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OLAPLEX: Hair Game Changer?

gemruby41

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No 0 has to be applied to dry hair according to the Olaplex website and their Instagram page. I think this would only be for 1 or 2 applications. Applying on wet or damp hair would have made it last longer and worth $28.
 

metro_qt

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No 0 has to be applied to dry hair according to the Olaplex website and their Instagram page. I think this would only be for 1 or 2 applications. Applying on wet or damp hair would have made it last longer and worth $28.
I think the ppl with the most damage know where their damaged sections are, amd can make it last longer by applying it mostly to those sections... like in my case, mid head to the front of my head is where the sun hits my dyed hair the most, and needs the most repair.... so I can concentrate olaplex 0 on those areas to make it last longer, and use no. 3 on my whole head, as normal...
 

gemruby41

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I think the ppl with the most damage know where their damaged sections are, amd can make it last longer by applying it mostly to those sections... like in my case, mid head to the front of my head is where the sun hits my dyed hair the most, and needs the most repair.... so I can concentrate olaplex 0 on those areas to make it last longer, and use no. 3 on my whole head, as normal...
You would wet only the parts that you are applying No 3, since No 0 has to be on dry hair?
 

metro_qt

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You would wet only the parts that you are applying No 3, since No 0 has to be on dry hair?
YES!
I would start with the front section (dry, no moisture), -section it off, and apply olaplaex 0 to it.
Leave it on for the prescribed amount of time.
then I wet and twist the back 2 sections of my head, and then apply olaplaex 3 to all sections, following the instructions.
 

metro_qt

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I just got Olaplaex 0 this weekend, and I used it on Friday.

I.LOVE.IT
For me, the results were noticeable.
Olaplaex 3 alone takes a few weeks of use for me to see a noticeable difference, and I realised that all summer, i was shedding a lot anyway.

My shedding pretty much stopped this wash, I lost the smallest amount of hair ever.
My hair, while wet felt so..... strong... (I'm especially talking about my bleached areas) and not only was it easy to detangle, but my hair didn't feel all webbed, matted and fragile at the same time.

Wash day was actually quick, and enjoyable, and doing deep condition afterwards has made my hair even happier.

Yup. Olaplaex 0 and 3 are an expensive combination, but I will be doing this every 2 weeks (until my colour grows out or I cut it out)

This makes me want to try olaplaex 6
 

waff

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I just got Olaplaex 0 this weekend, and I used it on Friday.

I.LOVE.IT
For me, the results were noticeable.
Olaplaex 3 alone takes a few weeks of use for me to see a noticeable difference, and I realised that all summer, i was shedding a lot anyway.

My shedding pretty much stopped this wash, I lost the smallest amount of hair ever.
My hair, while wet felt so..... strong... (I'm especially talking about my bleached areas) and not only was it easy to detangle, but my hair didn't feel all webbed, matted and fragile at the same time.

Wash day was actually quick, and enjoyable, and doing deep condition afterwards has made my hair even happier.

Yup. Olaplaex 0 and 3 are an expensive combination, but I will be doing this every 2 weeks (until my colour grows out or I cut it out)

This makes me want to try olaplaex 6
awesome results! I look forward to using it soon. I use Olaplex #6 as a leave in, and i really like it. I would not say it's a "Game changer" like the #1 #2 and #3. It's a good leave in that does not leave any residue. Combined with #7 I am left with softness and shine.
 

metro_qt

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No 0 has to be applied to dry hair according to the Olaplex website and their Instagram page. I think this would only be for 1 or 2 applications. Applying on wet or damp hair would have made it last longer and worth $28.
@gemruby41
sooo, yes, it does have to be applied on dry hair, and by doing this- I have a lot of hair, I used it on almost my whole head, and I used 1 quarter of the bottle. It then made putting the number 3 on afterwards so much easier, and I used much, much less of that than I normally would. (I used half of the tiny tester sample they sent with No. 0...which most likely amounts to 1/6th of a regular bottle)

So, I can probably get 4 washes out of the No 0, and 6 out of the No 3.... so 2 to 3 months per bottle (since i'll be co washing on alternate weekends)

that's pretty reasonable...
 

metro_qt

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awesome results! I look forward to using it soon. I use Olaplex #6 as a leave in, and i really like it. I would not say it's a "Game changer" like the #1 #2 and #3. It's a good leave in that does not leave any residue. Combined with #7 I am left with softness and shine.
Thanks for this @waff, I'm looking for a good leave in, so #6 is next... and maybe #7 for christmas, if i'm super impressed.
 

gemruby41

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@gemruby41
sooo, yes, it does have to be applied on dry hair, and by doing this- I have a lot of hair, I used it on almost my whole head, and I used 1 quarter of the bottle. It then made putting the number 3 on afterwards so much easier, and I used much, much less of that than I normally would. (I used half of the tiny tester sample they sent with No. 0...which most likely amounts to 1/6th of a regular bottle)

So, I can probably get 4 washes out of the No 0, and 6 out of the No 3.... so 2 to 3 months per bottle (since i'll be co washing on alternate weekends)

that's pretty reasonable...
Thanks for the update.
 

