We love being blonde, and creating all shades of blonde at our Subiaco and Claremont Hair Salons!
OLAPLEX has been a greatest tool in protecting our clients' hair from the stresses naturally caused by lightening it, plus when used as a restorative treatment it's helped long time blondes like myself restore life into dry, porous and fragile hair.
Now Olaplex can also be used at home to further strengthen your hair in-between salon appointments.
It is available for purchase at One Subiaco Hair Salon and One Claremont Hair Salon and online here.
Want to find out more about Olaplex? Keep Reading...
What is Olaplex?
Olaplex is a product that has many uses, but for purposes of blonde hair, a colorist will apply it to your hair when you get highlights or color.
What’s so special about it?
We all know that colouring hair causes damage. This is because regardless of whether you get highlights (the process of removing colour) or colour, a colourist needs to “break the bonds” in your hair. This process is damaging. But since Olaplex is a “bond multiplier,” it will multiply and rebuild those bonds, lessening the damage and leaving the hair stronger and healthier than it would otherwise be.
Why is Olaplex so important for blondes?
Going blonde involves bleach, so blondes are particularly susceptible to brittle, damaged hair and hair breakage. (You girls with double-process platinum know especially what I’m talking about). Olaplex will help with that damage/breakage. Plus, because it is so effective in minimizing damage, your colorist may be able to take you lighter than would otherwise be possible. Ready to go blonde? Click here for our Blonde price lists.
My hair is [fill in the blank], will it work on me?
According to Olaplex, the company has “tested Olaplex on virtually every hair type and it works. Asian, Caucasian, African American, previously chemically processed and virgin.” What Olaplex won’t do is help seriously distressed hair. As Olaplex has stated on its Facebook page, and as Christal confirmed, “[i]f your client’s hair is seriously compromised and you wouldn’t normally process their hair, do not do so just because you have Olaplex. It’s not a magic wand.”
Can I use Olaplex at home?
Olaplex has one product for in-home use, Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3. The product is meant for you to “use once a week to strengthen hair further or to use as a pre-treatment to a future chemical service.”
It is concentrated, so you will only need to use a 20 cent sized dollop evenly from roots to the ends on shampooed and towel-dried hair. (If you hair is too wet it will not be able to absorb the treatment.) You will then need to leave the treatment on for over 10 minutes plus to do it's job. After that you just shampoo and rinse it out and condition your hair as normal.
Now new to One Hair Salons is Olaplex No.4 and Olaplex No.5, shampoo and conditioner!
Formulated with Olaplex Bond Building Chemistry and designed for all hair types. They are sulfate-free, paraben-free and colour safe. Making them a perfect addition to the ONE family.
Olaplex No. 4 Shampoo restores the hair’s internal strength and moisture levels to add incredible shine and manageability.
Olaplex No. 5 Conditioner restores, repairs & hydrates without excess weight. Olaplex Conditioner eliminates damage & frizz for strong, healthy, shiny hair.
When used as a set the hair care ritual is complete. Meaning that the Salon fresh feeling and the heathy 'straight from the salon' hair is more attainable at home. This duo supports Olaplex No.1, 2 and 3 to continue keeping your hair healthy and strong during the lightening process, during any chemical treatments and against any outside environmental stresses that would usually damage your hair. (Sunlight, beach, cold climates, travel)
Want to go blonde, but don't know how? Read our blog post here.
Call us for a consult, or feel free to drop in to pick up the take home treatments!