Curious about Olaplex? These are the two things to buy.

olaplex bond smoother no 3 hair perfector

I bought the Olaplex holiday set in December and have been using these four products for two months. These are the two things you need to try.

Definitely try

Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector – Created by chemists, Olaplex No. 3 was used only in salons as an intense strengthening and restorative hair treatment. It eventually came to mass market and the range was expanded. No. 3 Hair Perfector was the first product I tried, loved it, and it piqued my interest in testing other products.

It’s inconvenient to use as instructed as are all pre-shampoo treatments; apply to damp towel-dried hair, not wet, leave on for a minimum for 10 minutes, then rinse, shampoo, and condition. However, it’s worth the effort and does wonders for my hair, preventing breakage, and leaves my hair feeling amazing. Available at Sephora.

Olaplex No. 6 Bond Smoother – I really love this leave-in treatment! It’s a styling cream that is nourishing and smooths frizz. I use it when heat-styling my hair with a curling iron. It is a heat protectant as well. On days when I don’t want to use heat, this tames my naturally frizzy hair into submission. A great product. Available at Sephora.

olaplex shampoo conditioner

Good, and convenient for travel but not necessary

Olaplex No. 4 Shampoo – I highly rate the shampoo. It’s very concentrated. For my long hair, I only need about a nickel-size amount so, at $28.00 for 3.3 ounces, it will last several weeks. I just don’t think it’s necessary to spend that much on such a small bottle when there are numerous high-quality and affordable shampoos on the market. Available at Sephora.

Maybe don’t

Olaplex No. 5 Conditioner – I have fine hair and have to use a lot of conditioner to detangle my hair after I wash it. For me, this didn’t cut it. I needed to use quite a lot to coat the length of my hair. It was surprisingly not very conditioning, and it was hard to squeeze out of the bottle because it’s so thick, more like a mask. It’s not a bad conditioner but for $28.00 for 3.3 ounces, there are more economical options at the drugstore. Available at Sephora.

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