To Olaplex or not to Olaplex…..that is the question

There are many questions in life which cause conflict and debate. What is the meaning of life. Which came first the chicken or the egg. Which Kardashian would you like to push off a cliff. But seriously there is no subject which can divide a room of hair experts like the discussion of whether or not Olaplex should be used on hair extensions.


So girls, let’s talk science. Olaplex is a system that permanently rebuilds the damaged disulphide bonds in your hair that are broken during the chemical process. Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate, a single molecule, dramatically improves the hair strength, protects from within, and provides immediate results for all hair types. However when we say all hair types do we categorise extensions under this healthy, happy hair umbrella? 


Many say that Olaplex is for strengthening hair not adding moisture and given that extensions are an aesthetic feature using these premium products is about as much use as a chocolate teapot. By contrast Olaplex has become synonymous in the salon world as being a perfect treatment to rehydrate and nourish and with this in mind if your hair is human then it can absolutely penetrate and offer your bonds the same benefits as your natural locks. 


The draw backs noted are that given the consistency of the shampoo, conditioner and treatments is so rich it can cause extensions to slip if applied too close to the root or point of application. 


Being honest ladies I do feel somewhat divided. I can completely understand and appreciate that we should thoroughly research what is best for extensions and appreciate that they may need an alternative TLC. On the flip side I do feel if its good enough for my own hair then I am happy to share the love with my extensions!


I would love to hear your thoughts ladies, meanwhile I will stick to easier questions such as when i’ll be pushing Kim off a cliff. Just joking Kimmy K your new platinum locks are to die for, you go girl!

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