What is Olaplex? You’ve seen it all over social media, but what is it?
Anyone who has been following my blog or social media for the last six months will be well aware that I am quite a fan of Olaplex. A huge fan. In fact, what I really want to do is wear pom poms on my wrists and throw Olaplex a massive ticker tape parade. Olaplex really is that good, but what exactly is Olaplex? Without wanting to get too technical, in a nutshell Olaplex is a bond multiplier. What does this mean? Basically, bleach lightens the hair by breaking its bonds; you can’t lighten hair without breaking bonds, which isn’t great news for the health of the hair. Enter Olaplex! The bond multiplier is added directly to the lightener or colour, this rebuilds and multiplies (as in, getting your more bonds than before you coloured!) the bonds in the hair, and the bond perfector finishes the job post-rinse. This allows your colourist to push the boundaries when it comes to hair lightening, with the assurance that the hair won’t be compromised, allowing it to become lighter, stronger, longer and healthier.Sounds too good to be true, right?
Before I started using Olaplex I was trialling and testing bleach after bleach trying to find one that didn’t trash my clients’ hair. I tried powder lighteners, cream lighteners; but nothing was giving me the results I wanted. I was losing hope and had actually started to say “no” to a lot of clients with dreams of lighter locks. Then, like an angel sent from above, Olaplex appeared. This product has quite thoroughly changed the way I colour hair, and given me the confidence to bleach again. I have tested it on every hair type imaginable and the results are incredible. Now, I never say “no”, I just use Olaplex.
You can probably tell from the amount of exclamation points in this blog, that I am a passionate advocate for this product. Don’t take only my word for it though…
Tracey Cunningham – Owner Meche Salon LA
“If you have ever had clients who worry about their hair breaking off from the coloring process, tell them, ‘Don’t worry, I use Olaplex!’ Not only does it help prevent breakage, my clients tell me that their hair feels stronger, silky and fuller as well. This is a brand new hair care product unlike any other, and it makes my job a heck of a lot less stressful!”
Gina Monaci – Travelling stylist for Chelsea Handler, Los Angeles, CA
“I have never found any thing like this in my 20 years of doing colour. I have to do a high-lift touch up very two week, which means overlap. I used a low-lift with 10 volume before with okay results. Now I can use 40 volume with a high-lift bleach with beautiful colour results and the hair is in perfect conditon. I am just blown away by this product.”
Guy Tang – stylist, Los Angeles, CA
“As an evolving stylist, I test and use almost everything on the market. I can honestly say that Olaplex is a must-have weapon in my arsenal. Whenever I question the integrity of my clients’ hair, I turn to Olaplex. This stuff makes me feel reassured that I’ll get the results that Ienvisioned, and maintain the health of the hair at the same time. I love this potion. I have a new best friend I can’t live without. Happy clients equals happy stylists. This is awesome! Its what all good hair colourist have been searching for, the power to lighten your hair lighter than ever before WITHOUT breakage!
So now your thinking “I need this in my life!!” right? There’s only one way to truly know the magic – experience it for yourself!
Best you be calling us then.
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