Get to Know: Olaplex


In the world of hair there are big brands, and then there are cult brands. 

There’s no denying Olaplex the cult status of Olaplex - which has led directly to the huge operation that the brand is today - a proudly independent brand operating in over 100 countries with over 100 patents to its name. 

It’s not a celebrity endorsement that has made Olaplex so successful - instead, its ambassadors are the world’s best colourists.

It’s the power of the science that landed these products in the hans of professionals in salons across the globe - their products really truly work! Forming a new category of haircare now known as “bond building”, Olaplex’s grassroots approach to haircare begins with the strength of each bond.

No matter your hair type, you stand to benefit from the Olaplex approach to hair.

Let’s begin with the product that changed the way we approach hair treatment! The Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector 250ml is your weekly at-home gift from the gods. Designed to be used prior to shampooing, this break-through product is a mask that directly targets your hair’s bonds to repair damaged hair compromised by the use of heat tools, the environment, or whatever naughty hair habits you have.

It’s recommended to leave this in for at least ten minutes, but there’s no harm in longer! We’ve even heard of customers sleeping with it in overnight, but Olaplex are the first to say that after 30-45 minutes, the benefits to your hair plateau. Just wash it out and get a good night’s sleep, alright.

Here’s your post shower leave-in treatment, and one we personally love! When applied to towel-dried hair, the Olaplex No. 6 Bond Smoother 100ml smooths out your frizzy bits by hydrating and sealing the cuticle.

It’s ideally applied to mid lengths and ends, but if you have coarser hair, it doesn’t hurt to apply it to wherever you frizz out!

This one confirms the fact that not all hair oils are created equal. The Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Oil 30ml is pure multi-purpose magic! Apply it to damp hair, dry hair, coloured hair, curls… we could go on! Smoothing and detangling, decreasing frizz and taming flyaways, it’s a perfect winner and ideal for travel too.

Possibly best of all though is the heat protection it provides! Protecting your locks up to 230 degrees is no mean feat, but slick a little of this beauty on before you style with heat tools and reap the benefits of safely styled hair. Your future self will thank you.

Love a mask? Here’s a post wash option for the traditionalists who don’t need anyone meddling with their routine! Include the Olaplex No.8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask 100ml in your routine fr a dose of strengthening moisture to the driest hair.

Leave it on for ten minutes before styling as usual.

Here’s one for the serum lovers. The Olaplex No. 9 Bond Protector Nourishing Hair Serum 90ml is another heat-protecting product ready to give you bang for your buck. Anti-static and made for all hair types, it boasts style memory for bounceback curls, and promises to deliver soft satin shine.

This fits into your styling routine as the first product to apply to damp hair, so use it on your hair washing days, as well as any other time you might need an extra dose of protection!

This one’s ready to strip your hair back to basics - without stripping the good stuff! The Olaplex No. 4C Bond Maintenance Clarifying Shampoo 250ml is designed to remove the yucky build-up that gets in your way of truly clean locks and easy styling. Just sub it in for your Shampoo, either regularly, or when your locks are looking extra heavy and lacklustre! Let’s bring back the lightness and shine.

If you’d prefer to think less or simply want to treat someone you love to the Olaplex goodness you already know and love, the Olaplex Hair Rescue Kit is the solution. Providing you with the staples that are No.3, No.4 and No.5, plus the revolutionary new No.0 Intensive Bond Building Treatment, this is the foolproof system to achieve stronger, healthier hair.

At Salon Style, there’s no hiding our love for Olaplex. Pushing the envelope when it comes to deep hair repair, Olaplex’s focus on strengthening hair’s bonds does wonders for reducing breakage, protecting it from further damage, and overall encouraging a strong, luscious head of hair.

Put them to the test!

Zoe Evans

She knows what works, and that's what she loves. She is a hair and beauty ̶a̶d̶d̶i̶c̶t̶ enthusiast. She researches this stuff for fun on a Saturday night.