The simple answer to this question… We don’t need to.
Olaplex suggests that adding its product to hair color and bleach formulas will prevent breakage and repair hair following a chemical service. Our question is, why are you using a line that is creating breakage and so much damage to the hair to require such a product to begin with?
With using Olaplex, we cannot appropriately guarantee the safety of the end color result. Specifically, Aveda does not recommend using Olaplex because in their technical evaluations, they found it significantly lengthened processing time and unpredictably shifted the color result, both in tone and in depth. Not only was the immediate color result affected, but the long term color was unpredictably impacted as well! Nobody has time for that!
MOREOVER, we don’t encourage or teach color services that would cause excessive damage to a guest’s hair! We formulate all of our services to help MINIMIZE the damage to the hair and maintain the integrity of the hair! In fact, Aveda’s Enlightner (our lightening powder) contains Aveda’s signature blend of protective plant oils, castor, sunflower and jojoba oils, to infuse the hair with shine and condition.
More recently we have also been able to customize our formulations even further by adding one of the TWO Botanical Therapy treatments into our mixtures to further protect the hair when performing our customized color services. By adding the Damage Remedy Penetrating Protein for weak or porous hair into our lightener, we are able to get the results we need without compromising the health of our guests hair.
While we are not here to “bash” Olaplex; we, at The Color Room, simply don’t need it!