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A Guide to Olaplex

Posted on Thursday, 21 January 2021 - By Amelia

Olaplex is one of our favourite haircare brands. Using innovative technology, Olaplex products are your one stop shop to repairing damaged hair. This post sets out a bit about the brand and outlines the Olaplex products stocked at Beauty Bliss.

A Bit About Olaplex

For those of you who don't much about the brand Olaplex, it is a Californian brand and is one of the world's largest individual hair care brands. Based in innovative technology, the Olaplex range is a system of products that noticeably repair extremely damaged hair. Whether your hair is damaged thermally, chemically, mechanically or by environmental factors, Olaplex provides you with a solution.
How it works is relatively simple, yet very advanced. Basically, your hair is made out of many bonds, and these bonds are what give your hair structure, strength and stability. When hair gets damaged, these bonds break, so your hair is not nearly as healthy as it should, and could be. What Olaplex products do, using patterned bond building technology, is restore these bonds by repairing hair from the inside out with a single ingredient: Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate. Once all the bonds are intact and in alignment (which occurs have frequent use of Olaplex products), you have healthy, beautiful, shiny, touchable hair.

Olaplex is also a brand that is devoted to developing and maintaining sustainable products with environmental, social, and economic benefits while protecting public health & the environment over the entire lifecycle.

The Range

The newest product to Beauty Bliss of the Olaplex range is the No.0 Intensive Bond Building Hair Treatment. No.0 is a leave-in hair primer that deeply nourishes hair. It has the highest dose of the patented Olaplex technology out of all the Olaplex range, so is extra effective in repairing hair bonds and protecting hair integrity. Because of this, No.0 is ideal for those with extremely dry, fragile and damaged hair. Although it works wonders on its own, for best results, it is recommended that No.0 be used together with No.3 Hair Perfector - you can buy the Ultimate Repair Bundle here.

The Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector is a concentrated treatment - it is not a conditioner. Using the Olaplex bond building technology, No. 3 provides real structural repair, working from within. The result is hair that is strengthened, has structure and integrity, and is soft and shiny, leading to an overall healthier appearance. Whilst No.3 is perfect for all hair types, it is particularly ideal for those with visibly damaged hair - whether this is from recent bleaching or exposure to heat or environmental damage.

Olaplex No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo and Olaplex No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner are the shampoo and conditioner combo of your hair's dreams - once you start using them, you won't want to go back to anything else!

Olaplex No.4 and No.5 restore internal strength and moisture levels to hair, adding incredible shine and manageability. They are colour safe and using the Olaplex bond building technology, they re-link broken bonds to protect and repair damaged hair, split ends and frizz. Olaplex No.4 is suitable for all hair types, but especially those needing clarifying or oil control. Olaplex No.5 is perfect for all hair types. Olaplex No.4 and No.5 can be used separately, but for optimum results, it is encouraged that they are used together.
Olaplex No.6 Bond Smoother is a concentrated leave-in reparative styling and smoothing creme that hydrates, moisturisers and protects all hair types. It eliminates frizz and flyaways for up to 72 hours and speeds up blow dry times. Olaplex No.3 is ideal for all hair types, including coloured and chemically treated hair.

Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil is a highly-concentrated, weightless reparative styling oil. It dramatically increases shine, softness and colour vibrancy, while minimising fly-aways and frizz. Olaplex No. 7 provides UV/heat protection of up to 232°C, so is ideal for those who often use heating tools to style their hair, or exposed to large amounts of sun and warmed which can cause environment damage.

We also stock a selection of Olaplex sets which are a great way to try a large selection of the range, while saving! These sets include the 3-4-5 System (unboxed Olaplex No.3, No.4 and No.5), the Take Home Bond Smoother Kit (boxed Olaplex No.3, No.4 and No.5) and the Take Home Treatment Kit (including Olaplex No.4, No.5 and No.6).

Olaplex is an innovative brand that uses bond repairing technology to visibly fight hair damage, reducing signs of breakage and leaving you with healthier hair on the outside and the inside. Olaplex products are real hair lifesavers, and so if you have been wanting to try out this range - I hear by give you the sign you have been waiting for.
This post used to include an Olaplex review giveaway, but this giveaway has now closed. Congratulations to our winner A. McTanish and a big thank you to all our other contestants who entered.