OLAPLEX: Hair Game Changer?

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  1. Aggie

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    You're quite welcome @toinette.

    By the way ladies, I finally picked up my Olaplex package this afternoon and I'm excited to try it out maybe in the next week or two. I do want to give myself a henna/indigo treatment as well but not exactly sure what I will do about that just yet though.

    I'll watch how my hair looks over the next few days and decide afterwards. Truthfully, my hair still look and feel wonderful now so I might just leave it alone.
     
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    @toinette, if you have heat damage or just want strengthening I would definitely start with steps 1 and 2. As @Aggie stated it's not just for color treatments. I mix my step 1 with distilled water and apply followed by layering step 2 on top of step 1.
     
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    @SuchaLady, step 3 is usually the at home maintenance treatment. You don't use step 3 with step 1 or 2. If your in maintenance mode step 3 alone is fine, if your still in repair mode I would stick with steps 1 and 2.
     
  4. Wenbev

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    would it be a fair statement to say if no cosmo license, buying on overstock is the best bet for 1 and 2?
     
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    I believe quite a few have ordered from Overstock with no issues. Other than the Olaplex site I've gotten mine from Amazon with no issues.
     
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  6. Aggie

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    I've heard that Overstock sells genuine Olaplex products and many here have bought from there with success.
     
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    I purchased the 67.62 oz no. 2 from overstock...it's genuine. It comes in the original packaging too.
     
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  8. Wenbev

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    Thanks ladies! I looked on overstock and the 17.75 oz no 2 is $42 and the no 1 same size is $180?! dang.
    Any advice on sellers from amazon?
     
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  9. toinette

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    ok so i just ordered from Overstock. Got the 3 piece kit which comes with one 17.75 fl oz of No1 and two 17.75 fl oz bottles of No 2. I also went ahead and got the 67.62 fl oz bottle of No 2. I had a 15% off coupon so my total came to $265. Plus i ordered through ebates so i made $10 back.
     
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    I’m gonna order some step 3 on Friday. Did you still use your protein treatments along with it?
     
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    I just noticed groupon has the 17.75 intro set plus a no 3. So 4 bottles for $215
     
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    Well alright then! You got a great deal there @toinette. All the best with it and watch your hair closely while using it and give your hair what you feel it actually needs when you do use it, ie., moisture or protein treatments, etc. Keep us posted.
     
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    I decided to order with groupon. for $215, I get 17.75oz no 1 and 2 no 2s as well as a bonus 3.3oz no 3
     
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    Yes I did, I used Komaza protein strengthener once a month. On the week I used protein I didn't use the Olaplex.
     
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    y'all, tell me why Overstock sent me TWO 67.62 oz of No 2?! :look: :sekret:
     
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    Did they send the full kit with No. 1 in there with the No. 2s? Or did they just send No. 2s only @toinette?
     
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    @Aggie I got the full kit as well :grin:
     
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    That's great. Happy for you. You're set for a long time.
     
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    I started using olaplex this past December 2017. I used it weekly and with relaxer touch ups by February I noticed that my relaxer was not taking and even seemed to be removed. I then tried to apply a corrective relaxer. The first time it helped but, my hair wasn't back to normal. Four weeks later I applied an additional corrective relaxer after a protein treatment. Still not back to normal. Currently I feel like nearly all of my relaxer has been removed all over. I noticed breakage and started steam and moisturize. My hair is softer now, but still not drying smooth when I wrap set. My hair is bra strap length. I'm not sure if some of this is because my hair is too long to wrap set. I really want my relaxed hair back. I am concerned that when it starts to get humid I will look like a hot mess. Anyone else having this experience ?
     
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    Is there a reason why you were using it weekly? Was your hair breaking before you started using it weekly? Wouldn't using it with the relaxer alone be enough?

    My hair was damaged from excessive demi permanent coloring and that was why I bought something to help me during times when I color my hair. I probably wouldn't use it so often.

    I'm transitioning from texlaxed to natural so I have not had this experience. Sorry I couldn't help more but I believe that just slowing down on it's usage would have been enough. Once a month would have sufficed.

    Also did you continue with your regular treatments even while using the Olaplex, ie, protein/moisturizing as needed? You may need to simply stop using it except during your actual relaxer application only.
     
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    received my order in the mail today. planning to do the standalone treat tomor, and then add it to the relaxer on the weekend and maybe follow up with another standalone a week later. My colorist has been using it in my color for about a year. I am excited to try it in the relaxer now.
     
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    Hi @Wenbev. :yay: so happy you got your Olaplex products. Be careful not to overdo it now! Results can work against you if overused and we don't want that okay hon?
     
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    @oyveh: We’re you using #3 weekly?

    Yes, I’m assuming, Olaplex caused my hair to thin and break.

    I used Olaplex #2 mostly, used over a total of approx. 2 1/2 years, didn’t use on a consistent basis. Thank goodness I documented my use of Olaplex, but I didn’t document at which point my hair thinned.
     
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    lol Yes Ms @Aggie i think I was overly enthused at the time! I did do the standalone treat tonight and will still use in my relaxer as I self relax.
     
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    im thinking about just using the 2 as a treatment every 2 weeks. I dont know if every week would be overdoing it. Plus you're supposed to shampoo it out and im not trying to shampoo every week. Every two weeks sounds feasible ladies?
     
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    I didn't think it would hurt my hair. I thought it would simply insure that it remained healthy and possibly smooth the cuticle. I did keep up with moisture conditioning and protein. I stopped using Olaplex all together.
     
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    Okay I hear you. Do what best for your hair hon. That is always the right thing to do. Based on the experience of a few with breakage using Olaplex, I will proceed cautiously. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    @oyveh I'm sorry to hear about the damage. I have some damage and am hoping with the aid of protein and added moisture along with olaplex, it would help me get through. i will definitely be careful. From what I've read, olaplex isnt a conditioner, but a bond repair. It repairs the bonds broken by chemical services, heat damage, etc.

    In the past, I have relaxed my hair with no 3 applied to the hair first with good results, especially in regards to my resistant grey hairs. they were the smoothest I've ever gotten them.
     
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    Yes it does @toinette. You should do fine with this regimen but as always, pay close attention to how your hair is responding to the frequency of using a product. I say this because I had to learn the hard way. I'd recommend doing the first treatment, watch the reaction of your hair during the first and second weeks and if it seems strong enough, then you can proceed to the third week before using it again, especially if you are not washing, deep conditioning or heat styling regularly. Cautiously proceed.
     
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    Well I'm back to henna and indigo for coloring my hair again so I shouldn't have any issues with breakage from demi-permanent coloring. My hair is not breaking anymore so I think I'm good but I still want to use Olaplex for when I use henna and indigo intermittently.

    I know for sure it will last me a very long time before I run out of it since I won't be using it very often, maybe just once a month will suffice for my hair. Nevertheless, I will still be slowly trimming off the demi-permanent damage.
     
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