So the “important” part of Fibreplex is this No.1 bond booster. This is added to the hair dye/hair bleach/hair chemical in order to keep the hair’s integrity and prevent it from breaking in the first place. It interlinks with the hair fibers to enforce strong structural bonds. This will not affect the time you’re supposed to spend in a salon because the stylist just needs to add a computed amount of this to whatever chemical will be applied to your hair in accordance with formulae furnished by Schwarzkopf. If your stylist tries to tell you that your treatment will take longer coz of Fibreplex, know that it’s not true.
To make it clearer, think of baking as an analogy. This is an add on ingredient added to the mix, but will not increase the number of steps nor will it increase the baking time.
But the key advantage with Fibreplex is that it has good maintenance products. Any person who undergoes the usage of a bond multiplier should be realistic that the bond multiplier is not the end of it. One should diligently maintain the effects at home through maintenance and after care products. No. 1 and No. 2 are very powerful products, but one must remember that procedures like bleaching in general are soooo damaging to the hair that if one doesn’t diligently do maintenance, the chemical treatment’s post-salon reactions will take its toll on the hair. Add to that the fact that everyone will get exposed to the sun and the elements and no one will really be able to keep one’s hair perfectly protected from everything it should be protected from. That’s why maintenance is so important.
Fibreplex has shampoo and this is something its competitors don’t have. The shampoo is used in order to match the effects of both No. 1 and No. 2, but is also a home maintenance product. This is going to be very helpful especially if your hair is already damaged prior to having your treatment done, and especially if you had a very invasive treatment like bleaching done. This is also going to save you if you have kinky/coarse hair prior to getting a treatment in order to save your hair from feeling as if it’s fried.
Aaaand so now that we’re done with that, lemme explain why I ended up here in the first place. So for one, I think y’all know that my mom has had a long standing relationship with the folks at Top Style, distributors of Schwarzkopf here in the Philippines. We were asking them as to what can be done to remedy my hair. So to backtrack, my hair was a level 7 and then I had it bleached in Korea last September (BTW hair color is characterized by levels, level 1 being black, and depending on the brand, blonde hair can be anywhere from level 10-15). It went from level 7 to 8 at that time when it was newly done. But as time went by, the situation became more and more awkward. The effects of bleach set in and my hair kept on lightening and lightening by itself to the point of reaching almost level 9 (this really happens because life happens and your hair will react to air/sun/water exposure).
My hair did well after a dye job in November because I had it done by a professional who used 6% peroxide. Come February this year, when my mom tried to recolor it, she used 9% peroxide (which we now know is too strong) and the bleached part of my hair just vomited the color off in less than 3 days. It also caused the bleached part to lighten up even more to about level 10. Add to that the fact that my bleach job really just is quite old already and my hair was already becoming super brassy, with my purple shampoo as the only thing stopping the brassiness.
Sooo I got to the point of having 3 inches of chocolate brown hair and like 9 inches of corn colored hair and it was so chaotic. This is what it looks like. So from the scalp downwards, I have 2 inches of super dark brown hair, 1 cm of lighter brown hair because that’s what the professional colored on in November, 5 inches of corn hair, and 4 inches of darker corn hair. Chaaaaossss
Ms. Maida proceeds to first use 6% peroxide and Igora Royal 6-0+6-12 to my chocolate brown parts.
Sooo this is me while waiting. Ms. Maida washed the dye off, used Fibreplex shampoo, and this is the point where I’m having Fibreplex No. 2 on my hair.
She went on with the whole package and went on to also use Fibreplex No. 3 maintenance treatment on my hair.
This is me after everything. Here I am with Ms. Maida. She is actually the real god because her job at Top Style is to train salon technicians and trainers. She trains the trainers. Let that sink in. I can never trust salons more than her because she teaches all the stylists at the salons. I basically just went straight to the source hahaha.
I have also always loved going to Top Style more because they help us standardize the procedures with my hair. Going to different salons means different results each time because of the differences in stylists’ opinions, brands used, and products used. I can ask for ash from different salons and come out with different results altogether because hair coloring is not that simple as people think. In an ideal world, everybody comes into the salon with virgin hair and their hair will respond to the products exactly the way that was intended. But in real life, people go to salons because their hair has already had a sharply contrasting regrowth, unintended brassiness, or their hair’s integrity altogether might just not be the ideal that the stylist is hoping for. I like that Ms. Maida and the team provide our family an analysis of our hair status and provide us with a list of the products we need to attain our hair goals. We just then buy the items and follow the instructions (but of course please keep in mind my mom is a colorist so that’s why she has access).