Achieve a Professional Finish

The products you use on your clients’ hair are a huge contributing factor to the final result, in this guide OLAPLEX highlight the benefits of their range that is exclusive to salons.

A Clean Canvas

The OLAPLEX Broad Spectrum Chelating Treatment is a professional-strength, high-potency chelator that cleans deep down to the cortex without stripping hair of its moisture and essential proteins. It removes a wide range of heavy metals, minerals, chlorine, pollution, and discolouring copper and calcium deposits to create a clean canvas for optimal results from all chemical services.

Repair and Rebuild

The OLAPLEX No1 Bond Multiplier is the first step of the two part Professional System, use this product as an additive to your chemical processes or as the first step of the OLAPLEX Stand-Alone Treatment. Powered by patented OLAPLEX Bond Building Technology, this highly concentrated two step in-salon treatment rebuilds disulfide bonds and mitigates damage for stronger, shinier, healthier-looking hair.

Ultimate Reconstruction

To complete this two part Professional System, use the OLAPLEX No2 Bond Perfector. The second step is necessary and should not be skipped as it repairs any bonds that may have been missed during the chemical services. It can also be used alone as a mini treatment or as the second step of the OLAPLEX Stand-Alone Treatment.

Intense Moisture

Powered by patented OLAPLEX Bond Building Technology, the 4-in-1 Moisture Mask, is a highly concentrated reparative mask that adds intense moisture while providing shine and body. The mask is formulated with strengthening ceramides, oils and amino acids. Apply one to three pumps to clean, damp hair and leave on for ten minutes. Time is of the essence in a busy salon and this 4-in-1 Moisture Mask works quickly and efficiently to address dryness in even the most severe cases.

The Science of Hair Damage

When chemical, heat, mechanical, environmental or pollution damage occur, disulfide  bonds break causing split ends, dryness, and breakage that can affect the entire hair fibre.

How Hair Bonds Work

Hair is made up of proteins, amino acids, and molecular bonds. Among these bonds, it’s the disulfide bonds that give hair its strength and structure. When they’re damaged, the hair is damaged.

The Main Bonds

Hydrogen Bond
Hydrogen bonds are physical bonds that are easily broken and reformed by water, either through cleansing or humidity, and by heat. They are responsible for the shape of the hair.
They are easily broken and reformed by water and heat and account for up to a third of hair’s strength and half of it’s elasticity.

Ionic Bond
Ionic (salt) bonds are also physical bonds and are considered the weakest. Strong acidic or alkaline solutions break salt bonds because they are affected by changes in the pH. They are broken and reformed by a pH below 4.5 and above 5.5 and they account for about 1/3 of the hair’s strength.

Disulfide Bond
Disulfide bonds differ from hydrogen and salt bonds. They are chemical, covalent bonds and are the strongest. They stabilise protein chains that contribute to overall hair strength and
elasticity. They are permanent bonds and cannot be broken by water. All hair contains millions of disulfide bonds. They are present in the cuticle, cortex, and medulla and account for about a third of the hair’s strength.

 

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