Learn everything you need to know about Olaplex hair perfector treatment, Olaplex bond smoother, Olaplex intense moisture mask, and Olaplex bonding oil with these Olaplex reviews. I’ve included Olaplex 3 before and after pictures as well as Olaplex 6 before and after pictures. Find out if Olaplex is worth it in this detailed Olaplex review.
I have also included an Olaplex coupon code and all the details below.
I’m answering all your Olaplex questions. I included a section on Olaplex 3 v 6 as that is my most asked question. You’ll find all my thoughts on Olaplex 3 and 6 below.
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.
What does Olaplex do to your hair?
The patented active chemistry in Olaplex haircare works on a tiny molecular level to repair damage that has been caused by chemical, thermal, and mechanical damage. The Olaplex products are little bottles of magic that actually produce very noticeable results, even after one wash using the Olaplex hair perfector, Olaplex bond smoother and Olaplex bonding oil. You can also see my Olaplex before and after below.
I have a LOT of hair so used to get a lot of salon treatments (which are costly). Due to the current environment, I have been unable to go to a salon. I wanted to try an at home hair care treatment that worked just like a salon treatment and I found it! Olaplex gives salon results for less money – win win!
When my hair feels good, I feel good, so having a hair treatment that works is so important for me.
I love right after using Olaplex hair perfector, Olaplex bond smoother and Olaplex bonding oil, when my hair is so bouncy, shiny and full. Using Olaplex and the results makes me so happy! I also love the smell of Olaplex – just like a salon treatment!
I get lots of questions on Olaplex and wanted to address some Olaplex myths out there. You can find out 6 Olaplex myths that you need to know here.
What Olaplex Products are in my Olaplex Reviews?
I tried have tried all Olaplex products and have used them for years at this point to give you honest Olaplex reviews. I have been using:
- Olaplex 3 Olaplex Hair Perfector Treatment
- Olaplex 6 Olaplex Bond Smoother
- Olaplex 7 Olaplex Bond Oil
- Olaplex 8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask
In my Olaplex reviews, I will:
- describe each of the Olaplex products that I tried
- tell you about my Olaplex results
- let you know how to use Olaplex
- give my opinion on if Olaplex is worth it
- show you my olaplex before and after pictures
I’m going to first list my Olaplex 3 review, then my Olaplex 6 review, Olaplex 7 and Olaplex 8 review as that’s the exact order I use these Olaplex products.
If you are wondering about Olaplex 3 vs 6 or even the difference between Olaplex 3 and 6, then I have a guide above 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 3 vs 6, 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 8 vs 3, can be a little confusing. Keep reading for the link to download the guide.
Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector Review
Olaplex Hair Perfector is the global bestseller for Olaplex and I am definitely not surprised. If you are picking one hair product to treat yourself to, then I would choose Olaplex 3 hair treatment.
Olaplex 3 Hair Perfector is an at-home hair treatment that reduces breakage and visibly strengthens hair. This Olaplex treatment isn’t a conditioner or a replacement for a conditioner.
Olaplex 3 will restore your hair’s healthy appearance and texture by repairing damage and protecting hair structure. My hair’s overall look and feel definitely improved after using Olaplex Hair Perfector.
How to Use Olaplex 3 Hair Perfector
Apply Olaplex 3 BEFORE washing your hair. Apply Olaplex Hair Perfector to damp hair from root to tip and leave on for at least ten minutes. I left Olaplex 3 on for longer as I was trying out some new skin care products and masks at the same time (pamper night!) Rinse Olaplex 3 from hair, then shampoo & condition as normal.
When to use Olaplex 3 Hair Perfector
Use Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector once per week or twice per week for damaged hair. I have been using Olaplex No. 3 once per week and this is enough for me.
I highly recommend this Olaplex Treatment for noticeable results after just one wash. See my Olaplex 3 before and after results below.
I began using Olaplex 3 Hair Perfector in early March 2020.
