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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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Exact same situation with me. Multiple times. I cut it and start again. start using it and it all breaks off at the ends and looks ratty. I’m happy I finally figured out what has been causing all my breakage. All meds come back normal and it has been happening for a year every time I start using it regularly. I think cutting it is the only thing you can do and never use it again. 

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I used the entire Olaplex system 3-4-5–6 for a few weeks on my highlighted hair and my hair is definitely dryer and now breaking. The product is BAD. You’re not imagining it. I’m planning to sleep with olive oil on my hair overnight every time before I’m gonna wash my hair. This has really worked in the past when my hair has been damaged and dry/breaking. Good luck ladies! Sorry we’re all going through this. 

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This is happening to me too! I swear it’s the olaplex.

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I had the exact experience with my hair and also have no interest in anyone telling me it isn’t the Olaplex. I tested my hair: I dampened my hair and towel dried. On one side of my head I applied Olaplex 3 and the other side I applied conditioner. After letting it sit for 10 min, I light pulled on the ends of my hair. On the conditioner side, I had minimal breakage and shedding.  On the Olaplex side, my fingers were full of snapped off split ends. All that I can see the Olaplex is doing is snapping off the already-split ends.  On thicker hair, it would make sense that hair would look healthier without the split ends.  On fine thin hair like mine, it results in looking like a chemical haircut.  

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I have noticed thankfully early on my hair dislikes Lots of Protein.

I use the New TIGI line of shampoo & Confitioner also added oil after the shower with a leave in conditioner.

I highly recommend the Joico Kpak mask it is very good.

Your hair will get healthier.

I personally take a multivitamin & drink lots of water.

 I sincerely hope you are able to get some relief with one or all of my recommendations.

sending hugs darling 

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I am extremely devastated. I know how you feel. My shampoo is the only thing I’ve changed in about two months and since I started using olapex 3 my hair is shedding more and more. I finally realized it had to be the shampoo last week. I kept breaking my head thinking what I did to cause this and the only thing I’ve changed is my shampoo. I used it as directed on the bottle. I have never had so much shedding it’s so heart wrenching to see how much my hair falls everytime I wash my hair. I have read other reviews and a lot of people even after stopping the shampoo their hair has not returned to normal. I am scared that there is no reversing this 😢

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Same!My hair is terrible and i'm loosing it!It was long,thick and strong.Now it is like straw,thin,unmanagleable,so stiff and crunchy, has no body, volume, does not stretch, like plastic fishing line!I used no.2 four times in one year.For one year I didn't know, what is the problem. I did blood tests, everything it's fine.I used last olaplex in 2020 august.After then everything became clear!I searched for it: olaplex and hair loss.And many woman has a same problem.It is not coincidence!

Since i tried everything,but nothing helps.I'm hydrating and hydrating, but nothing changes!

And also my new hair is so dry!!!Why????I didn't use it on the scalp,but the hair roots were burning and itchy!It was olaplex!!!!!!!

What did this product with our hair ???!!!

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After months of hair loss- I’m talking HANDFULS of hair after showering- I really started to panic and started researching hair loss & diet, loss & hormones, loss & aging.... all but loss and shampoo ! WHO KNEW it could be the shampoo and conditioner I had been using for over a year! My hair felt silky after showering but not so much after styling. I attributed it to possibly being the blow drier or flatiron. Which btw I’ve always used in the past and my hair never felt THIS bad or fell out like this either.  Well I somehow stumbled across this thread in my research as soon as I typed in what shampoo/conditioner I use. OLAPLEX! I am shocked and saddened that all this loss is most likely from this product. I was a hairstylist for over 17 years and still would have never guessed this loss was from the OLAPLEX. I use 1 & 2 in all my color formulas for clients and no problems there -maybe because that’s only used at the time of color and not daily. I literally have half my hair left. Maybe even less. It is going straight to the trash. I will be saving this thread to keep an eye out for possible future lawsuits. I remember the Wen situation and also about the Monet hair loss. I am devastated and can only hope my hair grows back to its former thicker self.  People, please read through these comments and know there has GOT TO be a link between all this hair loss and OLAPLEX. 😢

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Ughhh I was literally a victim of Monat and then chose Olaplex as my next shampoo...Ivee always had fine hair but its so bad you can see scalp in some spots 😞

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I didn't know we could chat and wanted to ask. YES!  Ruined my hair!  Dry, breaking, straw. I am at my wit's end.  It is the worst!!!!!!


