All About Olaplex!

I’m sure you’ve heard of it, and if you haven’t, you’re in for a treat. Olaplex or Olaplex Treatment. It’s a miracle treatment they say! And we’re not disagreeing.

So what is it? Olaplex is a three-step process (Olaplex 1, Olaplex 2, Olaplex 3) that works on a molecular level to mend broken bonds in the hair. We offer this treatment service in all of our TONI&GUY salons with an Olaplex Kit and Olaplex Products. It works great for ALL hair types including curly, straight, and natural texture. Over time the hair becomes dry, brittle, and can have breakage from chemical, thermal, and mechanical damage.

olaplex model

We’ve all been there; we straightened, bleached, dyed, curled, and blow-dried our hair until it couldn’t take it anymore. If you think you're the only one, think again! This is where the beauty of Olaplex comes in. We used the product on our model who had very brittle, broken hair due to extreme heat damage and over processing. She wanted her hair lightened a bit at the top and toned for a cooler blonde color. Thankfully, with Olaplex we were able to give her what she wanted and bring her damaged hair back to life again.

Let’s dig a little deeper into how each step of Olapex works.

Step number one- Bond Multiplier No. 1.

applying olaplex

This is the first step that rebuilds broken disulfide bonds and begins the process of preventing damage and repairing the hair. It is only offered in a salon as products are professional grade. You can add this to any chemical service to prevent any damage made during the process. Make sure hair is fully saturated with No. 1. If you're not using it with a chemical service, allow the product to sit in damp hair for 5-10 minutes and rinse out.

Step number two- Bond Perfector No. 2.

 rubbing in olaplex  combing evenly

The second step, (which is also only offered in salons) continue to rebuild and restore all healthy hair possible. It’s recommended you section the hair for this step to make sure the product fully saturates the hair. Comb through with a wide tooth comb. Let product sit for at least 10 minutes to get the full benefit of the treatment and then rinse out. 

Step number three- Hair Perfector No. 3.

washing out olaplex

This step you can actually do yourself at home! It is sold at all of our TONI&GUY salons. No. 3 is a concentrated treatment that strengthens the hair from within, reducing breakage and improving the hairs look and feel. It has the same active ingredients as No.1 and No.2. If you have extremely damaged hair- use two to three times a week. If your hair is only partially damaged or relatively healthy, use once a week.

For the application, shampoo the hair to make sure it is free of any product and build up. Towel dry the hair so that it is damp for easier product application. Work a generous amount into the hair and comb through so that it is distributed evenly. Leave No. 3 on for a minimum of 10 minutes but the longer it’s on, the more effective it is. We suggest applying it before bed and sleeping in it like a hair mask so that it can penetrate hair overnight. When you're ready to wash out the product, shampoo, and condition as normal. 

finishing touches

As you can tell, the model's hair looks shinier, healthier, and all of those fuzzy damaged ends are gone.

Find a TONI&GUY salon near you today to get an Olapex treatment and transform your hair!