My hair has NEVER looked this amazing
I never write reviews, but I had to for this. I would like to start off by saying that this will not cure your split ends, nothing can do that. In order to get rid of split ends, you will have to cut them off. HOWEVER, this is the only product that will actually repair damage (that's not split), prevent future damage, and prevent your split ends from splitting up your hair strands. So nonetheless, it's worth every single penny. For a bit of background, I have very dark brown, thick, tailbone length straight hair. It was blonde for about 8 years using box dye and was quite a few colors during its blonde phase. I stopped dying it 2 years ago but as you can imagine, this totally destroyed my hair over the years. It was fried, dry, so many split ends, completely dead, tangled so incredibly easy, and looked like straw. Because I love my length, my boyfriends mom (who went to cosmetology school) cut as much damage as she could while still preserving my length, it's now waist length. The chop obviously helped loads, but she mentioned I desperately could use a hair mask to help moisturize my very dry length. This is when I started doing some searching and found Olaplex n.3. I had already used a hair mask (Hairitage Mask-querade. Highly recommend), which did help moisturize and it already felt so much better, but I was looking for something to help prevent further damage while I grew my hair out again so we could cut off the rest of the damage. After some contemplating and reading so many good reviews, I finally bit the bullet and bought Olaplex N.3. I used it 3 days ago, left it on for only 15 minutes, hopped in the shower, did my thing. I'd first like to state that a little goes a very long way. Even with my long and thick hair, I didn't use very much. I sectioned my hair is 3 parts (left side, right side, middle) and applied a quarter size amount to each section. I let my hair air dry, and all I can say is holy cow. My hair is so incredibly strong, soft, smooth, shiny, moisturized, easy to brush, and it actually looks HEALTHY. My hair has NEVER looked this good, not even before I bleached it. Obviously once the hair has split, nothing can fix that beside cutting it off, so my split ends are (obviously) still there but this will help prevent my hair from splitting further as well as prevent further damage, overall my hair is stronger and healthier which I am stoked about. Seriously, I am in shock at how healthy my hair looks. It doesn't even tangle nor knot anymore!!! I used to rip my hair out trying to untangle it!! I was ready to cut it to shoulder length and just start growing it from the beginning again but this has been a game changer and has likely just saved my hair and my length. This is a product I will continue to use even after I've grown out and cut off all my damage. It truly is a lifesaver and it makes me so incredibly happy to see my hair in such good condition after only ONE USE. I recommend this to EVERYONE.
Has to be said
Unfortunately I cannot recommend this product. I rarely write reviews and had to write this one.I got a rash all over my neck and back after using this product and the #0.I used it once and did not connect dots used it again and after I realized I had a terrible itch on the back of my neck, shoulders, and mid back (I have long hair) I started thinking what could be going on. As the itch intensified over the days I saw tiny red bumps everywhere on the listed areas. The only thing new to my routine was the #0,3,4 I did not get conditioner. I thought surely this could not be the olaplex with it being an international, salon service, not cheap brand. But sadly it was for me. As the days went on and the itching drove me crazy all over my back I started researching and sure enough if you search for olaplex and rashes others like me have had this happen too. Some have had pretty severe reactions mine is still up in the air because even though I have not used the product again I still itch. I don't know how long it last in the hair and washing does not get it out so I am thinking/hoping that since treatment says maintenance once a month maybe after a few weeks it will be washed out and the itching will finally go away. It's just so frustrating that such a prestige brand could do this. I never ever have allergic reaction to anything. I mean never so this is just so shocking that this could happen and the reason why I had to write this. The product did make my dry and style time easier and I would have been happy to continue to use it but not at the expense of what it has done to my body. It did not add shine and luster the way a keratin treatment does but it was nice how my hair became less frizz and more manageable if that is some consolation to what I am enduring but not really. Buyer be ware and hopefully this won't happen to you if you decide to purchase.
It's an ok product but I don't think I'd buy it again, Sorry
I used this product like it says in Description and how hair stylist say to use it on wet hair for 10 minutes before you Shampoo and I did that it's an ok product, I'm not sure if I'd repurchase it again, I might would if I used It with a different brand of shampoo, conditioner or different brand hair mask because I didn't like the Other Olaplex products I used in the line so maybe I'd try it with a different brand line, The Redken Acidic Bonding Shampoo and Conditioner, Leave in I like a lot better, Redken works better for me I love their Frizz Dismiss line, I just didn't like Olaplex Hair Mask, or the Bond Smoother by Olaplex nor did I like the new Olaplex Serum, the Olaplex Shampoo was ok good but still to heavy for my fine thin hair, That said I'm not sure if I'd buy the No. 3 by Olaplex again I'd have to think about it because I'm still not sure about it & if it work for me. I wasn't wowed or impressed with it, I do apologize, The products are expensive especially and to over hyped and they aren't even all that, made my hair feel worse and dried out.
I read the reviews online, so I decided to try Opalex because my hair was so dry and frizzy. I used this No 3 hair perfector twice. I followed up with the Opalex shampoo and conditioner. I could not get a comb or brush through my hair. My hair was breaking off and even falling out. Talked to my hair stylist and said these products are not good. So I returned them back to Ulta (Ulta was wonderful. They truly do honor customer satisfaction). The sales associate that did the return, said she had the same results as I did with these products. So don't fall for all the hype when you google or use social media reviews like I did. These products are damaging to your hair
Must have for processed hair
Only olaplex product that I still love. It does exactly what the description says. Within 1 use you see and feel a huge difference in your hair. A must have fir bleached, processed hair.
I have bleached my hair for the first time an it got soo damaged, it was like gummy when I would wash it, it was just ripping out every time I would try an brush it, it was soo dull, dry, just so damaged and this product did so much wonders. It helped my hair be smooth An not have that dry ugly looking hair. I use this no more than twice a week due to my damaged hair. For-sure recommend.
I will forever use no.3
I use olaplex 0, 3, 7. No.3 is the must have if you can't choose or don't want to splurge on all 3. Let's face it olaplex is expensive but worth it.