UK version of a Olaplex?

#1
Hi guys I've been reading up on olaplex and goldwell silk lift serum, I know olaplex isn't currently in the UK and I cannot seem to locate a site that sells goldwell? Can anyone help? Or an alternative to these products?
I'm a bleach a holic and would like to be able to save from the snap!
Thanks I'm advance :)
 

surf girl

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#2
I order directly through goldwell themselves
 
#3
thanks il have a look
 

surf girl

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#4
Olaplex is available from April I think in the uk, silk lift is amazing you'll be so impressed I guarantee you! The next best from what I have heared on here would be wellas blondor, I haven't tried it yet tho, if you have issues getting in touch with goldwell let me know I'll ask my rep to get a local rep to get in touch with you their very helpful :)
 
#5
Thanks Hun, I've been on their website and really can't work out a way to order, created an account tho :)
I'm currently a student will this make a difference with you asking a rep to speak to me ? :/
 

surf girl

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#6
Possibly but only for insurance reasons I expect, I'll ask anyway tho :)
 
#7
Thanks, what I'm untimatley looking for is minimal damage, I'm a base 6 and want a full head of magma 89 with pink instamatic highlights, but I've just got it back to it been in a form of 'good condition' lol
 

surf girl

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#8
Silk lift is defo the one for the job ;)
 
#9
Thanks then chick, any help u can get me will be great full received, by my dryer out frizzy locks :)
 

cassies97

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#10
Thanks, what I'm untimatley looking for is minimal damage, I'm a base 6 and want a full head of magma 89 with pink instamatic highlights, but I've just got it back to it been in a form of 'good condition' lol

Use magma then?
 

surf girl

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#11
What is magma?
 
#12
They're going to be available in the UK soon.. That's what they keep saying. I saw this article come out yesterday by the American Board of Certified Hair Colorists.. It's really interesting. I'd stay away from any Olaplex-like products and hold out for the real thing.

Here's the article below, if anyone's interested:

Olaplex: Knock Offs or Knock Out ?
The debate is over as far as we are concerned!

Just as we indicated in our February newsletter, as predicted, there would be numerous "me too" products coming to market making similar claims to Olaplex. We have now heard of 10 brands worldwide entering the category. It's easy to understand with Olaplex growing to a reported 70,000 salons in the USA in 6 months.

After many of my members emailed and asked my opinion... I decided to obtain samples and conduct my own independent tests to find out the truth and save my members and others from walking into a snake pit. I once had my own doubts about Olaplex. I even expressed the opinion that Olaplex was a rip-off. But after using the product for many months, I know that the chemistry is real and that you can do more as a colorist with Olaplex then without Olaplex. This is good for everyone in the color business.

I took four hair swatches from the same ponytail and bleached them using Blondor and 40 volume for 50 minutes for maximum effect. I followed each manufacturer's instructions precisely. The photograph below is after four shampoos. colorpHlex is on the far left, next is good old fashioned mineral oil, b3 Brazilian Bond Builder is next, and Olaplex on the far right.

I will say that after the first two shampoos, all of the swatches were in pretty good condition and it was difficult to tell the difference. The b3 and the Mineral Oil left the hair most shiny after the first shampoo which made me very curious. But after the fourth shampoo, it was clear that the other products were not holding up and seemed to prove to be nothing more than oil and silicone. They were only temporarily coating the hair thus creating an immediate shine, but unable to build or link broken bonds with any degree of quality. The hair felt dry and fragile. At best, they would be better served to call it an additive for shine. Anything more is a far stretch of the imagination. The Olaplex sample maintained its integrity and was the clear winner. We also performed similar tests on live models and Olaplex was always noticeably and significantly superior. The more compromised the hair was, the more Olaplex outperformed the rest.

What concerns me is that they are making the same claims as Olaplex. They do not achieve what Olaplex does. I was so impressed with the results I had to call Dean Christal himself to ask what Olaplex had that the others do not? He said, "We have a real Chemistry that has multiple patents in the works." It must be so because in my long career I have never seen anything that has worked as well as Olaplex. The rapid growth of Olaplex is also proof that I am not the only one that is seeing the difference. It would be a shame to see a bunch of knock off brands hurt this category that is becoming so important to colorists around the world. These are just my opinions from tests that I have conducted. I encourage everyone to do the same.

