If you haven’t heard about Olaplex – you’ve been living under a rock, or don’t care about your hair!
We talk to our in-salon Olaplex specialist Sam about this magic hair drug:
Sammy, what the heck is Olaplex?
S: Olaplex is what is known as a ‘bond reformer’ to us hairdressing folk. It fixes the bonds in your hair that are broken down by colouring, heat styling and environmental factors. Olaplex repairs the hair from the inside out- think of it as being similar to going to the gym; you don’t expect to suddenly have a solid six pack after going to the gym once, it takes time and consistency to build. The same theory with Olaplex.
How do you propose I use this potion?
S: It’s become a staple tool for us in the salon. We’ve seen first hand the results it gives to damaged and lifeless hair. When you visit us in the salon, firstly we’ll decide what way Olaplex will benefit your hair. Most commonly we’ll use a super concentrated formula mixed with your colour application followed by secondary treatment of Olaplex at the basin to give you the most out of your appointment. We strongly recommend the take home “Number 3” Olaplex, designed to keep your hair bonds working together towards that healthy head of hair you desire until your next visit to the salon.
I’ve heard a whisper that the Olaplex family is growing. Spill the goss – what’s new?
S: In April, we’ve got Olaplex Shampoo #4 and Conditioner #5 arriving at the salon. It’s formulated with Olaplex Bond Building Chemistry to restore the hair’s internal strength and moisture levels to add incredible shine and manageability without adding excess weight. And it’s suitable for all hair types.
Righto Sam, get your hairdresser geek on and tell me what’s in the bottles.
S: Bis-Aminoprophyl Diglycol Dimaleate – Helps protect and restore damaged hair by repairing disulfide bonds broken during chemical processing. Bleach, peroxide, perms and chemical straighteners damage hair at a molecular level, leaving hair more fragile and susceptible to tangling and breakage. This innovative ingredient protects, nourishes and restores hair and is only available in Olaplex products.
Mild Sulfate-Free Surfactants Derived from Coconuts – Incredibly mild surfactant. Non-drying, gentle on colour treated and chemically processed hair and scalp. Leaves hair feeling amazingly clean and bouncy.
Acetic Acid – A excellent scalp clarifier to prevent flakiness from forming. Bring’s out hair’s natural shine. A naturally occurring ingredient found in a variety of plants including apples, grapes, and strawberries.
Phytenso – Rapidly absorbs into the hair, provides long-lasting moisture and strength. Naturally-derived plant extract. Offers enhanced colour-protection and photo-protection.
Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil – Highly conditioning and moisturizing.
Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract (Acai Berry Extract) – A superfood high in antioxidants that promotes healthy hair by strengthening each hair from the root. Improves hair health and encourages new growth due to the high protein content of Acai Berry and the Omega-3, 6 and nine fatty acids as well as the A, C, E and B vitamins found in Acai.
Phew, my hair’s feeling stronger already just hearing all about it. Thanks Sammy!
Want to have Olaplex #4 and #5 as soon as the courier takes it out of his van and into the salon?
Let us know, and we’ll put you on the waitlist.