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Olaplex and Major hair loss!!

Has anyone out there been experience sudden hair loss (or just noticed) from using any olaplex products? Specifically, Olaplex #3?  My hair was gorgeous 6-8 months ago, but after using olaplex shampoo & conditioner and olaplex #3 for a few months, my hair began falling about in groves! I stopped using it many months ago, but my hair is still falling out. I contacted the company, and of course they say their product is not linked to hair loss -- of course they sl say that. Not one other product has ever caused my hair to fall out like olaplex and no other health  conditions nor products can be attributed to my major hair loss. What in the world is in these products?? Can somebody please help or share their experience. Have Mercy! Make it stop! Olaplex, I am so mad at you! I wish somebody could get to the bottom of this! I urge you to be careful with these products. I know they've been hyped, but I know this is not just me and I hope to get to the bottom of this or at least find something to grow my hair back. It has been a nightmare!!

Re: Olaplex and Major hair loss!!

Please get ahold of me I'm gonna try to go after olaplex for the damage done this is false advertising and hurting alot of women

Re: Olaplex and Major hair loss!!

Hi, yes hair loss, breakage and shedding major thinning.  Unbelievable and very upsetting. These products were highly recommended to me so it took me awhile to figure out the cause.  Several test done all normal. Horrible products 

Re: Olaplex and Major hair loss!!

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Omg this product has totally thinned my hair!  I’m  just devastated by this! I have always had thick beautiful long hair and now after two months of using this product my hair is thin and baby fine! I am sending back, and desperately hoping that my hair will stop falling out! How can they do this to us?!?

Re: Olaplex and Major hair loss!!

Stop using ALL conditioners and ALL other products besides shampoo and your hair will eventually grow back. At 52 my hair was thinning so much over the last decade but about 6 years ago it was just falling out in clumps. I had super thick hair all my life so losing more than half of it was devastating. But quite by accident I discovered how much better my hair was after using some harsher shampoos (due to a potential lice issue). When I saw how healthy and shiny it looked after stripping years of too much conditioner, I was amazed. Sine then I only use shampoo and then blowing it dry, never air dry and I never need any oils or styling creams and it looks amazing. My hair now looks as thick and shiny as it did in my 20's and I haven't used any conditioner on my hair in over 6 years. You will think your hair won't be able to be brushed or dried right but just start at the bottom and then blow it dry completely and you'll see the difference right away. Good luck and I hope you listen to my advice because I am convinced all theses conditioners and products have some chemical that is ruining women's hair from all age groups. 

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Yesss! I used it only twice and my hair will not stop falling out. It’s super thick, or I should say WAS, and now I can’t brush, touch, wash or anything without clumps dropping. I want to cry!

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Me too! I have lost a lot of hair using the shampoo and conditioner. Will never use their products again. My hair is so thin!! Had to order Nutrafol to try and help me get my hair growth back. 

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This has been happening to me too! My husband has been disturbed by it and told me out of concern we need to figure out what's causing this? We have been watching it close for 6 months and my hair is so thin now! Even prenatal vitamins and occasional biotin supplements aren't helping. I am tossing my Olaplex tomorrow, now that I've read all of these comments.

 

I see you have a Facebook page, so I will join it. We definitely need a class action lawsuit!! Im literally balding.

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Major hair loss and bumps on the scalp with Olaplex 4&5. I recently purchased as I’d heard Olaplex was a great product. Started to use it August 2022. Have only used it 3 times (other times I used my regular shampoo).  I Immediately started having problems with hair loss and bumps on my scalp. I won’t use this product anymore. 

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Yes!! I definitely wanted to try out something new because every salon I go to they used olaplex on my hair. The shampoo made my hair super dry! And the conditioner made me lose crazy amount of hair. I have lost a lot of hair. My hair was never tangled till now. I feel like its damaged I stopped using it never again. Waste of 30 dollars for both. 

Re: Olaplex and Major hair loss!!

I am having the exact same issue

My hair was never tangled like this before and I have had lots of hair loss.

My hairdresser mentioned it last haircut and said to stop using the Olaplex.

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OMG, I've been trying to work out why I've had the equivalent of post partum hair loss without being postpartum! I've been using no.0 and no.3 for roughly 4 months, and then most recently no. 8 for two weeks. Over a two week period, I lost about 25% of my hair, from the front and sides. Am literally at a loss what to do! Obviously ice stopped using Olaplex...

Re: Olaplex and Major hair loss!!

Same, I was losing handfuls each shower when ONLY using shampoo/conditioner for 3-4 months.  I stopped & am losing strands in the singles after a deep hair masque! (I always brush before I shampoo, way less lost then too!) Olaplex is literally the only thing I changed/was using when it was happening.

Re: Olaplex and Major hair loss!!

A lot of us in the forum have moved to a Facebook group called Olaplex hair loss. We have around 300 members. Feel free to join as we all try to figure out how to remedy this.

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I have been waiting for such a Facebook group. But i cant find it in FB? 

Re: Olaplex and Major hair loss!!

The name has been changed to “Olaplex and hair loss?” - try that.

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I used Olaplex purple shampoo and experienced clumps of my hair just falling out

Re: Olaplex and Major hair loss!!

this happened to me too from one use of the purple shampoo. did you continue to lose hair after you stopped using it?

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Not really have any experience of such things ...

Re: Olaplex and Major hair loss!!

I also have experienced hair loss from Olaplex 3!  Several months ago, I had my hair colored as normal and used Olaplex on it the following week to deep condition it.  When I rinsed the Olaplex, I remember thinking my hair felt strange like it was thick in certain areas and rough.  After, it looked soft and beautiful...however, a few weeks later, I found a perfectly round quarter-sized bald spot near the left crown of my head.  ARGH!  I thought it was alopecia areata but wondered if the color treatment and Olaplex combination had something to do with it.  It's been several months and the patch is finally growing back.  Alas, last week I noticed yet another small bald patch near the front of my hairline. As others have stated, the protein in Olaplex may not work with everyone's hair due to multiple external factors (color treatment, other protein hair products, vitamins we take, chemicals we are exposed to, diet, hormones, etc.)  I have spent the last 5 years growing my hair back after being bald from chemotherapy.  Now I have bald patches again.  Yay  😕 

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