Q&A

Q: What is REPAREX?

A: REPAREX is a hair product which restores gray hair to its natural color.

Q: Is it a hair dye?

A: No, it is not. A hair dye colors your hair from the outside but REPAREX restores your natural hair color from the inside.

Q: How is it possible to color the hair from the inside?

A: REPAREX does not color your hair. REPAREX is a natural solution which utilizes the knowledge we have of the underlying reason for hair going gray. It supplies your hair with an enzyme that removes oxygen molecules from hair pigment, which returns your hair its original color.

Q: What is the correct way to use REPAREX?

A: The REPAREX bottle has a duckbill spray nozzle which helps you to apply small amounts of REPAREX directly onto the scalp, close to the hair roots. Always apply REPAREX to damp hair. After applying, wait for 3-4 minutes and then dry your hair with a hairdryer. Using a hairdryer will remove any extra solution you may have applied and will also help to speed up the process. During the first ten days we recommend you use REPAREX every day. Once your hair color has been restored, we recommend reducing your use of REPAREX to once or twice per week.

Q: Does it mean that I will use an entire bottle of REPAREX before my original hair color is restored?

A: This differs from user to user. Depending on the type and length of your hair, you may use less than half of a bottle or more than one bottle of REPAREX to fully restore your original hair color. The first bottle usually lasts for one to three weeks. Once you reach your natural color one bottle should last you around a month.

Q: After using REPAREX my hair went a slight shade of red, what should I do?

A: Any red shade is a result of applying too much REPAREX. You do not need to do anything as it will wear off on its own within a few days. Please re-read the instruction manual which is contained in your packaging, which tells you the amount of REPAREX that should be used. Please continue to use REPAREX, but in smaller applications.

Q: I am using REPAREX and I my original hair color is back. Am I now able to dye my hair if I wish?

A: Yes you can. REPAREX reacts to your hair from the inside unlike hair dye which works from the outside. We highly recommend you wait at least 3 weeks between your last use of REPAREX and starting to dye your hair. This also applies if you would like to start using REPAREX on dyed hair; wait at least 3 weeks after last dying your hair, ensuring it is free of any color before you start using our product.

Q: I wash my hair daily, can I wash my hair immediately after applying REPAREX?

A: No. Every cosmetic product needs some time to activate. Immediately washing your hair will not allow this to happen.

Q: Can I use any shampoo to wash my hair while using REPAREX?

A: Yes, you can. To increase REPAREX efficiency we highly recommend using REPAREX shampoo.

Q: Why do people go gray?

A: Our bodies produce a pigment called melanin which occurs in an oxidized, colorless form. Our hair roots produce an enzyme called catalase that removes oxygen molecules out of melanin, giving hair its natural color. As we get older or go through stress our body produces less and less catalase to do this job. The oxygen left in the melanin leaves our hair gray. REPAREX contains an enzyme that is able to remove the oxygen from the melanin and thus restore our hair to its natural color.

Q: Is there any chance that when using REPAREX I will end up with any color other than my original?

A: There is no chance, REPAREX contains no dyes, you can only restore your natural color.

Q: Can I use a hairdryer after applying REPAREX to my hair?

A: Yes, we highly recommend you use a hairdryer after each application, it will remove any extra solution you may have applied and will also help to speed up the entire process.

Q: On days after using REPAREX I noticed that my nails are sometimes colored, why is that?

A: REPAREX removes oxygen from oxidized melanin pigment, collagen. The reason why your fingers can become colored is lack of oxygen. We highly recommend washing your hands, nails and removing any trace of REPAREX from the sink, comb or anywhere else you may have accidently gotten REPAREX. If you wash any affected areas immediately, (warm water should be enough) it should wash clean; if you spot stains after few hours or days it is much harder to get rid of them but in most cases bleach will help. Unfortunately, if you stain your clothes with REPAREX, you will not be able to wash it off, therefore we recommend you fully cover your clothes while using REPAREX and using old clothes during application.

Q: Is it true that REPAREX works only when applied to my hair roots?

