If you have hair, you probably know about Olaplex by now. If you'd like to know what all the hype is about, we've got you covered:
What is Olaplex?
So, Olaplex is a new-ish formula that works on a molecular level to repair and protect your hair, both in-salon and between visits. It first hit fame back in 2015 when Kim Kardashian West went from dark brunette to platinum blonde, seemingly overnight, for Paris Fashion week. Everyone wanted to know how she did it in one go without completely ruining her hair - and when she revealed her secret, we all wanted Olaplex,
So many celebs have since raved about the 7-step system, it's become something you just have to have if you have coloured/bleached hair. The main ingredient, bis-amino diglycol dimaleate is currently patented, by the way, which is why you don’t see any knock-off versions on the market.
The 7-Step System:
You don't have to worry about the first two steps in the Olaplex range, as these are for your hairdresser to handle during the coloring process. It's all down to you at home, however, to maintain that amazing quality with steps 3 onwards.
So does it really work?
Anyone who has tried any part of the Olaplex system will tell you that yes, it really does work. It is a ground-breaking formula that people swear-by, for good reason. It is worth every penny if you have chemically treated hair.
Have you Tried Olaplex? Let us know your thoughts!
Olaplex Travelling Stylist Kit
Olaplex Travelling Kit includes:
Olaplex No.1 100ml
Olaplex No.2 100ml
Olaplex No.2 100ml
New and revolutionary, Olaplex is an upgrade service for hair colouring. This simple three-step process includes a patented active ingredient that works on a molecular level to seek out broken bonds in the hair that are caused by chemical, thermal, and mechanical damage. You can use Olaplex to restore compromised hair, or add it to another service to provide the ultimate breakage insurance. Olaplex is a bond multiplier containing a single active ingredient, Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate.
Olaplex works by finding single sulfur hydrogen bonds and cross linking them back together to form disulfide bonds before, during and after services. Disulfide bonds are broken via chemical, thermal, and mechanical processes. Olaplex is the only product of its kind with 8 worldwide patents publishing soon.
Olaplex Salon Intro Kit
This simple three-step process includes a patented active ingredient that works on a molecular level to seek out broken bonds in the hair that are caused by chemical, thermal, and mechanical damage. You can use Olaplex to restore compromised hair, or add it to another service to provide the ultimate breakage insurance.
Olaplex No 2 Bond Perfector 2L
laplex Number 3: Hair Perfector, is where you take things into your own hands. This take-home treatment is recommended for use once a week and is best applied before your shampoo and conditioner. Apply 1-3 teaspoons to dampened hair and comb through evenly. Leave on for 10-30 minutes or do as Kim K does and leave overnight.
Olaplex No 3 Hair Perfector 100ml
Olaplex Number 3: Hair Perfecter, is where you take things into your own hands. This take-home treatment is recommended for use once a week and is best applied before your shampoo and conditioner. Apply 1-3 teaspoons to dampened hair and comb through evenly. Leave on for 10-30 minutes or do as Kim K does and leave overnight.
Olaplex No.5 Maintenance Conditioner 250ml
Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3 works to strengthen and repair the hair between salon visits. Suitable for all hair types, it works on a molecular level to repair and regenerate dry and damaged hair caused by chemical and mechanical treatments, i.e coloring, styling etc. When used once per week, it helps to build up the bonds of the hair and protect it from further damage. The professional standard formula can be used more than once per week if desired.
Apply generously to towel dried hair. Comb through and leave to work for a minimum of 10 minutes. Rinse, shampoo and condition your hair as normal.
Olaplex No 6 Smoother
Eliminate frizz and flyaways with Olaplex No.6 Bond Smoother, a nourishing leave-in styling cream that works to hydrate, repair and protect hair of all types and textures, including colored and chemically treated locks.
This leave-in smoothing cream helps to safeguard hair during blow-drying while also speeding up the process of drying and styling. Highly concentrated, the cream won’t weigh hair down as it delivers a burst of vitamins and nutrients. The moisturizing and nourishing formula, which includes vitamin E and coconut oil, can diminish frizz for up to 72 hours after use.
Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil
The latest step in your restorative hair routine, the Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil provides highly-concentrated nourishment to help repair dry and damaged hair. The oil instantly adds a glossy shine to your tresses, helping to improve manageability by minimising frizz and flyaways.
Providing heat protection up to 232°C, the oil helps to minimise styling damage and preserve healthy hair. Colour instantly appears more vibrant to prolong a salon-fresh finish. Suitable for use on both damp or dry hair, the oil works in synergy with the rest of the Olaplex range to seek out broken bonds in the hair that are caused by chemical, thermal, and mechanical damage.
Olaplex No 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo 250ml
No.4 is a luxurious, highly-moisturising, reparative shampoo that helps leave hair easy to manage, shiny and healthier-looking with each use. No.4 & 5 are made without sulphates, parabens, and gluten and are vegan-friendly.
*COLOUR-SAFE AND HELPS TO MAINTAIN BONDS TO STRENGTHEN ALL HAIR TYPES AND TEXTURES. HIGHLY CONCENTRATED –APPLICATION -AVERAGE 5ML PER WASH – 50 WASHES.
Olaplex No.0 Intensive Bond Building Treatment
A professional-inspired treatment that primes hair for deeper repair with the highest dose of patented OLAPLEX technology in any take-home product. It rebuilds hair bonds, strengthens and protects hair integrity. Use as the first step in a two-part system with N°.3 Hair Perfector.
68% more repair & 3x stronger hair*
*When used as a two-part system in just one use.
APPLICATION TIP: N°.0 bottle should last 3-6 applications, based on hair length and density.
Olaplex No. 8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask 100ml
There’s a new OLAPLEX treatment in town! Say hello to OLAPLEX Nº.8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask, the new treatment that moisturizes, smooths, adds body and shine. Infused in Nº.8 is OLAPLEX’s patented Bond Building technology. This highly concentrated reparative mask provides intense moisture to treat damaged hair.
Directions are simple! Apply to clean, damp hair mid-length to ends (use sparingly on the roots). Start with two pumps for shoulder-length hair. Use more for longer, thicker hair. Use less for fine or short hair. Work through with your fingers and leave on for ten minutes. Rinse thoroughly and style as usual. Nº.8 has a weightless texture that fully absorbs into the hair, providing residual benefits that last multiple shampoos. When No.8 sinks into the hair, it gives body while adding voluminous shine. Use weekly for best results!
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