Posts Tagged ‘hair’

Jun 10

OLAPLEX – WHAT IS IT AND WHAT DOES IT DO

What is OLAPLEX?

Have you ever had a conditioning treatment that felt good when you left the salon, but was back to normal in a few days?

Has your hair been damaged by color, bleach, perms, straighteners, blow-drying, or heat-styling? (Or all of the above??)

Does your hair show signs of aging, such as being coarse, brittle and difficult to manage?

Olaplex is a game changer for hair and we are so excited to be now offering it at Nevo Hair Design.

We love our blondes, but we often see clients who want to go blonde (or blonder) but we have to advise against it because it would be too harsh on their delicate or already damaged hair that is a result from the sun, sea, heat styling or years of chemical processing.

With the arrival of Olaplex Treatment at Nevo, the doors have been thrown open wide on how we can repair our colour correction clients who come seeking healthy hair after damaging their hair elsewhere, and we can also help those who want to look after the existing health of their hair while exploring new colour options like our signature Balayage/Ombre and Highlighting styles.

 

 

 

So, what is Olaplex? It’s a revolutionary new product that top hair stylists and colorists are going nuts for.

In short Olaplex …“ links broken bonds in the hair during and after chemical services making them stronger than they were before.”

The Olaplex system has three components: Bond Multiplier (the pure Olaplex ingredient), Bond Perfector, and Hair Perfector.

What does that mean to you and your hair?

Color, bleach, perms, straighteners, heat styling, and even putting tension on wet hair (combing, brushing to detangle) causes damage inside your hair. You don’t see it when it happens, but you can feel it, and you definitely see it over time.

The tiny bonds that make up your precious hair are being eaten alive! Olaplex seeks out this hidden damage, and reinforces those bonds, making them stronger, more flexible, and more resistant to breakage.

There are a few ways ways to use the Olaplex system:

Protective Treatment: Done at the same time as color, highlights, balayage, or bleach; Olaplex Bond Multiplier is added into your color or bleach formula. This will not affect the color result or grey coverage, however it may increase processing time for bleach, highlights, or balayage. Olaplex Bond Perfector is applied after rinsing (and toning, if necessary). It will set for 10 minutes, then will be rinsed, shampooed, and conditioned. Olaplex Hair Perfector should be used at home once a week, to enhance and extend results between appointments.

Reparative Treatment: Can be done independently, as a strenthening pre-treatment, or as a restorative post-treatment. Olaplex Bond Multiplier will be mixed in a solution and applied to dry (or well-blotted, towel-dried hair), combed through, and allowed to set for 5 minutes. Olaplex Bond Perfector will be applied directly over it, without rinsing, and set for 10 minutes, then will be rinsed, shampooed, and conditioned. Olaplex Hair Perfector should be used at home once a week, to enhance and extend results between appointments.

Duo: To really give damaged hair the most intense therapy, both of the above can be done. Using Olaplex Bond Multiplier in color or bleach will protect hair from being damaged during that process. After hair is rinsed and towel-dried, the reparative treatment will commence as described above, to strengthen hair that has been damaged by previous chemical treatments, heat, and other factors. Olaplex Hair Perfector can be used at home once a week, to enhance and extend results between appointments.

The protective nature is amazing, allowing more bleach or highlights than ever before, without damage! This has absolutely revolutionized corrective colors and blonding services.

The reparative treatment has worked miracles on all hair types that has been exposed to chemicals and/or heat damage.

We have found it leaves hair softer and stronger, shinier and silkier, faster to blowdry, and fuller but light-weight (not thick or heavy).

We have also found Olaplex to be a fantastic addition as a pre-treatment before our keratin smoothing services.

The Olaplex reparative treatment makes hair stronger and enhances shine, softness and silkiness. The hair is more flexible and resistant to breakage.

We do this before beginning the keratin service, as Olaplex penetrates the hair to rebuild from deep within the hair shaft.

The smoothing service then conditions and seals the cuticle, helping defrizz and refine the cuticle (the outer layer of the hair shaft).

