“THE HOLY GRAIL OF HAIR”
Does Your Hairstylist Use Olaplex?
Can you imagine your stylist knowing they have the “Holy Grail Of Hair” at their disposal to create the perfect color, chemically straighten curly frizzy hair and re-texturize fine lifeless hair compliments of a body wave with ZERO damage ?
Olaplex is the brainchild of Dean Christal, an industry “beauty professional” by osmosis. Dean grew up around the beauty industry,his entire family is (or was) in the beauty profession. At the time Dean was looking for a UV protectant for the hair that would last at least 25 shampoos, he spent 3 years and massive amounts of money doing so, but he was falling short of his goal and nearly gave up. One of the scientists working with Dean gave him the name of Craig Hawker at University of California -Santa Barbara, telling him if anyone could solve this riddle it was Craig. When they met Craig asked Dean, “if your industry could have anything, what would it be?” Dean said, “for hair never to break again , of course”? Craig introduced Dean to Dr. Eric Pressly and the rest is history!!
What Does Olaplex Claim To Do?
Olaplex strengthens hair by reconnecting and linking broken disulfide sulphur bonds back together again, leaving hair, stronger, thicker, smoother and truly healthier. It’s a “bond multiplier”, meaning it multiplies the bonds in the hair and strengthens hair, which limits damage during and after any chemical service. The bonds in the hair break down from coloring, chemical treatments, environmental stressors such as flat irons, blow dryers and chemicals in our water. Olaplex allows you to do things to hair which were previously looked upon as highly risky with less that desirable results.
How Do You Use Olaplex?
Olaplex is used during color services as an additive to the color or bleach to protect the hair. If you are going from a darker color to a pale blonde or lighter , Olaplex can be used in between each bleaching as well. I’ve used Olaplex to “revitalize” naturally dry, curly, frizzy hair, to help refine the frizz and allow the natural curl to re-emerge. It also works beautifully with perms, layering it over the rods during neutralization. Olaplex works wonders as a stand alone treatment also. I alternate Olaplex treatments with moisturizing treatments for my clients. The results always stand up to the claims, there has never been anything like Olaplex and there never will be due to a “unique patented chemistry” that links the sulfur hydrogen bonds in the hair.
At Home Care
Olaplex is a 2 step process as an in-salon treatment. To extend the benefits and keep the hair strong and healthy, there is a # 3 treatment to use at home , once a week BEFORE you shampoo.
If you haven’t experienced Olaplex on your hair, it’s time, everyone can benefit from the results. Your hair will be shinier , stronger and more manageable. Ask your stylist if they carry Olaplex and make it part if your hair care routine, you won’t be disappointed!! In a world of false promises Olaplex delivers!!!
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Written By: Alice Wilcox
November 29, 2016
Resources: Modern Salon September 2015
Photo- Hair swatch photo by – Molly Romano@ belladonna