Hair dyes, bleaches, curling irons, straightening irons, hair dryers – there are many ways to let your own hair shine with a new look or shine. Often, however, also to the detriment of the hair structure, as the hair suffers from chemical treatments or excessive heat. Especially those who regularly use bleaching or the usual styling tools lose hair quickly.
Hair loses shine and structure, in the worst case it becomes loose. A high price to pay for spectacular looks or a radical change of type. There are supposedly many ways to regain control of hair damage. Countless methods promise quick results – sometimes with less or more success.
A revolutionary hair therapy, however, is brand new on the market. The active ingredient OLAPLEX * is a kind of “hair miracle” from the USA, which has been successfully used there for some time in salons as well as on the heads of stars and Hollywood starlets. Broken hair needs to be cared for during the dyeing process and existing damage needs to be compensated for after the procedure.
But how exactly should this work?
OLAPLEX – What is it really?
OLAPLEX is a silicone-free and oil-free hair care system which is divided into three different variants. All three are based on the innovative active ingredient OLAPLEX and differ in consistency.
OLAPLEX No. 1 and No. 2 are only intended for use in professional studios. The third variant, on the other hand, is designed as a kind of “miracle remedy” for the home, which permanently repairs hair damage after the chemical procedure and soothes the structure of the hair.
As an active ingredient, OLAPLEX can reconnect destroyed disulfide bridges. The active ingredient in OLAPLEX is called bis-aminopropyl diglycol dimaleate and ensures that the amino acid chains are chemically reassembled. More detailed information in the article
OLAPLEX NO. 1
The first variant is added directly to the colouring or bleaching agent. The hair fibres and disulphide bridges, which are broken down by the chemical process, are regenerated and the hair regains its natural shine and strength. Without OLAPLEX, dyed and therefore stressed hair generally looks dull and dull because broken sulphur bridges cannot regenerate.
With OLAPLEX No. 1, stylists now have for the first time an active ingredient that solves this major problem. It should even be possible to go from black to platinum blonde in a single treatment without risking considerable damage to the hair. Even hair that can no longer be coloured due to erosion can still be treated by adding the active ingredient.
OLAPLEX No. 2
Immediately after dyeing and washing the dye, the second OLAPLEX variant is used in the salon, which remains in the hair for about 10 minutes. Then OLAPLEX No. 2 is washed and the hair is treated as usual with shampoo and conditioner.
OLAPLEX No. 1 and 2 products are used exclusively in hairdressing salons. They are not for sale at home and require professional use by the hairdresser.
OLAPLEX No. 3
The so-called OLAPLEX Hair Perfector * is the only variant that can also be used outside the hairdressing salon. OLAPLEX No. 3 is used similarly to an ordinary hair treatment and ensures a permanently calm and healthy hair structure. The active ingredient must be used for this once a week.
Who benefits from OLAPLEX?
OLAPLEX has one major advantage: it is suitable for all hair types. Whether fine, thick or frizzy hair – the effect remains the same. Damaged hair gets fullness, strength and new shine.
OLAPLEX has proven itself in salons, especially when it comes to a radical change of type – in which black hair is bleached. Even bleaching, which is supposed to provide white-blond hair without yellow tint with a high percentage, affects the hair much less during colouring and scalp irritations can also be avoided with OLAPLEX No. 1.
But anyone who does not dye their hair can also benefit from Hair Perfector – OLAPLEX No. 3 – for example. After all, it not only compensates for the damage caused to the hair by the dyeing process, but also repairs heat damage. Broken hair and dull hair, which are the result of incorrect use of styling tools, shine in a new light in a very short time.
Buy OLAPLEX No. 3 – the hairdresser for the home
The Hair Perfector is particularly interesting in the OLAPLEX system. This is certainly due to the fact that the third variant of the miracle product can also be used outside the hair salon and thus represents an effective alternative to conventional hair treatments.
In contrast to these, OLAPLEX No. 3 * repairs hair damage in a truly permanent way and not only ensures a healthier appearance of the hair. The active ingredient penetrates deep into the hair, balances the structure of broken hair and ensures shine and vitality.
So not only does the hair look healthier, it actually does.
How is the OLAPLEX Hair Perfector used at home?
The application is similar to a hair treatment.
– Depending on the condition of the hair structure, the Hair Perfector should be used once a week – i.e. after every third or fourth hair wash.
– For this purpose, OLAPLEX No. 3 is distributed into the damp hair and remains there for at least 10 minutes.
– The hair is then washed as usual with shampoo and conditioner and the Hair Perfector is rinsed thoroughly.
However, hair treatments should always be used in combination with OLAPLEX No. 3 to take care of the hair as well.
Can there be any side effects with OLAPLEX No. 3?
So far, the response of experts or hair users has always been positive. Tests carried out by the manufacturer also exclude side effects in the form of scalp irritation or allergic reactions.
OLAPLEX No. 3 is even suitable for silicone-free hair care. Hair Perfector is therefore silicone-free and does not use sulphates either.
Do OLAPLEX No. 1, 2 and 3 have to be combined to achieve the desired result?
The OLAPLEX Hair Perfector No. 3 can be used independently of the other two variants. It is therefore not absolutely necessary to use the active ingredient during salon dyeing in order to optimise the hair structure.
Independently of this, Hair Perfector protects the hair against damaging external influences – regardless of whether the hair has been dyed or is natural. Damage caused by heat, sun exposure or regular hair washing is also reduced.
Does the application of OLAPLEX No. 3 also make sense on healthy hair?
In principle, OLAPLEX Hair Perfector can be used regardless of the actual degree of damage to the hair. Of course, the difference before and after the treatment is less than with damaged hair.
However, natural, well-capped hair often suffers from broken sulphur bridges. These can be restored with the unique therapy and the shine of the hair can be further improved.
OLAPLEX is definitely an important step in hair care. Experts are already certain that the innovative active ingredient will revolutionize the hairdressing industry. Broken hair, broken blond hair or broken color hair therefore definitely belong to the past. We look forward to the long-term test!
Thanks to the OLAPLEX system, the dream of healthy but chemically treated hair seems to be within reach.