guide

  • identify buildup
  • how to use
  • quick facts
Master colorist + salon owner Christine Thompson talks how to identify + navigate metal and mineral buildup in the salon
Master colorist + salon owner Christine Thompson shows you how to use the PEPTIDE PREP™ PRO chelating hair complex.
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.
PEPTIDE PREP™ PRO chelating hair complexPEPTIDE PREP™ PRO chelating hair complex
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 PRO service
  • Effectively reduce 7 of the most common types of metals + minerals found in tap and hard water
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PEPTIDE PREP™ detox shampoo 32oz (WHOLESALE)
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
    *results observed on bleached hair tress after 1 wash with detox shampoo
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add the chelating complex to the PRO service

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PRO chelating hair complex
  • Clears the path for maximum results from K18 molecular repair formulas
  • Removes metal + mineral buildup blocking the K18PEPTIDE™
  • Use before the K18 PRO service for more effective repair
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The K18Peptide™ Molecular Repair Service (WHOLESALE)
molecular repair service
  • K18 PRO mist is a lightweight spray format with pH 7.5–8.0. Use after the PRO chelating hair complex, pre-chemical service or layered with mask
  • K18 PRO mask is a heavier-weight cream format with pH 5.0–6.0. Use after the PRO chelating hair complex, post-chemical service or layered with mist
  • With just one salon treatment using the K18 PRO service, hair is restored to 91% original strength + 94% original elasticity*

    *Results observed in a clinical study while using mist and mask as part of a bleaching treatment. Results may vary depending on hair type, quality, and history.
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What is a chelator?

A chelator acts as a strong magnet—pulling metals + minerals out of the hair to revive color, refresh texture, and pave the way for consistent color and chemical treatments. Our formula is powered by a cocktail of 5 chelators that attract and bind the widest variety of metal ions—everything from hard water (calcium and magnesium) to trace metals or heavy metals—for successful processing of chemical services and renewed bounce + color vibrancy

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

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

Why do I need it + how often do I use it?

Regardless of your client’s hair condition, water quality, lifestyle, or desired services, chances are high that they have some level of mineral + metal buildup. 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?

Nope. This formula was engineered for more 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?

All clients can benefit from the PRO chelating hair complex, especially those with 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.

Do I have to rinse out the K18 pro chelating hair complex?

The short answer is: we created this formula so that no extra rinse was needed. The chelating complex is optimized to work within any standard styling or chemical service—which typically includes a trip to the shampoo bowl. Immediate rinsing is not required prior to applying the mist within a chemical service. The chelating complex binds and suspends metal ions in the formula so they are neutralized and suspended prior to the standard rinsing of hair during the service.
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Chelating

I used the new chelating spray on my kids hair. After spray sunscreens and enjoying the pool all summer their hair was dull and lifeless. I left it on for 10mins and washed out with a clarifying shampoo. Now their hair is so shiny and full of bounce. You can now see all the beautiful natural summer sun highlights in their hair too.

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Chelator check!

I finally tried the chelator. it's FANTASTIC, and the major difference is like night and day! I'm loving all the results I've been getting from it! I'm using it with all my clients from now on!

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