OLAPLEX URBAN LEGENDS…DEBUNKED!

 

If you’re here, chances are you’ve heard at least one of these myths about OLAPLEX. As Hallow’s Eve approaches, what better time than now to debunk some OLAPLEX urban legends! Liquid Gold is bound to have a myth.. a legend or two. Though OLAPLEX has been around for five years, it is still a relatively new concept to the hair industry. With this new territory comes misinformation. OLAPLEX developed bond building chemistry with the ability to rebuild broken bonds in the hair, making it healthier than it was before. When used in your chemical formulas, it can prevent that damage from ever occurring! OLAPLEX is unlike anything you’ve ever used before. It’s time to debunk some of these seriously spooky OLAPLEX misconceptions once and for all!

 

No.2 and No.3 are conditioners… 

 

The award for the most prominent myth goes to this one! Of all the OLAPLEX myths out there, this is the one we hear most often. OLAPLEX No.2 and No.3 are not conditioners. They do not hydrate at all; what they do is rebuild bonds in the hair. Both of these products have a cream additive, so we understand the misconception. If a conditioner is what you’re after, OLAPLEX No.5 is our conditioner and the only conditioner on the market to rebuild and repair the bonds in the hair. 

 

OLAPLEX is a protein…

 

There are various kinds of treatments on the market, but it’s essential to understand what they all do. OLAPLEX is a bond multiplier, not a protein. What OLAPLEX does is rebuild the broken disulfide bonds in the hair to create stronger healthy bonds. In other words, it rebuilds hair. Hair is made out of a protein called keratin. What a protein treatment does is provide structure to the hair. If your hair is feeling gummy, it’s time for a protein treatment. Unlike OLAPLEX, you should only use protein treatments if the hair is feeling gummy. Complete a strand test by pulling on each end of a strand of hair; if the strand doesn’t stretch and breaks apart, it’s dry and needs moisture. If the hair is gummy and over stretches, it lacks structure and needs protein.

 

No.0 is the same as No.1…

 

No.0 is similar to No.1, but they are not the same. No.0 is formulated for at-home use and is designed to work in tandem with the OLAPLEX No.3 treatment. No.1 and No. 2 are Professional strength and are reserved for Salon Professionals to use in chemical services and In-Salon Stand Alone treatments. OLAPLEX No.0 does contain the OLAPLEX active ingredient- as does the entire OLAPLEX line, which makes it a perfect pair with OLAPLEX No. 3.  This will provide a boost in efficacy to your clients at home regimen.  

 

You can overuse OLAPLEX…

 

False.  OLAPLEX can be used as often as needed! Unlike protein and moisture treatments, which can have adverse effects on the hair when used too often, OLAPLEX is safe to use as often as you’d like. The formula is entirely non-toxic, and your hair will thank you! 

 

You have to bump your developer…

 

We’re setting the record straight; OLAPLEX will NOT impact your lighting or color processing when used in the correct measurements. Follow the instructions accordingly and enjoy healthier hair without having to alter your formula or extend your processing time. 

 

The results of OLAPLEX are temporary…

 

No way! Bonds will not revert, nor will the results of OLAPLEX wash away. Hair remains repaired until the bonds are broken again.  Hair can be damaged by chemical, thermal, mechanical, or environmental damage. We damage our hair daily with blow drying, heat styling, rough brushing and tension and exposure to the elements.  The same happens with your clients.  This is why we advise using OLAPLEX with every salon service and recommend your clients take home the OLAPLEX retail line. This will assure your client can maintain their hair’s integrity between their salon appointments with you. 

 

OLAPLEX isn’t compatible with my color/lightener brands…

 

We love seeing OLAPLEX used across the spectrum! OLAPLEX is compatible with any color or lightener brand, even those with a “bonder” in them. We often hear from colorists who ask us this question because their color or lightener brand claims to be incompatible with OLAPLEX, but that isn’t true. Happy coloring! 

 

We hope this helped un-spookify some OLAPLEX urban legends! To learn more facts about OLAPLEX, Check out our resources to review our Education Manual, Certification, FAQs, and more!

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