What is Olaplex?
Olaplex is a bond multiplier containing a single active ingredient, Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate. Olaplex works by finding single sulfur hydrogen bonds and cross linking them back together to form disulfide bonds before, during and after services. Disulfide bonds are broken via chemical, thermal, and mechanical processes.
Olaplex is free of silicone, sulfates, phthalates, DEA, aldehydes, and is against animal testing.
From the box:
Olaplex is not a magic wand. You can push the envelope and process further and lift higher, but you cannot take dark and damaged hair and make it platinum blonde and healthy-looking in 90 minutes.
In my eyes, Olaplex is a magical product! If your hair is compromised, it can be used as a "reset" button for your hair and by doing so allows you to rebuild the strength, structure, and integrity to the point where a color service would then be feasible once again on your hair.
Olaplex can also be used as a deep conditioning treatment. It smooths and seals the cuticle, which will greatly help the strength and integrity of the hair internally before the external layer is addressed.
What is the Olaplex NO.3 Hair Profector?
Number 1 and 2 are used at the salon, whereas number 3 is a take home product for the client. It has the same active ingredient as both the No. 1 and No. 2. It enables you to maintain strong, healthy in between services as it continues to link bonds within your hair.