Products we use.
All carefully selected to suit our philosophies
– respect & harmonise with Mother Earth and yourself-
Pure Botanical Shampoo, Conditioner & Hair Treatment
After much research, we encountered Livani – 100% Vegan, Australian made, and beautifully crafted products with sustainability in mind. (They have even chosen aluminium for their bottle packaging, as it can be repurposed and recycled infinitely.)
We are proud of using their shampoo and conditioner in our “Scalp & Hair Rejuvenation” menu, as these highest quality pure botanical products actually work ! They leave your hair feeling revitalised, deeply nourished and in a pure sense of luxury.
Their collection offers an exclusive blend of the finest botanical cleansers. Using gentle formulations combined with natural actives, they restore both shine and manageability to the hair while improving the overall condition and health of the scalp.
Prior to your treatment, we select from our range of Signature, Moisture, Smooth, Strengthen, Blonde and Sensitive to suit your current condition.
Moringa Shampoo & Conditioner
For “Clarity & Serenity“, we use locally grown Moringa shampoo & conditioner. Moringa is known as the super-nutrient tree which contains 92 nutrients, 46 antioxidants, 9 essential amino acids, 18 amino acids and 36 anti-inflammatory agents. In other words, it is immensely rich in essential vitamins and minerals to stimulate hair growth and scalp health.
These Cairns-made hair products are carefully crafted so as not to lose their abundant nutrients. For instance , one of the ingredients, Moringa seed oil, is cold pressed unlike cheap solvent extracted ones so that users can benefit from its high nourishing, moisturising and antioxidant power, perfect for taking care of the beauty of your scalp and hair.
Both the shampoo and conditioner are made with Moringa, Argon and lemongrass (refreshing aroma) and are paraben and sulphate free.
Soda Water – Cleansing
“Soda Water” has been quite a popular beauty ingredient in Japan for some time.
Its carbonated properties pull out oil stains, excess sebum (scalp oils), dirt, dead skin cells and product residues in a gentle way. (The soda water has a pH of 5.5, which is also the pH of your skin, so it won’t irritate your scalp) . An exfoliated scalp promotes youthful looking hair with great volume.
In addition, the carbonated water dilates blood vessels and the arterial end of capillaries, which increases blood flow and circulation. This promotes oxygen and nutrient delivery to the hair roots.
At K’s, we use soda gel for deep cleansing of the scalp. Regardless of knowing the above effects, our clients simply enjoy the nice cool feel of the gel when we apply it (because we are in the tropics !) The sparkling sound and the feel of the warm carbonated water at the beginning of our wet procedure also brings tranquility to our clients.
Henna – Hair Dye & Conditioning
Henna is a natural permanent hair dye free from chemicals, that is widely used around the world for its numerous benefits such as..
- Gives a natural colour to your hair with the orange hair tone. (At K’s, we have herb blended henna that gives a dark brown colour), and the colour doesn’t fade off quickly.
- Henna nourishes, strengthens and beautifies your hair and scalp while it colours.
– It improves hair growth and reduces hair loss.
– It prevents hair breakage (The lawsone pigment positively restructures the hair proteins)
– It makes hair lustrous and shiny (as henna makes the cuticle layer of the hair smooth and flat)
– It softens hair and improves elasticity
– It rejuvenates dull, damaged, and dry hair
– It extracts hair residue (pollution, styling products, etc.) as it washes out—like a facial mud mask.
– It detoxes the scalp by its anti-bacterial & anti-fungal properties, and it treats dandruff.
Basically, the more you apply henna on your head, the healthier your scalp & hair become, while chemical-based hair dyes can irritate your scalp or cause hair loss.
As we believe in the immense benefits of using henna, we have implemented henna application into our head spa.
A few things to consider.
On the other hand, there are some disadvantages of using henna for hair dye.
The first one is colour variations. The colouring from henna enters the hair shaft via gaps in the cuticle and strengthens the cuticle by binding with keratin, rather than stripping the hair of its natural colour and replacing it with the new colour as chemical dyes do. This means that the finished colour cannot be exactly predicted and is unique to each individual.
Henna dyes grey hair, however, darker parts won’t undergo significant colour changes. (It acts like a tinted manicure).
Also, as it is all-natural, some people have an allergic reaction to it. If you are concerned, we recommend to do a patch test 48 hours prior to application.
Lastly, the application process is a bit longer compared to box hair dye. In our salon, the leave-in time is around 45 min.
“Quality” of Henna matters.
In most cases, non-desired results come from poor quality henna. (Unfortunately, the packages say ‘organic’ or ‘chemical-free’ but not all really are).
So, what’s the differences between Good quality henna and Poor quality henna ?
First of all, good quality henna powder is genuinely made from leaves while some henna products contain other part of the plants or soil and even chemical.
The highest quality henna is completely dependent on harvesting time, proper storage, and processing of the raw material.
The company we import the henna and other herbal products to use with henna from, primarily focus on quality. They purchase the best quality raw material instead of powder, as they can control and oversee the quality that way, at the best time as per yearly consumption, and filter any extraneous sand during the cleaning process, then store it in their warehouse in proper condition.
They even conduct the lawsone (the property to stain hair) content testing of natural henna once a year to maintain the same quality, & other parameter percentages (like purity, lawsone, moisture etc.) in their in-house laboratory throughout the year.
Finally, their henna is vacuum sealed and packed in an alloy-lined bag (sheltering it from sunlight) to maintain freshness as much as possible.