Ladies! Let’s talk about hair. I have been getting so many questions regarding hair care, so today is the day girl, I am about to spill some tea! If you ever highlighted or permed your hair aka exposed your strands to some major damage, then you need Olaplex! Before I will start bragging about this amazing treatment, let me clarify…NO! This post is not sponsored. I am simply sharing with you my secret to healthy hair.
The best hair professionals in the world swear by Olaplex, because the treatment can work pure magic! So first let me explain to you what Olaplex is. Olaplex is a three step process that aims to repair and prevent hair damage. It works on a molecular level by restoring the hair’s broken bonds, which can result from strong chemical treatments.
I heard about Olaplex from my hairdresser about three years ago. I am naturally blonde, but I feel like my natural tone is quite dull, so of course I get highlights. We are talking years and years of bleaching hair. My hairdresser told me about this amazing hair mask that will work it’s magic. Of course for a little bit extra I agree to try it out. Did I see any difference? NO. I had the mask on my hair for 10 minutes and that was it. Yes my hair was a little bit softer than usual but to be honest I did not see the “wow” effect. Yet every six – seven weeks I used to get Olaplex mask during my hair treatment,
After I moved to California, I noticed that my hair went into a really bad condition. I thought it’s the stress, the change of climate and water, maybe hormones. As every woman I started panicking. I would wash my hair and it didn;t matter how much conditioner and serum I would use. My hair was really dry, frazzled and Lord Jesus tangles were extra! I did my research and spent a fortune on different products that did not work at all. It was such a waste of money. Finally I contacted my hairdresser and told her about my hair issue. Her answer was simple: OLAPLEX!
Well in England it is so hard to buy Olaplex if you are not a professional. Here in the USA it is a different story. I went to Sephora and I have been nicely surprised that I can get more than just a hair mask. Sephora actually sells shampoo, conditioner, hair mask, bonding mask and serum. Get in! Of course I bought the whole treatment. Yes, it was a bit pricey but at this point, I didn’t care. I just didn’t want to lose my hair.
After regular use, the difference I could see… I was absolutely amazed! From dry, braking, tangled hair my hair went to soft, shiny, bouncy and tangle free hair. I noticed less and less fallout on my hair brush. I was amazed how easily it was to brush my hair after a wash. I could not hide the proud smile when I went to the hairdresser to get my roots done and for once in my life I did not hear “your hair is so damaged” talk, but instead I heard “your hair looks healthy”
I have been using Olaplex regularly for almost six months and let me tell you… I do not plan on even trying something else, because I personally don’t think there is anything that good out there. So… girls, take notes! This treatment will change your life, especially if you are blonde! Here you have my whole hair care routine.
I start my routine with wetting my hair but I don’t wash it with any shampoo. Olaplex No 3 is a concentrated treatment that strengthens the hair from within, reducing breakage and improving its look and feel. I apply Olaplex No 3 on towel dry hair. The bottle says you have to keep it on for at least 10 minutes, but keep in mind the longer you keep it on the more effective it is. I normally apply it and I go enjoy a cup of coffee and an episode of Friends. I keep it on at least 30 minutes. Don’t let the small bottle fool you. A small amount of the product can cover a lot of hair. I use it every time I wash my hair.
I rinse Olaplex No 3 and then I wash my hair with Olaplex No 4 which is the shampoo.Molecules in the No 4 clever formula work to repair and regenerate strands which have been damaged by things like chemicals and intense heat, while providing an intense moisture surge in the process. Key fact, don’t make the same mistake as me. Because I have long hair I applied a lot of shampoo and then it took forever to wash. Just apply the small amount at first as the shampoo is very lather, which is great because the bottle will last you a long time.
Then after the shampoo I go in with the conditioner, which is Olaplex No 5. Conditioner is for all hair types and leaves hair easy to manage, shiny, and healthier with each use. A highly moisturising, reparative conditioner that protects and repairs damaged hair, split ends, and frizz by re-linking broken bonds. The conditioner is quite thick so you might want to keep the bottle upside down for easier squeeze.
After I towel dry my hair and before I brush it, I apply quite generous amount of Olaplex No 6 which is the bonding mask. Bond Smoother Reparative Styling Creme. It is a leave-in reparative styling cream that eliminates frizz, hydrates, and protects all hair types. No 6 strengthens, hydrates, moisturises, and speeds up blow dry times while smoothing and eliminating frizz for up to 72 hours. At first I was worried that it might make my hair feel greasy but no, not at all.
Right after I finish applying No 6, I apply a small amount of Olaplex No 7 and I focus on ends. I try not to apply too much on the roots. No 7 Bonding Oil Is here to give your hair lots of shine. Olaplex is calling this a “weightless reparative styling oil” to repair, strengthen, and hydrate all hair types, while providing heat protection up to 450°F. It also promises to increase shine, softness, and even color vibrancy. Then I blow dry my hair and style as desired. I love curls and waves, but even if leaving my hair straight, I apply a small amount of No 7 on dry hair especially on ends. I use it pretty much every day when I style my hair and once again it doesn’t make hair go greasy.
The whole Olaplex treatment costs me at Sephora $140 plus tax. Even tough $140 might seem a lot, like I said before… don’t let the small bottle fool you. These products will last a long time. I wash my hair every four maybe five days and these bottles last me a long time (and I have long, thick hair) On top of that I promise you $140 will be worth every single penny. I am absolutely amazed with the results that I got after regular use of Olaplex.
FYI… Yes. It is safe for hair extensions. Olaplex can’t do any damage.