WHAT IS OLAPLEX?

by Sarkis Akle August 13, 2015 3 comments
WHAT IS OLAPLEX?
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Every now and then there comes a product in the hairdressing industry that really changes the industry and the way we do things as hairdressers dramatically. Some that come to mind are GHD irons, and Keratin Smoothing Treatments.

The next big thing in the hairdressing industry I think is going to be Olaplex. What is Olaplex I hear you ask? Olaplex is an additive we can put into our colour formulations or treat your hair with that allow us as hairdressers to stretch the boundaries in colouring hair. It basically allows us to colour hair as an example from very dark to very light without damaging the hair.

Normally if you try and do this you can expect to get a chemical haircut (breakage). Now with Olaplex we create results that we never dreamed of doing, while maintaining the condition and integrity of the hair. It’s like an insurance policy for your hair.

 

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Olaplex is an in-salon treatment; that we can add to the colour or apply directly to your hair. After the colour has been rinsed we then go to stage 2, which is an in-salon treatment. Stage 3 is a take home treatment you receive to use at home to maintain the condition of your hair. The Stage 3 treatment can be purchased separately as well. There is a fact sheet about the Stage 3 treatment at the end of this post for those who are interested!

I have attached a few images of some of the colour work we have done using Olaplex. The hair condition is amazing using Olaplex, with out it we would have had a lot of breakage previously. As you can see with these images the extreme in colour would never have been able to be achieved with out damaging the hair.

EXAMPLE ONE
Example one shows the before shot and then once we had finished the lightening. The end result is a beautiful pastel purple. Without using Olaplex to lighten the hair we would not have been able to get this result with damaging the hair.

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EXAMPLE TWO
Example two, shows a grown out old red colour. We where able to remove the red from the hair without damaging the hair and end up with a beautiful peach blonde.

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EXAMPLE THREE
Olaplex was used on example number three to even out and clean up this blonde. The end result was an even ash blonde and then we did a gorgeous pastel pink on her next visit, again maintaining the hair condition.

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If you are looking for a colour service you thought would be impossible to achieve; think again, with Olaplex we now can achieve amazing transformation without damaging your hair.

Olaplex is being used by a lot of the top celebrity hair colourists in Hollywood. Check out the work of Tracey Cunningham (@traceycunningham1 on Instagram) for some amazing examples.

For more information on Olaplex and any other colour service ask your stylist next time you are in. Through extensive training of our team, we are able to bring you the latest and greatest in hairdressing.

If you would like to know any information on any hair related issues leave a comment and I will do my best to get the information to you through an email or a post on my blog.

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Cheers,
Sarkis the Hairstylist.


 

No.3 Treatment Fact Sheet

What is Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector Treatment?

The No.3 treatment from Olaplex allows you to take a little of the Olaplex treatment home with you. It will continue to repair your hair so you can maintain strong, healthy hair in between visits to the salon. From the first use, hair will be stronger, shinier, softer and easier to manage.

How often should I be using my Olaplex No.3 Treatment at home?

To achieve the best results with your No 3 treatment, we recommend using it once per week. Apply a generous amount to towel-dried hair, comb through and leave on for a minimum of 10 minutes or longer. The longer this is left on, the more effective it will be, but it must be shampooed out, followed by conditioner and moisturising treatment if desired.

TopTip! Kim Kardashian has recently shared her personal Olaplex tip; she sleeps with Olaplex in her hair then washes the next morning!

Who should use Olaplex?

Olaplex is great for all hair types. Commonly used to protect and repair hair during colouring,  it can be used for many more in-salon services. For example, straightening and perming or as a treatment to repair very damaged hair. Thermal styling can cause the hair to weaken and become dry and damaged too, so even if you don’t colour your hair, it will still benefit from Olaplex.

Top Tip! Olaplex is fantastic for curly hair that has lost elasticity due to thermal or chemical hair damage.

Why does ‘going blonde’ cause damage? The process of lightening hair naturally breaks the internal bonds in your hair. Once these bonds are broken only a percentage of them are naturally reformed. The more you bleach or lighten your hair, the weaker and drier the hair becomes until it eventually breaks.

How does Olaplex Work?

Olaplex repairs the hair from within, making it stronger and healthier than it was before, plus your colour will last longer with more vibrancy. When you colour or lighten your hair, your hairdresser can add Olaplex and it will find and re-link the broken bonds as the lightener or colour is breaking them down – protecting you against new damage! To repair existing damage you can have an intensive treatment in the salon and use the No. 3 at home. This will build bonds in your hair, repair existing damage and in turn, improve its condition and manageability.

Olaplex is great for all hair types. Commonly used to protect and repair hair during colouring,  it can be used for many more in-salon services. For example, straightening and perming or as a treatment to repair very damaged hair. Thermal styling can cause the hair to weaken and become dry and damaged too, so even if you don’t colour your hair, it will still benefit from Olaplex.

Top Tip! Olaplex is fantastic for curly hair that has lost elasticity due to thermal or chemical hair damage.

Why does ‘going blonde’ cause damage?

The process of lightening hair naturally breaks the internal bonds in your hair. Once these bonds are broken only a percentage of them are naturally reformed. The more you bleach or lighten your hair, the weaker and drier the hair becomes until it eventually breaks.

How does Olaplex Work?

Olaplex repairs the hair from within, making it stronger and healthier than it was before, plus your colour will last longer with more vibrancy. When you colour or lighten your hair, your hairdresser can add Olaplex and it will find and re-link the broken bonds as the lightener or colour is breaking them down – protecting you against new damage! To repair existing damage you can have an intensive treatment in the salon and use the No. 3 at home. This will build bonds in your hair, repair existing damage and in turn, improve its condition and manageability.

 

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