The Ins and Outs of Olaplex No. 3

Olaplex is the kind of product that doesn’t come around very often. It’s a product that delivers on its promises and, more often than not, actually surpasses your expectations. 

But as with all things, we have to understand how it works for it to work effectively.

We might already know that OLAPLEX is a three step treatment, conveniently named No. 1 Bond Multiplier, No. 2 Bond Perfector and No. 3 Hair Perfector. A quick introduction to the three step treatment would be to say that OLAPLEX No. 1 and No. 2 is in-salon treatments and should be applied by your salon professional, either along with a treatment or as a fantastic stand-alone treatment.

This is where OLAPLEX No. 3 comes in – unlike the No. 1 and 2 you can take this product home and apply it in-between salon visits in order to maintain your hair’s health.



But, there are a few key points you have to keep in mind when it comes to OLAPLEX No. 3:


  • It is NOT a moisturiser or conditioner in any way – it is a hair treatment. So, please carry on using your normal shampoo and conditioner, while using No. 3 in addition to your normal daily routine.
  • OLAPLEX No. 3 is also not a stand-alone treatment by itself. It should be used in conjunction with No. 1 and 2 to maximise the effect it has on your hair.
  • We recommend you apply OLAPLEX No. 3 generously to your towel dried hair. Leave it on for at least 10 minutes, or more. The longer you leave it on, the more effective it is. (Kim K even sleeps with her No. 3 in)
  • OLAPLEX No. 3 should be applied at least once a week for a good result, although you can apply it as often as you think it is required.

Another thing to remember about OLAPLEX is that it is not a hair lighting agent, but rather a hair treatment. While it might not make your hair blonder, it will protect your hair during the process of getting it blonde. OLAPLEX is free of silicone, sulphates, phthalates, DEA, aldehydes, gluten, and it is never tested on animals.

Olaplex is truly a hair-saving product and can restore your hair back to its former glory or even better that it has ever been. It gives you the freedom to explore different styles and techniques with your hair, without the fear or damaging it.  You can now buy OLAPLEX No. 3 online, from our official retailers, but if you prefer, you can still stock up on your No. 3 from your favourite salon. Either way, you should make a plan to get your hands on this bottle of magic, today!