From hair types and concerns to necessities and nice to haves - we could talk about hair care all day long. Saying that, hair talk can get slightly confusing when a lot of jargon is thrown together at once. But if you’ve promised yourself to up your hair care game in 2023, we’ve got just the thing for you.
We’re going through our top Olaplex products that will help you get your tresses into tip top shape - along with everything you need to know about each product. Why Olpalex, we hear you ask? Well, because it’s one of our favourite hair brands to ensure nourished, strong, healthy hair, a must for perfect colour and styling results.
Possibly the most popular in the Olaplex range, the No. 3 Hair Perfector. One of those absolute hair heroes that almost everybody’s hair can benefit from. This cult classic works to repair the damaged and broken disulphide bonds in each individual hair strand, immediately improving the strength and resilience of your hair.
How To Use: Apply Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector to damp, unwashed hair and comb through. Leave on for a minimum of 10 minutes or longer if you feel your hair needs it, before shampooing and conditioning your hair as normal.
Seeking a shampoo that’s a gentle and lightweight cleanser that is suitable for all hair types? Look no further! The No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo works beautifully on brittle and fragile hair to fortify, strengthen, and smoothen the cuticle and is gentle enough to use for day-to-day use. Your hair will feel full and healthy and will be left with amazing shine.
How To Use: Thoroughly wet your hair from root to tip, emulsify a coin sized amount of Olaplex No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo between your hands and massage it into your scalp. Rinse and repeat if necessary before following with Olaplex No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner.
Another one of Olaplex’s most popular products, the No. 7 Bonding Oil is a highly concentrated, weightless reparative styling oil, formulated to help heal and protect your hair. This little bottle packs a whopper injection of hydration, strength, repair, and manageability to keep your hair safe for breakage and even provides UV and heat protection-up to 450°c.
How To Use: Turn the bottle of Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Oil upside down and gently tap your finger on the bottom of the bottle to dispense a couple of drops, apply a small amount to damp or dry hair and style as you wish. You can also refresh second day hair with just 1 or 2 drops applied with your hands, and work throughout your hair, starting with your mid-lengths and ends.
Olaplex No. 8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask is infused with patented Olaplex bond building technology, this highly concentrated 4-in-1 reparative mask adds shine and body while providing intense moisture to treat damaged hair.
How To Use: Apply to clean, damp hair mid-length to ends and work through with fingertips. Leave on for a minimum of 10 minutes before rinsing well and styling as desired. Top Tip: Keep away from root area on very fine hair types to maintain root lift, unless you want to smoothen the root area.
Olaplex No. 9 Bond Protector Nourishing Hair Serum is a multi-benefit healthy hair serum, powered by OLAPLEX® technology, working to protect hair from breakage and against heat when styling with immediate visible results your hair will be result in a soft touch and satin shine, while controlling frizz and static and detangling hair, leading to a quicker blowdry.
How To Use: Use after washing hair, apply a small amount into damp hair from ends to root and then style as normal.
Would you rather try a little bit of everything when it comes to the Olaplex range? Be sure to check out the Hair Repair Treatment Kit, complete with four Olaplex bestsellers: prime and strengthen your hair with the No.0 and then use No. 03 for a weekly intensive treatment followed by bond maintenance shampoo and conditioner.
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