About Olaplex

What is Olaplex? 

Nothing is more fun than playing with colour to spice up your hair. But repeatedly blasting your hair with chemicals and heat will leave your hair looking less than tip top. Dry, dull hair is hard to manage, and before long, it will be too damaged to take any more colour or lightening. That was until Olaplex walked in!

When hair has been bleached, coloured, chemically treated, or overheated, disulphide bonds are broken. Olaplex is basically a bond multiplier that contains a single active ingredient: Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate. Olaplex works by hunting out damaged hair bonds in the hair shaft and cross-linking things back together to form disulphide bonds.

A firm favourite with beauty and salon insiders, the stand-alone Olaplex treatment helps rebuild even the most bleached, processed hair. With patented technology, an Olaplex treatment helps actually rebuild damaged hair once it’s been processed.

Is Olaplex vegan and cruelty free? It definitely is! Olaplex is also sulphate-free! Olaplex is a caring system that’s kind to hair and kind to animals.

Helping restore the hair from the inside out, the Olaplex system works hard to get hair back to its strong-bond best. Olaplex is a step-by-step system that starts the moment you have your hair coloured at the salon.

Most people who bleach or highlight their hair swear by the strengthening Olaplex hair repair effects. At RDR Hair Artistry we see Olaplex hair growth results from both the in-salon treatment and from our clients using the at-home products. Olaplex helps repair split ends by smoothing each strand from roots to ends. And the good news is you don’t need to colour your hair or have used Olaplex No.1 and No.2 at the salon to benefit from the at-home Olaplex system. If you’re trying to grow your tresses, then your uncoloured, virgin hair will drink up the strengthening effects of Olaplex too.


How do we use Olaplex in Salon?

Olaplex No.1 is mixed in with your colour and applied directly onto your hair at the salon. Olaplex No.2 is applied once we have washed out your colour. We leave the treatment on from 5 minutes to 20 minutes depending on the hairs particular needs to replenish the hair after the dyeing process. Olaplex No.1 and Olaplex No.2 can only be used at a hair salon. We use Olaplex in every lightening service provided in Salon.

Olaplex No.3, Olaplex No.4, Olaplex No.5, Olaplex No.6, and Olaplex No.7 continue to bring those good hair vibes once you’re home. This at-home strengthening system works on all hair types and builds hair back up to give it a thicker, stronger, shinier effect.

We swear by the restorative, bond-building Olaplex at-home system. It’s a must-have for anyone heading towards a lighter look or wanting healthy luscious blonde locks. 


Olaplex No. 3 is where you can start to take charge of your damaged, dull-looking locks. We get asked a lot How to use Olaplex 3? This incredible little pre-wash treatment works to nourish hair and has many Olaplex benefits.

You don’t need to have had Olaplex No.1 or No.2 done in salon or at all to use Olaplex No.3. Just a small dollop once a week will help treat colour-processed, heat-damaged lengths. Olaplex No.3 can be used on natural hair or on colour-treated hair. Olaplex Hair Perfector No.3 Home Treatment contains the same active Olaplex ingredients as the salon-only Olaplex No.2 treatment, but at a lower concentration.

Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector is the only product of its kind. It has eight worldwide patents publishing soon, so you won’t see the same effects from any other product. To see the softening effects of Olaplex No.3 before and after, simply dampen hair and apply from roots to ends before you shampoo. Make sure you comb Olaplex Hair Perfector No.3 Home Treatment from ends up to the roots properly so each strand gets the attention it needs.

 FAQ: Can you leave Olaplex No.3 on too long?

You can leave the treatment in the hair for as long as you like! We recommend to clients to leave in Olaplex No.3 overnight to really reap the rewards of the treatment. The longer you leave the treatment in your hair, the longer it has to find the broken, damaged strands and help repair them.

Once you’ve rinsed hair thoroughly, you can continue your Olaplex hair perfector routine with Olaplex Shampoo and Conditioner.

Who can use Olaplex?

Olaplex was designed to be targeted at people who colour their hair with harsh chemicals such as bleach. But anyone can benefit from the incredible reparative system. Olaplex works for damaged hair, for bleached hair and for taming, enhancing curly hair. And for anybody who wants luscious, restored, nourished, and hydrated hair every day.