Olaplex Products Explained

July 01, 2021 2 min read

Designed to repair extremely damaged hair,Olaplex has become a household name in recent years. Offering both in-salon treatments and take-home products to continue improving your hair’s health at home, the Olaplex system works to repair damage from hair drying, straighteners, curlers and colour treatments.

How does Olaplex work?

Our hair contains millions of disulfide bonds. They give hair its structure and, when intact and in alignment, make hair look and feel shiny, healthy and beautiful. 

Working on a molecular level, OLAPLEX’s patented technology restores damaged hair from the inside out. Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate, the main ingredient, repairs bonds and strengthens the hair from within for immediate results. Plus, it’s suitable for all hair types.

What Olaplex treatments are there?

The first two treatments in the Olaplex system are exclusively used by hair professionals, while the brand’s other treatments can be used at-home to strengthen, repair and restore hair.

No.0 - Intensive Bond Building Treatment

Featuring the highest dose of OLAPLEX technology in any take-home product, this intensive treatment rebuilds the hair’s bonds, primes your locks to absorb maximum nourishment and can be paired with treatment No.3.

No.3 - Hair Perfector

OLAPLEX’s best-selling product, the No.3 Hair Perfector restore’s hair’s appearance and texture from the first use. It’s not a conditioner, but a treatment that works to turn dry, damaged hair into soft, sleek locks.

No.4 & No.5 - Bond Maintenance Shampoo and Conditioner

Designed to leave hair more manageable, shiny and healthy, the OLAPLEX shampoo and conditioner is PH balanced, vegan and free from parabens.  

These formulas are also free from sulfates. Sulphates are common foaming agents and while great at removing oil and dirt from the hair, these sulphate molecules can get trapped in the skin, causing dryness, irritation. They can also strip oils and sebum from the hair, leaving it dry and brittle. For a more gentle alternative, look for sulfate-free shampoo, which leaves hair softer, conditioned and ideal for those with dry, sensitive scalps.

No.6 - Bond Smoother

This reparative leave-in cream smooths frizz and flyaways for up to 72 hours. Created to speed up blow-dry times whilst also repairing hair, the Bond Smoother doesn’t include silicone, oils or parabens.

No.7 - Bonding Oil

A highly-concentrated oil, this luscious formula provides UV/heat protection up to232°C, helping hair to stay vibrant, smooth and nourished. Offering weightless protection, this oil dramatically improves shine and tames flyaways. 

No.8 - Bond Intense Moisture Mask

For hair that’s twice as shiny, six times smoother and has more body than ever before, OLAPLEX’s Bond Intense Moisture Mask has a highly-reparative formula. Drenching hair in moisture and featuring patented technology, this intensive mask adds body, shine and moisture to damaged hair.


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