A little while a back I started to hear about Olaplex. It’s a hair treatment which is said to not just condition hair, but actually repair the proteins within each strand. Olaplex first came to my attention on Pinterest and beauty blogs claiming that it was how Kim Kardashian was able to go platinum blonde and not have all her hair fall out.
As someone who’s always had quite frizzy hair and quite a few highlights/lowlights/colours, the idea of something which could calm, thicken and strengthen my hair was interesting, however, when it first came out it was a struggle to a) find somewhere that offered the treatment and b) at a price that wouldn’t break the bank account!
That said, the price has seem to have come down somewhat and last time I went for a hair cut at VOX, I was able to have the treatment before my hair cut. It was £25 which was significantly less than the forty-odd-pounds I’d had previously quoted elsewhere.
After the treatment, my hair genuinely did feel thicker and healthier. I was pleasantly surprised with the results – having been a doubter before, my hair felt different on my scalp. Sounds bizarre, but it was as if someone had given me my younger, undamaged hair back.
I had this done back at the end of February, but have been topping it up with Olaplex No.3 – the at home version of the treatment. Some reviews online have said that it’s done nothing for them at all, but from what I can see, they tend not to have had the first two professional treatments. It may, of course, just be down to hair type.
The best price I’ve seen for No.3 so far has been at Justmylook.com – £20.95 instead of a £32.00 RRP. If you do choose to go for No.3, it doesn’t come with instructions, so I’ve found this Refinery29 article on using Olaplex No. 3 at home super useful. I tend to do it once every two weeks and last time left it on for four hours (it was a lazy/pamper day). I’ve also been topping up with a conditioning mask too. My hair feels in the best condition it has for a long-time.
Until I reach for the bleach again….**le sigh**