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K18 PEPTIDE™ PREP Detox Shampoo


A colour-safe, non-stripping clarifying shampoo with the K18PEPTIDE™ to gently but effectively deeply cleanses hair and scalp.

The pH-optimized (meaning it is close to the natural pH of hair cuticle and scalp) lather works to unclog hair follicles while banishing dirt, oils, metals from hard and tap water, and ingredients left behind from heavy product buildup. Reduces 99% product buildup*, 95% sebum* + 76% copper* after just 1 wash, for detoxified, refreshed hair. (Results observed as a reduction in product buildup and sebum in scientific-technical testing on bleached hair tresses and as a reduction in copper in scientific-technical testing on hair tresses exposed to contaminated hard water observed after 1 use of K18 PEPTIDE PREP™ detox shampoo.

Clears the path: Intentional formulation means no fillers or deposits left behind leaving the cleanest canvas for maximum K18 Molecular Repair Leave-in Treatment results if you wish to complete your power duo!

Uniquely targets metals present in tap and hard water: Tackles common metals like Nickel, Cadmium, Lead, Zinc, Iron that can cause dullness and buildup on the hair.

Activated charcoal absorbs toxins, excess oils, and dirt in the hair and scalp.

Salicylic Acid clears sebum buildup in follicles without stripping hair of essential moisture and lipids.

K18PEPTIDE™ helps reduce protein loss to help keep hair feeling healthy and strong.

Massage into hair + scalp to remove excess buildup. Thoroughly rinse. Repeat as needed. Creates a clean canvas for optimal results from K18 molecular repair formulas.

If you have a compromised highly porous cuticle layer, or have thirsty curls that become dry easily, you could treat this as a maintenance cleanse once a month/two months to remove mineral build-up from water, and/or products build-up from other products.

If you have hard water build-up, build-up from other products or chemicals, or the potential for metals to be in your water and therefore your hair, and you wish to create a particularly clean canvas, the K18 PEPTIDE™ PREP Detox Shampoo will be your best and most gentle cleansing option.

Equally, if you have put your curls through any damaging treatments including bleach, foils, lightening, heat damage, chemical damage, or mechanical damage, you will have broken keratin chains and bonds inside the cortex of your hair strands. Keratin chains are responsible for your hair's core strength and elasticity. In this case, the K18™ Leave-In Molecular Repair Mask is the second and final step in your this power duo.

No, this cleanser lathers. Though it is sulphate-free, it does lather.
If you are following The Curly Girl Method as written by Lorraine Massey (author of 'Curly Girl: The Handbook'), the method does not incorporate lathering cleansers at ANY stage. (For our non-lathering cleansers, please see the other cleansers that we have available). However, if you are following the Cut It Kinky protocol for tight curls, or enjoy the use of a lathering shampoo this is a suitable product for use on all textures.

Water (Aqua) (Eau), Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Salicylic Acid, Charcoal Powder, sh-Oligopeptide-78, Panthenol, Glycerin, Sodium Phytate, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Citric Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance (Parfum), Benzyl Salicylate, Limonene.

Vegan, colour-safe, cruelty-free.

K18 is the most sought after hair care product in the world and consequently the most diverted and counterfeited. We are an authorised reseller, and our K18 products are supplied to us by K18's authorised distributor for NZ.

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