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Re: Olaplex explained
« Reply #25 on: 15 Aug 15 / 07:17 AM »
Well, I'm still not sure I really have had good results. It's actually starting to feel like it does when I over do protein (which doesn't take much at all, my hair hates protein).
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Re: Olaplex explained
« Reply #26 on: 15 Aug 15 / 10:17 AM »
Mine still feels exactly the same as before.
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Re: Olaplex explained
« Reply #27 on: 31 Aug 15 / 07:42 PM »
Hi,

I've joined the forum looking for info on Olaplex.

Today I've tried it for the first time.

I have very long hair that has greys on the top layer (most of it) from the crown to the bangs. Damn it! The under-layers have barely any greys. That makes my top layer super-dry, frizzy, porous and coarse. The rest of my hair is much better except for the ends.
I color ONLY the roots of my hair every 3 or so weeks, meaning I do not color all my hair everytime. I use a home made concoction of wella color touch and L'oreal professionel to achieve the desire color. I only use professional dyes.

I know... I am very conservative for joining this forum  ;D

I did the stand alone treatment, just the n.1 + n.2.  n.1 for about an hour and n.2 for another houre more or less (maybe 45 min)
To be fair I took some before pictures of my very frizzy dry and porous hair and, to be fair,  after the treatment didn't do anything to my hair, just let ir air-dry (as it was in the before pictures)

I have not taken any pics of the "after" beause I want to use the same camera at the same location with the same light as in the before, to have the most accurate comparison.

My first impressions came right when I was shampoing it out. The texture of my hair seem to be nicer. Less dry, smoother, softer...
I've put some hair mask after towel drying and rinse it. Then air dry.

As it was drying the water I noticed the hair itself felt dry... after completelly being dry it feels and looks like before: frizzy, dry and tangled. A little bit softer and nicer in the under layers and the areas that were not so dry and coarse before.
I intend to take some "after" pictures tomorrow for comparison.

I have not seen a single "after" picture on natural air dryed hair. It is difficult to objectively compare before and after if the after is a flat ironed or used the hair dryer for brushing.
That can do the trick for most of the hair out there, including mine. It is not what I wanted, plus, 99% of the times I just air dry my hair.

I will keep a close look on the evolution of my hair after olaplex and post if there are any news.
 

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Re: Olaplex explained
« Reply #28 on: 31 Aug 15 / 07:47 PM »
I have since done a fourth stand alone treatment, still no change or improvement :(
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Re: Olaplex explained
« Reply #29 on: 31 Aug 15 / 08:02 PM »
My theory is that for rebuilding those sulfate bonds there has to be sulfates! Is there are very little it cannot bond as many as in a healthy hair that retains most of those sulfates.
 

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Re: Olaplex explained
« Reply #30 on: 31 Aug 15 / 08:15 PM »
I realise that, but i don't think my hair is so damaged that is has no bonds left  to link, or so healthy that none of the bonds are broken.
Plus it doesn't make sense that I am seeing no improvement on any part of my hair, if it is just dependant on having the right amount of broken bonds to link
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« Reply #31 on: 31 Aug 15 / 08:44 PM »
I would say my hair is stronger, but it's dry as a flipping bone! Dryer than it's ever been. If that's the protein treatment the bad hairdresser did without telling me or something else or the olaplex, I don't know. But it's soooooooo dry and none of the normal things I do is bringing it back.
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Re: Olaplex explained
« Reply #32 on: 31 Aug 15 / 09:02 PM »
Well, that happened to me with some keratin.
The first time I used it was terrific, but it had a con: it worked so good because an extra added that contained formaldehyde. When the keratin vanished the effects of the formaldedhyde remained. Making my hair straight as a straw and really, really dry.
I used the same brand again without the formaldehyde and felt like nothing was done in my hair.

Recently I used another brand of keratin free of formaldehyde and worked really good. But obviously the results do not last with any keratin  or any protein treatment.

With olaplex I am hopping to see improvement over the time. Hopefully it will have "accumulative" properties.
I was thinking on bleaching my hair with Olaplex... but after trying it I do not feel is that "safe" for my hair.

It does feel slightly nicer but not dramatically. Not at all. Obviously not as it has been advertised everywhere.

Overall I feel quite dissapointed with Olaplex.

I think if we think of our hair as a car, olaplex will fix the engine, but not the paint or the gloss of it, or the tires.
So Olaplex can work in the "main" hair shaft, like fixing the engine, the main heart of it. But for the hair to feel and look totally nice, needs extras, like the tires, or the painting in a car.
That is why the Olaplex people say it dos not replace protein or hydration treatments. They complement each other.
I think Olaplex is great for bleaching/processing  the hair, as is where it got all the rave reviews and has become a revolutionary product, but is not that great as a treatment by itself.
 

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Re: Olaplex explained
« Reply #33 on: 31 Aug 15 / 09:29 PM »
Olaplex recommend using your usual conditioning treatments to take care of the outside of the hair, that the Olaplex only helps the internal structure, which makes sense.
I used my normal conditioner and oils after each treatment, still seeing no difference.
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Re: Olaplex explained
« Reply #34 on: 02 Sep 15 / 01:57 PM »
Does anyone know if it's available for hairdressing students in the UK? I'd love to get hold of some to test out for myself. I know on the USA olaplex website they say it is available for cosmotology students. I emailed star qualities days ago asking but they never got back to me.

Oh & thanks for all that info!
 

