Olaplex is a major buzzword in the hair industry. If you’ve heard about this “miracle” treatment, you’re probably curious about how it could benefit your hair. Olaplex isn’t just another hair conditioning treatment. It’s a treatment that rebuilds the bonds in your hair that are broken during chemical processing. For example, after years of bleaching, this treatment can rebuild the strength, structure, and integrity of your hair. This treatment works from inside the hair to strengthen and repair damaged locks where the structure has broken down and is compatible with all hair types. Curious to learn more? Here is the need to know information about Olaplex.
How Does It Work?
Olaplex is a three-step process. It consists of a patented active ingredient that seeks out broken bonds in the hair on a molecular level. These broken bonds don’t have to be just from chemical damage. In fact, this treatment works for heat and mechanical damage as well. It is the ultimate breakage insurance in three steps, two of which are at the salon.
No.1 Bond Multiplier®
BEGINNING THE REBUILDINGThis first step starts at the salon. The Bond Multiplier rebuilds bonds and begins the process of preventing damage and repairing hair. It can be used as a stand-alone treatment or, if you’re getting color done, mixed with lightener or color and put straight on your hair.
No.2 Bond Perfector®
PURSUING HAIR PERFECTIONThe second step happens once the hair is rinsed of color or lightener. Bond Perfector should be left in about 20 minutes to get the most out of the product. It continues to rebuild and restore any remaining broken bonds and leaves you with strong, shiny, healthy hair.
No.3 Hair Perfector
LASTING PROTECTION AT HOMEThe final step happens at home. Hair Perfector can be used once a week as protection from ongoing damage. It’s as simple as applying it to damp hair, combing it through, leaving it in for 10 minutes minimum, and washing your hair like normal. You can maximize effectiveness by leaving it on overnight.
Does it really work?
With rave reviews and endorsements, is Olaplex the cure to over lightening and styling? Not exactly. Yes, Olaplex will make your hair feel stronger after coloring than it normally would, but it is not a miracle fix for damaged hair. For best results, use Olaplex during your color treatment, rather than after it. However, just because you have Olaplex, doesn’t mean you can lighten your hair to the point that it is disintegrating and expect this product to fix it. Olaplex is not the cure-all for dry or damaged hair. It is a scientifically-developed treatment that works on hair condition from within, as opposed to a conditioner that improves only the superficial condition of damaged tresses. For many with mild to moderately damaged hair, Olaplex does return strength back into their hair. Your hair will feel smoother and look less frazzled than it did before you walked into the salon.