Is it a free pass?
Olaplex, although amazing, is simply one of many tools in a stylist’s arsenal. It is not a miracle fix for severely damaged hair. As with any chemical process, there are limits and conditions where it’s effectiveness may be reduced. If you are considering using Olaplex to go from black to white blonde in one session, you should speak to your stylist first. Olaplex does not mean you can bleach your hair multiple times without destroying the hair.
How does it work?
Olaplex is a three-part treatment, the first two of which have to be carried out in a professional salon. Olaplex is only stoked in professional salons, you can head over to their website to find salon locations who use Olaplex.
It works in three stages;
No 1. Olaplex Bond Multiplier – This can be put on the hair as a standalone treatment, or if you’re getting your colour done, it is mixed with the bleach and put directly onto your hair in the foils.
No 2. Olaplex Bond Perfector – This is then put on the hair once the bleach is rinsed off. The Bond Perfector is left on for approximately 20 minutes to get the most out of its chemical repairing process.
No 3. Olaplex Hair Perfector – This is a take home treatment, which we recommend you use once a week. Apply to damp hair, comb through, and leave in for a minimum of 10 minutes before washing out as normal. You can also maximise the effect of the Hair Perfector and leave in overnight, just as Kim K recommends.
Although Olaplex does not have the ability to completely reverse the damage from continuously chemically processing your hair, it can help mend and improve the overall strength of your hair, giving it more endurance and longevity to the harmful elements we put it through every day.
We use and recommend Olaplex.
The Lounge & Co. xoxo