The result is stronger, healthier hair that is in a better place to maximize the benefits of a keratin treatment.

As a restorative post-treatment, Olaplex is the perfect replenisher after a harsh chemical straightening treatment (we actually don’t offer these service at Nevo, but have been providing after care treatments to those who are looking for a intense repair treatment to restore their hair). These types of treatments break a large number of bonds in the hair, but by using Olaplex we can start healing it right away by treating the hair immediately afterwards.

The Olaplex restorative treatment does the same for over processed, over lightened hair on clients who come to use for help with colour corrections and past damage done on their hair by themselves or other hairdressers.

The intensity of the direct application works wonders to heal damaged hair. Unlike traditional conditioning treatments, which treat the outside of the hair, Olaplex goes deep inside to actually repair damage.

Feel free to call our salon to find out if Olaplex can help you achieve optimum health for you hair or come in for a complimentary consultation PH: 9888 2701 or contact us here

OLAPLEX HAIR TREATMENT Now you can upgrade your colour service with Olaplex. This treatment will make your hair stronger, healthier, and your colour last longer. It’s perfect for those who want to maintain the health and structural integrity of their hair that can be weakened over time with regular colouring. Olaplex is also an amazing stand alone treatment if you are suffering from stressed out and damaged hair from years of colouring.

OLAPLEX TAKE HOME TREATMENT NO #3 – $49.95 

OLAPLEX has been a greatest tool in protecting our clients’ hair from the stresses naturally caused by lightening it, plus when used as a restorative treatment it’s helped long time blondes restore life into dry, porous and fragile hair.

Now Olaplex can also be used at home to further strengthen your hair in-between salon appointments.

It is available for purchase at Nevo Hair Design for $49.95

Want to find out more about Olaplex? Keep Reading…

What is Olaplex?

Olaplex is a product that has many uses, but for purposes of blonde hair, a colorist will apply it to your hair when you get highlights or color.

What’s so special about it?

We all know that coloring hair causes damage. This is because regardless of whether you get highlights (the process of removing color) or color, a colorist needs to “break the bonds” in your hair. This process is damaging. But since Olaplex is a “bond multiplier,” it will multiply and rebuild those bonds, lessening the damage and leaving the hair stronger and healthier than it would otherwise be. Check out the below picture for an illustration:

Why is Olaplex so important for blondes?

Going blonde involves bleach, so blondes are particularly susceptible to brittle, damaged hair and hair breakage. (You girls with double-process platinum know especially what I’m talking about). Olaplex will help with that damage/breakage. Plus, because its so effective in minimizing damage, your colorist may be able to take you lighter than would otherwise be possible.

My hair is [fill in the blank], will it work on me?

According to Olaplex, the company has “tested Olaplex on virtually every hair type and it works. Asian, Caucasian, African American, previously chemically processed and virgin.” What Olaplex won’t do is help seriously distressed hair. As Olaplex has stated on its Facebook page, “[i]f your client’s hair is seriously compromised and you wouldn’t normally process their hair, do not do so just because you have Olaplex. It’s not a magic wand.”

Can I use Olaplex at home?

Olaplex has one product for in-home use, Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3. The product is meant for you to “use once a week to strengthen hair further or to use as a pre-treatment to a future chemical service.”

It is concentrated, so you will only need to use a 20 cent sized dollop evenly from roots to the ends on shampooed and towel-dried hair. (If you hair is too wet it will not be able to absorb the treatment.) You will then need to leave the treatment on for over 10 minutes plus to do it’s job. After that you just shampoo and rinse it out  and condition your hair as normal.

Please feel free to call and consult with our Stylists

to see if this product is right for you – phone 98882701

May 24

Hair Biology & Nutrition!

Hair Biology & Nutrition! by bhave

It is all simple and easy to give you all the tips and tricks to beautiful, healthy hair. However it is just as important to understand the structure of your hair and how all these tips work! Although learning about hair biology may seem boring – it will give you the information you need to make the right choices for your hair and will explain the reasons about why your hair may not be in the condition that you dream of.