One bottle of Olaplex Hair Perfector has lasted me so many washes. Only a small amount of Olaplex 3 is needed for one hair treatment. I try to do the Olaplex 3 treatment weekly and apply about 10-30 minutes before I am going in the shower to wash my hair. You can see my Olaplex 3 before and after photos below.
Hope you enjoy your Olaplex 3 treatment. I highly recommend enjoying a face mask in the bathroom, some spa music and making it a little treat night for yourself when you are using Olaplex hair perfector. I have included details below on Olaplex 3 and 6 along with the differences.
As you can see below from my Olaplex reviews and my Olaplex 3 before and after pictures, Olaplex 3 is a really great at home hair treatment.
Below, I am going to detail my review on Olaplex 6 Bond Smoother, Olaplex 7 Bonding Oil, and Olaplex 8 Intense Moisture Mask. While these definitely are amazing products for using after you wash your hair, Olaplex No. 3 can be used alone to get amazing results. Olaplex 6 and Olaplex 7 are like the icing and cherry on the top 🙂
Popular Question: Which is better Olaplex No. 3 vs 6 or should you invest in both Olaplex 3 and 6?
As I mentioned above in my Olaplex 3 review, if you are only buying one product, I would buy Olaplex 3. The results from Olaplex Hair Perfector are amazing. Olaplex No 6 is also a really great product as you can tell from my Olaplex 6 review below, however, I always see most results from hair treatments.
If you are wondering about Olaplex 3 or 6, then pick Olaplex 3 and if you love the results. Treat yourself to Olaplex 6 at a later point if you only want to buy one Olaplex product now. The Olaplex products work amazingly as a system, however, Olaplex 3 will definitely show you results if used on it’s own.
When deciding whether to buy Olaplex No. 3 or No. 6, it is important to note that Olaplex 3 is used before you wash your hair as a treatment. Olaplex 6 is used after you wash your hair and you leave it on like a styling product.
Olaplex 6 protects your hair after you wash it where as Olaplex 3 really repairs the hair before washing. As you can see Olaplex 3 and 6 are both very helpful.
For best results, you can use both Olaplex No. 3 and No. 6. If you are choosing between Olaplex 3 or 6, go with Olaplex 3 to really repair damage prior to washing.
In summary, if you are looking into which to buy Olaplex 3 or 6, then go with Olaplex 3 first!
For more in depth detail about Olaplex 3 vs 6 or even the difference between Olaplex 3 and 6, then I have a guide that you can download for free above, that will tell you everything you need to know in minutes.
In the free guide, I go through Olaplex 3 vs 6, 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 8 vs 3, can be a little confusing. See above for the link to this free guide.
I get lots of questions on Olaplex and wanted to address some Olaplex myths out there. You can find out 6 Olaplex myths that you need to know here. One of the Olaplex myths relates to Olaplex 3 in particular.
You can buy Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector here to say goodbye to damaged and dry hair.
Olaplex before and after photos
These photos are Olaplex 3 before and after, Olaplex 6 before and after photos and Olaplex 7 before and after photos as I used all 3 products on this day)
Olaplex No. 6 Bond Smoother Review
Olaplex No. 6 Bond Smoother is a leave-in reparative styling cream that you use after washing your hair. The creamy styling product protects all hair types including colored and chemically treated hair.
Olaplex 6 packs MANY benefits including strengthens, hydrates, moisturizes, and speeds up blow-dry times. Olaplex Bond Smoother is also great for smoothing and eliminating frizz and flyaways for up to 72 hours.
Olaplex 6 is very light, creamy & only a little of Olaplex Bond Smoother is needed for results. You can see my Olaplex 6 before and after pictures above.
How to use Olaplex 6 Bond Smoother
Apply a very small amount of Olaplex Bond Smoother to your hair from mid-length to ends & comb through with your fingers or using a comb. I just need a little bit of Olaplex Bond Smoother to hold my curls in place until the next wash.
