Category : Hair
You must have noticed by now that your has changed, right? The texture may have been altered due to pregnancy, hormone changes or even repeat bleaching, colouring, perming or flat ironing could have caused your hair to become dry and brittle over time. If this is the case, it’s more important now than ever before to invest in a repair treatment to keep your locks looking lovely and above all, healthy.
We are so excited at Rock Paper Scissors to let you know that we use the number one repair treatment in the world: Olaplex.
How does it work?
Olaplex reconnects broken disulfide sulfur bonds in the hair aka it makes hair stronger. The treatment is labelled a “bond multiplier”, which limits damage to hair during or after colouring. This is why we use it in conjunction with our products.
You might remember from biology class that hair contains lots of keratin proteins, which has the amino acid cysteine. Cysteine is special because it contains a sulfur (S) atom. Normally, two sulfurs will join together to form a disulfide bond creating a link between two proteins. These bonds are responsible for keeping the hair’s shape and its strength. Perming or colouring deliberately beaks the bonds and then reforms them.
Bear in mind that repeated heat, sunlight, hair styling and chemical treatments like hair colouring will also break disulfide bonds and lead to weakened, damaged hair. What the lapplex product does, is that it chemically bonds with the sulfurs, making an artificial, extended disulfide bridge – which actually does strengthen the hair.
Take a look at these before and after photos!
Book a treatment with us! Rock Paper Scissors has the Olaplex treatment on offer as a fabulous value add for just R300. To view our full hair salon price list click here.
The Homemade Hair Mask
For a short term DIY solution to help nourish your hair, you can also raid your kitchen and apply these at home as hair masks.
1 ingredient: coconut oil. Use a ¼ cup of heated oil on dry or wet hair. Leave in for an hour or even overnight and then wash out as normal. Caution: protect your clothes from oil stain by wrapping your head with clingwrap or wearing a showercap. Better still, apply and leave in while having a long hot bath.
2 ingredients: ½ avo and 2 egg yolks. Combine, apply to wet or dry hair, leave in for 20 minutes and wash and rinse as normal.
3 ingredients: 1 tsp olive oil +1 Tbsp honey + ¼ cup yogurt. Mix the ingredients well. Apply to damp hair, and allow to sit for 15-20 minutes. Rinse and wash your hair, and allow to dry as normal.
Rock Paper Scissors is located in the Graanendal Shopping Centre in Durbanville, Cape Town North. We also have an exquisite salon on premises for all your beauty needs, click here for the treatment menu. Contact us for an appointment.