A: REPAREX should be applied near your hair roots but it works along the entire length of your hair.
Q: Why have you used a duckbill applicator rather than a simple spray nozzle?
A: The result of many years of testing showed that this mechanism proved to be the most efficient. A spray system covers only the surface of your hair, a makes it difficult to apply the solution closer to the roots.

Q: Why isn’t REPAREX available as a gel?

A: Our lab tests showed that if REPAREX was applied as a gel the user would have to wash his/her hair daily which decreased the efficiency of our product and was felt as a nuisance by many test users.

Q: It is true that REPAREX is harmless? What about side effects such as hair loss?

A: No such side effects are known. REPAREX has been carefully tested according to the latest EC regulations for cosmetic products; this includes testing for heavy metal content, skin irritation and any general harm. It has also been evaluated by independent Cosmetic Product Safety Assessors. Furthermore REPAREX has also been registered at the Central Registration of Cosmetic Products in Brussels and classified as harmless and 100% in line with all legal requirements.

Q: Why is REPAREX being sold in 3 variations, for men, women, and beard and moustache?

A: When we first started developing REPAREX we wanted to produce only one unisex product. During the years of our trials and tests with volunteers it was found that female and male hair require slightly different formulations. It was also found that beards and mustaches are full of dust mites, which degrade the enzyme’s activity. This is why REPAREX is being manufactured as three solutions, so each can be right and most effective for you.

Q: Can I use REPAREX for women during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

A: Yes you can. Ingredients in REPAREX are never absorbed into your body and therefore are harmless and not dangerous for the mother or the baby during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Q: I have noticed that since I started to use REPAREX my hair is more elastic then it used to be before. Is there any toner in REPAREX?

A: No there isn’t any toner. The elasticity occurs from the change of the molecular structure of reduced melanin. You are not only getting the color of your youth but also the elasticity – this is one of the good side effects of our REPAREX!

Q: After using REPAREX I have my original brown hair color back but I miss being blond, can I bleach my hair?

A: Yes, you can but it is best to use hydrogen peroxide. Bleaching does the opposite process to REPAREX by binding the oxygen back to melanin.

Q: You say that REPAREX removes dandruff. I know that you can remove dandruff using a shampoo containing sulphur or antibiotics. Does your product contain similar ingredients?

A: The last results from scientific research in dandruff production showed that hair produces microbes named nano-bacteria. REPAREX contains silver and since Ancient times it has been known that silver kills bacteria. The small content of silver in REPAREX is sufficient to eliminate dandruff as it removes the nano-bacteria.

Q: After gaining my original hair color from use of REPAREX I can still see some gray spots, how can I get rid of those?

A: If your hair is too thick you might have left some areas of your scalp untreated. Use an ear-stick to treat those areas.

Q: I would like to use REPAREX but I am an albino, what color hair will I get?

A: Albinism is a genetic state in which the cells that normally produce the catalase enzyme do not contain the gene that regulates this production, which is why your hair does not have any color. Our product contains an enzyme which will help your hair have color for the first time! It will be similar in color to the hair color of your mother or father. You can use our product with no fear!

Q: What will happen if I stop using REPAREX?

A: Your hair will become gray again. This is because REPAREX restores the natural hair de-oxidation process which your body used to do but no longer is capable of doing on its own. Your hair will turn gray within approximately two months of stopping REPAREX uset.

Q: I have been using REPAREX for one year. My hair has always been very thin, however now I can see that my hair is thicker and more elastic. Is this thanks to REPAREX?

A: Yes it is. What you see is the enrichment caused by removing the oxygen from the melanin in your hair. As oxygen is taken out of the melanin molecule regularly it causes the melanin molecule to become larger. That’s why your hair is more solid and elastic!

Q: I have noticed some light gray circles on my hair. The physicians told me that it is vitiligo. Could REPAREX help with this issue?

A: If you have vitiligo circles on your skin we cannot help, but REPAREX will restore the natural color of these discolored areas in your hair. This is also true of albinism. Apply REPAREX to your entire scalp including the vitiligo areas.

Q: After using REPAREX I spilt some of it on my sink and the counter in my bathroom. This has caused black spots, how do I get rid of them?

