So as you can tell, I have dyed red hair. I made the switch from blonde last year and I have never been happier. However, as the tips of my hair are blonde and the roots darker, it means I get an unwanted ombre effect when I am nearly ready for my salon appointment, I use a Revlon Colour Ball every couple of weeks, but the fading is inevitable. Also sometimes I feel like my hair could be in better condition, years of bleaching blonde have taken a toll and there is only so much a hair masque can do, if only there was another way! Wait, whats that you say? Olaplex?
Olaplex or “insurance for your hair” is the hot new product from over the pond and it is receiving rave reviews! Instead of simply moisturising the hair from the outside, Olaplex works from inside out, effectively repairing it, and here comes the science bit, it claims to “reconnect broken disulphide sulphur bonds”
I have to admit I was pretty sceptical, it sounds too good to be true right? I mean this is effectively reversing the years of bleaching, dying and heat treatments, in just one salon session?
Luckily, my hairdresser is always ahead of the game and had applied to get Olaplex in the salon as soon as it came to the Uk.
The process is surprising simple, No 1 Bond Multiplier is added to my usual red colour and left to develop as usual. Then I am rinsed before No 2 Perfector is applied to my hair, this is left for 10 minutes and then I am shampooed and conditioned.
My hairdresser cuts and blow dries my hair, and this is when I actually start to see and feel the difference. My hair just feels so soft, not just conditioned soft, this is a whole new level of softness. It feels, nourished and healthy, I could not stop touching it!
I has actually been a few days since I had my treatment done, I have washed my hair once in that time and it is still unbelievably soft and shiny. My hair just feels in such great condition.
Unfortunately, I could not get the No. 3 Hair Perfector which is a take home treatment, it is basically a diluted version of the salon treatment which you can leave on overnight. Hopefully they will have it in stock soon because I cannot get enough of this stuff.
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