frequently asked questions – bhave™ rescue
Q What is bhave™ Replicine™ Functional Keratin®?
A The only commercially available fully functional keratin protein that has been extracted using a patented technology from pure New Zealand wool. Replicine™ Functional Keratin® respects the complexity of natural proteins and works to replicate them in form, sequence and function. It acts just like the natural keratin in hair and gives the same protection and strength. Combining three technologies – oxidized keratins, intact keratin proteins and keratin peptides has created a unique keratin technology that captures the essential aspects of keratin proteins required for genuine benefit.
Q What are the advantages of Replicine™ Functional Keratin®?
A Most labs treat all keratins as the same, but the scientists behind the Replicine™ Functional Keratin® know that this is not the case. Some keratins are responsible for strength and some act as glue that holds the hair together. By respecting the different forms of keratin, Replicine™ Functional Keratin® technology isolates and uses the proteins exactly how they were intended. Replicine™ Functional Keratin® is the only keratin protein that can mimic and regenerate with hairs own natural keratin. Replicine™ Functional Keratin® is almost identical to the keratin present in skin and hair, and so can naturally bind and interact with skin and hair and impart a range of benefits.
Q Can damaged hair be repaired by keratin?
A Yes, in many cases with repeated treatments, Replicine™ Functional Keratin® rebuilds the keratin protein in damaged hair. This is possible as the keratin structure, essential for binding, has been maintained.
Q Can keratins get into hair or do they just coat the surface?
A If hair is in perfect condition then Replicine™ Functional Keratin® will deposit on the surface and form a sacrificial shield, protecting the hair from damage. However, if hair is damaged then the hair structure is opened up and Replicine™ Functional Keratins penetrate into the fibre and bind to the internal structure, rebuilding the damaged proteins to restore strength and condition to the fibre. Experts have studied the penetration of Replicine™ Functional Keratin® into the hair structure using microscopy to prove that it penetrates and stays bound inside the hair.
Q Is the keratin in hair care products the same as keratin in my hair?
A Keratin from wool is almost exactly the same as the keratin in your hair. The Replicine™ technology takes care to maintain the keratin structure when isolating it from wool, so it is almost exactly the same as the keratin in your hair. This makes it ideal for repairing the damaged keratin in hair.
Farmed throughout the pristine countryside of New Zealand, no animals are harmed at any stage of the wool harvesting process. They return to the fields to graze after shearing.