17 Apr Olaplex 4&5 review
We have finally got the long awaited Olaplex shampoo and conditioner in to trial before deciding whether to have it in the salon to use on clients.. and whether it is worth the hype!
We did the full service to make sure we got the full effects of the Olaplex treatment..
Step one and two is something we offer in salon as a stand alone treatment or alongside your cut and colour services. I personally swear by the Olaplex No.1 & 2 as I have vibrant coloured hair and maintaining my hair health is very important to me and I personally do not like to use bleach without the protection of Olaplex. Olaplex helps to repair the damaged hair bonds from the inside. I always thought the metaphor I was given for Olaplex makes what it does so much easier to understand; imagine your hair is a ladder and the chemical and environmental influences has caused the runs of the ladder to break, Olaplex helps to rebuild the runs and make the ladder strong and stable again.
Step 2 is the Olaplex No.2, this is applied on top of the No.1. You can get the No. 3 which is an at home treatment. but for this particular treatment we went No.1, 2, 4 & 5. You do not wash out the No. 1 before applying the No.2 and you leave them on working together like a little blanket of goodness!!
On to these final steps.. the shampoo and conditioner, (Olaplex No. 4 and 5). I have to say, on first impression, the smell was absolutely delicious. The smell is a very summery sweet tropical scent, similar to Starbursts (or Opal Fruits for those oldies among us). The Shampoo and conditioner are both sulphate free, so perfect for those who have coloured hair or have Keratin treatments. What is also amazing, and I’m glad that Olaplex are being considerate of everyones needs, they’re vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, and color safe! YESSSS finally!!!!
The shampoo lathered up nicely, which is rare with the sulphate free shampoos. The conditioner was quite thick in consistancy, which initially Jess found hard to comb through. However once she had started to comb it through, it easily just sliped through the comb!
When drying my hair there were no tangles whatsoever!! It dried like an absolute dream!!!!!! My hair was so soft and silky, and my hair of late had been starting to feel a bit dry and knotted really easily.
I am so impressed with it. After one use it has left my hair noticeably softer, shiny and less tangly. I will definitely be buying some. It is a little pricey but I think it is totaly worth the money!!