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Re: Olaplex explained
« Reply #35 on: 02 Sep 15 / 09:00 PM »
To be fair, days ago includes a week end and a bank holiday! Not everywhere puts a priority on answering emails.
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Re: Olaplex explained
« Reply #36 on: 02 Sep 15 / 09:25 PM »
Oh yeah of course I completely forgot. I'm on summer holidays after finishing a levels, so bank holidays been nothing to me right now. Hopefully they'll get back to me soon with an answer anyway
 

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Re: Olaplex explained
« Reply #37 on: 02 Sep 15 / 10:14 PM »
Does anyone know if it's available for hairdressing students in the UK? I'd love to get hold of some to test out for myself. I know on the USA olaplex website they say it is available for cosmotology students. I emailed star qualities days ago asking but they never got back to me.

Oh & thanks for all that info!

Can you let me know what they say? I did my training years ago now and I wonder if they would let me purchase based on that. I don't work in a salon anymore so I would have to get my proof from the qualifications board 🙈
 

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Re: Olaplex explained
« Reply #38 on: 03 Sep 15 / 12:56 PM »
I copy from another forum where we discuss olaplex as well:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=124721&page=14

Olaplex Update: Noticed yesterday by the end of the day that my hair was straighter.

I have done nothigh since the olaplex. Air dry, wearing a messy updo or a bun, everything as always...
Yet, my hair that has been mostly straight since I can remember, except when changing texture with greys that become coarser, started to curl up a little, making sligh waves. My hair has always being straighter in dry weather and wavy/frizzy in humidity enviroments.

Ok, so nothing change since my olaplex, nor the weather (indeed it has been raining here) nor my routine or care with my hair, nor the texture of my hair dramatically (yes, it feels nice and soft but not beyond any condinitoner effect) nor the look of my frizzy, crazy hair, but! it is straighter!!! I am kind of surprised!!! So it has to be the Olaplex!...
maybe it will have cumulative effects with more applications (I hope so!)
I will keep you posted.
 

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Re: Olaplex explained
« Reply #39 on: 03 Sep 15 / 01:06 PM »
@Swiks yes, of course, I'll post when they email me back. I'm sure there's a few people on her who've done some kind of hairdressing course and would be interested to know if that would allow them to purchase olaplex.
 

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Re: Olaplex explained
« Reply #40 on: 03 Sep 15 / 08:20 PM »
My hair is straighter now. It is naturally quite curly, but the length and bleaching straighten the curls to waves. It has been looking less curly recently (my hair has been fully bleached for over 3 years so it is pretty tired) but since Olaplex it is even straighter. Could be coincidence though. I try and dry it as straight as possible without heat, so I don't really see my natural curl pattern. I am struggling less to get the kinks out of the roots though, so yay.
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Re: Olaplex explained
« Reply #41 on: 03 Sep 15 / 11:12 PM »
A quick update on Olaplex from the longhaircommunity forum:

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A stylist friend (who has had great results with Olaplex on her clients and is a huge fan of the product) contacted Olaplex about why it hasn't worked for me. (Her words)

"Eric (Pressly) said, and Jordan (Alexander,the VP of Education at Olaplex)  agreed, that the thiols on your ends could be oxidized and permanently damaged. That with the age of your hair, that your single sulfur hydrogen bonds have already paired with 3 oxygen molecules, making it too late for Olaplex to prevent that reaction, too late to pair  that single sulfur hydrogen with a single oxygen molecule. When the sulfur hydrogen pairs with 3 oxygen molecules it creates SO3 (a sulfate group), which will then go on to create cystic acid. Cystic acid will then eat the protein out of the hair."

That could explain why is not working for everybody.
 

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Re: Olaplex explained
« Reply #42 on: 04 Sep 15 / 12:20 AM »
That was already posted in the 'Olaplex revisited' thread.
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Re: Olaplex explained
« Reply #43 on: 04 Sep 15 / 07:57 AM »
Ooops!  Sorry about that... Just that I do not know about that thread. Could you link it to me,  please?
 

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« Reply #44 on: 04 Sep 15 / 08:33 AM »
I'm not able to, I'm using an app. There is a search function at the top of the page though :)
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Re: Olaplex explained
« Reply #46 on: 05 Sep 15 / 09:22 PM »
oh! wow! thank you soooo much Wicked Pixie the first time i saw that quote was in the longhaircommunity forum. I didn't know it was originally from katiesiepierski

Thanks a lot!

I am now looking for information about cysteic acid... it we could find a way to stop cysteine to become cysteic would be a huuuuge step in improving our hair condition.

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An interesting study on hair damage:

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Re: Olaplex explained
« Reply #47 on: 05 Sep 15 / 09:31 PM »
Yes, it was me who posted it on LHC lol. Many of us are members of more than one forum.
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Re: Olaplex explained
« Reply #48 on: 06 Sep 15 / 03:47 PM »
Email update: So I still haven't got an email back from star qualities about hairdressing students in the UK being able to get hold of olaplex. I emailed them on the 28th and it's been a while now, so I just emailed them again. I'll post when (or if!) I get a response.

Update: oh weird, I guess my email didn't go through last time. I literally just got an automatic reply now saying they're experiencing a high volume of emails at present but they'll get back to my enquirey as soon as possible.
 

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Re: Olaplex explained
« Reply #49 on: 06 Sep 15 / 10:29 PM »
It's possible they only just set up the auto response BECAUSE they're getting a high volume of emails.
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