OLAPLEX: Hair Game Changer?

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  1. miss_a

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    LADIES of LHCF:

    Stumbled upon this stylist's IG page, http://instagram.com/p/x-jTo5mADy/?modal=true , and she posted that Olaplex is a game changer for hair.

    Did some quick research http://www.olaplex.com/ , and this product is claiming that you can color and I'm assuming relax, without damaging the integrity of the hair.

    Ladies, this board is always on that new-new, has anyone tried this product? I am thinking someone on the West Coast may be familiar....

    ~A.
     
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    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    This looks interesting, but I wonder what something like this will cost?
     
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    My interest is peaked. Would be interested in seeing how it works on AA hair.

    I see its $65 for the travel kit which contains 1 Olaplex Bond Multiplier 100ml an
    2 Olaplex Bond Perfectors 100ml good for at least 15 applications. I need to do a little more research but so far read some good reviews.
     
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  4. flyygirlll2

    flyygirlll2 Lioness mane

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    Of course my pj self has this lol. I bought the Hair Perfector though. I bought it sometime last year but I've never used it. I'm relaxed and before I purchased it I sent an email asking if it was good for African American hair, particularly relaxed hair and I was informed that it's good at preventing damage.

    Sent from my iPhone using LHCF please excuse typos
     
  5. miss_a

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    Ladies, I adore you...! I am trying to figure out if this can be added to relaxers...? Used before relaxers or after relaxers....?
     
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    flyygirlll2 Lioness mane

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    Hmmm good question. I know the Hair Perfector is a pre-treatment so if anything perhaps it can be used before a relaxer. When I get around to using it I'll give a review. I have soooooo many products at this point that I have to use up lol.

    Sent from my iPhone using LHCF please excuse typos
     
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    when i was relaxed affirm fiberguard gave me what i needed and i had multidimensional color with highlights plus a relaxer with no damage (or should i say breakage because chemical processes and even excessive heat can break/arrange the bonds in hair and one could technically call that damage/damaging).... a pretreatment is interesting though. if i color i will look into this since I'm natural and its for a variety of hair types and chemical services.
     
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    I'm working about this and a keratin treatment? Too much?
     
  9. VinDieselsWifey

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    i just bought No.3 from cosmoprof for $15. They had the 3 step kit for $65. My hair has been shedding badly lately and I've done various protein treatments but i think my hair needs something else. Hopefully this will strengthen my hair.
     
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    i am definitely trying this before i color my hair.

    i think Taren...mentioned it on youtube.com
     
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    How did the Olaplex work out for you?

    I just purchased the travel kit, steps 1 & 2. I plan to use as a stand alone treatment and see how that goes.
     
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    After washing the product out my hair felt like silk. I don't know if my hair has ever felt that soft after using a shampoo. Then I deep conditioned with AO Honeysuckle Rose but it didn't feel that great after. I normally doctor that conditioner up with aloe Vera juice, honey, & oils but I was tired and just used it straight.

    I will try again using a different deep conditioner. I think my hair needs multiple treatments to get better results. I'm gonna buy step 1 & try that since it's probably stronger than step 3.
     
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    I just saw this on a charyjay's yt channel. It's supposed to protect the hair and minimize damage when using chemical processesfrom what I understand.
     
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    I bought the kit that has steps 1 & 2 & will be trying it out when I take my braids out
     
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    how are you buying it with no license?
     
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    I have my cosmetology license
     
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    Ah ha! My sisters bestie is a stylist. I'll have to see if she is willing to order it for me. Thanks!
     
  19. InBloom

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    Amazon. I was concerned about possibly being sold tinted water and hand lotion, but I got my products in Olaplex packaging with sealed containers.
     
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    I got mine from a salon in texas, I think. Bought it off Bonanza. $24, and they were all sealed. It is on my hair right now. I bought it because half of my head has heat damage, and I read that Olaplex can help to restructure the bonds, or create a fake bond that makes the hair appear to be healed. Not sure to the science behind it. I will say that the heat damaged side shrunk back up like the normal side after step 1 was applied.
    Also, Steps 2 & 3 have the exact same ingredient list on mine. I was on Makeup Alley, and also saw a stylist review that stated that Step 3 was just Step 2 to take home.
    I'll post another update after I rinse and let it dry, but I think that this is something that I want to use for a few months to see the full effects. It's definitely not a deep conditioner, so I don't want to treat it like one.
     
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    Do you know if I can buy it as a Cosmo student?
     
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    Ohhh my gawwddd, yall, I'm buying the big bottles! !! My hair felt like freshly bc'd hair! It feels soo healthy again, like hair that I can grow! I could count the shed hairs in my hands, and that says a lot as I just took braids down two days ago. They were in for 6 weeks.
    My hair felt soft and strong, but those ends, omgggg!!! They are smooth,and they curl up like healthy hair, no poof! It makes me feel like I can make progress with this hair.
    Remember, it is not a dc. I did not want to shampoo, but I wanted to follow directions, so I did. Applied my dc, and it went on smoothly, and my ends have no tangles!!! Yall don't understand what I've been dealing with! Lol. I have brassy blonde on the lower half of my hair, and it just feels so good!
    I want to do biweekly treatments for 6 months, at least, so I'm buying the bigger sizes. I hope that I can get even better results with consistent use.
     
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    If you take a signed letter with the letterhead from your school to Cosmoprof showing that you're a Cosmo student you can get a student card from them. I think it depends on how many hours you have completed on what you can buy but that might just be for certain chemicals. I think you can buy just about anything in there though.
     
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    I've used Olaplex 3 times so far. I've cut the Step 1 in half because it seemed I was wasting product by not doing so. I'm noticing much less shed, and minimal breakage. It's going to be in my regimen for as long as I'm able to purchase. I plan to do steps 1 & 2 weekly for about 2 months, then drop to biweekly for a few rotations. I plan to eventually use just once per month. I'm so pleased.
     
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    Coming back to fully read later...
     
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    I used steps 1 & 2 last week when I took out my braids. The recommend 3 oz of water & 15 mL of step 1 was enough for my whole head. I let it sit for about 15 mins then put step 2 over it & let that sit about 30-45 mins then washed my hair.

    My hair felt stronger & I didn't lose as much hair when I detangled. I have been losing a ton of hair on wash day. I deep conditioned & rollerset & flat ironed. My hair felt awesome & so soft.

    I will be doing a keratin treatment next week. I'm trying to grow out my relaxer & switch to keratin treatments. I have 6 months of new growth and I dread wash day. Hopefully the keratin treatment will ease the line of demarcation because I plan to transition for about 2-3 years then big chop.

    I saw a video on the Olaplex channel where they used steps 1 & 2 before the keratin treatment and the hair turned out great. That's what I plan to do also
     
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    What is in this product that means only cosmologists can buy it? Must be quite strong I'm guessing?
     
  28. MileHighDiva

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    I need one of you ladies to post the ingredients, please. What is the one ingredient that's a "game changer" per their site
     
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    Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate is the "game changer." 20% in step 1, and 2.5-3% in step 2/3.
     
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    I've used this in conjunction with the Great Hair reconstructing foam...I'm a fine 4a natural. With the 1st treatment my hair was smoother & did not puff up as much in humidity. After the 3rd treatment with both...you would think I have a relaxer when I get my hair silkened out. It blow dries easily which I love since I'm very tender headed...my hair is also stronger. I also got my stylist (Sharon-Salon Balisi) to put Olaplex on a u part wig she highlighted for me...the hair is strong and the blond highlights did not damage the hair.

    ETA: My hair is highlighted with several different shades of blonde
     
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