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Olaplex; A comparison


Olaplex is no secret, we have been touting it consistently at the salon for about two years. However, this brand emerged in 2014 and has seen phenomenal growth ever since. I first wanted to write this piece about the differences of two major treatments that I offer in the salon, the traditional addition to your color services (now standard in Color corrective type services) as well as the newly launched 4 in 1 Moisture Mask.


As an in salon treatment, the 4 in 1 Moisture Mask is packed full of amino acids and ceramides in nourishing creamy oils to provide moisture and shine by smoothing the cuticle layer of your hair strands. It processes for ten minutes at room temperature, it's that easy!


When you compare this treatment side by side with the Olaplex N○.1 salon treatment (as the stand alone service on my booking menu), you can shave about thirty minutes off your salon visit, and nine times out of ten, if you're a regular client, moisture is most likely what you need most. Plus, if you're a lightening client of mine you benefit from Olaplex on the regular with its patented formula that cross links the hydrogen bonds back together forming disulfide bonds that were broken down over time due to natural contaminants, manual and chemical damage that we put our locks through. The bonus? You can pair both services for ultimate repair, strength and shine, taking advantage of a ten dollar savings.


If you want to take a deeper look at the benefits, here is a list of ingredients. Just a simple google search will provide you with all the knowledge you need in order to know if the 4 in 1 is for you.


Dimethicone, Isohexadecane, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Coco-Caprylate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate, Propanediol, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Beta-Carotene, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Water (Aqua), Morinda Citrifolia Fruit Powder, Fragrance (Parfum), Hexyl Cinnamal, Eclipta Prostrata Extract, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Limonene, Tocopherol, Citral, Linalool, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Citronellol, Pseudozyma Epicola/Camellia Sinensis Seed (Green Tea) Oil Ferment Extract Filtrate.


Since adding the Olaplex Bond Repair treatment, I have been able to create brighter blondes with better integrity, color hold and soft, manageable hair. These are all vital when desiring to have both color treated and long length. This new tool in the Olaplex line wasn't the last release in their tool belt; just a week after launch, Olaplex announced the release of N○.4P Blonde Enhancer Toning Shampoo. Deviating from their traditional white bottles, they went with a pretty lavender hue, making it an easy grab when your back bar is full of shampoos and conditioners of every brand.


If you have been looking for a good treatment option, this 4 in 1 may be a great one to try. It's only available in the salon, but you can take home any of the Olaplex retail line; which, at this time is available by pre-order only. If you'd like to try it, mention this Blog article for a 10% savings at checkout!

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