You may have seen Olaplex in your favorite salon as it’s part of a three-step system that prevents breakage during chemical services. Celebrities like Kim and Khloe Kardashian swear by the results of Olaplex No. 3, the in-home treatment that dramatically reduces hair breakage.
Want to know more about this breakthrough product? Here are the top 5 things to know about Olaplex:
1. How does Olaplex work?
Olaplex helps mitigate damage that results from chemical processes done on your hair. Your hair's disulfide bonds are broken as you subject it to chemical processes—while you bleach, perm, rebond your hair. Olaplex works by cross-linking those disulfide bonds as they are broken. This is how it mitigates damage. When applied on hair on its own as a treatment, Olaplex simply repairs damaged hair.
Olaplex No. 1 is a liquid solution added to bleach, rebonding, or perming solution to mitigate the damage done during chemical services. Olaplex No. 2 is a cream-based variant usually used after a chemical procedure to repair damaged hair. Both Olaplex No. 1 and No. 2 are in-salon services.
Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector is a cream-based treatment very similar to Olaplex No. 2. This is the take-home Olaplex treatment that helps repairs damaged hair in between salon visits.
2. How can you use Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector to repair your hair?
Use it as a treatment to repair damaged hair by applying it once a week or as needed, between salon visits to strengthen your hair.
For best results, apply and leave it on clean, damp hair for a minimum of 10 minutes. Rinse this out with shampoo and conditioner afterwards.
3. What is the difference between Olaplex versus other conditioners?
Other hair conditioners just coat the hair or mask the damage, while Olaplex’s patented technology changed the game by repairing broken hair and reconnecting those broken bonds at the same time. Don’t mistake it for just any other conditioning treatment - it actually repairs the hair.
4. Can I use Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector without Olaplex No. 1 and 2?
Yes, you can! While the full three-part system is recommended for best results, Olaplex No. 3 can also be used on its own to repair hair that has already been damaged.
Depending on how baldy damaged your hair is, Olaplex is best used with a moisturising mask or a protein mask, depending on your hair's needs. This is best for those who subject their hair to damage—from bleaching, coloring, rebonding, heat styling, and heavy sun exposure.
5. Where can I get the Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector in the Philippines?
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