I Used Olaplex Every Day for a Week & Here’s What Happened

Today I would like to tell you about my experience with the Olaplex hair restoration line. I made an experiment: I have been using Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector everyday for a week. No.3 is the main and most popular product of the entire line.

Olaplex No.3 was the first product on the market for home use. Number 3 means that it is the third in the steps of care: the first two are salon products used in the bleaching process.

What is it for and how to use Olaplex No.3?

This Hair Perfector is intended for hair damaged by bleaching, lightening or heat styling. It restores damaged disulfide micro bonds in the depths of the hair and also prevents their destruction with subsequent chemical exposure.

Why does it work?

The main component of Olaplex products and patented substance is Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate. A molecule with maleate ions at both ends restores and prevents the destruction of disulfide micro bonds, tightly holds hair scales together, and restores integrity.

This component is patented and can be used only by Olaplex, BUT a few years ago there was an unpleasant story with this patent and L’oreal. L’oreal eventually used similar technology in a lot of their products. Although the maleic acid which is used in L’oreal’s products has similar properties, the original component Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate is only available at Olaplex.

The effect:

When you rinse the product off, the hair is like silk. When I tried Olaplex No.3 for the first time, I was hoping that I would see something unique, that my hair will be like never before, but after washing with shampoo and balm I did not see a big difference. The hair was softer and less frizzy, but no major change.

But recently I gave Olaplex No.3 a second chance and bought a set. And here we go! The product has surprised me! After applying the entire line, the hair became smoother and denser.

However, my hair was really dry and damaged, so I decided to try using Olaplex No.3 everyday for a week. I was even more surprised! I can tell that fragility, the porosity and fluffiness of my hair decreased, so I began to cut them less often, since this was no longer necessary. I do not have problems with split ends! The only drawback is that the product is not cheap and the bottle is a bit too small for long hair.

In general, I do like Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector. It gives not just a visual improvement, but heals the hair from the inside, repairs damage, gradually reducing fragility. Unfortunately, with my brittle hair, I did not feel its effect immediately. Using it everyday for a week really helped me to see the difference. So, if you do not see immediate change, give it a try and purchase a set.