Surely at this point you have heard at least murmurs about Olaplex. This treatment stormed onto the market not that long ago and has completely stolen the show.
Olaplex is a 3 step system, the first two steps are provided in salon as a treatment at our shampoo bowl. The third step is a take home treatment recommended to be used once a week to extend the benefits of your in salon treatment. And an added bonus, Olaplex step one may also be added directly into your color or bleach and applied with your color service to help reverse damage while it’s taking place!
A little about what Olaplex is and how it works from (labmuffin.com):
“Hair contains lots of keratin proteins, which has the amino acid cysteine. Cysteine is special because it contains a sulfur (S) atom. Normally, two sulfurs will join together to form a disulfide bond (S-S), creating a link between two proteins. The two ends of bis-aminopropyl diglycol dimaleate form bonds with the sulfurs, making an artificial, extended disulfide bridge. And so a new disulfide link is formed between the two sulfurs, making the hair stronger.”
– Michelle from LabMuffin.com
Michelle is a science educator with a PhD in chemistry, based in Sydney, Australia.
A shot of Olaplex Professional Treatment Step 1 can be mixed into bleach before application. This allows the colorist to paint on bleach for lightening and lifting hair’s pigment while the Olaplex helps to reverse the damage that bleach causes to the hair’s structure. Hair’s healthy bonds that have always been broken during bleaching services now have “insurance” with Olaplex. Whether you are lightening your base, getting foiled highlights, or hand painted balayage add a shot of Olaplex and relish the results.
(add a single shot of Olaplex into your bleach or color $30)
When your colorist has added a shot of Olaplex into color or bleach and after your color/bleach has been rinsed they will then apply Olapelx’s Step 2 which is a cream solution all over the hair and let this sit. This will then be rinsed out.
The comprehensive treatment from Olaplex:
A shot of Step #1 is mixed with water to create a solution that is applied by your colorist to wet hair (if you have received a color service the day of your treatment this step happens after color/bleach has been rinsed out and before shampoo) This solution sits on the hair for 5 plus minutes. Then a thin layer of Step 2 is applied to the hair over Step 1. This cream solution is combed through from root to tip and left to sit for 15 plus minutes. The treatment is then rinsed out and regular shampoo and conditioner process is followed.
(in salon treatment $40)
Olaplex offers Step 3 which is their take home product to help clients extend the life and productivity of their treatments. Once a week apply a small amount onto wet hair, let sit for a minimum of 10 minutes (longer for added benefit) and then rinse out.
(Step 3 take home $30)
Additional pricing information:
Single shot Olaplex treatment in color or bleach $30
Single shot Olaplex treatment in color or bleach & Step 3 take home product $60
In salon Olaplex treatment $40
In salon Olaplex treatment & Step 3 take home product $70
In salon Olaplex treatment & single shot Olaplex treatment in color or bleach $70
In salon Olaplex treatment & single shot Olaplex treatment in color or bleach & take home $100
for complex color creations, extreme bleaching services, color correction services, etc each additional shot of Olaplex treatment into bleach or color $20