Olaplex products have been praised online and in premium hair salons for quite a while now - and let me tell you, they are worth the hype. As you get hair extensions fitted though, you may find yourself wondering if you can or cannot use Olaplex products on hair extensions. And if yes, what are the benefits, and what products would work better? Let’s find out together.

1. Can You Use Olaplex On Hair Extensions? (back to index)

The short answer is: yes, you can. The official Olaplex website advises that you can indeed apply Olaplex products on 100% human hair extensions, as they would fix the broken bonds in those strands just as they would on your natural hair.

2. How To Use Olaplex On Hair Extensions (back to index)

There are many different Olaplex products you can use on hair extensions, depending on the issue you’re trying to tackle.

Removing Permanent Hair Extensions

If you’re taking off hair extensions, you’ll want to give your hair some extra TLC whilst removing the bonds. OLAPLEX No.2 and OLAPLEX No.3 are the perfect products to achieve a flawless take-out procedure when removing hair extensions bonds. For a kinder application in the future, you may want to look into nano ring hair extensions - a gentle, super-discreet technique that uses a microscopic metal loop to grip on your strands, without the stress and damage of keratin bonds and glue.

Hair Coloring

Whilst we never advise our customers to color-treat their hair extensions, it isn’t completely impossible to do. Leave the process in the hands of a professional, but make sure they’re resorting to OLAPLEX to prevent any damage to your precious tresses. OLAPLEX guarantees excellent results repairing the disulphide bonds in your hair when you bleach it and color it; the same goes for Remy hair extensions. However, even with the use of OLAPLEX we don't advise to bleach or lighten the hair extensions, you should only deposit color to make them darker. 

Maintenance

Hair extensions, just like your natural hair, will need maintenance and care throughout their life to maintain their natural shine and beauty. Whether you’re a clip in hair extensions aficionado or a nano bond hair extensions wearer, OLAPLEX No.3 will be the right product for you to let your tresses soak in a true spa treatment. If you are going to your local salon for a treat, you can always request OLAPLEX Stand Alone Treatment to be used on your hair extensions.

Repairing

OLAPLEX No. 0 is the ultimate hair treatment; perfect as a weekly treatment to cuddle and repair stressed tresses of any type. Whether you have fine or thick hair, dry or damaged/brittle tresses, this product will work its magic regardless. Are you trying to revive old hair extensions for a special occasion? OLAPLEX No.0 has to be a staple in your hair care routine.

Gorgeous Styling

Your hair and real hair extensions both undergo the same issues: wind, sunlight, rain, humidity, and so on. The list is unpleasantly long. Although certain hair, such as our Double Drawn hair extensions range, is carefully treated to align the cuticles and get a silky, soft finish, many people struggle with frizz on their natural hair. With time, especially as the extensions get older, frizz can become an issue on your added hair too. Using OLAPLEX No.6 on damp hair will keep things under control for up to 72 hours, frizz-free. Depending on your hair texture and thickness, start with a small amount and work your way up from your ends if needed. 

Flawless Finish

Oiling your tresses is not just a trend, it’s a crucial step in your hair care routine to get that gorgeous, flawless glossy finish! Not only is it important for how your hair will look after you’re done styling, but it’s also essential to seal the hair cuticles and help your tresses (and hair extensions) to retain moisture. OLAPLEX No.7 Bonding Oil is a little miracle in a bottle! The highly concentrated oil acts as a shiny shield and provides heat protection. Avoid using the oil near your roots, as this can make your tape hair extensions or nano hair extensions slip.

3. Can You Use Olaplex Shampoo & Conditioner On Hair Extensions? (back to index)

As long as we’re talking about real human hair extensions, there is no reason why you shouldn’t consider Olaplex to become part of your hair care regimen.

Olaplex No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo

OLAPLEX No.4, also known as the Bond Maintenance Shampoo, is the perfect option for those who’d like to try a deliciously-crafted, science-backed formula on their tresses. The product features a carefully pH-balanced formula, designed to nourish and repair your hair from root to tip, correcting frizz and minimising split ends. The Shampoo is advertised as suitable for all hair types, including colored hair, and it’s proven to strengthen damaged strands while cleansing the scalp from any sebum excess and impurities. If you struggle with greasy hair or are looking for a purifying wash, No.4 is also available in the Clarifying edition. 

Olaplex No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner

What follows a good shampooing session? But a conditioning cuddle, naturally. Follow your shampoo with the No.5 Bond Maintenance to show some love to your hair follicles and create a shinier, fuller finish. The Bond Maintenance conditioner helps repair damage and makes the hair softer and more manageable, creating the perfect canvas for styling after washing. This revolutionary product can be applied all over your head, including the scalp (unless you are wearing permanent hair extensions). Leave on for three minutes, then rinse out.

Olaplex No.8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask

Is it time for your deep conditioning treatment? OLAPLEX No.8 is a deeply nourishing hair mask, perfect for your weekly TLC session and optimal to restore body, fullness and shine in your clip in hair extensions every few washes. Infused with Olaplex’s signature bond technology, this mask offers conditioning and repair for denser, shinier hair.

4. Conclusion: (back to index)

Olaplex is the perfect brand if you are looking to take care of both your hair extensions and color-treated/chemically treated hair. Olaplex products are safe to use on human hair extensions and are indicated for every hair type. Although they might be a little pricey when compared to your average high-street retailer, these products keep the promise on the bottle and are capable of revolutionising your hair care routine, giving your Remy hair extensions a long and happy life, and restoring the bonds in your natural tresses.

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