Olaplex is a patented system to help repair damaged hair – but what does it actually mean? We’re going to break it down for you and let you in on the secret of why we’re obsessed with Olaplex treatments – without all the hairdressing jargon.
As a Wembley-based hairdresser, we’ve been doing Olaplex treatments for years. Let us tell you why.
So, in our hair, we have these things called disulphide bonds – in fact, we have millions of them. When we expose our hair to chemicals like colour and bleach, heat styling and environmental damage like UV rays, these bonds can break, leaving you with split and brittle ends and lifeless locks.
Olaplex has a single and difficult to pronounce ingredient Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate. This ingredient is responsible for finding single hydrogen bonds in your hair and crosslinking them back together – giving you shiny, beautiful hair.
What do salon only Olaplex treatments do?
We know it can be a little confusing, so here is a simple breakdown of the 8 available Olaplex treatment products. Olaplex No.1 and 2 are for us professionals – so that’s in-salon only at our Wembley hairdressing location.
This is where the magic happens. Olaplex treatment No.1 is added into bleach, colour or directly onto the hair. This step is the most concentrated as it works by preventing damage and repairing your bonds.
The second step – Olaplex treatment No. 2 is put over the top to rebuild and restore any remaining broken bonds.
Suppose you get an Olaplex No.1 and Olaplex No.2 treatment at our Wembley salon, then following up with Olaplex No.3 at home is a must! Olaplex No. 3 helps to maintain bonds between salon appointments. This is why we include this in our 3 Step Olaplex treatment price.
What Olaplex treatments can I do at home?
Each Olaplex product has a different function for your hair. We’ve put together a shortlist for you.
Olaplex No.4 – The shampoo. Restores strength and moisture levels in the hair, adding shine and easier manageability.
Olaplex No.5 – The conditioner. A lightweight cream that repairs, adds moisture and eliminates frizz.
Olaplex No.6 – The Bond Smoother. A leave-in styling cream eliminates frizz, hydrates and protects your hair.
Olaplex No.7 – The Bonding Oil. This first of its kind and highly concentrated treatment provides heat protection up to 230 degrees. It can be used on its own or added to Olaplex No.6.
Olaplex No.8 – The Bond Intense Moisture Mask. A reparative mask treatment for damaged hair, it adds shine, body and hydrates with intense moisture.
To put it simply, I’m a blonde, I bleach my hair, I use heat on my hair every day, and I know I couldn’t live without Olaplex. That’s why we use Olaplex in the salon. Ask us today how Olaplex can help get your locks in tip-top shape.