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I have had a similar experience with Olaplex.  I use the shampoo and conditioner as directed and the #3 once or twice a month as directed.  I began losing large amounts of my usually thick hair.  No scalp itch or redness to think it is an allergy.  Went to a physician and had blood/lab work done to make sure it wasn't a health issue.  All that came back normal.   Will not use the product again.  

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Has your hair improved since then

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I’ve been experiencing hair loss on the sides of my head. I’ve been using Olaplex 4,5,6 and 7 for a little over a year and I’ve noticed that my hair went from having some waves to pin straight, oddly dry especially in the front and gets greasy. My natural hair is thin strands but a ton of hair so it looks and feels thick and I used to have waves and curls on the underneath of my hair which are all gone now. The hair loss on the sides of my head are significant. I can see my scalp when my hairs back which has never happened. I’m getting blood work done but after reading this I have a strong feeling it’s from this line. Has anyone else not used #3 and still had this happen? 
This also happened when I tried Monat except I lost CHUNKS AND CHUNKKKKKS of hair and I only used it for 6 days. But with olaplex I don’t loose chunks or a whole lot but it seems what I do loose just isn’t coming back in. 

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If your dealing with hair loss, try to keep your hair from being damaged over night, by wrapping your hair. I know of a really good product, it’s called OKIYAH - they have THE best hair wrap turbans and you can choose to have it Satin Lined. Here’s a picture of the one I’m using.

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completely the same for me... I am devastated  

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YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO USE OLAPLEX EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE, it is a high protien shampoo/cond and can cause your hair to brittle if overused, i mainly use a moisturizing shampoo and occasionally use my olaplex. 

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I have used olaplex ALTERNATELY with my regular  shampoo and STILL losing tons of hair 

I am devasted.  So it’s not that I overused it.  Thank God I didn’t.  I’m almost bald now. Literally in tears 

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I'm so sorry. I'm going through the same thing. 

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Olaplex contains zero proteins and zero oils... for all of their products. That’s why they say you can’t overuse or damage your hair. You can have breakage from using other products.. even using the wrong heat protector. I learn that the hard way. Sorry to hear you hating the products. They have done wonders for me in only 3 uses. The 3rd use i notices more breakage and shedding but that’s because your hair has many hairs that are meant to shed out regardless. So when you wash your hair you’ll see more shedding because those hairs that are ready to dislodge get that little push. That’s why sometimes you notice you shed more and sometimes you shed less. If you had very bad damage to your hair it won’t mend those huge splits in your hair. It will strengthen you hair but it won’t just put together your split ends that have already split. As far as I know. I get super anxious when my hair sheds or breaks.. I have very fine hair and i had to cut it above shoulder length after having hair almost to my butt... so I get the struggle. And I’m too scared to use extensions... too lazy to try a wig. Hahah after damage this stuff helps ALOT. But you have to adjust your routine sometimes. 

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I thought it was great for the first 3 months too.. my hair was super soft and silky. Then I lost like a third of my hair. People use it according to the instructions on the bottle.. I researched everywhere when I started using it and couldn't find a single warning against using it too much. In fact it said to use all olaplex products only for the best result and to get the full effect. I bought the whole line and used it exactly as the instructions said. It's not user error when the company is misleading people.

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THE BOTTLE SAYS USE EVERYTIME YOU SHAMPOO. So people are following the directions on the BOTTLE. How can people have known you aren’t supposed to use it  different!???