Celebs like Kim Kardashian are raving over the Olaplex No. 3 product.
It rejuvenates your damaged hair and brings it back to life. While its crazy difficult to find this product at due to its popularity, we were able to find some and we tested it out.
Olaplex is also a very straight forward product to use. All you do is get your hair damp, tow dry your hair, leave in for a minimum of 10 minutes, rinse, shampoo and condition. (NOTE: The longer you can leave Olaplex in your hair before shampooing and conditioning, the better.)
After following the procedure and obeying the 10 minute rule, we washed and rinsed the hair and it felt brand new. We repeated the process and it was lighter, shinier and softer after using Olaplex a few times and then the results were consistent. GREAT. Right? Yes. This is a good product. However if you can’t find it or if it’s out of your price range, then don’t worry. It is similar to most other hair treatment products out there.
Overall we found 3 treatments with Olaplex was about the same as one treatment of Davines Quick Fix Circle. Overall, Olaplex No 3 doesn’t stand alone as a single product. However as a product category, hair treatments overall deserve some attention.
Are you a chronic hair dyer? Or do you just straighten your hair A LOT? According to the Olaplex website, “Olaplex links broken bonds in the hair before, during and after chemical services.” So, what does this mean? It fills in gaps in the medulla (outer hair layer) with a compound to prevent it from drying out and cracking. It moisturizes it with a compound that is particularly good at not feeling greasy and not being too fragrant. And these characteristics are common for many good hair treatments.
Did you know that hair actually can’t be repaired? We often refer to repairing hair as if it’s actually reconstructing it, but that is not the case.
We can treat it, prevent damage, and moisturize dry hair with oils and other products to make it appear lustrous and shiny. So, as far as a hair moisturizer goes, Olaplex is pretty good, but there are comparable alternatives which do the same thing. If you’ve never used anything before, than this will certainly appear to be a very effective product. However, if you are already using something than you might not notice much difference.
If your hair is really damaged from heat or colouring, a hair treatment is going to be the best thing to put in your hair. Most treatments will transform your frizzy hair into smooth, beautiful locks that everyone will envy. Make sure to talk to your stylist about the best product for your unique case!