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Our Guide to Every OLAPLEX Product

Our Guide to Every OLAPLEX Product
Holly James
Beauty Writer2 years ago
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One of the biggest independent hair care brands in the world, and creators of the only real patented bond builders on the market, Olaplex are true revolutionaries in the art of repairing damaged hair. Their chemically formulated treatments work on a molecular level to fix broken hair bonds caused by all types of damage.

Their range of products offer a 5 step routine, designed to suit all hair types, to strengthen and nourish bonds back to life and protect from further damage. We've put together the product by product guide to a full Olaplex routine, outlining the transformative benefits of each product, how they work, and why they should be on your beauty shelf!


Olaplex No.0 Bond Builder Hair Treatment

Designed to prime the hair for the No.3 Perfector, the Olaplex 0 is the at home version of Olaplex's professional Back Bar No.2. The lightweight formula absorbs into the hair, no matter how thick or damaged, to prep tresses for treatment. The Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate helps to hydrated heat and chemical damaged hair, encouraging strength and shine in the first step of the treatment.

No.3 Hair Perfector

The brands global bestseller, the No.3 Hair Perfector is an at home treatment that provides a concentrated dose of their scientifically formulated blend. The treatment helps rebuild broken bonds and strengthen the hair to leave it looking and feeling both healthier and softer. Use the treatment on damp, towel-dried hair, applying it from root to tip then combing through to evenly distribute. Leave the treatment for at least ten minutes and then wash out with shampoo and conditioner.

Use: Weekly.

No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo

For the best, healthiest results, wash out your No.3 Treatment with the No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo. The carefully pH balanced formula nourishes and repairs any damage to leave the hair easier to manage and free from frizz and split ends. The Shampoo is suitable for all hair types, including coloured hair, proven to strengthen even more extreme damage whilst cleansing the hair and scalp from any dirt and impurities.

Use: Daily/every wash.

No.4D Clean Volume Detox Dry Shampoo

Designed to refresh your roots between washes, the OLAPLEX NO.4D Clean Volume Detox Dry Shampoo uses oil-absorbing rice starch and science-inspired ingredients to detoxify the scalp, revitalising your locks for that ‘first-day fresh’ feel. The invisible formula even avoids leaving behind a chalky, powdery residue!

Use: As needed. Separate hair into sections and spray it onto the roots. Wait 30 seconds and massage into the scalp.

Olaplex No. 4P Blonde Enhancer Toning Shampoo

Made specifically for blonde hair, switch out your No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo for the No.4P Blonde Enhancer Toning Shampoo to banish brassy tones and brighten your blonde. Blended with a cutting-edge toning system as well as the brand's patented Bond-Builder Technology, the formula purifies and strengthens whilst neutralising pigments get to work to brighten your colour; effective on all shades from platinum to warm golden tones.

Use: Once/twice a week.

Olaplax No. 4C Bond Maintenance Clarifying Shampoo

Designed for weekly use, the No.4C Bond Maintenance Clarifying Shampoo is the newest addition to Olaplex's range of first-rate formulas. An advanced broad-spectrum clarifying system instantly dissolves impurities from the scalp, removing hard water minerals, chlorine, heavy metals and product build-up that may be weighing down your stands. What’s more, the shampoo is equipped with the brand's patented bond-building technology, meaning it seeks to support and strengthen from root-to-tip. It even resists drying or stripping your locks – a win-win, by our standards!

Use: Once weekly.

No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner

Follow your shampoo with the No.5 Bond Maintenance to deeply moisturise the hair follicles and create a shinier, fuller finish. Containing the same formula as in all of their revolutionary products, the conditioner helps repair damage and makes the hair more manageable and easier to style after washing. The Bond Maintenance also works to preserve colour to leave the hair looking glossier and more vibrant. Apply the conditioner all over the hair, including on the scalp, then leave for three minutes to soak in before rinsing out.

Use: Daily/every wash.

Olaplex No. 5P Blonde Enhancer Toning Conditioner

Shield your colour with OLAPLEX No. 5P Blonde Conditioner, designed to lighten blonde hair and neutralise brassy and yellow tones. Powered by OLAPLEX’S signature bond-building technology, the purple-tinted formula is ideal for damaged and fragile hair, working to build up strength to minimise the appearance of split ends and fly-aways for a manageable, soft-touch finish.

Use: Weekly

No.6 Bond Smoother

After washing, apply Olaplex 6 to damp or dry hair, focusing more on the mid-lengths and tips. This leave-in treatment is designed to protect the hair from daily aggressors including heat and chemicals, making it ideal for use before blow-drying or heat-styling. The formula hydrates and smooths to combat frizz and flyaways without weighing the hair down or making it greasy.

Use: After each wash (product lasts up to 72 hours without washing).

No.7 Bonding Oil

Add unmatchable levels of shine to your locks with the Olaplex No 7 as the final step in your hair care routine. The highly-concentrated oil offers a final barrier of protection and repair for damaged hair before styling and provides heat protection of up to 450°. The weightless formula helps minimise frizz and smooth the hair and noticeably softens strands. Warm just a small drop with the fingers and apply from root to tip.

Use: Can be used daily.

Olaplex No.8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask

Powered by the same famous patented bond-building technology as in all of their highly effective formulas, the new Olaplex No 8 provides intense nourishment, working to strengthen fragile strands. The formula moisturises, soothes and adds shine, helping to not only make your hair look healthier, but repairing damage from the inside out. Apply 2-4 pumps of the the mask (depending on your hair type) to clean, damp hair mid-length to ends and work through with fingers. Leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing out.

Use: 1-2 times per week.

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Olaplex No.9

Olaplex returns with a brand new haircare saviour to transform tired tresses. The brand’s first-ever leave-in serum nourishes your lengths, equipped with the same Bond Building Technology™ we know and love in its predecessors. The formula offers heat protection up to 232°C, imparting glass-like shine and a dose of replenishing antioxidants for bouncy, salon-fresh hair at-home.

Use: On days you wash your hair and any days in between for added protection.

Olaplex Volumizing Blow-Dry Mist

Fine hair types, get ready for an instant body boost! OLAPLEX introduce the Volumising Blow Dry Mist, a weightless formula to help create volume and bounce while providing up to 450 degree heat protection. Equipped with the brand’s patented bond building technology™, plus smoothing jackfruit polysaccharides and pea peptides, the volumising spray also seeks to rebuild broken bonds, speed up blow-dry time and restore shape to your mane!

Use: On clean, damp hair, paying extra attention to your roots. Pro Tip – direct all of the hair in an upwards motion and let the hair cool to set the volume in place. Then focus at the roots for more lift and buildable volume.

The the full collection of OLAPLEX hair treatments at LOOKFANTASTIC, including popular bundles and sets!

Holly James
Beauty Writer
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Working with brands at LOOKFANTASTIC for over two years I have developed my knowledge of all things beauty from key skincare concerns to niche makeup tricks and haircare hacks. I have a major passion for finding effective solutions that are easily accessible to everyone so that we can all achieve our best, glowing complexion.