Learn everything you need to know about Olaplex 9 with this Olaplex 9 review. Find out if Olaplex 9 is worth it in this detailed Olaplex 9 review.
I have included a section on Olaplex 6 v 9 as that is one of the most asked questions about Olaplex 9. You’ll find all my thoughts on Olaplex 6 and 9 below.
Olaplex treatments are one of my favorite at home treatments. You don’t need much product to see the benefits of Olaplex treatments, even on a first time use. The Olaplex system is award winning for a reason.
I’ve been using Olaplex for a long time and have seen a huge difference since I started using Olaplex. As you can see, I have very thick hair. Even if you do not have thick hair, Olaplex works on all hair types and hair textures.
My Olaplex 9 Review
What is Olaplex?
Olaplex is an award winning professional hair care brand that has an assortment of hero products to repair damaged and broken bonds in your hair. I have tried the entire Olaplex line and love every product that I have tried. Olaplex products are some of the best Sephora products.
Olaplex products feature first-of-their-kind, patented, bond-building technology, which relink the broken disulfide bonds caused by chemical, thermal, and mechanical damage to the hair.
This formula is made to work with every hair type, providing real repair to the hair structure that works from within. Olaplex focuses on repairing hair strength and hair integrity. Olaplex products also help me to control frizz.
In my Olaplex 9 review, I will:
- describe Olaplex 9
- tell you about my Olaplex 9 results
- give you all the top tips on how to use Olaplex 9
- share my opinion on if Olaplex 9 is worth it
- show you my Olaplex 9 before and after pictures
If you are wondering about Olaplex 6 vs 9 or even the difference between Olaplex 6 and 9, then I have a guide below that you can download for free that will tell you everything you need to know in minutes.
In the free guide, I go through Olaplex 6 vs 9, Olaplex 3 vs 8 and the differences between Olaplex 6 and 7.
Olaplex has a lot of products so deciding between products such as Olaplex 6 vs 9, can be a little confusing. Keep reading for the link to download the guide.
Olaplex 9 Hair Serum – Everything you need to know
Olaplex 9 is one of the newer additions to my Olaplex reviews. I have been trying out all the other Olaplex products for years so I was excited to add this Olaplex 9 review.
Overall, I love Olaplex 9 and highly recommend using it to restore your hair in addition to Olaplex 6. My curls are so defined after using it. The hair serum works on all hair types regardless of hair length or whether you have fine hair, wavy hair or blonde hair. We all have bonds in our hair, which Olaplex 9 works to nourish.
Olaplex 9 Bond Protector Nourishing Hair Serum is infused with patented OLAPLEX Bond Building Technology and is a silicone-free antioxidant hair serum that instantly shields hair from pollution and protects against heat damage. Olaplex 9 also adds satin shine and reduces static and tangles.
Olaplex 9 has many benefits including neutralizing free radicals and protecting against pollution for up to 48 hours.. The Olaplex styling product also improves style memory and bounceback curls. I can 100% confirm that with this serum my curls are less frizzy and more defined.
If you love to style your hair with heat tools, Olaplex 9 provides heat protection up to 450ºF (232ºC) for a satin shine look. the nourishing hair serum also reduces tangles and static.
The key ingredients in Olaplex 9 are:
Water (Aqua/Eau), Propanediol, Betaine, Quaternium-22, Sodium Hyaluronate, Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate, Cetrimonium Chloride, Panthenol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, PVP, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Furcellaria Lumbricalis Extract, Pelvetia Canaliculata Extract, Xylitylglucoside, Polyquaternium-44, Anhydroxylitol, Maltitol, Citric Acid, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Xylitol, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance (Parfum), Citral, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool.
The good news is that Olaplex 9 is made without sulfates, phthalates, parabens, or gluten. Olaplex 9 is vegan and color-safe.
How to Use Olaplex 9
If you are looking for how to use Olaplex 9, then it is very easy to use Olaplex 9.
Use Olaplex 9 as the first step in your styling routine. You only need to apply a small amount of Olaplex 9 to see benefits. Apply to damp hair after towel drying. Work upward from ends to roots.
Although Olaplex 9 may seem like a small bottle, this heat protectant goes a long way as only a little product is needed, even for long hair. It only takes a minute to apply and will protect all hair textures from future damage. Definitely worth adding to your hair care routine.
Follow with your favorite Olaplex styling products, or, style as you normally would. If you are using Olaplex 6 or Olaplex 7, use these Olaplex products AFTER applying Olaplex 9.
When to use Olaplex 9
Use Olaplex 9 after washing your hair each time. Think of Olaplex 9 as a serum for your hair, similar to your skin serum. Olaplex 9 gives a boost and extra benefits to your hair after every wash.
Is Olaplex 9 worth it?
Yes, I believe Olaplex 9 is worth it. Taking care of your hair is worth every penny and Olaplex 9 is a high performing product which brings me healthy & repaired hair. Think of how you feel when your hair is looking damaged, dry and a little sad.
