Rated 4.34 out of 5 stars
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.
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.
Victoria from Union, MO
I've been using this product for a few weeks, my hair is definitely softer and looks a lot healthier. I love it! ❤️
Michelle from Asheville
A salon worker destroyed my healthy hair!! Fried ends, broken hair, and extreme dryness. I've spent over $300.00 to repair my hair. Slowly but surely the Olaplex No. 3 is repairing the damage.
Sophie from San Diego
I'm Asian, and my hair is slightly wavy. I color my hair every 4-6 weeks, and I blow dry my hair. I use heat protection products on my hair.
I've been using other hair masks for several years. None of them gives me results like Olaplex No. 3. My hair is finally not frizzy, not tangled, and looks and feels so good. I love the scent too.
Jazz from Palmdale, Ca
Great moisturizer, keeps my curly hair hydrated
Jessica from Dallas,TX
I have highlighted hair and blow dry it on a weekly basis and this mask helps keep my hair smooth and feeling healthy!
Sara from Plainfield, IN
I love this product, but the process is a bit much. You have to dampen your hair and towel dry it AND then you put this product on AND then you have to wait 10 minutes before you can rinse it out. My hair has never felt softer so it is worth it
Abby from Nashville, TN
I got this product for free when I reached Diamond status, and I am so glad I got to try it out. I get a hair lightening service every 3-4 months, and after the first use of Olaplex No. 3, my hair feels so much softer and fuller. My frizz is gone. My hair feels amazing! This product absolutely improved my hair texture even after just one use!
honeyb from San Jose, CA
I've bought this product sparingly over the past few years and every time I use it I remember why I bought it. When I first used it and whenever I use it for the first time after a long while of not, some clumps do come out. I think it's because the hair was so damaged and tangled and dry to begin with. After that, I notice that every use after, I hardly lose any hairs at all!! This product really does help my hair feel softer and look smoother. I have wavy, low porosity hair and I feel like its super healing. Ive tried other more expensive brands but this is just the best for the most bang for your buck Id say. I do wish theyd put this brand on sale occasionally!!! But not too bad when I'm able to splurge a little.
Katie from St. Louis
I had thick wavy hair before using Olaplex. I don't know why I didn't connect the dots sooner, I think I just bought into the hype of this product. I started using Olaplex because I read that it helped maintain frizz and kept hair healthy. I started with the shampoo and conditioner and almost immediately noticed that my hair was so tangled, I couldn't even get a brush through it. I used leave in conditioner and brushed in small sections. Assuming the Olaplex would help, I kept using it. Then my hair loss started and by hair loss, I mean clumps and handfuls of hair coming out when showering and literally all throughout the day. I eventually connected the dots and stopped using Olaplex. It's taken me almost a two years to get the hair loss under control and my hair is about 30-40% as thick as it was prior to using this product. I would not recommend Olaplex. With so many other products out there, this one isn't worth it.
Harmony T from Jacksonville
Fantastic for healthy hair maintenance and hugely helpful after a color service to make your hair feel good again. This reduces frizz and tangles.
Britt from Savannah GA
Big fan of Olaplex everything. It's my swear by product!
Well-latte-da! from Minnesota
My hair is naturally thick and extremely coarse.
Its also very curly/ frizzy
I have bleached it for years, which makes it porous . I am half gray, which makes my hair crazy wired, dry, and unruly. Its a hot mess.
I have always envied girls that have healthy looking hair. This product restores my hair, and i have received so many compliments! It gives me confidence that I never had with my hair, even as a little girl!
Joanne S. from undisclosed
After changing my hair from black to brown my hair got some damage, using olaplex 3 has made my hair soft and shiny
Jodi W. from undisclosed
I've been using this for quite awhile and my hair is smooth and strong and I'm not having the breakage I had before. I'd recommend this product to everyone for great hair!
Rosio Y. from undisclosed
I just started so hopefully I will see a great result
Wendy L. from undisclosed
Amazing, game changing product! I use it once/week. I put my hair up after applying and get housework done. Once I'm done, I rinse and shampoo/condition as normal. My hair always feels so amazing after and it lasts all week. I usually leave the product in for around an hour.
Heather from Denver, CO
I have fine, straight hair that is bleached blonde and further tormented with hot blow drying and heat styling. I bought the entire Olaplex Bond Maintenance line (3,4,5,9) to strengthen my hair. I used Olaplex for about 9 months and noticed that my hair seemed to be getting thinner. For the first few uses, the system seemed to reduce hair shed in the shower. But after a few months, the hair shed in shower got worse. Then I noticed that when dry, hairs were regularly falling out from the root - something that hadn't happened much before. After 9 months of usage, I now believe my hair is at least 25-30% thinner than it was before I started. Completely reversing my intention behind investing $150+ in their products. I'm in menopause so I'm scared that the hair won't grow back. There aren't a lot of good 'regrowth' options for fine, color treated hair. I can't prove that the thinning is due to Olaplex, but the timing fits when I started noticing the thinning, and to be safe, I will never use their products again.
Leah G. from undisclosed
Olaplex has made my hair softer and stronger… the products are exceptional!!
Beth from PA
Made so much of my hair fall out that I was afraid to cook family meals and lean over counters. There was several times family members picked my hair out of their food. I stopped the olaplex, ny hair stopped falling out. Coincidence? I don't think so.
Liz from NY
I used this according to their old directions because "you can't overuse olaplex" right? I think you can. They encourage people to use it multiple times a week so I did and my hair has never looked worse in my entire life. I have lost half of my hair and the hair thats left has lost its elasticity. Its like straw. I had long hair almost to my waist and I now have shoulder length hair. My hair damage and cutting off of damage wont be complete until I have cut off all of my hair that was ever touched by olaplex. Im sick of all these olaplex defenders coming out of the woodwork. This stuff has done serious damage to peoples hair. I have the worst hair I have ever had in my entire life all from using a product that claims to help. No, I dont have bleach. No, I dont have health issues. I have been to my dermatologist for a checkup and bloodwork. It is the olaplex. She said she feels she is seeing a connection with patients coming in who have used olaplex and are now experiencing hair loss and hair thinning. This stuff should be recalled immediately. Dont use it. Ive been dealing with the damage for a year after stopping use and still have 8 inches of extreme damage to go plus all of the crazy flyaways that are growing back in. Its not even worth the risk of trying it.
Emily C. from undisclosed
I've been using olaplex for three months and I definitely see and feel a difference. I have frizzy hair and too much volume (yes, that is possible). My hair is smoother and dries naturally without expanding too much. It feels much healthier and controllable!
Ana C. from undisclosed
Unfortunatelly my hair looks like it doesn't like the products. It got dry, no shine and kind of sticky 😞
I would recommend everyone to try because a lot of peie love and see good resukts. My hair seemed not to adapt with it.
Emily from Indianapolis
I got this as a free gift, but I'm definitely going back for more when I'm out. My hair is softer than it's ever been and super healthy after one use!
Bonnie S. from undisclosed
I am 67 years old, have dyed my hair for years, and had the worst, dry and damaged hair of my life. Your product has helped so much. I use numbers 3,4,and 5. I shampoo and condition, and then use the dry hair conditioner. My hair looks the best it has in at least 15 years. Thank you so much for your product.
Marli d. from undisclosed
This product helps to keep my hair frizz free. Recommend it for anyone with dry, frizzy and coloured treated hair.