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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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Has anyone contacted the FDA. Once they have enough complaints, they open a case. It only takes a handful of complaints.  If there is an FDA investigation, an attorney can get involved for class action. 

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Sigh. 

I wish I saw this thread earlier. I have been using the olaplaex ENTIRE line faithfully for the past several months in a desperate attempt to save my hair with continued shedding.  My hair is now nearly nonexistent. I don't have bald patches but I have lost so much hair that I feel VERY insecure and really I cant do anything with it style wise.  Looks ridiculous in a pony tail even because there is no bulk. Im throwing everything in the trash. 

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Any update on your hair?  I'm wondering if if grows back or chemical reaction caused permanent hair loss??

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I just wanted to add that I think you can definitely over-bond your hair, so to speak. 

 

The first time I did it, last year, was with the Punky Color Intrabond mask.  The first time I used it, it made my hair feel wonderful. So I used it again the next wash and noticed that some blonde highlighted pieces broke off.

 

Just this month, I forgot that my hairdresser used Olexplex 1 on me after my highlighting treatment.  I used my Schwartzkopf Blondme bonding mask after my next wash without thinking, and again, for the second time, little blonde pieces broke off.

 

It's two weeks later and I just used Olaplex 0 with Olaplex 3 and everything went fine.

 

I think bonding products definitely need to be used in moderation. I love them, so it's hard not to use them too often. For me, every third wash  seems to be better.

 

I've always lost a lot of hair when I wash - it's curly, so I only wash twice a week, and I don't comb or brush it in between washes.  I've noticed that I lose less hair when I use the Kérastase Genesis Anti Hair-Fall Fortifying Conditioner I actually purchased the liter size.  It's expensive, but Olaplex is expensive, too. The Kerastase also seems to soothe some psoriasis on my scalp for a day or two.

 

I hope this helps!

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Okay we’re going on week 3 and I’m still losing excessive amounts of hair.

 

Just curious, when did the excessive shedding stop for any of you and what have you tried to make it stop??? I’m now taking biotin supplements and using shampoo for super super dry, damaged hair. 

This chat is like my support group… I feel like people need to be warned about the truths of Olaplex considering it’s so popular. 

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I thank God I found this group.  My hair looks like a 4 year old got a hold of a machete and attacked my hair.  It's DEFINITELY the Olaplex.  Ruined the texture of my fine hair and left it like a cross between a Twizzler and straw.  Really weird.  Months later the breaking is finally stopping but I'm gonna look like a mad woman for awhile so I just throw it up in a bun.  Had to cut off 6 inches. That's FUN.  If anyone wants to group together for a Class Action Lawsuit, I think we've got enough amunition.

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Have you contacted the FDA? 

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Not yet.  I am going to tomorrow.  I think I have hair PTSD.  Every time I think, "Oh, it's stopped breaking off.  Maybe I'll deal with it until it grows out" I then look at a photo of me and it looks like I've lost over 75% of my hair.  This must be stopped.

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I hadn’t thought to do this but I just submitted an online complaint today. I think the more of us that contact the FDA the better! From

reading through the comments, it’s clear Olaplex and Sephora aren’t taking action. 

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I'm going through the exact same thing. I am wearing a topper because of bald spots and am going to buy a wig. My hair was to my waist and I had to cut it near my shoulders. 

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OMG.  How are you holding up?  I am so sorry.  The worst part is the feel of the hair too.  It feels... FOREIGN.  Like the texture is now just off.

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I am not doing that well. I have some good moments but I'm at the point now where  I am praying to be left with  enough hair to wear a wig. I had no idea that if someone is bald, they have to glue the wig to their head. I've been watching so many videos and info in IG. So much info about wigs. I had zero clue. I've never even looked into clip extensions.  My hair has always grown long. My mental health is hanging on by a thread. I used apple cider vinegar scrub on my scalp and then washed it and now I have my head drenched in organic jojoba oil.  What happened??? What reaction did that junk cause?? 

 

 

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Just curious are you purchasing Olaplex on the Olaplex site or Sephora?  There are a lot  of knock off products out there, especially on Amazon, Ebay.  

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I bought all mine from Sephora.  

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Straight from Olaplex and Sephora.  What a  mess of a product.  I thought it was me.  Nope.  It's that damned product that should be yanked off the shelves IMMEDIATELY.

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I got mine straight from Olaplex. So it must be some kind of chemical they use 😕 

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I wish I hadn't used the original. A diluted conditioner might not have caused that much damage. 

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Oh my gosh, the same thing has happened to me! I had a full ponytail a year ago and now there is barely enough hair to tie up. I went through all my hair products and didn't even think it could be the olaplex. It has so many bad ingredients in it! 

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Oh my god that is horrible, I’m so sorry. May I ask how long did it take to get to that damaged point? I’m so so afraid I’m going to get to this level since the hair loss won’t stop for me too. 

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