11228

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I hopped on board the Olaplex train 3 weeks ago and it has been a game changer for my hair. I have used #3, 4, 5 and 6 for two washes with a mid-week cowash/moisturizing conditioner and my hair has never been softer and stronger at the same time. There are zero signs of tangles which have been a bane of existence despite being relaxed. I plan on skipping it for a protein treatment on my next wash so I don't overdo

Definitely see this line in my hair arsenal for the long haul
 

metro_qt

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So I got Olaplex6 this week... And ... I like it?
I haven't done a full wash with it yet, I was super excited to test it out, so I've been using it on my sides and front of my hair until I do a full wash tomorrow.

Alone, no6 does nothing for my hair.
Or... It does something....but that something doesn't look good.
(If someone were to use Olaplex6 alone on curly natural hair, they'd be disappointed)

Now add it under your favorite gel, and that's where the game changes.

Soft, fluffy, moveable curls.
Soft!!!
I like it alot, I don't want to give it a 2 thumbs up LOOOOOOOVE yet....because I'm still feeling it out and side eyeing it at the same time,
But I will say, very Very promising results.
 

metro_qt

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The oil is coming! My husband hates the smell of #6 so I'll be exchanging that


It is a weird/ almost annoying smell isn't it? Sweet but cloying.... But it only lasts a few hours, and then it fades away I find....

Like today I can't smell it at all, and I used it yesterday morning....
 

lorr1e1

4C (natural) currently relaxed (Mizani)
I'm tempted to buy them the number 1 & 2 I believe is for the salon only. What are the 0 & 3 upwards do?
 

GGsKin

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I'm definitely going to pick up no.3 soon and no.0. I also plan to by the travel kit so that when I do use it, I can trial the system poo and con. I usually don't care but for the most part the reviews have been so good, I want to experience how they work all together. I wish I could get the no.1.
 

waff

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I'm tempted to buy them the number 1 & 2 I believe is for the salon only. What are the 0 & 3 upwards do?
I think they are the at home version of #1 and #2. The main ingredient in Olaplex that does the repairing is in all Olaplex products with different concentrations. I personally think #3 works just as well as the #2, and I have not noticed a huge difference. I got the #0, and it's a keeper since I can purchase it from Sephora instead of ebay sellers. I got similar results from #0+#3 compared to #1+#2.
 
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waff

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So I got Olaplex6 this week... And ... I like it?
I haven't done a full wash with it yet, I was super excited to test it out, so I've been using it on my sides and front of my hair until I do a full wash tomorrow.

Alone, no6 does nothing for my hair.
Or... It does something....but that something doesn't look good.
(If someone were to use Olaplex6 alone on curly natural hair, they'd be disappointed)

Now add it under your favorite gel, and that's where the game changes.

Soft, fluffy, moveable curls.
Soft!!!
I like it alot, I don't want to give it a 2 thumbs up LOOOOOOOVE yet....because I'm still feeling it out and side eyeing it at the same time,
But I will say, very Very promising results.
I love #6 and it has become a staple. I noticed whenever I skip it, my hair is much more frizzier and less smooth. Olaplex #6 is like magic, the tiniest amount is all I need for all my head and it smooths down the frizzies. It smooths down my ends and leave them hydrated for days, I barely have to remoisturize after wash day. I have never experienced such a potent product. I have used many leave ins and creams, and nothing comes close.

The price tag is steep for a leave in product $28/3.3oz, but since I use such a little amount every wash day, it's totally worth it because it lasts me a while.

Every Olaplex product I tried has left me impressed. I am tempted to get the shampoo too.
 
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bzb1990

3b/3c. henna/cassia.
Had used the Olaplex 6 for twisting today. It seems to make the process easier (although the twists were so slick
with this, that they needed to be held in place with clips- normally they just stay, for me)

... but the thing is I have not tried that many products, and I'm sure there is something comparable or better for less.

pincurl clips.png

Had only one bobby pin, so I used pincurl clips to hold the twists where they weren't holding by themselves.
By the nape, it's naturally all straight and it looks ugly to me like that-
sides are pretty stretched out and don't match anything else either -
so I turned those into actual pincurls.


I feel like a housewife from the 1950's. I can't go out in public with these big,shiny pincurl clips! Will have to wig it up.
I need to buy more bobby pins man
 
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