As the Hair Expert at Indo Soul Hair Salon in Edinburgh, I’m thrilled to delve into the world of Olaplex and answer a question that many of you may be pondering: Are Olaplex hair treatments worth it?
Olaplex – Hair Care Technology Evolved
Olaplex has become a buzzword in the hair care industry, and for good reason. It’s not just another treatment; it’s a revolutionary system that has changed the game when it comes to hair health and restoration. The key to Olaplex’s efficacy lies in its ability to repair and strengthen hair from within.
One of the primary benefits of Olaplex is its remarkable ability to minimize damage during colour and chemical treatments. Whether you’re a fan of vibrant colours, highlights, or chemical straightening, Olaplex acts as a guardian angel for your hair. It prevents the damage that often accompanies these colour processes working by reconnecting broken disulfide bonds.
Another compelling reason to consider Olaplex is its transformative power in repairing already damaged hair. By targeting ‘Hair Bonds‘ the magic formula seeks out damaged bonds and makes them whole again! If you’ve experienced the wear and tear of heat styling, environmental factors, or previous chemical treatments, Olaplex can work wonders in restoring your hair’s natural strength and vitality. Clients often report noticeable improvements in texture, shine, and overall manageability after just one treatment.
What are Hair Bonds?
Hair is made up of the fibrous protein, keratin, and held together by bonds. Hydrogen and salt bonds are physical bonds and are easily reformed by changes in pH, water and/or heat. Disulfide bonds are chemical covalent bonds. These bonds cannot be broken by water. Millions of disulfide bonds give hair its structure, strength, and stability. Yes, my brain is hurting too and the folk in white lab coats have proven it!
When these disulfide bonds are broken, hair is damaged and can appear dry, frizzy, and brittle. In simpler terms, disulfide bonds are the building blocks of healthy hair and repairing these bonds results in stronger and more resilient hair strands.
As we can see from the above hair cuticle, Olaplex really does work! One of the unique aspects of Olaplex is its versatility. Whether you have straight, wavy, or curly hair, Olaplex is suitable for all hair types. It’s a customizable treatment that can be tailored to meet your specific needs, ensuring that every client receives the personalized care their hair deserves.
The Magic Ingredient
Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate – a single molecule, works in a unique way to quickly and effectively repair broken bonds and restore healthy hair. This molecule repairs the disulfide bonds mentioned earlier.
This patented active ingredient is included in every one of the Olaplex products, imparting them with reparative and protective characteristics and positioning Olaplex uniquely in the market for hair repair. This is why the best high end salons whom specialise in Hair repair use Olaplex.
WHO IS OLAPLEX FOR?
From hair that is naturally fragile, weak, and prone to breaking, to the salon-obsessed client and everything in-between. OLAPLEX® Bond Building Technology™ repairs all hair types and textures.
Investing in an Olaplex treatment is not just about addressing existing concerns; it’s a proactive step towards maintaining long-term hair health. Regular Olaplex treatments can serve as a preventative measure, protecting your hair from future damage and preserving its integrity over time. We say “invest” because Olaplex can make a little dint in your purse. Years of research have gone into creating this secret formula and over 100 patents have been put in place to protect the product. Olaplex believes it is the only true bond builder in the market and excellence comes at a price. However, we firmly believe the price is worth the results both to fix an issue, extend the life of Human Hair based extensions, or as a pre-emptive strike as part of a colour treatment.
If you have damaged or weak hair, Olaplex is the number one choice on the road to hair health recovery!
So, why should you consider booking an Olaplex treatment at Indo Soul Hair Salon in Edinburgh? The answer is simple: it’s an investment in the health and beauty of your hair or natural hair extensions. We are trained to assess your unique hair needs and recommend the most suitable Olaplex treatment for you. Experience the magic of Olaplex and witness the transformation of your hair into a luscious, vibrant mane. Don’t just take our word for it, check out the images below.
Olaplex Treatment Types
2-Part Professional System
The first phase of treatment is powered by patented OLAPLEX® Bond Building Technology™, this highly concentrated in-salon treatment rebuilds disulfide bonds and mitigates damage for stronger, shinier, healthier-looking hair. The Olaplex work horses in this treatment are :
- OLAPLEX® Nº.1 BOND MULTIPLIER™ is the first step of the 2-part Professional System. Used as an additive to your chemical processes (Perm or Hair Colour Service such as Balayage, Foils, Highlights etc) or as the first step of the OLAPLEX® Stand-Alone Treatment™.
- OLAPLEX® Nº.2 BOND PERFECTOR® is the second step of the 2-part Professional System. This second step is necessary as it repairs any hair bonds that may have been missed during chemical services. It can also be used alone as a ‘Mini Treatment’ or as the second step of the OLAPLEX® Stand-Alone Treatment™.
Using these as part of any colour treatment or as a stand alone treatment provides the following benefits:
- REPAIRS AND REBUILDS HAIR BONDS
- REDUCES POROSITY
- IMPROVES THE OVERALL HEALTH AND CONDITION OF THE HAIR
These can then be paired up with a number of Other Olaplex Products for the “Maintain” phase of the treatment using:
- OLAPLEX® Nº.4 BOND MAINTENANCE® SHAMPOO
- OLAPLEX® Nº.5 BOND MAINTENANCE® CONDITIONER
Olaplex has a number of other products for different use cases which we will explore in another article. Needless to say, Olaplex are at the top of their game when it comes to hair care and repair.
Book your Olaplex Hair Treatment Today
Book your Olaplex hair treatment at our Edinburgh Salon today as either a standalone service or as an add on to a Cut & Style, Perm, Highlights, Foils or any of our hair colour treatment services. Embark on a journey to healthier, happier hair and give your hair a little TLC with us. Alternatively, check out our FABRIQ Reset Keratin Protein Hair Treatment if you are looking to take your hair treatment to the next level.