Andre.
 

cassies97

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#13

Its a lift and tone in one step. Like topchic effects (i think) and majicontrast. Lift on its amazing though. But you cant use it on scalp.
 

surf girl

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#14
They're going to be available in the UK soon.. That's what they keep saying. I saw this article come out yesterday by the American Board of Certified Hair Colorists.. It's really interesting. I'd stay away from any Olaplex-like products and hold out for the real thing.

Here's the article below, if anyone's interested:

Olaplex: Knock Offs or Knock Out ?
The debate is over as far as we are concerned!

Just as we indicated in our February newsletter, as predicted, there would be numerous "me too" products coming to market making similar claims to Olaplex. We have now heard of 10 brands worldwide entering the category. It's easy to understand with Olaplex growing to a reported 70,000 salons in the USA in 6 months.

After many of my members emailed and asked my opinion... I decided to obtain samples and conduct my own independent tests to find out the truth and save my members and others from walking into a snake pit. I once had my own doubts about Olaplex. I even expressed the opinion that Olaplex was a rip-off. But after using the product for many months, I know that the chemistry is real and that you can do more as a colorist with Olaplex then without Olaplex. This is good for everyone in the color business.

I took four hair swatches from the same ponytail and bleached them using Blondor and 40 volume for 50 minutes for maximum effect. I followed each manufacturer's instructions precisely. The photograph below is after four shampoos. colorpHlex is on the far left, next is good old fashioned mineral oil, b3 Brazilian Bond Builder is next, and Olaplex on the far right.

I will say that after the first two shampoos, all of the swatches were in pretty good condition and it was difficult to tell the difference. The b3 and the Mineral Oil left the hair most shiny after the first shampoo which made me very curious. But after the fourth shampoo, it was clear that the other products were not holding up and seemed to prove to be nothing more than oil and silicone. They were only temporarily coating the hair thus creating an immediate shine, but unable to build or link broken bonds with any degree of quality. The hair felt dry and fragile. At best, they would be better served to call it an additive for shine. Anything more is a far stretch of the imagination. The Olaplex sample maintained its integrity and was the clear winner. We also performed similar tests on live models and Olaplex was always noticeably and significantly superior. The more compromised the hair was, the more Olaplex outperformed the rest.

What concerns me is that they are making the same claims as Olaplex. They do not achieve what Olaplex does. I was so impressed with the results I had to call Dean Christal himself to ask what Olaplex had that the others do not? He said, "We have a real Chemistry that has multiple patents in the works." It must be so because in my long career I have never seen anything that has worked as well as Olaplex. The rapid growth of Olaplex is also proof that I am not the only one that is seeing the difference. It would be a shame to see a bunch of knock off brands hurt this category that is becoming so important to colorists around the world. These are just my opinions from tests that I have conducted. I encourage everyone to do the same.

Andre.

Interesting, I saw the experiment on fb but diddnt read the write up, I wasn't aware of the knock offs but am glad you've said about them I would probably try them at some point lol, I'm increasingly interested in how the chemistry behind it works, whilst observing a perm today it occurred to me that the neutraliser was re forming the purposefully broken disulphide bonds, and apparantly that's what olaplex does... My thoughts are tho and correct me if I'm wrong here but I thought colour affected the hair everywhere but the disulphide bonds? Thus we don't need to use neutraliser when colouring, so why are we reparing bonds that haven't nessecarily been broken? Or am I getting the wrong end of things here? I thought the chemicals in perm solution were the ones nessecary to break disulphide bonds and the chemicals in neutraliser are the ones that reform? I haven't gotten my head in a text book for quite a while so I could be way off but do u see where I'm coming from?
 

cassies97

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#15
Interesting, I saw the experiment on fb but diddnt read the write up, I wasn't aware of the knock offs but am glad you've said about them I would probably try them at some point lol, I'm increasingly interested in how the chemistry behind it works, whilst observing a perm today it occurred to me that the neutraliser was re forming the purposefully broken disulphide bonds, and apparantly that's what olaplex does... My thoughts are tho and correct me if I'm wrong here but I thought colour affected the hair everywhere but the disulphide bonds? Thus we don't need to use neutraliser when colouring, so why are we reparing bonds that haven't nessecarily been broken? Or am I getting the wrong end of things here? I thought the chemicals in perm solution were the ones nessecary to break disulphide bonds and the chemicals in neutraliser are the ones that reform? I haven't gotten my head in a text book for quite a while so I could be way off but do u see where I'm coming from?

