You may have already seen the hair product that’s been taking Tik Tok and the rest of social media by storm – the K18 Leave In Molecular Repair Hair Mask. It’s been labeled everything from a “miracle worker” to a “game changer” to “hair magic”. This sounds too good to be true and if you’re anything like me, you might be a little skeptical. So, does K18 really live up to the hype? The short answer is, YES! In this post, we’re going to talk about exactly what K18 is and how it works, how it differs from other hair treatments, and why you need this product in your life.
What Is K18?
K18 is a leave-in hair mask that works at the molecular level to repair, strengthen and hydrate damaged hair. After showering, washing your hair (no conditioner!), and towel drying your hair, apply the mask and wait 4 minutes. After 4 minutes, don’t rinse out the product but you can now apply any products or dry and style your hair as you usually would. K18 is designed as a progressive treatment. At first, use it for 6 consecutive washes and after that, use every 3-4 washes to maintain healthy hair.
How Does K18 Work?
If you’ve ever seen a cross-section of a hair strand through a microscope, you’ll know that there is a lot more to your hair than just the outer layer that we can see. On a scientific level, K18 has been clinically proven to repair damaged hair from the inside out. K18 utilizes the patented oligopeptide (K18 Peptide) to travel and bring amino acids (building blocks) into the inner layers of hair (the polypeptide chains) and repair damage and elasticity at a molecular level. The result is stronger, shinier, smoother hair.
How Does K18 Differ from Other Products?
There are a lot of hair products on the market. So what makes K18 different from the seemingly endless list of conditioners, oils, masks, and serums? Most hair treatments only work on the outer layer of hair, without repairing the bonds that have been broken in the core. So, while this might provide you with some superficial results on the surface, unfortunately, it may not restore your hair’s natural elasticity at its core. Results from traditional hair treatments will likely be a temporary fix that washes out over time. K18 on the other hand, works to repair and reconnect damaged keratin chains and the building blocks of your hair at its core, providing lasting results.
Another popular hair repair treatment you may have heard of is Olaplex. Both K18 and Olaplex work to repair damage in the hair shaft but they work in different ways. The main difference between the two is that K18 restores keratin chains and Olaplex restores disulfide bonds. So what does that mean in non-scientific terms? If you imagine the hair shaft as a ladder, the keratin chains are the structural component of the hair, or the vertical sides of the ladder. Disulfide bonds, on the other hand, are more like the horizontal rungs on the ladder and are the chemical bonds that hold the keratin chains together. Which one is better? While both treatments are very good, K18 does have a slight edge for complete damage repair.
Why Do I Need K18?
Everyone can benefit from K18. There are so many things that can cause damage to our hair. So, even if you don’t colour your hair, or use heat or other products, environmental factors such as the sun, water, washing, brushing, and even diet and stress can cause lasting damage. K18 works to counteract these factors, leaving you with soft, shiny, healthier hair. K18 works on every hair type, including curly hair. Immediate and lasting results will ensure you leave the house feeling beautiful and confident.
There’s a reason K18 has been getting rave reviews from hair experts, celebrities, and anyone who’s tried it. In just four minutes, this leave-in repair mask works to reverse hair damage and provides lasting results. A bottle of K18 can last months! But don’t take my word for it. If millions of views and acclaim still leave you doubtful, give this product a try for yourself and be ready to have your expectations exceeded!