Nowadays, Olaplex No. 1 very popular in hair salon and it is well recommended if you plan to use chemical hair treatments such as permanent hair colour, bleaching, and straightening. In the salon, you can use Olaplex No. 0, 1 and 2. and Olaplex No. 3. can be used home. You can use Olaplex No. 3 to repair hair that is damaged moderately to severely. For hair that are suffering from mild to moderate damage, Olaplex No. 4, 5, 6, and 7 are more than enough to treat these milder to moderately hair damage conditions. Moreover, you may also be asking common questions like: How long does the effectiveness of Olaplex last? How frequent should you be using Olaplex treatment? Olaplex is a restructuring of hair treatment program that can be used in multiple stages. You can use it in various ways depending on your hair’s health. Olaplex No.1 and 2 is recommended if you are considering bleaching your hair that is to prevent excessive dryness or breakage. Olaplex No. 2 is the best option if you are looking to just touch up your colour and it alone will be sufficed.
In the salon, most of our clients will only ask our hairdresser this question. Do you know what it is? Yes, that is the exact question you have right now. “Ale, If I haven’t used Olaplex No. 1, 2, may I use Olaplex No. 3? Yes, you can, for both them and you! Many of us using flat iron it too often and this will cause your hair to appear dry and rough. If you want to revive deteriorating hair’s health, Olaplex No. 3 can be applied to your hair at home in this situation. Even if you haven’t used Olaplex No. 1. and 2. Olaplex No. 4 shampoo and No. 5 conditioner can be used to moisturize any of your dry hair ends and remove any frizz. In just a few minutes, they will transform your hair and looking refreshing.
You may also be interested in: What’s the difference between Olaplex No. 2 and Olaplex No. 3? There are many options depending on the type and condition of hair you are having and how healthy you want it to be. To make things clear, we will share the stories of several clients with you and explain how Olaplex is used to restore hair health. We are confident that you will be able to relate some stories with your personal experience.
Case 1 Jane – She has bleached her hair for the first time in life. Olaplex No. 0, 1 and 2 have been used on her in the salon, followed by Olaplex No.3 used at home.
Jane came to our hair salon with a fearful expression on her face. It brought back memories of our childhood frightening experience with clowns. It was easy to understand why she wanted to bleach her hair to enhance her look. She was aware, however, that chemical process of bleaching can cause hair damage, regardless of how professional it is carried out. To reassure her, we said that although chemical processes can alter hair structure, Olaplex could be used in bleaching to repair any resulting hair damage. Although the price would be higher, it will be very beneficial to her hair greatly.
Jane weighed the benefits and drawbacks of the Olaplex treatment and decided to include it in the bleaching process. To create the chemical bonds of hair structure that will prevent hair from breaking, we would combine Olaplex No. 1 and the bleaching chemicals. We would then seal these new bonds with Olaplex No.2, strengthening them for healthy, bleached locks. Jane’s hair looked healthy and without any element of frizziness after the Olaplex treatment. We immediately offered to help her with Olaplex No. 3 so that she could continue the treatment at home.
If you are going to bleach your hair, don’t skimp on the Olaplex No.1 and 2. Your hair may certainly going to look as good as virgin hair if you ask your stylist to include Olaplex No. 1 or 2. Olaplex No. 1 or 2 can be embraced in other hair chemical processes besides bleaching. Olaplex No. 1 or 2 can be used if you are going to dye your hair, get highlights, balayage or make a dramatic change in the look of your hair with chemical Japanese straightening or hair perming. All these chemical processes can alter and damage the hair’s structure significantly. Olaplex No.1 or 2 will restore and protect the hair’s structure, from the core up to the cuticles.
The Olaplex stages will repair the hair’s damage from those chemical processes. It is the very important to keep in mind that Olaplex No. 1 must be used with Olaplex No. 2. You won’t get good results if you don’t use Olaplex No. 2 and it is considered half done treatment. If you have Olaplex No. 1 or 2, you should also consider to use Olaplex No. 3 as home care treatment. This will allow you to extend the effectiveness of the overall hair treatment.
Case 2 -This client, Lydia has abuse the usage of flat iron – Olaplex No. 3 is recommended to mitigate the hair damage from the usage of these hot tools.
Lydia, oh Lydia. How many times have we warned Lydia about the possible damage to her hair from the flat iron due to her frequent usage? Lydia does not just straighten hair once or two times a week. Her flat iron is used every day. She also uses the hairdryer to dry her wet hair and her flat iron is solely used for straightening her dry hair. Still, Lydia does not listen. She stares at our hairdresser with an “I didn’t do it” face and then she does exactly what she wants. It’s called teenage syndrome.
