Olaplex hair treatment has got us all running to the hairdressers.
Olaplex is the hair treatment buzzword that currently we're ALL OVER.
Kim Kardashian is paid a lot to endorse beauty products, so when she recommends something just because she genuinely loves it, you know it's bound to be good. Enter: Olaplex.....
But what exactly is Olaplex?
Olaplex isn't just another hair conditioning treatment.
In fact, it doesn't even use the word "conditioning". What it is, instead, is system that permanently rebuilds the damaged disulphide bonds in your hair that are broken during the chemical process. If you've over-bleached over the years, Olaplex allows you to rebuild the strength, structure and integrity of your hair; a 'reset' for your locks, if you will. The system has allowed colourists to do work that they'd only ever dreamed of before.
Black to Blonde in one session? No problem.
Olaplex is a three-part treatment, the first two of which have to be done in a salon.
It works in three stages, here's how:
First, Olaplex Number 1: Bond Multiplier is used - this can be put on the hair as a stand-alone treatment, or if (like in my case) you're getting your colour done, it is mixed in with the bleach and put straight onto your hair in foils.
Olaplex Number 2, Bond Perfector is then put on the hair once the bleach is rinsed out. This is left on for a good 20 minutes to really get the most out of its chemical mending.
Olaplex Number 3, Hair Perfector is where you take things into your own hands. The third step is a take home treatment. Apply to damp hair, comb through, and leave on for a minimum of 10 minutes at home before washing as normal. If you want to maximise the effect, leave it on overnight (as Kim K recommends).