The Ultimate Guide To Olaplex
15 April 2021
You’ve heard about it in the salon and seen it on social media…and probably wondered what all the fuss surrounding Olaplex is all about.
So without further ado, here is everything you need to know about the Olaplex hair care treatments available right here, right now at allbeauty.
WHAT IS THE HYPE ABOUT?
Non-toxic, vegan and cruelty free, the allure of Olaplex products lie in their proven results and critical acclaim. Used by salon professionals all over the world, Olaplex has been featured in the prestigious pages of Glamour, USA Today, Refinery29, Teen Vogue, Byrdie, InStyle – and many more besides.
The Olaplex range features a whole suite of treatments which have appealed to celebrities, hair professionals and beauty gurus of all ages. And when we say beauty gurus, we mean readers like you. With over 700 reviews for No.3 alone, it’s fair to say that this range is a clear allbeauty favourite.
WHY SHOULD I USE OLAPLEX
You’ll notice that the range has a key focus on one word in particular – Bond. From bond building to bond maintenance and smoothing… Olaplex are pretty bond obsessed. Ok, we get it, they’re very sleek and sophisticated products, but there are no classified secrets behind the science here. To explain the importance of the bond obsession, it’s time for a quick introduction to hair biology.
Hair is fibre. Composed of the keratin protein, your hair consists of millions of disulfide bonds, which hold the protein structures of your hair shaft together. These bonds can be damaged by high levels of heat, chemical treatments, excessive brushing and environmental exposure. Basically… anything from hair straightener addiction to extreme colour treatment can interfere with the long term health of your hair, as these stressors can damage your hair bonds.
Step in Olaplex. Each product contains the patented ingredient bis-aminopropyl diglycol dimaleate. It sounds super fancy but long story short, this ingredient works on a molecular level to help repair the disulfide bonds in your hair.
Olaplex works on all hair types and textures. If you get your hair coloured professionally, your stylist may have even recommended using Olaplex between salon visits to help nurture your hair after your treatment.
TLDR? OLAPLEX HELPS TO REPAIR YOUR HAIR BONDS. NOW ON TO THAT ALL STAR LINEUP.
Launched in 2020, No.0 packs a powerful punch – and the highest dose of Olaplex’s patented active ingredient. Introduced during the COVID pandemic to mimic some of the properties of the Olaplex Stand Alone treatment (which is available for professional use only) and cut down salon time, No.0 acts as a restorative treatment and primes your hair.
Designed to be used at home in conjunction with the No.3 Hair Perfector, think of this as the primer to use before you move onto the main event…
No.3 is a global bestseller and a good place to start on your journey to restoring the healthy appearance of your hair.
For best results, make sure to use this with No.4 and No.5 Shampoo and Conditioner.
Formulated for daily use, this silky smooth shampoo helps to protect your hair from pesky everyday stresses, such as frizz and split ends. This product is especially useful for those seeking to control oily hair.
Apply to the roots and rinse well, following up with…
Apply your conditioner generously from scalp to tip, ensuring to leave on for three minutes.
The result? Shiny, happy, healthier hair.
But why stop at conditioner? Designed to strengthen, smooth and speed up blow dry times, a small amount of No.6 can be applied to the ends or mid-lengths of your hair to assist with your styling and increased hair shine.
Fans of heat styling, we’re looking at you! A few drops of this Bonding Oil can be used before using hot tools to help provide heat protection of up to 450°F/232°C. It can also just be used daily to give a shot of colour shine and vibrancy to your hair. Apply to wet or dry hair.
Coming soon to allbeauty…
New for 2021, hydrate, smooth, moisturise and volumise with the new post-shampoo treatment from Olaplex. Your DIY hair routine just got more luxurious – taking only 10 minutes to give your hair a visible boost thanks to a formula containing hyaluronic acid, ceramides, avocado, rosehip and rice bran oils.
Feeling inspired? Shop the range here now