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Olaplex - do i hit purchase....or not?

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birdseeder Wed 03-Feb-21 21:05:58

I have in my basket a bundle for No. 0, 3, & 6.
Never used it before but feel like treating myself.
My hair is quite frizzy....will this be a godsend?

Should i checkout?!

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JoannaDory Wed 03-Feb-21 21:10:25

I was underwhelmed TBH

Pippa234 Wed 03-Feb-21 21:12:16

I've got 345 I prefer the shampoo and conditioner (4 and 5 )to the treatment one.
I have noticed a difference in my hair.

Embarrasedaf Wed 03-Feb-21 21:15:48

How much is the bundle? My honest thoughts are that 3 is worth it but I could leave 0 and 6.

I have experience with all 3 products.

3 makes a difference - I have used it for years

0 is a faff to apply, and I believe is reliant on you always using it with 3. I haven’t really noticed much difference since using it

6 is okay, it smells nice but otherwise it’s just a generic leave in conditioner/serum sort of product. I never reach for it any more as so many other products are similar

Embarrasedaf Wed 03-Feb-21 21:17:00

Also why is your hair frizzy? If it’s not heat/colour damaged you’ll see a minimal difference.

If it’s just dry, a good conditioning mask be more of a “godsend”

birdseeder Wed 03-Feb-21 21:18:24

£66 on Look Fantastic, as they sent me a 20% off code? Would have been £78...

So you recommend just 3, is that the once a week leave in?

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Scarydinosaurs Wed 03-Feb-21 21:18:31

I noticed no difference.

Aveda leave in conditioner (green squeeze tube) was pretty good.

Nothing beats a salon keratin smoothing treatment.

Marinaloves Wed 03-Feb-21 21:18:52

I felt meh about it. But I’m a bit rubbish at using things properly!
The best thing my hairdresser ever said to me and that has made a difference is using heat protector spray. Doesn’t matter which one. Just use any!

birdseeder Wed 03-Feb-21 21:20:30

Embarrasedaf

Also why is your hair frizzy? If it’s not heat/colour damaged you’ll see a minimal difference.

If it’s just dry, a good conditioning mask be more of a “godsend”

Frizz is mostly because my hair is trying to be curly, but its quite rubbish at achieving the curl lol

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Embarrasedaf Wed 03-Feb-21 21:21:24

I say use the 20% off code on just 3 and see how you get on!

From there you can decide whether you want to try the rest of the range. I prefer the olaplex shampoo and conditioner (4 &5) to 0 and 6 by the way. I also really like the oil!

nothingcanhurtmewithmyeyesshut Wed 03-Feb-21 21:22:44

I had more difference with L'Oréal Dream Lengths hair mask for a fiver. Used it 3 times a week, went very sleek.

Embarrasedaf Wed 03-Feb-21 21:22:51

Ohh if it’s not damaged than Olaplex won’t do much, look into the Kerastase hair masks instead!

If you do go for Olaplex, get the shampoo/conditioner/#3 gift set instead as better suited for your hair

birdseeder Wed 03-Feb-21 21:25:04

Embarrasedaf

Ohh if it’s not damaged than Olaplex won’t do much, look into the Kerastase hair masks instead!

If you do go for Olaplex, get the shampoo/conditioner/#3 gift set instead as better suited for your hair

Ah ok, i will look at those too

TBH i just keep seeing people recommend it i thought i "need" it lol...im such a sucker

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LemonSqueezy0 Wed 03-Feb-21 21:27:44

Olaplex 3 was good for my hair. I didn't like the shampoo or conditioner especially. I got a trial size kit with most of them in. I then got a limited edition large bottle of 3 after. Apparently the superdrug version is cheaper and good quality.

Embarrasedaf Wed 03-Feb-21 21:28:56

I know! It’s not your fault - I feel like everyone hypes Olaplex into being something it’s not!

The conditioner (#5) would make the largest difference to your hair - it will give some much needed moisture and shine. It’s a good product but any good hair mask/conditioner will do the same.

Housing101 Wed 03-Feb-21 21:29:11

I did find it helped the last time I had some bleach added. By my hairdresser. I don't think it would be something I'd do at home.

ButterflyBitch Wed 03-Feb-21 21:30:25

I tried olaplex 3? I think. The treatment you put on before washing. Wasn’t overly impressed. Was expecting a miracle and didn’t get it. I’ve just done Philip Kingsley for 45 mins on my hair before washing and squished some of my hair oil on after and it was a lot less frizzy than after the olaplex. My hair is very very frizzy though.

Youranus Wed 03-Feb-21 21:31:04

All beauty have a trial size box of 3,4,5 and 6 for £21.

Mrstwiddle Wed 03-Feb-21 21:32:55

I really like Olaplex 6, 3 is good too, but if I had to choose one, it would be 6.

Embarrasedaf Wed 03-Feb-21 21:33:59

Youranus

All beauty have a trial size box of 3,4,5 and 6 for £21.

I’d try this OP

LizBennet Wed 03-Feb-21 21:35:17

I was underwhelmed with it too really.

inmylifeIlovedthemall Wed 03-Feb-21 21:35:49

Very underwhelmed here. It left my hair slightly sticky and my scalp uncomfortable.

Polyxena Wed 03-Feb-21 21:38:20

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LexxaM Wed 03-Feb-21 21:40:10

I have Olaplex at the moment. It’s good but I found Aussie SOS Shampoo and conditioner much better.

IloveStrawberrylaces Wed 03-Feb-21 22:01:02

Have you tried the curly girl method as the techniques used may improve the condition of your hair. Trying to make hair that naturally wants to be curly straight can make hair dry and frizzy

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