What Do Olaplex, K18 and Plex Treatments Do to Your Hair? Are They Worth It?
In 2014, Olaplex – the world’s first effective Plex Treatment – was officially launched. Their revolutionary patented molecule, Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate, repairs the hair’s disulfide bonds. Thus, reducing the risk of breakage significantly during chemical services. Since then, many brands have launched their own Plex Treatments. Such as Cureplex; Wellaplex; Fibreplex; BondPro; SmartBond. And, more recently, K18 – that is rumored to be better than Olaplex. Each brand usually has its own star ingredient and technology that they claim will help to minimize hair damage during chemical processing.
What are Plex Treatments or Plex Technologies?
Bleached Hair Without Plex Treatments and Technologies vs. With Plex Treatments and Technologies
Plex Technologies are hair treatments incorporated into salon chemical services. Such as: bleaching, coloring, perming, and rebonding. The main objective of Plex Treatment is to cushion potential chemical damage posed to the hair. Therefore, reducing the risk of breakage.
Generally, they either work by reinforcing the hair bonds or replenishing the amino acids found in our hair. Both of which help contribute to our hair’s resilience, elasticity and strength.
What does Plex Treatments or Plex Technologies Do For Your Hair?
Illustration of how Plex Treatments or Plex Technologies such as Olaplex and K18 work
Think of our hair as a castle. Plex Treatments or Plex Technologies (like Olaplex, K18 and BondPro) works like a battalion of soldiers, engineers and builders. This “battalion” of active ingredients tries to protect the hair from harsh chemicals and heat by repairing, reinforcing and strengthening it. Thus, preventing our precious mane from “crumbling”.
Every brand of Plex Treatment tends to focus on protecting different components of the hair, thanks to their unique technology. For example, Olaplex focuses on repairing the disulfide bonds with Bis-aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate, while K18 emphasizes on reinforcing the core polypeptide chains of the hair with their patented peptides.
That said, as of today, no Plex Treatment or Plex Technology can eliminate 100% of hair damage. Meaning, even with the aid of Plex Treatments or Technologies, your hair’s quality will inevitably be less healthy after you’ve bleached, coloured, permed or straightened them.
Are Plex Treatments Worth Investing in or Is It Just Another Scam?
How do Plex Treatments or Plex Technologies (such as Olaplex and K18) work to reduce hair damage during chemical services?
During chemical services, cuticles are “opened”, causing amino acids, moisture and CMC to “leak” out. Also, bonds will inevitably be broken. These lead to hair breakage, brittleness and dryness.
Unlike our skin, our hair does NOT have the ability to regenerate itself. Meaning, it will certainly deteriorate over time.
Hence, it is important to incorporate Plex Treatments and Plex Technologies every time we color, bleach or perm our hair. So as to reduce hair damage and slow down the rate of degeneration.
Reasons why Plex Treatments or Plex Technologies such as Olaplex and K18 are important during chemical services
With So Many Plex Treatments Out There, Which is The Best Plex Technology You Should Try?
Unlike many other brands of Plex Treatment, Chez Vous’ all-new Hair Defence Technology™ taps on multiple state-of-the-art ingredients – instead of one. This will help cushion the impact of chemicals and heat drastically.
Chez Vous’ Hair Defence Technology™
Chez Vous' Hair Defence Technology™ is the first multi-step, cocktail plex treatment in the market to amplify your hair’s resilience. It effectively reduces damage by up to half during chemical processing!
This revolutionary combination therapy protects & reinforces different levels & composition of the hair, NOT Just One:
Core Polypeptide Chains
Ionic & Hydrogen Bonds
18 Different Types of Amino Acids
Cortex Cell Membrane Complex (CMC)
After all, our hair is NOT just made up of one "ingredient". It will need a combination of actives to provide comprehensive protection for the different molecular levels, during chemical services.
Chez Vous' Hair Defence Technology protects the different molecular levels of the hair during chemical services to reduce hair damage
"It’s the only combination plex treatment that minimizes hair damage during chemical processing effectively, with visible results!" Summer Zhang, Doctor
“Wow! No other brands of plex hair treatment I’ve tried can reduce hair damage from harsh chemical services as much as Chez Vous' Hair Defence Technology.” Shermaine Khoo, Restaurateur
Give Chez Vous’ Hair Defence Technology™ a try the next time you bleach, color, perm or rebond your hair. Your hair will thank you later!
Click on the image below to learn how more about how Hair Defence Technology™ work:
Chez Vous Hair Salon (Main Outlet) is located at #05-05 Ngee Ann City Podium (Takashimaya), Singapore 238872. Call 6732 9388 to book an appointment, or log on to www.chezvoushair.com for more information.
About Chez Vous
Many media have labelled Chez Vous as one of the leading names of luxury hair salons in Singapore. Since 1995, Chez Vous has distinguished itself with top-notch and bespoke hair services - courtesy of their "Only Hair Directors Allowed" policy. All stylists have either a minimum of 10 years of experience or are exceptionally skilled in their area of expertise. Rumours have it that the salon has one of the most gruelling entry recruitment exam, guaranteeing them an unparalleled roster of beauty experts. The brand is also one of the most positively reviewed and top-rated hair salons in Singapore.
Chez Vous is well-known for its first-in-the-world Fix You Programme. With hundreds of success stories, this salon has secured itself as the go-to "Fixer" when it comes to hair woes.
Many Caucasian Expats in Singapore are pleased to know that Chez Vous Hair Salon has a team of Caucasian Hair Specialists that particularize in colouring and cutting Caucasian hair. This is a feat not many Asian salons can claim. For the past 7 years, Chez Vous has been nominated as one of the best hair salons for Caucasian expatriates by the authoritative media guide - Expat Living Singapore.
With more than 30 hair awards under its belt, it is not surprising to find their customers equally illustrious. Many of the Who's Who in Singapore go to Chez Vous regularly for a trendy change in style.