Is your hair breaking?
You Need Bond Building!
Any time your hair breaks, it means the internal bonds of your hair are weak. This can happen with natural wear and tear (when it's time for a haircut), extreme dryness, or elemental or heat styling damage, but most commonly it's the result of damage from chemical processes.
Getting into the science, the bond that is responsible for most of the strength and structure of the hair is called a disulfide or sulfur bond. When these bonds are broken (by physical or chemical stress) they turn into cysteic acid which breaks down protein and leaches moisture from the hair, resulting in damage and breakage.
Olaplex is the only true bond builder on the market. Its patented ingredient, Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate, reacts with the cysteic acid and artificially relinks disulfide bonds. Other beauty brands have come up with their own versions, but they only strengthen existing bonds or reduce damage during chemical services, not actually rebuild broken bonds.
Olaplex has 8 products, 2 professional use only and 6 take home products. Olaplex #1 has the highest concentration of Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate and is added directly to hair color and bleach, rebiluding bonds as they break so there is as little damage as possible. Olaplex #2 is a treatment cream which is applied after rinsing out the color to repair any bonds that may have been missed. I charge $35 to add Olaplex to any service (there is a stand alone version that can be done without color), with the exception of some services that already have it included (Global Blonde, Double Process Colors and Corrections).
It's good to note that if you have healthy hair to begin with, you may not notice a difference in the condition of your hair since it will simply be maintaining what you have. If you have extreme damage or dryness you will also need a strength and/or moisture treatment product to replace what has already been depleted.
All the Olaplex take home products are listed below, with tips and tricks on how to use! I do complementary delivery within Calgary on orders over $65.
You can't over use Olaplex!