Olaplex is a single ingredient that is added before and after hair color treatments and other chemical services. It promises to preserve the integrity of the hair and essentially multiply the bonds within the hair shaft. In other words, Olaplex reconnects the broken disulfide sulfur bonds in the hair that were broken down during thermal, mechanical, and chemical services. It is also free of silicone, sulfates, phthalates, DEA, aldehydes, and is never tested on animals.
Olaplex No.2 Bond Perfector is a bond multiplier NOT a conditioning treatment. No.2 Bond Perfector is NOT optional, it is absolutely necessary after every single service when using Olaplex as it is a system. No.1 is meant to help mitigate damage during the color, lightening and relaxing process, however it cannot stop all of it. If it did, you would not get a visible result. No.2 is not an activator, neutralizer, sealer or conditioner. No.2 contains the same active ingredient as No.1. No.2 finds more single sulfur hydrogen bonds and cross links them back together without color, lightener or relaxers working against it.
How To Use
This is the second step of the Olaplex system, applied at the shampoo bowl
Apply after all processing has been completed and rinsed
Apply a generous amount and comb through thoroughly.
Leave on the hair for a minimum of 10-20 minutes. Keep in mind, the longer it's on, the more effective it is.
(If Applicable:Toner) You will actually use no.2 before your toner if specified not to shampoo your toner out. If you are instructed not to shampoo, then you will rinse highlight, apply No.2 for a minimum of 10-20 mins, shampoo thoroughly- or TWICE (issues with toners not taking are due to hair not being thoroughly shampooed) and then apply your toner, rinse and condition. If you are able to shampoo a toner out (as per your brand) then you will Rinse highlights, apply toner, process, rinse and apply No2., process a minimum of 10-20 mins, shampoo and condition as normal
While your client has a base color processing, liberally apply to dry or damp hair from mid-shaft to ends as an additional treatment. This is also a great way to prep hair for a double process prior to highlights.
As a cutting lotion.
Use in place of clear or conditioner in direct dyes to dilute down.
Features and Benefits
Olaplex No. 2 Bond Perfector is NOT a conditioning treatment nor is it an activator or neutralizer. It uses the same active ingredient found in the Bond Multiplier No.1, however developed as a cream form for ease of application and use in the Olaplex System. This second step is necessary with all services for the best results. This is used to link the remaining disulfide bonds before and after service restoring the strength, structure and integrity of the hair.