Revealed: the Olaplex 4 and 5 Secret

Mar 8, 2019 | Hints and tips

The word is well and truly out! Olaplex is the best thing to happen to hair care since some clever person decided to put scissors and salons together. We’ve been using Olaplex in Plymouth at our salon since November 2015 and have got incredible results. If you’ve been wondering how celebrities can keep changing their hair colour and still have beautiful, glossy locks, the secret is about to be revealed. So settle in while we share how this salon secret has just got even more fabulous.

Olaplex in Plymouth

If you’re interested in looking stunning, you must have heard the word Olaplex before. The style press, social media and TV have all been chattering about it since Olaplex hit the headlines after Kim Kardashian praised this treatment online. Word about the amazing effects Olaplex can produce has spread like wildfire and as one of the first salons to use Olaplex in Plymouth we feel it’s time to reveal the secret that stylists and style-watchers have been raving about. But first, what exactly is Olaplex and why do people love it so much?

The Olaplex Secret Revealed

Imagine being able to wave a magic wand and instantly restore your beautiful locks to the soft, luscious head of hair you remember. Wouldn’t it be fab to restore that strength and shine? Olaplex is the closest thing to magic that science can provide. At our salon in Plymouth city centre we’ve seen some incredible results, and once you’ve tried it we think you’ll agree that it might as well be magic. Incredibly, the labs behind this revolutionising treatment have now gone two steps further with a new “Take Me Home Regime”. First, some background.

How Does Olaplex Work?

We covered a lot of this in our first article “Olaplex – Taking Hair Colouring to the Next Level”. If you want a great intro to understand what Olaplex is, please read that post too. But here it is in a nutshell.

We’re all born with beautiful soft hair. Over time though, our hair gets damaged and that damage builds up. Whether it’s through spending too much time in the sun, or overheating with straighteners, our hair dries and can even become prone to breakage. If you colour your hair or have it permed often, that damage is likely to be even worse.

Understanding how that happens involves talking a tiny bit about the science behind hair care, but I’ll keep it short and simple. Human hair contains a lot of keratin proteins and it’s the combination of these proteins that is responsible for our hair’s strength and shape. These proteins contain a sulphur atom and when these proteins combine with each other they create what is called a “disulphide bond”. Strong bonds define shiny, soft hair and weak or broken bonds mean dull, brittle hair. However, when we repeatedly colour, style, overheat or apply perms, these bonds are broken and reformed. But those disulphide bonds are not always reformed. This can lead to hair becoming brittle, dull and lifeless.

What is the Olaplex Difference?

Until recently, we simply had to accept that frequent styling damaged our hair. At the Cutting Garden, our stylists have developed a vast range of skills and techniques to minimise that damage over the years, but some was always inevitable.

However, Olaplex has completely revolutionised this entire process. Their scientists have developed a system that not only actively repairs broken disulphide bonds, but it does that repair work faster than ever before. Previously, after a perm or colour treatment you would have to wait a few days before washing your hair. This was to allow the broken disulphide bonds to re-form. Because Olaplex works so fast though using it means that stylists no longer have to wait days between applying treatments. In fact it’s not uncommon for stylists to be able to make quite dramatic changes, such as taking a client’s hair from black to blonde in one day. This was completely unheard-of before now.

The difference can be remarkable. If you have damaged hair, we encourage you to book in to our salon in Plymouth for an Olaplex treatment and feel the difference yourself. If you have lost the natural curl in your hair, just try it and see. The improvement can be truly dramatic. People are seeing amazing results, which is why some are even calling Olaplex a miracle treatment.

Stepping up to Olaplex in Plymouth

To be most effective, the Olaplex treatment is applied in a series of steps.

Step 1 is applied by a stylist in our salon and multiplies the disulphide bonds in your hair. Step 2 also has to be applied by a professional styilst in salon and what it does is complete the bonding. Step 3, the “Hair Perfector” step is applied at home by you once a week.

This 3 step system has now been extended into an even more effective treatment with a new “Take Me Home Regime” consisting of Olaplex No 4 and Olaplex No 5. The name is a bit of a giveaway, since they are designed to be used by you at home. The idea is that you can extend the value of your salon treatment by using Step 4 and 5.

Olaplex No 4

Step 4 is a Bond Maintenance Shampoo which can actually replace your usual shampoo. It helps increase moisture levels and adds shine and manageability. It leaves your hair healthier-looking with each wash.

Olaplex No 5

Step 5 is called a Bond Maintenance Conditioner and is a highly moisturising conditioner that aids repair, elimination of damage and reduction of the frizz factor. It also creates amazing levels of shine.

Olaplex 4 and 5 in Plymouth

Both products are available in The Cutting Garden salon right now. They use the unique new Bond Building chemistry that made Olaplex famous, and are colour-safe for all hair types and textures. They are superb value because you only need a pea sized amount of each product. A small amount goes a surprisingly long way.

If you can’t wait to try out the full Olaplex treatment, our stylists are ready to help you. Just book an appointment as usual and mention that you want Olaplex.

If you have any questions, we’ll be happy to discuss them with you. All our Olaplex clients have been so impressed with the results that we know you will be too.