Everyone’s been talking about Olaplex for a while now. And it’s no wonder: as hair colour trends get more frequent and more experimental, the promise of a salon and home treatment that claims to restore your hair back to its virgin state even as your colour is being applied is alluring indeed. Hairdressers are calling it the “Holy Grail of hair care”.

Even if you suffer from Split Ends, Dry, Frizzy, Brittle, hard to blow dry, brassy tones, actually if you just have hair on your head that has heat or colour thrown at it – then OLAPLEX is for you.

So how does it work? The best way to explain it is to think about having weak bones. You would have to take calcium to strengthen bones from the inside. This won’t, however, change the way your skin feels to touch if you want soft feeling skin you need to apply moisturiser. And, let’s face it you need to do this all the time to achieve smooth skin. Is a women’s job ever done?

Ok, so it’s the same for your hair. You would apply OLAPLEX to mend and strengthen the inner structure of your hair. But just like the skin if you want your hair to look and feel glossy, you will need something to the outer layer.

In a (technical) nutshell, Olaplex is a turbo-charged bond reforming product that repairs disulphate sulfur bonds within the hair structure, which can be broken down by heat, colouring or other chemical treatments.

OLAPLEX is truly the “holy grail” of hair repair. Not only do we use it in the salon as an additive in your colour for longevity, as a treatment but you there is also OLAPEX No.3 that you can take home and use as regularly as you like. Our personal favourite is to apply OLAPLEX No.3 to dampened hair when we get home, sleep with it on (don’t worry ladies it doesn’t stain the pillow cases) and wash it out the next morning. You can also leave it on for as little as 15 minutes to as long as 12 hours, as long as it is wet on your hair, it is still working. Voila, your hair is on its way back to its virgin state.

We even found at a recent training that it is perfect as a styling product for wirey or curly hair, Children’s tangled hair and ladies even the man in your life beard will benefit from it.  So to say this product is a must is an understatement.


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