I feel like I am constantly reading or hearing about Olaplex so my curiosity was peaked and I decided to do some research to see if this was something my hair would benefit from. My hair is generally OK, it is very thick and curly and dry. I have bleached my ends but I don’t do this very often probably twice a year.
So Olaplex is “Bond Multiplier that dramatically eliminates breakage from chemical services and leaves hair feeling amazing”. There are 3 parts to the treatment, parts 1&2 are in-salon and part 3 is for home use.
I found a salon in Winchester offering the service so I decided to give it a try. The treatment cost £25 and took an hour. It involved wetting my hair and putting on the Olaplex 1 (a liquid) and leaving that for about 20-30 mins followed by Olaplex 2 (also a liquid) for a further 10-15 minutes. Then your hair is shampooed and conditioned and that’s it! I then purchased a bottle of Olaplex 3 (£30) to take home. You are meant to use this once a week, again wet your hair, towel dry, add the treatment (a little goes a long way) and leave on for at least 20 minutes or even overnight. Wash and style as normal.
The at home treatments are really easy and although the bottle is only 30ml it looks like it should last at least another 5-6 washes (so 8-9 washes in total and given the length and thickness of my hair that’s pretty good!). I definitely find my hair is much less tangled after using it and when left to dry naturally much less frizzy.
The salon did recommend at least three treatments in the salon (once a month) to really notice a big difference.
So after one in salon treatment and three at home washes, my hair definitely feels softer and looks better. I cant say that the results are dramatic but it has been enough for me to book the next 2 in salon treatments. I know that Olaplex works really well if you are colouring or bleaching your hair but I just wanted something to repair the existing damage and make my hair feel and look better. Given that the in salon treatments are actually quite reasonably priced I am happy to go for the next 2 and the take stock again! So far its been worth trying!