What is OLAPLEX?

Olaplex is a liquid color additive that works with any brand of color or lightener to prevent hair damage. Colorists know that during chemical processing, disulfide bonds get broken and then reform, but that not all the bonds reform. That’s how chemical damage compounds. It’s also where Olaplex comes in.

At the point when sulfur-hydrogen bonds break up, either allowing the reformation of the disulfide bonds or unfortunately creating hair-damaging sulfate groups, Olaplex interrupts the process. It adds strong carbon bonds to both ends of the sulfur-hydrogen bonds. Using a single molecule, it creates these bonds before oxygen can remove the hydrogen—the process that normally allows sulfur atoms to reform as disulfide bonds. (For chemistry geeks, it moves the hydrogen to a more stable position.)