One of the latest haircare treatments to hit salons in Singapore, Olaplex’s secret is a straightforward three-step process to prevent hair breakage.
The salon treatment is formulated with a patented active ingredient that apparently works on a molecular level to repair broken bonds in the hair caused by chemical and heat damage.
Each session in the salon lasts a relatively speedy 45 to 60 minutes.
First, hair is soaked in the Olaplex No.1 Bond Multiplier liquid to re-build broken disulfide bonds, so that hair strands can better bend and stretch but not break.
(If you’re having your hair coloured or dyed, the Bond Multiplier can even be mixed in with the colourant or bleach, so hair is treated at the same time.)
Then hair is rinsed in another Olaplex No.2 Bond Perfector that continues the bond-repairing process to add shine to the hair.
Both solutions are shampoo-ed off, and hair is blow-dried.
Even without being brushed, my hair looked shinier and smoother immediately. The frizzy ends looked at least 50 per cent more sleek.
Afterwards, when I run my fingers through my chemically-treated hair (which is often dyed, bleached, highlighted, balayaged), it was less prone to breakage.
To extend the effects of the treatment, there is a No.3 Hair Perfector at-home treatment (comb-through and leave for 20 mins or overnight if you like before rinsing it off), as well as a No.4 and No.5 Bond Maintenance Shampoo and Conditioner.
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- Olaplex repairs broken disulfide bonds in the hair, which gives it strength, structure and integrity. Olaplex deals with the foundation of the hair, not moisture or the proteins.
- Olaplex can be used to prevent damage during, before, and after chemical services (including bleaching, rebonding and perming services.
- Olaplex is formulated in California, and it is sulfate-free, paraben-free, color-safe, nut-free.
- In the four years since its launch, Olaplex treatments are now available in more than half a million salons worldwide, in over 100 countries.
In Singapore, Olaplex is available at Salon Nu, 28A Keong Saik Rd S089135.