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Olaplex 0 - allergic reaction?

So I’ve been using Olaplex no.3 for years without issue. When they came out with no.0 I was eager to try it.... unfortunately the results were awful. Immediately after putting in on my hair my scalp was burning and itching, but I unfortunately ignored it and let it sit for the recommended 10 min. When I looked in the mirror my face was broken out in a red, raised rash in each spot that the saturated hair had touched my face. It’s been almost two weeks since I used it and my scalp is still itchy and the skin on my forehead is super dry and feels really weird like almost scaly?? It’s extremely rough to the touch and looks leathery which is very out of the norm for my usual super soft skin. It’s (forehead skin) also still itchy! Has anyone else experienced this?! How do I get my skin back to normal - no amount of moisturizer seems to work :(((

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After a week of feeling like my head is on fire and dealing with the craziest itching sensation ever, I’ve concluded it’s the Olaplex. My dermatologist suspected hair dye, but that application had been done weeks prior with no problem. My Olaplex reaction did not happen as quickly as those in this post. Mine was more like a slow burn and then kapow, it hit all at once. This is my second application of Olaplex and it has happened again after healing my scalp with a topical solution from the doctor. Now I know the culprit is indeed Olaplex. It makes me sad because it does work wonders on my unruly curly and frizzy hair, but I can’t sleep or function with the hot scalp and itching. Obviously, there is an ingredient that doesn’t agree with some of their users. I feel like a warning needs to be placed on this bottle to have people do a test area prior to use. The burn and itch is awful! 

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am on my way to my dermatologist in exactly 2 hours.  I’m on my 3rd application of Olaplex 0 and Olaplex 3, and I’ve had a consistent headache for one whole week, plus my scalp is burning so bad. My scalp is burning in the crown of my head, which is where MUCH OF MY HAIR HAS BROKEN OFF.   I’m sad and scared. 

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I had the same reaction after getting this applied after coloring my hair in the salon I regularly go to. My face, neck, scalp and ears have been itching like crazy and I’m experiencing that same raised, red rash. The texture of my skin has completely changed. I’m having to go to a dermatologist to get this treated bc nothing I’ve tried has stopped the redness and the itching. Washing my hair didn’t help either. Please don’t ever use this, at home or in a salon!

 

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I used olaplex 0,3,4,8 and had and still have burning sensation on my scalp. Did it a week ago.  Washed with regular normal shampoo and conditioner still burning. The burning started after i finished the treatment of olaplex and nothing but problems. Lost hair little breakage im super sad. Any have this happend before? Do you have any recommendations? Doctors gave me some meds to stop the burning 

@Olaplex 

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Did you buy it from Sephora or another place? I have been using it and I have no issues with it. I think I am on my 3rd or 4th bottle. I do it once a week. I also use no 6 and 7. 

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@erika1506 

Odd seeing as how it’s the same active ingredient just in a higher percentage. Did you contact them for the MSDS?

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 I used it for the first time yesterday and it burned my face and scalp within 2 minutes. I immediately went to shower to wash it out. I googled allergic reaction to this product and there are literally hundreds of women who have been burned too. I wrote the company. I had no idea this happened until it happened to me. I do not have sensitive skin either.

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The same thing happened to me. My head is on fire. I washed and conditioner my hair numerous but still no real relief. Any suggestions to ease the burning sensation?

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I just had this happen as well, and it is awful. I have used the olaplex system before. I was thinking back and I do remember a slight stinging before. But, NOTHING like this horrendous reaction. This was my first time using the 0. I am not allergic to anything and not sensitive normally. Right away wherever it touched my skin it felt like chemical burns all over. Ive washed my head and scalp 4 times and still burning. Used ice on my face and chest. Awful. Hoping this doesn't last long. This product should not be on the market. 

 

 

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I have similar problems. I went to urgent care the other day. I need to stop using it. 

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same thing happened to me!! i’m currently in a itchy burning state on several parts of my body where the products fell while i was rinsing my hair out  

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No. 0 and No. 3 both cause skin reactions for me. I used No. 0 two times and each time it gave me itchy, red, raised and burning rashes everywhere it touched. My scalp was burning similar to what it feels like when you have bleach on it. No. 3 reacts the same way for me but not as intense. I started using it December, used No. 0 twice, No. 3 maybe 6 times and then their other products. Now I have a flaky and itchy scalp that won’t go away and I’m experiencing hair loss. I’ve had some bloodwork done with normal results and I’m seeing a derm next week but it’s quite a coincidence I had no issues with hair loss and my scalp until using Olaplex. I have over $200 worth of Olaplex products now that I’m terrified to use.

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Oh no!!!

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WAIT the same exact thing is happening to me! And some of it got on my neck and it’s been BURNING and itching SOO SOO bad!! I can’t sleep from it... 

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Did any go on your skin? I’ve used both without issue but that looks painful!

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I am going through the same issue now! I used it before nothing but this week while i was sectioning my hair it touched my scalp and it has been burning,red,and itchy for the past 3 days. Its semi better now but its absolutely the worst! And now am scared for my hair to fall out 

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Oh no, now I'm nervous because I just purchased this product. I read the reviews and everyone thought it was great. 

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So. I thought it was me because I have a history of scalp sensitivity. Now I understand. I will stop using this product right away. Super dissatisfied. My hair did no look transformed as the promise either. My scalp is itchy and scaly. I have used it only ONCE. $200 in the trash.

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Return!

 

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