The Hair Boutique Logo
Book Online

How Olaplex Works – A Technical Guide

January 11, 2016

You may have heard about a revolutionary hair repair treatment called Olaplex that’s quickly gaining attention and popularity, but what exactly is it? And more importantly, how does it work?

What is it?

Olaplex is a bond-multiplying treatment, meaning it reconnects broken Disulfide Sulfur bonds in the hair, limiting damage during and after hair colouring.

How does it work?

Hair naturally contains proteins called Keratins. Keratin proteins have the amino acid Cysteine, which contains a Sulfur atom. Normally, two Sulfur atoms join together to form a Disulfide bond (S-S), linking two Keratin proteins together. This helps give your hair its overall body and strength.

However, when hair undergoes chemical services like perms and straightening treatments, these bonds are broken and then reformed after the hair is takes on its new shape. Other factors can also damage these bonds such as repeated exposure to heat or sunlight, styling and coloring treatments. Over time, this can lead to damaged, weakened hair.

Olaplex works to correct this when the two ends of the active ingredient, Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate, quickly forms a bond between the Sulfurs, making an artificial, extended Disulfide bridge. This new Disulfide link between the two Sulfurs makes the hair stronger. And because the reaction happens quickly (unlike with perming and hair straightening), the amount of hair damage during colouring is greatly reduced.

Ready to give it a try?

Ask your stylist about adding Olaplex to your next colour service in our Exeter Hairdressers!

Book Your Appointment Online

Related News & Updates

Toning: Your Questions Answered

Discover how using a toner can revitalise your colour and get your hair back to looking and feeling amazing. If your colour is in need of a touch up or you would like to change your colour completely, book an appointment at our hairdressers in Exeter. Our experienced colourists will create a look you love […]

Introducing K18: Repair Damage And Get Your Hair Looking As Good As New

Imagine what sort of condition your hair would be in if you had never started dyeing it, or had never picked up a pair of hair straighteners. K18 is a clever and fast-acting treatment that repairs damage and leaves your hair looking and feeling as good as new. At our Exeter hair salon, we are […]

What Makes The Hair Boutique The Best Hairdressers In Exeter?

 the Hair Boutique, we are committed to making sure that every person who comes through the door of our Exeter hair salon walks out looking and feeling amazing. We take the time to get to know each and every one of our customers and use our expert knowledge to get their hair looking at its […]

Show More Articles
apartmentuserschart-barsdiamondsmilehourglasschevron-down linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram