Update: Given concerns about limited in-salon services, OLAPLEX has launched it's newest treatment, No. 0. Created in tandem with it's award winning Olaplex No. 3, you can now enjoy this special bond building treatment in the comfort of your home. Shop now at HairMNL.
Any salon worth it' salt would likely have a specialized treatment for damage repair. Likely you may have seen OLAPLEX as it’s part of that treatment. Lauded as a breakthrough remedy to prevents and rebuild hair from damage during chemical services, OLAPLEX is loved by celebrities like Kim and models like Julianne Flores. So if you have bleached hair or suffer from damaged strands but haven't yet emerst yourself in the world of OLAPLEX, here are the top 5 things to know.
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, or rebond your hair. OLAPLEX works by cross-linking those disulfide bonds as they are broken. This is how it not just reduced damage but also helps to fix them. Think a scaffolding around a building, helping weak sections bond more effectively. When applied as a treatment, OLAPLEX simply repairs damaged hair.
OLAPLEX No. 1 is a formulation 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.
OLAPLEXNo. 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. What is the difference between OLAPLEX versus masks and conditioners?
Hair conditioners generally just coat the hair or mask the damage, while OLAPLEX’s patented technology changes the game by repairing 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.
3. 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.
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, OLAPLEXis best used with a moisturising mask or a protein mask, depending on your hair's needs. This is recommended 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 in the Philippines?
Just go to HairMNL.com to place an order to have it shipped anywhere in the Philippines.
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Get OLAPLEX No.0: Intensive Bond Building Treatment along with your No.3: Hair Perfector to create the most effective building treatment you can do at home. Get the Olaplex The Ultimate Repair Kit here.
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