Different salon and daily procedures for hair as well as environmental factors, for example, sun exposure or low temperatures can damage their structure. It is important to have beautiful, shining, and healthy hair. There are a number of products which can help to maintain the beauty and health of hair, which you should pay attention to. Probably you have already heard the buzzword Olaplex.
Do you know what it means and how can it help to maintain the health and beauty of your hair? Let’s figure it out together.
Olaplex is a new and innovative line of hair care products that was first presented in June 2014. Olaplex includes a wide range of products, such as shampoo, conditioner, smoothing cream, and reparative hair oil.
The main action of all Olaplex products is the improvement of the condition and quality of hair. Particularly, it repairs hair structure, increases their strength and manageability, gives shine, and protects them from damage. Olaplex is suitable for all hair types and colours including natural and coloured hair. This is achieved through a unique patented component of all Olaplex products - Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate. This ingredient works inside the hair, reconstructs torn disulfide sulfur bonds (S-S), and protects them from damage. Disulfide sulfur bonds are one of the main components of hair that can be easily damaged by the colouring process, keratin treatment procedure, sunlight exposure, or regular hair styling using high temperatures. When working with coloured hair, Olaplex prevents the leaching of pigment, increasing the period until the next colour. When lightening hair, Olaplex allows you to achieve brighter shades while maintaining the integrity and structure of the hair.
Olaplex consists of several parts. Some of them (No.1 and 2) can only be used in hair salons and only professionals can perform these procedures. However, other steps 3-8, even 0 can be used at home to maintain hair health and prepare them for salon procedures. All products can be used in a combination or independently. What are these steps? Please find the overview of all products below.
No.0 Intensive Bond Building Hair Treatment
Olaplex No.0 is basically a pre-treatment hair mask, which can be used before the colouring procedures. The mask should be applied to the dry hair 1-3 times a week for 10 minutes. It can be used in a combination with Olaplex No.3 and provide the maximal absorption of Olaplex No.3 in order to prepare hair for colouring and maintain health.
Attention! Olaplex No.2 and No.3 are for salon use only.
No.1 Bond Multiplier
Bond Multiplier can be added to the bleach or colour prior to the colouring. It prevents hair damage, protects, and rebuilds disulfide sulfur bonds.
No.2 Bond Perfector
No.2 is usually used after salon procedures and it generally works as a hair mask for the deepest conditioning. It can be applied for 20 minutes for recovering disulfide sulfur bonds.
The combination of Olaplex No.1 and 2 in addition to routine salon procedures allows achieving the greatest protection and hair restoration.
No.3 Hair Perfector
Hair perfector can be used once a week on wet hair before washing. Comb your hair to distribute the product evenly.
No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo
Shampoo for effective hydration and hair reparation. Suitable for all hair types and includes coconut oil.
No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner
Olaplex No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner allows repairing, strength and hydrating hair of all types. It should be applied for 3 minutes during the hair wash routine.
No.6 Bond Smoother
Bond Smoother is a leave-in cream that repairs and recovers broken disulfide sulfur bonds. The cream additionally contains vitamin C and coconut oil. A small amount of the product can be applied to damp or dry hair.
No.7 Bonding oil
Bonding Oil protects hair from the damaging and can be used as heat protection before styling using high temperatures. It makes hair soft and manageable. On top of that, it adds shine to hair. The lightweight formula prevents hair from sticking and does not leave a greasy feeling.
No.8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask
Olaplex No.8 is an intense repairing moisture mask that can be used once or twice a week. It can be applied to hair right after washing for 10 minutes and rinsed out.
Olaplex products can be used often or even daily, depending on the product and it is absolutely safe for hair. Due to the unique formula of the contained ingredient, regular use of Olaplex products will allow maintaining the health of hair, restoring their damaged structures, making hair soft, strong, manageable, and shiny.
Written by: Angela Kravchenko