Doesn't bleach damage the disulphide bonds though? Thats why hair goes stretchy and doesn't bounce back because the bonds aren't strong and don't have elasticity?
 

surf girl

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#16
Ah yes camskipoose you may have a point there :) their putting it in everything now tho arnt they? I need to do more research
 

cassies97

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#17
Ah yes camskipoose you may have a point there :) their putting it in everything now tho arnt they? I need to do more research

Yeah they put it in colours and stuff too, maybe just to give that extra strength boost or something?

I love the sciencey stuff too
 

surf girl

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#18
I'm thinking about adding neutraliser to my colours next week to see if I get olaplex results ;) haha
 

cassies97

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#19

#20
They're going to be available in the UK soon.. That's what they keep saying. I saw this article come out yesterday by the American Board of Certified Hair Colorists.. It's really interesting. I'd stay away from any Olaplex-like products and hold out for the real thing.

Here's the article below, if anyone's interested:

Olaplex: Knock Offs or Knock Out ?
The debate is over as far as we are concerned!

Just as we indicated in our February newsletter, as predicted, there would be numerous "me too" products coming to market making similar claims to Olaplex. We have now heard of 10 brands worldwide entering the category. It's easy to understand with Olaplex growing to a reported 70,000 salons in the USA in 6 months.

After many of my members emailed and asked my opinion... I decided to obtain samples and conduct my own independent tests to find out the truth and save my members and others from walking into a snake pit. I once had my own doubts about Olaplex. I even expressed the opinion that Olaplex was a rip-off. But after using the product for many months, I know that the chemistry is real and that you can do more as a colorist with Olaplex then without Olaplex. This is good for everyone in the color business.

I took four hair swatches from the same ponytail and bleached them using Blondor and 40 volume for 50 minutes for maximum effect. I followed each manufacturer's instructions precisely. The photograph below is after four shampoos. colorpHlex is on the far left, next is good old fashioned mineral oil, b3 Brazilian Bond Builder is next, and Olaplex on the far right.

I will say that after the first two shampoos, all of the swatches were in pretty good condition and it was difficult to tell the difference. The b3 and the Mineral Oil left the hair most shiny after the first shampoo which made me very curious. But after the fourth shampoo, it was clear that the other products were not holding up and seemed to prove to be nothing more than oil and silicone. They were only temporarily coating the hair thus creating an immediate shine, but unable to build or link broken bonds with any degree of quality. The hair felt dry and fragile. At best, they would be better served to call it an additive for shine. Anything more is a far stretch of the imagination. The Olaplex sample maintained its integrity and was the clear winner. We also performed similar tests on live models and Olaplex was always noticeably and significantly superior. The more compromised the hair was, the more Olaplex outperformed the rest.

What concerns me is that they are making the same claims as Olaplex. They do not achieve what Olaplex does. I was so impressed with the results I had to call Dean Christal himself to ask what Olaplex had that the others do not? He said, "We have a real Chemistry that has multiple patents in the works." It must be so because in my long career I have never seen anything that has worked as well as Olaplex. The rapid growth of Olaplex is also proof that I am not the only one that is seeing the difference. It would be a shame to see a bunch of knock off brands hurt this category that is becoming so important to colorists around the world. These are just my opinions from tests that I have conducted. I encourage everyone to do the same.

Andre.
The problem with this experiment is that the same formula and procedure was used on all the swatches and the manufactures directions were not followed. Olaplex requires an increase in the strength of developer/peroxide of 10 volume and an increase in processing time of 10 minutes. That is why the Olaplex swatch in the photo is clearly darker. I am not sure about B3, but if you want to compare condition to colorpHlex, you would need to use a strength of developer that is 10 volume lower than the Olaplex formula and leave it on 10 minutes less. This is because colorpHlex does not interfere with the lightening process the that Olaplex does.

Scott Breed
Director of Education
colorpHlex
 
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