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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. 

Re: Olaplex 3 and hair loss?

Yes, I had a lot more hair coming out when I used olaplex 3. I noticed it early one. I asked my hair stylist she told me I didn’t need it that people over use it. She said it can ruin your hair. I came home and tried to research what she had just told me. I couldn’t find anything. Well here lately I am seeing a lot of people say this and how it dried out there hair. Now I see hair stylist say do not use it to much that it can be drying. I have stopped using it and finally after a few months my hair is no longer shedding like it was. 

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Can’t believe I am sitting here reading all of the negative reviews on Olaplex No. 3 I literally feel like I’m gonna be sick. My hair also fell out a significant amount after using this product. My hairdresser took notice and asked me what I’m doing differently. My hair has already been fine but its so bad now and Olaplex is literally the only thing I’ve been doing different. AND FOR MONTHS! A friend of mine recommended this treatment as we are both have heavy highlights and have for years. I’m literally just sick over this. I don’t understand how some get such great results while others it ruins their lives, basically. Well now I know I’m not the only one but I’m just sick. I hope there is one day some kind of lawsuit. People know their hair, I’m sorry. People are not imagining things or just picking anything to place blame at because they have hair fall. My advice if anyone is smart enough to search reviews before buying is BUYER BEWARE!! Use at your own risk. 

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Olaplex has caused me to have severe hair loss and has damaged my hair texture!

 

I am so relieved/happy/saddened to read these posts regarding hair loss due to olaplex. I am a islander girl who HAD thick black and curly hair prior to using Olaplex shampoo and conditioner. I was gifted these for christmas and thought it must be AMAZING given they cost $50 AUD each! 

After the first week of using the shamp and cond I noticed hair loss like I've never had before! I used it twice in the first wk and then the second wk I used it twice again and by the second wk I was having an easy 2 handfuls of my hair just falling out as I would run my hands gently through my hair. 

This has never happened to me before! The only other time I lost hair (although no where near the significant amount olaplex has caused me to lose!) was after giving birth to my second child. 

After using Olaplex my hair texture has also change dramatically!! from strong shiny hair that never get knotty! to brittlethin, fragile, weak hair strands that gets knotty easily! -  just from leaving it down. It's such a shame what has happened to my hair because of Olaplex! I will go back to using my humble organicare shampoo and conditioner for normal hair. Hopefully my beautiful hair will grow back! I have hair thinning and almost balding at the crown of my head because of Olaplex. Now I'm an islander girl with think, weak, easily snapping hair strands! my hair is constantly knotty due to it's thin and weak state. I haven't brushed my hair for 2 wks because I get depressed and mentally drained when I see handfuls of my hair in my hands and on the floor. I am seriously in shock and have been for the past wks!

 

My husband, my sister and my son have all noticed my hair loss and change in hair texture. This has made me so sad and angry. I hope they take that crap off the shelves. You ought to be sued Olaplex. People take images of your hair before and after.

 

Olaplex you money hungry villains! Shame on you for selling harmful, damaging products to innocent women. 

Re: Olaplex 3 and hair loss?

I believe it has also made my hair fall out. I have never noticed clumps of hair fall out in the shower until I started using olaplex. Did you stop using 3 and continue using the shampoo and conditioner? 

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I am horrified. I just bought this last May after the pandemic started because I was worried about stress hair loss. Then, I lost a ton of hair. I didn't make any connection... until today. I got home, put the Olaplex 3 Hair Perfector in and left it for 30 minutes because the instructions say, "or as long as you need." When I went to rinse it out, I got a full handful of hair and my scalp felt irritated. I was shocked but figured maybe my pores were ready to shed and Olaplex just hurried up the process? Then, after letting my hair air dry, I reached up to run my hands through my hair and another full handful came out. I thought I should check for more info online... and found a ton of posts about hair loss with Olaplex 3 and had a full panic attack. This is why the reviews on Sephora are so frustrating to me and I rarely shop here now- 50%+ of reviews are "received a free product." I used to learn so much from reviews from regular people who knew their stuff and now none of this information is attached to the actual product info... why am I just seeing this now???? So upsetting.

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Same thing happened to me! I started using olaplex once every other week or so since September. 2 weeks ago my hair started falling out like crazy every time I wash or brush it. I got blood work done just in case and everything came back normal. I’ve been using the same shampoo since I was a child and I haven’t switched any other products so I’m positive it’s the olaplex

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can anyone provide updates as to whether or not their hair returned to normal state after stopping use? 

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I would like to know to. I have had major loss of hair since using this product. I’ve just stopped but worried if my hair will ever recover😭

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Yes! Started using the product mid November. I have lost a lot of hair and had major breakage as well as it felling like straw. Devastating. Has anyone recovered from this - without additional products.

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calia! Use their purifying shampoo and conditioner! It saved my hair after Olaplex destroyed it!  

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I used olaplex for 2 weeks in April 2020 when I noticed it has changed structure of my hair so I stopped. My hair was frizzy, dry and unmanageable. 


First picture - March 26th 2020 (before olaplex) 

Second picture - November 7th 2020 (after olaplex), half a year after I have already stopped using the product. 

 

Today is - February 1st 2021 and my hair still looks like on the second picture😥

I have tried absolutely everything to fix the damage olaplex did to my hair.  It’s been almost a year...

 

I am severely loosing my hair for 10 months and I don’t know how to stop it..

 

I am not interested to argue or try to convince anyone who thinks this could not be done by olaplex because I am sure it is. 
I am here because I need advice on how to fix this mess. So please let me know what helped your hair after olaplex damage. Has anyone’s hair gotten better? How long? I just want my hair to be like before...

 

 I did hormone testing, vitamin testing and other blood work and everything is perfectly fine with my health. I take all my vitamins as usual, I started to use protein free shampoo and masks, I don’t use any heat on my hair, not even hot shower...  

 

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Re: Olaplex 3 and hair loss?

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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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!!!!!!

 

Re: Olaplex 3 and hair loss?

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.  

Re: Olaplex 3 and hair loss?

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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