I put a small pump of Olaplex 6 in my hand and rub the Bond Smoother between my hands to spread evenly throughout my hair. I use scrunching motions to apply Olaplex 6 to my curls, rather than dragging through my hair.
If you have straight hair, you can run Olaplex 6 straight through with your fingers as us curly ladies need to think about the frizz factor with the curls.
The results speak for themselves in my Olaplex 6 before and after images above.
When to use Olaplex 6 Bond Smoother
Apply Olaplex 6 Bond Smoother AFTER you wash your hair. Olaplex 6 Bond Smoother lasts up to 72 hours so I only use Olaplex 6 after washing my hair. You can also use Olaplex 6 on dry hair as a top up between washes.
Olaplex 6 is definitely a product that is worth it for really strengthening hair and repairing any damage. Olaplex 3 and 6 both smell amazing. Olaplex 6 is an amazing product and as you can see, the Olaplex 6 before and after photos, above, really show it.
As I mentioned in my Olaplex 3 review above, if you are interested in buying both Olaplex 3 and 6 – go for it! Olaplex is definitely worth it. If you are wondering whether to invest in Olaplex No 3 vs No 6, I definitely would go with Olaplex 3.
See the above photos for my Olaplex 6 before and after pictures. Look at the curl definition!
For Olaplex 6 vs 7, see my free guide above where I go through everything in detail on whether you should buy Olaplex 6 vs 7.
Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Oil Review
Apply a small amount of Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Oil to damp or dry hair, style as desired. I also apply a few drops of Olaplex bonding oil between washes to give more shine.
How to use Olaplex bonding oil
Olaplex Bonding Oil can be used daily on wet and dry hair, or before styling with heat. I use Olaplex 7 every three days or so. To give you context on how long this bottle of Olaplex 7 lasts, I have been using the same bottle for a year.
You will have your bottle of Olaplex Bonding Oil for months and months. If you use heat on your hair by drying or styling, Olaplex 7 is a great heat protector. Olaplex Bonding Oil is so good for protecting and repairing.
You know that shine after the hair dressers when your hair looks all sleek and glossy?! This is the shine you will have after Olaplex 7 Bonding Oil.
Olaplex No. 7 before and after
See the above photos for my Olaplex No. 7 before and after pictures. Look at the shine & curl definition!
Olaplex 6 and 7
Another question that I am asked a lot is about Olaplex 6 vs 7. Can you use Olaplex 6 and 7 together? Which should I buy Olaplex 6 and 7 or Olaplex 6 or 7? How are Olaplex 6 and 7 different?
Olaplex 7 is an oil v Olaplex 6 which is a creamy consistency. I find Olaplex 6 really keeps frizz away for me and keeps my hair hydrated. I use Olaplex 7 to add a shine to my hair.
If you are choosing between Olaplex 6 or 7, I would choose Olaplex 6. I love using Olaplex 6 and 7 together by mixing a few drops of Olaplex 7 into Olaplex 6. It also smells amazing. If both Olaplex 6 and 7 are above your budget, then I recommend Olaplex 6.
For all the details on Olaplex 6 vs 7, download my free guide above, where I have a chart included showing the differences between Olaplex 6 and 7.
I get lots of questions on Olaplex and wanted to address some Olaplex myths out there. You can find out 6 Olaplex myths that you need to know here.
Olaplex 3 and 7
Seems I get a lot of questions on is Olaplex worth it and which Olaplex products should I buy, I wanted to include this comparison between Olaplex 3 and 7.
Olaplex 3 is a pre wash treatment where as Olaplex 7 is a styling product used for shine, strength and heat protection. If you are choosing between Olaplex 3 and 7, I would choose Olaplex 3.
To me Olaplex 3 is the hero product and you must first treat and repair your hair before you go thinking of adding styling protects. It is however, so important to have a heat protectant such as Olaplex 7 so make sure you are caring for your hair if using heat tools.
