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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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I used no. 6. After over a week with a burning head, watering eyes, red cheeks, swollen lips, a metallic taste in my mouth, an increased heart rate, and difficulty breathing, I shaved my head because it seemed like the product was off-gassing a chemical every time I tried to wash it out or even when my body heat increased. I have also visited virtual healthcare service, a dermatologist, and the ER. They have not pinpointed any specific issue, but have prescribed antihistimines and oral and topical steroids. These have helped a little, but I'm tapering off on the oral steroids and the symptoms seem to be coming back. This is the first allergic reaction I've had to anything. At the ER, they said they could not pinpoint it, but I clearly have a chemical in my system that just needs to work it's way out. Until then, the symptoms will likely continue.

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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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Exact same reaction. It lasted for weeks. I washed daily,  with shampoo and baking soda for weeks, before I could get any relief. I thought I was going to die, over this stuff. Had to go to doctor. 

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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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Yes, my hair salon used on me. 

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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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I just recently started using and this is my second time using it. My scalp is on fire, and I have this odd line rash on the side of my face now that wasn’t there before I placed the olaplex in my hair, I’m guessing it must have dripped down out of my hair onto my face. Either way, I’m shocked. I looked up reviews to make sure I wasn’t crazy… this is ridiculous. 

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Wow! I’m so relieved to read these posts! I thought it was just me. I’ve only used the 0 &  3 Olaplex four times. I’m breaking out around my hair line. My scalp is itchy. But my eyes & face itch the most. I’m miserable! I saw the IPO of Olaplex and that was one of the reasons I bought it. I feel like Olaplex should compensate all of us for the purchases and doctors bills. They had to know the high percentage of allergic reactions before they placed this on the market. They know the ingredient that is the culprit. Besides, what up and coming companies are not using non-hyper allergenic ingredients? Few, I would suspect!

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Same. I will never touch olaplex again.

I had to to into walk-in for possibly allergic meds

My scalp was on fire for good 2 weeks and hair loss. Everyone keeps defending that olaplex will never do that but it did. Was not a fun experience.

I go to salon and have the home system. 

 

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It drives me crazy when people tell you it's impossible. I'd been using combinations of 1, 2 & 3 for years with no problem, then started having reactions. It's absolutely the olaplex & apparently even people who've used it with no previous issues aren't safe.

 

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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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 This also happened to me as well after the Olaplex purple shampoo and the regular shampoo and conditioner. I’m still itching 

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Had sane reaction, This stuff needs to be pulled from market. 

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*SAME 

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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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