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OLAPLEX: Hair Game Changer?

Aggie

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Side note: I'm looking forward to trying Olaplex No. 6 Bond Smoother when it's released next month
Hmm, this is new. I will wait to hear some results before I jump on this one though. Whenever I hear Smoothing of any kind, I think Brazilian blowout or relaxer so we shall see how this one works.

Do you know what it is and how it works yet @nymane?
 

prettyinpurple

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cheerrette

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Is your hair relaxed @cheerrette? I learned from a Dominican hair stylist that Silicon Mix was made for and should only be used on relaxed hair and that it would break natural hair.

I wanted to purchase it from her store and she told me not to use it on my natural hair. Who knew? Sometimes we just don't know everything about every product and I am so happy she deterred me from buying them since my hair is natural. Additionally my hair is fine and definitely could not handle this treatment.
Interesting... Did she say why? My hair is not relaxed but it is processed. I went honey blonde... :cry3:hence my need for Olaplex. I did use SM last when I was relaxed. It was awesome.

How do you use Olaplex, like what steps, how often. Hope you feel better soon!
 

Aggie

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I took a gamble on Olaplex to see how it affected my hennindigoed natural hair. It significantly strengthened it. My hair was so weak and lacked elasticity. It feels so strong now! I will use this on a consistent basis
I totally agree with you about Olaplex strengthening the hair. It's a total HIT for my hair for sure :yep:.
 

Aggie

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Interesting... Did she say why? My hair is not relaxed but it is processed. I went honey blonde... :cry3:hence my need for Olaplex. I did use SM last when I was relaxed. It was awesome.

How do you use Olaplex, like what steps, how often. Hope you feel better soon!
I believe it's processed, it's okay. She said that silicon mix tend to sit on the hair and coats it a bit and can end up in breakage eventually.

Natural hair does not need the silicon as relaxed hair does. She prefers to play it safe and not use it on natural hair based on her experience and her knowledge on the Silicon Mix treatment.

By the way, thanks for the well wishes. I do feel a ton better now.
 
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Aggie

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Okay I am so happy to report that I no longer have to purchase Olaplex online anymore. I can finally get it from a local distributor right here in the Bahamas since I own a salon. Plus it's cheaper here at home even after adding taxes, freight, and duties. Hallelujah! Thank God!

We don't have the professional size Shampoo and Conditioner yet but hey, I don't care. As long as I can find it here, I am good!
 

Wenbev

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Bought no 6, used 2x don’t like it this far. Leaves a ashy cast to my hair. First time used a quarter sized amount and the second time used a nickel size as the directions say to use a small amount. Well, how small is small. Will try again next wash to see if a dime size will do it.
Also, I did a stand-alone treatment after I washed it my prepoo; 5min w no 1 and 10 min with no 2 on top of 1.
 

beloved1bx

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Bought no 6, used 2x don’t like it this far. Leaves a ashy cast to my hair. First time used a quarter sized amount and the second time used a nickel size as the directions say to use a small amount. Well, how small is small. Will try again next wash to see if a dime size will do it.
Also, I did a stand-alone treatment after I washed it my prepoo; 5min w no 1 and 10 min with no 2 on top of 1.
Oh that's too bad. I bought #6 from Sephora and used it on damp freshly washed hair and then blowdried. I don't think I had issues with a white cast. But that was a couple of weeks ago. I need to try it again.
 

gemruby41

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Bought no 6, used 2x don’t like it this far. Leaves a ashy cast to my hair. First time used a quarter sized amount and the second time used a nickel size as the directions say to use a small amount. Well, how small is small. Will try again next wash to see if a dime size will do it.
Also, I did a stand-alone treatment after I washed it my prepoo; 5min w no 1 and 10 min with no 2 on top of 1.
I returned my No 6. It made my hair smooth, but when I would wash my hair again it felt really coated.
 

Wenbev

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Sephora has mini sizes of the shampoo and conditioner now and they are decent sizes.
$14
SIZE: 3.3 oz/ 100 mL
Wait for the Sephora Insider coupon. I think rouge has their coupon now and the VIBs and lower get the coupons a week later ish.

I returned my No 6. It made my hair smooth, but when I would wash my hair again it felt really coated.
I don’t mind the coated feeling as much as that lack of shine. It really bothers me. I’ll give it one more try and then I’ll return it if I net the same results.
 

prettyinpurple

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Wait for the Sephora Insider coupon. I think rouge has their coupon now and the VIBs and lower get the coupons a week later ish.



I don’t mind the coated feeling as much as that lack of shine. It really bothers me. I’ll give it one more try and then I’ll return it if I net the same results.
Oh yeah the mini shampoo is on my list for the sale.
 

Aggie

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I've decided that I will be washing my hair tomorrow.

My regimen:


-Prepooing with Coconut oil and AVG
-Nairobi Detox Shampoo
-Olaplex #1 for 5 mins followed immediately by #2 on top of #1 for 30 minutes
-Olaplex Shampoo and Olaplex #5 Conditioner for easy detangling in the shower

-Protein DC - Affirm 5 in 1 Reconstructor
-Moisture DC with Nairobi Humecta-Sil DC
-Leave-in with SSI Green Tea and Coconut leave-in
-M/S with QB BRBC and BM Grease.
 
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Aggie

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I've decided that I will be washing my hair tomorrow.

My regimen:


-Prepooing with Coconut oil and AVG
-Nairobi Detox Shampoo
-Olaplex #1 for 5 mins followed immediately by #2 on top of #1 for 30 minutes
-Olaplex Shampoo and Olaplex #5 Conditioner for easy detangling in the shower

-Protein DC - Affirm 5 in 1 Reconstructor
-Moisture DC with Nairobi Humecta-Sil DC
-Leave-in with SSI Green Tea and Coconut leave-in
-M/S with QB BRBC and BM Grease.

Changed a couple of things today - for my leave-in I used SSI's Papaya Hair Moisturizer and for my moisturizer, I used Dudley's PCA Moisture Retainer with no sealant. I have a hair trim/cut scheduled on Wednesday and don't want my hair feeling heavy beforehand.

I have to say the entire regimen was successful and left my hair feeling super awesome, strong, soft and silky all at the same time.
 

PlanetCybertron

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My mom bought the No.3 for me as a gift. Completely surprised me since I don’t recall ever doing a No.3 treatment. Let alone the entire 1-3 steps.

My Costco that I work at was selling them, and those bad boys flew right off the shelf in a matter of 2-3 days. I wasn’t gonna buy it because I felt like it has always overhyped. As I have always felt about it.

I like it. It’s a lot slippery than what I imagined, and it left my feeling like how a collagen treatment would. What I like the most is how it doesn’t irritate my scalp in any way, unlike almost any other product I use. My ends really like it. I even went so far as to use the No.3 as a leave in, even though you’re not supposed to, but my ends didn’t harden whatsoever. I just sealed them with Shea Butter.

I’m more or less concerned and interested in reading up on the active component that’s now been patented. Bis-aminopropyl diglycol dimaleate is a very interesting compound to say the least. The chemical structure of it vaguely reminds me of a more simpler version of type 2 collagen chemical structure.

I wouldn’t call Olaplex a protein treatment in my opinion though. The way it’s structured and behaves on my hair personally, it feels like an elasticizer moreso. But that’s just my observations.
 

Aggie

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Olaplex is neither a protein nor a moisturizing treatment. It is a Bond Rebuilder. In fact, the company encourages you to use either one after rinsing out Olaplex based on your hair's needs. Just thought I'd put that out there.
 
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