きのね“Haircare with Growing Bacteria”

Don’t people normally think that growing bacteria is a bad thing?
However, according to a recent study, it becomes clear that living with bacteria is actually essential to a healthy life. The normal inhabitant bacteria live not only inside our body but also on the surface of our body. A lot of bacteria live on the scalp, especially. There is a lot of bacteria living in the jungle of your hair. Balancing the conditions of the bacteria on your scalp can help maintain good conditions both for your scalp and for your hair.

‘Kinone’ is a haircare product which is focused on this idea. It balances the conditions of the scalp and promotes healthy hair growth.

PRODUCTS

Kinone Shampoo

“The Shampoo that Doesn’t Need a Conditioner”

The reason why we need conditioners is because the shampoos we are using are too strong and dry our hair and scalp. If we are living a life where we do not need to wash our hair often like in ancient times, we might need such a strong shampoo to wash off all the dirt. However, we actually don’t need that kind of strong shampoo in our life anymore.
Kinone shampoo washes gently, and repairs the hair by using amino acid-based materials, which are the same as those found in our hair. In addition, it moisturizes the scalp and the hair with its Sokonmokuhitamari extract.

By not washing too much and not drying the scalp, Kinone shampoo can preserve good conditions for the bacteria on the scalp.

Kinone Shampoo

Two Types of Hair Conditioning after Use

We recommend ‘Moist Type’ for those who prefer cohesive hair, and ‘Soft Type’ for those who prefer to add volume to their hair.

Kinone ShampooMoist Type/Soft Type300ml
about 1½ months’ worth for shoulder-length hair
2,571 yen + postage

The base is Sokonmokuhitamari and cleaning components, which are derived from the amino acids, which are the same materials as those found in hair.

Sokonmokuhitamari is a moisturizing ingredient extracted from ten selected herbs and crude drugs. In addition, we do not use any chemical agents in the extraction of the essence of these crude drugs. Instead, we apply a traditional extracting method using water. We extract these essences carefully in a committed process. Therefore, these are good ingredients for both the hair and the scalp. If you think that your hair is not beautiful even when you wash it carefully, it is probably because you wash your hair too much. Too much sebum is a problem, but too little sebum is also a problem. If there is too little sebum, bacteria will not be able to live there and healthy hair will not grow. It is important to wash your hair gently and appropriately. The brand ‘Kinone’ comes from the word ‘roots.’ Just like how a forest grows from rich soil, beautiful hair grows from a healthy scalp. Let’s take care of the bacteria and nourish our scalp as though we were cultivating the soil.

Directions

  • 1Wet your scalp and your hair well with lukewarm water before shampooing. Brushing out any tangled hair and dust before rinsing may help to wash off the dirt better.

  • 2Take an appropriate amount of shampoo into your hand, and massage it into your hair. (Adjust the amount of shampoo by your hair length and your preference).

  • 3Wash your scalp gently, massaging it with the middle joints of your fingers.

  • 4Rinse around the scalp, hairline, and neck, and do no leave any shampoo on your skin.

  • 5After shampooing, if you let the shampoo sit for a minute before rinsing, your hair will be moist enough it won’t need conditioning. We recommend washing twice if you are using any hairstyling products (gel, wax, etc.) on your hair.

Ingredients

[Ingredients: Moist Type]

Water, Cocoyl glutamic acid TEA, cocamide DEA, Hydroxyalkyl (C12-14) hydroxyethyl sarcosine, BG, Glycerin, Lauroyl aspartic acid Na, Salvia Miltiorrhiza Root extract, Scrophularia Buergeriana Root extract, Cnidium Monnieri Fruit Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Flower extract, Polygonatum Multiflorum Rhizome/Root Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower extract, Gynostemma Pentaphyllum Leaf extract, Lithospermum Officinale Root extract, Panax Ginseng Root extract, Coptis Japonica Root extract, Polyquaternium-10, Dihydroxypropyl arginine HCl, ceteareth-60 myristyl glycol, Citric acid, Citric acid Na, Etidronate, pentylene glycol, phenoxyethanol

[Ingredients: Soft Type]

Water , cocamidopropyl betaine , cocoyl glutamic acid TEA, Sulfosuccinic acid laureth 2Na, cocamide DEA, polyquaternium -10, Water , cocamidopropyl betaine , cocoyl glutamic acid TEA, Sulfosuccinic acid laureth 2Na, cocamide DEA, polyquaternium -10, Salvia Miltiorrhiza Root extract, Scrophularia Buergeriana Root extract, Cnidium Monnieri Fruit Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Flower extract, Polygonatum Multiflorum Rhizome/Root Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower extract, Gynostemma Pentaphyllum Leaf extract, Lithospermum Officinale Root extract, Panax Ginseng Root extract, Coptis Japonica Root extract, Arnica flower extract, Lamium Album Flower extract, Watercress extract, Brown alga extract, Sophora Angustifolia root extract, Perilla ocymodies leaf extract, Betula alba bark extract, Pinus stlvestris cone extract, Arctium lappa root extract, Swertia japonica extract, Garlic extract, Isodonis Japonicus Lead/Stalk extract, Rosemary leaf extract, Anthemis nobilis flower extract, Hydrolysis keratin, hydrolyzed collagen, hydrolyzed silk, Water-soluble collagen, hyaluronic acid Na, BG, Ethanol, Coconut fatty acid K, hydroxide K, Silver, Phenoxyethanol

