I’ve been hearing a ton about Olaplex lately, and it peaked my interest. As I have mentioned before, my hair is pretty unruly. If you don’t know, then my hair is insanely thick, really curly, and crazy dry. How many adjectives can I fit in, right? With a product making such high promises, and a steep cost, it almost has to be amazing? Let’s talk about it…
Olaplex No. 3
The traditional Olapex treatment is three different products, but can only be done by haircare professionals. As you might have guessed, your girl is NOT a haircare professional. The world is honestly lucky if I even brush my hair that day. After fighting with myself for a while about buying it once it was on the Sephora site, I did it. The third step is the only product from the treatment that the average person can buy, and it is $28 for 3.3 ounces, which is pretty painful. so obviously, I had really high hopes for it living up to my dreams.
The most important thing to remember about this product is that it is not a hair conditioner. They emphasize that on the labeling as well! It is a hair bonder which is going to help increase the integrity of your hair, the overall structure, and possibly even increase the growth. I’m all for my hair growing! It’s also good for every hair type (which for the price, it should be!), and has a really great scent. My mom uses Olaplex, so it smells like my mom. Is that sweet or just odd?
So…is it worth it?
I did absolutely no research on this other than word of mouth from people who I know or follow on social media. The biggest thing that threw me off was how small it was. I know I should have read the amount on the Sephora site, but honestly, I never do. As someone who is into beauty products, and especially a higher end assortment, the $28 is not the worst I’ve paid for items, but I guess I was expecting a little bit more product since it is a hair treatment. I’VE GOT A LOT OF HAIR! The next interesting aspect was that you apply this onto your hair before your wash. It’s a good thing I read the instructions, because it seems like the end of your shower routine.
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I left this on for about 20 minutes. Mainly because I’ve got things to do. It suggests only 10 minutes, but I mean…does anything just work after 10 minutes? I typically have to soak my hair in a concoction of olive oil and coconut oil for my hair to not instantly begin dreading up, it has a mind of its’ own. After using this product, my hair is still soft, and my curls have more definition than they usually do, which is great! Overall, I really like it, and I might repurchase it just to treat my hair a few times a month. Are there potential dupes from Loreal circulating the market? I have heard about them, but I have not tried any of them myself.
Be sure to follow me on my social media accounts to get updated thoughts on certain products. This will definitely be one that I am interested in seeing what happens. *Quick update*: My hair has never felt more soft, and it even looks softer than usual!
Have you tried any of the Olaplex treatment?
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