Olaplex is a bond multiplier containing a single active ingredient, Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate. Olaplex works by finding single sulphur hydrogen bonds and cross linking them back together to form disulphide bonds before, during and after services. Disulphide bonds are broken via chemical, thermal, and mechanical processes:
- Flat irons, curling irons, and blow dryers all cause damage due to the high levels of heat being used
- Mechanical damage such as brushing, friction, tugging and pulling on wet hair affect the bonds
- UV damage from the sun, humidity, extreme hot/cold weather conditioners, pollution, etc. all have a negative impact on the hair’s bonds
- Chemical services can also cause damage, such as colour, lighteners, perms, relaxers, keratin treatments etc.
Olaplex is the only product of its kind with 8 worldwide patents, and is free of silicone, sulphates, phthalates, DEA, aldehydes, and is never tested on animals.