Olaplex hair treatment seems to be a pretty big deal in the beauty industry right now. It is getting a lot of press and it seems that beauty bloggers just can’t shut up about it. We’ve been fairly quiet on that front. But in this article we’re going to offer our opinions on Olaplex treatment, answering the following questions that have been put to us by our readers over the last few weeks:
- What is Olaplex Hair Treatment?
- Does Olaplex Work?
- Is Olaplex Safe?
- What are the Olaplex Ingredients?
Olaplex Hair Treatment
Olaplex is a revolutionary kind of hair treatment, or at least that’s what the marketing says. And the marketing has done a pretty good job here. They have opted for a very clean and simple look on the label, which is why it has earned the moniker of the “Apple of haircare” amongst our editors and reviewers. This works though and it conveys the the message that this is a premium product, one that is clinically sound, scientifically proven and is definitely not snake oil.
That’s a lot for a simple branding to convey, but trust us, it works. Somehow.
But what about the product itself? Well, there is a good chance you will have heard the hype about Olaplex hair treatment. Much like Wild Hair Growth Oil, it seems to be the “in” thing right now. Everyone is talking about it and there are countless positive reviews out there. A lot of this is, again, down to the marketing of the product and the fact that the company sent out a flood of samples prior to its launch, making sure that all major beauty sites covered it.
To be fair, we’re a little late to the party. Although, that might have something to do with the fact that we never received sample (Olaplex marketers, take not). Still, we have finally gotten around to offering our opinion on Olaplex hair treatment and that’s what this guide is all about.
What Does Olaplex Treatment Do?
Firstly it’s worth noting that Olaplex treatment is not designed to help you grow hair or to limit hair loss. The goal of this product is to repair damaged hair, which is something that many sufferers of hair loss also struggle with. The stronger your hair is, the less likely it is to fall out or break off, so in a way it can help with hair loss.
It is endorsed by many celebrities, including Kim Kardashian (who admittedly doesn’t have the highest standard when it comes to snoring products). It is available as a kit, known as a “At Home” kit. Inside you will find three bottles, the Olaplex No1, Olaplex No2 and Olaplex No3. These all form part of a three-stage treatment process.
The goal of the Olaplex hair treatment kit is to to strengthen and protect, and it seems to be a pretty good job of this. The problem is, you have to pay for that, and the full kit can set you back a pretty penny. In fact, single bottles of Olaplex No3 are currently selling for around $30, and that’s far from the complete package.
Olaplex hair treatment is particularly helpful when it comes to protecting hair during a bleaching. It is also said to be very effective at conditioning the hair of people who regularly bleach. That’s because regular bleaching and coloring can damage your hair, weakening it and even causing breakage. By using a product like this you are adding some strength back into it, or at least that’s the theory.
It’s not just for bleached hair though. You can also get some use out of Olaplex treatment if you have thinning hair or hair that has been weakened through certain hairstyles, as discussed on our Causes of Hair Loss in Men and Causes Hair Loss in Women pages.
Make no mistake about it, Olaplex is not a natural product and the ingredient list makes for some very dull, and occasionally scary, reading. There is nothing here that isn’t FDA approved and there are also plenty of ingredients that you will find in other shampoos. But the fact that it is not a natural product is likely to put many people off.
There are a great number of natural hair loss products on the market. This industry has been led to believe that chemicals used in certain shampoos can actually cause hair loss (something no doubt worsened by scandals such as the WEN Hair Loss case) and while that is not really the case, there may be some truth to it. That’s why companies often go out of their way to make there products natural and to ensure they can label it as such.
Olaplex treatment has not done that, but then again, this is not a hair loss product and there seems to be more of a willingness to accept chemical-containing products in the shampoo and conditioner sector.
You can see a full list of Olaplex ingredients here.
Is Olaplex Safe?
Olaplex treatment should be safe. The only real issue you will face is if you are allergic to the ingredients used. You can see a list of these in the section above, which we advise you check before placing an order. In such cases the symptoms will include skin rashes, itchiness, burns and flaky scalp. Of course, there can also be many more serious conditions, but in all honesty the same applies to most shampoos and conditioners. In regards to safety there is nothing that much different here.
Olaplex Reviews: The Good
There are many good reviews out there for Olaplex. It received plenty of praise from top beauty sites and bloggers and for the most part, we agree with them. This product works, there is no doubt about that. It is also easy to apply and has a smell that is pleasant. It also works and we noted that our hair really did feel stronger after a few weeks. That’s not the most scientific of tests, but it’s still a positive.
It’s worth noting that we have no affiliation with this product and we weren’t even given any freebies (the travesty!) so we are by no means obliged to give them a positive review. Speaking of which, it isn’t all good. Below we will discuss some Olaplex bad reviews, offering our own opinions about the negative aspects of Olaplex hair treatment.
Olaplex Bad Reviews
One of the issues that we have with this product, and one of the issues that many users have with it, is that it’s very expensive. It is one of the most expensive we have reviewed here on Hair Growth Pills. It is considered to be a premium product and is sold in many top salons and stores. It’s expensive because it can be expensive—it’s all part of the brand.
People know it’s a premium product because of the labelling, the endorsements and the pricing. It helps to maintain that ideal and it also gets them a few extra dollars in their pocket. From the point of view of people who operate on a tight budget, however, it’s just not viable. If you’re used to spending a few dollars on a bottle of shampoo and if you reject the notion of things like Minoxidil because it’s too expensive, then you will likely run a mile when you see the price tag of Olaplex hair treatment.