Going Platinum with Olaplex
Platinum hair and healthy hair haven’t always been synonymous. That is, until Olaplex.
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We have seen black hair and even compromised hair transform to platinum while looking healthier than ever before all with the help of Olaplex. Platinum is right for anyone with the desire for change, no matter what your hair type. Olaplex is a revolutionary tool for hairdressers and your hair, but it isn’t a magic wand and good judgement still needs to be used. The history of your hair has a lot to do with how far your hair can be pushed. Here’s a guide on how to get started on the path to platinum with Olaplex in-salon and at home.
Set an appointment for a consultation with a trusted Olaplex stylist before the big day. You can search for a salon near you using our salon locator, here. Make sure you’re both on the same page with your goals and have an equal understanding on what it’s going to take to get you there. The most important factors are receiving opinions from trusted hair colourists on what the change means for your hair in particular, which has everything to do with it’s history. You may be able to make the change in a day, or your colourist may use their best judgement and decide two or more sessions are better for you.
Get inspired by some of our favourite platinum shades by stylists who have shared their work with Olaplex on Instagram:
OLAPLEX STAND ALONE TREATMENT
Book an Olaplex Stand Alone Treatment the same day of your consultation or for your second appointment for an intensive strengthening treatment. This is done in salon with Olaplex No.1 and 2 to rebuild your hair internally by linking broken disulfide bonds in the hair. You break these bonds everyday whether it be from the environment, or thermal and mechanical styling, so be sure your hair gets a nice head start before you go platinum.
OLAPLEX TAKE HOME SYSTEM – NO. 3 – NO. 4 – NO. 5
Ensure your stylist sends you home with the full Olaplex Take Home System which includes Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector, Olaplex No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo & Olaplex No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner, or purchase it from olaplex.com.au.
Olaplex No.3 is a treatment for you to use at home to rebuild your hair in between salon visits. Use this at least once a week to help get your hair in tip top shape before your lightening appointment. If your hair is compromised, use it up to 3x a week for maximum results. Find out how to use No. 3 with this easy-to-follow guide here.
Use Olaplex No. 4 to restore internal strength and moisture levels in salon or at home, adding incredible shine and manageability while Olaplex No. 5 repairs and hydrates without adding excess weight - eliminating damage and frizz.
The Olaplex 3-4-5 System will be your best friend both before your colour service to prepare your hair for the big colour change and after your colour service so you can maintain and keep your hair in a healthy condition.
No matter what timing you and your colourist decide is right for you, using Olaplex in the service is not optional! By using No.1 in the lightener, Olaplex will help mitigate the damage normally done by the chemicals. Without Olaplex in the lightener, those bonds are breaking, compromising your hair even further. Using No.2 after the lightening service ensures all other bonds get the same amount of love, without any chemicals fighting against it.
GOING, GOING, BLONDE!
Like we mentioned above, maintenance is key prior to, during, and after your service. If you have any questions or concerns and want further assistance, join the Olaplex Hair Stories group on Facebook for clients and consumers here. Our educators and the Hair Stories community are all about sharing, educating, and learning from each other and are a great resource for anyone going through a hair transition!