Olaplex – #mmmreview

 Hi! This is a simple review for Olaplex, the hair stuff that everyone from here to the UK is talking about! I am very cheap (as you may know) BUT I decided to try this because everyone is raving. I got it from Amazon for $23 (direct link below).


It wasn’t easy to wait for my miracle product, but the two days passed… And I got this teensy little bottle of potential. I have a lot of super fine hair so I was nervous that it wouldn’t be enough (Spoiler alert: It was). 

From the Amazon site:


The No.3 Bond Perfector is designed for at-home use. It is best to apply to clean, towel-dried hair. If build-up is present such as oils or silicones, shampoo and towel dry before application for best results. This is NOT a conditioning treatment OR a leave-in treatment. It is meant to be shampooed out of the hair. No.3 must process a minimum of 10 minutes. If hair is compromised, 20+ mins is recommended. Once a week is suggested for healthy hair


  • Step 3 of the Olaplex Professional System, for once-a-week, at home applications to eliminate breakage from chemical services
  • Apply a generous amount from roots to ends on towel-dried hair. Use once a week between chemical services to strengthen hair. Comb through once. Leave on for a minimum of 10 minutes or more
  • Rinse from hair. Shampoo and condition

This is my hair pre-treatment. 

This is how I applied it (per ‘Features‘ above). 

My method:

*I separated the top two parts of my hair with clips then I saturated the back mid-to-length with the treatment 
*Next, I did the front portions of my hair all the way to the roots;especially the crown, where I have a lot of breakage. *Last I made sure to get the pieces that frame my face and the very ends & then covered it with a target bag. (MMM note: a shower cap IS better!)
I left it on for about 5 Adele songs & cleaned my bathroom. 
So… Not too bad, for a $12 at home treatment & 25 minutes of my morning. All jokes aside, my hair feels lighter and better especially at the crown which is usually a crispy mess, TBH. Is it better than the ION from Sally Beauty? Yes. But is it worth the $$? I’m going to have to say YES. I’d especially recommend this for anyone that has long hair, processed hair or excessively heat-styled hair. 
The second half of the bottle will be used by my daughter, who has very thick shoulder-length hair. I plan on posting her photos & result in the comments after I can get Sassy to do the treatment 😉
I’ve already ordered a second bottle to use to prepare for my twice yearly cut (gulp) which I know I need, but dread like like mad. I’ll post those pics in the comments also. 
I’ve always got my eye out for a good hair repair treatment, so please leave your recommendations in the comments!
Disclaimer: I haven’t been paid to endorse Olaplex (or any product ever)& all I know about hair is what I’ve learned about my own & my sassy daughter’s through trial/error… Treat at your own risk 🙂


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