In short, Olaplex 3 v 7, choose 3 if you have to choose between them.
You can purchase Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Oil here.
Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Oil has lasted me ages, even after several year of using it, so it is something you can invest in now and have for months and months to come.
Olaplex No. 8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask Review
Olaplex 8 is the newest addition to my Olaplex reviews. I have been trying out all the other Olaplex products so was so excited to add this Olaplex 8 review.
Overall, I loved this mask a lot and highly recommend using it weekly to restore your hair. My curls were so defined after using it. Olaplex 8 has the patented OLAPLEX Bond Building technology.
Olaplex 8 is a highly concentrated 4-in-1 reparative mask that adds shine & body while providing intense moisture to treat damaged hair.
How to use Olaplex 8
Olaplex 8 will replace your regular hair treatment. Apply Olaplex 8 to clean, damp hair mid-length to ends. Use Olaplex 8 AFTER shampooing and use sparingly on the roots. Work Olaplex 8 through with fingers.
Leave Olaplex 8 on for 10 minutes. Rinse fully and style as usual. Olaplex 8 is unique in that it absorbs into your hair and does not sit on top like traditional masks. As a result of this, a little of Olaplex 8 goes a long way.
Use 1-2 pumps of Olaplex 8 for fine or shoulder length hair and use 3 pumps of Olaplex 8 for thick or longer hair. You can see how much hair I have and I use three pumps of Olaplex 8.
How is Olaplex 8 different to other Olaplex and Olaplex 3 v 8?
This is the first Olaplex product that is a mask. Olaplex 3 is a pre shampoo wash and Olaplex 6 and 7 are post wash styling products. This was one product that I was really looking forward to that met my expectations.
I love using Olaplex 8 and am definitely going to continue using it along with my other Olaplex products. I would recommend both Olaplex 3 and 8. If you have to choose between Olaplex 3 or 8, then I would choose any of them as they both work to really repair the hair.
For more in depth detail about Olaplex 3 vs 8 or even the difference between Olaplex 3 vs 8, 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.
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Overall summary of my Olaplex reviews
I recommend treating yourself as I loved Olaplex products and am still loving the results. My sister introduced Olaplex to me a few years ago when she asked for the Olaplex range as her Christmas gift. She also gives raving Olaplex reviews. She has blonde highlights and this is a product that has also worked wonders for her.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I buy Olaplex?
I have linked all the Olaplex products throughout this blog post. Save money or get a free gift with my Olaplex discount codes.
Is Olaplex worth it?
Yes, I believe Olaplex is worth it. Taking care of your hair is worth every penny and Olaplex 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 hair care is worth it. Buying Olaplex to use at home is also far cheaper than going to the salon for a treatment.
Who can use Olaplex?
Olaplex is for all hair types. We all have hair bonds no matter the length, color or style of our hair. Olaplex products act to repair these bonds and treat damaged hair.
Olaplex 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 for use at home?
Yes. Salons around the world use Olaplex to treat clients. These products are easy and safe to use at home. See above Olaplex reviews of each product for directions on how to use each Olaplex product at home.
Is Olaplex clean, vegan & cruelty free?
YES! Olaplex has the Clean at Sephora stamp which means that there are none of the nasty fillers in these products. This is so important for your hair!
Olaplex is vegan, sulfate free, paraben free, gluten free, nut free, phosphate free and phthalte free.
Are there other Olaplex Products in the Olaplex hair range?
Yes, Olaplex No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo & Olaplex No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner are best sellers also.
If you can invest in these also, you are going to see amazing results. I use all of the Olaplex products. These are great products to invest in also!
Hope you enjoyed my Olaplex reviews on Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector, Olaplex No. 6 Bond Smoother, Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Oil and Olaplex No. 8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask.
Thank you to Olaplex for gifting me Olaplex products. I have since bought many and truly believe in Olaplex results.