What Is Olaplex Treatment And How Do You Use It?

Steps 0, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and the newly launched 8 are available as at-home products whereas steps 1 and 2 are in-salon services and must be administered by the professionals.

The in-salon steps

Olaplex No. 1:
Bond Multiplier is for professional in-salon use – and can be put on the hair as a standalone treatment, or if you’re getting your colour done, it is mixed in with the bleach and put straight onto your hair in foils.

Olaplex No. 2:
Bond Perfector is then put on the hair once the bleach is rinsed out, usually at the back wash. This is left on for a good 20 minutes to really get the most out of its chemical mending.

The at-home steps

Olaplex No.0 Bond Builder, £26, Look Fantastic
This at-home product primes the hair perfectly for maximum absorption of the next step in the at-home treatment regime, Olaplex No 3. It contains the highest concentration of Olaplex’s patented molecule, Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate, within the Olaplex retail product line-up. 

No. 0 is formulated to intensify the No. 3 treatment, strengthen and repair hair from chemical, thermal, mechanical, and environmental damage. For best results, and in lockstep with the professional stand-alone treatment, Olaplex stylists recommend layering a generous amount of Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector on top of the No. 0 and rinsing the mixture after 10 minutes.

Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector, £26, Look Fantastic
This take-home treatment is recommended for use once a week and is best applied before your shampoo and conditioner. Apply 1-3 teaspoons to dampened hair and comb through evenly. Leave on for 10-30 minutes or do as Kimmy K does and leave overnight.

Olaplex No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo, £26, Look Fantastic
This can replace your regular shampoo for a hydrating, strengthening top-up at every wash.

Olaplex No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner, £26, Look Fantastic
This is the final step in the treatment to hydrate and smooth hair and is recommended to be left on for three minutes before rinsing.

Olaplex No.6 Bond Smoother, £26, Look Fantastic
This leave in smoothing cream is designed to be applied to damp hair after each wash and helps to eliminates frizz and moisturises chemically-treated hair.

Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil, £26, Look Fantastic
This oil somehow manages to restore shine and vibrance to hair without leaving a greasy residue or weighing hair down. Plus, it further helps to rebuild and strengthen the bonds that are damaged by hair colour or chemical treatments, meaning healthier hair in the long run.

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