Olaplex FAQ

What is Olaplex?

In simple terms, it’s a bond multiplier which contains a single active ingredient – Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate. When you subject your hair to chemical, thermal and mechanical processes, this causes breakage in disulfide bonds in the hair shaft, leaving the hair looking full and lifeless. The bonds can be broken through colouring your hair, heat styling or even combing your hair when it’s wet. Olaplex works to reverse damage, by cross linking single single sulfur hydrogen bonds in the hair shaft, and cross linking them back together to form disulfide bonds.

How is it Applied?

Olaplex is an in-salon service, that is applied to the hair in three steps. First, the No 1 treatment is applied conjunction with your colour service. Then, the No 2 treatment is applied at the basins, post-colour application. Finally, we send each Olaplex client home with a No 3 bottle, to be used weekly. The take-home treatment works to heal and repair your hair, and make the results of the in-salon treatment last longer.

How is it used?

Olaplex has a cult following by blonde hair colour specialists, because it allows us to achieve beautiful blonde colour whilst minimising damage to the hair. In many cases, it actually leaves blonde hair healthier and shinier post-colour service. It also allows colourists to achieve lighter results in one colour appointment than would otherwise be possible, as damage is minimised. In some cases, it’s possible to take a client with brunette, or nearly black toned hair to a beautiful blonde in one appointment. It’s necessary to keep in mind that this all depends on the health of the hair at the outset – Olaplex is a game-changer, but it’s not a miracle cure-all!

In addition to these incredible results, Olaplex isn’t just for blonde colour. It can be used in conjunction with darker colours, to bring out rich tones and provide beautiful long-lasting shine. Some clients love using Olaplex as a stand-alone treatment, just for its damage-reversing properties. We often apply the No 1 and No 2 treatments in the salon for clients with dry, damaged or over-processed hair without applying any colour. It works a treat to repair the hair and restore that beautiful, silky shine.

The results?

Shiny, smooth, healthy hair with a lustrous sheen. Once you’ve seen the results for yourself, we promise that you’ll keep coming back for more. Click here to view our Olaplex page and find out more about the treatment, or email mail@yotshair.com.au with any questions.