What is Olaplex?

It’s a system that permanently rebuilds the damaged disulphide bonds in your hair that are broken during the chemical process. It is particularly useful when going blonde, Olaplex allows you to rebuild the strength, structure and integrity of your hair; a ‘reset’ for your locks, if you will.

Six stages of Olaplex

Olaplex is now a six-part treatment, with step 0 being launched.

The first two steps happen in a salon, with four more maintenance steps at home.

First, Olaplex Number 1: Bond Multiplier is for professional in-salon use – and can be put on the hair as a standalone treatment, or if you’re getting your colour done, it is mixed in with the colour an applied straight onto your hair.

Olaplex Number 2: Bond Perfector is then put on the hair once the colour is rinsed out, usually at the back wash. This is left on for a good 20 minutes to really get the most out of its chemical mending.

Olaplex Number 0, £26: Olaplex has just launched Olaplex No. 0 – Intensive Bond Building Hair Treatment which is stocked on Nigel Bailey Hair. Olaplex No. 0 is a professional-inspired treatment, that primes hair for absorbing nourishment, rebuilds hair bonds, strengthens and protects hair integrity. It contains the highest concentration of Olaplex’s patented molecule, Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate, within the Olaplex retail product line-up. No. 0 is formulated to intensify the No. 3 treatment, strengthen and repair hair from chemical, thermal, mechanical, and environmental damage. For best results, and in lockstep with the professional stand-alone treatment, Olaplex stylists recommend layering a generous amount of Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector on top of the No. 0 and rinsing the mixture after 10 minutes.

Olaplex Number 3: Hair Perfector, £26: This is where you take things into your own hands. This take-home treatment is recommended for use once a week and is best applied before your shampoo and conditioner. Apply 1-3 teaspoons to dampened hair and comb through evenly. Leave on for 10-30 minutes.

Olaplex Number 4: Bond Maintenance Shampoo, £26: A highly-nourishing and reparative shampoo that leaves hair easier to manage, shinier and healthier with each use. It repairs and protects hair from everyday stresses — including damaged hair, split ends, and frizz — by re-linking broken bonds. N°4 is color-safe and proven to reduce breakage and strengthen all types of hair. PH Balance: 6-6.5

Olaplex Number 5: The Bond Maintenance Conditioner, £26: A highly-moisturizing and reparative conditioner for all hair types that leaves hair easier to manage, shinier and healthier with each use. Protects and repairs damaged hair, split ends, and frizz by re-linking broken bonds. It is colour-safe and will strengthen and leave your hair stronger than ever. PH Balance: 4.0-5.0

Olaplex Number 6: Bond Smoother, £26:A leave-in reparative styling crème that protects all hair types including coloured and chemically treated hair. It strengthens, hydrates, moisturizes, and speeds up blow-dry times while smoothing and eliminating frizz and flyaways for up to 72 hours. It is highly concentrated and doesn’t weigh hair down. PH Balance: 4.0-5.0

Olaplex Number 7: Bonding Oil, £26:A highly-concentrated, weightless styling oil that repairs damaged and compromised hair. Dramatically increases shine, softness, colour vibrancy, and manageability. Minimizes flyaways and frizz while restoring healthy appearance and texture. Provides heat protection of up to 450°.

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