Have you heard about Olaplex?
We bet you already have! If you haven’t, you must have been living under a rock. Everyone in the hair industry can’t stop talking about it since it hit Australian shores early in 2015. Touted as “insurance for your hair,” Olaplex is a revolutionary salon treatment that promises to actually FIX damaged hair and restore them back to their virgin state. Many so-called “breakthrough” products have already made such claims but fell short in the end. In Olaplex’s case, sometimes what sounds too good to be true, actually turns out to be… well, true (we kid you not!).
What Is Olaplex? This is where it gets technical!
In a nutshell, Olaplex is an innovative 3-step hair treatment which claims to “reconnect broken disulfide sulfur bonds in the hair” to prevent damage to the hair during or after colouring. Hair bonds get weak and broken during long sun exposure, chemical services and overuse of hair tools, among others. Olaplex will rebuild damaged hair and will restore it back to its former glory.
The active ingredient in Olaplex is a compound called bis-aminopropyl diglycol dimaleate that is said to form an artificial disulfide bridge that creates bonds in the hair. It strengthens the hair from the inside out, whilst retaining its length and shape while getting a haircut, colour or even a blow-dry.
Best Ways To Use Olaplex On Your Hair
Adding Olaplex Bond Multiplier No. 1 to the lightener or colour after mixing in the developer will eliminate any probability of hair breakage. This will allow your hair to take high concentrations of colour to achieve lighter hair you never thought possible. If you are opting for brunette shades, it will make the colour last longer and much shinier. After the colour is rinsed, finish by applying Bond Perfector No.2 and let it sit for 10 minutes before shampooing and conditioning. Use Hair Perfector No.3 once a week to make the hair healthy, post-hair colouring.
Despite the emphasis of use on coloured hair, Olaplex can be actually be used anyone as a stand-alone treatment to resuscitate brittle and weak strands.
So, the next time you visit Rokstar Salon, ask our stylists about Olaplex. It’s one of the best hair treatments we’ve used (like EVER) and we guarantee that your hair will thank you for it.