Once upon a time there were damaged hair treatments that you could only get at a salon: Olaplex No.1 and No.2. Today, the at-home version of the in-salon hair treatment is available thanks to the Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector.
The professional-only products, Olaplex 1 and 2, repair broken disulphide bonds, which are responsible for holding together the keratin fibers that make up your hair. Through the process of dying or bleaching, these bonds can break and need to be rebuilt. That’s where No. 1 and No. 2 come in: they rebuild the bonds while your hair is being lifted or processed.
The at-home treatment, Olaplex No.3 is also designed to prevent and repair damage that comes along with dyeing or bleaching but is used AFTER you’ve already colored your hair. While most at-home “treatments” are masks used instead of a conditioner, Olaplex No.3 is used before you wash your hair. Just comb the product through unwashed, towel-dried hair, let it sit for 10 minutes before rinsing, shampooing and conditioning per usual.
The result? The bond-building technology repairs and restores damaged hair caused by chemical services, heat damage, and the environment to its healthiest state, eliminating frizz, split ends, dull color, dryness, and thinning. These results are permanent until the bonds are broken again, allowing you to safely style your hair.