Tuesday 7 September 2021

Olaplex Number Three: The Best Product For Dry & Damaged Hair?

In 2014 Olaplex was formed and in the past 7 years, it has become a cult brand amongst both hairdressers and consumers. Until about 2019, I assumed it was only a product hairdressers could use however when I kept hearing more and more praise towards the brand, I decided I needed to give it a go. Just under two years later and I have one of their products very firmly in my haircare routine, with no sign of it being replaced by another brand. 

Olaplex was created by a group of chemists and it aims to link broken bonds back together to repair and prevent further damage to the hair. The products are free from silicone and sulfates and the brand doesn't test on animals. Each product is given a number and they range from a Intensive Bond Treatment to a Shampoo & Conditioner and an Intense Moisture Mask. Their No.3 Hair Perfector is by far their best selling product. It's a thick, rich cream that helps to reform damaged hair bonds so if you've noticed your hair becoming dry due to bleach or excess heat, this could be the perfect product for you. I use it every couple of weeks (although you can use once a week if you wish). I wet my hair from root to tip and leave it on for as long as possible, sometimes a few hours. Olaplex say to leave it on for "at least 10 minutes" however I want to get the most out of this product so quite often I'll apply in the morning, put my hair up in a bun and leave on for the whole day before showering and applying shampoo and conditioner in the evening. 

So, is Olaplex worth the money? In my opinion, the No.3 Hair Perfector is definitely worth the money. At first look, it seems steep at £26 for 100ml but you really don't need a lot of product to cover the hair. Can you find cheaper hair masks that will also leave your hair feeling lovely? Yes. However Olaplex have patented the formula which means you won't find a product exactly like it or even similar on the market. I think it's worth spending the extra money to use something that is not only making your hair feel amazing but also links broken bonds back together to improve the overall quality of your hair. Once I wash, condition and blow dry my hair after using the Hair Perfector, it instantly feels healthier. It feels so much smoother, less knotty and just generally in much better condition. If I had to choose just one Olaplex product to use, it would be this one. 

Olaplex is available at John Lewis, Harrods, Cult Beauty and Space NK.


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