Olaplex is the new kid on the block and can be found in almost every salon you can think of. This is the description from the website:
Our simple three-step process includes a patented active ingredient that works on a molecular level to seek out broken bonds in the hair that are caused by chemical, thermal, and mechanical damage. You can use Olaplex to restore compromised hair or add it to another service to provide the ultimate breakage insurance.
The Olaplex system consists of three products the first two (the Bond Multiplier, and Blond Perfector) designed to be applied to the salon and the final product the hair perfector designed to be used long term at home.
No.1 – Bond Multiplier
No.2 – Bond Perfector
No.3 – Hair Perfector
If you use color or any sort of chemical that erodes the hair strand Olaplex might be the perfect product for you.
The Aphogee(affiliate link) two step hard protein treatment has been around for years and the most common treatment used by many of us at home.
What you should know
The Aphogee(affiliate link) brand has a ton of products but the two-step treatment pack is very distinct. The protein set will include a conditioner and a very liquid protein treatment that is used on dry hair. It is extremely important that you follow the instructions on the packaging very carefully before attempting to treat your own hair. Aphogee contains hydrolyzed protein that when applied to your hair will penetrate the strand and strengthen your hair from the inside out.
When done right your hair will often feel dramatically stronger and will appear shiny as the proteins improve the look of the strand and your hair is able to reflect light better than it would when dull and damaged.
Here is a demonstration on how to apply Aphogee to your hair:
The description of the product is very similar to Aphogee and serves the same purpose. From Amazon – “Nexxus Emergencee Reconstruction Conditioning Treatment protects and strengthens your damaged hair with its fortifying blended formula.”
Each treatment with Nexxus Emergencee Conditioning Hair Treatment will dramatically condition hair that has been damaged or abused. Nexxus Emergencee Conditioning Treatment stops damage by reconstructing the foundation of your hair and after using it you should condition your hair well to maintain great moisture in your hair.
Pay attention to your hair’s needs to determine just when to use protein as a remedy for your hair. It is important to know when you can fix your strand versus letting go of the strand by trimming or cutting it. At the end of the day strong hair is healthy hair and if you are on a healthy hair journey we think this post is critical to your success.