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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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I got a holiday set of Olaplex that I haven't used yet and now I'm worried. Do you think that the problem is caused by a certain ingredient?

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I know what all of u r going through! 5 years ago I fell victim to the infamous Wen and lost half my hair. 2 years ago I discovered the only product that was able to restore my hair and I used EVERYTHING! I highly recommend the Italian salon brand Davines. I use the nounou line that's for dry, damaged, or overprocessed hair plus the styling products. I have used Olaplex no. 3 and had success with that but I've only used in when my hair has gone through a bleach process and only once a month for 2 or 3 months after the bleach however everyone is different. I want to wish u all the best of luck in your hair recovery🖤🖤🖤

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I found this forum because last night I used Oloplex No. 0 and n0. 3. It broke my hair off in giant clumps, just disintegrated my fine blonde hair. Everyone swore by if, but I literally lost half my hair last night! I am horrified!! It was just coming out in clumps. I lost HALF MY HAIR. This should not be allowed to be continued to be sold!! 

I need to use coconut oil ASAP! This is horrible! I’m seeing all the people on here that have the exact same experience! We need to look into some kind of class action suit. This is not ok. 

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I agree olaplex isn’t for everyone it has destroyed my hair several times by breaking off mid shaft. I only just put 2 and 2 together that is has been the olaplex all along

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Ugh. I did a Google search and this is what I saw. I’ve used No. 3 three times, shampooed it as many times, used their deep conditioner once, and use No. 6 regularly. I do like No. 6. The second time I used No. 3, I had a small cluster of strands fall into my hand. I just assumed I had missed a spot, since it’s damaged there. Then tonight the same thing happened in the same spot. I’m petrified now. I have colored my hair with party colors for three years, and had an unfortunate bleach experience last year that mainly damaged my bangs. This was supposed to help me recover, and I had high hopes. 


What are people using to combat the damage? And is it too late for me, even only using it three times? I’m 53, and I don’t have a lot of hair to spare. 

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Hi,

 

I have had a lot of hair falling out after using the Olaplex n4 & n5. At first, I thought it is stress but it wasn't!

I just stopped using it one fine day and used the regular drugstore shampoo Maui (which was always worked well for me) and voila! I did not lose any hair not in the shower nor brushing/combing later.

I returned the shampoo and n3 (which I had ordered).

 

Never ever am I going to buy that Olaplex.

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Yes I have noticed the same thing my scalp became more itchy and sensitive also the shampoo keeps my hair dry I used the full set i will never buy it again the only thing that’s work for me in the oil n7 

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Yep I started getting hair loss from the first day I used their shampoo and conditioner. I don't know what all the hype is about with their products as it's a definite no no for me. Didn't get any rash or irritations, just alot of hair constantly falling out. I had hair loss happening in the shower then throughout the day. I'm starting to think people are falsely praising the product as my hair has thinned out and I started getting bold patches ever since I started using the product. It did cost be alot to buy it but I'd rather it be in the trash then on my hair. 

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I know with sulfate after shampoos you have to scrub the product out while rinsing it out because it can leave build up... that might be a reason for scalp issues idk about the hair loss though 

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Omg I never heard anything like this!!! Is it all olaplex products or just the # 3 treatment. I use olapex number 4 and 5 about every 5 days when I shower and number 6 after air drying about 60% of the way. I noticed a huge (positive) difference in my hair since I started using it, it’s healthier, less frizz and breakage, and an overall better texture... o don’t even have to style it or use heat on my hair anymore... Should I not being using these products to prevent this problem or keep using them because I’ve had such good results??? Kinda scared I’m gonna lose all my hair, even though since I started using olaplex my hair has grown more and has been healthier than ever.

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Yes! This is the only thing I’ve changed the last 3 months and I’ve noticed so much shedding and my hair is so thin. I thought it was stress from work but I’m convinced it’s this product. My hair is brittle my scalp is itchy and I lost the wave I once had. Did yours ever grow back after you stopped using? Help! 

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I’ve been experiencing this problem too. The hairdressers are swearing by it saying they’ve used it on everyone and no one has had any problems and that it’s been the best! Well not for me nor the people here 😩. I had so much hair loss that I’ve never ever had before. 

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Yes! I used Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector  and it made my hair break off at the ends. It also ruined the wave/curl that it once had.  I have fine, naturally wavy, color treated hair. BEWARE!It is definitely not for every hair type.

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same for me every time I use it regularly all my ends break off. I thought it was hormones or stress but get huge cuts everything is better then I start to use olaplex and today all my hair is thin and broken again. So it’s definitely why as this has happen for a year and a half every time I use it regularly I only just realized it was the olaplex. Of course everyone says how good it is but it doesn’t work for everyone. 

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Helpful information...

 

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Yes, after first use a few days later I washed my hair and it shedding so much in the shower. I became alarmed because along with shedding my scalp was burning. It's been two days and my scalp is on fire and irritated. This is my first and last time deviating from my haircare routine and products. I usually use all natural products from the Just Nutritive haircare line #justnaturalhaircare.com and henna to strengthen and thicken my fine hair. The only reason I tried Olaplex was because I was looking for a protein treatment to use instead of henna and because of its raving reviews. I should have just used Babyface protein #babyfacestore.com which I have used many times in the past with great success. This is what I get for deviating and running after YouTube and online reviews. I pray no more of my hair comes out. Never again!

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Ohmigosh!! Why is this product still being sold if this many people are experiencing hair loss???? I have one of their shampoo products that I received as a gift sitting in my shower that I haven't used yet. Guess where it's going when I get home?!! You guessed it, in the TRASH!!!

 

This is not good. I think I'm going to write to Olaplex!

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@TeamBIC Please take note of this. Some of us using the same shampoo product/brand have noticed an increase in hair loss.  

Re: Olaplex 3 and hair loss?

Thank you for sharing I’m experiencing the same issue. I thought it was just me. I definitely noticed my hair feels crunchier also

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