Our REPAIR-ME.WASH and RINSE nourishes and restores while reconstructing and replenishing the hair. Read on to learn more about the ingredients inside this powerful repairing duo!
The Papain enzyme found in REPAIR-ME.WASH and RINSE is derived from the papaya fruit when it is green and not quite fully ripened. Most of the Papain is found in the skin, where it is extracted, dehydrated, and purified before reaching its final stages in the form of a powder. It is often manufactured by freeze drying in order to preserve the effectiveness of its nutrients. The papaya fruit can be found around the world in regions including Australia, the United States, China and India. In hair care products, the Papain acts as both an antioxidant and an exfoliant, which means REPAIR-ME.WASH and RINSE not only nourish and restore the hair, they also remove impurities from the hair for a better cleanse. In addition, Papain aids in smoothing the hair. Historically, Papain was the second enzyme to be crystallised and examined under an x-ray, and has also been used as a digestive aid (but please don’t eat REPAIR-ME.WASH and RINSE!).
Another powerful ingredient found in REPAIR-ME.WASH and RINSE is Bromelain. This enzyme is derived from pineapple fruit and stems, where most of the Bromelain can be found in the stems. Typically, fruit stems are seen as a waste product from the fruit, thus the manufacturing of Bromelain actually uses up a material that would be otherwise discarded – making this ingredient as eco-conscious as it is effective in our products! The pineapple fruit and stems can be found in regions including Brazil, Thailand and China, and in hair care products, Bromelain functions in much the same way as Papain, where it smoothes, exfoliates and provides antioxidant benefits to the hair. An interesting fact to note about Bromelain is that it is often also used in the processing of raw silk, due to its gentleness in removing the sericin (a natural gum) from the silk yarn. It does this without harming the delicate nature of the silk or damaging the tensile strength, which mirrors exactly what this gentle yet powerful ingredient does for our hair!
In REPAIR-ME.WASH and RINSE, Papain and Bromelain work together with a blend of other ingredients including Green Pea Protein and Shea Butter to deliver a powerful dose of antioxidants while nourishing, restoring, and strengthening the hair, resulting in optimal shine and manageability. To learn more about REPAIR-ME.WASH, click here. To learn more about REPAIR-ME.RINSE, click here. Not sure which products are right for you? Click here to take our all about.you product matchmaker quiz to find your personalised product recommendation based on your unique hair type and desired results!