Biology of hair:

Hair is made of protein called keratin. The outer layer of your hair shaft is formed of cuticles, which create a scale-like surface on the hair. These are all smoothed down in one direction, facing the edge of the hair shaft. When hair is teased or back-combed, the cuticles are lifted up and pushed in the opposite direction (giving hair a volumised appearance), however the cuticles will never return to their flat arrangement and instead over time will continue to lift and will break – especially with excessive use of heat tools. The layer underneath the cuticles is the core of the hair, the cortex. The cortex contains protein bundles which give your hair strength, and when the cortex is damaged, the hair will break.

This is why it is essential to ensure that your hair is not damaged. Once your cortex is damaged, you will experience hair breakage, which quite often explains why many people are unable to grow their hair.

Hair follicles are the living tissues beneath your scalp that make hair. It is essential that you are feeding your body appropriate vitamins in order to ensure that your hair can thrive during growth.

While hair products can be used to make your hair look and feel healthy, vitamins and minerals should not be overlooked and are very beneficial to your long-term hair health.

Vitamins, Minerals and Antioxidant

Biotin (Vitamin B7) helps hair grow faster, thicker and stronger, while helping to metabolize amino acids which are essentially for keratin production. Biotin is viewed as one of the best vitamins for hair growth.

Vitamin B5 (Panothenic acid) works with Biotin to give your hair beautiful shine! It also works with Vitamin B9 (folic acid) to promote fuller and thicker hair growth. A lack of these vitamins could result in weakened, thinning or graying hair!

Vitamins A, C and E help to protect hair from environmental factors that may be damaging and aid in the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles.

Minerals are just as important in maintaining healthy hair growth. Iodine and Zinc work with Vitamin A to balance the scalps natural oils and prevent drying and irritation. Silica is used to strengthen hair, making it less prone to breakage while sulfur works to build the protein structure of hair with amino acids.

It is important to remember that your physical appearance is reflected on what is inside. If you eat nutrient-filled food, your hair quality will improve!

Apr 30

Growing your damaged hair!

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One of the most common things we hear within the hair industry is about, damaged hair that won’t grow! Although many think these problems may be due to genetics, there are many other factors that can influence how your hair behaves!

We have compiled a few explanations for your dry, damaged hair and some tips to help improve your hair condition. Too rough on your locks: Towel drying your hair and detangling can be quite a chore – especially for those with curly hair! Make sure you gently squeeze water out of your hair with a towel rather than rubbing your towel around your head! When detangling, it is best to do when your hair is damp. Use a comb or brush to gently detangle your knots – make sure you’re not ripping at your hair. Know your hair type: Knowing your hair type will have a huge influence on its condition. If you know your hair type, you will be able to use specific products for your unique hair type. Using the wrong products is a huge cause of damaged hair – and quite often many people never think that their products could have negative effects. Doing too much: Although many think that ‘the more, the merrier’, however in some cases – simple is better! Try cut down on some products that you are using and cut down how much time is spent on your hair. It is a small change that will create a huge difference. Hydration: This is one of the most important points! We all know how important is for the body- including your hair! Drinking water will keep your hair moisturized and will prevent drying and brittle ends. It is also the perfect way to decrease frizz and breakage. For those of you doing everything you can to try and grow your hair, follow these simple tips! Be gentle on your hair. When combing and brushing, be soft so that there is no hair breakage and your ends don’t get damaged. If you are rough on your hair, there will be a lot of breakage which in turn will make your hair look shorter and thinner. Your hair may be too dry – Keeping your hair hydrated will minimize breakage. Use moisturizing products (especially water-based products). Seal your ends: It is important to retain the moisture that has been applied to your hair – especially on your ends! Using an oil is the perfect way to seal your ends and give them the TLC they deserve in order to prevent breakage or split ends. Protect your hair: Ensure that with all heat styling you use a heat protectant or hair oil so that you don’t fry your hair. Also, try to cut down the amount of heat that is used on your hair! The less your hair is styled with heating tools, the better the condition will be! Try using different styles that don’t require heating! Yours in beautiful hair xx
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