When it comes to the built-in accessory that is your hair, it’s normal to want to mix things up. Who wouldn’t want to get bombshell waves for the summer or go blonde at least once in their lives? Sadly, tinkering with your tresses too often comes at a cost—hair damage. And not the kind you can hide, either! We’re talking dryness, frizziness, and even serious hairfall.
When your trusty keratin treatments, hydrating hair masks, and deep conditioners fail you, it’s probably time to try Olaplex. Developed in 2014, this “miracle” treatment restores hair back to its healthiest state. It’s proven to be so effective, in fact, that millennial beauty icon Kim Kardashian-West and celebrity stylist Guy Tang are counted among its devotees.
So what exactly is Olaplex? It’s an intensive treatment (meaning, it heals your hair from the inside) and its active ingredient is Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate. That may seem like a whole lot of gibberish, but its three formulations—aptly named No.1, No.2, and No.3—can save even the most damaged hair. The difference between each formula lies in the concentration of the active ingredient. No.1 and No.2 come in such high concentrations that they must be applied by a haircare expert (this is NOT an at-home treatment, people!).
The speediest way to have this done (an hour, tops) is to get a Mini Treatment, which we’ll discuss in more detail below. But first, here are 5 things you need to know about Olaplex, plus the exact salon where you can have it done today.
1. IT REBUILDS HAIR FROM INSIDE OUT
Constant exposure to chemicals and coloring makes your hair more prone to wear and tear. This is especially true for the cortex, or the middle layer where your hair’s strength and moisture originates. Most treatments won’t reach that deeper level where the damage has really been done; they only fill in surface damage for a short-term solution. In comparison, Olaplex penetrates into the hair’s cortex to reinforce each and every strand. Since the treatment rebuilds the hair from within, it doesn’t weigh the hair down unlike multiple coats of serums, masks, and oils.
2. IT WORKS ON ALL HAIR TYPES AND TEXTURES
Whether you’ve got a head full of thick curls or fine, straight strands, Olaplex will work its magic. As it treats deep-rooted damage, it also restores the hair to its natural state. It won’t straighten out your hair, but it will lessen frizz, add shine, and define your natural texture.
3. IT PROTECTS COLORED & CHEMICALLY-TREATED HAIR
Dyeing your hair, getting a rebond, or going curly don’t have to be detrimental to your hair’s health. By getting Olaplex in between treatments, you can guard your strands against chemical damage and keep your hair bonds at a healthy level. In fact, some treatments require Olaplex in between to boost your hair strength and the efficacy of the actual service. In other words, you’ll be able to walk out of the salon with your healthiest hair yet, even after coloring, styling, or getting a blowout!
4. IT MAKES STRANDS LOOK THICKER AND HEALTHIER
Even if you’ve never gotten your hair colored or treated, it’s still prone to damage. For those with textured hair or split ends, constant styling and sun exposure may be the culprits. A Mini Treatment will reinstate softness, thickness, and shine in the fastest way possible. Think of it as a quick fix that will erase all noticeable damage, even on virgin hair!
5. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO COST A LOT OF MONEY (OR TIME)
You read that right. If you’re a broke girl or a busy bee, getting a Mini Treatment is your best bet! It will cost you less and save you more time with the same absolutely amazing results as a traditional all-afternoon Olaplex treatment. Like they always say, time is money!
If you’re ready to experience Olaplex for yourself, try the Olaplex Mini Treatment at HairMNL Studio. For a limited time only, you can get it at the exclusive discounted price of P1,125 on BeautyMNL. Shop it here, and enjoy your best hair ever!
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EDITOR’S NOTE: This story previously featured Creations by Lourd Ramos in Mandaluyong. As of August 2018, Creations by Lourd Ramos has been renamed to HairMNL Studio and is now located in Pasig. Edits have been made to the story by the Bloom editors to reflect these changes.
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