Have you ever wondered how it’s possible for celebrities to go from raven black to silver blond hair without losing half of it in the process? Or how models manage to keep their hair strong and healthy, even though their manes have to endure heat styling tools far more often than the average head of hair?
Unsurprisingly, it all comes down to the right care. What might surprise you, however, is that those treatments aren’t reserved for celebrities only. Let us introduce you to the Olaplex Hair Treatment – a true life-changer for everyone with dry, frizzy, and damaged hair – and it’s available right here in Cork.
How does Olaplex work?
Simply put: Olaplex is a 7-step system designed to permanently rebuild hair strands on a molecular level. What differentiates it from other treatments, is that it actually repairs the hair from the inside, reversing the damage done to it and making it stronger, shinier, and healthier overall.
Rebuilding disulfide bonds
Each strand of hair is made up of disulfide bonds. They are the ones that give it structure, strength, and stability. Bleach and hair dyes, as well as high levels of heat from styling tools, break those bonds, which leaves the hair strand weakened and susceptible to further damage.
Unlike most commercially available treatments, that target the outside of the hair, coating it with oils, proteins, or silicones in order to make it more manageable and healthy-looking, Olaplex actually seeks out broken disulfide bonds in the hair strand and links them back together, leaving the hair fuller, thicker, stronger, and healthier.
What is the Olaplex Treatment?
The Olaplex Treatment consists of 8 different hair care products, all of which contain Bis-aminopropyl diglycol dimaleate, a patented ingredient that actually does the repairing.
Even though each of those products will help restore your locks, the first two steps – the Bond Multiplier and Bond Perfector – are the actual heavy lifters, and those are used in salons only – but we’ll come to that. Let’s first talk about whom the treatment is actually for.
Who is the treatment for?
Professional hair stylists recommend the treatment for a lot of different clients, as it works on every type of hair and helps with a lot of styles – especially if you dye or bleach your hair on a regular basis.
For clients who dye their hair dark or vibrant shades, the treatment is recommended as it helps the hair to hold on to the pigments of the color, which reduces fading and provides a richer and shinier color, while also improving the overall look and feel of the hair.
Perfect for Bleached Hair
Where the treatment truly shines is when bleaching is involved. If you ever bleached your hair you surely know how damaging it is, even if you go to the best salon and use the best products. The chemicals used to lift your hair several shades are just very aggressive so breakage is bound to happen – well, it was.
With the Olaplex treatment, your hair will be protected from damage, and also repaired along the way. That will result in not only softer and shinier hair with less breakage, but will also give you the opportunity to go lighter because your hair strands will remain intact and will be able to handle even multiple rounds of bleaching.
How to try Olaplex?
As mentioned before, some of the Olaplex products are meant for home use, so if your hair isn’t overly damaged and over-processed, then you might want to look into some of those products to give your hair a bit of a boost. The Bond Maintenance Shampoo and Bond Maintenance Conditioner are probably the easiest way to incorporate Olaplex into your hair routine, as they won’t require additional steps, but will still improve the quality and health of your hair.
If you, however, have severely damaged or over-processed hair then it might be time to get an appointment at a certified salon. The products used there are a lot more concentrated and used in a professional manner, which ensures that you get the results that you desire.
In-Salon Olaplex Treatments
The best time to get a salon treatment is when getting a new hair color, or even just some highlights, as the Bond Multiplier can be used while bleaching and dying the hair, preventing damage before it happens.
The best place to get the Olaplex Treatment in Cork is 3 Degrees Hairdesign. Not only is the staff professionally trained in using the treatment, but they are also devoted hairdressers that will do all they can to get you the results you want.
There aren’t many things that will boost your mood and confidence in the same way a good hair day will, so do not leave that to chance. Book an appointment now and see for yourself how much this revolutionary treatment can do for your hair.