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Expert Speaks: Shweta Sahni On Why L'Oréal Professionnel’s Absolut Repair Molecular Range Marks A Scientific Leap In Hair Care

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Shweta Sahni, National Education Head at L'Oréal Professionnel India, answers all your burning questions about the brand’s first-of-its-kind Absolut Repair Molecular Shampoo, Rinse-Off Serum, and Leave-In Mask.
Expert Speaks: Shweta Sahni On Why L'Oréal Professionnel’s Absolut Repair Molecular Range Marks A Scientific Leap In Hair Care

Meet L'Oréal Professionnel’s high-performance hair treatment tailor-made for hair plagued by significant damage. Backed by advanced scientific research, the brand’s patented #AbsolutRepairMolecular line-up – featuring a shampoo, leave-in mask, and a first-of-its-kind rinse-off serum – claims to repair two years of damage in just one use*.

L'Oréal Professionnel Absolut Repair Molecular Range
L'Oréal Professionnel Absolut Repair Molecular Range
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This next-gen solution goes beyond bond repair, harnessing the power of 2% peptides bonder and 5 amino acids to battle hair damage, rebuild the molecular structure*, and restore strength, elasticity, and movement*. Co-developed with renowned repair experts from the industry, L'Oréal Professionnel’s superior formulations are here to save the (bad hair) day.

In an exclusive tell-all, Shweta Sahni, National Education Head at L'Oréal Professionnel India, shares compelling details about the brand’s efficacious care range for resilient, #rebornstronger hair.

Expert Speaks: Shweta Sahni On Why L'Oréal Professionnel’s Absolut Repair Molecular Range Marks A Scientific Leap In Hair Care

• What causes hair damage, and what type of damage does a molecular repair formulation target?

Shweta Sahni: “Hair damage is common and has several causes. External aggressors, excessive heat styling, and over-brushing can cause hair damage. Even something as insignificant as tying a ponytail too tightly can damage your hair. However, the consumer-led conversation about hair damage has changed – the focus has shifted from surface damage to inner damage. So, it’s no longer about surface-damage cures but addressing the root cause. A molecular formula repairs the hair at its deepest level.”

• Bond repair vs. molecular repair: Does molecular repair take a different approach to treating hair damage?

SS: “Our hair is primarily composed of proteins, known as peptides. Each peptide can be broken down into amino acids, strung together by peptide bonds. This dynamic duo forms the building blocks of our hair. If amino acids are compromised or peptide bonds broken, the molecular structure of the hair fibre is damaged, which is what we call ‘inner hair damage’. To fix hair damage at the molecular level, you must address the compromised peptide structure by reinjecting complete peptides into the hair. However, peptides are often too big to be reinjected into your hair.

For the first time, L'Oréal Professionnel has discovered a way to decompose peptides and reinject separate components – peptide bonds and amino acids – into the hair fibre, known as ‘peptide repair’. On the other hand, bond repair is a partial solution because it entails re-injection of bonds into the hair and tackles solely surface-level damage. A damage repair formulation must focus on building the hair fibre at a molecular level; the newly launched Absolut Repair Molecular range by L'Oréal Professionnel does just that. Plus, it’s suitable for all hair types.”

• Peptides have long been a buzzword in skincare; tell us how peptides are revolutionising hair care.

SS: “Peptides are all the rage in skincare. However, peptides are also the building blocks of our hair. As mentioned, hair damage is caused at a molecular level when peptides – and their components, peptide bonds and amino acids – are compromised. To reverse this molecular hair damage, reinjecting peptides (with both their components) into the hair is essential.”

• L'Oréal Professionnel has launched an Absolut Repair Molecular Rinse-off Serum – tell us more about this first-of-its-kind formula.

SS: “The rinse-off serum is the second step in the Absolut Repair Molecular routine and has the highest concentration of peptide bonders among the home-care products. It’s concentrated with an effective- and technology-backed formula of 2% peptide bonder and 5 amino acids. The potent yet lightweight, gel-like formula penetrates deep into the hair and helps rebuild each fibre at the molecular level. The transformation is instant and visible. Use this product after the Absolut Repair Molecular Shampoo instead of your usual mask or conditioner. If you possess denser hair, follow up the rinse-off serum with the Absolut Repair Mask.”

• The L'Oréal Professionnel Absolut Repair Molecular range claims to repair hair damage after just one use. How would you support this claim?

SS: “At any given point, 80-90% of the hair on your scalp is not more than two years old. With consistent cycles of hair fall, hair growth, and regular trims, the ‘age’ of your hair is maintained. So when we say Absolut Molecular Repair reinjects peptide bonds and amino acids into the hair to repair up to 2 years of damage in one use*, we mean that it helps rebuild, repair, and restore all that hair on your head at a molecular level. This claim is also backed by advanced research, six patents, and lab tests on all hair types."

Disclaimers

*Repairs up to 2 years of damage, in one use*
*Instrumental test on the fibre macromolecular structure after application of shampoo + rinse-off serum + leave-in mask

*Rebuilds hair molecular structure
*Instrumental test after 15 applications of shampoo + rinse-off serum + leave-in mask

*Restores strength, elasticity & movement*
*Consumer test after 2 weeks usage of shampoo + rinse-off serum + leave-in mask

*86% more smoothness*
*Instrumental test after application of Absolut Repair Molecular Shampoo

*3X more strength*
*Instrumental test after 15 applications of Absolut Repair Molecular Rinse-off Serum

*Up to 230 degrees heat protection*
*Instrumental test after application of Absolut Repair Molecular Leave-in Mask

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