It’s true….one of Studio She’s secrets is that we use Olaplex in the salon and on all custom colored hair extensions. Clients see us mixing Olaplex No. 1 to color/bleach and Olaplex No. 2 after rinsing color/bleach. Olaplex No. 3 is a take home product which is used once a week.
What is Olaplex?
One word: MAGIC
Insurance for your hair and your hair extensions. Olaplex is a BOND PROTECTOR and is to be thought of only as such.
What isn’t Olaplex?
A conditioning treatment.
Many salons and stylists are marketing that Olaplex is a conditioning treatment when in all actuality it isn’t. I was in a class with Tracey Cunningham (Celebrity Colorist) and she reminded us that Olaplex is formulated by a Scientist and it’s sole purpose is to keep the hair in tact. It protects the structure of the hair that is usually damaged by ammonia, peroxide and all the other chemicals found in hair color and bleach.
What is the price of the Olaplex Treatment?
Personally, I add Olaplex No. 1 at no cost to my clients. If it’s needed then how can I not protect the integrity of the hair?! I have incorporated Olaplex into my pricing. Not everyone agrees with me on this and I have witness salons offering Olaplex for up to $90.
Olaplex works great on hair extensions!
Olaplex is highly effective when working on 100% human hair extensions. Remember that a company can legally label extensions 100% Human Hair as long as they contain at least 80% human hair. Also, some extensions have a keratin-like coating on them and can be colored with textile dyes, which can prevent Olaplex from being fully effective. Always do a test strand when working with extensions as results vary due to unknown prior color processes.
When using Olaplex on human hair extensions, it is best to avoid the base when applying a treatment. As Olaplex No. 2 is cream based, this can cause slippage so take normal precautions. We recommend applying Olaplex No. 2 mid shaft to ends. You may also use diluted No.1 as a treatment if concerned with use of cream form.
If doing an Olaplex treatment prior to extension application, simply shampoo twice thoroughly to remove any residue.
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