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Hey babes! Hope you’re having a great day! A couple months back I did a little series on my blog all about my current beauty routine. It included skincare, makeup, and haircare. My haircare is something I get bored with fairly quickly so I’m always trying new products. Plus it’s good for your hair to switch it up every now and again. For a while I heard a lot of things about Olaplex but never knew what the hype was all about. Once I got bored of my current routine I decided that I would give them a go and see if they are worth their high price tag. I’m going to tell you all my thoughts on the shampoo & conditioner. Does Olaplex have my stamp of approval? Let’s find out.
What is Olaplex?
If you have never heard of Olaplex before let me give you a little background. Olaplex is a product line that focuses on bond maintenance. They have products that you can add to your bleach mixture to help replace bonds lost through lifting, which in turn will help keep your hair strong and healthy.
As the brand grew, they started to come out with other products. Still all under the same bond maintenance collection. I have tried out N°4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo and N°5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner.
N°4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo
For any new readers, I’ll give a quick overview of my specific hair so you can get an idea of why I look for certain things in a shampoo. I have color treated red hair, it’s fine in texture and I use heat tools on it daily, I also recently got front bangs cut into my hairstyle.
When looking for a shampoo, I want one that smells nice, doesn’t cause a lot of my color to bleed or fade out and doesn’t weight my hair down. I’ve gone down to washing my hair once a week, and my bangs two times a week. I typically experience a decent amount of hair loss when shampooing because of it being dirty and tangling easily.
I noticed within the first wash that I was already losing much less hair than I ever had with previous products. It’s a very concentrated formula so a dime size amount of shampoo will foam up and give you a great clean. I really appreciate that because a full size bottle is $28.00 and travel size bottle is $14.00, so it’s not cheap. This is the only shampoo i’ve used since the end of August and I have 1/4 left of the 3 oz bottle.
N°5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner
Like with my shampoo, I look for something to not weigh my hair down when it comes to conditioning. With my fine hair, conditioning is something I could skip but I never have and probably never will. The consistency of the Olaplex conditioner reminds me more of a hair mask rather than your typical conditioner. It’s a very thick consistency, so again a little goes a long way.
The manageability of my hair after using this product is unlike anything else I’ve ever experienced. I always recommend using a wide tooth comb to evenly distribute the product, I no longer have to have the comb vs. knots battle in my showers. My only complaint with this that isn’t even really a complaint is that if you use to much, or don’t fully wash it out it’ll make your hair look greasy. However that would more so be user error than something wrong with the product.
Final Thoughts, Is It Worth Buying?
If you haven’t been able to tell by now, yes I think Olaplex is worth purchasing & has my stamp of approval. There will never be a day where coloring or bleaching your hair won’t cause damage. With brands like Olaplex you can rest assured the health of your hair will always stay in tack. Being paraben, sulfate and phthalate free, you can know that you’re doing your part in protecting and restoring the manageability of your precious strands.
Have you ever used Olaplex before? Is your hair letting out a cry for help? Do you think you’d try it out? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for stopping by, until next time…
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