Now, think of how you feel when your hair is bouncy, full of life & just washed. To me, the results from Olaplex 9 are worth it.
How is Olaplex 9 different to other Olaplex products?
Olaplex 9 is a hair styling product for use AFTER you wash your hair. Olaplex 6 and 7 are also post wash styling products.
If you are only buying one Olaplex product, I recommend buying Olaplex 3 for the ultimate damage repair. If you are buying two Olaplex products, I recommend buying Olaplex 3 and Olaplex 8 for damage repair and hydration. If you are looking for a hydrating hair product, Olaplex 8 is an amazing mask for adding moisture to your hair. I love using Olaplex 8 and am definitely going to continue using it along with my other Olaplex products. I would recommend Olaplex 0, 3 and 8 if you have damaged and dry hair.
If you are looking for a specific styling product, my favorite Olaplex styling product is Olaplex 6, followed by Olaplex 9. Both are great products with great results, however, I find that Olaplex 6 hold my hair better and eliminates frizz.
Olaplex 6 vs 9
Olaplex 6 and 9 are both styling products for use after washing your hair. There is a texture difference between Olaplex 6 and 9: Olaplex 9 is thicker serum, while Olaplex 6 is a cream.
Olaplex 6 is designed more as a traditional styling product to smooth, condition and strengthen, while reducing frizz.
Olaplex 9 is more a nourishing hair serum similar to skin care serum, which provides replenishment and repair. Both Olaplex 6 and 9 offer heat protection and will benefit your hair.
I use both Olaplex 6 and 9 as hair styling products. If you only want to buy one product, I prefer Olaplex 6 as a styling product as it works better for reducing frizz for me. I also use Olaplex 3 to repair my hair prior to shampooing.
My hero Olaplex product overall is Olaplex 3 and my hero styling product is Olaplex 6. I do really like Olaplex 9 also if you are open to buying multiple Olaplex products.
For more in depth detail about the differences between Olaplex products, then I have a guide that you can download for free above, that will tell you everything you need to know in minutes. See above for the link to this free guide.
I also have a specific blog post that gives a lot of detail on all Olaplex products.
More top tips to keep your hair in amazing condition
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Summary of my Olaplex 9 Review
I recommend treating yourself as I love Olaplex 9. It really repairs my hair, provides multiple uses per bottle and it is a clean hair care product. Olaplex 9 features antioxidant-rich Red Algae Extract and scientifically proven Olaplex bond building technology, giving the hair satin shine, softness, style memory, bounce back curls, anti-tangle and anti-static.
As I mentioned above, I also really love Olaplex 6 as a hair styling product. I use both of these products together for the ultimate styling.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I buy Olaplex?
I have linked the products throughout this post & below.
Can you leave Olaplex 9 on overnight?
Yes, as Olaplex 9 is a styling product, you do not need to wash it off.
Is Olaplex 9 worth it?
I recommend treating yourself as I love Olaplex 9. It really repairs my hair, provides multiple uses per bottle and it is a clean hair care product. As I mentioned above, I also really love Olaplex 6 as a hair styling product. I use both of these products together for the ultimate styling.
Other Olaplex products that I love are Olaplex 3 and Olaplex 8. Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector is an at home treatment that tackles hair damage in minutes. Olaplex 8 is a hair mask that works to really hydrate the hair after the damage has been repaired by Olaples No.3 Hair Perfector. Find out more about why I love these Olaplex products in my Olaplex review.
Can you use Olaplex 6 and 9 together?
Yes, you can use Olaplex 6 and 9 together. In fact, Olaplex 6 and 9 go really well together. If you are using both Olaplex 6 or 9, apply Olaplex 9 first.
Who can use Olaplex 9?
Olaplex 9 is for all hair types. We all have hair bonds no matter the length, color or style of our hair.
Olaplex 9 works great on colored hair and also natural hair. I have lots of detail on how Olaplex works in this blog post – 6 Olaplex myths that you need to know.
Is Olaplex 9 for use at home?
Yes. Olaplex products are easy and safe to use at home. See my linked Olaplex reviews of each product for directions on how to use each Olaplex product at home.
Do you need conditioner before Olaplex 9?
Yes, you need to still use conditioner before using Olaplex 9. A conditioner will provide hydration to your hair after shampooing and before styling.
Is Olaplex 9 clean, vegan & cruelty free?
Yes, Olaplex is clean, vegan and cruelty free! Olaplex 9 has the Clean at Sephora stamp which means that there are none of the nasty fillers in Olaplex products. This is so important for your hair! Olaplex 9 is vegan, sulfate free, paraben free, gluten free, nut free, phosphate free and phthalte free.
Can you use Olaplex 9 on dry hair?
It is best to use Olaplex 9 after washing your hair and as your first styling product to ensure the product can treat each hair strand before you add any heavier styling products. To see the best results, use Olaplex 9 after washing your hair as the first styling product.
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