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Olaplex 3 and hair loss?

Has anyone experience excessive shedding of hair after Olaplex 3 treatment??

I thought it was a coincidence the 1st time, but it happened after the 2nd and 3rd tx.

I used it weekly x 3, and the hair loss after the 3rd treatment is noticeable.

I will not use it again (and only used about 2/3 of 1 bottle).

No hair scalp itch or redness, to suggest an allergic reaction. 

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it’s been over a month that my hair was been falling out, and i’m feeling so overwhelmed. so far i used sauve clarifying shampoo about 10ish times then switched to the tresemee one everyone had recommend used it about maybe 6-7 times already and it is not slowing down.. maybe even getting worst if anyone could recommend what they used to stop the shedding.. maybe i need to try a different brand? please help 

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has anyone tried “Pura dor advanced therapy shampoo” ?? has it stopped the hair loss for anyone please help.. need recommendations 

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Please help. 

i have used the shampoo and conditioner and treatment for years, although I hadnt used it in over 6 months. 

i used the treatment two weeks ago. I would always sleep in it and never had issues. This time

i forgot and left in until the following morning. Since then when I wash my hair lots of hair comes

Out and when I brush my hair small clump come out. 
After reading this thread it must be the reason. 
what shampoo should I use to get rid of this? Do

dermatologist even help? 
i look forward to hearing from you. 

i feel like such an idiot, I am so upset. Especially reading some people have had this going for months 😞 

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Go back in the chat, all infos are there from shampoos to oils. I had the issue in November after using it twice and do still think olaplex triggered something and it comes and goes.... sometimes its better, sometimes worse...

but everyone here including me used a clarifying shampoo! you need to get rid of the olaplex product on your hair/scalp-better explanations are in this forum if you go through it. It is a problem with protein overload, don't use ANY products with proteins.... I used the clarifying shampoo from tresemme and started switching back and forth between that and moistruizer after 1-2 months. 

And I personally used the shu uemura hair oil. I lost definitely 30% of my hair volume if not more... and I have little hairs coming new... it's a long term problem - especially if you have whole clumps falling out or have long hair and it will take a long time to grow. 


All the best!



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i posted on here about 2 weeks ago. just to update my hair is falling out so much more . i stopped counting the hairs but i know for sure it is double then what it was before.. i’m using the tresemme deep clean shampoo & conditioner that people recommended on here. used it twice already and it’s not seeming to slow down at all. i picked up camille rose rejuva drops today fingers crossed that it reduces the shedding… getting blood tests done this week. i’m so discouraged i don’t know what else to do anymore.. my hair texture has come back to normal but the shedding is not slowing down and my hair is becoming noticeable thinner. 

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It’s literally gut wrenching. I’ve lost 50 percent of my hair. I’m went to a specialist and they recommended Karastas.

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I used clarifying shampoo 5 times in 2 weeks to stop the hair loss. Now I only use Shea moisture masks and I went back to my shampoo brand I was using before Olaplex.  It sounds like you need to clarify more. 


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did you use the tresemme deep clean shampoo and conditioner to stop it? or was it a different brand? 

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I used Albero VO5 Detox clarifying shampoo.  My hair was falling out in clumps and I was going to end up bald.  I had nothing to lose. I used it 5 times and then it was like a light switch.  My hair completely stopped falling out. After using Frederick Fekkai Shea butter masks, it stopped breaking.  Im still wearing wigs because I lost over 60% of my hair and it is a thousand different lengths from breaking off. It is growing back though. It has been 7 months. Good luck. 

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I was wondering when you use the butter mask, do you run it only through the ends or do you go from roots to ends? How long do you leave on? Do you then use an oil and then air dry? 

did you find your scalp to be super dry with this? 


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Wow, I'm glad I found this thread.  I used Olaplex 0 & 3 per instructions followed by the shampoo and conditioner 2 weeks in a row.  Within a few days after the 2nd treatment I noticed I had a lot of short hairs that were too short to put up in my bun.  It appears a lot of hairs have broken off 5 to 7 inches from my scalp.  I've never had that happen.  My stylist said it was probably due to the protein in the Olaplex which is crazy because this is supposed to prevent hair breakage.  Now I'm back to using Kerastase and waiting for my hair to grow out.

