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What is Olaplex?
You may have heard of this seemingly magical hair product, but what exactly is it? Olaplex is a patented product produced by two scientists in their Californian garage in 2014. Asked by their hairdresser friend to find something that would mitigate the damaged caused to hair during chemical services they came up with a chemical compound called Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate. This compound works on a molecular level fixing bonds broken by colouring, bleaching, perming, straightening and even blowdrying and brushing the hair. These bonds are like the rungs of a ladder which are literally fixed in place by Olaplex to give damaged hair back its strength and versatility.
At the time of writing Olaplex have 8 products simply called by their numbers 1 – 8. No. 1 and No. 2 are for professional use in salons. These products have the most concentration of its active ingredient and is used as a stand alone treatment, cutting lotion or mixed into tints, bleaches and perms.
Our stand alone treatment costs £30 (factor in a blowdry or other services when booking) and is the highest concentration of active ingredient you will get on your hair at any time. This treatment is designed to reconstruct all broken bonds in your hair. Along with our talked about, amazing head and neck massage this treatment take 60 – 75 minutes with a blowdry. Call now – 01892 661067 – to book yourself in and why not give yourself the treat of a mini manicure – file and paint while your treatment is working? The ultimate indulgence!
Nos 3 -8 are their homecare range which include:
No. 3 Hair Protector – similar to the, professional use only, no.2, but less concentrated, No.3 is a pre shampoo treatment which great to use at home as a weekly or fortnightly hair fixer. I apply it to my hair in the evening, let it dry in and wash it out the following morning. Since I have been using this product my fine, curly and coloured hair tangles far less than it ever did! We advise this product particularly for bleached and very damaged hair .
Nos. 4 and 5 Shampoo and Conditioner – Luxurious and velvety the shampoo contains a smaller amount of active ingredient than No.3 so is great to keep on top of damaged hair. This shampoo gives a very rich lather so a little goes a very long way. We advise to add more water rather than more shampoo to get a rich lather. The conditioner is light and leaves the hair feeling glossy and tangle free.
No. 6 Bond Smoother – Containing almond and coconut oil with active ingredient this blowdry-in bond smoother not only smells divine but gives the most incredible shine and smooths even the craziest of hair surprisingly well! A small pea size is all you need applied to damp hair and blowdried in. This product lasts for ages!
No.7 Bonding Oil – This oil will protect hair against direct heat of up to 450 degrees. Many hot irons, wands and brushes reach very high heats causing irreparable damage to hair. This oil is very light and literally disappears into dry hair! We use this bonding oil on its own or a couple of drops mixed in with our No. 6 bond smoother for great results!
No.8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask – This mask is the newest product from Olaplex and its amazing! It comes in a handy pump bottle dispensing the exact amount you need for your hair which is very little!! Only two or three pumps of this wonderfully moisturizing treatment will leave your hair feeling soft and rejuvenated. When I use this product I literally can’t stop touching my hair because it feels so soft! Recommended as a once a week deep treatment for damaged and dry hair.
Every Olaplex product has a price tag or £26 which seems like a lot however I’ve had my shampoo and conditioner for well over 6 months. I shampoo my hair three to four times a week and alternate with another shampoo and conditioner – I like to mix things up. As with all Salon specific professional products they are very concentrated and a little goes a long, long way! We do stock Olaplex trial packs which contain no.s 3,4,5 and 6 in handy travel size packs – great for trips away! These retail at £26 per pack of four products and are a great present.
We do run a permanent bulk buy offer on our Olaplex range. Buy three Olaplex products or more in our salon and get each product for £23.
We look forward to serving you in our salon soon