Sunday Beauty Review - Olaplex
Hope everyone had a great weekend!
I am by no means a beauty expert, and will never claim to be... but I am addicted to trying new products and love to share when I find one thats great. SO - I'm starting a new series, Sunday Beauty Review. Hope you enjoy!
What is Olaplex you ask? I had absolutely no idea about this product until a recent hair stylist suggested it. I constantly worry about damaging my hair. I've tried deep conditioners, less washing, less heat, no tight ponytails... everything. But since I regularly get my hair lightened, there's always exposure to damage. So one day when I told my stylist I was going to "go dark for a while" to stop the damage, she suggested this, and I haven't stopped using it since!
So the "secret" in this product is science. it was created by 2 chemists, and is free of silicones and oils, but has the ability to link the broken bonds in your hair. Its a 3-step system to be used before, during and after any chemical color treatments. You get 2 of the steps in the salon while you are getting your color treatment, either to repair damage, or prevent it. No. 3 is the at home version, that you put on wet hair for at least 10 minutes before rinsing out.
When I took this product home, I did a little "social research" to see how people used it. Although 10 minutes is the direction, a lot of people said to leave it on longer, so I've done a few hours, with my hair in a shower cap or just a bun, and even slept with it in to shower out in the morning. It doesn't feel like a "leave in mask", in that its not extremely thick or viscous. It doesn't lather like a shampoo either, so you don't notice its magic until you rinse it out. But oh when you do... my hair immediately felt softer, smoother and I was on cloud 9! I've been using it for a few months now and not only does it feel better, I don't have to get cuts as often, my ends feel thicker, and it is safe to say I am a happy customer. Oh and in case you were wondering - this blog was not sponsored in any way - just sharing the love of a product.
If you have any questions for me, suggestions on new products or anything you want to see a review of - leave a comment below! Cheers to great hair :)