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Hello all. I posted back in October when I used Olaplex 0 & 3 and immediately lost over 50% of my hair over the next following months. I literally thought it would never end.


Well I’m happy to say that after roughly 5 months, I officially stopped losing hair and my hair is finally growing back.


Just wanted to let those who are just now experiencing this or still experiencing this trauma, that there is hope and a light at the end of the tunnel. Hang in there 🤍

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It's true. I stopped using olaplex about 2 months ago after I started using it in November. My hair fell out from the scalp, and my scalp itched all the time and I never knew why. After recently getting my hair professionally done and washing it in between Services,  I narrowed it down to olaplex. It took off up to 7 inches in most places of my head, and what it didn't take off it left bald! I cried a lot and was very scared especially since I had a planned service by the time it happened.


Now, 2 months later after I've stopped using it, my bald spots started filling in again and my hair is starting to feel thick and healthy again. It has its curl back for the most part, because that's new growth. However the hair that's been treated with olaplex is a limp and absorbs way too much product. I know I'm going to have to trim those once it grows out a little more. I now use Kinky Curly shampoo, and not a single hair is left behind in the comb anymore.

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This gives me hope my hair loss started very end of November/beg of December…. It is finally starting to slow down this past month but is still not back to what I consider normal. Or maybe I just don’t know what normal is anymore… I do have lots of baby hairs growing …. And I’m almost to the 5 month mark also so I’m hoping to feel more normal soon.

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Thank you!!


Do you use any treatment?

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Although I should have tried harder, I didn’t use too many treatments or stick with anything very long. (I was so depressed from this, I just got lazy)  So I think for my case, it naturally stopped, that’s why I wanted to let people know my process was about 5 months! 

I did do a Apple cider vinegar hair mask and clarifying shampoo to get rid of the proteins in my hair. But then that dried out my scalp super bad. So then I used Head and Shoulders (I know not the best but it really works for your scalp), Moroccan Oil, and Kerastase products. All of which helped the hair loss not increase. 

I would definitely advise anyone to take the time to read other peoples opinions and stories on this thread for advice. I think some people have some great ways to help make this horrifying journey stop faster than 5 months! 

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Wow your experience is so similar to mine! The exact same thing happened and I'm also almost now at the 5 month mark, I too did not stick to any treatment really and now it's way better than when I first posted about it and there is def hope, I'm just glad I only used it once and now know how awful it is!

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If only I’d known others were having the same issues as me. My concern is breakage with some  hair loss. I’ve used Olaplex for about a year & couldn’t figure out why my hair was breaking so much until my stylist just informed me that some people are having horrible results from it. I’ve now  went back to a trusted treatment system that I had great success with when a new medication caused excessive hair loss & thinning. It’s called Surface Awaken. Guess we’re all members of the Olaplex hair looks like crap club. 

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I had a lot of hairloss and didn't even notice the breakage in the beginning cause I was so shocked and paranoid by the strands falling out until I realized that my hair is many many inches shorter and still breaking... I had an issue with hairloss from the first week November on until mid/end December when it finally stopped! But so SCARY! My hair is still WAY shorter than before, and so thinned out. So sad! I do have small hairs all over coming back, some are growing. 


I also feel like every time I let my hair get a little greasy the next day I had / still sometimes feel like I have more hairs falling out than usually. Anyone else feel that way and observed that?



I'd also like to recommend everyone to watch "not so pretty' an eye-opening documentary on HBO about the cosmetics industry!!!!!!! 

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my hair loss started about a week ago.. i had used olaplex n3 and my hair is falling out so bad my hairline is almost bald i know it’s from olaplex because i have never experienced any hair loss before. i bought sauve clarifying shampoo because i’ve seen other people saying you need to remove the protein from your hair. i’m losing sleep from all the worry that i’m going to lose all my hair. i’ve already lost 120+ hairs in the matter of 5-6 hours.  i regret using it so much i think i’m going to go for a big chop because my hair is so frizzy and ugly.. please help i’m only 18 someone help me i’m so scared 😞 

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