I have 99 problems and my hair is one.
Have you ever seen those meme’s where it expresses how coconut oil can fix every area of your life including boy problems? Well, that’s the way I feel about Olaplex No.3. Olaplex No.3 is an aftercare treatment that is used weekly to strengthen the bonds of your hair after your colour treatment. I use this product religiously even though my hair stylist doesn’t use Olaplex during colour services. Since I love No.3 so much I was floored to find out that Olaplex recently released a shampoo and conditioner. After going through a full bottle of both I felt it was time to lay out the truth of the Olaplex products.
Let’s get familiar with Olaplex
First, I want to share with you a bit of background on what the Olaplex products claim to do. Olaplex is revolutionary in the hair industry because it was the first product to repair the broken bonds of hair that are compromised during chemical, thermal, and mechanical damage. There is a full five-step system, No.1 and No.2 are used by your stylist at any salon that uses the Olaplex system. No. 3, No.4, and No. 5 are used at home.
No.3 is a Life Line
Like I have mentioned earlier No.3 is a hair saver. My hair quite literally sucks up the moisture of this product, making a HUGE difference. I usually leave it in before or after I shampoo and condition my hair for about 30 minutes, always rinsing with cold water.
However, I do not recommend No.4 (shampoo) and No.5 (conditioner). With a $40 price tag for each bottle, in my opinion, there are better products out there. The shampoo makes my hair feel considerably drier after use. I always think that the conditioner will come to the rescue but it does little to nothing in terms of hydration. I feel like I have to go backwards and apply No.3 in order to achieve a silky feeling.
Yet a result of this shampoo and conditioner, it made my hair feel dry and flakey (ew). This also makes me want to wash my hair more often and now I’m in this awful cycle of drying the life out of my hair. As for repairing any broken bonds No. 4 and No. 5 are No.bueno!
-Lasted 4 months
-Available at most salons & Sephora’s
-Brittle feeling hair