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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 have also experienced these issues. I’ve used olaplex for almost a year now after my high end hair dresser recommended it to me. I started with 3 and 6 and everything was good. I then went on to purchase the 4 and 5. Which are the shampoo and conditioners. I’m nearly done my bottles but have stopped all together because of how dry they make my hair. Not to mention I purchased the no 8 and it’s not my friend… HERE ARE MY SAVING GRACES. Luckily I alternate what products I wash my hair with weekly. Kevin Murphy’s hydrate and repair in shower conditioner is awesome. It causes a small amount of hair loss for me still (I’m talking maybe ten individual strands) and leaves my hair soft after washing it out. The other product is the Keratase leave in conditioner for blonds. It works like a dream. I still struggle with the permanent damage from olaplex but these help 

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I will admit my hair was extremely dry from over-processing of my blonde, wavy hair.  I decided to try Olaplex after a recommendation from my local beauty supply store.  I used #4 & #5 a few times but was disappointed in the results.  Then I decided to try Olaplex #3.  What a mistake that was!  My hair started to seriously break...non-stop.  Also, my scalp was bright red, first burning and then itching.  I went to my dermatologist about my scalp & thinning.  She prescribed 2 medications for my scalp to heal the inflammation.  It is 16 days later and I continue to break and lose hair.  I am in panic mode.  I'm afraid I will lose all my hair or it will be so destroyed that I'll have to have it cut all off.  This has never happened to me in my lifetime.  Has anyone heard of any class-action suit against this product?  I am devastated.

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Yes! Have only used it 3 times (once per week ) and noticed a big glob of hair at my shower drain each time…so disappointing and needs to be addressed by the company !

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Many women with the same problem.Olaplex denies everything!How can we get justice at least?It's not "just" hair damage anymore!

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I used Olaplex shampoo/conditioner and after a month or so my hair started to fall out (I used the oil once or twice only).   So much kept coming out that it constantly clogged the showers.  I finally realized it was the Olaplex.  I stopped using the shampoo and conditioner.  My hair stopped falling out but it was too late.  My hair was so thin.  It also made the texture so soft/different that it would flip on one side only and not lay right anymore.  My hair was greasy after one day of washing which it never did this before Olaplex.  My hair was stringy and looked unkept. My hair looked so bad that people noticed and even said things to me about how bad it looked (trying to help because they have never seen it look this way).  It never got better.  The only shampoo/conditioner that helped some (a tiny bit) was called "Acure" for volume.  After about a year of this...I ended up deciding to cut my hair.  Long story short...I get a horrible hair dresser who accidentally cut my hair off (was long... supposed to be a bob cut...she cut it to a super short pixie cut...I mean SHORT like 1-2 inches long).  But I do feel like my hair feels thicker now ironically.  I will get vitamins and see what happens as it will take about a year to grow out again.  Hopefully the damage from Olaplex will be gone by then.

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Omgosh!! I literally just signed up and was poking around to figure out this feature and I saw groups to chat with. Now I don't know what opolex is but all your stories are horrific. I'm no expert but seeing as everyone is having the same problem but wondering if any of you have been prior users of this product ( like maybe there was a contaminated  ) and has anyone brought it to the manufacturers attention? Because this sounds scary and needs to be addressed. Possibly get some legal advice. I really hope all you ladies stop losing hair and that you all recover from this ... 🥺

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Has anyone’s hair returned to what it was before the terrible experience with olaplaex? I am here every few months for the past YEAR to check what did you guys use than made your hair return to what it was before this mess… I don’t know what olaplex did to my hair that it’s so impossible for me to fix it… damaged? changed the texture? My hair doesn’t fall out as much as in the beginning but it still does… the most frustrating for now is how dry and crazy looking it constantly looks…

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I'm thinking that's maybe some kind buildup/oxidation process. And it didn't stop, it will get worse and worse. My new hair, my all hair is damaged.I don't know,how it happened or what exactly happened.I'm not chemist unfortunately.But surely olaplex was the catalyst!!!I didn't have such a problem before.It seems like a chemical reaction has been going on my hair, on my scalp ever since.I don't know how to stop or fix it, but i won't give up!It's a nightmare!

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Ugyanaz! Nem tudom, mit tehetek! Több mint két év szenvedés! A hajhullás azonnal elkezdődött az olaplex után először. Kevesebb lett, de még mindig veszítek. A hajam kemény, merev, ropogós, húros, ragadós, piszkos érzés, de annyira kiszáradt és vékony, mint a pókháló. Nem nyúlik .A gyökereim fájdalmasak. A keratinbulbjaim eltűntek. Ha bármilyen hidratáló, hidratáló terméket vagy csak egy normál sampont használok, az rosszabb lesz. Többféle tisztító, kelátképző sampont, kemény vízkezelést próbáltam, csak szárazabb lesz.

Nagyon depressziós vagyok! Vissza akarom kapni a normál hajamat! Nem ezt a sérült műanyag szalmát! Olaplex caused me hair loss,damaged hair,pain,itching,self-doubt,malaise.Ruined my mental health along with my hair! UTÁLOM az OLAPLEXET !!!

