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How Often Do I Need A Treatment?
September 12, 2020
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How Often Do I Need A Treatment?

Hair and skin routines have become rituals of self-love and relaxation. The therapeutic benefits of spending time on yourself allow room for other ways to put yourself first. When it comes to hair treatments, there are various types with specific advantages such as OLAPLEX, protein treatments, keratin, and conditioning treatments. Some treatments, such as protein or keratin, can have adverse effects on the hair used too often. They should be reserved only when needed. The beauty of OLAPLEX, is it's safe to use as often as possible because all hair can benefit from being healthier at any time. 

The intensive at-home OLAPLEX treatment consists of OLAPLEX No.0 and No.3. The No.0 is a concentrated formula that primes the hair for No.3, providing a surge of bond building for all hair types from healthy to highly compromised. So you know you can OLAPLEX anytime, but how often does your hair need to be treated? Although each head of hair is an entirely different canvas, each with its own needs, here's an essential guide to getting your hair in the best shape possible based on the damage level.

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If you generally have healthy hair free from chemical treatments, but you are still exposed to damage from the environment, styling tools like a brush, or thermal styling, we recommend one treatment weekly to every other week. Even virgin hair can benefit from being healthier. With all the different ways damage can occur in the hair, you likely fall into one to two of these categories. In which case, treating the hair with OLAPLEX can repair the damage done in between treatments. Not only will it rebuild the damage done, but it will also maintain the healthy hair you have now, making it more durable than before. 


For color-treated hair, we recommend once weekly treatments. Although your hair may feel healthy, coloring or bleaching, it compromises its structure by default. What that means, is for chemicals to create the color or textural change to the hair follicle, the hair needs to break first. In addition to color, you may style it with heat and expose yourself to other types of damage. For this reason, OLAPLEX treatments once a week are a must to keep your colored hair beautiful! Pro tip: healthy hair helps color last longer, so it's a win-win.

Highly compromised 

Highly compromised hair can result from the hair being pushed too far chemically with color or texture services. It can also be the result of regularly exposing your hair to thermal stylings, such as flat ironing daily. There are many ways this type of damage can occur, even coloring your hair too often or going through drastic color or texture changes can have an adverse effect. For this kind of damage, we recommend doing OLAPLEX treatments as often a possible. OLAPLEX is a bond builder, not a conditioning treatment or protein treatment, allowing extensive use, the minimum is once weekly. Start with two treatments a week then go from there. Listen to your hair and what it is showing you it needs. It is likely, if you have severe damage, you may need other types of treatments as well. Consult with your hairdresser for any other necessary treatment types.


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