5 Things You Need to Be Doing With Olaplex
Olaplex is one of the biggest innovations in hair colour that we've seen in a long time. I'd even go as far to say that it's the biggest technology launch I've seen in the hair industry in the last five years. I first experienced it in my highlights at Stevie English in Bondi Junction a few months ago with Missy — my hair felt so strong and soft, not wiry or fluffy like it usually does. Then I tried it in my colour and in a pre-wash treatment, which I left on for a long time, at Edwards and Co in Surry Hills. The results? Probably the shiniest and healthiest my hair has looked in over a decade.
Olaplex comes in three products and these can be used individually (you can still see a difference) or all together (basically the Rolls Royce for results). The brand offers these descriptions and uses for each:
- Olaplex No.1: Mix with highlights, balayage or high-lift colour.
- Olaplex No.2: Apply after rinsing highlights or colour from hair.
- Olaplex No.3: Client take-home to strengthen hair further.
Celebrities have been raving about it (Sammi Jade is a fan), and many experts believe it's the secret behind Kim Kardashian's major white-blonde hair colour change in 2015 — the reason why her hair didn't break off after such drastic colour processing. Without a doubt, it's a very sophisticated technology and it's revolutionising the way, and frequency, in which colourists colour hair. So we wanted to know more about it.
We chatted to Jaye Edwards from Edwards and Co (who also just happens to be Lara Worthington's colourist) about the best ways you should be using Olaplex on your hair — in the salon, and at home.