Olaplex Stand Alone Treatment. I have dealt with split ends for as long as I can remember. No matter how much conditioning, protein treatments, or trimming I did I would always find those pesky split and frayed ends. I decided to to finally do something about it. Through my research on hair treatments for split ends I came across Olaplex.
I first heard of Olaplex from Guy Tang’s YouTube channel. If you aren’t familiar with Guy Tang I highly encourage you to check him out. He is an amazing hair colorist from California. One of my dreams is to have him color my hair is rich dimensional hues of red and burgundy. A girl can dream, right? Anyway, Guy always mixes Olaplex with the hair bleach before he applies to his client’s hair. This product protects the hair from the harsh chemicals of bleach which allows him to take dark hair to a bleach blonde color in one setting. Sound like magic hair potion is a bottle.
After further research I can across Olaplex’s website which gave me a better understanding of what it is all about. Basically Olaplex repairs the broken bonds of the hair shaft and virtually sealing split ends. I was hard for me to believe at first but I thought, “what the heck”. I’ve already tried most of the hair treatments out there so what’s one more?
The next obstacle was getting my hands on Olaplex. It is only available to licensed hair stylists. I’m not fortunate to have a licensed hair stylist friend to purchase it on my behalf so I decided to try other means. I was able to find sellers on Ebay and Amazon who had it for sale (no license required). Amazon had the best price so I decided to purchase it from there. It was not cheap I must say. I believe I paid about $80 for the Olaplex Traveling Stylist Kit. The kit includes one 3.3oz of Olaplex No. 1 and two 3.3 oz bottles of Olaplex No. 2. I also purchased Olaplex No. 3 treatment separately which was another $30.
For the hair treatment, I mixed the one ounce of Olaplex No.1 treatment with 3 ounces of water and applied that to my hair. I let that sit on my hair for 10 minutes or so, then without rinsing out the Olaplex No. 1 treatment, I applied the Olaplex No. 2 treatment to my hair. I let this sit in my hair for about 20 minutes then rinsed. I noticed immediately after the first treatment that my split ends where completely sealed. Unbelievable! I repeat this process about once a month. I used the Olaplex No.3 treatment once a week in between treatments with No.1 and No. 2. The Olaplex No. 3 treatment keeps the bonds in tact between treatments.
I am definitely sold. I have been using this treatment for about 3 months and I see a major difference in my hair. I no longer experience split ends. My hair so much more manageable and it retains moisture a lot longer than before. With color treated hair, that is a must.
My Experience with Olaplex Stand Alone Treatment