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Alven Luna
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I bought a 2000 ml bottle of Olaplex No 2. I am aware of that this product is only available for professional hairdressers, which I am not. The reason I ordered it was was because it came from a website in my country who claims they only purchase directly from the vendors. I decided to give it a try. My hair has been damaged from bleaching in combinaton with weekly use of a straightener. The damage was invisible the first months, but it has gotten worse. It has been 1 year since I permanently stopped using any kind of heat. I try to "bathe" my hair with Olaplex No 2 and let it sit for 45-60 minutes before every time I wash my hair, which is only once a week. I must say I have seen some improvement. Compared to before, my hair is much more manageable. But my hair has been breaking and still is sometimes. It also feels quite stiff. So it is hard to say wether or not my hair actually has become healthier.

Does anyone know how one can tell wether an Olaplex product is real or fake?

I can tell it slightly smells a bit like Olaplex No 3, but is dripping and more watery. It feels like putting watery conditioner all over the hair, it lathers so fast and makes the hair slippery and soft. My hair when wet is impossible to brush at all, but when this is in my hair I can even separate desired parts, which would otherwise be impossible. I watched a video of a hair dresser combing hair with No 2 and it looked similar.

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Topic starter Posted : December 8, 2019 2:32 pm
Janineb
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Without chemical analysis, it's impossible to say for sure it's real. It probably is though.

I've found the claims made about Olaplex very exaggerated though. It can help, but only so much. If your hair is too damaged it's not going to help much, if at all. I used it for a while and I got better results when my hair wasn't very damaged in the first place. Does that make sense? A lot of the miracles we see worked on YouTube is more about the way it's styled afterwards. My hair can be terrible, but if I use a conditioner with silicone, a serum with silicone and blow dry it straight, and especially if I straighten it (not using olaplex), it'll *feel* and *look* in amazing condition because the cuticles have been forced flat. When I wash it, it's just the same as before.

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Posted : December 9, 2019 5:30 am
Alven Luna
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Without chemical analysis, it's impossible to say for sure it's real. It probably is though.

I've found the claims made about Olaplex very exaggerated though. It can help, but only so much. If your hair is too damaged it's not going to help much, if at all. I used it for a while and I got better results when my hair wasn't very damaged in the first place. Does that make sense? A lot of the miracles we see worked on YouTube is more about the way it's styled afterwards. My hair can be terrible, but if I use a conditioner with silicone, a serum with silicone and blow dry it straight, and especially if I straighten it (not using olaplex), it'll *feel* and *look* in amazing condition because the cuticles have been forced flat. When I wash it, it's just the same as before.

In the past, my hair was quite healthy, showing no significant or noticeable damage in spite of going silver/white blonde. The hair dresser told me my hair lifts extremely quick. Only 1 round of bleach needed. I also never used any kind of heat, until 2 years ago. I quit heat again 1 year ago and realise how damaging it is, which my hair is showing months later. Around the 4-5 first times I used Olaplex No 2, my hair was noticeably in a better condition. It snapped less and was much easier to brush. So I think it might be real. Thank you for the input :]

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Topic starter Posted : December 9, 2019 10:05 pm

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