The new biosciences frontier
So, how does Khairpep™ reverse damage and strengthen hair?
It’s all about proteins and peptides. Hair is made primarily of a protein called keratin: what are called ‘keratin associated proteins’ play a crucial role in maintaining a strong hair shaft, by forming a cross-linked network with ‘keratin intermediate filaments’. Khairpep’s patented K18Peptide™ is able to penetrate the hair cortex and interact with the internal disulfide bonds – reversing damage and progressively returning the hair to its healthiest state, restoring its natural, youthful strength and elasticity.
The K18Peptide™ was developed by noted biotechnologist Professor Artur D Cavaco-Paulo and a team of European researchers, after they discovered a protein fragment called Surfactant Protein D during their research into lung proteins. Surfactant Protein D has a unique ability to diffuse through fats and bind with other proteins – including keratin.
Inspired, Professor Artur and his team mapped the entire active keratin genome expression of hair to identify active peptides with biological efficacy that could bind well with keratin associated proteins. After several years of further research, the K18Peptide™ was developed – the longest chain peptide that can penetrate the hair and carry the necessary amino acids right into the heart of the hair to reconnect the broken keratin chains.
The result – long, beautiful, healthy and youthful hair.