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The Ins and Outs of OLAPLEX

If you keep up to date with trends you will have heard about OLAPLEX and will know how amazing it is! We're here to go into detail of how OLAPLEX works so you can have a great understanding of how to keep your hair looking flawless at all times.

BACKGROUND Olaplex is a bonding product. Your hair gets damaged by the use of heat, colour and sun amongst many other things. When your hair gets damaged the bonds which hold your hair together become weakened which results in your hair snapping and causes split ends. OLAPLEX works to rebuild broken bonds from within repairing, protecting, and strengthening hair. Turn dry, brittle, and damaged hair into silky, smooth, vibrant hair with OLAPLEX. OLAPLEX is a bond multiplier with a patented active ingredient, Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate. It works on a molecular level to seek out broken bonds in the hair that are caused by chemical, thermal, and mechanical damage. You can use OLAPLEX to restore compromised hair, or add it to another service to provide the ultimate breakage insurance.


This concentrated first step rebuilds broken disulfide bonds and begins the process or repairing hair and preventing further damage.

This product goes on your hair during the colouring service. It’s mixed directly with the hair colour and applied directly onto your hair. This can also be applied at the backwash


This second step continues to restore and rebuild and remaining broken bonds, ensuring the healthiest, shiniest and strongest hair possible.

This product goes on at the backwash. Once we have rinsed out your hair colour, Olaplex is applied and left on for around 20 minutes, then rinsed out.


A once-a-week at home treatment, this little miracle replenishes shattered hair bonds in between your salon or styling sessions, so you can carry on maintaining your favourite hair colour and style without the worry of damage. This is a pre wash treatment and needs to be on at least 10 minutes to do its things! Our advise to get the most out of each application is to damp your hair down apply your Olaplex No.3, use your favourite brush to brush your hair. This will ensure its all covered and sleep in it that way you can just wash your hair in the morning knowing your hair got the maximum benefit.


aka SHAMPOO - Repair bonds while gently cleansing all types of hair. Impart moisture, strength, and manageability with every wash. It won't be long until this becomes your new fav shampoo - we promise! p.s this shampoo is super rich which means you only need a small amount - bonus!!


aka CONDITIONER - Restores, repairs, and hydrates without adding excess weight. Eliminates damaged frizz for strong, healthy, shiny hair. This doubles as a treatment too. Leaving this on your hair for 10 minutes every week will leave your hair feeling amazing!


A leave in conditioner which helps to prevent frizz and flyaways for up to 72 hours. OLAPLEX Number 6 hydrates and protects hair of all hair types, including coloured and chemically treated hair. It strengthens and moisturises hair as well as speeds up blow dry times resulting in hair feeling smooth and silky. Apply a tiny amount of the product into damp or dry hair focusing on putting it on your mid-length to ends. Comb hair and style as you wish!


The latest edition to the Olaplex family and we're already OBSESSED! OLAPLEX N°.7 Bonding Oil is the first-of-its-kind. Highly concentrated, ultra-lightweight, reparative styling oil dramatically increases shine, adds softness and strength, and enhances all hair types and textures. When used with any thermal styling appliance N°.7 provides heat protection up to 450°F/230°C.


  • mix OLAPLEX No.6 & No.7 together to create the best hair cocktail! It is the ultimate mixture to leave your hair frizz free and glossy - what more could you want! 😍 Simply mix a small amount of each, rub through your hands and apply to clean damp hair!

  • If your hair is in need of a serious pick me up - come into salon for an OLAPLEX stand alone treatment! This is the ultimate in salon hair treatment! Your hair will love you. Contact us on social media or email us at for more information!

  • Additional measures to take for the best hair health:

  • invest in a great detangling brush. Our favourites are Wet Brushes and Tangle Teezer!

  • silk pillow cases and scrunchies are also game changers! They don't pull on your hair as much which means less damage! Who knew?

  • Also, if your interested in scrunchies - keep your eyes peeled for a very exciting announcement coming soon!

If you liked this blog post let us know! We can't wait to get back to doing what we love but for now we're enjoying discussing all the technical stuff. All our love, the Big Bang team!

P.S. if you have any questions we are always happy to help just head to our contact us page to drop us a message!

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