Olaplex® is my latest blonde hair savior! Whenever I go to the salon I kept hearing the word Olaplex, when I asked a few blonde bloggers, “Have you heard of Olaplex?” everyone is like, “Omg that stuff is AHHHMAZING”. I’m like, “I need to get me some of this Olaplex shiz!”
Yes, that was my inner Kardashian monologue you just witnessed…
Why all the hype?
Olaplex is a new, in-salon system that helps to permanently re-build damaged disulphide bonds (the side bonds) within the hair. This is basically the core strength of every strand of hair on your head. When we bleach our hair these bonds are broken down to extract the colour to lighten the hair, same for when you use chemical treatments or heat tools, the bonds are broken down.
So, a lot of scientist got together and through some trial and error in the lab they created Olaplex, an additive that allows you to chemically treat hair and then repair the damage afterwards. This is how Kim K went from black to Draco Malfoy to black again and still have hair on her head.
Looking kool Kim.
It comes in a 3 step kit but you can buy each component separately if you wish. I went down to the Blue Tit Hair salon in Brixton, London to get a refresher of blonde highlights and a course of Olaplex treatment (steps 1 and 2). I then went home with number 3 and used it for the following 2 weeks as a 10 minute treatment before washing to re build the damage.
STEP 1OLAPLEX® No.1 BOND MULTIPLIER – In-Salon Service
STEP 2 OLAPLEX® No.2 BOND PERFECTOR – In-Salon Service
STEP 3 OLAPLEX® No.3 HAIR PERFECTOR – At-Home Treatment Service
The results are tangible in that my hair is more silky and soft to the touch. I am without a microscope to analyse the current state of my disulphide bonds, but from what I can see and feel the product works. I’m distressed about how little product you get in a bottle though. I would say there are about 4 treatments per bottle if you have longish hair like me. So that works out to roughly £7.50 a treatment. This is the type of stuff I’d like to buy in bulk, it’s so nice but that would make a serious dent in my bank balance.
Olaplex® is free of silicone, sulphates, phthalates, DEA, aldehydes, gluten and is never tested on animals.
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