A: When our product is in contact with non-organic tissue it cannot remove any oxygen from the substance and after some time in place without being absorbed our product will start to cause spots, these can be removed by a chloride solution (Bleach, Domestos, Vanish etc.). Use a sponge, cloth or a cosmetic pad to remove it.

Q: Some manufacturers of similar products recommend a diet while applying their products, what about REPAREX, is any diet needed while using it?

A: There is no died needed. The only thing that we recommend is keeping the washing of your hair to a minimum during the first ten days.

Q: I am a happy REPAREX user but I noticed that when I turn my head in the light the shades of my hair color change a little bit. When I had dyed hair this never happened, why is that?

A: When your hair color was natural it looked as it does now. What you see with dyed hair is unnatural. This is one of the differences between colored and natural hair. This is another proof that our product really returns your natural color only and nothing else.

Q: I used REPAREX on my eyebrows but I have noticed that the result is not as strong and effective as when I used it on my hair. Why is that?

A: This could be because you have used REPAREX for men or women. For your eyebrows use REPAREX Against Gray Beard and Mustache.

Q: I didn’t read the instruction manual before I used your product, I thought it was the same as a hair dye so I used the whole bottle. Am I in any danger?

A: No, don’t worry. The worst-case scenario is that your hair will turn a shade of red but it will go away after a few days. You can speed this up by washing your hair several times every day. REPAREX is 100% harmless.

Q: Can I use REPAREX like a shampoo, applying lots of it to my hair and then washing the foam away?

A: No, do not do this. If you try this, no foam will form anyway. We recommend you only apply a small amount of REPAREX close to the roots of your hair, massage it in well with your fingertips and/or palm and use a hair dryer at the end. Using a hair dryer will speed up REPAREX efficiency and will help to get rid of any extra REPAREX you may have applied.

Q: I applied REPAREX to my hair and my shirt got dirty, what should I do?

A: You can try to wash your shirt with a chlorine solution but if the stain has been there for too long then you may not be able to get rid of it. This can happen if too much REPAREX was used or got spilled directly onto your shirt by mistake. For this reason we always recommend either not wearing any clothes or covering them completely with a towel which you won’t mind getting dirty.

Q: Is it true that that G-reductase causes hair loss? REPAREX also contains G-reductase. Is it safe?

A: G-Reductase doesn’t cause hair loss, you can keep on using REPAREX without worry.

Q: How long does one bottle of REPAREX usually last for?

A: It depends on the hair length and density. Thicker and longer hair require more solution and a longer time to achieve the desired result. If your hair is of average length (3-5 inches) then the first bottle should last for about 7-21 days, but once you achieve your natural color then your second bottle should last for at least 1 month.

Q: I used my wife’s REPAREX and it worked on my hair as well. Why do you sell it in three different variations?

A: The main ingredients which return your original hair color is the same in all our REPAREX products. But we do not recommend to mix them as prolonged use of REPAREX for men might damage women’s hair as they are thinner, more fragile and finer. Therefore we have added some ingredients vital for female hair into REPAREX for women which are not needed for men – such as biotin, pantothenic acid, marine salt etc. Concerning REPAREX for beard and mustache, we added other ingredients such as lanolin which helps remove mites from beards and mustaches. Mites were reducing the efficiency of REPAREX because they consume the active enzyme. This is why we produce three variations of the product.

Q: At my home I have two bottles of REPAREX which expired 3 months ago. I used them and they still do the job. Is this safe to do so?

A: The expiration date is calculated with considerable reserve, and REPAREX will not go bad, but it will gradually lose effectiveness. We recommend that you replace the expired product with a new one for best results.

Q: I found one very old bottle of REPAREX on my bathroom shelf. How should I ecologically dispose of it?

A: The contents of the bottle can be flushed down the toilet. The plastic bottle and box should be recycled.

Q: I heard that after using REPAREX my hair will become straight and unable to curl, is this true?

A: This is not true. When using REPAREX your hair will behave as your hair always did. Therefore you can treat your hair as you wish, you can curl, dry, comb etc. without any problem.

Q: You mentioned that in beards and mustaches there are mites. How do you eliminate them?

REPAREX for beard and mustache will do this for you thanks to lanolin and copper acetate, which have been included in the solution.