Olaplex vs Colorphlex: Olaplex Tested Again

Since Olaplex revolutionised the hair industry in January 2015, a number of products have been released spuriously claiming to achieve results similar Olaplex.

We can say confidently that despite these claims, none have the same unique, patented chemistry that allows Olaplex to repair and rebuild the bonds in damaged hair. That simply means that none are able to repair hair that has been damaged by chemical, heat or mechanical means.

But don’t take our word for it. The highly respected and fiercely independent American Board of Certified Hair Colorists recently performed their own tests to compare Olaplex with colorpHlex and b3 Brazilian Bond Builder.

To perform the test, the Board bleached four identical hair swatches with Blondor and 40 volume for 50 minutes, for maximum effect, with each manufacturer’s instructions being followed precisely. The comparison photograph below was taken after four shampoos, with colorpHlex on the left, followed by mineral oil, b3 Brazilian Bond Builder and finally Olaplex on the right.

Since Olaplex revolutionised the hair industry in January 2015, a number of products have been released spuriously claiming to achieve results similar Olaplex.

We can say confidently that despite these claims, none have the same unique, that allows Olaplex to repair and rebuild the bonds in damaged hair. That simply means that none are able to repair hair that has been damaged by chemical, heat or mechanical means.

But don’t take our word for it. The highly respected and fiercely independent American Board of Certified Hair Colorists recently performed their own tests to compare Olaplex with colorpHlex and b3 Brazilian Bond Builder.

To perform the test, the Board bleached four identical hair swatches with Blondor and 40 volume for 50 minutes, for maximum effect, with each manufacturer’s instructions being followed precisely. The comparison photograph below was taken after four shampoos, with colorpHlex on the left, followed by mineral oil, b3 Brazilian Bond Builder and finally Olaplex on the right.

Olaplex Comparison - Olaplex vs Colorphlex Vs Brazilian Bond Builder

After comparing Olaplex with colorpHlex, mineral oil and B3 Brazilian Bond Builder the review of the ABCC was as follows:

“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.”

The results are clear. What does this mean for your salon? Well, if you’re on the fence, we encourage you to try out your own swatch test, conduct your own review and compare the results for yourself!

To order Olaplex, call Haircare Australia on 1300 437 436.

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