There’s a new product that’s finally hit Australia that will make blondes very happy – Olaplex. Find out how this product works and watch my Olaplex review video below.
I’d been hearing about Olaplex for months online. They had colourists in America testing it and there were rave reviews all over Instagram. They said that Olaplex stopped hair from breaking and that you could go blonder than ever all in a single session. Finally it has arrived in Australia and I couldn’t wait to try it in my hair.
I love to change my hair colour. I couldn’t really tell you what my natural colour is! Since starting Hair Romance I’ve changed my hair every couple of months (at least!) and it was really starting to take its toll on my hair. My hair is curly and naturally dry but with bleach and colour remover (I’ll tell that story another time) my hair was feeling more like straw.
That’s why I decided to go red. I’ve always loved red hair and it was a chance to give my hair a rest from the powder lightener. Being a redhead was fun and my hair seemed happier but deep down I knew I was addicted to blonde hair. It was only a matter of time before I wanted to go back to blonde.
That’s why I was so curious about Olaplex. It claims to be a bond restorer and strengthens your hair when you lighten it. So instead of damaging my hair with colour, I could treat it? I could also go lighter without any breakage? Sounds too good to be true.
Olaplex review with Stevie English Hair
So I decided to take my camera with me along to my hairdresser to do a full Olaplex review in salon at Stevie English Hair.
Olaplex Review – The colouring process
As Stevie explained, there are three part to Olaplex. The first part is added to the powder lightener when you colour your hair. The second part is a treatment applied at the basin and the third part is a take home hair conditioning treatment.
It’s been a few weeks since I had my hair done and I can definitely see a difference in my hair. I would have been too scared to lighten my hair as it was already damaged but with Olaplex I would be confident to go even lighter next time.
Olaplex Review – How does it work?
The active ingredient in Olaplex is a compound called bis-aminopropyl diglycol dimaleate and their patent states that this ingredient forms an artificial disulfide bridge to create bonds in the hair. A full scientific explanation is put much better than I could in Michelle’s Olaplex post.
But what does that mean for your hair? Olaplex strengthens the hair from the inside out, allowing it to retain its shape and length while you colour. This means you can colour for longer and in higher concentrations to reach platinum hair in one sitting. There’s no way Kim K went blonde without Olaplex.
In saying that, it’s not a complete miracle worker. If your hair is really damaged or very dark, you’ll still need to take care when colouring and perhaps colour in stages over 2-3 appointments.
You also need to take into account the extra time in the salon. Olaplex will add on at least 30-90 minutes to your hair appointment. Talk to your colourist when you’re booking in to allow enough time for the treatment too.
Have you tried Olaplex? Did it make a difference to your hair? Any other blonde addicts out there?