She came to the salon one day in despair. Her hair was as messy as a bird’s nest as one can imagine. We just could not think of any hair mask to restore the moisture that was severely depleted. Even though her hair was very damaged, she didn’t need Olaplex No. 1 or 2 as there was no chemical process involved that resulted in the damaged hair condition. She just needed something powerful and strong. Instead we recommended that her to add Olaplex No. 3 to her hair care routine. She revisited our hairdresser again at the salon a week later. We were not surprised by the transformation of her hair condition, as we are familiar with the effects of Olaplex No. 3. However, her thankful face says it all.
Olaplex No. 3 not only extends the benefits of Olaplex No. 1 or 2, but it also strengthens hair by the effects of moisturizing, nourishing and smoothening, even if you’ve not used the previous stages. Olaplex No. 3 can be used once a week, or every ten days. You will notice a difference even if your hair has never undergone chemical processes like bleaching or hair colouring.
We did try to convince Lydia with her traumatic experience and swear to use the flat iron less frequently this time, and she did keep her word. To minimize heat damage, she finally adhered to the routine of straightening her hair only once per week. As Lydia is very determined to bring the least harm to her hair even for the once per week straightening. She also has embraced the Olaplex No. 7 to provide complete heat protection for her hair up to 450°F, which she wanted to help recover her hair.
This product should not be rinsed out which also depends on the other steps of the overall Olaplex treatment. It will leave your hair smelling fresh with fragrance for days if it is not rinsed out and you will certainly love it too! You can use Olaplex even if your hair does not undergo any hair colouring, bleaching or treated with heat tools. How does it work and we shall show you now. Erika, our client in the next story, did it the same way.
Case 3 – Erika who has failed to take good care of her hair and we recommended Olaplex No. 4 and 5 to restore her hair moisture.
It’s amazing to believe that in this age of influencers promoting drastic hair changes, some people like Erika still cannot care less about their hair after chemical processes of colouring or bleaching. They are indeed very satisfied with the finished results of hair colour and style of their hair, so they do not bother to pay much attention to the condition of their hair. They think hair doesn’t require care but they are completely wrong.
Most of us have an annual healthy screening to see how our body is doing as well as we all take good care and use body creams to nourish your skin. The same procedure should go for your hair and it deserved the tender, love and care. It must be nourished. External agents, such as sun, wind, and even a few days at the beach can cause damage, even if it isn’t bleached or dyed.
Erika has assumed and thought her hair condition was amazing and invulnerable. Our alarm bells rang immediately when Erika came to our hairdresser looking for hairstyle ideas for a prom party that she will be attending. Of course, her hair condition must be healthy in order to look amazing. We were honest to her that with the present damaged and frizzy hair condition, it is very difficult to achieve her desired hair goals.
Since the prom party was still many days away, we offered her several ideas on different prom hairstyles and also challenged her to rebuild and repair the condition of her hair so that she have more options to try different prom hairstyles. We have proposed using Olaplex No. 4 and 5 to replace her usual shampoo and conditioner. We understand what you are thinking. Olaplex No. 4 and 5 may just be normal shampoos and conditioners and it is hard to understand they they can repair hair that is damaged. However, please bear in mind that Olaplex No. 4 and 5 contains the same active ingredient that Olaplex’s first stages have. These active ingredients repair the hair as you use them for the chemical processes.
Olaplex No. 4 and 5 shampoo and conditioners are designed and best for frequent usage. However, in around fifteen days, you will start to notice a drastic difference in the condition of your hair. Our hairdresser was able to display the artistic side on the event as Erika’s hair was styled for the prom party. Her hair condition looked visibly better after she had restored the moisture and nourish from years of negligence. Hence, if you do not identify or keep ignoring with any of these hair problems, you might struggle with frizz every day which is the top hair enemy of every women. Do not be discouraged. Olaplex can provide you with great feasible solution.
Case 4 – Scarlett has terrible frizzy hair especially when she is in Singapore which has high humidity all year round. We recommended Olaplex No. 6 to control her frizzy hair.
As we always recall that our grandmother’s bone pains are normally on the humid days. Unfortunately, the harshness of heat and moisture in the air has an impact on our hair too. Do you get tired of your frizziness of hair on humid day as if it were electrocuted? This happened to our client, Scarlett too. She came to the salon during the December month in Singapore which has highest humidity to have smoothening and straightening on her hair so that it wouldn’t look as frizzy.
Scarlett is always embracing and in love with her curls, and straightening them was an agony. With her curly hair type and like all other women, they are getting tired of fighting frizz! We have recommended her Scarlett to try the Olaplex No. 6 which is an independent stage of Olaplex repairing standalone treatment that can be used to reduce frizz for up to 72 hours.
Besides reducing frizz, it also provides the hair with softness and shine as well as strengthening the hair. Thereafter, we know Scarlett does not need to straighten or smoothen her hair anymore on humid days. Instead, she just uses a few drops of Olaplex No. 6 to give her curls a little more bounce and her frizz is now a history.
Let us know what problem you are having and we are sure that our hairdressers will be able to tell you which stage of Olaplex treatment is best for it. Each stage can be used for different purposes.