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Unpacking The Misconceptions Around Olaplex And The Recent Lawsuit

Olaplex, the revolutionary hair product that has taken over salons everywhere, is once again in the spotlight due to a recent lawsuit and all of the misconceptions surrounding it. In this article, we'll review what happened and unpack why these misconceptions exist in the first place. So if you're curious about what's going on with Olaplex, read on!

What is Olaplex?

Olaplex is a hair treatment that repairs damage and prevents future breakage. The active ingredient in Olaplex is bis-aminopropyl diglycol dimaleate, which works by repairing the bonds in the hair shaft that are broken during the chemical process of bleaching, coloring, or straightening. 

Olaplex has been used by professional hairstylists for years, but has only recently become available to consumers. Some people have misconceptions about Olaplex because of a recent lawsuit filed against the company. 

The lawsuit was filed by a woman who claimed that she suffered burns and hair loss after using Olaplex. However, the product labeling clearly states that Olaplex is not for use on broken skin, and the woman admitted that she had used it on broken skin. 

There have also been reports of people experiencing allergic reactions to Olaplex. However, these reactions are typically mild and resolve quickly with discontinuation of use. Overall, Olaplex is safe for most people when used as directed.

Misconceptions About Olaplex

Olaplex is a popular hair treatment that is said to help with damaged and broken hair. The treatment is available in salons and can be done at home. Olaplex has been around for a few years and has gained a lot of popularity, but there are still some misconceptions about the treatment.

Finally, there is the misconception that Olaplex is expensive. While the treatment can be pricier than some other hair treatments, it is worth the investment if you are looking for long-term results.

The Recent Lawsuit Against Olaplex

As you may have heard, there was recently a lawsuit filed against Olaplex. The suit was brought by a woman who alleged that she had suffered hair loss and scalp irritation after using Olaplex products.

First and foremost, it’s important to note that this is just one person’s story. It has not been proven in court, and Olaplex has denied all claims made against them.

Secondly, it’s important to understand that hair loss can be caused by many different things- including stress, hormonal changes, nutritional deficiencies, and underlying health conditions. In other words, it’s possible that the woman who filed the lawsuit against Olaplex was experiencing hair loss for reasons unrelated to the product.

Finally, it’s worth noting that Olaplex has a strong track record when it comes to safety and efficacy. The company has been in business for over 10 years, and their products are used by countless salons and stylists around the world. If there were any major safety concerns with Olaplex products, we would have likely heard about them by now.

So what does all of this mean? At the end of the day, I believe that Olaplex is a safe and effective haircare brand.

What Companies are Involved in the Lawsuit?

As you may have seen on the news or read about online, there is currently a lawsuit going on between two companies in the hair industry - Olaplex and L’Oreal. While this may be confusing to some, I am here to help clear things up and provide some background information on the situation.

Olaplex is a company that produces hair care products, specifically ones that are designed to reduce damage and restore strength and vitality to damaged hair. One of their key ingredients is bis-aminopropyl diglycol dimaleate, which helps to reconnect broken disulfide bonds in the hair shaft.

L’Oreal is one of the largest cosmetics companies in the world, with a wide range of products including hair care. They also have their own line of hair care products that use bis-aminopropyl diglycol dimaleate as an ingredient.

The lawsuit was filed by Olaplex against L’Oreal in March 2020, claiming that L’Oreal had infringed on one of their patents related to bis-aminopropyl diglycol dimaleate. Olaplex is asking for unspecified damages and an injunction against L’Oreal, which would prevent them from using the ingredient in their products.

As of now, the case is still pending and no decisions have been made yet. We will continue to update this article as more information becomes available.

The Legal Complications Behind the Lawsuit

As you may have heard, Olaplex is currently being sued by L'Oreal. The legal complications behind the lawsuit are quite complex, and we're here to help you understand them.

First and foremost, it's important to understand that patents are a way for companies to protect their intellectual property. When a company files for a patent, they're essentially saying "this idea is ours, and no one else can use it without our permission." Patents are meant to encourage innovation by giving companies the assurance that they can profit from their ideas.

Olaplex has filed for several patents related to their hair treatment technology. One of these patents is at the center of the current lawsuit with L'Oreal. The patent in question is US Patent 9,426,863 B2, which covers a "composition and method for improving hair appearance."

L'Oreal is accusing Olaplex of infringing on one of their patents, US Patent 8,769,438 B2. This patent covers a "hair care composition containing at least one polymeric material." L'Oreal alleges that Olaplex's hair treatment infringes on this patent because it contains a polymer that is similar to one found in L'Oreal's own products.

The legal case will likely turn on whether or not the two products are actually similar enough to infringe on L'Oreal's patent. This will be decided by looking at the language of

How Can Consumers Protect Themselves?

When it comes to Olaplex, there are a lot of misconceptions floating around. With so much false information out there, it can be hard to know what to believe. Here, I will clear up some of the most common myths and help you understand how you can protect yourself as a consumer.

Myth #1: Olaplex is a new product

Olaplex has been on the market for years and has a proven track record. It's been used by top salons and stylists all over the world, and has a loyal following among consumers.

Myth #2: Olaplex is only available through professional salons

While Olaplex is most commonly found in salons, it is also available for purchase online and in some retail stores. You can find it in both professional-grade and at-home formulations.

Myth #3: The recent lawsuit means that Olaplex is no longer safe to use

The lawsuit filed against Olaplex earlier this year was withdrawn by the plaintiff soon after it was filed. The case was never about the safety of Olaplex products, but rather about whether or not the company had made false claims about its ability to repair damaged hair. Olaplex products are still safe to use, and have been deemed so by multiple independent testing agencies.

If you're concerned about using Olaplex products, I recommend talking to your stylist or doctor first. 


The recent lawsuit between Olaplex and L'Oreal has shone a light on the complexities of hair science and the importance of protecting intellectual property. Although it can be difficult to keep track of all the complex details, it is important to remember that at its core this issue comes down to protecting innovation and creativity in our industry. This case serves as an important reminder for consumers not to be too quick to jump into conclusions about product claims without doing their research first. I hope that this article has provided some clarity around these misconceptions, so you can make more informed decisions when purchasing hair care products.

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