Olaplex is a big name in the haircare world at the moment. I heard of it a few months ago when my colleague (who has a friend in the hair business) started raving about it and saying how much of a game-changer it was. And when Caroline Hirons mentioned the difference it had made to her hair in a vlog I knew I had to try the at-home treatment.
The treatment is especially beneficial for chemically coloured hair and can restore the health of damaged hair types - it repairs broken hair bonds which are damaged during thermal, mechanical and chemical services. So it's not just a treatment for coloured hair- if you use any kind of heat on your hair it can be used.
There are three steps to Olaplex. Steps 1 and 2 are used in the salon as a treatment and then step 3 is a hair protector which you use at home once a week to boost the strength of the hair. I haven't actually had the treatment in a salon so have only used the at home treatment.
To use this treatment, you apply a generous amount to towel-dried hair, comb through and leave on for a minimum of 10 minutes (I usually leave it for half an hour) and then rinse, shampoo and condition. You can use it more than once a week if you wish. So what are my thoughts? Well, I can't review the whole treatment but the at home one seems to be working a treat. The best part is rinsing it out of your hair because your hair feels like it's made out of silk and it's pretty incredible!
I wouldn't say the look of my hair has drastically changed but it feels stronger and I feel like it's doing my hair good. I imagine it's even more effective if you use it conjuction with the in-salon treatments.
You can buy Olaplex No 3 from Amazon here. Have you tried this treatment?