Looking Deeper than ever into Damage:
SSVs (Stick-Shaped Voids)
In 2015, Milbon’s research lab discovered a process for analyzing hair from a 3D perspective: bringing CT-scan technology to haircare for the first time. Our analyses at Japan’s synchrotron radiation facility—known as SPring-8—revealed astounding, never-before seen realities about damaged hair.
SSVs (Stick-Shaped Voids) are hollow, tubular gaps that form in chemically treated hair—and which seem to contribute to loss of shine, split ends, and breakage.
This discovery expands Milbon’s possibilities for helping hair types around the world to become healthy and beautiful again.
SPring-8—located in Japan's Hyogo prefecture—is a large synchrotron radiation facility, and one which delivers the most powerful scanning radiation currently available. (In fact, it’s one of the three most important facilities of its kind, the others being in France and the United States.) Consisting of powerful, narrow electromagnetic beams, synchrotron radiation is generated when electrons—after being accelerated nearly to the speed of light—are forced to travel in a curved path by a strong magnetic field. SPring-8 uses this type of radiation to conduct scientific research in nanotechnology, biotechnology, and industrial applications.
SSVR-Silk™ to the Rescue
In the absence of effective treatment, SSVs continue to expand, causing hair to lose its shine and resilience.
SSVR-Silk™ is a powerful, silk-based complex which supersedes these hollow tubular gaps—and improves hair’s overall integrity, inside and out.
SSVR-Silk™: Isostearoyl Hydrolyzed Silk
To keep hair looking just the way it does after a salon visit, Milbon has a unique 5-week maintenance regimen. It kicks off with a stylist consultation followed by a personalized, in-salon deep-conditioning treatment that gives superior results.
Each Milbon Signature Line professional treatment includes a homecare kit, with four weekly boosters that ensure salon results continue for 5 weeks. Complementary products from our daily homecare collection are designed to further optimize effects.
Milbon’s versatile portfolio offers solutions for an array of hair care concerns, and helps maintain beautiful results between salon visits. With our 5-week regimen, every day can start off with beautiful hair.
Tips for Milbon Homecare
Thoroughly wet both hair and scalp for 90 seconds before shampooing to maximize product performance.
Emulsify shampoo between palms and gently work into hair and scalp. Milbon shampoos cleanse and condition at the same time.
Apply conditioner to hair from mid-length to ends, and massage in for 30 seconds until hair feels soft and smooth.