Why I will never use another hair mask again

K18 Molecular Repair Leave-In Hair Mask Before & After (Photo via Sephora)

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There’s no doubt that a healthy diet, heat protection and a silk pillowcase are the holy grail when it comes to healthy, bouncy hair – but hair masks, like the K18 Molecular Repair Leave-In Hair Maskare also a worthy MVP.

After moving to a much drier climate, the change in air was taking its toll on my skin, my wardrobe, and my hair. As someone who gets their hair thinned twice a year and takes significant steps to ensure healthy hair, I was on a mission to find a way to save my otherwise healthy hair from the dry, static air of my home. new city.

Even after watching a slew of YouTube videos reviewing hair products and polling friends and family en masse for hair health tips, it wasn’t until I visited my local Sephora and heard the praises of K18 Molecular Repair Leave-In Hair Mask that I wondered where that mask had been all my life.

K18 Molecular Repair Leave-In Hair Mask (Photo via Sephora)

K18 Molecular Repair Leave-In Hair Mask (Photo via Sephora)

CA$89/US$75 at Sephora

The details

Whether you’re a hair health enthusiast or have put your strands through their paces, this mask’s patented peptide technology reverses the damage caused by chemical treatments, coloring, bleaching and heat, claiming to restore the strength and bounce of your hair.

Vegan and cruelty-free, K18 Molecular Repair Leave-In Hair Mask uses patented technology to target problem areas to restore hair to its healthiest state. The patented K18 peptide has the perfect size and molecular structure to reach the deepest layers of hair, reconnecting the keratin chains that contribute to your hair’s strength, softness and elasticity.

A bonus? K18 Leave-In Molecular Repair Hair Mask has a sweet floral scent, leaving your hair feeling fresh with hints of jasmine and peony.

How to use it

For this hair mask, the treatment begins with your shower. Wash your hair as usual, but skip the conditioner, gently towel dry after shampooing. K18 works best when used alone without any additional mask.

Once your hair is towel-dried and slightly damp, apply one pump of product, working through hair from ends to roots. K18 recommends using 1-3 pumps depending on the length and density of your hair. As this formula is very concentrated, the amount of product used may seem light compared to other hair masks.

Avoid applying other products to your hair for at least four minutes – this is the activation time. After four minutes, you can continue with your remaining post-shower products. As stated, this mask does not need to be rinsed off.

It is recommended to use the product for the first four to six weeks following any major hair treatment. Then you can go into maintenance mode, using the mask as needed.

K18 Molecular Repair Leave-In Hair Mask

K18 Molecular Repair Leave-In Hair Mask

CA$89/US$75 at Sephora

My opinion – and what others say

I couldn’t believe the change in my hair after the first use of this leave-in mask. It was smooth with tidy ends that seemed to have a professional cut and blowout. Styling was easier than usual and my hair had a soft shine.

Sephora shoppers also can’t get enough of this hair mask in a bottle.

“I really didn’t have high hopes for this product, but I gave it a try anyway. I’ve tried several other link repair products that did next to nothing, but this is an awesome product. My hair is long, thick and bleached to platinum blonde. I noticed a huge difference with just one use. My hair is softer, my waves are back and the frizz is down 75%,” one reviewer shares.

“Okay. I had to leave a review for this. It totally changed the health of my hair. I bleached my hair five times in the last year and it restored it. Completely,” adds another.

With over 2,800 reviews and 4.3 stars, reviewers like to remind first-time buyers that following directions is so important to get full results that boost shine and eliminate frizz.

“I have dark brown hair which I bleach every six weeks. It saved my hair and I cut four different products. I know the negative reviews say it makes your hair gross but they used way too much product,” says one shopper. “I have hair that’s four inches past my shoulder and I only use one pump on each half of my hair. I don’t put too much on my roots and really work it out, and let it go. rest while I do my makeup.”

“I used at least three times less product than usual. I didn’t even need to heat my hair to make it look good. I’m surprised I didn’t use so much product. ..four pumps for all my super thick hair,” adds another, “Love it, so glad I took the plunge, worth every penny.”

The verdict

As a privileged beneficiary of the advantages of K18 Molecular Repair Leave-In Maskk, I couldn’t believe the results after the first use. Currently in “maintenance mode”, I use this product sparingly when my hair needs a little extra TLC and am always impressed with the results. Overall my hair feels and looks healthier than ever.

If you’re looking to get major results with just one hair product, this mask won’t disappoint. Although this is an expensive addition to your hair care routine, the minimum amount of product required means the bottle is likely to last longer than the rest of your hair products – just be sure to follow the instructions. instructions up to a T for best results.

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