Some of the hottest hair trends in 2016 involved color – balayage, hair feathering, neon colors. With clients coming in left and right full of fun inspiration and ideas for color, Versus stepped up the color game in the last several months.
While coloring the hair gives an amazing look, it is damaging to the hair. Ammonia in hair color aggressively breaks through the hair cuticle, which is its natural protection, so that it can get the molecules of color inside. Peroxide, which strips the natural color from your hair to make room for the new color, leaves the hair dry and straw-like. Each time this process is repeated, more and more permanent damage is done to the hair.
So what do you do when your grays start creeping in but you’re worried about damage?
Olaplex is a chemical treatment that repairs damage, restores shine, and promotes health in the hair shaft. When applying color to the hair, Olaplex acts as an insurance policy against damage. To further explore just how Olaplex can help, our receptionist Chelsea decided to have some fun with color and experiment with the product.
First, Deniece bleached some peek-a-boo highlights into Chelsea’s hair without using an Olaplex treatment, then went over them with Pravana and Kenra blues. Blue is a notoriously difficult color to get out of the hair and tends to stick around for much longer. After the process was finished, Chelsea was absolutely in love with her peacock highlights, but the damage done from the large amount of color combined with Chelsea’s love for hair straighteners and curling wands, was noticable. Her hair was dry and frizzy.
Several weeks later, Shells was tasked with removing the blue from Chelsea’s hair. Rather than adding more highlights, Chelsea decided to do full color. This time, though, an Olaplex treatment was added to the color. Using Pravana Vivids, Shells turned Chelsea’s hair into a purple and pink masterpiece. At the end of the color service, Chelsea’s hair was soft, shiny, workable, and healthy – healthier even than before any color at all. This sheen and shine continues to last weeks after the Olaplex was applied.
The moral of the story here, friends, is that Olaplex is absolutely worth it. If you are applying color to your hair, it is essential that you help to repair some of the damage done. They say beauty comes with a price, and in the case of having color added to your locks, that price is extensive damage. Olaplex will not only reverse damage done, but prevent future damage.
When you book your next color appointment with Versus, be sure to specify that you would like an Olaplex treatment. We are here to help you feel your most beautiful, and your hair to feel its healthiest.