Are Olaplex products safe?
Yes! Simply Olaplex is non-toxic and free of Sulfates, Parabens, Phthalates, Phosphates, along other toxins.
Does Olaplex help to grow your hair?
Olaplex is not formulated to treat thinning hair, hair loss, or promote new growth. However, it will keep the hair you have healthy strong and prevent breakage.
Does Olaplex repair split ends?
Yes! If you notice breakage, split ends, and overall fried, limp hair Olaplex will improve your look. If you don't chemically treat your hair or style it, the damage comes from environmental elements and mechanical styling like sleeping on a pillow or using a hair tie. Olaplex helps to repair all split-end issues.
What is Lilial?
Lilial is a synthetic scent ingredient that gives off the aroma of lily of the valley. Many names can list it, including butylphenyl methylpropional (p-BMHCA), 2-(4-tert-butylbenzyl) propionaldehyde, lysmeral, and lily aldehyde. Lilial has been banned in the European Union because of links to infertility in animal studies. It is classified as a reproductive toxicant, and products containing Lilial in their fragrance may no longer be sold in the EU. The Olaplex bond builder No.3 contained traces of it, but it has since been removed, and Olaplex no longer uses it in any of their products.
Is Olaplex good for hair loss?
Olaplex is not formulated to treat thinning hair, hair loss, or promote new growth. However, it will keep your hair healthy and prevent breakage.
What are bonds?
Disulfide bonds are in all three main parts of the hair:
Most people think about how Keratin bonds make up the hair, forming polypeptide bonds that are kept in alignment by hydrogen, salt, and disulfide bonds. The overall internal structure resembles ladders that have been twisted into a shape resembling a multi-fiber cable called microfibrils. These then combine to form microfibrils which are contained in the cortex. These stay in alignment, resisting twisting and bending due to disulfide bonds. They are held together in the cortex with a microcellular cement containing an abundance of disulfide bonds.
All hair contains millions of disulfide bonds which give the hair its structure, strength, and stability. When all the bonds, especially the disulfide bonds, are intact and in alignment, you have healthy, beautiful, shiny, touchable hair. Conversely, when disulfide bonds are broken, it results in damage. Hair is damaged daily. Split ends, frizz, lackluster Color, thinning, and dryness can all be related to broken disulfide bonds.
• Flat irons, curling irons, and blow dryers cause damage due to the high levels of heat used.
• Mechanical damage such as brushing, friction, tugging, and pulling on wet hair affect the bonds.
• UV damage from the sun, humidity, extreme hot/cold weather conditioners, pollution, etc., harms the hair's bonds.
• Chemical services can also cause damage. These services include Color, Lighteners, Perms, Relaxers, Keratin Treatments, and Japanese Straighteners/Thermal Reconditioners.
The chemicals and thermal tools react with the disulfide bonds breaking them and causing protein loss, leaving behind damaged hair. When damage occurs, it affects the disulfide bonds throughout hair fiber.
Who is Olaplex for?
Olaplex is beneficial for all hair types. Whether your hair is Color Treated, Texture Treated, Virgin, or anything in between, it is damaged daily. Olaplex assists in both preventing that damage and repairing it, returning the hair to a virgin-like state. Olaplex is compatible with all manufacturer's chemical service products. Your hair is an investment and the only accessory you never take off. It's the only thing short of plastic surgery that can change the way you feel about yourself. Everyone wants beautiful, healthy, manageable, shiny hair, and with Olaplex, that can become a reality.
Olaplex is great for virgin hair. It helps repair existing damage while protecting it from thermal, mechanical, and environmental damage. In addition, Olaplex strengthens and prepares the hair for future services.
Olaplex can be mixed into all Colors and Lighteners to lessen the damage caused by these services. Olaplex is also used to maintain and repair Color Treated hair for healthy, beautiful-looking hair.
3.CURLY AND NATURALLY TEXTURED HAIR
Olaplex rebuilds, restructures, and improves moisture retention in curls that have lost shape. Olaplex infuses curly hair with added moisture and condition for beautifully bouncy, resilient curls. In addition, fragile curly hair has more lightening and chemical service options when Olaplex is used.
Olaplex will strengthen straight hair, improving manageability, movement and shine. In addition, the condition of the hair won't be compromised using thermal styling options such as curling irons, hot rollers, etc., when the hair is treated prior with Olaplex.
Olaplex helps maintain the integrity of the hair before, during, and after all texture services. As a result, texture services last longer, and the hair stays in better condition when Olaplex is used correctly. In addition, damage-free Color and Lightening Services performed after any texture service are possible when properly using them with Olaplex.
Olaplex can be used on all 100% human hair extensions. However, some extensions have a Keratin coating on them which can sometimes be a barrier to the Olaplex Treatment. In addition, extensions sometimes are treated with textile dyes which can lead to unpredictable results with Color or lightening. Therefore, we recommend keeping Olaplex off those areas to avoid loosening them with glued-in or taped-in extensions. When in doubt, always perform a Strand Test on extensions as results vary.
How does Olaplex work?
All hair types derive most integrity from healthy, properly paired disulfide bonds. However, when hair is damaged via thermal, chemical, mechanical, or environmental factors, these disulfide bonds are broken apart, resulting in single sulfur hydrogen bonds. So what happens after a disulfide bond breaks? Two reactions can take place. The first reaction is that the single sulfur hydrogen component pairs with a single oxygen molecule. This makes a perfect pair with no further damage taking place. The second reaction is where damage occurs. A single sulfur hydrogen molecule will pair with three oxygen molecules creating S03, or what is known as a sulfate group. The protonated sulfate is known as Cysteic Acid. Cysteic acid then eats the protein out of the hair. In the case of chemical services, Olaplex works by pairing with the single sulfur hydrogen bond faster than the three oxygen molecules can.