Chilling out, maxing, relaxing has always been our mantra. When we heard that Juice salon is coming out with a new hair treatment called Olaplex this month, we legit felt that our hair was falling and it needed the rescue! Olaplex is basically for all you experimenters out there! Are you one of us though? Obsessed with colouring or straightening your hair and then wake up one day looking homeless AF? Well luckily, this treatment doesn’t magically get you hair shining or make you look like you’re in one those shampoo ads; but what it does do is strengthen and repair your hair from the inside. Why does it make it stand out from other similar treatments you ask? Well, for starters, you can see your limp hair being brought to life. Karishma, who went for the treatment could swear her scalp felt fresher than Will Smith and it stayed like that for days. They promised us that we could see the change for ourselves and that it promotes healthy growth too, all in an hour. I mean, who are we to say no to some pampering? Luckily for us, we got an early appointment to experience this treatment for ourselves in the quaint salon at Kemps Corner on a rainy day. Karishma literally jumped to the opportunity )and probably knocked off Grishma’s front 2 teeth in the process!). The sweet people down at juice answered the 102 questions Karishma had asked and addressed another 85 of her concerns, all patiently and with a smile. They helped her out with tips as to what shampoos should she use after the treatment (TIGI’S elasticate) and explained the entire process of this new treatment.
Olaplex is basically to help strengthen and repair your hair. It’s like a safety net for people who repeatedly colour or straighten their hair as well as maintain cystene and keratine treatments. They recommend Olaplex to be done before you straighten your hair and 2 weeks after cystene or keratine to maintain healthy hair. It’s NOT going to make your hair straighter or curlier but it does multiplies the sulphur balls in your scalp that is responsible for healthy hair growth (yes, it sounds strange but it’s true!). Sulfur is often referred to as one of the building blocks of hair, with good reason. Our hair is comprised of a durable protein called keratin, which is high in sulfur content. Sulfur is required for proteins (like keratin) to maintain their shape, which contributes directly to the overall health, strength and elasticity of hair. However, it’s also not advisable for people who’ve dyed their hair or used henna in the past 4 months or more as the treatment won’t be able to work. KJ at the Kemps corner Juice explained how the 1 hour treatment is going to take place. There’s first a consultation where they asked about my hair and my daily routine, what shampoo & conditioner did I use or if I regularly oil my hair. Second, they washed my hair according to my oily scalp and conditioner and blast drying it till it’s towel dried. They then apply product no. 1 which is for the scalp and leave it for about 10 minutes. This is followed by product no. 2 which is spread through the lengths the hair, almost like a conditioner, for 20 minutes. All of this is concluded by the final hair wash and blow dry.
Karishma’s hair instantly looked healthier and her scalp felt lighter and cleaner. After waiting for about 2 weeks, her hair does look longer than before and her scalp still feels clean and hydrated instead of oily. KJ explained how the treatment was priced and how to take care of her hair post the treatment (and also reassured her that she does not have as much hair fall as she thinks she does which made her day!). The treatment is definitely recommended! The Olaplex treatment starts from Rs. 1,800 depending on your hair length at any Juice salon.