Could Olaplex No.3 treatment be a 4c hair saviour?
Olaplex has been gaining a lot of traction ever since it was Kim K praise it for saving hair when she dyed platinum blond in 2017. Olaplex 1 and 2 is a two part salon treatment for hair that is coloured, lightened, permed or relaxed. Olaplex 3 is the weekly at home treatment that is used to continue the rebuilding of hair after using the salon treatment. Over the last year or so a lot of relaxed hair youtube bloggers talking about improvements in hair since adding Olaplex 1,2 and 3 to their hair reguime. I thought I’d try it.
Olaplex was by two top polymer and materials scientists Dr. Craig Hawker and Dr. Eric Pessly , neither have a background in hairdressing but after learning about damage on hair caused by chemical processes they created Olaplex to help. It is described a bond treatment not a conditioner. Using Bis-Aminopropyl Diglcol Dimaleate.it strengthen the bonds along the hair shaft. I found this hair post by Michelle from Lab Muffin that explaining the how chemicals work in simple manner.
After doing a bit of research, I decided to try Olaplex 3. My hair is natural 4c hair; although I do use a dark brown semi permanent box dye once every 3 month, it doesn’t justify getting the salon treatment.
So is Olaplex 4c hair saviour? Yes. My gosh-yes! After the first treatment I noticed may 4C hair was easier to style and looked so healthy. One bottle finished and my hair had changed, less breakage and shredding; my braid/twist out were more defined. Now I can wear my hair out more often without fear of excess shedding or breakage, which is what I wanted. I tend to use it every 2 to 4 weeks because it is a very powerful treatment
The only con is the cost. I can only get two treatments out the 100ml bottles and at £25-32 it is expensive, but so worth it.