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OLAPLEX: Hair Game Changer?

bzb1990

3b/3c. henna/cassia.
That's what I've read as well, on the bottle.. but then I did A LOT of research online,and seeing that stylists and other users were easily able to do their whole head multiple times with one bottle, because they feel olaplaex has so much Slip...
I'm going to do a treatment in 10 minutes and see if I agree with the slip' statements

ETA.
I started out with a quarter bottle... maybe a little bit more, and I've just ended with half the bottle left.

So I am basically getting 4 uses per bottle.
I've seen others on Youtube getting 8 uses per bottle.... but their hair isn't curly, etc....
4 uses?? Do people use this only once in a while, like the Macadamia oil brand's treatment mask?

I don't see why, if it's such an effective line, people should have to use it all the time. If the effect was cumulative, but decently long lasting (at least through many shampoos) I can see how they would justify it. *ETA WHEN i say 'they' i mean the company lol sorry for the poor writing*

But if (in reality) it doesn't have long-lasting effects, they should increase the size. When I say 'it' I'm not sure what I'm referring to specifically, they have so many products.:drunk:
 
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lorr1e1

4C (natural) currently relaxed (Mizani)
Yes it’s okay, but I didn’t see an amazing difference or anything so I’m not sure whether I would repurchase. No 3 is sufficient in its own.
That would depend on the condition of your hair, it may never had needed it in the past if it was applied correctly and used the right numbers.
 

LushLox

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That would depend on the condition of your hair, it may never had needed it in the past if it was applied correctly and used the right numbers.
I think the problem is No 3 has to be applied on wet hair. When I use No 3 on its own I really do wet the hair, this way I get the best out of the product. With No 0, this can only be used on dry hair and after 10 minutes you put on the No 3. So in my view I just don’t get the level of satirisation required before applying No 3. So whilst the result is decent, it’s not quite enough for me to repurchase.

Maybe the best way to use it is to spot treat like other ladies have done, but I would prefer to use the whole treatment on all my hair.
 

OmbreLune

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I recieved some extra money as a gift and I can't decide if I should buy an entire set (0,3,4,5,6,7) or if I should just get multiple bottles of #3. Normally with monetary gifts I try to get something that I wouldn't normally buy for myself but I can't help feeling like I'll be missing a chance to stock up on #3 which will get used the most. I've never tried the #0,6 or 7. It looks like 6 and 7 are for heat styling so maybe I don't need them. Has anyone used them while air drying their hair? I tend to just put my hair in a ponytail and let it dry, I dont really style it.
 
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GGsKin

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I recieved some extra money as a gift and I can't decide if I should buy an entire set (0,3,4,5,6,7) or if I should just get multiple bottles of #3. Normally with monetary gifts I try to get something that I wouldn't normally buy for myself but I can't help feeling like I'll be missing a chance to stock up on #3 which will get used the most. I've never tried the #0,6 or 7. It looks like 6 and 7 are for heat styling so maybe I don't need them. Has anyone used them while air drying their hair? I tend to just put my hair in a ponytail and let it dry, I dont really style it.

@OmbreLune
I like the no.6. I sinks into my hair really well. I happened to use it as my leave-in for my wash n go this past wash day (Monday). I also air dried and put in a high ponytail. It mixed well with my gel. Now, I expected my hair to feel more moisturised than last week because I used a more moisture-rich gel this wash day, but I think this leave-in is adding to it- my hair feels smooth, looks sheeny and is defined without me having to remoisturise or add more product.
 

Aggie

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I am still using No. 1-5 and no other in this line. I don't need any of them at the moment. In fact, I used 1,2,4, and 5 today after coloring my hair. I still love this line but I don't think I will be needing No. 5 once it's finished. I have too many other conditioners that I can used in it's place for now.
 

RUBY

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I have Olaplex 3 in my natural type 4 hair now. It's the first time I'm using it and I'm going to leave it on overnight.
It was easy to apply. I wet my hair first and would say that I used about a third of the bottle but I had already used
About 20% of the bottle on my mother's hair. I reckon. I have about 2 or 3 at a stretch uses left from the bottle. So tomorrow I will shampoo and condition and see what I think of my first treatment of olaplex.
 

RUBY

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So I washed the olaplex out with shea moisture red palm oil hi slip shampoo and conditioned with a mixture of ORS monoi oil conditioner and shea moisture smooth and repair conditioner. And I have to say I am impressed. My coils were really popping. I have just put my hair in twists with bekura honey latte milk and some nioxin leave in. I did contemplate blow drying my hair but I don't have time.

I definitely think the olaplex had slip and helped detangle my hair a bit when I put it on although my hair was already detangled. I also had no problems after leaving it on overnight. I have the 0 treatment and will use that next time.
 

OmbreLune

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The size of that thing though, it needs to be REALLY concentrated because it’s tiny. :look:

I’ve learned to apply conditioner a lot more lightly over the years but still, size does matter lol
Seriously. I wish they would just make larger sizes, it's not like people wouldnt pay for them. I recently bought an 8oz bottle of No. 3 but I think it was limited edition. But why tho:dazed:
 

demlew

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Seriously. I wish they would just make larger sizes, it's not like people wouldnt pay for them. I recently bought an 8oz bottle of No. 3 but I think it was limited edition. But why tho:dazed:

I'll be sad if the deluxe size was limited edition. I would've bought more had I known!

Idk if I'll try the mask although I have to admit I used the entire line on my relaxed hair last night and it turned out so great that I've been swinging my hair all day (yes while all alone in my apartment:lachen:).

It was my first time using No 0. I also used 3-7.
 

prettyinpurple

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oneastrocurlie

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I used 0 and 3 today for the first time. Left no. 3 in for about 40 minutes. After shampooing the first thing I noticed was my hair was more curly than usual especially at the roots. Second, and more significant, thing I noticed was how much less hair I shed during conditioning. I literally said "where's the rest of it". I'll use a few more times to make sure this isn't a fluke. Lol.
 

demlew

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I used 0 and 3 today for the first time. Left no. 3 in for about 40 minutes. After shampooing the first thing I noticed was my hair was more curly than usual especially at the roots. Second, and more significant, thing I noticed was how much less hair I shed during conditioning. I literally said "where's the rest of it". I'll use a few more times to make sure this isn't a fluke. Lol.
#3 is my favorite. What did you think of #0? I've only used it once and don't have an opinion yet.
 

demlew

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Hard to say. I'll have to try 0 without 3 to see the difference. But by itself 0 just felt like damp hair.

Same! I've had great results without it, so I'm not sure what it added.

ETA: I guess my hair is doing ok if I didn't notice much difference.
 
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