#GalSquad: The Red Door Spa’s Olaplex Treatment

As I announced last month, I am thrilled to be a Red Door Spa #GalSquad Ambassador.  In another ‘great timing’ moment with the spa, my mission for July was to experience their Olaplex Treatment.

It’s no secret that I like to dye my hair – over the years I’ve been red, highlighted, blond-ish, dark brown, light brown, and streaks of purple, green and blue. Lately, I’ve been sticking to just highlights, but made a (BAD BAD BAD) decision to grab a $6 box of hair color while my colorist was on leave and dye my own hair medium red. Unfortunately, the color didn’t turn out anything NEAR what I wanted… instead; it went SUPER dark brown with black ends that I had to trim off.

I’m giving my hair some time to rest before I go to the salon to have it dyed to look something like this, so it was perfect timing to try the hair treatment!

The Olaplex Treatment is described as “insurance for your hair.” The formula is designed to reconnect broken disulfide sulfur bonds in the hair, which are broken during thermal, mechanical and chemical services. The treatment is supposed to dramatically reduce breakage and also make your color last longer. You can do the treatment alone — like I did — or they can incorporate it into your full-color dye treatment.

I stopped by the salon last week and Emily did the honors of washing my hair, combing the first part of the Olaplex treatment through my hair and then adding in the second part of the treatment.

Red Door Olaplex treatment - Pocketful of Joules

I relaxed for a while and then she washed and conditioned my hair, followed by a blow out. I hadn’t had my bangs down in weeks, so Emily styled my hair super straight with my bangs blown straight. I wasn’t really sure how much of a difference I’d see, but my hair was super shiny and soft!

Red Door Olaplex treatment - after - Pocketful of Joules

The best part is that Emily said by doing the Olaplex treatment now, when I have my hair dyed red it will keep the color longer (instead of fading quickly, as reds tend to do). So now I’m even more excited to change my hair color!

Do you dye your hair regularly? What is the biggest hair MISTAKE you’ve made?


Disclosure: I am a Red Door #GalSquad Ambassador, which means that once a month I am able to experience a new product or service free of charge. I’m not required to blog about my experiences; only post a few pictures on my social media accounts (which will be shared on the Red Door Spa accounts).

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6 thoughts on “#GalSquad: The Red Door Spa’s Olaplex Treatment”

  1. Nice, I may ask my colorist to do the treatment next time I color. I noticed last time I went that they had added this service.

    I color and highlight. Add to that the fact that I have naturally curly hair (which tends to be a bit drier than straight hair) and I’m a big fan of deep conditioning.

    Biggest hair mistake was in high school. I had professionally had my naturally medium brown hair highlighted blonde and after a few months rather than paying the money to get it dyed back to my natural color. Decided to box dye it. Well I have red undertones in my hair naturally. Add that to existing highlights and box dye and my hair turned green. I was brown. But it was a brownish green that wasn’t blatantly obvious till you saw it in natural light. Then OMG was is GREEN.

  2. I’ve never dyed my hair, but I’ve “helped” my sister dye hers many times. And by “helped,” I mean that one time I tried to give her blonde highlights through one of those shower caps with holes in it and she ended up with all-orange hair (she’s naturally a brunette). Oopsie! Luckily she’s over it now.

    1. Those shower caps are the WORST! I remember doing my own highlights with one of them when I was younger and I ended up with yellow polka dots on the top of my head!

  3. The whole decade of the Eighties. The perms! The hair spray! The Sun In that magically lightened your hair to the color of brass. Ugh. It was bad.

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