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OlaPlex No:3 Hair Perfector Review

Posted by Gin Mabey
on Aug 11, 2019

Olaplex No 3 Hair Perfector Review

OlaPlex No:3 Hair Perfector Review

The OlaPlex No:3 Hair Perfector has been on the market, and popular, for a long time. However, this review is for all of you out there who haven’t tried it and are wondering if it’s worth the cash!

What is it?

The OlaPlex No:3 Hair Perfector ($28) is a hair treatment/mask which you leave for at least 10 minutes before washing out. It’s designed to repair broken hair and give it a strong, healthy look and feel with fewer frizzy bits and scraggy split ends.

OlaPlex is a science-focused, evidence-based company, with a 3-step program designed to repair damaged hair. The OlaPlex No:3 Hair Perfector is, yes, the third and last step. I haven’t used the first two steps, but I’ll let you know when I do!

To use the Hair Perfector, you simply massage it into damp hair, leave for at least 10 minutes, then wash as normal.

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When and how I used it for the first time…

Here’s what I did:

  • I went to the gym for a circuit class until 7 pm
  • Came home (had to sit down…it was a brutal class)
  • Put my head under the kitchen faucet (yes, the kitchen, and yes, I wiped the sink
  • out afterward) and soaked my hair from root to tip
  • Towel-dried my hair
  • Smoothed a generous amount of OlaPlex No:3 onto my hair and massaged it
  • into my scalp and made sure to coat the ends
  • Twisted my hair into a bun
  • Made dinner, watched ‘Glee’ reruns and warded my Boston Terrier off my dinner, all the while my hair soaked in the mask for over an hour
  • Jumped into the shower, shampoo and conditioner, rinse, towel dry
  • Left my hair to air-dry before bed

What was my hair like after the first application?

Even when my hair was still damp, I could tell the mask had made a huge difference. It felt thicker, stronger, and more…cohesive, if that makes sense? There were no little runaway hairs straying from the crowd and creating a light layer of frizz. As my hair dried I could see that it was more voluminous than usual. This was exactly what I wanted! It had a more natural lift at the roots. It felt and looked fuller, with a little more body and movement. Yay!

I have naturally wavy hair, which veers closer to curly under the right circumstances. The OlaPlex No:3 didn’t make my hair curly, as such, but it did create deeper, more fuller waves which framed my face. I didn’t expect this result but I’m so stoked it happened!

One of the best aspects I have found is that my hair stays cleaner for longer. I’m currently sitting here with clean, voluminous hair on a Saturday morning. I used the Olaplex No:3 on Thursday night, and I honestly can’t see myself needing to wash my hair again until Monday. I don’t quite know how this works…but hey, I’m not about to question it!

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Will I keep using it, and repurchase when I run out?

Hands down, yes and yes.

I’m pretty lazy with my hair. I wash it then leave it to dry. I add a little dry shampoo when the roots are greasy, and spritz it with hair perfume when I remember to. I very rarely go to the hairdresser and I never get treatments done. Because of my fabulous shade of natural gingery-red, I have never dyed it.

Despite all of this, I really do want to have luscious, full, healthy hair without the effort. I find that the OlaPlex No:3 truly does work the way I want it to, and it’s easy. It’s not the cheapest product around, but for me, the results justify the cost.

Verdict

If you want something to make your hair look freshly-treated, freshly-cut, healthy, voluminous and with a little extra luster, I would recommend the OlaPlex No:3. Now, as previously mentioned, I am by NO means a hair expert, quite the opposite. But my experience with this particular product was a resounding success.

Have you tried Olaplex products? Let us know what you think of them down below!

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Gin is a beauty enthusiast with a passion for makeup she's had since kindergarten when she would raid her Mum's makeup drawer. When she's not playing with new products and writing about makeup, she's a theatre actress, director and producer.

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