All About The Power Of Olaplex Products To Transform Your Hair
Sep 08, 2022
It’s the revolutionary range beloved by celebs from Drew Barrymore to Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, Miley Cyrus and more that repairs the bonds in the hair care shaft from within, going much further than traditional expert products which, up to this breakthrough formulation, had only been able to fix ‘tears’ and fissures on the surface of the hair strand.
But how is this possible? Olaplex contains a new chemical particle, bis-aminopropyl diglycol dimaleate (talk about a mouthful!), and it is this patented, magic molecule that repairs severed disulfide bonds in your hair strands. What this effectively means is that Olaplex not only, as sworn by salon experts, offers your hair the greatest protection against damage during heat styling and chemical treatments such as colour or straightening treatments, but the power of Olaplex is that it’s actually able to reverse hair damage. Best of all? Although it’s great to choose the correct products for your hair, Olaplex is for all hair types – straight, curly, coily, wavy and anything in between.
Luckily, what started off as a two-product in-salon line has now evolved into a nine-product help-line-at-home. Here’s which product to use when.
Olaplex No. 0 Intensive Bond Building Hair Treatment
Say hello to the ‘primer’ for your hair! It is one of the newer products in the range, having been added after No 1 and No 2 which is only for salon use. Of all the at-home Olaplex products, get this one if you don’t get anything else – it contains the highest ratio of the active ingredient of all the Olaplex steps for at-home use. It strengthens your hair for whatever is to come and starts the deep repair process simultaneously.
Olaplex No. 1 Bond Multiplier (Salon Only)
The original first of two Olaplex offerings for professional in-salon use only. If your professional stylist isn’t mixing this in (in the correct ratios) with your bleach or colour treatment, ask them why not. Olaplex No. 1 Bond Multiplier is your first and fiercest layer of protection.
Olaplex No. 2 Bond Perfector
The Olaplex No. 2 Bond Perfector is an at-home bond builder that you can use weekly in between salon visits. It works to regenerate dry damaged strands that have been broken and due to chemical, thermal and mechanical effects.
Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector
After your 10 minutes of application of No 0 is done, apply Olaplex No. 3 directly on top of No 0, comb through, then let it absorb into the hair for another 10 minutes to enhance the deep repair-and-nourish treatment. The No 0-3 dual treatment, which is highly recommended so you derive optimum results from No 0, takes 20 minutes in total.
No 3 ensures that not only are your results visible more quickly, but also lasts longer.
Follow with a rinse, shampoo and then condition, preferably with Olaplex.
Olaplex No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo
Time to hydrate and repair with all the Olaplex No. 4 magic of their breakthrough lab-perfected chemistry.
Olaplex No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner
It seems foolish to invest in your hair without going all the way for visible, long-lasting, maximum benefit. Leave on Olaplex No. 5 for three minutes before rinsing your hair with luke-warm water.
Olaplex No. 6 Bond Smoother
Follow-up with Olaplex No. 6, a leave-in cream formula that will keep your frizz firmly under control and your waves looking defined and terrific for as long as 72 hours.
Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Oil
Your secret lightweight, plant-derived protection against heat styling, untamed frizz and dull-looking hair. Olaplex No. 7 protects all the way down to your tips, and is often used together with Olaplex No. 3.
Olaplex No. 8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask
The mask – if you only use one mask, use Olaplex No. 8! A weekly ‘booster’ treatment.
So the big question is, does Olaplex live up to the hype? According to the millions of reviews around the world, it’s a resounding YES. But don’t just take other peoples’ word for it… give it a try yourself and shop our range of Olaplex hair products online with fast delivery throughout South Africa.