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Bond builders can help repair heat damage or overworked, stressed-out strands. In addition to improving the health of your hair, bond builders are even more essential for your hair color. Colorists often use bond builders during lightening and coloring, or post-service to prevent damage and help repair hair from the inside out. If you've already worked bond-builders into your hair care rituals, read on for reasons to add them to your coloring appointment.  

What are bond builders?

Bond builders can be used during or after a service and contain bond-building technology to reinforce weak bonds to create stronger hair and prevent future damage. 

How do bond builders work?

Bond builders target the disulfide bonds that have been stressed or broken and work to rebuild them over time, which is essential following a color or lightening process when hair is most vulnerable.

Bond Builder & Lightener In One 

Colorists use lighteners for various services, from highlights to babylights and balayage. During the lightening process, the cuticle is opened, and an oxidizing agent dissolves the hair's natural melanin, resulting in a lighter finish. Due to this, the hair is in a weakened state, which is why bond builders are essential anytime you lighten. 

Wella Professionals BlondorPlex is a bond builder and lightener in one that creates up to 7-levels of lift and features BlondorPlex Technology to build bonds within the hair strand to strengthen the hair and rebalance pH. 

*Wella Professionals BlondorPlex should always be followed with Wella Professionals WellaPlex No. 2 to stabilize bonds and complete the BlondorPlex service.


During or Post-Color Service

Wella Professionals WellaPlex can be added during and after the service to ensure proper bond-building for color treatments or other lightening agents. Consisting of WellaPlex No. 1 Bond Maker and WellaPlex No. 2 Bond Stabilizer, this duo reconstructs the inner bond structure for stronger hair during and after the process to reconstruct inner hair bonds during any lightener or color service. 

The No. 1 Bond Maker is mixed into the lightener or color to reconstruct inner hair bonds during the service. After hair has been rinsed, No. 2 Bond Stabilizer is applied and left on for 10 minutes. Then rinse, shampoo and condition. This step further strengthens the hair bonds and rebalances the pH factor. 


The Takeaway

The bottom line is that no matter the state of your hair, bond builders can be an essential treatment for any color service. Add Wella Professionals ColorMotion+ range to your routine for increased health and condition at home. Featuring WellaPlex bonding technology, Wella Professionals ColorMotion+ Shampoo, Conditioner, and Structure+ Mask can help increase the effectiveness of your treatment and prolong your hair color. 

Wella Professionals ColorMotion+ Shampoo ($25), Wella Professionals ColorMotion+ Conditioner ($25), and Wella Professionals ColorMotion+ Structure+ Mask ($25)