Precautions for Use
  • Please use within six months after opening.
  • If unopened, please use within three years.
  • You can use this product regardless of your age and skin type.
Storage
  • Avoid storing in heat, humidity and direct sunlight, and keep out of reach of infants and pets.
ヘッドエッセンス

Head Essence

This is a head essence made of natural ingredients similar to sebum. Vegetable squalane, Jojoba seed oil, olive fruit oil…since these are all similar to sebum, this essence is familiar to the scalp, and is excellent for moisturizing. Use when you want to massage your entire scalp, moisturize your hair after washing, or prepare your hair.

Kinone Head Essence30ml
3,900 yen + postage

Directions

  • 1Put an appropriate amount of the head essence into the palm of your hand. (About six drops is the recommended amount, but feel free to adjust it by the length of your hair and your preference).

  • 2Spread the head essence onto the tips of your fingers.

  • 3Tap the entire scalp lightly as you loosen it.

  • 4Massage the entire scalp from the top of your head to your neck, using the middle joints of the fingers. It feels good if you open and close your fingers as you massage your scalp.

Ingredients

Squalane, jojoba seed oil, olive fruit oil, cedar trunk oil

Precautions for Use
  • Please note if your skin has any problems before use.
  • If the product does not suit your skin, please stop use.
  • If your skin has any problems, please do not use this product.
  • If it gets into your eyes, please wash your eyes thoroughly with cold water.
Storage
  • Avoid storing in heat, humidity and direct sunlight, and keep out of reach of infants and pets.
  • Use as soon as possible after opening.
  • The fragrance may vary depending on the harvest time of the materials, but this does not affect the quality.
かっさ

Guasha

Guasha is a popular remedy massage method which originated in ancient China. Let’s deliver nutrition to the hair by massaging the scalp for better blood circulation! The original shape of the Guasha was designed for head massage, and the products are each hand-carved by Taiwanese craftsmen. The products are made from natural camphor trees.

Kinone Guasha
6,300 yen + postage

Directions

  • 1 (Use the wavy part of the Guasha) Loosen the stiffness of the entire scalp by moving the Guasha up and down from the sides of your head to the pressure point ‘Hyakue.’

    *The pressure point Hyakue is located on the top of the scalp. It is the point where both your middle fingers meet when you hold your entire scalp with your hands.

  • 2 (Use the wavy part of the Guasha) Move the Guasha left and right from the top of the forehead (in front of the Hyakue) to the Hyakue.
    ※Do not do 1 and 2 for longer than three minutes.

  • 3 (Use the corner of the Guasha) Put the Guasha in front of your ears (around the area between your face and your ear) and move it up and down about five times.

  • 4 (Use the sides of the Guasha) Stroke from the top of your neck to the bottom about five times.

  • 5 (Use the comb part) Comb your hair and then you are done!

    *When to use
    • It is recommended that you use the Guasha after washing and when the hair is dry.
    • The Guasha can be used during the day, but if you wish to use it before bathing, then please use it at least one hour before bathing.
    • The Guasha can be used every day, but do not use it excessively.
    *How much power should be applied when you use the Guasha
    • It is okay if you can feel stiffness when you use the Guasha.
    • The places where you feel stiffness are exactly where hemostasis is accumulated.
    • The spots where you feel pain are where hemostasis is accumulated, so please use the Guasha there more than on other spots.
    • It may turn red when you use the Guasha where hemostasis is accumulated.
Material

Natural camphor wood
Made in Taiwan

The following people should not use the Guasha
  • Those who bleed easily (leukemia, severe anemia, etc.)
  • Those who have severe heart diseases, cerebrovascular diseases, renal dysfunctions etc.
  • Those who have malignant tumors or unclear tumors.
  • Those who are pregnant.
Please be careful where you use the Guasha
  • If you have had fracture or surgery, please wait three months before using the Guasha there.
  • Please refrain using the Guasha on the bottom of your stomach during menstruation.
  • Please avoid using the Guasha on sites with inflammation.
Precautions for Use
  • Since the Guasha is a craftwork made of natural wood, the color and the shape may vary. However, this does not suggest any problems with the product’s quality. It also has the unique scent of camphor tree.
  • Please do not wet the Guasha.
  • Please do not use on wet hair or wet body.
  • If the Guasha gets wet, then it might splinter when it dries.
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