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OLAPLEX: Hair Game Changer?

miss_a

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LADIES of LHCF:

Stumbled upon this stylist's IG page, http://instagram.com/p/x-jTo5mADy/?modal=true , and she posted that Olaplex is a game changer for hair.

Did some quick research http://www.olaplex.com/ , and this product is claiming that you can color and I'm assuming relax, without damaging the integrity of the hair.

Ladies, this board is always on that new-new, has anyone tried this product? I am thinking someone on the West Coast may be familiar....

~A.
 

tomnikids3

Well-Known Member
My interest is peaked. Would be interested in seeing how it works on AA hair.

I see its $65 for the travel kit which contains 1 Olaplex Bond Multiplier 100ml an
2 Olaplex Bond Perfectors 100ml good for at least 15 applications. I need to do a little more research but so far read some good reviews.
 
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flyygirlll2

Lioness mane
Of course my pj self has this lol. I bought the Hair Perfector though. I bought it sometime last year but I've never used it. I'm relaxed and before I purchased it I sent an email asking if it was good for African American hair, particularly relaxed hair and I was informed that it's good at preventing damage.

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miss_a

Well-Known Member
Ladies, I adore you...! I am trying to figure out if this can be added to relaxers...? Used before relaxers or after relaxers....?
 

flyygirlll2

Lioness mane
Hmmm good question. I know the Hair Perfector is a pre-treatment so if anything perhaps it can be used before a relaxer. When I get around to using it I'll give a review. I have soooooo many products at this point that I have to use up lol.

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southerncitygirl

Well-Known Member
when i was relaxed affirm fiberguard gave me what i needed and i had multidimensional color with highlights plus a relaxer with no damage (or should i say breakage because chemical processes and even excessive heat can break/arrange the bonds in hair and one could technically call that damage/damaging).... a pretreatment is interesting though. if i color i will look into this since I'm natural and its for a variety of hair types and chemical services.
 
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InBloom

In my new-growth
i just bought No.3 from cosmoprof for $15. They had the 3 step kit for $65. My hair has been shedding badly lately and I've done various protein treatments but i think my hair needs something else. Hopefully this will strengthen my hair.

How did the Olaplex work out for you?

I just purchased the travel kit, steps 1 & 2. I plan to use as a stand alone treatment and see how that goes.
 

VinDieselsWifey

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How did the Olaplex work out for you?

I just purchased the travel kit, steps 1 & 2. I plan to use as a stand alone treatment and see how that goes.
After washing the product out my hair felt like silk. I don't know if my hair has ever felt that soft after using a shampoo. Then I deep conditioned with AO Honeysuckle Rose but it didn't feel that great after. I normally doctor that conditioner up with aloe Vera juice, honey, & oils but I was tired and just used it straight.

I will try again using a different deep conditioner. I think my hair needs multiple treatments to get better results. I'm gonna buy step 1 & try that since it's probably stronger than step 3.
 

JerriBlank

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I got mine from a salon in texas, I think. Bought it off Bonanza. $24, and they were all sealed. It is on my hair right now. I bought it because half of my head has heat damage, and I read that Olaplex can help to restructure the bonds, or create a fake bond that makes the hair appear to be healed. Not sure to the science behind it. I will say that the heat damaged side shrunk back up like the normal side after step 1 was applied.
Also, Steps 2 & 3 have the exact same ingredient list on mine. I was on Makeup Alley, and also saw a stylist review that stated that Step 3 was just Step 2 to take home.
I'll post another update after I rinse and let it dry, but I think that this is something that I want to use for a few months to see the full effects. It's definitely not a deep conditioner, so I don't want to treat it like one.
 

JerriBlank

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Ohhh my gawwddd, yall, I'm buying the big bottles! !! My hair felt like freshly bc'd hair! It feels soo healthy again, like hair that I can grow! I could count the shed hairs in my hands, and that says a lot as I just took braids down two days ago. They were in for 6 weeks.
My hair felt soft and strong, but those ends, omgggg!!! They are smooth,and they curl up like healthy hair, no poof! It makes me feel like I can make progress with this hair.
Remember, it is not a dc. I did not want to shampoo, but I wanted to follow directions, so I did. Applied my dc, and it went on smoothly, and my ends have no tangles!!! Yall don't understand what I've been dealing with! Lol. I have brassy blonde on the lower half of my hair, and it just feels so good!
I want to do biweekly treatments for 6 months, at least, so I'm buying the bigger sizes. I hope that I can get even better results with consistent use.
 

VinDieselsWifey

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Do you know if I can buy it as a Cosmo student?
If you take a signed letter with the letterhead from your school to Cosmoprof showing that you're a Cosmo student you can get a student card from them. I think it depends on how many hours you have completed on what you can buy but that might just be for certain chemicals. I think you can buy just about anything in there though.
 
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InBloom

In my new-growth
I've used Olaplex 3 times so far. I've cut the Step 1 in half because it seemed I was wasting product by not doing so. I'm noticing much less shed, and minimal breakage. It's going to be in my regimen for as long as I'm able to purchase. I plan to do steps 1 & 2 weekly for about 2 months, then drop to biweekly for a few rotations. I plan to eventually use just once per month. I'm so pleased.
 

VinDieselsWifey

Well-Known Member
I used steps 1 & 2 last week when I took out my braids. The recommend 3 oz of water & 15 mL of step 1 was enough for my whole head. I let it sit for about 15 mins then put step 2 over it & let that sit about 30-45 mins then washed my hair.

My hair felt stronger & I didn't lose as much hair when I detangled. I have been losing a ton of hair on wash day. I deep conditioned & rollerset & flat ironed. My hair felt awesome & so soft.

I will be doing a keratin treatment next week. I'm trying to grow out my relaxer & switch to keratin treatments. I have 6 months of new growth and I dread wash day. Hopefully the keratin treatment will ease the line of demarcation because I plan to transition for about 2-3 years then big chop.

I saw a video on the Olaplex channel where they used steps 1 & 2 before the keratin treatment and the hair turned out great. That's what I plan to do also
 

Tchanelle

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I've used this in conjunction with the Great Hair reconstructing foam...I'm a fine 4a natural. With the 1st treatment my hair was smoother & did not puff up as much in humidity. After the 3rd treatment with both...you would think I have a relaxer when I get my hair silkened out. It blow dries easily which I love since I'm very tender headed...my hair is also stronger. I also got my stylist (Sharon-Salon Balisi) to put Olaplex on a u part wig she highlighted for me...the hair is strong and the blond highlights did not damage the hair.

ETA: My hair is highlighted with several different shades of blonde
 
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