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Olaplex & Acne

I have been using Olaplex No. 4 Bond Maintenance™ Shampoo 8.5 oz/ 250 mL & Olaplex No. 6 Bond Smoother Reparative Styling Creme 3.3 oz/ 100 mL  for a few months now and have seen an increase in breakouts with many being on my hairline. I have a history on severe cystic acne so I don't want to assume the increase is purely do to the product (because I LOVE what it has done to my hair), but I wanted to know if anyone else had this experience.

Re: Olaplex & Acne

I having been using the Olaplex No. 4 bond maintenance shampoo & Olaplex No. 5 bond maintenance conditioner since September 13, 2021. I definitely noticed a change in my hair quality for the better, but what has also come about after starting to use it is that I started breaking out on my scalp, face, chest and back for over a month of using it now. This is happening in spots I’ve never gotten acne at before. I really love the product, but not sure how much longer I can use if it keeps making me break out. Just a heads up if you plan on purchasing the products. I thought I was the only one experiencing these issues until I researched!

By the way I’ve also been making sure to not have the shampoo or conditioner run down on to my face and skin as much and this isn’t helping either way. 

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Re: Olaplex & Acne

I have the same problem, too! I was suspicious like is it because I changed my daily care routine or because of the summer or because of olaplex ( I noticed the breakout on the hairline) .. but now I read your comments and it match! 🥲💔

Re: Olaplex & Acne

I have been using the bonding shampoo and conditioner for over a year. Love what it has done to my hair. But I too have been breaking out on my scalp for about 2 months now. I did a little research. To get it under control  I stopped using Olaplex and switched to Neutrogena T/Sal Shampoo. I will go back and try the Olaplex again once I get it under control.

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I have cystic acne as well and love Olaplex. I haven't had an issue, but I do my skin care routine after I have washed and apply product to my hair. So maybe switching it up, wash your hair, then your face to remove any product that could be left over as you wash and rinse.  Hope that helps!

Re: Olaplex & Acne

Yes.  I just bought the Olaplex and used No 0-No3, Shampoo Conditioner and the oil post.  Followed directions and everything.  It made me breakout SOOOOOOO bad on my hairline, mostly the temples and my shoulders chest and back and I have never had that problem before.  I thought it was hormonal.  


I love the olaplex tho! But, now I know that I have to really take care of my skin while using it because it will cause some serious folliculitis. 

Re: Olaplex & Acne

I just started using the Olaplex conditioner and have noticed an increase in breakouts on my neck and face as well. Love what it does to my hair but not my skin 😞

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