Now,1 year after last olaplex.Now,1 year after last olaplex.Before olaplex.Before olaplex.

Re: Olaplex 3 and hair loss?

Has anyone’s hair returned to what it was before the terrible experience with olaplaex? I am here every few months for the past YEAR to check what did you guys use than made your hair return to what it was before this mess… I don’t know what olaplex did to my hair that it’s so impossible for me to fix it… damaged? changed the texture? My hair doesn’t fall out as much as in the beginning but it still does… the most frustrating for now is how dry and crazy looking it constantly looks…

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Hi. I need to share my story. I use to dye my hair so much and it never needed it. I hundred percent agree, olaplex made me lose so much hair has thinned out my hair this past year. I eat healthy, take vitamins and my hair is ruined. I was using olaplex shampoo and conditioner. I was using olaplex 3 once a week. I started trying other lines and shampoo and conditioner but also went back to olaplex it never irritated my scalp. After reading all the reviews realizing you everyone is right. Last year I lost so much hair after using olaplex. I am still shedding. I am very disappointed and wasted so much money on these products.. I am afraid hope I do not lose anymore hair. I started taking biotin and using coconut oil to help with the dryness. I also am not using heat products anymore until I see my hair grow and change. Ever since I been shopping at sephora it cause me nothing but misery. I will definitely never use olaplex ever again after these reviews and after it ruined my hair. 

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I know this is an old post but my hair is literally falling out of my scalp! I have no redness or extra itching to even say it was an allergic reaction!! I’m loading up one video ! I have documented this awful experience because I had beautiful gray hair. 

i have 2 weeks of video because the first week after the use of Olaplex it through me for a loop to see all that hair in the sink! 

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I started using olaplex in January 2021 and used the shampoo, conditioner, hair mask and leave in conditioner once a week. I noticed a lot of hair falling out in chunks in the shower so I stopped using olaplex. I only used olaplex for maybe 5 weeks but even after stopping my hair has still been falling out bad! A lot comes out in the shower and brushing through my chair SO much falls out and hairs will fall out throughout the day. It's gotten so bad I can't wear my hair down anymore or I will shed so much hair all over my clothes and everywhere else so I have been wearing my hair in claw clip ever since January. My hair used to be my joy and pride and I would always wear it down and have long beautiful curls and now I don't even feel like myself anymore, all my confidence is gone. I went to the doctor and all my blood levels are normal, I went to the dermatologist and she said it sounds like telogen effluvium which is caused by stress but I haven't been under any stress before that and currently and I handle stress very well and she said it should stop in 3-6 months. Well it's been 8 months and my hair is still falling out, so I have ruled out that condition. I even started using Rogaine and got a hair cut and nothing has helped. The only link to my hair loss is olaplex because my hair started falling out right after that. I have used many hair products over the years and nothing has ever done this to me. Olaplex ruined my hair and my confidence. I want a lawsuit.

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The same thing happened to me. When I stopped using it, the hair loss stopped. I'm currently using super expensive hair vitamins (Nutrafol) and Briogeo Don't Despair Repair to try to correct the damage from it.

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Also started using rosemary oil to help my hair grow back and that made my hair fall out even more- its almost like olaplex changed the chemistry of my scalp. I am hopeless finding something to reverse the damage it has caused. I am trying to think of a common thread all of us might have that caused our hair to fall out from olaplex.

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Hello I too suffered.  When I use the oil and bond smoother and I notice more hair than usually come out from the root and end. so I stop right away) split ends in random spots which I never had, brittle and really dry) it made it more fragile/ broke easy)  I notice now mi hair is much better (not fully but definitely better) I do coconut and olive oil treatment every once a week. I hope it can help u too. ( Try jojoba if u can too and almond oil) Olaplex is the worst and I will never understand why people reccomend this or the hype it is so bad. Hope all the woman suffering from this recover and get your hair back! 

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I m using 3,4,5,6 also noticing much hair fall than ever

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Don't use it anymore! it will change your hair and cause more damage. 

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Is there any facebook group for olaplex victims?

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It’s been one year since I used olapex 3

ONE YEAR and my hair is still damaged… I was visiting the forum because I was hoping to find some information if anyone found a cure for this mess… I have tired absolutely every suggestion I found on this forum and many others… I am devastated I am here today with no hope this damage can be reversed. I use to love olaplex leave in conditioner, I used it for few months and was obsessed with it - I always had a travel size on me. That’s why I decided to buy olaplex 3, I thought it must be so amazing as well. In two weeks it absolutely damaged my hair, changed its structure and I started losing my hair. My hair continues to be very dry and unmanageable… I am not loosing as much hair as before but that’s the only improvement I see after one freaking year. 
It really effected my self steam… I miss my beautiful hair…

What I regret it’s not telling my sister about olaplex, she lives in England and honestly did not think she even knows olaplex… She told me she started losing her hair, her scalp itches and hair looks dry and she thinks it’s from olaplex… I could not believe what I was hearing! I was so mad at myself for not warning her about olaplex. 

 

If any of you used a product that helped you reversing the damage from olaplex, please write it here. I will be very appreciative of your advice! 

 

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