How to do an AT-HOME Olaplex treatment
Updated: Feb 7, 2022
This treatment is for you if your hair is in need of some texture, strength, and repair.
The in-salon treatment uses different Olaplex products that are not available to non-professionals. Book one with your favorite stylist for some added greatness.
This is a state-of-the-art kind of treatment. If you want to know more about the OLAPLEX company and its technology, check out the “What is Olaplex? “ blog in the blog library.
This treatment can be done once a week. If you have damaged hair, they recommend 2-3 times per week. I highly suggest performing this treatment before getting your color service done.
Olaplex No. 3 was one of the first 3 products released in 2014. You can do an Olaplex treatment with the No.3 alone. The Olaplex No. 3 has the same active ingredient (Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate) as the rest of the Olaplex system.
The Olaplex No.0 is like putting No. 3 on steroids. It intensifies repair. The No. 0 provides 68% more repair and it's three times stronger when correctly used together with the No. 3. Think of this step as the primer.
"OLAPLEXNº. 0 contains the highest dose of patented OLAPLEX technology of any take-home product." - OLAPLEX
This treatment should be done before you wash your hair.
Step 1: Fully saturate your hair with No.0 on dry hair. Apply from roots to ends. I like to use a brush to help me fully saturate. If you're only using No.3. Wet hair with water. Apply on damp towel-dried hair
If you feel your hair has a lot of product buildup or is very oily, do a light shampoo first.
Step 2: WAIT 10 minutes.
Step 3: Apply No.3 to each section of your hair. Apply from roots to ends. It’s a small bottle but a little goes a long way.
Step 4: Wait at least 10 min before rinsing out. I like to put this in before doing my house cleaning. The longer the better. Use a shampoo cap so it doesn’t dry up.
Step 5: Shampoo and condition like normal. Bonus if using Olaplex No.4 & No.5
Bonus Step: After shampoo. Use No.8 mask for moisture. This reparative mask also adds shine and smoothness.