What is Olaplex?
Olaplex is NOT a color or hair lightener.
Olaplex is a single active ingredient invented by Dr. Eric Pressly PHD in materials, and Dr Craig Hawker, PHD in Chemistry.
Olaplex is free of silicone, sulfates, phthalates, DEA, aldehydes, and is never tested on animals. Olaplex reconnects broken disulfide sulfur bonds in the hair. Hair bonds are broken during thermal, mechanical and chemical services.
Once the broken bonds have been repaired by Olaplex, they are repaired. Those bonds will not break again unless compromised by additional thermal, mechanical or chemical services.
We add Olaplex to our chemical services such as Highlights, Color and Perms. The Olaplex works in the hair during the service to reduce new damage and repair old damage that has been done to the hair through these types of services.
Olaplex works as a 2 step service in the Salon with an optional take home product that will continue to repair and strengthen your hair. We add Olaplex #1 to the actual color/lightener we are using on your hair and then follow up with Olaplex #2 during the shampoo. We leave the Olaplex #2 on your hair anywhere from 2-10 minutes depending on the condition of your hair. You can then have the option of purchasing Olaplex #3 to take home with you to continue the healing until your next appointment!
Olaplex now also offers a Shampoo #4 and Conditioner #5 for extremely damaged hair that you can use at home.
The use of Olaplex will make your hair stronger, healthier and, in most cases will, make your color last longer.
The same active ingredient is in all 3 Olaplex products, just in different percentages with #1 being a highly concentrated form.
Olaplex can also be offered as a stand alone conditioning treatment that we may opt to do PRIOR to a chemical service to repair the hair.
Olaplex No. 1Beginning The Rebuilding (Professional Use Only)
This concentrated first salon step rebuilds broken disulfide bonds and begins the process of preventing damage and repairing hair.
Olaplex No. 2 Pursuing Hair Perfection (Professional Use Only)
Our second salon step continues to rebuild and restore any remaining broken bonds ensuring the strongest, shiniest, and healthiest hair possible.
Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector (Take Home / Available For Purchase)
This final retail step provides our client's continuous protection from ongoing damage at home.
Olaplex No. 4 Bond Maintenance™ Shampoo (Take Home / Available for Purchase)
Repair bonds while gently cleansing all types of hair. Impart moisture, strength, and manageability with every wash.
Olaplex No. 5 Bond Maintenance™ Conditioner (Take Home / Available for Purchase)
Restores, repairs, and hydrates without adding excess weight. Eliminates damaged frizz for strong, healthy, shiny hair.